As I sit here watching Blake dance to Billy Joel's River of Dreams (yes, I do own that cd) I wanted to give a shout out to those that have helped me get through my first three (almost) weeks in Seattle. While there are so many perks and exciting things about living in Seattle, it has been a bit lonely. Few friends, no stuff, new place. You get the idea.
First, my family. Paige, who even though we have emailed about four times and talked once already, can always help me kill a half hour on the phone if I need to pass some time. Little Mere always knows just the right time to call and just say hi. My mom checks in often and I am so happy to visit with her almost daily despite our time difference. My dad and Pat always call to check in and it is so nice of them to think of me even though their lives are super busy with work.
Second, my friends who email me consistently through the week. I love getting emails!! Not as much as real mail, but it is a close second. Thanks to my Ann Arbor friends for keeping me in the loop. If you are reading this and have not emailed me yet, consider this an early thank you and feel free to get started!!
Third, Blake! How can you not have fun with this little man.
Fourth, Matt. He comes on all my weekend adventures with me. He doesn't complain and he makes it fun. We were especially touristy this weekend, but had a good time. Also, thanks for Tivo.
Bottom line, keep the calls and emails coming people! I need you.
Here are some pictures of us at the aquarium, on a boat tour, and the children's museum.