Mid-Winter Slump

I think it’s safe to say no matter where you are in the country that January is typically a boring month with crummy weather. Everyone is recovering from the holiday craze and mother nature is taking it out on us all… Here in Seattle has been no exception.

{Our poor pets have been going stir crazy because it is so nasty outside!}

{Our poor pets have been going stir crazy because it is so nasty outside!}

The last two weeks have been wet and warm! It’s not unusual for it to be damp here, but it is rather odd for it to be pouring for days on end, and that is what the weather has been doing for about the last two weeks. It’s been so warm that instead of snow in the mountains, it’s been raining. Speaking from experience, skiing in the rain is not enjoyable. Needless to say, we’ve taken a little hiatus from our favorite winter sport the last two weeks.

We really enjoyed the long three-day weekend last weekend. Alex had never gotten MLK Day off before, so it was extra nice to have the bonus day at home together. We got some projects done around the house, visited the Millers, enjoyed a fabulous night out at Agrodolce, took a long walk around Seward Park, watched a few movies and relaxed at home.

{We picked a good, clear morning for our walk around Seward Park last weekend.}

{We picked a good, clear morning for our walk around Seward Park last weekend.}

As far as I can tell, Baby Allen is doing well. I had a doctor’s appointment on Thursday and got to hear the heartbeat for the first time. I haven’t been very excited about food lately so I haven’t been doing much cooking. I did; however, make some soups {pureed only!} and muffins last weekend. I eat about eight snacks throughout the day, but toward the end of last week I got on the omelet-for-breakfast bandwagon and that helped keep me more full throughout the day.

{15 weeks last week! I had a doctor's appointment on Thursday and got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time - 160 beats per minute.}

{15 weeks last week!}

We had a really nice night out on Friday of this weekend – we went to Red Cow for dinner {I was craving a cheeseburger!} and then went for a nightcap at Bottlehouse across the street. Of course I was half asleep by 9:00, so it wasn’t a late night by any means! I woke up on Saturday quite under the weather, so we were hunkered down at home all day while I slept it off {thankfully after dinner I was almost back to normal}.

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Today we got out of the house and met the Millers for an impromptu morning at the dog park. The boys took the dogs in the dog park while Mary and I walked with the twins around the park for a while. It was a beautiful morning and it was really nice to get out of the house! The rest of the day was spent cleaning and getting ready for the week ahead… Thankfully we have a few more exciting weeks coming up!