Monday, December 15, 2014

This Kid...

Exactly one week after Caitlin & Jon’s wedding, we packed up a U-haul to move This Kid to Olympia.

Jess has spent most of the last year working for State Senator Andy Hill, most recently managing his re-election campaign. Jess’ performance in that responsibility afforded him the opportunity to gain a new title…

…One that he had hoped for a few years ago when he began his employment in legislative support.

We’re quite happy for him, and proud of him! And to brag, just a little, Andy Hill’s campaign was one that was targeted by the California billionaire who wanted to see Andy defeated. This brought a million dollars into the campaign coffers as Senator Hill’s supporters determined that it should not happen.
Seattle Times picture of Jess and the Senator on Election Night.
My baby! Managing a million dollar campaign??!! His second win as a campaign manager for a Washington State Senate race??!!

Perhaps I should start treating him like a grown-up…

Anyway, his new position necessitated a move to Olympia -- and out of the room he had rented in Bellevue for the past 2 ½ years. He is ready to have his own place again; and I am ready to empty The Storage Unit formerly known as Dillon’s Bedroom in our home.

We packed the U-haul promptly, headed south to his home in Bellevue for the last few larger items there, and then finished the journey to his apartment in Tumwater. It didn’t take long to unload, and arrange his things.

He even has trees around his place to enjoy!
I took the time to put up all the Christmas décor.

While we were there, the Comcast guy came and before we left for dinner, he was set up with internet and TV. Home sweet home!

We celebrated over dinner at Ramblin’ Jack’s – and what a dinner!


And then we headed back to Lynden, feeling so content that our boy is happy, and doing what he enjoys, and comfortable in his own place.

It doesn’t get much better than that!


Holly said...

That is not the young man I remember from LC...he's all grown up!!!
What an should be proud! And that Christmas decor? You always make me smile!!!

Ridgely said...

Oh my gosh, I feel ancient....he's so grown up, I can't get over this photo. Gone are the days of playing Little House on the Prairie with Cait and Jessi. Kudos Jess, you've earned this position!

about the long and winding road... said...

You are right,it really doesn't get much better than that...

About Me

Needing an outlet for various thoughts rattling in my head, I've created two blogs -- One about my real life ( and one where I can vent. (