Monday, March 29, 2010

All Fools Day Parade

On Saturday we went to the Woodinville All Fools Day Parade. Highlights include the basset hound club, fighting parade participants, a horse wearing a suit, and senior citizens dancing in a bus.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I saw this milk ad in Parents magazine and thought it was so adorable. How beautiful are Rebecca Romijn's kids?

New Duds

I thought Van looked so cute in his new shirt and shoes today that I couldn't resist taking pictures. (He's been practicing his "cheese" in case you couldn't tell).


It was seventy degrees here on Wednesday. So for dinner, I packed a picnic and we went to Waverly Beach Park to enjoy some sunshine.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The charger for my new camera is lost. I can't find it anywhere!

For Your Viewing Pleasure


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Van's Vocabulary

New Words: Buzz, boat, fish, bubble, shoes, water, cup, "Grandka", and "Where'd go?"

Signs: please, thank you, all done, and bird.

Animal sounds: dog, duck, cow, cat, elephant, and monkey ("tsk, tsk").

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

When I was little my mom would always treat us with a visit from the leprechauns on St. Patrick's Day. It was one of my favorite traditions; I always looked forward to the bucket of green goodies. This year, the leprechauns visited our house too!


This is our kitchen. As you can see, it adjoins the family room. It's rather large and really clean. For the most part I am completely satisfied with it.

Eventually, I would like to replace the fixture with a pendant lamp and I've been eyeing these chairs for a while now. I think they'd work perfectly.

I'm not a fan of the curtains, however, the only idea we've come up with is to go with venetian blinds. Any thoughts?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Kelsey Creek Farm

Last Saturday was a beautiful day here in the Pacific Northwest. James and Tracy brought the kids down to visit us for the weekend and we spent Saturday morning walking around Kelsey Creek Farm. It was a lovely visit, that is until most of us were plagued with the dreaded stomach flu. Oh, the agony!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010


Why do I like this commercial so much?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Family Room

Here is a shot of our family room. I picked up the Jorun rug last week and we're trying to decide if it's a keeper. While I love the zig-zag pattern, it's a bit darker than I had envisioned.

We definitely need a TV solution, something shallower and preferably mountable. I'd also like to either paint the mantle white, or get a new shelf all together.

New curtains are a must. I'll probably stick with a neutral, but having some that reach the floor will make all the difference.

I'm planning on recovering our Stockholm chair with a cover from Bemz, but I don't know what color to go with. The chair will be placed by the sofa, along with a coffee table.

Any suggestions?


Resolution number two, run the second annual Rock 'N' Roll Seattle half marathon. We signed up over the weekend . . . let the training begin. Remember last years race?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


This little guy is Van's new word . . . "pooka".

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


My mom and brother, Nick, came for a visit over the weekend. Highlights include the Seattle Aquarium, Gas Works Park, the Ballard Locks, Grass Lawn Park, the Seattle Center, and Pike Place Market.