Devin and Dantzi's visit

This has been the most family-filled AugustĀ I’ve had- since, well, probably moving away for college. Seriously, all but two of my siblings visited our home last month, and the two that didn’t, I saw at my folks. It’s been wonderful! I’ve already catalogued the first three family events: reunion, Karlsven visit, and Grandma and Poppa […]

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Wanna go for a walk?

Today was a gorgeous, sunny, spring day. I went out to take a couple of photographs around the yard and then was enticed across the street, down the block, for a walk. Camera in tow, I decided to try to capture some of Spring’s beauty in its abundance. Seattle is a gorgeous place to live, […]

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Saint Edwards State Park

On MLK day we took advantage of the free entrance to state parks and headed to St. Edwards State Park near Kenmore. I was hoping a vigorous hike would jumpstart labor, and we wanted to take advantage of Tom’s day off to enjoy the outdoors. It’s a gorgeous park that sits on Lake Washington. Despite […]

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Finding the hidden gems

One of the real treats of moving to a new place is how often you discover little gems in everyday life. This morning Scotland and I walked up and over the hill by our house to the playground. We enjoyed running around on the outdoor basketball courts, climbing through the “spider web” and imagining up […]

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Happy Fall!

Picture taken at Sky nursery two days ago. (Nothing like Sky to make me feel like emptying my wallet!)

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Soaking up Cleveland

My emotions have been strange these past weeks. I tend to be quick to cry- be I happy, sad, or angry. I just have over-active tear ducts. That being said, they’ve been particularly refined these past weeks. I had my final student voice recital Friday- no tears. I cried my eyes out a few years […]

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Kamik Rainboots in RED!

A few weeks ago I mentioned my fixation with rainboots. Something about our imminent move to Seattle has convinced me that buying rainboots is top priority. And I tend to be rather one-track minded. At first I was convinced that Hunters were the way to go, their blog’s summary of their long and illustrious history […]

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Birdseed Waffles

Scotland woke up this morning requesting pancakes. In keeping with our “Enjoy Cleveland” week, I thought, why not? So we headed downstairs,  tied on some aprons and had at it. We made a slight digression from pancakes  to waffles when I found a recipe I had printed out a few weeks ago for multi-grain waffles […]

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