Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weekend Visit to Tonasket

Ready for a million photos?
We took off last Friday for a weekend road trip to Tonasket to visit Tristan's Cousin Yvonne and her family.
We had such a wonderful time and Calvin wont stop talking about
"Bon's house"

It was a bit drizzly when we arrived, but we got settled in the Bunk House and spent the rest of the afternoon playing soccer with the dogs, petting kittens and building Lego creations with cousins.

Calvin and "Bon"
Her husband Tom was there too, but I didn't manage to snap a pic of him.
Next time Tom, next time.

The kiddo was totally worn out.

We woke up the next morning with sun shining and the clouds low in the valley.

This is the Bunk House that we stayed in.
It has a full bed, bunk beds, it's own full bath and a small kitchen complete with fridge, microwave and coffee maker.
Everything you need!
So much more homey than a hotel.

Calvin made sure to say hi to the "ki-eees" before we even had breakfast.

 Once he had a belly full of french toast, Calvin busied himself with these (very heavy!) metal tractors. He was enamored with these treasures.

The afternoon held more kitty fun.

There were THREE of these adorable little fur balls!
They're SO cute!

Then we all popped into town to check out a small community festival.
It was in a park that had a great play area and Calvin really liked the slide.

John was quite the climber.

We headed back to the house to get the kiddo a nap and hung out there the rest of the day.
Thomas and Tristan had quite the Ping Pong match...

Until Calvin decided he wanted to play too.
He was, coincidentally, dressed appropriately.

 Can we talk about how fantastic these boys are?
Thomas and John are a couple of the greatest kids we've ever met!
They were so patient with their little cousin and couldn't have been more polite the entire time we were there. 
The world needs more kids like these two.

Calvin is still talking about how Thomas fixed everything for him.
A ride in the car goes like this:
"eh Thom-as, eh bix (fill in the blank)"
He says this over and over and over. 
So far he says Thomas has fixed:
a motorcycle ("Mo-mo-by-sdicle")
a house
a football
a doggy

John is the animal whisperer.
 They had just gotten the three kittens the day before we got there and he would sleep out on the porch next to their crate!
Is that cute or what?

 We played with the dogs a lot.
Rosie was so good at fetching and liked when Calvin would toss dirt into the air too.

We didn't let Calvin sleep in the top bunk but we did let him play up there a bit.
He was so pleased with himself.

We had so much fun.
A nice relaxing weekend "off the grid" was much appreciated and needed.

We did find out that Calvin will not sleep for more than 20 minutes in the car.
Even if we leave right at nap time and he's exhausted.
This kid requires a bed to sleep. period.
He must have needed to catch up because I had to wake him up at 9:00am on Monday morning and he was still kind of a grumpy butt until after he took a 3 hour nap.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


My sincerest of apologies for going SO LONG without a blog post.
Life in the Weeks Household has been CRAZY!

Here's what's new:

Tristan applied for, interviewed for and received a new job with his bank, which is AMAZING and words can't even express how incredibly proud of him I am. 
However, this means a lot of learning, transition, more travel on his part.
He's also planning on taking 2 college classes this fall ON TOP of his already heavy work load so I figure I'll see him again aaaaarrrrouuunndd... Christmas.

I've been busier than ever at the salon.
We're talking Coffee for breakfast, standing over a counter shoving a Luna Bar in my mouth while I mix up color because there's no time for lunch, busy.
Which is also FANTASTIC! 
It's taken almost 2 years since Calvin was born but I feel like I've hit my stride again.
Being in a really awesome salon helps A LOT.
Aaaannnddd not to be immodest or anything, but I've been putting out some really great hair...

Calvin spent the night at Grammy and Grampy's house for the first time 2 Saturday's ago because Tristan and I went and saw Bruno Mars at the Gorge.
Talk about a beautiful venue...

The concert was awesome and Calvin had a great time getting spoiled rotten.
He was worn out!

And the last and BIGGEST thing that's been eating up my time...
Our house is for sale!
We've finally decided we need a bigger place with a real back yard.
We're hoping to move to a bit closer to my work (we're shooting for halfway between Tristan's job and mine) in a part of town with more options when it comes time for Calvin to start school.

I've been diligently sanding, and scraping and painting and weeding and planting and depersonalizing our whole house...
It's been a process.

I've mostly been trying to undo all the dumb things the previous owner did.
Latex paint on the concrete steps outside AND the concrete floor in the laundry room? 
Why dude?... Just...Why?!

The hardest part is keeping it super clean at. all. times.
With an almost 2 year old in tow, keeping the house "show ready" is a major challenge.
He's been a champ through the process though.

We're taking a bit of a break this weekend and heading out to Tristan's cousin's house in
Tonasket, which is about 3 1/2 hours North West of here, for a visit with her and her family.
Admittedly, this trip totally snuck-up on us, but we are really looking forward to it.