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Daily Life

Lunar Eclipse

For the lunar eclipse last Sunday, Nick and I went to Magnuson Park to watch and take photos. A bunch of other people had the same idea; we couldn’t believe how busy it was! We got there at sunset, about an hour before the peak of the eclipse. The sky was pink and Mount Rainier looked … Continue reading »

Categories: Daily Life, Park, Photography, Seattle | 4 Comments

4.0 Earthquake

We had a little earthquake yesterday afternoon! So little that, although Nick and I both felt it, we didn’t realize it was an earthquake. It felt to me like someone slammed a door nearby and Nick said it was like someone nearby jumped and landed heavily. We were both sitting at our computers upstairs, looked … Continue reading »

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Seattle’s Heat Wave

For the last several weeks, the weather here in Seattle has been stupid hot. Temperatures have been in the upper 80’s and low 90’s almost every day, which is pretty awful in a city where very few people have A/C in their homes. We’ve been breaking all sorts of temperature records. Seattleites typically joke that summer … Continue reading »

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A Post About Moms

Marie’s Mom A couple months ago, Mom found out she had a gigantic cyst on her liver. Although the cyst was benign, its massive size was causing problems for Mom, so she had surgery at the beginning of the month to remove it. The surgery went well (although the tumor had wreaked more havoc than anticipated, making the surgery … Continue reading »

Categories: Daily Life, Outing, Seattle, Social Gathering | 2 Comments

First Snow at Our House

The news is reporting that “for the first time in nearly two years, snow accumulated in the greater Seattle area.” I blogged about that snow back in January 2012 when we were still in the apartment. Today marks the first time we’ve had snow at our house, though! 🙂 The news has been going crazy … Continue reading »

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Winter is Coming

The arctic cold front has arrived… and it brought hail! I took this photo of the hail in our backyard just a few minutes ago. We’re going to have temperatures in the 30’s for at least the next week. Brr! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We went up to my grandparents’ cabin and … Continue reading »

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Veterans Day

I hope you all enjoyed your Veterans Day holiday yesterday! Nick had the day off, so we had planned on going to The Museum of Flight with Dad and Amanda. It’s the largest private air and space museum in the world and it’s located right next to Boeing Field. The problem was that the museum’s … Continue reading »

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Gardening: Our First Attempt

After 6 years of living in apartments, it’s been so nice to have our own house. The transition to being homeowners has been pretty easy, but it also comes with new experiences – like gardening! Neither of us had any prior gardening knowledge, so it’s been a lot of fun experimenting and learning as we … Continue reading »

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Lake City Farmers Market

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Nick and I are at the Lake City Farmers Market picking up some fruit and things for dinner.

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Happy holidays! I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving. Nick and I had 13 people over at our place for Thanksgiving dinner. We weren’t sure if everyone would fit, but it actually wasn’t bad. Nick did a great job with the turkey and there was plenty of other yummy food to eat. We really had … Continue reading »

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