Welcome to my blog! Today (or, technically yesterday - as in the day I left home - which was Friday) I flew from Seattle to Chicago and then on to Amsterdam. After arriving in Amsterdam around 9am Saturday, I spent the day with my Uncle Mark, Aunt Julie, and cousin Cora wandering around the city. The weather started out a little rocky but it turned into a beautiful day and we had lots of fun visiting markets and touring around town. I took a few pictures which I will try to post soon. In the past 26 hours I have dozed a bit on the plane and, as we all know how comfortable that is, I am looking forward to actually getting to sleep horizontally. All that is to say sorry that this first entry is not very exciting, I blame the scrambled thoughts on exhaustion and beg your forgiveness. I will say that Amsterdam is a lovely city and I look forward to writing, hopefully, more interesting posts in the future.