Hi, I'm Dawn Klinge, welcome!  I write here because doing so helps me to take notice of the sweet things in life.




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The convenience of my camera phone is wonderful, but the quality isn't as good.  I only print photos once a year, putting my favorites into what my son calls "our yearbook".  I've started to wonder if all my lower quality camera pics are going to be a problem when it comes time to print our book.  I hope not.  The picture above was taken at an outdoor movie night at the park.  I actually liked the pixel(ly) look it had in this case. 

Derek and I celebrated our sixteenth anniversary in Friday night with dinner in downtown Bellevue.  Dinner was good, the company was even better.  We decided to walk around after dinner and just enjoy the city, finding dessert somewhere along the way.  Unfortunately, my high heels were not designed for walking.  I ended up with an open wound on my foot.  When I saw a grassy patch of grass, all I wanted to do was sink my sore feet into it's lush goodness.  I asked Derek if he wouldn't mind just running to the Starbucks across the street and bringing dessert over to the grass.  The I walked a little farther, turned a corner, and discovered the most beautiful park, right in the middle of the city.  How have we lived here so long and not known about this park?  Dessert in the park, no shoes required, turned out to be my favorite part of the evening.  We liked this park so much that we're going to take the kids there today after church, for a picnic.  And this time I'm going to bring my good camera!

Yesterday was our warmest day of year yet, and I was loving it.  We made it into the eighties!  Friends, sunshine, water, good food, it was perfect.


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Reader Comments (8)

So lovely. And I really like the vintage look of the photos taken by your phone.

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

i know what you mean - my son did find a place that prints specifically iphone pictures (or instagram photos) I will ask him about it.
Bellevue Park - we were just right by there! And today is H-O-T !!

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

Congratulations on the anniversary, Dawn! That is a wonderful picture of you guys. We really enjoy that Bellevue park too!

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersibella

Happy anniversary!!

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSybille

Happy Anniversary, Dawn! I remember that park. Jenny and I would go there often. It was one of our favorites as well.

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

Thank you everyone, for your kind words. : )

August 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

Oh, Dawn - you made it into the eighties? I ACHE for your weather. We've been in the mid to upper nineties almost continually since before the 4th of july and it's been exhausting. No sleep at night. No fun to be out in the sun. I smile at the thought that you can walk around a corner and find yourself on the edge of that heretofore unknown and HUGE swath of grass, water and sculpture. I need to go around more corners -

Love to see your hair down, too. So lovely.

August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

Kristen- Thank you. : ) I feel for you. I know that the heat can get exhausting, especially if you need to work outside. I try to remind myself of that when I want to start complaining about our lack of hot weather.

August 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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