Behind the Scene of my Latest Newspaper Article

I have for you a quick post with a link to my latest newspaper article, a story I wrote earlier this year about a trip we took to the local glass museum.  This is one of the two submissions I sent in when I applied to become a reader columnist for The News Tribune.  I had originally planned to make a blog post out of it and so I took many pictures of the boys while we toured the museum but then instead, I wrote a piece for the newspaper editors.

Shall I give you a peek at those old pictures? Yes?  Very well then.  The greater Tacoma area shall not see the behind the scenes photos that go along with the article, so I am glad to share them with you.

Here is Cody running towards the front entrance of the glass museum with Husband trying to keep up.  It was this energy (times two, when you consider Carter) that had me worried about setting foot in the Museum of Glass.

Running towards glass

Here you can see the cone that is the chimney of the Hot Shop where the artists do their thing.

Glass Museum Collage

Below is a section of Ray Turner’s Population, one of these faces the boys thought looked like their school bus driver.

Ray Turner Population

And finally I took a picture of myself taking a picture from the outside of the gift shop.  Also you can see Husband and the boys fully taking in one of the exhibits inside the museum.

Glass Museum Collage2

Hope you enjoy the article that goes along with these pictures!

Please remember that I want to keep my blog and identity hush-hush.  I love comments and shares on the newspaper’s website (thank you to those of you that did so on my other articles!) but try and refrain from calling me Shoes or mentioning ShoesOnTheWrongFeet.  Thanks!

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About shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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8 Responses to Behind the Scene of my Latest Newspaper Article

  1. Hetterbell says:

    I really enjoyed your article. It sounds like you all had a lovely time. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      Thank you. We had a great time. I am a huge fan of taking the kids to museums although I was worried that the glass museum could lead to disaster, not because they are naughty or would misbehave but simply because they are children with energy and sometimes get over enthusiastic – something glass art may not fair well being exposed to.

  2. ksbeth says:

    fantastic article and pics ) keep it up, you are very good at it – beth

    • shoes says:

      Thanks. I enjoy being published in the newspaper but I am having a much harder time than I originally thought I would working under deadline and coming up with newspaper-worthy writing. On the days my articles run, the stress and pressure are all worth it.

  3. Jodi says:

    I think Hubby and Cody have the same expression in that first photo….:-)

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