Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Little bits of what we've been up to


We had a great time visiting with my mom and sister last week. The weather was cold and rainy every day, but the day they left. My mom kept saying she couldn't figure out why real estate is so expensive here - she couldn't understand why any one would want to live here! We've been liking it so far, and not minding the weather - I have found it pretty similar to Nova Scotia. While we had visitors we were able to go the children's museum in Everett which the kids loved, we went to a store at the Everett Mall where you dig for fossils (I thought it was kind of lame, but the kids had a good time) and we went to the zoo on the day mom and Jessica left. We kept busy and I tried out lots of new recipes - fun times! I think my favorite recipe was the frozen peanut butter hot chocolate recipe from Serendipity in NY (I found it in January's Bon Apetit magazine, but you can find it - here). We also played lots of Blokus and scrabble! Mom and Jessica are getting ready to move back to Nova Scotia and we are so glad that they got to come for a visit before they left Phoenix!

Today the kids and I headed to a shopping area in North Seattle called University Village. I was meeting a friend from my veg prep days (that was my on-campus job during most of my college years). It was great to see her and her little girl. We had a great time catching up and I was proud of myself for getting there and back on the commuter buses!

And we are excited because tomorrow, Jason's brother, Ryan is coming to visit us for the evening. He's in town for work and we are excited to catch up with him. Joshua and Delia just wish he could bring some friends (that's what they call their cousins) too.

6 comments:

Honey said...

I wish Ryan could have brought some friends too! How fun to have visitors and go to fun places. I'm so impressed with your bus skills - way to go!!

ps. have Jason give Ryan a big kiss for me? :) the cheek will do.

Rebecca said...

Glad you have had some visitors. We want to come visit too!! Way to go on getting around so well already. That picture looks delicious!! I'll have to try it out.

Nisa said...

We are so grateful that you guys are settling in to your new home and exploring the area! I wish some of your rain could hit us here in Texas. So I guess when we get sick of the heat and you get sick of the rain, we can switch houses.

Margaret said...

I'm also proud of you for doing the commuter bus! It was so fun to see you. We will go get cupcakes when I get back.

Suzie said...

Wow, I guess I haven't run into Sarah at church lately. I had no idea that you guys had moved. That is one big move! I hope that you guys are settling in alright and liking your new home. Email me sometime, I would love to hear more about the big move.

Angela and Aaron said...

Wow I am not good at checking out blogs. I know this is a litte late but I am sorry to hear about your grandpa. On a light note... I love that you made the frozen hot chocolate! Aaron and I are obsessed. I picked some up at Serendipity last summer while I was in New York. We have not had the peanut butter kind but we will have to try that recipe. I hope all is well in Washington!