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    Emily Malone

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    A Look Back.



Snowy Seattle.

We woke up yesterday to a rare blanket of snow, and schools cancelled all across the area!  This is our second snow of the year, which is such a treat – it has been years since it snowed in the city! 

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I grabbed my real camera for once, to snap some pictures of the snow before most people had ventured out of the house yet.  I know some of you live in snowy places and see your neighborhoods like this for months on end, but wow – it took my breath away!

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The kids were stoked for a snow day, and I was ready to get out there and play at like 7am.  We had spent the last two weekends in the mountains though (with TONS of snow!) so the novelty of it wasn’t quite as high as usual for the kids.  They opted to play inside for a while and just stay in their jammies and be cozy. 

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I don’t know what has changed – maybe just getting older?  But suddenly these two are the best of friends. They will play for hours uninterrupted and it is such a refreshing pace of life. I can remember this time last year when I was convinced they would just hate each other forever – the all-day fighting nearly killed me. It is so fun to see them now as such sweet buddies.

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Lazy snow day breakfast along with a gallon of coffee.  Boring but so good!

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Eventually we made our way outside, and the kids were determined to ride all their wheels and bikes through the snow.  They didn’t get very far. 

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We have moved this snow shovel countless times in the last ten years – it came with us from Ohio!  This is the most it’s ever been used since then, other than to help scoop up leaves in the fall.

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So strange to see our yard in such a blanket of white.  I love the way it looks before anyone has gone out and disturbed it!

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No one in the family was more excited than Indy Dog.  He was leaping and jumping and rocketing all around the yard, and couldn’t wait to play fetch in all the powder. 

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He turns eleven this month, but he doesn’t seem to know that. 

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Our nextdoor neighbors came over and played for a while, and we all decided to head down to Discovery Park to find some sledding hills.  I didn’t trust my car in the snow (super light since it only has a battery), so I decided to just pull the boys there on sleds.  No picture since I was working my butt off, but picture me walking a half mile with 80lbs of kids behind me on two sleds – I looked like a mule!

The park was a dream.  It’s such a beautiful place on a warm sunny day, but it was breathtaking in the snow.  We scurried up a little trail and found this amazing field that hadn’t been touched by a single footprint yet. 

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The boys raced around and I just sat there soaking up the beauty that is the Northwest. 

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Back on the other side, we spent a lot of time sledding.  Cullen loves sledding, but Graham has always been very cautious of it (which is so unlike him!).  This was the first time they were sledding entirely on their own – taking the sleds up themselves, loading on, helping each other push off down the hill – beyond adorable. 

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It was a total blast.  We spent the rest of the day at home while Graham napped and Cullen played.  And eventually we all ventured over to our new production space, so that I could help Casey lift some framing for our new walk-in refrigerator. 

I know I’ve mentioned here that we are moving to a new kombucha shop before, but I can’t even explain the scope of the work that involves.  As owners, obviously the work falls to us, and our employees have to keep up production in our current space while we are building out the new one. And we are pretty much down to zero babysitters these days, which meant setting the kids up with the ipad while Casey framed a walk-in and I cleaned and shop-vac’ed all around them.

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End of day 1 of the build-out, and heading home around 7pm.  It’s going to be a very long week, but will be so worth it in the end.  I can’t wait to show you guys all the before and afters once it is done! 

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Another snow day here due to icy roads, and we are all starting to go crazy at home.  Time to brave the roads and venture out! 

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Ash Diamond     at 9:35 am

You and I have similar feelings about snow days – such untouched beauty. I love seeing Brooklyn covered in snow before anyone heads out. The boys look so excited as they sled down that hill! Enjoy!

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Leah G.     at 11:15 am

Love the snow photos!

Very exciting about the new build (and new space)!

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Ingunn     at 11:45 am

You can walk to Discovery Park? Massively envious over here!

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Shira     at 5:39 pm

My son is just a little younger than your youngest so I love to read about things getting easier year by year! That’s the dream!

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Alana     at 6:41 pm

Oh my gosh, so beautiful. I have few friends who live in Seattle as well and it was so fun to see all of their photos on Facebook yesterday. Meanwhile, I am sitting here in Wisconsin listening to the rain, so strange. Good luck with build-out, looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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Trevi     at 4:54 am

Your pictures are gorgeous Emily! Slightly off topic…where did you get the blinds in the picture of your living room? I love how simple they are and open to expose almost the entire window. Thanks!!

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Sara     at 6:11 am

Ah man, if I lived up there I would so be your babysitter! I’ve got two boys of my own so I know how tough it is to get stuff done without help! So excited for your new location though :)

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Taryn     at 7:04 am

LOVE that your boys are now getting along so well! Mine are 5 1/2 and 3 1/2 and while things are getting easier, they still tend to fight quite a bit. But my youngest is a girl and SUPER dramatic so I don’t think that helps :-) Love all the beautiful snow day pics! We are in New Jersey and bracing ourselves for 6-10 inches tonight and tomorrow…

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Andrea     at 7:47 pm

So excited about the new location! That means more volume and hopefully at a store nearer me. The closest Whole Foods is University Place and that’s still a solid 40mins. :D As for the snow-We definitely got a full 12″ plus! My husband says we got 14″! We are in the foothills so we got dumped on. All I know is I had to scoop a figure 8 in the yard for the dog because it was too deep for him. lol! Not many of my neighbors had snow shovels either.Our district closed school 3 days!! I was floored. Being from the midwest, I’m always amazed at how snow wrenches everything to a stop. Isn’t it beautiful?!

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Brady     at 11:34 am

Couple of things…(1) I can’t believe Indy is 11! He looks amazing. (2) What you guys do every day with the two boys and the business blows my mind. I love your can-do spirit.

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Kate     at 12:32 pm

I live in Michigan so the snow is not an unusual site at all. But, those photos of the kids in the park, so untouched and all white are breathtaking. I can only imagine how amazing it looked in person. Thanks for sharing!

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Allison     at 9:36 am

Such sweet pictures! I just came across your blog and love it; I’m so excited to read more and hear more about your shop move!

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