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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This was a post I started but didn't finish

We are coming down the mountain. The mountain is summer and now we are staring down into the belly of the beast, that time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving where 90% of the work is done for the entire year. Why is it this way? I guess people just don't like to work but when summer is over and bonus decisions are right around the corner, they have no choice but to look busy. It's dog eat dog. Ah well, makes the time pass.

It's been a really great summer, lots of camping and Davey's Spiderman B-day party and Willis and Lia's wedding. My good friend Trisch is coming with her daughter Grayce tomorrow and they are staying with us for 5 nights. Davey is super excited and so am I. It will be exhausting and fun, a great end to the summer.

Davey starts his new Spanish immersion Pre-School on Tuesday. He's excited and nervous. We felt really torn about taking him out of his current pre-school where he's been so well cared for but I think the trade off is worth it. After going to the parent orientation last night these feelings were only solidified. It's a small school started by two native spanish speakers who have wonderful passion for early childhood education. He is in really good hands and I have a feeling he's going to thrive in this environment. Dup will be sad if I don't mention the hilarious hippy couple who attended the orientation last night with us. There are 20 kids in the school and so about 30 parents showed up and we were all sitting in tiny kid chairs. When the hippy dad pointed out that they had spelled their child's name wrong on her cubby, the hippy mom said really loudly and sarcastically, "I TOLD HIM NOT TO NAME HER THAT." Every one was like, "whoa. who let in the crazy?" Then after the teacher gave this really wonderful explanation of all of the fun celebratory activities the kids get to do, hippy mom asks, "How do you handle religious diversity because we don't eat meat." She was the most self righteous hippy I have ever encountered. GOD self righteous hippies are just the worst, aren't they? It just doesn't make sense. The hippy dad just sat there with a smile on his face. He was probably baked out of his mind, how else could he possibly tolerate her?

Willis and Lia got married last weekend. There just aren't very many words to describe how perfect and fun and amazing the whole thing was. They really knocked it out of the park. It was a grand reunion of so many old and dear friends from Seattle and New York and everyone really brought their A game good energy to the table. Love was in the air and so was vodka or in Dup's case, tequila. Dup and I both stayed up until 3am and had one of the best nights of our lives. We just danced and sang and got super super silly...


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