Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Third times the charm...isn't that what they say? Well 2 years ago for Shelley's birthday for a gift we gave her a girls weekend on Whidbey Island to stay at Aunt Diane's beach cabin. We have planned this trip three times and for various reasons the first two times we didn't get to go. Finally we made it this weekend and it was well worth the wait! Stephanie drove over from Vancouver and met us at the Cabin. We had good movies, good food, and lots of fun.
Here we are on the Ferry!
Here is Aunt Diane's cute little cabin. Love this place.
Shelley gave us all manicures, complete with hand massages.
We drove over Deception Pass, what a cool bridge.
Cathy watched Anika, while Shelley, Stephanie, and I went on a little adventure to Fort Casey. Can you see them in the lighthouse?
Shelley being blown out of the canon.
So it was extremely windy the entire trip, as you can see from the hair....but we managed to have fun anyway....
Friday, March 26, 2010
This is exactly how I am feeling today, wishing I was riding in the backseat of the station wagon with my head out the window, the wind blowing in the my face...it's friday. What can I say?
I had to dig through some old pictures for something for Brian's work, as I was scanning them, I was wishing I could go back in time....but for now, I will leave you with these images.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Brian has been working his little tail off cleaning up around the yard and what not. His most recent project has been cleaning out the "butt-huts" as they have been termed. The owners before us has Alpaca's, so they had lots of little pens here and there with feeders and what not. Brian has been removing random fence posts for quite some time. I think this was the last of it.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday the 19th was Brian's 29th Birthday! Sheesh, he is getting old! We had a birthday feast in true Brian fashion, prime rib, salmon, corn, asparagus, twiced baked potatoes, and to finish off the feast we had angel food cake with berries and lemon curd, and Jolene made an awesome key lime pie! The fam came over (Jolene, Eric, and Addy, Shelley and Jared, Russ and Cathy, Mike and Terri, and Grandma and Aunt Diane) for our little celebration!
His new 'fast' shoes....
Jolene and Eric got him this awesome life vest, now he can look good on the water!
Angel Food Cake (his birthday tradition)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Bosom Buddies...I wish I had all of my pictures from high school on a disk...I would love to share some of the images of Alicia and I...we used to go out and do photoshoots and take crazy random pictures of eachother. Alicia is one of those friends that no matter how much time passes between when we talk to or see eachother it is always like it used to be when we would see each other 24-7 and 'cruise' the streets, talking about boys, laughing at stupid jokes, and singing to Destiny's Child, or the time we were going to road trip it California and made it as far as The Dalles, Oregon and the clutch went out in her car and we had to stay in a creepy hotel all by ourselves, needless to say we have countless memories and we've been through it all, thick and thin, that's why I call her my Bosom Buddy.... Alicia is my funky inspiration....she has a great sense of humor and a personality like no-one else...love her to death. She has been in Seattle for the last few years is moving to LA on a new adventure and so we got to have coffee and catch up before she heads out.
Yes I really did take a picture of my bagel.....I couldn't resist taking a picture, gotta love the Bookery, our little coffee shop/book store. What a cute presentation. And Yes, I really do carry my camera everywhere, don't wanna miss a moment...
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday night Brian, myself, Russ and Cathy, and Shelley and Jared went to the all you can eat Crab and Prime Rib Feed in Moses Lake, it was a benefit dinner for the Moses Lake Christian Academy (where Shelley teaches). Michael's on the Lake catered the food and it was awesome!
Brian, Jared, and Russ ate their fair share of Prime Rib (go figure) and I ate enough crab for all three of them! I even took home a huge plate of leftover crab that we didn't eat, and guess what I made? MY FAVORITE.....Crab Cakes! They were so good with a little lemon juice over the top! Oh man, what a treat for me! Brian even like them.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
What a week. On Saturday of last week Grandpa Faw went home to Heaven. Brian and I were able to visit him and say good bye Thursday night. He will be missed dearly...his witty sense of humor, his generosity, his big heart, and his patience. Brian's birthday is coming up and it just wont be the same without him there at the birthday dinner. As all of these pictures were taken at birthday celebrations...it was always the thing, we took a picture with grandma and grandpa and I am sure glad we always did. Tomorrow is his memorial and celebration of life service, I am sure it will be a packed house as he was a well respected and honored man, even though he wouldn't want to be recognized...we love you Grandpa Faw and miss you.
Monday, March 8, 2010
We love when Shaun's birthday rolls around because its a good excuse to get together with friends and hang out. Shaun likes bowling (and is quite good at it) so we all met up at the bowling alley for a little fun! Emily even made it down from Canada for the bash and the honeymooners Josh and Lyndenn! Brian managed to bowl left handed and still beat me...im awesome at bowling! I couldn't help but take a picture of these awesome shoes!
All the guys. Brian, Josh, Shaun, Matt M., and Matt N.
Andrea, Emily, Lyndenn, Trisha and Ru, and Me!
The boys cheering on Shaun's behalf!
Shaun and Brian harassing Desiree the waitress.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Jolene and Eric made the trek up this last weekend for a little visit with the fam. On Saturday Eric, Dad, and Boss went for a four-wheeler ride, that was cut short from a flat tire, we ate lots of yummy food as usual, and had a nice little visit.
This is me trying to entertain the small child.
Mom made Whoopie Pies, a childhood favorite of Jolene and I...recipe will have to follow....they are amazing.
Addy Lou Hoo has great taste in shoes.....she really enjoyed my orange flats.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
My husband has an insane pain tolerance. 2 weeks ago Tuesday Brian was working in the shop using his drill. Well I came out of the house to go ask him a question and he was walking around holding his hand...I asked what was wrong, well the drill had come back and hit his hand. It hurt really bad he had said, I suggested coming inside and icing it, he went back to work for a few more hours. A few days goes by and it's now Friday. The hand is still swollen and hurts....he finally decides to go to the doctor, yep the doctor confirms the break, but can't cast it, because it is too swollen. So Brian decides to go snowmobiling in McCall Idaho for a few days, I am sure that was helpful. He went to the doctor on Friday of last week and finally got a cast. I wanted to sign it...I am not sure he thought that was the coolest idea. This is his first broken bone!
This picture is gross...where did his knuckle go?
I am sure he hates me taking his picture all the time, what a good sport!