Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend update

Hello friends!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  We had lovely summer weather so Nick and I made the most of it and headed outside.

Sunday we broke out the bikes and did an 11 mile bike ride on the Burke Gilman trail.  It's a well-paved, off the road trail that is perfect for biking and running and very safe.  I snapped some pictures of our view of Lake Washington on the ride.

This is a map of the route we did, although the whole trail is much longer - 27 miles total!




And I also finished a very light read, William, Kate, and Harry - A Look Behind the Palace Walls



And at the suggestion of other bloggers started The Hunger Games



And watched No Strings Attached (it had its funny moments)


Oh and did I mention its my birthday week!  :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer flowers

Remember back in April when I posted about my awesome balcony flowers, well sadly they did not last through the spring.  So it was time for a refresh of the flowers!  I went out a couple of weekends ago and did a refurbish of my planters.  I'm still waiting for some pink flowers to come in but I think so far so good!





I also got a hydrangea plant for my balcony but I'm now worried about how big it will get...


And to top it off, when I went to Whole Foods yesterday they had my favorite flower - peonies - on sale!  And they smell amazing!


Hope everyone has a great weekend!  (This was taken a couple of weekends ago at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle).

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jacob and Janelle's wedding and Spokane weekend

Going way back into the archives sharing some pictures from Memorial Weekend!  Nick and I headed to the East side of Washington state to Spokane to go to our friend's Jacob and Janelle's wedding.

The wedding was so lovely and Janelle looked gorgeous!  And even more fun, one of the priests from my high school was the officiant!







Congrats to the beautiful couple!

And to make the weekend extra exciting - we also got to see our friends Angela and Jake and their beautiful 6-month old twin babies!!


Connor and Jocelyn hanging out on the couch

And here are some shots I took on the drive...




Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Orleans trip: Food

I saved my final New Orleans to be about my favorite topic: the food!  Wow - we seriously did not have a bad meal there!  Wonderful, rich and unique food - I wish we had more cajun/creole restaurants in Seattle.

I have to start out with Cafe du Monde - wow, yummy!  We ate there four out of five mornings and the only reason we couldn't one of the days was becasue we had to go to our swamp and plantation tour and didn't have the time.  Otherwise it would have been an every morning deal.




Another place we loved was Cochon Restaurant, and I even had fried alligator there.  Tastes like chicken!  A few days before we left (luckily we already had reservations) the head chef and owner won a James Beard Award and the restaurant has also been written up in the New York Times with rave reviews.


A couple of other delicious places we went to were Mr. B's bistro, Emeril's Nola, Mothers and of course we ate lots of po'boys!

Thank you New Orleans for a fabulous trip, we'll be back!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Orleans trip: City Exploring

Back to New Orleans posts, just some random pictures I took while we were exploring the city.  I loved having my new camera!











 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Golf lessons


I've been a little bit behind on blogging due to my new obsession - pintrest!  Blogging time has quickly turned into pinning time but I'm back in the blogging game!  (And here is a link to my boards!)

Something I have to look forward to after work - Nick and I are starting golf lessons!  I've taken lessons before in high-school and I'm so excited to take up the sport again! 

image: Pintrest

Friday, June 3, 2011

Book review: Bossypants




I've been seeing a lot of people talk about this book on the blogs and I'm going to echo everything they say, such a fantastic book!  I was in public places (gym, bus, etc.) literally laughing out loud as I was reading this book.  I've always liked Tina Fey, and after reading this book I am even more of a fan of hers!

Some other books I've been enjoying from the library recently are:


Love Gwenyth and Mario, I wish I was friends with them!


This is her cookbook, different than her book I did for our last book club

It's no secret, I love Kate!  And yes, reading another book about her!

images: Bing images

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