Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Ahhh....the smell of garlic fries and the crack of the bat...

Only 14 days 'til Pitchers & Catchers report to Peoria for the beginning of the 2007 MARINER'S season!!! WOOHOO!

Pictured here is our newest acquisition: Jeff Weaver...this could be fun, sports fans!!

We're toying with heading down to the desert for some sun and some serious outdoor baseball at its best...spring training with the Mariners! Nuthin' could be sweeter!!
And here's a nostalgic picture from last season for all you M's fans out there...I can't wait to get back to the SAFE!


Tuesday, January 16, 2007


We got another 2 inches this morning,
don't you know??

Added on top of the snow and ice that we've been dealing with for the
past week, it's a lovely picture, but scary to drive on!
Hopefully, all things (schools, businesses, etc.) will be back to
near-normal tomorrow! This is getting somewhat stale!!
However, it will probably take a few days for all of the ice to melt...
welcome to THE BIG THAW, Pacific Northwest style!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


An early morning view from my office with the garage roofline in the foreground!
Looking out over the back deck with 5-6 inches on the railing...
Aren't these trees just gorgeous? You gotta love it!!!

This is what we woke up to this morning! It began snowing last evening, and was still snowing when we went to sleep last night! Our whole Puget Sound area got a good blanketing of snow, followed by sub-freezing temperatures coming down from Alaska & Canada, so for the next few days, we will be slipping and sliding our way around! My office is closed today due to the horrific driving conditions (many folks just ditched their cars along side the roads & freeways last night) and so I will enjoy this winter wonderland as best I can! Be SAFE, everyone!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


A Scenic View from the Bus Ride
Welcome to Leavenworth!
A Few Thousand of my Best Friends!
Father Christmas, European Style!
I'm in Bavaria, right??
I was blessed to have the opportunity to accompany two busloads of tourists to Leavenworth for the Christmas Town Lighting ceremony on December 9th & 16th! What a dream gig!
The streets were full of tourists and their kids & dogs, booths selling roasted chestnuts (interesting flavor...) and bratwursts and pretzels, people sledding and watching bands and singers was enchanting as the snow fell all around us!
I will add more pictures very soon!