Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009


John Stewart: "Canada has world leaders sign their guest book? Are you a country or a bed and breakfast?"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

San Diego

Our trip to San Diego was fantastic. We had a wonderful time with Spencer's parents. They showed us around the city like true professionals. On Friday we walked through Presidio Park and Old Town. Saturday morning we were able to meet up with my longtime friend, Nichole and her daughter Maliyah.Early in the evening on Saturday we headed off to Coronado Island and Imperial Beach. It was so beautiful. I forget how much I love watching the surf and strolling through the sand. We even let Van test it out.After attending our church meetings on Sunday we took a stroll through Heritage Park. It's a beautiful park dedicated to preserving the city's Victorian architecture. We ended the night with some of Shirley's tasty pie and an exciting game of Monarchy.
Monday we went to Balboa Park; the largest urban park in America. It was gorgeous. The buildings were stunning and the gardens were amazing. I wish we had had more time there, there was so much more to see. Before heading home we made a quick stop at In-N-Out; yum.All in all, it was a great vacation. The weather was perfect, the company delightful, and food delicious. Van had so much fun with his grandparents. He loved reading books with Grandma and going on early morning walks with Grandpa. Can't wait to go back!

We're Back

Let the unpacking and loads of laundry begin.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sun, Sun, Sun

Here we come.

{picture via flickr}

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Lunch in new high chairFeeling gravelSwingingTouching grass


Van definitely does not like mangoes. They make him throw up.

Monday, February 16, 2009

7 Months

Van is growing up so fast. I can't believe he's seven months. The little guy is doing so many things that continue to make his mommy and daddy proud. He is crawling, sitting, babbling, pulling himself up to standing position, and using a raking grasp (he's working on his pincer). He's fascinated with how his hands and fingers work and loves to shake things.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


For Valentines Day we decided to purchase some tickets to this concert on July 11th. Now that's what I call love.We also picked up some deliciousness here. The Chocolate Raspberry with raspberry chocolate ganache filling was heavenly.And we were lucky enough to have friends in town to watch Van so we went to the Beach Cafe in downtown Kirkland for dinner.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I love Necco Sweethearts, but only the white ones. I would love to receive an entire box of them for Valentines Day.


Now that Van is crawling more effectively he thinks he can go anywhere and do anything. However, he has no concept of empty space or gravity. I have found him crawling into the fireplace, climbing into his car seat, maneuvering over his Bumbo in an attempt to scale the bookcase, climbing into the laundry basket, and pulling himself up on the couch. Just yesterday I caught him in standing position, hanging onto the window curtain trying to get out of his co-sleeper.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Crawler

Weird Weather

Snow. Sun. Snow.


I love the feeling of clean sheets . . . so pleasant and satisfying.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ready to Roll

Spencer and I are now registered for our race. We will be running the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle half marathon on June 27th. All who are interested are welcome to join us. I can't guarantee that it will be fun, but I hear it will be worth it.