the evergreen state of washington: Sunday Smiles: Love-ly Encouragement via Steven Curtis Chapman - 02/23/14 02:38 PM
February has definitely been a busy and challenging month on many fronts. One day, in particular, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed when a song came on by Steven Curtis Chapman. "Love Take Me Over" immediately cheered me up with its great tune and filled my heart with peace as I was reminded by the lyrics Who needs to be in charge of my days, weeks, and months - minute by minute. That's as true in your neck of the woods as it is here in Pierce County, Washington.

I'm hoping you will find this as encouraging and uplifting as I did. … (3 comments)

the evergreen state of washington: A Smile for Your Week - You Will LOVE This YouTube Video - 02/09/14 03:40 AM
This was just so adorable I wanted to share it with y'all and put a happy smile on your face! 

A smile for the week from your Pierce County Real Estate Broker / Agent - Kaye Swain. 

the evergreen state of washington: Learning & Helping to Keep Washington's Wild Critters AND Us Safe! - 01/29/14 12:06 PM
Washington is a state of many lovely and intriguing wonders - from the tall evergreens that give Washington its nickname of the evergreen state to the stately and majestic mountains, including the one we see from all over Pierce County - Mt. Rainier. 
Those wonders don't stop at inanimate objects either. There are plenty of delightful critters all around us. Geese - LOTS of geese - are a regular and enjoyable sight when driving through Lakewood, Steilacoom, and areas around JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord). My grandkids and I were thrilled to spot a deer munching the flowers at a home … (0 comments)

the evergreen state of washington: Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State - 01/08/14 03:17 PM

I drive through the Snoqualmie Pass in the state of Washington periodically when heading towards Idaho. It's a long but lovely drive however I never leave the main road to go explore. My senior mom went with me on one trip and loved it but probably won't go again for awhile. So when I saw this gorgeous photo and fascinating story of the history of this area, I just had to share it with her and with y'all. Isn't it beautiful!  Thanks to Sharon Lee for sharing this with us. 
I like to find interesting places in the world and then research … (4 comments)