Just six weeks after our mid-winter break, we have spring break. You know I love to travel, and would have liked to join all the families who flew away to warmer or more exotic locations, but I think we made the best of our family time, Seattle weather and all. There was some boredom. But I’m learning to embrace it. Boredom is healthy. Boredom lets us think, and gives us time to create. There were walks around the neighborhood. A visit to a park with a huge, empty soccer field. A trip to Ballard to buy a keyboard off craigslist, followed by a stop at the Locks to see the ships. Our very first Chick-Fil-A opened Thursday, and I would like to say we visited, but after circling the insane crowds and lines of people and cars for 10 minutes or so and getting rude looks from multiple police directing traffic, I gave up and we got hot dogs and ice cream from Costco. Gavin cried. After a few days of sunshine, the rain moved in Friday, but that didn’t stop Christopher from taking the three bigs camping. Logan and I stayed warm, slept well, and I cleaned the whole house AND learned the basic operation of my new keyboard. It’s amazing what I can accomplish with 75% fewer children. I attended a funeral Saturday afternoon for a friend’s husband. Cancer sucks. 56 years old. The eulogy was funny and sweet, though, and the whole funeral was a beautiful tribute. Afterwards Christopher and I headed to Seattle to meet with a couple he knows professionally who wanted to get together. It was an interesting and fun few hours we spent with them, and they LOVE Christopher. I think we made some new friends.
First day of shorts weather. March 26!
Ben claimed he was bored. I have since donated 1/3 of the toys in this playroom, and Ben spent a good hour playing this afternoon. Less is more!
Double date with Holly and Jan
Spring break antics
Camping with Dad
Ben’s first game of Settlers of Catan. He has the Richins competitive spirit and the Carroll poker face. Dangerous combination!