So last night I was awakened to brutal reality when I saw police officers, guns drawn, yelling and running around my backyard neighbor’s home. To be honest it’s not a neighbor I know well. Well they were able to apprehend their guy after a lot of yelling and a little scuffle. I was a little shocked as I stood 40 feet away from the activity in full view of what was going on. Power tool in hand, mouth probably hanging open in shock, but still as a statue. Don’t know if the statue would have moved any if guns had been blazing, but thankfully they remained silent.
UGH! I have problems letting my kids play outside. They are not allowed in the front yard without an adult or teenager present and now I’m thinking of imposing the same rules on the back yard.
What’s shocking is I live in the most peaceful, quiet, friendly town around. Makes me long for the country. But I’m sure they see this stuff there as well.
It broke my peaceful summer. So in order to reclaim it I’m posting pictures about the joyful things we’ve seen this last week.
Took my kids to the Beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. We intended to hike to the bottom and play in the river like in years past, but the trail was closed for upgrades. They figure it will take them three years to complete. Three years is way to long. Maybe they should assign the task to some wanna-be eagle scouts.
Maybe we’ll find an alternate path down, because I don’t think we can wait three years.
I also spied Mommy Deer and her Fawn. These deer visit daily a small residence in my town that is on a main road. Love seeing them. I saw the baby when it was less than a week old and I’ve been kicking myself for not having my camera with me ever since.
And to get us in the mood for our continuing Second Star Adventure, we just had to watch my favorite live-action Peter Pan Movie.
I nearly giggled with pleasure through the whole movie. Can’t tell you how long Peter Pan has been my friend. Just ask my mom.
And tonight, more magic happens. We are going to watch the Perseid meteor shower. So I’m off to find the sleeping bags so we can lay out, under the stars, on the lawn.
And while we are waiting for the sun to set I’ll just have to decide which book to read to the girls. I think I’ll follow this Lady’s advice.
Whew, finally finding a little peace again.