Last Saturday afternoon found us semi-spontaneously taking the train to Seattle. We looked at (and bought!) a Jetta TDI wagon (FINALLY!!) and had an awesome dinner at the Athenian (Sleepless in Seattle! But we’re terrible Nora Ephron fans and didn’t realize at the time that it was filmed there). It was such a good night. I’ve only really been to Seattle twice, so this was my first time since March of 2011 when Nat and I were babies and falling in love with the Northwest. Sunday, we did our beloved Wapato Access Greenway walk on Sauvie Island, then spent forever working on holiday gifts. It’s been raining so much lately, which I didn’t think much of until I learned it’s actually unusual and people are mad. Maybe we’ll get our first sight of snow next week. My sister gets here Thursday!