Kissing Cousins

My cousin Josh and the girl that he’s just hanging out with going to marry, Rachael, came for a visit, along with Josh’s son Dave.

Cousins Plane

Josh and I saw each other most summers when we were little, and then reconnected as adults. We’re actually second cousins, and the kids had a bit of a struggle trying to figure out just how exactly everyone fits together in the family.

Dave is only a few months older than Jonah and Owen and the boys are having a blast playing together. I think Kate would like for there to be a girl cousin in the mix.

Cousins Aquarium

Cousins Microsoft

Rachael and I met two years ago at a conference and hit it off. I like to tease her about┬áhaving a hard time committing to being in a relationship with Josh, but now they’re engaged!

Cousins Dinner

We’ve been doing a bunch of fun, touristy stuff as we are hanging out, like going to Microsoft.

Cousins Microsoft 2

And the Ballard Locks.

Cousins Locks

And the Aquarium.

Cousins Aquarium 2

Seattle has certainly put her best foot forward!

Cousins Mountain

Eddy’s Birthday

In all the excitement planning for the road trip, I forgot to post pictures of Eddy’s birthday. Paul and Caitlin were there for the weekend, so we were able to have nearly all the American family in attendance! For breakfast we had bagels, donuts AND pain au chocolat (Paul bought a whole bunch frozen, so Eddy could enjoy them for a while), and then we did gifts at lunch.

From Paul and Caitlin, Eddy got a whole bunch of Seahawks gear. Now we know he’s a true fan!

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I gave him some business cards and a website. Mom gave him a book on the Abbey Road recording studios.

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Happy birthday, my love!