Monday’s Musings #264 & A Road Trip to Seattle

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Have you ever been to Seattle and seen its beauty? Last time you were here I mentioned that our family was taking a family road trip. Well, we decided to make the 22 hour drive to Seattle, Washington. “Crazy,” you say? No way!! Road trips are the best! Here’s how it went.

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We made the trip in 2 days, going and coming. Saw some incredible sights along the way including national treasures in each state we drove through. We drove through 5 states. Stayed at our first AirBnB. Saw the Space Needle but opted not to pay the costly charge to go up in it. Visited a beautiful marina at sunset and the waterfront. Walked through Pike Place Market which hosts the Gum Wall. (Ew gross.) Ate a meal at Ivers, which has delicious seafood. Can’t go to the coast and not have seafood. Hello? We also enjoyed a meal at The Spaghetti Factory where we had a pretty fascinating waiter. Won’t forget that guy.

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We saw the Snoqualmie Falls. (Just gorgeous.) We celebrated that we had no rain for four days out of the five we were there even though Seattle has had the most incredible amount of rainfall the past few months. I mean they broke a record folks! With all that, the best part of our trip was the time we spent with our sweet friends.

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Besides all of the things I listed above that we did together, we also bowled a couple of games, watched a Mariners game, saw “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2″ in recliner seats, had two fabulous games nights, ate tasty meals and snacks (our friend, John, makes the best Almond Roca and delicious popcorn), had great conversations, and truly enjoyed one another’s company. We are so thankful God worked out all the details so we could take this trip. Saying bye was hard but we hope to see one another again soon.

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I absolutely L.O.V.E. to travel with my family. But I needed a vacation from my vacation.

Our link up is back in action. I have missed reading your posts and look forward to what you will share this week.

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Monday’s Musings #263 & April Daybook

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Today is April 30th.

The weather this past weekend brought us snow. Three inches at least. Temps dropped from mid 70’s to the 30’s. Burrrrr. We were trying to decide if it was December or April. But this next week it will return to warmer weather and more sun.

We are preparing for a family road trip. What’s so cool about this trip is our destination is all new to us. We are meeting up with some sweet friends and spending precious time with them. One of the things we are doing is attending a pro-team baseball game! We love baseball in our family so this is one of the best things we’re doing with our friends. We are also staying at our first Air B&B along the way. Have you stayed at one before? How was your experience?

Physically, I am still working through that 30 day fitness challenge on my phone. I am a little over halfway through it and it has gotten more challenging. However, I like the push to work harder and get stronger. I decided to add in the abs and arms workouts as well.

Creatively, I have been making pocket letters. My sister got me into this and I am loving the creative part of it. So, what is a pocket letter you ask? Go HERE to find out more. I just sent off a Disney in Paris pocket letter and am currently working on a Jane Austen pocket letter. I can’t wait to receive mine!

I am reading “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie and “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas a Kempis. They are my audio books while I walk in the mornings. I listen to one then switch to the other. What are you reading?

Last weekend, my husband and I attended a wedding for one of our boys from little league baseball. We coached him for 6 years and became close to his family in the process. Truly, it blew my mind that he was getting married. Where had that young boy gone? It made me realize how much I missed those days of coaching little league. I miss watching my son play. He loved to play and still loves baseball to this day. It is amazing how time does not consider my desires for it to slow down or even stop for a moment. It just keeps on moving.

This week we will be busy getting things in order for our road trip as well as preparing the house for my mom to stay. We are also going with our church community group to serve a meal on Wednesday to a local residence that houses patients getting medical treatments outside their hometown. It will be a busy time for us and for me. With that said, I will be taking advantage of these next few weeks to enjoy my family and not blog. The link up will return on May 22nd so mark your calendars. I look forward to coming back and sharing our trip with you.

I am grateful for Food Truck Sunday at church, baseball, vacations, and the Lord’s steadfast love for me.

Favorite quote:Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation.” (Charles Spurgeon)

Well, let’s fill this link up with the good stuff. I am so glad you’re here.

Monday's Musings #263

Monday’s Musings Purpose:

To have others share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, motherhood, homemaking, homeschooling, healthy recipes, modest dress, etc. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.)

Monday’s Musings Must Dos:

1. Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo in the side bar.

2. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening. Know that sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for our readers to be blessed.

3. It would be so awesome if you could encourage another by visiting their post and leaving a kind comment. Builds community, too. Thank you for visiting and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my link button in the side bar and place on your blog so others know about our community and can join in.

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**Some photos on my blog are my own labeled NCPhotography. If any of my photos anywhere on my blog catch your eye, please email me for permission to use them in any way. I appreciate your cooperation in helping my photography stay protected and properly credited. Thank you. Photo credit.