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Sunday, April 13, 2014

What Happens on a 70 degree, Sunny Sunday in the Pacific NW

This was a picture perfect day and it happened on a week-end!  Lucky for all the workers in the area.  Usually this kind of day is on a Monday. We had a wonderful day.  This was the DH's birthday which made it even better.  Our day started with a good Palm Sunday Service at our Church.  From there, we decided to go down to Tacoma and walk on the waterfront path. We had a nice lunch at a little cafe right on the water.  You could see the famous Tacoma Narrows Bridge from the restaurant.  I think it will be best if I just let the pictures talk for me.

 The Narrows Bridge

 Beautiful Mt. Rainier watching over Tacoma.

 Folks were riding ferries!

 Playing on the beach

 Diving

Renting the diving suits( No we did not do this!)

  Looking at beautiful flowers

 Playing on the water in all kinds of boats!

Enjoying the weeds that were everywhere!

 Watching commerce, even on a day like this business goes on.

 Coming home with a Skinny Mocha to enjoy on the deck!  Happy Birthday to my sweet DH!

Just a bit of cross stitch,  the last row shows all the family initials.  Only one child was born after Elizabeth stitched her sampler.  These initials helped us to identify the family.
I hope your week-end was lovely and you have a great week-ahead!!

23 comments:

  1. It looks like a truly wonderful day! Happy Birthday to your DH! Laura

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  2. What a nice birthday. For me seeing Mt Rainier and the Olympic mountains is a great gift.

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  3. What a beautiful day! Happy Birthday to your DH...and many more!

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  4. Happy birthday to your DH. What a day. I love the picture with the snowcovered Mt Rainier. Great pictures.
    Greetings from Germany

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  5. Happy Birthday to your DH, what a beautiful view you enjoyed and shared for all of us to enjoy as well it was fantastic!

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  6. Beautiful day well spent! Happy birthday to your DH!
    Love your sampler your working on. love Annette

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  7. A lovely way to spend a birthday.your DH looks very content:-)

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  8. There's nothing better than a bright Sunday afternoon to spend together! Looks like you had a glorious day.

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  9. happy birthday! what a great day you had, we are hitting single digits and snow for tomorrow though it was 85 degrees yesterday!

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  10. Gorgeous photos ! Love the snowy mountain ! Happy Birthday to your husband :)

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  11. What a beautiful day! Happy birthday to your husband! Your sampler is lovely! I hope you have a great week!

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  12. That mountain behind that city is just gorgeous! What a lovely view they have. Your deck is wonderful... Happy Birthday to your husband!

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  13. Your pictures are wonderful as always. Happy Birthday to your husband. Thanks for taking us along on your walk.

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  14. The photos really show what a paradise we have here! And a very Happy Birthday to Dad! He looks as young as ever!

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  15. Hope your husband had a wonderful birthday, Barb!! It sure looks like WA is in full-spring mode judging by those lovely photos :) Believe it or not, it's snowing here right now--it was 80 on Sunday and now it's 36. What a crazy spring week :)

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  16. A very happy birthday to your husband!! What a wonderful day it looked like you guys had. Those pictures are just breathtaking!! We had snow on the weekend that stayed and now we are back in the double minus digits. I don't think winter will ever end, but I am sure glad that you are sharing these pictures. Makes me hopeful!!

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  17. Belated birthday wishes to the birthday guy! Looks like a wonderful way to s spend a spring day.

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  18. Happy birthday to your DH and thanks for sharing these stunning photos - the daisy pic and the one with Mt. Rainier would make lovely cross stitches! Love the idea of the initials on the sampler too :)

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  19. Looks like a wonderful day, thanks for sharing your day with us.

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  20. Happy Birthday to your DH. Thank you so much for sharing your day with us. You live in such a beautiful part of the world.

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  21. Beautiful pictures, Barb! I spent the day in the garden :)

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