Monthly Archives: August, 2016

Quick Visit from Family

We missed the vacation with my mom’s family this summer because of our move.  However, they all graciously stopped by the new house on their way home from a week on Orcas Island.  It was fabulous to see everybody.The group saying hello to cousin Megan and little Nate in Canada (on the computer).Penny was embarrassingly …

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Shady Trees and Shaved Ice

Holly and best friend, Zoey, picking plums from our plum tree.And sitting in the shade.I love our front yard! We’ve had a brief reprieve from the heat, but more is on the way.  During one of the super hot days, the girls were keen to visit a local Hawaiian shaved ice shop.Refreshing!Linlee chose strawberry ice …

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Fire pit!

We have one now.  Aren’t those chairs too cute for words?  I’m actually looking forward to using it as we head into fall.  I like the idea of sitting around a crackling fire in the dusky evening when there is a nip in the air.

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In the nick of time!

The Seattle area is having a heat wave – bleh!  But we are sitting pretty in an air conditioned house for the first time ever.  Yahoo!  Or rather, I’m in the house while the girls are outside in the pool.  Now that we have a big, flat yard, we can even get a bigger pool for …

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We are home.

Girls on their new front porch.So the move happened.  We were not completely ready, but mostly ready.  It was a long, hot day.  The movers were a nice bunch of goofy guys.  We were physically and emotionally exhausted by the end of the day.  Everything seems to fit in the new house, which is a …

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Almost there…

Here are the girls in the new family room (Linlee is holding a stuffed mouse in front of her face).  Rob and I have one more weekend to pack; the movers arrive Monday morning.  Honestly, I don’t think we’re going to make it.  I am beyond stressed out.  Thankfully the only consequence will be that …

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