Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Joy of Traditions Shared

When I was a kid, I remember one tradition very distinctly, each year at New Year's my parents and I would drive to the Oregon Coast (Lincoln City to be exact) from Eastern Washington and ring in the New Year overlooking the beach. Some years I'd stay awake, most years I couldn't keep my eyes open and then there was the last year, I spent the entire holiday weekend listening to Casey's top 40 review of the closing year and for some unknown reason, writing down every song in the order they had placed. That being said, I'm sure there were other traditions we had that I just can't remember but now that I am a parent, I've been fortunate enough to make some traditions of my own. This weekend celebrated one such tradition. . .
Growing up in WA, I was born and raised a Mariners fan. I started cheering them on in the Kingdome before my first birthday and have returned every season since. It was very important to me that this tradition continue with my daughter and thus, the annual Seattle trip with the Rats was born. This year was year number 4. The girls have been around for 3. Here's a look back through the last three years and how the girls have grown.

Stay tuned for scenes from the entire trip, including Pike's Place Market, Piko the wonder dog, story telling and backseat buddies.


tammi said...

Too cute Mandy!

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

That is an awesome story! I will always be a Mariners fan too. Whenever I see an M's hat here in DC I always say hi to the person! :)

Definitely a fun tradition :)

Carrie said...

You are BRAVE to take your little one with you! The only games we've taken Brandon to is the free spring game the U of O football game has. That way we can leave if we need to...Caleb has yet to enjoy one.

Looks like you've had fun though!