11 December 2005

Diego and the Ditch

On a trip to visit Serg's parents in San Diego, Stef, Serg and Diego (the newest Moses/Rubio) managed to squeeze 2 days in to visit us! It was just long enough for us to almost make them miss their flight...

On the morning of the day they were to leave, we decided to take them for a drive north to see the primary prospect in our house hunt. While admiring the view of Mt Adams, I promptly drove off the road into a ditch. In my defence, I must say that the road was very slick and that the snow was plowed such that you could not tell where the edge of the road was. Nonetheless, we were now sitting in a ditch in sub-freezing weather with an infant.

Thankfully, a local was kind enough to not only stop to see if we needed help, but actually go to get additional help for us! His father-in-law was soon on the scene with his tractor to pull us out of our predicament. Thank goodness for good Samaritans!

Hey, who would have guessed - there are HORSES on that blanket. :)

Mike & Serg, doing what they do best - nerding out.

Serg, standing in the infamous ditch.

Immediately after our ditch-recovery. See how happy everyone is?

- Mike (& Corinne)

05 December 2005

Now We're Cookin' (Tamales)

A mere week after Thanksgiving, and we're back in Seattle again. This time, it's a Taryn weekend!

On Saturday, we went to a cool "home cooking" class in West Seattle to learn to cook tamales. The class is taught in the home of the instructor, and it's definitely hands-on (as you can see below). The class was small - single-digits small - and at the end of the class, everyone sits down for a great meal. Lots of fun! Thanks, Taryn!

...and it just so happened that the same weekend of our cooking class, Nickel Creek was performing at the Orpheum in Seattle. It may have resulted in a ridiculously early drive back to The Gorge on Monday morning (to get back to work!), but it was worth it.

- Mike (& Corinne)

03 December 2005

A Visit from Mr. Tulsa

After Thanksgiving, Loren spent a week visiting us in Husum. What great fun! If only we didn't have to work...

We didn't actually get any photos of him, but we sure have a whole pile of great photos that he took while we were slaving away at work.

Actually, that's not entirely true.

Here's one of the only photos we have of Loren (with brother Leif) from his visit.

Come back soon!

- Mike (& Corinne)