Thursday, July 31, 2008
Today I woke up from such a sweet dream...
We were in what must have been Leavenworth...it was definitely in the mountains somewhere, and since we spent so much time there in the summers growing up at my Uncle's property, I have to assume this was the location. All of my dad's side of the family was there....my grandparent's were in their motorhome that they used to drive up each summer from Louisiana, all my Aunt's and Uncle's, and all my cousins. My grandparents were scooting around, healthy and active like they always were (my grandma now has Alzheimer's). The funny thing about my cousins was that they were all really little....like early-mid grade school ages, but I was the same age. It must be the time in their lives that I always picture them at (kind of like Kevin Gwinn...he will ALWAYS be 6 years old to me!).
I can't even really recall what we were doing or if there was a plot to my dream...but I just woke up with such a peaceful feeling, such a loving feeling of family and memories.
I knew that dad must have sent me that dream.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I feel so fortunate that I have a hubby who balances me so well. There are certain things that I get way more worked up over than he does i.e. plumbing problems, finances, plans. There are also certain things in which I am the calm one for him: traffic, ailments, patience, more ailments.
It is an amazing blessing to have found someone to go through this balancing act of life with...who helps me, and I help him. Leaks and all.
Today he and Dave saw Robin Williams along 45th street shooting a movie...we tried to look it up and see what movie it was and what it was about. I won't even write the topic here, too absurd to even repeat...
The have also seen Dave Matthews numerous times....at the QFC, the coffee shop, teaching his kids how to ride their bikes (cute!). He lives literally 3 houses away from our church and STILL I have never seen him!
I know there have been other B-listers, but neither Nick nor I can think of who they are right now. But get yourself on over to Wallingford and I'm certain you may bump into one!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Happy Birthday Michelle, such a fun night and fabulous way to celebrate you!
Check out Kris's blog for more great pics of the night!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
No joke, I had about 10-12 of these delicious bites...roasted red peppers wrapped around a tiny bit of goat cheese (my fav cheese)...so good!
The event was pretty interesting...you meet people from all kinds of work who offer their services on BizX, and then in turn use services from other BizX businesses. I did see the crazy who did my wedding corsages and boutonnieres and hid...he was just too much! To quote, "Oh there you are angel!" when I originally went into his store. I just wasn't up for it tonight.
I also met this fella who told me to thank my parents for being so beautiful, wow. Check out his tie! I had to get a pic with him...look at those beautiful giants! I also met maybe the most annoying guy ever. Thought he was way too cool, you know the type...suit, Belltown-type, just FULL of himself. I actually kind of got into a disagreement with him regarding annuities- ha! Margo would be so proud!
Fun, interesting evening with yummy bites and wine AND a free 15 minute chair massage...not bad!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
It also makes me REALLY excited for Cougar Football this year, though not so excited that I want the summer to be over....I'll take this sunshine as long as I can get it!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I love summer Saturday's in Seattle!
Friday, July 18, 2008
To help me cope, with anything...
If you see the wonder, of a fairytale...
You can take the future, even if you fail...
I believe in angels, something good in everything I see..."
I screamed the first time I saw the previews for this movie as Sophia started singing, "I have a dream..." The girls and I are headed to see "Mamma Mia: The Movie" tonight and I couldn't be more excited! This is one of my absolute favorite musicals and I can't wait to see how the adapt it into a movie. And the bonus is: Crystal is in town for it! I'm running to the airport to pick her up in approximately 10 minutes...gotta scoot!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
2. I am the biggest clutz I know....boo.
I went to the DMV today at lunch (probably one of my least favorite locations ever) and finally got my name changed! I am officially Courtney Ann Juhl now! Well, I guess it isn't 100% official until I change my Social Security card, which my co-worker Heather tells me is also quite the experience....but I'm one step closer!
On my way to the DMV however, I was racing down a few steps and my heels got caught on my pants and I went flying to the concrete, complete spread eagle. The worst thing is, this isn't even close to the first time this has happened. I always seem to fall!!
