The Chicken and The Turtle

I’d posted a few months ago about Mitch having a job lined up, but we didn’t want to count our chickens before they hatched. I’m happy to report the chick has left the egg, he’s working in maintenance at an elderly assisted living apartment complex. He’s been there for a week now and has taken to it like a duck to water.

Mitch on his way to work with a homemade iced coffee in hand

Mitch on his way to work with a homemade iced coffee in hand

He’s much happier than when he was a Corrections Officer and I’m so grateful he’s happy and has a day job, no more dreaded graveyard or swing shift.

 

One of the best things about Medical Lake is Medical Lake!

I hope to kayak on this someday soon

I hope to kayak on this someday soon

It has a 3-mile trail that encircles the entire lake, going through part of the town, into the woods and pass Waterfront Park where picnics and baseball games frequently occur.

View of Medical Lake from the trail

View of Medical Lake from the trail

Wild sweet pea fills the air and consumes my senses as I ride my bike in the warm summer days.

This is BEEutiful!

It’s BEEutiful around the lake

The kindness of passers by, with a hello and a smile brings great joy to my heart, and reaffirms my love of this town.

Deer watching me as I snapped a photo of him as I rode my bike past him

Snap shot of a deer as I ride past on my bike

A variety of wildlife can be encountered on any given day, and Sunday the 20th of July I was on a bike ride with my friend Felicity when we saw a turtle digging a whole to lay her eggs.

Can you dig it?

Can you dig it?

We were so excited to see the egg laying process we’ve decided to return around the timeframe they are due to hatch. Hopefully I’ll be able to share baby turtle pictures around the end of September.

I'm working here, don't aske me to smile

I’m working here, don’t aske me to smile

Last week we took papa to get his eyes examined and out for his favorite meal of the day; breakfast.

Papa's new glasses! No not really. How cute is daddy doolittle.

Daddy Doolittle (he decided not to get these frames, thankfully)

 

Best breakfast hot chocolate ever!

Best breakfast hot chocolate ever!

 

The sectional sofa we got from Furniture Row was not the quality we’re used to getting from them, so they worked with us to exchange it. We now love all our Furniture Row purchases. Now that we’ve settled in I’m happy to share some photos of the house.

Exact sofa we had before we sold everything, just a darker color!

Exact sofa we had before we sold everything, just a darker color!

 

View from living room into kitchen

View from living room into kitchen

 

Kitchen little, but totally awesome

Kitchen little, yet totally awesome

Rolling cart from Furniture Row we love

Rolling cart from Furniture Row

Papa has been metal detecting in the yard recently and he has found a 50 cent piece and a marble, boy did that make his day! I hope everyone’s enjoying the abundant colors and smells of summer as much as we are.

Our first ever Fuchsia

Our first ever Fuchsia

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