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Catch the Moment 2018 ~ Week 34

This week started out with smoke filling the air, from the rampant wildfires to the East and North of us. These fires seem more and more common each year, and honestly, it just weighs on me so much thinking about the potential implications of what this could mean for our future. The air quality index was anywhere from 190 – 220, rated worse than the air in some of the world’s most polluted cities, like Beijing. Headlines read Breathing Seattleā€™s air right now is like smoking 7 cigarettes.

Photos showing the thickness of the smoke were unreal. I just don’t ever want this to be our new normal. It’s so sad and scary.

Luckily, we got some rain, things calmed down some, and the air quality improved. Best of all, we got some awesome visitors, and had some awesome celebrations! So the week improved greatly during the last half! Here are the photos ~

Mon, Aug 20 ~ the skies turned yellow from the smoke and the sun and its reflection look really red. It was eerie.

Luckily, these two cute fellas were there to entertain me and take my mind off the smoke-pocalypse.

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Catch the Moment 2018 – Week 29

Catch the Moment – ROAD TRIP EDITION!!! Epic Road Trip 2018 continues… Have you all ever gone on a long road trip? When I was a kid, probably about 11 years old (I think?), my whole family piled into our minivan and drove from San Antonio, Texas, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Then we spent a couple weeks there with my grandmother, and then drove back. I remember the drive out way better than the drive back. When we stopped in Texarkana, we stopped in a store and I saw Jelly Belly jelly beans for the very first time and fell in love with them! I also remember thinking Memphis was pretty. I have a lot of fond memories from the trip, and my hope for Homer was that he’d have a lot of great memories from this trip for himself, too. I’m excited I got to see a lot of states I’d never been to before, and excited it all went as well as it did!

Mon, July 16 ~ On Monday, we drove from Spokane, straight through Idaho, into Montana, and stopped in Billings. Idaho and Montana had so many beautiful trees! And I saw 4 bald eagles in Montana while driving!! This was the sunset view from the hotel once we stopped for the night.

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