My knees are all banged up now, and my pants are torn.....excuse for some new work pants?? I think so.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Well...the rest of their music is a LOT better. I promise. Though, we may be surrounded by a bunch of 15 year old Punk kids from what Nick tells me....
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I just love these precious babes!
Posing with the incredible moutain backdrop...Wow...maybe the best cake ever! Laura's sister made the 2 different kinds of cake: a white cake with a pineapple filling, and a chocolate cake with peanut butter filling....AMAZING! This sugar loving girl was in heaven, and don't worry...I did sample both. Nicholas was really tearing it up on the dance floor last night...he's got some MOVES!!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Sidenote: the big empty frame in the middle is going to be a picture of us with our wedding party...because they are definitely family as well!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I have a new cousin Teddy who was adopted into my Aunt and Uncle's wonderful family just this late winter from Ethiopia. He is the sweetest boy, and so very smart!
It is absolutely amazing to me how much English he already knows, having grown up in an orphanage. But he was known as a leader amongst his peers, and actually a lot of the children in his orphanage were adopted into the small Texas town of Franklin, where my relatives live.
When they all made the trip up for our wedding in May, meeting Teddy was one of the things Nicholas was most looking forward to. On Friday before the wedding, they all spent the day together, with Nick as the tour guide throughout Seattle- even taking them to an authentic Ethiopian restaurant!
They decided that trip to become pen-pals, to keep in touch, and to help Teddy as he works on his English. Nick had sent Teddy a letter a bit ago, and today he got his first letter back. It just warms my heart so much that I have such a tender hearted, loving husband and partner...who is a pen-pal with my new cousin. What a gift!
Just got back from a fabulous 40 minute kitty nap in my car- and it was AMAZING! Just what I needed to continue on with my day...the car was warm from the sun, slight breeze with the windows down, and now I am rejuvinated for my afternoon!
Yay for naps!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Me and the boys...can't believe how big they are getting!
Friday, July 4, 2008
YAY! The pictures are back! We are so happy with them! We feel so blessed to have had such a fun, talented, sweet and amazing photographer....Nan, you rock! There are literally close to 1,000 pictures, but these are two of my favs so far. I just LOVE looking back through them all...best day of my life!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
1. Got some little chores done around the house before work. I know- sounds lame, but I it's just so nice to come home after work and have everything done!
2. The King County Dex was delivered today- Nicholas and Lovik and Juhl have a huge 2 page spread in the attorney section!! This is a pretty big deal for Nick and Dave, and I am just SO proud of them! Apparently this is the phone book referred to as "The Big Book" and all the big timers advertise in there....so this is a new venture for the boys! So exciting! Plus...Nicholas just looks so handsome and professional. I would totally call him if I ever needed a lawyer.
3. Nan emailed me today and said that our wedding pictures are done!!! She is coming by tomorrow to go over them....I am peeing my pants with excitement!
4. Maybe the best thing of the day...my co-worker Jaime's friend offered her two FREE TICKETS to see George Michael tonight, and since she didn't want them...I got them!! To quote a famous Jamie McQuary story: "For free?! Sa-weet! Sa-weet!"
Michelle and I raced downtown for an absolutely amazing concert! We figure he is probably about 44-45 years old now...and he definitely has still got it! He had the cutest, wide-stance dance shimmy! The concert was filled with 30-40 year old women so we actually kind of felt on the younger end of the scale. We knew it was going to be a great concert when he started the night off with the #1 song we wanted to hear: "Fast Love"! Michelle and I used to drive all around Walla Walla in the Trusty Justy singing it over and over! We just sang and danced our way through the entire night...so much fun and such a great concert!
Yep....he's still super sexy!! Love you George!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Tonight as I sit here to post on my blog, Nick is out with the lawn mower and weed wacker, and the sound brings me back to so many happy summer nights. There is just something about the sound of a lawn mower that just SCREAMS summer to me! (side note...we have a push lawn mower that is in fact eco-friendly, so the weed wacker is actually the one making this noise that I love).
Thank you for today.
Sorry cops...not ticketing this gal!