I went all out today and changed the look of my blog around! The original plain blue background just wasn't fun enough. We'll be flying to Utah on the 25th!! I'm very excited for the holidays! I would totally have most of my Christmas shopping done but I'm waiting to buy everything until we're there in Utah. I can't wait to see my families and friends! I definitely need to get a baby fix since the baby hunger is creeping up again! The Taylor family has the cutest kids! I have realized that I am going to miss being here at home though! I have grown to love it here and have made so many sweet, fun friends. I'm glad that I don't dread being here. Sorry if this post is rather random! I also wanted to say that my skin is clearing up! I don't know how many people knew about my skin acting up but just to fill you all in... In August, I started getting these patches of really dry skin and they ended up spreading on my arms and all over my legs over time. Finally, on monday, we got in to see a Dermatologist and they said it was a certain form of eczema called Nummular Eczema. Fun, right? They prescribed me this ointment and I started using it last night and put some more on this morning (they said to use it twice a day) and I'm already seeing big improvements! Such a relief. I always seem to get the weird sicknesses. Anyways, my skin is getting better and I'm feeling healthy and strong! P.S. I'm already listening to Christmas music! I love this time of year!
My friend told me about this cool walking trail that is near by us that leads down to the bottom of the sound. Out in the water there is an old shipwreck! Jake and I went down there two sundays ago to check it out and had a very enjoyable time. There were big trees that were changing into many pretty fall colors and leaves all over the trail. Near the end of the trail was a sign that explained where the ship came from and why it is out there in the water. Jake knows the story better since he read the whole thing while I was wandering around snapping pictures but what I understand is that it was originally tied up in the Port of Olymipa and some Sea Scouts were going to renovate it but the ship ended up getting blown away in a storm one night and ended up in the bottom of the Sound and that is where it has stayed.
When we got down to the water, it was high tide and we weren't able to get around some trees to get closer to the ship but we did get to see the pier where they used to load ships full of weapons and ammunition during WWII! We'll have to get back there soon when it's low tide and show you guys pictures of the ship! Here's some pictures that I took during our outing. Enjoy!