Monday, September 28, 2009

I love it here.

I was out scouting locations today for a photo shoot I have coming up and I just need to say that I love it here! We only moved 10 minutes away from Puyallup but it's like a whole nother world. Living in "the country" as everyone calls it is such a blessing. Every time I leave my home I have the most incredible views of Mount Rainier and sweeping farm land. I feel like the trees are hugging me as I drive down the windy roads out here. Sometimes it reminds me of driving around the back roads between Canton and Cumming in Georgia, which strangely makes me feel at home. After 3 months it hasn't gotten old, the sense of gratitude hasn't even begun to wear off. I hope that in 10 years I'll still be driving home from somewhere and feel that overwhelming sense that this is where I belong. I have lived in many homes and in many cities but I have never felt so at home and at peace before. It's good to know that this is where we have landed and we're staying for good.

These spots are only 5 to 10 minutes from my home. What you can't see in the shot below is Mt. Rainier, big and beautiful, hiding behind the clouds. I snapped these with my Iphone so I could remember these spots for future photoshoots.




6 comments:

The Stroh Family said...

You've found the spot for next years family pics Thank you!!!!

Sarah J. said...

I agree! It's absolutely gorgeous down there! We were just down in Sumner yesterday and I was just telling Jake that I'd totally move down farther south- I, too, love, love, love the simple easiness of "country living." So happy for you guys!

KatSpy said...

You will not grow tired of it and your gratitude will be there for many, many years. 1 1/2 years ago, I went out of town and when I pulled back onto our driveway, my heart and eyes swelled with gratitude for where I lived. I'm sure Alan will love his 'homestead' too for many years. Plus, your kids can have more freedom. Hopefully that stint in the trailer will be a distant memory soon. ;)

Kathy said...

Hey Karina. It's Michelle's mother-in-law. I know exactly how you feel. Every time I drive down the hill to our house and see the lake I can't help saying to myself,"I love living here!" Congrats!

Georgia, Jason, and Abbi said...

I think with all the work it took you to get your new home it made it just that more special, plus it couldn't have been that hard, it truly is beautiful there!

Jaquelyn Martinsons said...

I'm so glad you guys feel at home in Graham. I was hesitant to move out here, but I love it and we will never leave. I still have to make fun of the fact that we have no fast food!