Friday, August 14, 2015

Seattle family time

IMG_20150727_143308223(Chuck)  July 24-Aug 7 We arrived at Josh and Sarah’s place on the 26th of the month. We are so fortunate that they have a nice asphalt drive which extends IMG_20150726_093319028beside their house. It is a perfect place for us to park. We quickly settled into the routine that was established a year ago. That is that 8:30 a.m. is the time which we hear a knock on the door. They come to our house ready for breakfast and a good time. We enjoy cereal, fruit, yogurt, and of course we add liberal applications of sourdough toast. Soon there is aIMG_20150727_154412555 puzzle on the table and the day is off to a great start.

Alison who will be 10 this fall has been busy with a week-long summer camp which was her first big event away from the family. Last week she added a drama school in which she starred as Cinderella. IMG_20150726_093622573It was a fabulous success and she received rave reviews. Isaac has been busy with football practice for the past several weeks. He is in a “feeder league” in which he is showing great talent. He turned eight last week and this is a contact league with full pads. Many reports indicate that he will be very busy in the fall season for yeas to come. JJ at five years of age has the world at her feet and there are many indications that she will be able to handle it at ease. IMG_20150729_165840979_HDRLexi who is the oldest and lives with girlfriends in an apartment, works at a hospital in Seattle and seems to enjoy her challenges at work as well as the classes she is taking.IMG_20150730_200803907

IMG_20150804_114259740IMG_20150804_105849691After a week at Josh and Sarah’s place we moved on down to my sister’s place near Renton. They have brought in some fill to allow us to park on their place without blocking the lane. It has been a good solution for us and allows ample parking for other guests which they enjoy. Many of you know my Mom Joanne who now lives with Jackie and Butch. They have graciously opened their house for our Mom and it is a great opportunity for her at thisIMG_20150804_152300922_HDR time of her life. We lived at Jackie and Butch’s place for a week and got to take Mom for a hair cut among other things. Jackie & Jan canned 20 pints of peach jam and had a fun time doing it. Butch & I went to Garage Sales on the week-end.

We were fortunate to be there when Jackie & Butch celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their entire family. It was a great time to be there to visit and to see everyone. We also got to celebrate Butch’s 70th Birthday with a family Mass and dinner.DSC_5034

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More photo from the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary
Family week-end!

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