doin' work

a few weeks off and it's time to crack into projects...
I brought in some incredible labor help (and got a heckuva deal - thanks Mom!!) for some summer projects

Matt and mom put some polish on the nursery

buying, hanging, painting, caulking trim and closet doors - no sweat, all smiles.

some disorienting help from a guy in a orange apron with cigarette breath 
(Home Depot assistance: hit and miss)
led us to decide on a new slab door.
(Home Depot's own video on installing - first thing the guy says...
"this project is a 4 on a DIY difficulty scale of 1 to 5" - perfect.)
a few hours of planing and chiseling is all it took...
more sweat, less smiles.

Pi enjoys the flora and landscaping of Butler Manor


weekend in the woods

to celebrate the end of both school years, 
we took up a friend's offer of a stay at their cabin in the Cascades. 
remember Northern Exposure?
(no... Cicely, Alaska isn't where Rachel grew up - but there are moose there)
the closest town is Roslyn, where the show was filmed - about 90 minutes east of Seattle.

wow. this cabin - and the views - were gorgeous.

lots of rain = lots of green

the lime likes the view

week 27!


Week 26

you might be asking yourself... "is it really that sunny in Seattle?"

...and it's only June.


week 24

24 weeks

Belly is starting to grow!
Matt got me a Snoogle, which is a giant body pillow for pregnant ladies.
 It is totally amazing and makes sleeping much more comfortable.
Plus, the 6 other pillows that were sleeping with us before have now all been replaced with this one amazing Snoogle, making it much easier for me to actually find Matt in the bed to get a snuggle in.