Six months down celebration and the Gipsy All-stars

December marked the half-way mark for Tom’s intern year. To celebrate we decided to try out Ray’s Boat House, a restaurant a friend recommended. It was a typical Seattle day, overcast and moody- perfect for sitting near the window watching the boats go out while enjoying some scrumptious seafood. Scotland as you can see was […]

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A collection of unconnected thoughts

After months of debate and diliberation (with myself) I finally decided to take advantage of the Black Friday/Cyper Week sales and buy an upright freezer. I hate spending money, especially lots of it on one thing and went back and forth with whether this was a wise choice. But in the spirit of provident living, […]

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Thanksgiving Report

We had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend. We celebrated Saturday so Tom could join us, but my folks and sisters came up Thursday night so we’d have a day for fun. Friday we headed downtown for all the Christmas festivities. We unfortunately missed the parade, but we did get to enjoy the huge Macy’s tree, and […]

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Making the most of it

Tom is required to get four days off a month- that is not in addition to weekends. And he’s just been meeting his requirement the last few months. Scotter wakes up nearly every morning, asking for his Dad only to cry when I tell him, that I’m sorry, he’s at work. You can’t imagine a […]

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Some thoughts on canning

Two weeks ago, Scotter and I spent three days at my parents’ house. We went up to celebrate my Mom’s birthday, let Tom sleep in peace as he was working nights, and just absorb a bit more sunshine before the fall gray hits Seattle. My parents’ garden was overflowing with produce and being the waste […]

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Karlsven Visit

Following the family reunion Getti and her kiddos followed us back to Seattle for a week of fun. Four kiddos two and under is pretty intense, but we had fun! Here’s some picts: Riding the radio flyer on the back patio Seattle’s weather is gorgeous in the summer- mild and comfortable. It makes mid-day picnics […]

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Pete Family Reunion

Between Sabina and Brigette’s visit was our Pete Family reunion at my folks house. It was such a blast to get all the cousins together, work on some projects for my parents, and spend lots of time laughing and chatting together. I’m feeling slow of speech today so pictures will have to do. Remember what […]

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Sister Visits!

One of the perks of moving to the west is that we’re a whole lot closer to family.  Originally we thought we were going to be moving to Utah- minutes from Brigette and an hour from Sabina. Being so far from them was the hardest part of moving to Seattle. You can only imagine my […]

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Dad time

Since our time with Tom is fairly limited, we’ve been trying to make the most of it. Sometimes that means carefree days at home, but more typically it’s been fun outings. Here’s a few pictures from some summer favorites: One weekend we hit the Chinese festival in China town. We were hoping it would be […]

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