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.



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


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.♥


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

Washington State


Washington State


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

Have a wonderful weekend readers.♥





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!



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.

Hayden and I doing a little Christmas shopping. She is 4.5 months old now!
Skyline Ridge Washington State
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
Winter Solstice Reflection Walk.
Dog running snow
Zeus on the loose. Christmas morning.
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.
My river, my church. Carbon River, Orting, Wa.
Washington State
Carbon River, Orting, Washington.
Washington State
Carbon River, Orting, Washington.

Picture Pick FriYAY: Enjoying The View

Sometimes I take things, people, places, in my life for granted. Yesterday I was looking out my window and I fell in love again with our yard. I saw the beauty of spring, and the vibrant colors that most days I ignore.

Can you see the waterfall through the blossoms? (“Waterfall” is a stretch, it’s actually a storm drain, but “waterfall” is so much more romantic.)


I was thankful that in this small part of the Earth that we inhabit, animals are able to thrive.

Can you spot one of our resident ducks in the photo below?


You’ve seen the view below in a fall photo series that I shared. Here it is in luscious spring.


Happy FriYAY. Hope you are enjoying your view today.



Picture Pick FriYAY: Another Snow Day

We woke up to a scattering of snow and then a lot more flurries. Sadly the snow is already almost gone.

Here are a few photos I took during our mini snow storm this morning.









Have a wonderful weekend.

-Rachel McKee


Picture Pick FriYAY: Steilacoom Ferry Ride, Wa.

Last Saturday my dad and his long-time fiance Sandra, were married on a ferry-boat. This was an incredibly happy day for me because Sandra is very dear to my heart. (I really lucked out in the step-parent department.)

The ferry travels from Steilacoom and crosses part of the Puget Sound to Anderson Island.

Miles did the photography for their wedding and captured some landscape shots.

Narrows Bridge





Have a wonderful weekend my friends.

-Rachel McKee


Picture Pick FriYAY: Indian Creek & Moab, Utah

Looking back on these pictures I miss the Jurassic feel of the desert. I miss being on the road, the excitement and freedom of the adventure.

I’m glad I was able to make this journey before starting the adventure of a career/family life. I’m excited to take my family to see the South West one day.









Have a great weekend.



Picture Pick FriYAY: Spring is Coming

Happy FriYAY everyone!

I’ve been craving Spring. My yard has been doormat with a layer of frost for the last few months. I’m yearning for some flowers.

I decided to walk around the yard and capture some evidence that Spring is coming. I added the pine tree because I never noticed how much I like it until today. I never really paid any attention to it and we have been here for four years.




Are you ready for spring too?

-Rachel McKee