Today’s mission was to find dress shoes for Hannah to wear to her 8th grade graduation dance. We power shopped our way through the task of purchasing her first pair of heels. Mission accomplished!

We rewarded ourselves with a visit to Birdsacre – Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s home to permanently injured birds that are unable to survive in the wild. Although we’ve been before, I never cease to be awed by the beauty of the birds.


This Red-Tail Hawk is stunning.


But, it’s the owls that thrilled the both of us. This Barred Owl looks much like the one I caught eyeing the ducks this past winter.


This Great Horned Owl appeared to be as interested in us as we were in him.