I would just like to start off by saying this is going to be a LONG post so sit back and grab a cup of coffee and enjoy Forks! It was a FIVE hour drive from Bellingham, WA where we were staying to Forks, WA home of the Twilight books:) Conan and I got up at 6:30am and were off. Our first stop was an hour away, we needed to take the Keystone ferry over to Port Townsend (and let me just say that was so cool, I have never been on a ferry before that carried you and your car!) Port Townsend was such a cute town lots of OLD buildings and great people. After Port Townsend the next big town was Port Angeles ( for those of you Twilighters you already know that Port Angeles is also a very well know town in the book) Then about an hour later we made it to Forks. I have to say that Forks was EXACTLY like Stephenie Meyer's described it in the book, there was nothing there really. EVERYTHING in the town was about Twilight all the restaurants had signs saying Bella eats here and there were TONS of Twilight gift shops. There was even one shop that ONLY sold Twilight things it was called "BeDazzled by Twilight" and it was the busiest place in Forks. On our way out of Forks Conan and I got pulled over for speeding:( BUT Twilight was our get out of jail free card! The police officer said that as long as we didn't call him Charlie Swan he would let us go lol, and then he gave me some stickers that had Forks police department on them YES! Oh what a great day! Here are some of our pictures along the way!
The Start of our Trip Arriving In Port Townsend Almost there! *******We Made it********** Bella's Truck By the end of our trip my good friend Lindsay (who we stayed with) was HOOKED! Let me just say that when I was reading these books she thought I was CRAZY and now she can't stop she is already done with book one "Twilight" and starting book two "New Moon" and its only been four days!! LOVE IT
There are quite a few things lately that could very well drive me to the crazy farm. Such things as washing, folding and putting away laundry for five, dishes picking up the SAME toys 10 times a day, listening to Carley's every day melt down and then there is her bangs. I have decided to let then grow out and it is truly driving me CRAZY. I cant see how she can see and because she refuses to keep anything in her hair this is what she looks like all day long, her bangs all in her eyes. What I'm I going to do with this little girl! Any suggestions???
So for Cameran fourth birthday back in October she asked for a pony party and her LOVE for horses has only gotten stronger. EVERY morning, afternoon, and night she lines ALL of her horses up and plays for hours. I personally love the fact that she includes a giraffes in her line up because all who know me know that I have loved giraffes sense I was a little thing:)
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all the members of my home group. For the past four weeks now we have been diving into this great book called 40 days of love by Rick Warren. As luck would have it tonight in our book we talked about forgiveness and what the bible tells us about forgiving. I have always found myself to be an extremely forgiving person and lately that has truly been put to the test with someone who has been for the past 6 months continuing to harass myself and my family with e-mails, text messages and even vandalizing our property. I have really been struggling with forgiveness lately and just trying to figure out WHY people are so mean and hateful. But after tonight I have decided to hand it ALL over to God and let him have his will. This thing is so much greater then I am and I just don't have the strength to fight it any more. I'm truly thankful to have such a great support team around me, people who are protecting my heart and truly are great people. Thank you to EVERYONE in our home group, My grandparents, sister and close friends, you all have been Conan & I's strength in this extremely trying time in our lives. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and in your hearts. All our Love, Conan & Melody
Conan and I took the girls for a little walk up by our house and had a blast splashing in ALL the puddles and just being together. God is so G.O.O.D!! I know a lot of you have herd me talk A LOT about Jacqui and wondered who she is soooo, this is our Jacqui!! Jacqui has become our third child. She is disabled and lives with us and we are soooooo truly blessed to have her in our lives! She is a BEAUTIFUL person and has tough us so much!