Monday, September 15, 2014

Summer Recap

My little space on the internet that I have forgotten about!  With summer fun and the amazing weather, I didn't spend much time inside besides my work time.  (A legit reason I think - enjoying the beautiful outdoors!)  So time to recap summer!

The biggest thing to happen this summer was I started a new job!  Same company, new role - and I couldn't be more thrilled and proud of myself.  I feel that I've landed in a great spot for my future and career.  I went to Atlanta for a week for work, and although I didn't get time to enjoy the city much I did get to check out the aquarium and this beautiful Ferris wheel was outside of my hotel.

Another big part of summer was that I trued 30!  This will be a separate blog post as I celebrated a new decade at the happiest place on earth - Disneyland!  After I got back my sweet friends Meghan and Brynn took me to a delicious birthday dinner at Brimmer & Heeltap.  Amazing!

We also celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary!  And what a great 4 years its been!!! 

Another big highlight of summer was meeting the lovely Tracy of Then I Got To Thinking... during her trip to Seattle!  We have been blog friends for over 5 years and it was such a treat to meet her and her beautiful family in person.  To many more years of blogger friendship!

Enjoying the amazing Pacific Northwest weather on hikes with my family

Besides hiking we stayed active with tennis and golf

And enjoying Seattle nights with dinner outdoors and rosĂ© wine of course


We took a day trip up to Vancouver, Canada so that we could sit on the Iron Throne from one of our favorite shows - Game Of Thrones.  I don't look very intimidating, but it was fun!

Relaxing pool days with friends
Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert, one word: amazing!
I took up a new hobby that I am loving - calligraphy! 


Nick was in the wedding of our dear friends who got married in Chelan in August. A beautiful wedding and fantastic weekend!


And it's already that time of year - football season!

Phew!  A great summer in the books! :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Southeast Asia 201 Days 1 & 2: traveling to Thailand

In my quest to get caught up on travel posts - I'm now venturing to our three-week trip to Southeast Asia in September of 2013, Thailand and Cambodia!

The first post is just a quick entry about our journey to the other side of the world.  The first leg of our flight (Sept. 6 and 7, 2013) was a 10 hour flight from Seattle to Tokyo and had a small layover there. Whenever we travel through multiple time zones, we try to readjust right away to our new destination's schedule.  So we stayed awake during our layover and walked around the Narita International Airport and used their free wifi.

Pretty origami for jet-lagged travelers

The next leg of our flight was Tokyo to Bangkok which was about 6.5 hours.  We arrived at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at about 11 p.m., at this point I was so disoriented after a 20 hour travel day, I didn't know what was up or down.  But so excited that we finally made it to Thailand and that our trip was about to begin!

We went through customs and immigration and then found a sign for the car to our hotel. There are a lot hotels surrounding the Bangkok airport (it's one of the busiest airports in Asia) so finding somewhere to sleep close to the hotel (we were going to be on a flight the next morning) was no problem.  Our hotel was about a 10 minute drive from the airport, after a quick check in at the hotel, we emailed our parents to let them know we had safely arrived, we passed out!

After a great sleep, we woke up, grabbed breakfast and were back to the airport!  Our trip was about to fully being, next stop - Siem Reap, Cambodia!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Woodinville wine tasting Saturday

About 30 minutes northeast of Seattle there is a city called Woodinville that has a ton of tasting rooms for Washington wineries.

For a fun Saturday, some friends and I rented a party bus and spent the day wine tasting!  Sunny Saturday + friends + wine tasting = a good Saturday!

On Friday, we hit up a great restaurant I would recommend to anyone in the Seattle area - Westward.  They have a fantastic outdoor seating area and the view is amazing.  We were there for a quite a while and once the sun went down it got a little chilly, so they bring you out blankets!

Monday, June 2, 2014

April and May catch-up

Spring has been great here in Seattle!  Catching up on what's been going on this spring so far

We went to a great baby shower for our friends Hunt and Holly, we all coordinated outfits without even planning it!

Loving all the beautiful flowers that comes with spring

And outdoor happy hours

Over Memorial Weekend we took a day trip to Bainbridge Island with our friends Meghan, David and Brynn.  It's a pretty ferry ride from Seattle and we had a delicious breakfast at Cafe Nola (a favorite of Giada and Martha!) and then did some wine tasting. The lower right picture is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wine - it was really good!

I went to a Breakfast At Tiffany's themed bridal shower for my friend Brittney.  They even had a photo-booth where you could take pictures with Audrey (one of my icons)

Our friend Cat is heading off on her ER Residency program so her family hosted a paella party at their house.  It was such a fun experience and Nick and I even got in on helping to make he paella, there we are browning the chicken and enjoying some sweet tea.  Check out those giant pans! 

I did my first painting class with some friends - not bad, right?! 

And two Mariner's baseball games so far.  We always buy the cheap seats and then watch the game from the beer garden.

And continuing to love this beautiful weather we've been having

 Hope everyone is having a great spring so far too!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Arizona weekend

A couple of weekends ago Nick went to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, so my friend Nicole (whose husband was also on the bachelor trip) decided to have some fun of our own in Arizona!

Arizona Biltmore

We had a great, relaxing weekend and stayed at the lovely Arizona Biltmore.  I think I will for sure be back!

lawn chess

Such a fun and relaxing girl's weekend!

And for Seattle Seahwaks fans - look who I went though security with, our own SuperBowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson!!

Russell Wilson at SeaTac


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