Sunday, May 31, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

A lot has happened since I last blogged....or at least I feel like a lot has happened! Tito arrived in Seattle on Thursday and I baked a homemade pizza that we thoroughly enjoyed on the roof. It is a vegetarian pizza and it was delicious!
Our Pizza
Beast at dinner
Belle at dinner...this is all she does when we go to the roof (lays in a chair)

Davis spotted Jellyfish on our walk
sunset
us in the park
Belle in the park
sunset
Mt. Rainier
Myrtle Edwards Park
sunset
this is what I get when I ask my husband to take a picture of me and Belle

Friday night we enjoyed our favorite Mexican happy hour with a $3 food menu and then stopped at Red Robin for HUGE milkshakes (they are so yummy!). We then came home and watched Lakeside Terrace with Samuel L Jackson (it was an alright movie).

Saturday we went to Alki beach in West Seattle and it was lined with volleyball courts...there was some sort of tourney taking place. It was soo nice out and Davis's feet got really burnt.

Belle laying in the shade of mom
the boys throwing frisbee on the beach
the volleyball tourney

That night I participated in my friend, Carly's, fashion show at her school. She is a design major at SPU and they put on a show every year. This year's theme was the oppression of humanity and how it was relieved through Christ in the 1970-2000's. Each designer had a different decade to design for and they all did a great job. I was so very proud of Carly. Her designs were definitely the best and she put the whole show together and it turned out great!

me & Carly at the show
one of the dresses I wore at the show for the 1980's

After the show Davis, Tito, and I went to Palamino's for the $5 pizza happy hour. It was great as always!
the market at night
my free cookie that Davis won in Vancouver by the Scrabble peel & play game....apparently the Scrabble game is only being played in Canada because the guy had know idea what I gave him when I gave him the piece, but he gave me a free cookie anyways!
leaving Palamino's

Today we went on the Ride the Ducks tour through Seattle and Lake Union. The ducks are amphibious vehicles that are well know in Seattle because they are always touring. I had been wanting to go because I like to learn new stuff about the city we live in and Tito was in town so it was a perfect opportunity! We learned quite a bit...such as the original color of the Space Needle was orange (Go Vols!) and Seattle has the highest per capita boat ownership.

After the duck tour Davis and I ran our long run of 14 miles and the enjoyed cheeseburgers and fries on the roof! If you can't tell we/I LOVE the roof!
Gas Works Park
the Needle from Lake Union
Lake Union
my future house on the water
downtown view

girls on surf boards paddling
my future boat
passing another Duck in Lake Union
Lake Union from the Aurora bridge
us on the duck

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Little Piece of Heaven

I decided to take my camera to work today so that you guys could be updated on Viv and my work life. For those of you who don't know, I nanny a 15 month old. Her name is Vivian and she is the cutest and sweetest thing ever! She was a little camera shy (not her talkative self) so I will do it again sometime and hopefully catch her normal chatty self. This is a film I put together demonstrating her genius self. Needless-to-say she is an awesome kid and I love my job!

video

Also, I figured I would share some cute pictures of the pups!



Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

The new Terminator movie opened this weekend and of course we were there Friday night. Davis loves everything Terminator and this movie was no different. I thought it was good as well. Davis and I watched the complete TV series, but it was canceled after this past season :(

Saturday we slept in and had pancakes. I took the dogs for a walk and got a ton of "ohh" & "awww"s from everybody. I also heard a lot of different stories from different people about their dogs/yorkies. It was the longest 2 mile walk I have ever taken, but it was nice to see people smile! After the walk I prepped hamburger meat and cut onions then we headed over to a friend's house for a cookout and games.

Davis being Davis with his panckes....at least he makes me smile daily!

We did a long run on Sunday, then we took the dogs with us to eat Cajun, grabbed some Cold Stone, then had friends over for game night. We stayed up until 2am playing games...it was a great night!

Today we went to the Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center with the dogs. It was crazy with tons of people, music, and crafts. We did not stay long because it was terrifying to Beast. It was too many people for him (not to mention some drunk guy punched me in the arm while saying "this is my last day alive" and it happened to be the arm Beast was in) so we left. Before leaving we did enjoy a little picnic with PB&J's and cotton candy..yum yum! Davis said it was the most Hippie thing he had ever been to. It was however nice to get the bikes out and take the kiddos along. We are grilling out tonight with Freddo on our roof!

the kids and their basket

our little picnic
some show at the festival....it was at the base of the Space Needle (background)
Beast and Dad before it was too scary
love bike rides because of the wind
all done

Thursday, May 21, 2009

2 Years...

So this is 2 days late, but Tuesday was our 2nd anniversary. 2 years seems so short and so long at the same time and I am not sure at what year this will change, but it has been a great 2 years. We have accomplished sooo much in our 2 years together! Our present to each other was our trip to Vancouver and it was absolutely wonderful! Tuesday, the actual day of, we made omelettes and hashbrowns together for dinner and watch some TV. It was a great night in with our 2 wonderful and cute puppy dogs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Davis, the Performer

At the market in Vancouver there was a street performer who picked Davis out of the crowd to help assist him in his performance so here is a video of Davis 10 minutes of fame in Canada. It is kinda long (10 min) so watch it at your convenience!

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Belle

Last night we went to pick up Belle, our new baby girl, in the middle of nowhere! We had to go through many national parks including Mt Rainier. It took about 2.5 hours to get there and a little bit more to get home because of deer (we had to drive 40 mph because there were deer everywhere)! BUT we did get our little darling & she is a cutie! Beast doesn't really know what to think about her yet and she really doesn't care much for him yet either.

cutie
Belle
being lazy
snow covered Mt Rainier
yes, it is May here too


video

Vancouver

Our anniversary trip to Vancouver was a blast! We ate a ton as we explored the city. The train ride was very relaxing and only took about 3.5 hours. We did a run around Stanley park that was beautiful and walked/aquabus to Granville Island (that is where their public market is). We did some shopping. We met quite a bit of people from Europe at our B&B. It was a very relaxing weekend and the weather was absolutely beautiful for us as well.

One of our grand stories.....we were waiting on the bus to take us back to the train station and we thought we had all public transportation systems mastered after our couple free rides in Seattle because we were on the wrong bus heading the wrong direction. We let a bus go by because it was number 21 and we wanted number 23......so after 10 min of waiting another bus comes and guess what it is number 21 so we asked the driver if he was going to the train station and he said yes so we boarded.....I headed to the back of the bus because that is were the luggage belongs and Davis was in the front paying (with dollar bills) and the bus driver says "we don't accept bills".....Davis looks at me in the back of the bus with the look that says we have to get off we are terrible at public transportation in new cities and I am embarrassed when the bus driver says "don't worry about it".....so currently we are 2 for 2 for getting free rides in new cities!

Views from the train
in the park
in the park
the crowded beach
us at the beach
a man's artwork that he worked on all day
our G-money burger at Vera's burger shack
the beach
the sunset....so beautiful
picnic in the park
DQ
our Bed & Breakfast
Vancouver
train station
leaving Seattle