Sunday, June 29, 2008

Like Jiffy Pop

June really flew by! Amazing... Rachel is a little more pregnant (her belly looks like Jiffy Pop - Jude must be playing a game of hacky sack in there), and we moved into our new home in North Tacoma. We closed around the middle of the month but immediately began the following major projects:

1) Scraped the popcorn ceilings in the living room and dining room
2) Textured all the walls in the downstairs (professional texturizers)
3) Painted all the walls and ceilings in the downstairs (3 coats total)
4) Resurfaced all the kitchen cabinets and installed new hardware
5) Installed washer and dryer
6) Moved everything into the house!
7) Am I missing something? I dunno, but just thinking of all of that makes me tired. We've been installing curtains, buying extra furniture, spraying down the outside of the house, pruning the arboretum that came with the house, taking trips to the dump... it's crazy.

We could not have done this without the following special hard workers:
  • Mom (Linda)
  • Mom (Carol)
  • Dad (Bob)
  • Chris*
  • Jeanne*
  • Josh
  • Andrew, the traveling Brit that Mom (Linda) met on the Amtrak train somewhere between Klamath Falls and Eugene. Very funny... I may write a special story about Andrew.
  • Angela
  • Hannah & Christina (they helped eat our food :-)
*Chris and Jeanne had so much fun the first time that they took 2 days off and came back the next week!

We'll definitely post photos in a few days. It's fun to see the before and after "greatest generation" style make way for the "gen x" style.

Monday, June 02, 2008

A Sunny Day in Seattle

We took advantage of the sunny weather the other day by taking Jackson and Jude to Lincoln Park (in West Seattle). Behind me is the Olympic Mountains. Rachel and I really need to get over there, but between Jude and moving into a house, such a journey might be delayed by another summer. (the Hoh Rainforest must wait...)

Rachel looking adorable and coy on the park bench.

A close up of Jackson, Jude (at 6 months along), Puget Sound, and the Olympics. We're really going to miss W. Seattle!