Friday, December 26

An unusual Seattle winter


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Fran Muia said...

Darlene, I can't tell you how impressedd I am with your writing ability and how much I am enjoying your blog entries. You have such a "soft" way of expressing your thoughts that make for informative and relaxed, enjoyable reading. Thanks for the effort you are making in writing these great articles. Some day we must write a book together. Love you!


Brent and Darlene said...


Thank you for your encouraging words.

love you too




Italy trip

I have been going through my pictures, and have enjoyed looking at this album of Italy. I was able to go over last year to attend a conference. This was the first time I have been back in twenty years. The pictures are made up mostly of places we lived as a family. My brother and I were able to go together, and we were graciously hosted by some friends of ours from language school in Perugia. I feel such a sense of nostalgia when I look at these pictures. I miss Italy so much. It was strange to go back as a tourist knowing I would be returning to the US after such a short time. Tonight I made cookies with Nutella in them, and I remembered how much I enjoyed the simple pleasures. Fortunately, you can find it here! Saturday, we are going up to my brother's house to celebrate a late Thanksgiving, only we will be making homemade tortellini instead of turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!