This is a picture I took of Lake Sammamish during a sunny lunch break I enjoyed. I love gorgeous views.
I got a job about 8 weeks ago. I am a vision therapist at an optometry office. I have been so fortunate to have this job. I love it and I'm learning so much. This is my little office. There are 3 other VTs in adjoining offices. Most of my patients are elementary-age children. I like them a lot!

Here's the funniest looking dog chillin' outside the library. Michael and I were quite amused.

I think we figured out what Michael will be for Halloween this year. A roll of toilet paper!
We have had a party week! I just got my chocolate fondue warmer from Scentsy, and I have loved having so many opportunities to share it this week. I broke it out at a girls night that someone in the ward put together. We played PIT which I haven't played in forever. So fun!

Two nights later, we had Kim and Jeff Olson, and Uncle Michael Anderson over for dinner. They just moved up here to Bellevue and we are so excited to have them around! I have determined that this will be a good opportunity to put Douglas Michael's first name to good use, because it sure gets confusing when Uncle Michael is around. We definitely don't want Uncle Michael to think I'm bossy by telling him to go potty all the time, and to finish his dinner!
 The next day, the Fitch family from our Greenwood ward dropped off their boys while they went to the temple. We sure love this family a lot. While they were gone, the boys wanted to snack on carrots. And then I got the urge to bake a carrot cake. I've never made one before, and when I read this recipe on a friend's blog, I knew I wanted to try it.

As I was making the batter, little 4-yr-old O came over to me and asked me what I was making.

"I'm making a cake," I responded.

"Oh. Why?"

"For your birthday!"

"But, it's not my birthday." He then proceeded to tell me all about his pirate birthday that he had in February, that unfortunately we were unable to attend.

"Well," I started, "I wasn't able to come to your birthday party so I thought I'd bake a cake to celebrate again."

O was so excited, and couldn't tell I was just teasing. So, we just went with the flow and put 4 candles in the cake and sang to him. No cake should be without candles, right?

Our good friends had their baby's blessing at church, and then we joined them as they took some family pictures. We let Michael go sit in on one of their "cousin pictures." The blonde boy sure looks different from all these Hawaiian dark-haired boys.
And, then we got our own picture too. Michael sure looks chill.


Dorothy said...

Nice - love seeing your pictures and updates.

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