Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday Shoot-Out: Favorite Things

Bagman is at it again, making me laugh out loud with his description of his choice of shoot-out themes...

"....Aside from the fact that I can't quite remember the words to These are a few of my favorite things and so I'm loudly singing, "Rainbows on lollypops, birds of a feather; gingersnaps, sourkraut don't go together, when I fly kites I hold tight to the strings, these are a few of my favorite things!" fits with the music. Go ahead sing it out loud and see!"

Thanks, Mark! Here are a few of mine...

My favorite football coach, and husband, waiting anxiously for the refs to make their call. I really love that this shot shows his intensity. I can't figure out how/why I ended up with some Html showing:(

My daughter (on the left) and her friend, her teammate, her confidante. I'm thankful she has found someone who shares her morals and values and who isn't older than her years at the age of eleven.

My son has won the Pumpkin Race every year and the pressure gets higher each year to maintain this winning streak. He takes it seriously...I am sparing you the picture of him throwing up as he crosses the finish line. He pushes himself that hard. Think he might be a little competitive?!

I love that my Coast Guard friends, from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, are embracing our lifestyle here and learning to dig razor clams in the dark. What troopers! This picture is a favorite of mine.

Finally, I wanted a shot of my favorite drink on the counter of the stand but my week did not happen as planned - do they ever?! So I am settling for a shot of the menu from the archives that shows "The Original Dirty Debbie". It is an Americano with raw sugar, half-n-half, whipped cream and another sprinkling of raw sugar on top. It is a taste of heaven and my weakness.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday Shoot-Out: Faces

Better late than never, right? I took my laptop to my in-laws' but they didn't have wifi (gasp!) so I was out of luck with posting over the Thanksgiving holiday.
This is the serious face of a soccer player. My daughter, Liz, waits to return to her position as a defensive forward.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday Shoot-Out: Premiere Attraction

Sorry this is late. I am tired, have had a stormy week with gusts up to 80 mph and power outages, have a sick kid....Ok, I'll quit whining and get to my town's number one draw! Of course, it is the beach. Sadly, when you live at the beach you don't go as often as one would think!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


My apologies...I did not do a shoot-out this week. I'm tired, tired, tired and have had a busy week. I look forward to seeing everyone's beautiful church shots and I wish I had one to share! I go to church every Sunday but didn't have a single shot in my archives. This is the first week since I started FSO that I haven't posted :(

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Shoot Out: Skylines

One of the things I hate about blogger is that I can't cut & paste in my post...or at least I haven't figured out how to do it. So go here to read about this week's theme, Skylines.

If you are familiar at all with the weather we are having here in the PNW you will know that these photos were not taken this week. We have had rain, wind, thunder & lightening, and combine that with high tides and a big swell today for flooding as well. So to the archives I go!

This skyline is the dock area, taken from a dock.

Here is another shot at the docks showing where the crabbers/shrimpers/fisherman offload their catch, as well as some private and charter boats.

This shot was taken at Bottle Beach, looking back to Westport.

This is from Bottle Beach as well, looking inland.

If you enlarge this one, you can see that my kids are watching Coast Guard maneuvers out on the bay. You might be able to see the Olympic Mountain range as well.

This skyline shows the hills behind Grayland, which is a gathering spot in case of a tsunami.

This skyline shows the South Jetty, separating the Pacific Ocean and the Grays Harbor bay.

Thanks for checking out the skylines of the Westport, WA area.
Comments are most welcome!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: Park Landscapes

Jarie Lyn chose "Park Landscapes", and I really wanted to show you a local park but the weather has been horrific so I have not ventured out with my camera. Instead, I will take you on an archive trip to Leavenworth, Washington. We enjoyed a week there this summer and found a jewel of a park hidden behind the downtown area along the Wenatchee River. The park has several loops, many picnic areas, and some beach play areas as well as a playground.
I wish I had a picture of the activity taking place on the pedestrian bridge. There were 4 or 5 boys, probably 10-15 years old jumping and diving off of the bridge into the river below and no adults in sight. Being the worrywart that I am, I asked if their mommas knew what they were up to. When they assured me that they did, we moved on. I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep if I didn't get that question answered. Then I had a nice little chat with my children about the stupidity of what those boys were doing! (It was not exactly deep water...the bridge had signs that said "No jumping from bridge" and they didn't have any adults with them) Enough about is Leavenworth's Waterfront Park:
A view of a farm on the Wenatchee River.
Some rafters coming down from the Icicle Creek area. We tubed down this river the day before. At this time of year the river is very slow moving and fun for families to take a leisurely float.
This was my favorite part of the park. I love the row of benches. My husband and son were ready to go back to our cabin - the trail is a couple of miles long and I convinced them to go most of the the heat...with full sandals...
My daughter and I loved the light posts - they reminded us of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!
If you ever get the opportunity to visit Leavenworth, WA, do it! It is a wonderful little Bavarian themed town set in the North Cascades.
Thank you for checking out my shoot-out. Now click on the camera to see other great parks around the world!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: Classics of Childhood

Thank you, Ellisa, for this week's theme: Classics of Childhood. To see what our hostess is posting, go to

In my house, football reigns supreme. My son is making some great memories as the ball boy of the high school football team:

And he'll never forget catching for the Little League All Stars team, which came in 2nd in their tournament:
Living on the coast, fishing and playing on the beach are childhood musts!
And finally, here is my nephew with one of the great childhood classics of all time: getting to lick the beater!
This was a fun subject in my mind because my head has been full of pictures of childhood memories that I wish I had actual photos of which to show. Thanks, Ellisa, for the journey down memory lane!