Picture Pick FriYAY: Washington State, Highway 2

Happy FriYAY everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. This week I’m featuring a few more photos from Miles’ hike. These were also taken off of Highway 2 in Washington State.

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Have a wonderful weekend. I hope to “see” everyone at Sunday Social this week, where we can share our blogs and build our community.♥

-Rachel McKee

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Picture Pick FriYAY!: Washington State Highway 2

Good morning friends,

Not much new to report here. I’ve been a little MIA this week. I have to blame HBO’s Westworld for being such an intriguing distraction.

I will be hosting Sunday Social here again this Sunday. (For the record on the Sundays where I know I will be busy IRL, I cancel Sunday Social.) I just want to make sure I can engage with my guests and not just drop a post. I will try to post a cancellation message on the Sundays that I cannot host.

For Picture FriYAY I chose some photos that Miles took on his hike at Steven’s Pass. Most of the images are from the drive up (and down). They were taken on Highway 2.

Have a wonderful weekend, I hope to see you all on Sunday.♥

-Rachel

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Washington Woods
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Highway 2 Washington State
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Deception Falls Washington State
Deception Falls Washington State
Deception Falls Washington State

Picture Pick FriYAY: Snohomish, WA

Good morning readers,

I’m currently typing one-handed while holding Hayden with the other. (Please excuse typos.)

I also caught the cold that I have been dodging for weeks. Seems like everyone has been sick.

Luckily, I can still host a virtual party without serving my germs as a party favor. I hope you can attend Sunday Social this week, even just to “pop in” for a few minutes. I can’t tell you how much fun SS has been for me! If you can’t make it, don’t worry, you can stop by again next week.

The photos featured today were taken in the photogenic farmlands, and river valley of Snohomish, Washington State.

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Washington State

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If you would like to see more of Miles’ photography you can visit his Instagram account.

Have a wonderful weekend readers.♥

-Rachel

 

 

Picture Pick FriYAY: Seattle, WA

Happy FriYAY!

Miles took these from the rooftop of The Mediterranean Inn. (Where we stayed in Seattle.) The room was pretty inexpensive, the staff was great, and it was in a good location. The rooms were a bit on the small side and dated, but really not bad for the price of staying downtown.

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Seattle

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of adventure or rest (depending on what you need most)!

-Rachel McKee

Picture Pick FriYAY: Blue Sky and Powder

Good morning and happy FriYAY!

Today’s pictures are of Miles’ ski adventure with his brother Alex at Steven’s Pass in Washington State.

They hiked uphill with a special material attached to their skis that grips the snow. This form of skiing is called skinning.

Miles has been much more active on his Instagram account. This week his picture was shared on a pretty large Instagram account called The Clymb, so that was exciting for us!

Skiing Steven's Pass Washington State

Skiing Steven's Pass Washington State

Skiing Steven's Pass Washington State

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Rachel

Picture Pick FriYAY: Washington Winter

I hope everyone is having a cozy winter, and you are all recovering from the bustle of the holidays. Does everyone have New Year’s Eve plans? Miles and I are going to enjoy a quiet evening at home with the kids.

I have compiled a few of Miles’ photos that he has taken this winter.

If you would like to see more of Miles’ photography please visit his Instagram account: @milesmckeephoto.

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Hayden and I doing a little Christmas shopping. She is 4.5 months old now!
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Skyline Ridge, Steven’s Pass, Washington State.
Skyline Ridge Washington State
Skyline Ridge, Steven’s Pass, Washington State
Skyline Ridge Washington State
Skyline Ridge, Steven’s Pass, Washington State
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Winter Solstice Reflection Walk.
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Zeus on the loose. Christmas morning.
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Home for the holidays. This is my mother’s house where I grew up in Orting, Wa. I’m standing on the dike of the river.
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My river, my church. Carbon River, Orting, Wa.
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Carbon River, Orting, Washington.
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Carbon River, Orting, Washington.

Picture Pick FriYAY: Pumpkin Patch

Last week our family visited a local pumpkin patch. I’m amazed at how much there is to do at a pumpkin patch now. I remember going as a kid and there were normally animals and pumpkins and that was about it. Now there are slides, and duck races (rubber AND real ducks)! The corn mazes are huge and elaborate. Some scary, some educational. There are corn kernel pits and blow up jump toys. It’s wonderful that people have made pumpkin patches so trendy, they are the greatest thing to happen for local farmers since the novelty of Christmas tree farms.

Here are some pictures from our pumpkin patch adventure this year. Miles and I took turns with the camera so these pictures are a mix of our varying talent.

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Happy Friday everyone.

-Rachel

 

Picture Pick FriYAY: Hood Canal, Wa

Hi ladies and gents,

I hope everyone is falling cozily into the season. I’m getting tons of baby snuggles and toddler kisses… as well as meltdowns and projectile vomit. All par for the course right?

Anyway I was going through pictures and found these photos from Miles’ “dude” weekend. Miles and all of his close friends went to Hood Canal  a few weekends ago. Even though it was “guys weekend” it was all very tame (So I’ve been told). So the pictures are all “G” rated. 🙂

*Hi honey I hope you don’t mind me sharing*.

I love the PNW and sharing the beauty that surrounds us.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

-Rachel

 

Everything is Coming Up Roses

Hi readers,

We currently don’t have a computer set up. Between all the house rearranging and projects it’s been shoved into the basement. So I’m currently blogging from my phone.

My roses are bursting right now and it makes me so happy!

I wish I could remember the names of all my roses. I started keeping track of plant names a couple years ago but these roses were the first thing I planted when we moved in 4 years ago. The last rose featured is called “Peace”. It’s the most abundant and hardy of all of my roses.

Hope all is well with you!

-Rachel

Picture Pick FriYAY: Lyden Fair, Washington

I know it’s early for fair season, but I was going through old pictures and had to share some of the photos that Miles took back in 2009 when we went to the Lynden Fair in Lynden, Wa.

I’m a sucker for all things fair. My inner-child comes squealing out during fair season.

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The little wing around the other baby duckling. I die.

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I just love alpacas. They crack me up.

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My dahlias are just starting to break through the soil. I can’t wait for them to bloom!

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Happy FriYAY!

-Rachel