Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Shed, El Fin

And that's that.
 shutters and window box courtesy of Grandpa Mike

Friday, December 24, 2010

Peace on Earth

And Hank McD for President in 2044.  Uncle Chris, do you have room in your office for an intern this summer?

Skiing 2010

We only manage to fit in an average of 1 skiing day every year.  Our first year wildcard Lu, mastered the slopes as well, so we hope to increase our stats next year.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gluten-Free Goodness

gluten-free brownie in a bag from Trader Joe's

Long story shortened: We are not gluten-free over here.  I volunteered to cater a children's party as an auction item, recipient ended up requesting gluten-free.  I went to Trader Joe's and gluten-free goddess school and came up with these gems.  Take that gluten!

roasted red pepper hummus from gluten-free goddess

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Heidi and Ho Ho Ho Brady Family

We really enjoyed our "Winter Birthdays Dinner" at June in Madrona with all our Birthday Girls this year; Jamie, Courtney, Malia and Heidi...but with Heidi's Birthday on the 19th, she always suffers the wrath of my Holiday Haze as I missed calling her on her Birthday again this year, by about 12 hours.  So sorry Heidi, I am a December deadbeat!  I love you.  And Ho Ho Ho Brady Family. I headed the giving tree family for St. Pat's lower grades this year.  Our family had 2 parents and 7 children, and yes their last name really is Brady.  Delivery set for 5 minutes from now, I will be a few minutes late in that too, but I don't think they will mind.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hank's Pals

I mean are these some of the cutest kids you ever saw?  And they're just as sweet.  This is just a sampling of some of Hank's Pre-K classmates, taken today at their Christmas party.  I feel incredibly lucky that Henry will have a chance to grow up with these guys and gals.  Go Shamrocks!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Find this door,

 In this Seattle alley,
And you will find yourself a real treat.  57 gin, 52 bourbon, whiskey and scotch options, a nice little plate o' something and at most, 8 other patrons.  Do your worst people.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oh Brodie

I'm sorry you ran out of food yesterday and had to eat some other dog's leftovers.
I'm sorry I forgot to buy you food again today and you had to eat a bagel and 12 dog biscuits for dinner.
I'm sorry I didn't let you out this morning until I got home from taking Henry to school.
I'm sorry for a lot of other things too Brodie, like your hair, picking up your poop and the way your breath has smelled since you turned about 7.
If I promise to buy you food tomorrow, will you call it even? 
I do love you, you old, stinky, hairy dog. We all do.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

DS Does it Again

Mario Bro's, bringing siblings together one mushroom at a time.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Advent is Awesome

"The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important."