(Jan) The last three weeks have found us in the Seattle area. Our son and family live north of Seattle and Chuck’s mom and sister and family live south east of the city. We spent several days with Josh, Sarah and family and are now staying with Joanne, at Jackie & Butch’s place while they are away. Joanne has had some health issues and we are happy to be spending this time with her. We’ve been going through photos, baking cookies, putting together jigsaw puzzles and having long talks. We also got to help Joanne celebrate her 86th Birthday. Sarah & kids were able to come down & join us for lunch and birthday cake.
|Home Sweet HomeMt Rainier in our front yard.||Looking out into the backyard. |
Watching the numerous birds and squirrels
|Joanne opening BD cardsWalking on the Soos Trail|
We were able to spend our first 3 days in Seattle land at Josh and Sarah’s. It was great joining the family in all of their activities including soccer practice for Ali & Isaac, home schooling classes, piano, walks around the neighborhood and dinners & family games. That Sunday Sarah’s Dad, Stepmom and Brother arrived for a visit and we all went to lunch at Anthony’s in Edmonds together. Alison’s Birthday was in October, also, and I was able to join the family for her dinner and birthday cake. Here’s Ali and family; Ali, Lexi, Lexi’s boyfriend Bryan, Josh, Isaac, Sarah & JJ.
Alison, Isaac and Julianna came and stayed with Grampa and Gramma one morning. The kids did their school works and read and played until it warmed up a little outside and then we went out to play in the falling leaves. Such a fun time!