Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Last night John and I found ourselves home alone with no children or grandchildren, so we decided to go check out the (fairly) new Cabela's store in Lacey. What an adventure! Cabela's is a hunting, camping, hunting, fishing, hunting, boating, hunting, kayaking (did I mention hunting?) store, that is quite a destination store. Meaning, people come to your town specifically to shop at this store. It was incredible inside. The whole center of the interior is a museum of every kind of animal (and then some) that you could think of...including a very large aquarium, a large display of African animals, a waterfall, and even an airplane hanging from the ceiling. They have a special restaurant, a general store, a fishing gear store, a hunting rifle store, a clearance store, meeting rooms, tents, and boats. It's like a mall all enclosed in one large building. We spent about an hour wandering around looking at all the exhibits and a bit of the merchandise, then had dinner in the restaurant. So here are some pictures. Pretty cool place, even if you are not into hunting or fishing or camping or hunting or boating...did I mention hunting??? LOL! (For the record, we do NOT like hunting. John likes to fish, catch and release. We both like to kayak and hope to have one someday, and we are always looking for neat things to put in our trailer.)

Elk and deer and even a moose!

Part of the African display. What a gorgeous elephant!

Checking out the trout in the aquarium.

The airplane swoops down over the shoppers.

Talking over life with the walrus.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Life has been busy. Guess it goes without saying. I have been plugging away on all the things that have been on my plate...studying for my insurance exam, creating a blog for Lacey Thread Designs, stitching and designing, design layout, cleaning house, working full time, etc. It's been a busy two weeks, or three. I've lost count!!!

I discovered when you have more than one blog on Blogger, you can't have the same sign in and use different profiles in the side bar. Kinda of a strange thing to discover. I didn't want the profile on the new blog to be quite so personal. Oh well.

I discovered Facebook. I am discovering long lost friends on Facebook. What a nice surprise!!! See the link in my sidebar. Facebook is sooooo much more grown up and sophisticated than My Space. I have a page on My Space, but only to keep track of other people. I like Facebook. I don't really like My Space, it is so cluttered and busy.

We discovered that the new grand baby will most likely be a boy!!! What a change that will be for this family of all girls!!! I'm thinking blue, blue, blue!!!!

We spent the day at Ocean Shores, WA, a couple weeks ago. A huge tree stump with all the roots still attached had washed up on shore during a large storm since last summer when we were there. The picture above is just a small part of the roots. It's a very impressive stump!! Lizzie and her friend Sabrina had fun walking around. We sat out of the wind and enjoyed watching the ocean. I love being at the ocean, life's stresses seem to fall into less stressful places when I am at the ocean, and it brings healing to sore emotions, and hope for the future. It sort of puts all things in my life into perspective.
So, I am off to create my first post on my new blog, Lacey Thread Designs!!