Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We celebrated Thanksgiving day very casually, just the three of us. We all got to sleep in and relax, and then we went for a drive up the canyon. It was raining everywhere, but miraculously as soon as we reached the spot where we wanted to go on a little hike, it wasn't raining! We had a scenic little stroll in the snow. When we got in the car and started driving, we were immediately in the rain again.

Instead of turkey, I made a quiche using my mom's fantastic recipe. And some apple pie. Jewell at a croissant and a heap of Wheat Thins. My little carb-lover.

But we did eat a bunch of turkey, like everyone else. Our Thanksgiving really happened last Sunday, when Trevor and Amanda came to visit and be part of the big feast held at her grandparent's house here in Selah. Talk about a buffet! And lots of people. Yet all Jewell ate was a muffin. Typical. But we feasted and Jewell had a great time playing with all the kids there. Trevor and Travis went skiing (some newly fallen snow) on Saturday, and we all rough-housed in the living room (and hugged)...

Also, I just finished painting this little wooden cradle I found for Jewell at an antique store in Seattle. I have a new-found love for spray paint!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Summer to Fall, Seattle to Selah

Lots of changes! Jewell is almost 22 months old now! She has given up bottles and naps months ago (above photo taken in June), and her babbles are turning into a constant stream of new words.

We have made the big move out of the big city out to the Yakima area. Selah, actually. It's a little over 2 hours from Seattle. We miss our friends and the greenery (and the zoo!) but we are relishing all the space in our new place and are making friends.

Here's some photos of us during our last few months in Seattle...

Travis' birthday cake (June 21), and some other cooking creations including a homemade blackberry pie made with locally picked berries, and some lemon cookies.
Travis and Jewell have both really enjoyed the iPhone
Snuggling with Daddy...
...and Mommy
Jewell and Lambkin walking to the park
Gasworks park with Trevor and Amanda (they came to visit and go to a Seahawks game)
Visiting cousins and family in Milton-Freewater (Mason and Jewell getting some energey out at Church)
This year, there was lots of sunshine in Seattle
Renae, Jewell and I celebrating at Noah's Bagels in Capitol Hill after helping move her stuff to a new studio apartment
I will miss Licton Springs park
We moved on Halloween...and just made it to the Selah 1st Ward Halloween party.
Jewell loves to dress need for a holiday
Some staples: Cheerios and yogurt
Room to run and play at our new place