Closed

I'm way behind on writing and hope to catch up soon but I wanted to let you all know that we closed on our house today. YAHOO! It wasn't an easy process and there were even a few hiccups today. But we're done. Specific info to follow via e-mail.

Closed

I’m way behind on writing and hope to catch up soon but I wanted to let you all know that we closed on our house today. YAHOO! It wasn’t an easy process and there were even a few hiccups today. But we’re done. Specific info to follow via e-mail.

Our First Home

During the year of our engagement, Jeff moved into a single wide trailer in order to save money for the wedding. We lived there for one month after the wedding before we left for Guam. It was quite the experience.
On our trip up to Washington from Colorado, we went through Mountain Home and drove by our sweet little place on E 4th S. Not much has changed in the past 9 years.
One thing is sure. When it comes to housing, we have always improved on where we started.
Good times.

Our First Home

During the year of our engagement, Jeff moved into a single wide trailer in order to save money for the wedding. We lived there for one month after the wedding before we left for Guam. It was quite the experience.

On our trip up to Washington from Colorado, we went through Mountain Home and drove by our sweet little place on E 4th S. Not much has changed in the past 9 years.

One thing is sure. When it comes to housing, we have always improved on where we started.

Good times.

A Sign of the Times

I hadn’t talked with Mom in a few days and called this morning.  It seemed like a good idea to touch base before we headed her way on Friday.

We had originally planned on being there on Saturday but decided a few weeks ago to get there a day early.  Apparently I had failed to let her know that our plans changed because when I mentioned it she responded:

“Yeah, I read on your blog that your coming Friday.”

Oops.  Now that is some impressive communication.

A Sign of the Times

I hadn't talked with Mom in a few days and called this morning.  It seemed like a good idea to touch base before we headed her way on Friday.
We had originally planned on being there on Saturday but decided a few weeks ago to get there a day early.  Apparently I had failed to let her know that our plans changed because when I mentioned it she responded:
"Yeah, I read on your blog that your coming Friday."
Oops.  Now that is some impressive communication.

June 9th in Seattle



June 9th in Seattle, originally uploaded by j_bstuart.

Yes, it's June 9th and the kids are bundled in fleeces, raincoats and boots. Jeff heard on the news tonight that this is the coldest June since 1954. Apparently, Mother Nature thinks in December. Last time we visited from Texas in the summer I packed hats and gloves for the kids. I was made fun of so I scrapped that idea this year. I should have taken the risk of ridicule, they would have said I was so prepared. Instead I made a Target run yesterday and bought new rainboots for the kids. We had been going through at least two pairs of shoes and pants a day. It's just so wet and soggy.

Despite the frigid temps we are having a ball. We had a BBQ with some friends on Friday. It was so neat to have (almost) everyone together along with their kids.

Jeff's brother and his family were here this weekend. What a treat to have all of the cousins running around. There has been lots of wood chopping and stacking (Jack and Morgan have loved helping with this). Their cousin also brought his family over last night. Connor thought he'd found his own little doll when he met Michael's son Tyler. It was so sweet.

It's been so lovely to hang out, relax and enjoy each other. We're off to Bellingham and LaConner on Wednesday to see some friends and my aunt & uncle. Friday we head south to visit my family.