Behold! Nearly a year in coming, our pictures from visiting Mt. Rainier are finally here. We wanted to take the kids to see a mountain – a big mountain – and Mt. Rainier clearly qualified.
I met the love of my life in Bagley Hall at the University of Washington. I literally picked her out as soon as I took my seat in class as the girl I would pursue at my new school in my new town. I was surprised, later, to find her on my bus back to Woodinville (the beloved 522). It must have been fate.
One of the very first attractions I visited on moving to Seattle was Snoqualmie Falls. Snoqualmie was always a go-to attraction when we had visitors and it remains one of my very favorite places to visit. In the rainy season the entire falls can be a wall of water while in the summer only the center comes thundering down.
Normally when one sibling dumps a bucket of water on the other’s head there’s going to be trouble. This time around, though, both parents and children were in a good mood and the water on the head only served to further lighten the mood during our visit with the Rogans Continue reading
Our friends Karen and Charlie Worcester had their bouncing baby girl just a few weeks before we arrived in Seattle. Emma, as always, enjoyed meeting a new baby. The highlight of the visit, though? Not the new baby but rather Charlie’s impressive collection of ancient Matchbox cars. Continue reading
We took our summer vacation this year in sunny Seattle with Grandma and Grandpa Mandel. The weather was glorious throughout the entire trip so Emma and Henry had a great time in Grandpa’s huge backyard. We went to Kirkland for the 4th of July, first playing at the lake and later watching the parade. Continue reading