Since last week, the golden trees around our apartment have already lost most of their leaves. While I miss their brightness out the window, many of the other trees around Redmond are just beginning their transition into fall. Late in the week, my sister delivered her second daughter, and I was able to join my mom and niece in visiting the hospital to meet my new niece when she was just a few hours old. Seeing the amazement of my two-year-old niece when meeting her baby sister was especially adorable.
After working weekends for the past few weeks, Andy finally had a weekend off, so we decided to spend our two days off together on Whidbey Island. The weather was perfect the entire time we were there - the nights were stormy and cold, and the days were mostly sunny and comfortably chilly. We spent nearly the entire weekend watching movies and reading. It was the perfect way to recover from what has been a hectic month for both of us.