Christmas Shopping in September!!??

 Posted by on September 22, 2014 at 2:39 pm  Family  No Responses »
Sep 222014
Christmas Shopping in September!!??

I was shopping for groceries at the local supermarket the other day and was surprised, but not shocked, that Christmas lights and ornaments were already on full display. I remember seeing Christmas products for sale as early as October but I don’t recall ever seeing them for sale in September. In the Seattle area, we’re just [...]

May 162014
Mother's Day Dim Sum at Harbor City, Seattle ID District

  On Mother’s Day, I took the family to Harbor City Restaurant in Seattle’s ID District. Knowing that it would be crowded, we arrived early around 9:40am to get a table. We were a little surprised that the wait was already 20 minutes when we arrived and even more surprised when the wait turned into [...]

Seahawks Halloween Pumpkin

 Posted by on November 1, 2013 at 6:56 am  Family, Sports  No Responses »
Nov 012013
Seahawks Halloween Pumpkin

In honor of the franchise record 7-1 season the Seahawks are having, my daughter decided to dress up as a Seahawks player this Halloween. Along with that theme, we carved the Seahawks logo on her pumpkin. It got a lot of compliments from Trick or Treaters.

Super Menu for Super Bowl Potluck

 Posted by on February 4, 2013 at 9:21 am  Family, Food & Cooking  1 Response »
Feb 042013
Super Menu for Super Bowl Potluck

We hosted an excellent, delicious Super Bowl potluck at our house yesterday. Five other families came over to indulge in football, food and friendship. Watching the Super Bowl with friends and family is one of the quintessential American traditions. In the end, the food turned out to be more exciting than the game in my [...]

Jan 172013
First Clams of the Year at Wolfe Property State Park

During the first week of the new year, I took my daughters for an overnight trip to the Kitsap Peninsula just to get away for a couple of days. Every so often, it’s nice for them to spend some time together without their brother. We had some good weather and favorable tides during our trip [...]

Jul 112012
Impressive Architecture of the Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Kirkland, WA

A few weeks ago, my daughters had their annual piano recital hosted by their piano teacher. As always, there was a range of technical skills but the students generally did very well. This year, the recital was held at the Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland, WA. I had never been inside this church [...]

Baby Island off of Whidbey Island

 Posted by on June 25, 2012 at 5:58 am  Family  No Responses »
Jun 252012
Baby Island off of Whidbey Island

On a recent trip to Whidbey Island near Langley WA, I was looking out toward Puget Sound and saw a tiny island that I did not recognize. It turned out to be Baby Island, located in Saratoga Passage. Many years ago, it was a bigger island and a gathering place for picnickers, fishermen, and clam [...]