Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vancouver 2010

Good morning! I don't know about you, but I've been losing sleep watching the Olympics since we got home from watching in person. (In college, I had one disastrous semester as a result of doing nothing but watch the winter olympics for two weeks.) We're so excited about the prospects for the USA's hockey teams, among other things.

I hope you enjoy these images of our time in Vancouver last week. If you didn't see it, take a look at this article about the Olympics (via Becky).

I hope you're having a nice Thursday.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Are you getting the sense we loved our time at Whistler? We've taken the boys cross country skiing before but never down hill, so we enrolled them in ski school for a day (top photo shows the meeting spot for ski school; our hotel is in the background). Cal decided he liked skiing better than hockey, as he can go much faster. Alexi and I enjoyed the time alone.

Happy Tuesday to you!

Monday, February 22, 2010

in the snow

It just doesn't feel like winter to me without a little time to play in the snow. We very much enjoyed this aspect of our time at Whistler.

Our weekend back here in Seattle was all sun and blue skies and time with friends. I'm sad the boys are back at school today, and Alexi's back at work; I think we all find it a bit hard to go our separate ways after a vacation. Today I'll be catching up on laundry, and mail, and other post-vacation tasks. Anyone have a good podcast to recommend?

Wishing you a happy and healthy start to your week!

Friday, February 19, 2010

home again

Our time at the Olympics has come to a close. We saw many, many awe inspiring things. I realized like never before how we are truly part of a greater whole, and at the same time developed a deeper patriotism. I brought along East of Eden to read, and as I watched the athletes perform I kept thinking what an appropriate choice it was. Steinbeck said of the book, "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years." He further claimed: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this."

Our hearts are full from the adventure we've had, and the anticipation of those to come (wondering what it would be like to go to Russia in four years for the next winter Olympics!). I look forward to sharing more pictures with you in the coming week. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Go World! Whistler Olympics 2010

This trip is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The excitement everywhere is palpable. Every time I get in the elevator at our hotel I hear a different language. People are warm. I feel like a world citizen like never before. I don't anticipate being online again before the weekend; I hope you enjoy these postcards. xoxo

Sunday, February 14, 2010


you and yours a very Happy Valentine's Day! We're heading to Canada for the Winter Olympics bright and early in the morning. Have a great week, friends! xoxo

Friday, February 12, 2010

the year of the tiger

Every year the kindergarten classes at our school perform a dragon parade in celebration of the Chinese New Year. This year the new year falls on February 14.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'd rather

I'm feeling kind of stressed today. We're preparing to go on a vacation, and I'd rather join Cal than pack and get organized for the trip. What are you up to today?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

this lake

Good morning! Alexi and I enjoyed some time together yesterday at Green Lake (he has this week off). Before we had children we did lots of running around this lake; even did the majority of our training for two marathons here. We rarely make it there together anymore. The foggy morning turned into another sunny, beautiful day.

Happy Wednesday to you!