New Kitchen

Posted: April 10, 2016 in Ramblings

A picture of someone taking a picture of our soon-to-be kitchen.


More Spring Break!

Posted: April 9, 2016 in Ramblings

These photos were taken by The Man.  The last one was just a home photo, nothing to do with spring break, but too cute not to include!


Marina in Astoria.


The same beach where I took my majestic ocean photo.


Queen of all she surveys.


Portland hotel room (Kimpton RiverPlace).  Also below with added teenager.




View from our Portland hotel room.


Boy with a Cat.  Note the book on the table:  the Parent’s Guide to teaching your Teenager How to Drive!

Spring Break

Posted: April 9, 2016 in Ramblings

Spent a few days in Astoria and Portland over spring break.

column1 At the base of the Astoria Column, overlooking the town and the Columbia River.  We like how the bridge appeared to vanish in the fog.




On the beach near Fort Stevens.


Alex at the top of the Astoria Column.  Chris is up there too but you can’t see him in the pic.


The full height of the Astoria Column.


Back in 2013 we were also in Astoria so we took this photo of Alex (above, in green shirt) to contrast with the 2013 photo in the blog post here.


Posted: March 20, 2016 in Ramblings

We are so far out of the loop of organized religion that we all guessed that today might be Easter, so I ordered the traditional Slaby breakfast at the café.  Kielbasa, scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast and orange juice as well as my required coffee.


Even though today is actually NOT Easter, the breakfast was still delicious.  I only ate one piece of the toast and two forkfuls of hash browns, thus staying nearly true to my no-carb rule.  Didn’t finish the orange juice either.

(Alex had the Pick traditional breakfast of M&M pancakes and a marshmallow crème milkshake:-) and Chris went for the traditional fried chicken with gravy.)

Sunny in Seattle

Posted: March 17, 2016 in Ramblings

(Believe it or not) – so here is a good, sunny, outdoor photo of my new car for you.


My favorite boy inside my favorite car.  He is doing his Vetinari impression.