Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! It was pretty low key for us. Garrett had to work earlier that day and since we don't really know anyone up here yet, it was just the two of us.
We played some basketball at the park, did a little shopping, and then that night went into Pullman,WA for a firework show.
It was so amazing. There were tons and tons and tons of people in the city park with a live band and at 10 PM they had a huge display of fireworks. Garrett and I were right beneath them. We laid in the grass facing towards the sky and just took in the beautiful display. They were so close to us, I couldn't believe it.
Sitting there with Garrett watching such beautiful fireworks in celebration of our freedom really put things into perspective for me. Things are tough right now with me not having a job, but I am very blessed. I wouldn't trade my life for anything. Not only do we live in a free country, but we are free from sin and death by the power of Christ...can't get any sweeter than that.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hiking Day

Garrett and I found a great trail up Moscow Mountain this last weekend. We planned to go hiking on Garrett's day off and we wanted to get an early start, so Garrett woke up at 6 AM and I woke up at 7:30 AM...haha. Garrett wasn't too happy about that, but I was. :)
We packed a lunch, a couple water bottles, a GPS, and our camera and headed out.
The trail was a total of 7 miles up the mountain...very tiring. Needless to say that we didn't make it the entire way!
It was so beautiful. I haven't been on a trail like that in years. It was a small dirt trail twirling up the side of the mountain, surrounded by pine trees, plants, and a creek. It was just breathtaking.
We were out there for a total of 3 hours.
I took a lot of pics of the pretty surroundings, but not really any of us. There is one of me and one of Garrett...none of us together. :( Oh well, maybe next time.
Garrett and I both agreed that this day officially kicked off our summer.
Here are some of the pics from that day:

*a cool mailbox we found on the way to the trail*