Just wrapped up a visit from my mom. She came out and spent a few days with my bro and me and we had a great time, but unlike all the previous visits, she experienced real Washington weather this time! Cold, rain, wind - it's gonna be like this for another 4 or 5 months now!

We all keep in touch via email and the phone but it was good to have her out here in person to spend some time with us. As a bonus, it was her birthday and we worked up a big crockpot of pork chops and the gals whipped up some awesome birthday cupcakes.

Back to work for me tomorrow - I am dreading the giant pile of tasks and things to do when I get there. Ugh.