Monday, September 21, 2015

Bring on the Crafty!

So my birthday card stash was completely depleted and for craft day, oh yeah, i replenished my stock. I used ol' faithful - The Big Shot die cutting machine and was super happy with the results.

and here's a card I made for Adora's birthday.

and a card I made for Juni's 1st birthday.(the theme was tea party)

Friday, September 18, 2015

To the Safe with 3 Kids

So last Sunday, I had planned on lounging with Christopher all day watching football until Linda pleaded with me to come with her to the Mariners game. I asked, "With all your children?" and she laughed and said, "All the children." I then proceeded to say do you know what it will be like and she gave me the look like of course I know what it will be like which is why I needed to come. Oy Vay! Donnie you owe me!

Thankfully, we didn't leave until after the disappointing football game and arrived at Safeco in the 5th inning. The game was ok, the seats were great and Autum absolutely loved it when we would clap in rhythm. Seth was bored and I think fell asleep. The best part of the day is when they let all the kids 14 and under run the bases after the game. Skylar and I made the trek and so did several hundred or 1000's of kids (i don't know, but the line was freaking long!) I thought it would take hours, but Thank God they moved the line fast!

After the game, we stopped at Menchies for frozen yogurt. Isn't she adorable?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Date Night with the Seahawks and Mark Knopfler

September has been a busy month so far. Christopher and I started off the Labor Day Weekend early on Thursday night with the last pre-season football game at Century Link. We watched from the south end zone 9 rows up thanks to Christopher's cousin who makes the trip up for every home game from Southern Oregon! Lots of people dress up in this section like Mrs. and Mrs. Seahawk, Painted Seahawk and the guy next to us had a helmet with horns and a super thick chain wrapped around his neck. I even saw Norb Cam who filmed himself during last year's Green Bay game. It is so funny and awesome to watch it on Youtube.

Before the game, Christopher and I tried La Bodega, a Dominican restaurant that I pass every day on the bus to work. Christopher got the Puerco asado con chimichurri, repollo, y cebollitas (Slow-roasted marinated pork shoulder with chimichurri, shredded cabbage, pickled onions, and house aoili) 

and I ordered the plate version.They get an A for food but a D for beer according to Christopher!
After our meal we headed to the game only to be informed that we couldn't take our backpacks into the stadium, ugh! Missed that memo! So we made a nice trek back to the car on a super full stomach to drop off our bags.  Next time bring a clear bag.....well for me there will be no next time because as fun as it was to experience the game live, i love watching on my sofa yelling at the tv!

We continued to have a relaxing weekend hanging out with my family for Autumn's 2nd birthday and made another outing for good food at the Top of Tacoma. Christopher said the Rueben was the best he'd ever had. I chose the Adobo marinated steak wrap which was pretty tasty. Will definitely go back on a Thursday for their half price tacos. We even crossed off Chick fil A from my restaurants "to try" list. I have been wanting to try their chicken sandwich and waffle fries for some time now. Yum!

Drum roll....and for our 2nd date night....we drove up to Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville for an evening with Mark Knopfler. Do you remember him? He was the front man for Dire Straits. I didn't leave work until 5:00 pm so our seating was pretty far back, but the show was pretty enjoyable. Next time I would leave earlier to be closer. Yeah for crazy creek chairs!

Oh Mark..I wish you would have talked more and told more stories. Christopher said he does all his talking thru the guitar which has a fun twang to it since he is a finger picker. I just wanted it to be a little more personal. My favorite song was Sultans of Swing!
September what else do you have in store? I am liking you so far :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Look Who's Two...

Happy Birthday Autumn! I can't believe 2 years ago you made your presence in this world. You are such a bright little girl. You look just like your mom when she was two.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Godzilla & The Nisqually Delta

Doing better about getting out on the weekend and taking these legs for a walk. On Saturday, we drove to the Nisqually Delta and walked around 4 miles. We stopped for pizza at Olympia Old School Pizza and found a kid's festival to walk through. Those Olympians are so family oriented.
I liked this Godzilla sand scultpure and I think Christopher did too.

After our hike, we stopped by a farmer's market and I bought a box of Italian Plums....yum! Just like my grandma, I like to dehydrate them into dry chewy prunes! They taste like candy. Store bought prunes are the worst.

We didn't see much except frogs, heron, a turtle and snake!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Little Miss Autumn

(warning-photo heavy) I couldn't help take lots of photos of Miss Autumn.

She is such a bright little girl!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Recycled Wine Corks

So I said yesterday that DIY was off the calendar this year, but not to crafty DIYs! I scored a free bag of wine corks at work and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
I spray painted a 10x10 canvas gold then hot glued the wine corks down. Voila! I have an easy peasy jewelry holder.

I took all the leftover wine corks and filled this pretty blue jar with them.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

a little bit of summer

The past two weekends, Christopher and I have had lazy weekends. Since DIY is off the calendar, we are trying to get out more and hike. On the 1st, we walked for an hour and half on the trails at Point Defiance and last Saturday we walked a little bit on Ruston Way and found this cool water spot at the Chinese Reconciliation Park.

I actually had to pick and pick to get Mr. Outdoor Enthusiast out the door! He seemed quite content lounging at home :)

Also, this year I found a packet of white pumpkin seeds at Carpinito Bros. and couldn't wait to plant them. I love the look of white pumpkins! Very untraditional compared to orange pumpkins.
They have taken off and it is likely I will have more pumpkins this year then last.

So fun to watch these grow!