Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

For Mom

Ichabod Ollivander of Sleepy Hollow Pann
Age: 7 months

Friday, December 13, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving and Tradition

This year I hosted Thanksgiving because momMA and WA Dad had been in Africa for two weeks so momMA didn't have time/energy to prepare anything and her two boys were each with the in-laws for the holiday. Normally, it is just JP and me. We eat what we feel like, which may or may not be turkey, stay in our PJs all day and go to a movie in the evening. This year, he was house/dog-sitting, so we decided to have Thanksgiving there and invited the rest of my WA family - Tim, Megan, MJ and Theo - to join us. It was fun. JP and I cooked all day, Megan brought the most delicious dip in the whole world, and I was able to enjoy all the people I love out here.

The Friday after Thanksgiving, it is tradition to go downtown to watch the Tree Lighting at Westlake Center. This year, I roped momMA into going with me. We rode the bus directly to the center, sang some Christmas carols, watched the tree lighting and Macy's star, saw the fireworks, visited the gingerbread houses, experienced the snow at Pacific Place and rode the monorail to Seattle Center where we split a Mod Pizza and took in the Christmas lights. It was a fun weekend.
 Ichabod "helping" prepare the Thanksgiving meal

 Auntie's beautiful girl, Tim and JP

 momMA, WA Dad, Megan, Auntie's boy

My view Friday morning, after the big day. I sat on the couch, sipped hot cocoa and watched the sky lighten as the sun came up.

Video of the tree lighting, star, and fireworks

Westlake Center Tree and Macy's Star

Gingerbread House at the Sheraton

Seattle Center tree with the Space Needle and its tree on top!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ichabod Ollivander

JP has been out of town, so Ichabod has blessed me with his presence each night when I'm trying to sleep. He doesn't just curl up at your feet like a normal cat. No, he has to be right in your face, paws on your cheek or under your cheek and he prefers to actually have half his body on top of your nose and mouth so you can't breathe. I finally pushed him off enough to not suffocate and this is what he settled for. Notice, I still couldn't get the paws away from my face.

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Night With My Babies

 Playing dress-up in Tee's clothes

Notice their cute

 Working on puzzles with Sadie's help

Tee's sleepy boy

Playing Princess
(and no I'm not Asian, and no, I don't know what happened to my nose...I must have gained weight there, too)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


My Health students each made a self-esteem poster last week which included five things at which they excelled. Every one of them included cooking as a hobby they enjoyed so I decided rather than give them a paper/pencil exam I would have them each cook a meal from his/her country. Yum. Everything was so delicious. They all took it quite seriously and were very proud of their contributions. We ate til we were full and for dessert I taught them a quick way to make donuts...a request they made last week.

Friday, November 1, 2013


Here's a glimpse of Halloween this year:
1. A video of Indie Grace's Haunted Mansion
2. My favorite Trick-or-Treaters
3. A delicious Halloween dinner made by JP

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sneak Peek...

MomMA and I went on our annual camping trip this past weekend. Here is a preview of our time in Oregon. More pictures (probably a video) to be added soon. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013


Here is my Miss Molly singing "Jesus Loves Me." When her momma asks her what else the Bible says, she responds, "He'll be in my heart." Smart girl for a 2 year old. Good training from parents!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

M&M Update

Miss Molly and Daddy

Miss Maggie

Mommy and Her Girls