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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Park Day

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

A cloudy, cool, rainy day thwarted our plans to sail and instead we went to a local park.
Look at this tree....

doesn't it look like a portal to another world?

despite the clouds and gray skies, it was still a beautiful day

I love watching my girls play. 
I think sometimes I assume they are too old to enjoy a playground, but they prove me wrong every time.

Back to the tree....
I wanted my girls to jump so I could capture on of those epic jumping shots....

but despite our counting and prompting,
they couldn't seem to synchronize the jump or get the right form.

So Daddy got in on the action and tried to help them out.

In the end, momma had to just show them how it was done.

And then we tried one together.
(knees up, people...knees up!)

It rained really hard just seconds after taking this shot. 
We had to run like crazy people to get back to the car. 
I felt so sorry for the wedding that was taking place in the park. 
There was no shelter nearby and it just poured.'s the Pacific Northwest, but the rain isn't supposed to come until later 
- like October or November. August is safe. Or not.


  1. Stopping by from the little things link up. You sure can jump high!! And you got some great jumping shots! Those are hard to come by!

    <3 Sarita

  2. I am almost 59 !/2 and I LOVE playgrounds...especially swings!
    I am very impressed with your jumping. My jumping is sorely lacking.

  3. Those woods look magical!! I was on the monkey bars with my kids today!!

  4. Marvelous shots! Great job!
    Thank you for sharing your photos at the new home for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) at I hope to see you each week!

  5. Love those trees, they are absolutely stunning


  6. What fun and wonderful photos ~ tree is amazing and children adorable and a happy family time shared and then the rain came ~ Happy Weekend to you!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Seriously a beautiful setting! That tree DOES look like some sort of portal. How cool. My kids would of loved it! A fairy house of some sort would of been their conclusion Im sure. ;)

  8. You get the prize for the highest jump! Narnia, here we come...

  9. That tree is amazing! It's beaconing for knights and swords.

  10. That's an amazing tree! And it's really only one tree? Nature is crazy. :)

  11. What a great place to have some family fun!

  12. Those trees remind me of Lord of the Rings... the giant tree people. I love your jump shot, they are so hard to coordinate. As usual your pictures leave me dreaming of the PNW.