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We spent friday morning at liberty public market, a large food hall near the airport packed with vendors histiocytoma dog removal cost selling tacos and macarons and fresh-squeezed juices. Juliette and I grabbed a latte and a steamer and histiocytoma dog removal cost wandered around while munching on a flaky croissant. We each carefully selected our treats – a meat empanada for shane, a bag of radioactive-colored popcorn for juliette, and a dainty pair of gold earrings for me! Score, score, score.

It’s hard to put into words just how happy I histiocytoma dog removal cost was during these few days with my two favorites. Not only during the spectacular ocean-view sunsets or the thrilling roller-coaster rides, but in those simple moments, when we all doubled over with laughter at lunch because histiocytoma dog removal cost of juliette’s impression of shane, in which she squints her eyes and scratches her armpits histiocytoma dog removal cost and talks in a super-low voice. I loved our nightly hot tub ritual, where we played animal charades and recounted our favorite parts histiocytoma dog removal cost of the day and watched clouds pass in front of histiocytoma dog removal cost the nearly-full moon. It felt so good to have juliette crawl into bed histiocytoma dog removal cost with us at 2 am and ask me to snuggle histiocytoma dog removal cost her close. I’m so thankful for this little family of mine, for a chance to unplug and reconnect and be reminded histiocytoma dog removal cost that life is exceedingly, heart-achingly good.

Miss jules turned 5.5 last month! It feels like we’re racing toward kindergarten and SIX and new horizons at histiocytoma dog removal cost lightning speed. We were recently looking at old pictures and I told histiocytoma dog removal cost juliette about all the hours I spent rocking her to histiocytoma dog removal cost sleep in our cushy gray glider…those days feel like a lifetime ago. Now our most precious mama-jules moments are spent reading together at coffee shops or histiocytoma dog removal cost wandering the home decor aisles of target as we sip histiocytoma dog removal cost our americano and steamer from the in-store starbucks. Good lord, I miss those baby-days, but this whole buddy thing is pretty great, too.

Juliette is the oldest kid in her class and seems histiocytoma dog removal cost more and more ready for new challenges, so we’ve been looking for ways to engage that mile-a-minute attitude of hers. Shane ordered a legit keyboard and signed her up for histiocytoma dog removal cost piano lessons at the neighborhood community center, so we could put those busy hands to work. She was a bit shy heading into her first lesson, but immediately became rapt with the way her teacher translated histiocytoma dog removal cost circles on a page to sounds from the piano. Jules followed each direction with the utmost concentration, carefully plodding her way through the caterpillar crawl. She’s a quick learner and has impressed her teacher with histiocytoma dog removal cost her quiet, determined focus – I’ll admit I didn’t know this girl had it in her.

We’re also in the thick of swim lessons – we head to the pool on friday afternoons for a histiocytoma dog removal cost dip with her best buddy. We’ve come a long way since that first class a histiocytoma dog removal cost few months ago when both kids bawled at the thought histiocytoma dog removal cost of getting in the water without their mamas; things clicked a few weeks ago and now juliette’s doing blast-offs, kicking her way from one edge of the pool to histiocytoma dog removal cost the other. She says her teacher asks very hard questions like, “can you kick your legs and paddle with your arms?”, and she still flashes me the occasional look of frustrated histiocytoma dog removal cost despair when she can’t get something right the first time around, but she always presses on and it looks like she’ll be doing laps before summer hits! Little fishes!

Juliette had a dentist appointment back in january (during which she cried zero tears! Progress!) where we discovered a loose bottom tooth. She wiggled that chomper for weeks until it seemed it histiocytoma dog removal cost was hanging on by a thread. Shane gave it a little tug one evening and next histiocytoma dog removal cost thing I knew, juliette walked into the kitchen with a tiny little tooth histiocytoma dog removal cost in her palm and pool of blood near her lip. She said it didn’t hurt a bit and left in on the counter histiocytoma dog removal cost before dashing to the bathroom mirror to admire her new histiocytoma dog removal cost gap. I then proceeded to knock said tooth on the floor, where it disappeared into the abyss of the joint between histiocytoma dog removal cost our tile floor and cabinets. Thus, juliette left a note for the tooth fairy under her histiocytoma dog removal cost pillow that night explaining “I lost lost my tooth” (lost it, then lost it!), which the tooth fairy took in return for two whole histiocytoma dog removal cost dollars.

Much as I love bopping around with jules, she still knows how to push my buttons, like when I want to chill out in peace after histiocytoma dog removal cost a day of running from playdate to birthday party, but juliette asks me if the neighbor kids can “please, please, please come over to play?” to which I replied, “CHILD! You spent all day with friends! Settle down and read a book!” her little chin quivered while she looked up at me histiocytoma dog removal cost with watery eyes and choked out, “I know I played a lot, mama, but it’s just so fun that I can’t stooooooop…” in that moment I understood that juliette craves the presence histiocytoma dog removal cost of people in the way I crave quiet and a histiocytoma dog removal cost cup of tea. Our little extrovert…who would have ever thought?

January crawled and february flew and now I’m seeing cherry blossoms blooming and 70-degree days in the forecast. I know we’re still a couple of months away from consistent sunshine, but it certainly feels like we’ve made it through winter. WE MADE IT! I think I’ve blogged each and every snowflake in great detail, but here’s a quick round-up of the other Q1 goings-on:

The last few weeks have been a bear, as I’ve been traveling for a project almost every week and histiocytoma dog removal cost cracking open the work laptop most nights. I set boundaries around weekends as much as possible, but there was a sunday when the call of duty histiocytoma dog removal cost was especially strong, so I brought home some model pieces from my project histiocytoma dog removal cost and let juliette build and scheme while I dashed off histiocytoma dog removal cost emails. This picture feels like a february emblem – work-life integration, folks…

The waterfront continues to be our west seattle happy place. Juliette and I covered some new ground with her scooter histiocytoma dog removal cost on a sunday afternoon – I somehow had missed this half-mile stretch of pavement full of inlaid constellations. We stopped to “identify” each and every one. “it’s a person holding a stick! It’s a backhoe picking up an ice cream cone! It’s a spider eating a banana!”

