Finally! Spring seems to have arrived to stay here in the Inland Northwest. I have lots of pictures this week so hang on tight and here we go!
This first photo is the beautiful view from the highway on our way the lake to open up the trailer on Saturday. The snow is still on the mountains but it's gorgeous in the lower elevations. We're actually supposed to hit 80 on Friday but then back into the 50's on Sat. & Sun. Well, we've had a gorgeous week so far so I will NOT be complaining at all
We moved the final bits and pieces from our house out to Jeremy & Alicia's new house on Monday evening. Here's my handsome Hubby with his truck. It's sure been used a lot this week. Three loads to the lake and several to Jeremy & Alicia's house. Their moving van brought the furniture from the old house yesterday and now the unpacking begins. They are about 35 minutes north of us, in the mountains. They have 10 acres with the option to purchase another 10 acres that adjoins their property.
The view as we left their driveway Monday evening. Such a stunning sunset.
Out the front door is this gorgeous view. I told Alicia I'm going to bring a rocking chair and just sit on the front porch and rock and knit. This field was full of deer on Monday evening.
Happily, they have a 7 foot fence around the yard to keep the deer out. There are already raised garden beds, a dog run, a big play area and this fire pit, all within the fenced area. We put the fire pit to good use on Friday evening when we took a load of boxes to the house for them. We roasted hot dogs and made s'mores while listening to coyotes howl in the "not so far off" distance. Seriously, they were pretty close and scared the boys a bit.
We stopped in Deer Park, WA for a hamburger after taking a load of things to the lake on Sunday.
The ZIPS hamburger place has recently been remodeled and I think these metal sculptures that are used throughout are beautiful. Each is a bit different and there are at least 15 of them. Moose, Buffalo, Elk, Deer and Bear are depicted.
We saw a herd of Elk off of the road when we were driving to Alicia and Jeremy's on Monday night. There must have been at least 50 elk, but I couldn't get a good picture of them as they were quite a ways from the road. We were on the Elk/Chattaroy Road so it is appropriately named!
I also got a new gift for myself. Two sets of Knitters Pride zing dpn's. Oh my! If you like to knit with dpn's you have GOT to get some of these. I bought two sets so I could knit socks two at a time and thus avoid the dreaded second sock syndrome.
I have used my Knit Picks dpn's for years, but have been disappointed in the quality of them. One end will be nice and pointy and the other end is dull and rounded. These Zings are so great. Not quite stiletto sharp, which is dangerous for me, but very, very close. And with tax and shipping, both pair were under $13.00 which I think is a wonderful bargain. I bought them online from WEBS if you're interested, and no, I don't get anything from recommending them. I just think you'll like them too. :-)
Here are my socks this morning. Both are finished through the heels and one is halfway down the foot. And look! I can even take photos outside now!
I have another cozy memories square on the go.
When I was at Michael's yesterday they had these sweet little tea light candle holders on sale, two for $4.00. I think they will work great on the outside coffee table at the lake. The wind won't be able to blow them out and I love the blue color. They are like mason jars and have a screw on metal lid with a bail that lifts the tea light out.
My lake sign on the house. Soon, my friends, as in very soon, as in two nights away, I will be in my trailer at the lake sleeping if all goes as planned.
My favorite place to sit and read my Bible in the mornings when I'm home and the weather is good.
Well, it's been another week and the update on my back is that the chiropractor says it's doing great, but I don't see a lot of difference. My absolute best friend in the world Jenny, is a massage therapist, but doesn't do it for a job anymore. Anyway, she has set up her massage table in our bedroom and comes and gives me massages. For free! Is there anything better? She comes to our house and give me massages. And not only on my back. Oh no! She also gives me FOOT massages! Oh. My. Word. It is lovely. It is heavenly. It is WoNdErFuL!
She is the best of friends. (and not only because of the massages). Seriously. I am so very blessed.
And now I think I've rambled on enough. I hope all is well with you my friends and that you are having a wonderful spring, (or fall if you're down under). I am enjoying reading all of your blogs about the flowers blooming and how excited we all are after the very long winter that has stayed past it's time. :-)
There seems to be so much anger in the world today. I'm so glad that our blogs are a place of peace and kindness. I remind myself of this verse almost daily.
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
Isn't that a wonderful promise?