Wednesday, April 25, 2012

She Wore Rain Boots...

Hello dear friends!   

We've been on a whirl wind trip to the Seattle area to look for a house. 
Needless to say, my stress level has been a little on the high side this past week.  
Fortunately, we found a house we are very happy with and now I can start to plan! 

The weather during our 3 day visit was sunny and warm, in the 70's.  People were out riding bicycles near the lake, enjoying lunch outside, and walking their dogs.  
I can certainly understand why these "rain city" residents love their sunshine!





blue skies


This is the waterfront in Kirkland, Washington 
which is less than a 10 minute drive from where I'll be living. 
Kirkland is a suburb of Seattle on the Eastside of Lake Washington.


We enjoyed the sunshine while sitting on the docks watching the boats.
I couldn't help squealing with delight when this little family swam up to me. 


They were so fun to watch.
Too cute! 


...how quickly they swam trying to keep up with mom and dad... 


This sweet little girl played on the shore.
Her mother said she loved to wear her "Hello Kitty" rain boots everyday.


I could have sat listening to the water and checking out the view all day.  


So much in bloom right now...



Cherry trees, 


tulips and daffodils, 





I'm not sure what this plant is.  It looked very pretty and came in a darker green variety too. 



I love the Magnolia trees...don't you?


...and this is where I'll "hang my hat."
Just a small peek at the entrance to our house from the sidewalk.


I'd like to say thank you to my blog friend, and now soon to be "neighbor"
Judy
and her husband Dick for having us over to their lovely home in Bellevue.
They took us on a beautiful walk and made us a home cooked meal after our long day of house hunting.
I'm so grateful to already have someone I can call "friend" in my new home.

I've been trying to crochet...like I said..."trying"  it's not easy teaching myself, but it's been good for my soul lately.  It's a simple way to relax and take your mind off of things.

What are you up to?
I hope to get by for a visit soon,  I've missed you guys!

Becca




23 comments:

NuminosityBeads said...

Isn't the Seattle area beautiful this time of year? We drove up from Arizona last yaer at exactly this time of year to catch the ferry and the lushness was astounding. Are you going to be living near Green Lake?
My sister lives near there so we make stops from time to time.
My week is involving a getting ready for our flight this time to our home up north. I seem to be hauling more and more supplies back and forth which I had tried to avoid. Such is the reality of having two studios!
Best to you in your new environs.
xoxo Kim

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so glad, becca. things will really come together for you now. :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You found a house... I'm so excited for you!! Your pictures look so beautiful! I heard it was 98 degrees in Las Vegas right now and I am so glad I'm not there! That is too hot for spring time!
I just know you're going to love your new home in Washington and I love hearing all about it!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I've been wondering how things were going...Seattle looks so pretty...and your entryway is very inviting. So happy for you!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Becca!
Glad you have found a house! And a friend already, blogging brings people together right?
I read the posts I've missed but I also think that you should try to take those beautiful iris flowers with you. It will make your house your home in an instant.
Also, that bracelet idea of making for this transition period is such a great idea and I Love the beads! Any chance of selling some bracelets? Let me know if so ok?
Thanks for sharing this all and good luck packing!
Maureen x

Katy Noelle said...

What a spectacularly grand adventure! It sounds so lovely! and, so cool and green after the desert. =]

I've been watching the canada geese doing their thing. They've been back for about a month or so. Last week, they were honking and dinging all through the night on the pond across the street. Then, suddenly, they've disappeared. That means that there's a nest out on the other side of the pond. I'm hoping that I can pictures of the babies! =]

Oh, Becca....wishing you peace and that everything goes smoothly and in a timely manner!!!

Katy xxo

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Hi Becca! SO glad you are back and that your relocation is finally coming to fruition for you. You're going to have so much more to tell us about it once you get settled in there. Oh, and how lovely of Judy to feed you and show you around a little bit too. New friends already... you lucky girl!

Cynthia Eloise said...

congrats on the new home. you'll love it in seattle. it is a very diverse community. so many things to do and see. i love visiting whenever i can.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really looks like a place you will enjoy! And I'm happy for found a house and a friend, too! Great photos....you sound happy!

Pamela said...

Oh Becca I want to hear all about your new home!!! This is sooo exciting and already you have made a friend! You are mean't to be here!
Love love the photos!!!
Pamela xo

Judy S. said...

Your photos turned out great, Becca. Your "mystery plant" is some type of Euphorbia. Catherine told me that it's related to poinsettia, and sure enough that's what my garden book says, along with crown of thorns, another interesting plant. Crazy, eh? We love the Kirkland waterfront; did you find the great gelato place there?

Susan @ Sunflower Status said...

Such sunny shots! I'd wear Hello Kitty rain boots every day too (If I had some.). Love the sneak peek of the new place, congratulations!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful shots, the mystery flower is Bell of Ireland I believe, the ones near me are green. Glad you had some good weather, the last couple of days it has rained here.

Lesley Edmonds said...

I think you are going to LOVE living in Seattle. It looks Wonderful! The gardens in your pictures show spring just as it is here in Devon in the UK at the moment - you could have taken those pictures here lol!
We have a lot of rain too so, likewise, when the sun shines everyone is out and about.
I am so glad you have Judy as a friend already!
Not much out of the ordinary happening here apart from em really enjoying creating collages - all that lovely paper and glue!!
It looks like you will have a lovely garden in your new home too.

Linda R said...

So many pretty photos. And that looks like the perfect home for you! Great Big hugs your way my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Lake Washington is beautiful. Only been on the Seattle side, there is a wonderful walking boardwalk out onto the lake, really nice wildlife as you so aptly captured with your baby ducks! Glad you found a new house to make into a home! xox

A Garden of Threads said...

Congratulations on the new house, the front walk looks inviting. You can spend all your time down by the lake, beautiful:)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Finding a house is such a milestone! Glad it came together for you so quickly. Won't be long now and you'll be an "east sider". :)

justine said...

I would love to go to seattle, how exciting! when do you move??

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Beautiful photos--looks like such a wonderful place to live!

Catherine said...

It sounds like everything is falling into place Becca! How fun to see those little ducklings ~ adorable! And I look very forward to seeing more photos of your house ~ that front garden looks beautiful!!

I am switching between rain boots and snow boots. What's up with that? LOL!

xo Catherine

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It looks like such a beautiful area, Becca! How wonderful that you found a place already to hang your hat ... and your heart. Wishing you all the best! Tammy

lisa said...

This sure looks like a lovely place to be Becca!
I am so glad that you found a house.
Good for you with the crochet!!!
I have tried so many times to teach myself, but...
You have a wonderful day!!
xo.