Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

1984: Tacoma waterfront … many memories of us walking, biking and eating at at the waterfront. Enjoying the view and the Tacoma Aroma. 1985: Cascades – Rainier probably. In our pseudo-twin outfits. Definitely represents my childhood. Also the mushroom hair cut was a staple. 1988: Cascades – are you getting the twin theme? We did …

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Every year I want to write a witty, newsy Christmas letter – and I swear one of these years I will (followed by a blog post in defense of the Christmas letter that so many folks think is cheesy and boring – I, for the record, LOVE to receive and read them). But instead, I’m …

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This is the little boy who surprised his uncle and everyone else riding on the electricka in Bratislava one morning in the early 80s, by spontaneously belting out the United States National Anthem during a time of heavy communism and anti-American sentiment. What possessed him that morning, we’ll never know. But, the fact that it …

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One of my favorite Christmas memories came back to me at school the other day as I overheard kids discussing gifts they were buying their siblings. I remember my brother, Martin, walked to the store, PayLess or something, and was there for a very long time before coming home with what he said was "just …

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