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Christmas 12/25/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
Christmas was a lot of fun in the new house. Nana and Allen came over and we had a delicious meal. Afterwards we open cards and gifts. A great time with family.
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Birthday Party 12/17/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
We celebtated Nana's birthday at her apartment this year. Allen joined us for pizza and great conversation. We had so much fun we forgot to take even one picture. Oops!
 
Thanksgiving 11/23/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
With just a few day to move into the house, we managed to put together a basic meal. Allen and Nana joined us to celebrate Thanksgiving and we took our annual picture in front of the fireplace.
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It's Ours 11/15/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
We picked up the keys to our new home in the middle of a wild, windy rain storm on Monday, November 13th. The 9 month wait is over. Now begins the long process of moving in and making the home ours. With two large storage rooms and a two bedroom apartment it will take a while.
 
Almost There - October House Construction 11/02/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
From floors to fencing the finishing touches are being added. Every visit finds something new. Check out these pictures from October's construction action.
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Fall Color 10/30/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
While it is a little late this year, the fall colors of the Puget Sound have been pretty to look at. Here are a few examples of the color we have seen around the area.
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September Construction 10/01/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
House construction has moved right along in September. Much of the work was on the inside as rooms are finished off and cabinets installed. Outside, they are preparing for even more concrete. Check out these pictures of September's work.
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Busy Day 09/18/17
By John Schmit
We had several errands to run and it was such a nice day, we headed out. The views of the blue skies and white clouds were beautiful. A little rain later in the day just added to the drama. Enjoy this short video taken with the dashcam. Be sure to click on the full screen icon!
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Birthday Party 09/10/17
By John Schmit
This year we celebrated the September birthdays at Nana's place. It was a lot of fun and we all enjoyed the pizzas.
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August House Activities 09/04/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
From plumbing to painting, August has been a busy month at the new house. Windows, roofing, garage concrete, electrical and gas have been installed. The heating and air-conditioning system has been installed and siding applied and painted.
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Partial Eclipse 08/21/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
We drove up the street to Fry's for an open view of the sky (about a mile away). One picture is from John's cell phone, the other is from my camera. We just held one of the eclipse glasses over the lenses and hoped for the best. The eclipse glasses worked very well on our eyes, but not so good for the camera's. Enjoy.
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House Framing 08/07/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
The last couple of weeks they have been framing our new home. Cheryl stopped by every few days to see how they were doing.
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Blue Angels 08/06/17
By Cheryl Schmit
This is Seafair weekend and the Blue Angels are in town. Being they fly over Lake Washington, I went down to Coulon Park to see if I could get pictures. However, we are a little far south of the event center so my pictures were a little far away. Also took pictures of some of the boats on the lake.
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Painting Class 08/01/17
By Cheryl Schmit
For something different to do, I took my first painting class on Friday, July 28th. It was at Michael's in Tukwila. It was a two hour class, we all painted the same picture. Had fun.
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The Foundation 07/04/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
This last month, after the property was scraped and leveled, the foundation for our new home was put into place. It was interesting to see the forms they used and the way they put all the pieces into place. The foundation is now complete and the next step is framing.
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It's Begun 06/07/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
The paper work is finished, the permits for construction are on site and the lot has been scraped in preparation for the foundation. It will be an interesting couple of months as we watch our new home being built.
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Recent Pictures 05/31/17
By Andrew Duron
Here are some recent pictures that I thought you'd like. Will get more soon.
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Evans, GA Rodeo 04/29/17
By Heidi and Artie Cardona
We took the kiddos out to the rodeo on Saturday evening. Michael had a blast sitting on the hourse and steer, playing on bouncy houses and watching the cowboys and cowgirls rope calves and other rodeo events. Rachel wasn't much impressed! Lol.
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Movin' On 04/24/17
By John & Cheryl Schmit
Back in early February, we had been discussing options for fixing up our house. We looked at remodeling the kitchen, redoing the floors and several other needed updates. The numbers were adding up so we decided to take a look at other options.
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2016 Images 02/12/17
By John Schmit
The 2016 Images video is available. Take some time (about 12 minutes) to check out our activities from last year. We used the narration format again to help identify people and places. Hope you enjoy the video.
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Rachel Cardona's First Steps 01/10/17
By Heidi Cardona
Here is a little video of Rachel's first steps on her own.
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Christmas 12/25/16
By John & Cheryl Schmit
What a wonderful family time we had this year. Blanche brought Dick with her and Allen and Barbara came too. We posed with Santa hats, opened presents and had a great meal. Lots of Christmas joy this year. Enjoy the pictures.
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Michael and Rachel with Santa 12/22/16
By Heidi and Artie Cardona
We recently had a chance to get the kids picture taken with Santa. Check it out!
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Cheryl Retires From King County 12/14/16
By Cheryl Schmit
It was a happy day as I celebrated my time at King County. There was good food and good memories. Enjoy these pictures.
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2016 Christmas Bus 12/13/16
By John Schmit
Once again we have the unofficial Christmas Bus on the streets. Here are a few pictures of this years decorations. Enjoy!
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Michael's Birthday 12/12/16
By Heidi and Artie Cardona
Here are pictures from Michael's Birthday party.
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Two Days Of Snow 12/11/16
By John and Cheryl Schmit
We had a couple of days this last week that it snowed. Both times we thought there were some interesting sights to see. We put these video clips and images together to share our snow experience with you. Both days it snowed in the morning and by the evening was mostly gone.
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Augusta Vacation 2016 12/4/16
By John and Cheryl Schmit
What a great time we had visiting with Artie, Heidi, Michael and Rachel in Augusta. The entire trip was wonderful. Take a few minutes and enjoy this short, narrated video of our adventure.
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