A New Home and New Adventures

We recently moved.  We now have a house of our own.  In all honesty, it was a painful process.  There was not one part of the whole home-buying process that I liked.  But all the time and effort did really pay-off. We now are homeowners - scary, but pretty cool all at the same time. …

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Spring Break 2014 Review In Pictures

Spring Break 2014! It started with Easter and ended with my Grandmother's 85th Birthday Party.  I took a few days off and Stella and I made the best of the week. Instead of just writing about it, I decided it would be better to show in pictures. It all started with a visit from the …

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A Day at the Seattle Zoo with Old Friends

Stella has one friend that she has known since birth.  He is a few months older than her and lives in Portland.  But every once in a while, we get together to catch-up and let the kids play. This time, Alex and his family came to Seattle, so we met for a morning at the …

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A Trip to Disneyland – Saving the Best Gift for Last

Our final birthday gift to Stella was a trip to Disneyland.  We had been planning this trip for months, but decided not to tell Stella until the night before we were to leave. She was surprised, excited, but at the same time, I don't think she quite understood what it was really all about. Once …

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A Fancy Nancy Party

A week ago Stella went to her cousin's birthday party - the theme was "Fancy Nancy".  Fancy Nancy is a little girl that loves anything and everything that is fancy: feather boas, posh clothing and anything French. The invitation said to dress as "Posh as you like", so Stella made sure to wear her favorite …

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Hiking To Twin Falls

I am normally not much of a nature enthusiast, but am starting to find that hiking, biking and other strenuous outdoor activities are the only way to burn my daughter's endless amount of energy. After a quick Google search, I found the Washington Trail Associations short list of good hikes for kids, Twin Falls being …

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Super Hero Bowling Party Fun

A few weeks back, Stella was invited to a Super Hero themed bowling birthday party at West Seattle Bowl.  The party attendees were told to where their favorite Super Hero costume. Not being a fan of costumes myself, I wasn't sure how Stella would respond to the request. Of course, Stella was thrilled by the …

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