Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Farewell

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So friday night we spent with my family, and Saturday afternoon we went up to the Mount Vernon/Sedro Woolley area to spend some time with some of Jesse's family.  Jesse didn't get his fishing trip (as he had planned) Saturday morning, so he's planning one for tomorrow with his friend (and chiropractor) Bob.

So, we went up saturday afternoon in the pouring rain (and I mean POURING RAIN) which was kind of crazy.  We were really happy that the express lanes were open so that we could pass by most of the traffic (because it was POURING, did I say that already??).  When we got there we did some shopping, and then headed over to our friends Nate and Amber's house.  Jesse has been friends with Nate throughout high school, and has known Amber for just about as long as Nate had been dating Amber.  I met them both soon after I met Jesse.  Nate and Amber have two beautiful children, Benjamin and Samantha, and every year have a costume birthday party for Benjamin.  It is always a fun time and full house, and it was great to be able to catch up with everyone.

After the party, Jesse and I went back to Julie's house.  Jesse's grandfather and his wife were there, they had just gotten back from a trip to Alaska.  We got to catch up with them, then watched a movie, and went to bed.

Sunday was busy!  Jesse's mom threw a going away party for Jesse, and lots of people came.  It was fun, and great for Jesse to be able to see everyone and say a last goodbye to everyone before he leaves for deployment.  We left mid-afternoon, stopping at the outlet mall in Tulalip (yeah, it's irresistible! We stop there a lot).  Jesse did buy me my Christmas gift since he's not going to be around in December.  It was very sweet of him!

Yesterday Jesse spent most of his day at work, they went to the range to "shoot stuff."  I made cookies (for probably the umpteenth time) and spent most of the day with mom.  She was doing a lot of cleaning, so I did a lot to our tiny bedroom.  Mom's dog Daisy was like my shadow, clinging to me at every moment, scared of the scary vacuum.  When Jesse got home we got stuff to make a cola pot roast.  Jesse requested it as one of the things that he wants to eat before he leaves.  We also got some stuff to organize the tiny bedroom we're living in.

Today Jesse and I went to the mall and did some shopping.  It's hard to believe it's the 20th of October and SO many places are just stocked with Christmas stuff.  We went and visited Macy's Holiday Lane, which they put in as a separate store in the South Hill Mall this year.  We (or I guess I should say I) had to go in and look at stuff.  Jesse got some of his favorite Frangos (mint chocolate flavor and the candy cane flavor).  We also bought some very cute Christmas ornaments that were fishing themed.  It's going to be very hard for me not to go back and get more of them when Jesse's not here, I know that he would love to have a fishing-themed Christmas tree... Without spending the money on it!  We also bought some things for my brother's birthday in November (I'm SO excited to give him some GOOD gifts this year!). On the way home we stopped at Costco and bought some Christmas stamps (so much easier than going into the post office or buying them online) and got Jesse's favorite food:  a berry smoothie and a chicken bake.

Tomorrow Jesse's going fishing, and I am going to go with my mom to the Holiday Food & Gift Festival at the Tacoma Dome.  Thursday I know Jesse's probably going to be doing things all day, but he does get a four day weekend that is Friday through Monday.  Sunday we're going to be going out for pizza, so if you're in the area and you want to come, feel free!  Just e-mail me at marisa.mcadam@gmail.com, because we're still ironing out details!

If you'd like to see more pictures of our weekend (I'm going to add more pictures throughout the month in this album, I will blog when I do) check them out here:

October 2009

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