Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I found this little guy...

at a yard sale
for twenty five cents.
Don't you think he looks cute
with some hen and chicks!

He was meant to be a gift,
but after a few days, I grew attached...

and then a few days later I found this fella:
a 1970s cookie jar.

And I'm not going to lie,
owls normally creep me out.

But he was so cute!

And once again, this guy sat in my apartment for a few days and I didn't want to give him up either!

Deciding I really couldn't start another collection (of owls of all things), I decided to part with the cookie jar and keep the planter.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fam Visits Washington Part 3

The end of their trip,
starting with taking the ferry to Seattle:

This was my first time taking a ferry... well, come to think of it, I took a ferry when I was nine to see the Statue of Liberty with my grandmother... so I guess, this was my first time driving onto a ferry.

Corey was definitely excited!

It was very windy! 


How great is this guy!
...even the gadgets in his box are painted silver.
Once we got back into Spokane, we only had a couple of days left of their visit... one day we had a cookout out at Joe's mom & dad's, which was really nice for my brother & sister to meet Joe's family. And the other day we went to see the Broadway show Wicked...which was Amazing!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fam visits Washington Part 2

Ok, so yes I am still posting about when my family was here...in MAY! I have just been soooo busy lately along with trying to soak up some summer before it leaves us. (I can't believe it's almost August! *gasp!*) But, you will be happy to know things have started to settle down, so I will soon share with you all the projects I've been working on & pictures from my trip back home.

But first let's rewind back to May... before my brother & sister made the trip, we all talked about visiting Forks.

Yes. We are all huge Twilight fans. Well, except for Carl I guess. But even Joe....(he's going to kill me)...is always putting one of the Twilight series in to watch. I will also mention that it is Joe that owns all the movies, not me! (he's really going to kill me) When it comes to movies, Joe is funny... he can watch a movie over & over again, and if the movie was filmed or takes place in the Northwest, he automatically loves it. Twilight falls into both of those categories.

I on the other hand, think the movies are ok...the books are soooo much better! And they are really why I fell in love with Twilight. Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited to watch Breaking Dawn when it comes out, but it makes me want to read the books over even more.

So we all joked about visiting Forks, but we would always come to the conclusion that it's pretty far from Spokane. Even when we decided to drive around Olympic National Park, we still thought it would be out of our way. That is until we saw a sign....

I really was just kidding guys! ...I was just excited to be stretching my legs :) wink wink.  FORKS, WASHINGTON HERE WE COME!

1963 Chevy ~ Bella's truck in the movies.

1953 Chevy ~ Bella's truck in the books.

Forks Outfitters ~ Where Bella worked.
(lol, I feel so silly posting this picture)

Bella's House ~ Looks nothing like it in the movie!!
The Hospital Dr. Cullen worked at. ~ Notice the reserved parking spot for Dr. Cullen! lol

Forks High School (under construction)

Forks City Hall / Police Department ~ where Charlie worked

And the Grand Finale... The Cullen House! ha!

It ended up being a really interesting "Twilight Tour". I don't want to say I was disappointed, because I didn't really have any expectations, but everything we saw (besides LaPush Beach) reminded me nothing of the movie.
One thing is for sure, in the small town of Forks, Washington, Twilight is EVERYWHERE! ...store fronts, restaurants, hotels...everything tries to lure you in with some kind of clever Twilight saga.
So once we left Forks, we decided to cross the treaty line (hehee) and head to LaPush, part of the Quileute Indian Reservation.

La Push Beach

Joe collecting me ocean water, to add to my mason jar travel collection.
The sun finally decided to come out! :)



After hanging out at the beach for awhile, we grabbed some lunch at a restaurant right near the water. Wish they would've had seating outside, but instead we got a seat alongside the window. While we ate we spotted a bald eagle not too far from where we were sitting! (The closest I've gotten to a wild bald eagle!)
After we left La Push, we headed for our final destination: Port Angeles, where we ate dinner at La Bella Italia, the same restaurant Bella & Edward ate at. The plan for the next morning was to catch a ferry back to Seattle and make our way back to Spokane....