Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Working (outside the home...)

After a 4 year hiatus, I'm back working again.  Currently, I'm going in 2 days a week.  Without going into too much detail, I've loved everything about it - especially, the location.  This is not only where I spent the first 8 years of my career but, where J & I spent the first 5 years of our marriage, SLU...

My car spent the first few weeks way up here with this view all day...
But, after having to walk across one of Seattle's tallest (pee your pants) overpasses many times, I quickly found free parking at sea level.  Now this mama that's scared of heights & loves water gets to walk this pedestrian only path with this view.  
Home away from home... 

Man Sandals.

I love every part of this blog post.  If you hate men's feet (like me) & their summer footwear, this is a must read.

Monday, 2 July 2012


Our hearts go out to all effected by the Colorado wild fires.  It's hard to believe we were in the Springs less than a year ago driving through these beautiful canyons that are now on fire, thick with smoke.  Karen, Lo, Alyssa, Holly, Char - you & your communities are all in our prayers.  


What's on my summer bucket list?  Here's a few items that pop to mind.

Ride my bike across the I-90 floating bridge
Read my Bible more
Make sure L learns to swim
Find the perfect strapless bra
Learn to BBQ
Sign-up for a half marathon
Learn how to submit studies for CRBB review for WORK (yes, I said the W word... - more on that later...)
Get into nature often
Eat something from our garden at least 80% of our summer dinners
Minimal TV
Get Ax potty trained!
Meet all our neighbs and memorize their names

First item we're trying to check off:  Swimming.  L's been in swim lessons & she's making great progress.  She's usually in classes with all boys & does great.  Axel sits patiently watching his best friend while eating his seaweed & cashews.

Sleep sack.

I went through a BUNCH of boxes of boys & girls clothes to pass on.  As I was weeding through the piles, L found an old sleep-sack & insisted she should sleep in it one last time.  This goofball slept soundly all night.