Sjolseth Family – Gusty Day | Green Lake

Seattle has given a nice welcome to the Sjolseth family, who moved here from Arizona – we’ve had the sunniest, driest summer/fall in so long! Finally the wet season has set in, but they said they’re conditioned for it because in Arizona it’s necessary to keep the AC on almost all year. Lucky for us the weather forecasted 100% rain, but when we met at Green Lake there were blue skies and sun…maybe these former Arizonians brought the nice weather with them! It was an incredibly gusty morning, but this family was just happy to be together chasing after their two year old and laughing with one another. We are so happy to meet you and welcome you to the Northwest Sjolseth Family!


Thank you Sjolseths!

Debbie Sjolseth - What a beautiful family!

Linda Stone Schrimsher - Hope your new adventure is fun and rewarding? I know how hard all of you work at everything you do. Enjoy the Great Northwest !!

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Holiday Gift Certificates! | Ciccarelli Photography

Trying to decide what to get someone on your list?  We have GIFT CERTIFICATES!  A great way to make a new fun family memory or bless someone else with their own.

3 options available for your gift giving needs: $99, $250 & $400

Packaged in a mini stocking or hand-made envelope!

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Stockings are about 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide.

For something less Christmassy and more for winter or Hanukkah we can send this!

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Fun Day – The Ciccarellis | Seattle Center

For thanksgiving we took a few days off to be with family. We had family fly to Seattle from the midwest and California to gather for the holiday and to just spend quality time together. We planned several days to show this great area, including Pike’s Place, hiking, Owen beach, some of our favorite eateries, and holiday festivities at the Seattle Center – watching ice sculpting, listening to a holiday chorus, and ice skating!

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Of course Erik is extremely athletic and I have no hand-eye coordination whatsoever. Did I mention I also lock my knees when it comes to any sort of inlining? Erik, the sweet husband he is, held my hand and basically dragged me around the rink so that I wouldn’t have to just walk along the edge gripping the wall. I have to admit that with his help I was able to skate on my own a bit towards the end. I asked my mom to hold my purse and told her she could play with our camera so she took these of us! I have to admit here that I never knew Erik could jump, turn, or speed skate until now.

Lisa Henry - Fun!

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Thankful – The Ciccarellis | Seattle

A new tradition started in our house a few weeks ago. We decided to be thankful more often. Sometimes this happens right before we fall asleep or at the dinner table and takes as little as 2 minutes. We just have so much to be thankful for each day, why wait until Thanksgiving?

What we’re thankful for today…


Food, especially dessert. My mom makes the best homemade pumpkin pie and this year my uncle and I are making the crust , all topped with fresh homemade whip cream, yum!

Family, those that traveled to be with us today and those across the country that we will see soon for Christmas.

Laughing, especially silent ones when you are laughing so hard no sound can come out…this happened to me the other day watching New Girl, my favorite show.

Love, kindness, my kitties, and my amazing husband.


I have the greatest parents. They’ve supported me with everything I do. To be honest, now that I’m writing this it’s very hard to put into words how thankful I am to have such loving parents.

Marissa and I are doing something we enjoy and love every day of our lives. I’m so thankful we have the opportunity to take our dreams and put them into a reality.

That Labron finally got his ring and that the Giants won the world series.

My wife Marissa, she’s the bomb!

We are so thankful to all of you, our friends, family, and clients who read our blog, send us warm messages, and support our dreams & goals.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

~Erik & Marissa

Lisa Henry - Thankful for you guys! You are the best!

Jodi Dixon - Wonderful pictures and blog:)

Jill D Edwards - What beautiful sentiments. and Erik, you do have some awesome parents!

Erik Ciccarelli - No, no, no, you’re the best! Love your son.

Nicole Straub - Love your table decor. Just putting it out there that you might see some of that somewhere else in the future… :)

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