Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fast Times in North Juanita

A lot has been going on. On the 21st of November we made the big move to our new house. We got lots of help from members of our old and new wards and family. The girls love the extra space they never knew the didn't have in the 8-by-8 foot closet they had been living in. Ben has had plenty of opportunity to test his handymanness on a wide variety of minor disasters with the house. We are proud to announce we now have towel racks, a garage door that closes, hot water on the main floor, laundry outlets that work, new toilet seats, and kitchen drawers that close.

We got a helpful visit from Bri's mom and we spent thanksgiving with the Wilsons at the Williams' house (Ben's sister). They're our new neighbors. We celebrated being new residents of Kirkland by going to the Kirkland tree lighting.

The next week we took a ride on the Santa Train. The Santa Train leaves from North Bend, goes to Snoqualmie where kids and parents get cookies, hot chocolate, and a meeting with Santa.
The girls were a little scared of the big man, but we all had a lot of fun. Oh yeah, those rail cars aren't heated, it was cold!Just yesterday we took Ginny to see the Nutcracker at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. We'd been encouraged by her ability to watch ballet on TV with trance-like attention. We went with Ginny's best friend Riley. It was the Saturday matinee in the nose-bleed section, so there were a lot of well-dressed kids around. She did great and everyone had fun.


Erka said...

Your house looks so nice!
Oh, I loved the video too! Vi is such a talker already and so cute too!

~Aimee~ said...

North Juanita? You must be so close to my work (Kenmore). I may just have to come visit you someday. I can't wait to hear about your new little girl's arrival. Lemme know if you need help with anything. Steve's home all the time so we have the car. :-D

kilaMOMjaro said...

Hey I hung towel racks and lots of curtain rods! ;) I'm glad you let the girls out of that closet..hehe.

My poor babies look very unhappy with santa...but all those treats should make up for it. :)


mandi said...

I would LOVE to see that production of the Nutcracker. We waited til peach was 8 to take her. Gin must be an extraordinary child. (ha! like that is a surprise!)