The Pacific Northwest

They’re apparently making me share Mt. Rainier…

IMG_1374I have a confession: in our two years here in Washington state, I have started to think of Mt. Rainier as mine.

Yes, I know that Mt. Rainier is a national park and, under duress, I will share it with America and the rest of the mountain-loving world. The problem is – or I guess it’s not a problem at all – that most times when we venture into the park, the crowds are light and we can end up on roads and paths and in spaces where we’re the only two people around. Just us and a waterfall rushing toward a creek below.

Add to this the fact that every visit to Mt. Rainier National Park is a religious experience to me. The mountains and valleys and acres of trees inside the park are my synagogue, my chapel, my spot to connect with the divine. There’s no place I’ve been with fresher, cleaner air, which seems to fill my lungs while simultaneously cleansing my spirit.

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About me, The big move, The Pacific Northwest

Mt. Rainier National Park – aka How we spent our Saturday morning

Living in a place where the earth and the sky meet in the form of snow covered peaks has humbled me these past nine months. It’s impossible not to feel like you’re just one speck of dust on this grand earth when standing in a grove where the trees are as tall as skyscrapers. Continue reading “Mt. Rainier National Park – aka How we spent our Saturday morning”

Books, faith, Family

Some Sundays are nearly perfect

Had I not turned off my alarm at 6:30a and then accidentally slept until 9:08a, this would have been the most perfect of Sundays.  Despite my proclivity of alarm avoidance (third time this long holiday weekend), I managed to have the kind of Sunday that truly prepares me to deal with commuting and general ridiculousness on Monday.   Continue reading “Some Sundays are nearly perfect”

Home, The big move

I love Washington! Yay! New car! Yay! General Conference weekend! Yay! (Major update)

I really am going to get better at updating this blog.  I’ve been neglecting it for months and I always have the best of intentions of updating it, but at the end of a long workday, I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to put on my pajamas, let alone string together words. We’re getting situated and settled in here and I’m so in love with Washington state that it’s ridiculous.   Continue reading “I love Washington! Yay! New car! Yay! General Conference weekend! Yay! (Major update)”

About me, Home, The farmgirl life

From Seattle to the farmer’s market – a week in review

I’ll probably fall asleep in the middle of writing this update.  (Edit: I wrote that first sentence approximately 10 hours ago, and then I went and took a nap.)  I slept nearly the entire way back from Seattle yesterday, slept all night, and still feel like a zombie.  But anyway, it’s been a busy week, and here’s the recap:

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