Growing up in the State of Washington, when you see something every day for years, you tend not to notice it much in day-to-day living.  Until you’ve been gone for what seems like an eternity then return, you notice it like it was a new discovery.

Case-in-point:  Mt. Rainier.  I’d forgotten, after being in Pennsylvania for 16 years, how cool Mt. Rainier looks on the horizon on a sunny day.  And the fact that when you’re driving around in the Southend, you see it everywhere you go:


Of course I really like seeing it when it seems to be towering over a vineyard in the foreground:


Of course there are the other mountain ranges all around that are a sight for sore eyes – I haven’t taken pictures of them as I’ve been enamored by the majestic Mt. Rainier.  I didn’t realize how much I missed seeing the mountains in the distance after gazing on nothing but farmlands for 16 years until I came back and have been enjoying a feast for my eyes.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for not abandoning me while I’m unable to make the visits I so want to do – it’ll happen at some point, but it might not be until we’re finally in our own place with our own internet connection and not all inhabiting the same room that gives no chance of quiet surfing time. At least it’s only temporary!!



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  1. These are beautiful pictures of Mt. Rainer. I would love to see it first hand. Hurry up and get a house soon, so I can come visit…even if it’s in the basement. lol Nah, you don’t have to worry. No unexpected house guests will arrive at your doorstep. However, I may have to look into those “mothley” rates on my way out west, should we decide. 😀

    Thanks for adding my WW button to your blog. I’m gonna snatch yours now. Have a great not-so-WW!

  2. I think it rocks that you wrote that post. Education goes a long way and people need to realize that we are all people no matter what. We are all special in our own ways and we need to embrace those differences.
    She is absolutely gorgeous and you can see a bright future of wonderful things in her eyes. A kick asser if you will 🙂
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  3. OMG…my last comment went on the wrong post!! My computer screen bounced back to your post! You’re probably like “What the eff is she drinking this morning?”
    I’m really sorry!!!
    My real comment:
    I love the mountains and visiting them too. We live on a very flat boring land and it’s always a treat to see some real character. My uncle thinks it’s hilarious when we visit and I squeal in delight over the landscape.
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  4. Hey Girlfriend: Sorry I haven’t been around I’m still backed up believe it or not since I was off for those couple of weeks. Hope all is well with you, and your family. I am so jealous just look at that site! God that is gorgeous, and that’s just going to be an every day thing for you & yours pretty soon. I am sooooooooo jealous! I’m also jealous that you get to spend time with your parents too! Give them bunches of hugs… oh hell, give em’ one for me too! hehehe Have a great weekend. Dave’s band is playing for the St. Charles, IL Scarecrow Festival tomorrow it’s going to be so much fun. They start at 1:00 p.m. I’ll have pics I’m sure. hugs, Marie
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