We took a trip to the nail salon and out to lunch to celebrate Aunt Caylyn's birthday.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
There's something magical about that first snowfall of the year. As soon there was light, little girls were eagerly searching for their snowpants and gloves.
Annabelle took this opportunity to try out the snowboard she found back in the forest.
What do you think Aunt Deidra and Uncle Troy? She looks like a natural to me!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Sorry for the blogging absence.
This is what we have been up to:
The Nutcracker, Christmas parties, spending time with friends doing gingerbread houses, decorating crafts, and cookies. The girls have also been sharing their musical talents by playing their instruments at church and for our neighbors.
We celebrated Christmas in our new home:
We entertained in our new home, both new friends and old friends. Below is our long-time Kansas friend Melissa, who became a Seattleite several years before we did:
In other news:
Christie is becoming more city-smart with her driving. Nobody honked or made any obscene hand gestures while she drove to downtown Seattle five consecutive days for cancer testing.
The cancer testing results were good- almost five years out now!
We visited the King Tut exhibit. It is leaving United States for good now. The girls were impressed that King Tut was buried in gold flip-flops. We are wrapping up our Egypt unit study in school so the timing of this exhibit in our hometown was perfect.
Violet has started Kindergarten.
Christie has started coursework to earn speech pathology re-certification.
Ricky has been commuting 20 miles a day on his bike. Microsoft regularly reward his efforts with free gift cards, bike tune-ups, and recently paying for majority of a new commuting bike for him.
Aliah and Annabelle took their first skiing lesson and loved it. They have three more lessons scheduled this month. Ricky has enjoyed getting back on the slopes now that we live only and hour from the mountains.