Monday, August 28, 2006

Another Busy & Beautiful Weekend

I hope this isn’t the last nice weekend. I am thinking we may have 1 more month before it starts to rain. It’s getting darker earlier and you can tell that summer is dwindling away. This weekend we had game night at Dave and Tami’s. We are trying to turn it into a once a month thing. Rob did exceptionally well compared to how he usually performs at game night.

On Saturday we worked in the yard all day. I got beat up by the rose bushes, but the yard looks so much better. My camera is out of batteries otherwise I would have added some pictures.

On Saturday night Adam and Liz came over to hang out with us and then we were able to plan a trip to Bainbridge Island for Sunday. So, Sunday morning we headed over to Bainbridge to hang out for a while. Liz and I were able to get to Churchmouse Yarn and Teas. It’s a really well known yarn store. They did have nice stuff, but I still like my LYS the best.
Liz and I split some yarn to make the MultiLayered Tube Shawl from AlterKnits. It was a fun day and Bainbridge Island and the ferry ride over there was beautiful. I love to take the ferry, it’s such a great way to get out and see the beauty of this area.

Below is a pic that Adam shot of Rob and I.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Gadget Geek

I like things that are new. Especially any gadgets. Rob and I have a joke that if anything says "new" on the package I'll be the first to buy it. This weekend, I had Rob take me down to the NikeTown to get the new Nike+Ipod. After reading a few other blogs out there, I found that you don't need to have the fancy nike shoes to make it work, you just need to have a swift way to put the bluetooth sensor in your shoe. I was able to tape my sensor under my laces and it works like a charm. If you only run on a treadmill, this is probably not for you. But, if you run outside sometimes and always wonder when you finally meet your goal or how fast you are going... or in my case how far I have gone because I want to stop running. It's a cool gadget. I am still hoping to run in the Oktoberfest Brew HaHa in September, so I need to get going since a 5K is NOT my specialty.

In the last post, I mentioned that we bought a cabinet and a mirror at Second Use in South Park. Convienently located right next to the dump, for obvious reasons. One we got the cabninet home, Rob allowed me to use the sander to sand all the marks out of it so I could restain it. It is now in the 2nd bedroom and it holds my yarn stash. When I can, I will also include the new mirror that we have in the bedroom from Second Use and also a mirror that I got at Cost Plus, which fits nicely in the dining room. I'll get pictures up as soon as Blogger stops crapping out on me.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Week

Last weekend and this week was incredibly busy for us. It was great to have Rob's brother,Will, in town for a conference. It gave him a good excuse to come out here and us a chance to hang out and show him around. I have a feeling that by the time he left we all needed a vacation from our vacation, so to speak. Here is a quick run down of what we did.

Friday - We took Will To Stellar Pizza in Georgetown. Luckily he didn't feel like crashing when he flew in direct from DC. We had some pizza and beers.

Saturday - We had tickets to the Mariner's game, so we got up and I cooked breakfast. We went down FX McRory's before the game for some food and drinks.

Sunday - After the previous day, we were pretty lazy in the morning. We went down to Mount Baker to watch the Blue Angels, who were in town for Seafair. I have never seen the Blue Angels before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Needless to say, the pictures I took don't do it justice, it was super cool. After that we hit Ray's Cafe for some food and views.

- We all met after wook to hit happy hour at Fox Sports bar. I haven't been there before, but the happy hour was good. There, we watched the Tigers game and hang out.

Tuesday - We met up after work to go take in a showing of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. I am not a NASCAR Fan, but this movie did have Will Farrell and Gary Cole, two quality actors. It was worth a watch. Very funny.

- Real Madrid was in town. I had tickets through work in the smug suites. Rob and Will were down in the stands. First time at Qwest field, nice stadium. Bad exit control.

Thursday - Smarty Pants Happy Hour.

Friday - Just when we thought we had the night off, Dave & Tammy asked us to meet up after work at the Elephant & Castle, so we did. I had not been there before either, but they also have a nice happy hour.

Saturday - Today we hit up Second Use a junk store that sells used items that is placed right next to the dump. I found a little cabinet and a mirror for the bedroom. A big win! Other than that, I think I am just knitting and hanging out for the rest of the day.

I added some pictures! Enjoy.
Oh Yeah and congrats to our friends, Greg and Julie who are tying the knot this weekend in Minnesota. Wish we could be there to help celebrate. :(

Saturday, August 05, 2006

It's official... we have shades!

We can take the towels off the windows because we now have fancy top down bottom up shades from Blindsgalore. Here are some pics of the windows and some others too.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Happy 1 year in Seattle

This blog is also a year old now, as I started it the weekend before I moved. I think on August 6th, it will be one year in Seattle for me. It's so hard to believe that I took the plunge and moved out here by myself, when I just told Rob last night that I shut and locked ALL the windows when he was away in Boston and sat in a hot house. How did I survive 4 months alone in a new city without him?

But seriosuly. I really wasn't nervous at all. The excitiment of starting a new live in a city. I know, only 500,000 people, still. Turns out getting out of suburban Connecticut was just what the Dr. ordered. We love it here and every day we are so thankful that we found good jobs here and are happy in our careers and in our lives. We have met some great new friend and have reconnected with old. We never had that in CT and seriously, it makes a big difference.

It's also exciting to watch the gentrification of North Beacon Hill, where we live. The next 3 years are going to be so exciting to watch change. Hopefully the rent prices will kick out our shady neighbors and bring in some people who take care of their homes. :)

Tonight I have a work party and Rob is going to be play Beach Volleyball down on Alki Beach. Then Friday, I think we might go down to Jefferson Park for some Lawn Bowling. Rob's brother comes to town (yeay!) on Friday night. Seafair is this weekend and also a Mariner's game on Saturday. It will be busy. Hopefully we'll get to go see the Blue Angels on Sunday.

That's the update.