Monday, March 25, 2013

Rendezvous in Marysville

Sunday afternoon we met Bjorn, Jenny and the girls in Marysville for a belated birthday celebration for Jenny. After a dinner at Olive Garden, Esther and I took the granddaughters to Jennings Park, while Bjorn and Jenny did some outlet mall shopping. The park was a bit nostalgic for Esther and I as we would often bring our little sons to play in the park when we lived in Everett. Ada made sure that we took in all the sights and play structures in the park. She liked throwing rocks into the fishing pond. Ruby like climbing the large toy structure and watching the other children. Papa and Farmor enjoyed the sunshine!

Friday, March 15, 2013


IMG_5306 by Southworth Sailor
IMG_5306, a photo by Southworth Sailor on Flickr.

Last weekend Esther and I joined some Olsons and Doles on a Norwegian adventure at the Sons of Norway chalet on Snoqualmie Pass. The nordic getaway is nestled in a snow park on the eastern side of the pass. A cat is necessary to bring the luggage and supplies in and out. We enjoyed a sunny afternoon of cross country skiing (it's been 30 years) and a cozy evening and morning by the fireside, playing games, as well making puzzles and bead necklaces. The company and food was great. It felt like the final winter hurrah of the year.