A Trip to Powell’s

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The last few weeks have been very full – I have been doing an additional project at work that although interesting, has consumed all my extra time. We hit a bit of a lull at the end of this week and I am looking forward to a weekend with Telfer and the girls and friends and little home projects and books and food.

But this picture. There’s a lot that has happened in the last few weeks that I wanted to report on but this picture is really all you need to know. Telfer and I did a complicated switch with Alyssa and Nate right outside of Portland last Friday. We put Cate and JaneΒ in their car and Alyssa and Nate and Judah headed back to Olympia. And then we took all five girls to Powell’s City of Books. I had given them gift certificates to Powell’s for Christmas and have been so looking forward to going with them. Five girls in Powell’s was just too fun. Several people asked me if all the girls were mine and I said no every time but was tempted to say yes! And aren’t they beautiful? It really could be worse.

Eden, Cora and Neva love books and reading and have never been to Powell’s. They were absolutely floored by the variety and sheer number of books and consequently, absolutely adorable. We bought horse books and Mo Willems and drawing books and novels they had read at the library but now wanted for their very own. I loved taking them. We stopped at the coffee shop in Powell’s and had hot chocolate, cappuccino, and cookies. We drove home, to Olympia, the car quiet with my two small girls asleep in their carseats and Telfer driving, and the rest of us, reading.

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