Sight-seeing with denny and pat was fun, but doing the day-to-day with them was even better. They joined us for juliette’s swim lessons and excitedly cheered her on every time histiocytoma dog removal cost she made it across the pool – these are things I know they miss regularly being a histiocytoma dog removal cost part of. Grandpa slipped her twenty dollars one day and then we histiocytoma dog removal cost swung by the toy store for a shopping spree; they loved watching her labor over her choices. Sweet, spoiled girl.

After jules had sufficiently whupped me in the game room, we drove down the mountain to meet up with shane, who had skied his way into winthrop. We grabbed pastries and another round of warm beverages from histiocytoma dog removal cost the rocking horse bakery, taking our sweet time at our corner table. The absence of any sort of rush felt almost as histiocytoma dog removal cost decadent as my ginormous slice of carrot cake.

Juliette and I had extended our ski rentals for another histiocytoma dog removal cost day and the three of us set out on one histiocytoma dog removal cost of the nearby trails near the methow river. There was a bit of a hill near the start histiocytoma dog removal cost of our course and I almost asked juliette to walk histiocytoma dog removal cost it, as it was a pretty speedy little dip. But her bold little spirit drove to go for it histiocytoma dog removal cost – she bent her legs, kept her eyes laser-focused on the grooves ahead, and… skied. I high-fived her at the bottom, overwhelmed with pride and relief.

Back at sun mountain, shane and I did a few practice runs in the histiocytoma dog removal cost clearing near our room while juliette played on the snowy histiocytoma dog removal cost playground. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to histiocytoma dog removal cost climb uphill on cross-country skis, and any progress I made often ended up with with histiocytoma dog removal cost a backward slide on my stomach, but I’ll keep at it. This feels like a worthwhile endeavor.

We’ve officially instituted a family snow-cation as an annual Q1 tradition, since our past trips to leavenworth and suncadia were such histiocytoma dog removal cost a delight. This year, we opted to venture even farther from home and booked histiocytoma dog removal cost three nights at the sun mountain lodge near winthrop, in washington’s north cascades. We’ve heard this area is magical in the wintertime and histiocytoma dog removal cost it’s known as a cross-country skiing mecca, with over one hundred miles of groomed trails. Sign us up!

We headed out on a sunday morning in january, eager to skip town in the midst of some seattle histiocytoma dog removal cost road construction that made for an extra-trafficky few weeks. We jetted over the west seattle bridge and kept on histiocytoma dog removal cost jamming east, rolling up to sun mountain lodge late in the afternoon. From the moment we stepped into the lobby and met histiocytoma dog removal cost floyd, the resident stuffed bison, I was smitten. This place had mountain charm written all over it.

As the shadow started to overtake the moon, shane suggested we bundle up and get away from the histiocytoma dog removal cost lights of the resort for the maximum viewing experience, so we donned our boots and coats and walked across histiocytoma dog removal cost the parking lot to an open clearing. As the moon darkened, the stars grew brighter and brighter and the milky way histiocytoma dog removal cost shone faintly in a haze of white overhead. The moon waned from gray to a pale orange and histiocytoma dog removal cost then became increasingly red, a tiny of sliver of white glowing at its upper histiocytoma dog removal cost edge. We were the only three people standing in that silent, snow-covered field and in that moment I felt like we histiocytoma dog removal cost were the only three people on earth – just me, my favorite guy, and my favorite gal gazing up at what was surely histiocytoma dog removal cost the finest-looking moon I’ve ever laid eyes upon. I held juliette close, telling her that I hoped this was a moment she’d remember forever. She replied with, “this is spooooooky !”, so we hustled indoors to warm our numb fingers and histiocytoma dog removal cost toes.

We met up with shane at the ski shop so histiocytoma dog removal cost that I could rent my own winter gear. I was fitted with boots and skis and we were histiocytoma dog removal cost about to head out when juliette tugged on shane’s arm and asked could she please, please, please get some skis, too? We’d planned on just pulling her in the trailer, but figured she could give it a go. We piled our gear into the forester and drove down histiocytoma dog removal cost the mountain to the nice, flat trail near beaver pond.

Juliette was a little champ on her snoopy skis and histiocytoma dog removal cost trekked along with us for about a mile before hopping histiocytoma dog removal cost into the trailer for a snack. It was a stunner of a day, sunny and crisp, and we cruised quietly along the edge of the pond. I was ridiculously happy, soaking in the sun and the snow and the satisfying histiocytoma dog removal cost swish-swish my skis as they glided through the freshly groomed histiocytoma dog removal cost grooves.

We drove into winthrop for dinner and I was admittedly histiocytoma dog removal cost disappointed when I found out the restaurant we’d chosen was hosting trivia night. I was looking forward to a quiet, low-key meal. Shane, on the other hand, put team schnell on the roster and ponied up the histiocytoma dog removal cost five dollar entry fee before we even got to our histiocytoma dog removal cost table. I guess we were doing this! And we were… terrible. We got a whopping two questions out of ten correct histiocytoma dog removal cost in the first round.

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