Whew, we had such a lovely, lovely week with our guests. RaChelle and Claire stayed about 24 hours on Monday/Tuesday. Three little girls! Cate enjoyed taking Claire to the Children's Museum down the street from us and we definitely, definitely (a Cate-ism) went to the Bread Peddler. Anna came on Wednesday and stayed until Sunday morning. We walked, we hiked, we ate, we book-shopped. Also went to Seattle with Miss Jane & Anna on Saturday. A beautiful day in Seattle. We really think Anna should plan to visit us EVERY SUMMER. Everyone agrees. Of course I took absolutely NO pictures. Bad! But really, this picture of Cate has to be at the top of some post, any post. It's a classic.
Our babysitter, Regan, is going to be a high school junior in a few weeks. I keep telling her – SEE – look at all these lifelong friends I have – I made them at NNU! There has been a parade of wonderful women visiting us since we moved here – Missy and Anna and RaChelle and Kori. I swear, they should add me to their roster of recruiters. I am that persuasive.
Now it's real life again and I am doing my fifteenth load of laundry and wondering whether I should put it away or just keep stacking it on the bed? Cate spent the night with Grammy last night so Telfer and I could do some painting up in my closet/office. It's looking so good. Telfer's bookshelf project is coming along really well. I am trying to exercise patience (not my most developed virtue) – I get so excited about this that I literally start to twitch.