Thursday, August 28, 2008
The girls all gathered at Diggy's for some bonding, and the boys gathered at Drew and Emily's. In talking about the night with Nick after I got home, here were some of the similarities and differences in the two gatherings:
Differences: girls had a candle pass, boys played Dart Golf. Some of the girls dreamed of puppies, the boys party included dogs that were humping their legs.
Similarities: lots of yummy food, they ended at about the same time (Nick and I got home within about 5 minutes of each other!), lots of laughs, and lots of love for the Sleasmans!
You will be missed, but we know we'll see you soon. Good luck friends....we love you!
One of my all-time favorite pictures of me and Miss Loobie-Doo....twirling and dancing, what could be better?!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
You Belong in Rome
You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Saturday night: my girl Michelle, air-popped popcorn from the world's craziest popcorn maker, double feature movie night, Sour Jacks, slumber sisters.
These things, to me, are perfect.
Friday, August 22, 2008
And of course, crazy dancing! Nights with the girls always include some
wild and weird behavior!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
- A night spent in the kitchen with girlfriends, making yuumy food, sipping wine, chatting... is pretty much the BEST!
- When I am home alone, my sense of sound becomes much more acute
- I love when my love leaves me notes to find when he leaves town!
- I've been listening to the song "The Prayer for the Children" performed by the University of Wisconsin choir on repeat lately, and it makes me extremely excited for choir to start up again!!
- I am sleepy....goodnight! XO
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
-I am looking forward to some "alone" time...I feel like starting a great new book (any suggestions?), having a glass of wine, sleeping in, just a relaxing weekend. As Carrie in Sex and the City said, she could return to her S.S.B....Secret Single Behavior. Michelle and I were discussing this tonight....mine will be to have corn niblets for dinner (Nick would NEVER go for this!)
-I want kids like these and these (not yet of course, but someday)....and I want to take photographs like their moms!! (More to come on these future goals/dreams of me and M...)
Am I the only one who has such crazy human behavior??
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Me, just being super happy....I love moments like this. When we were boating around yesterday, it was one of the times where I was completely aware of how lucky I am, and that there was absolutely no where else in the world I would rather have been. I love when I am able to be so present and in the moment like that.
Friday, August 15, 2008
They had a portion of the aquarium open for us...AJ and Jamie are getting a Sea Urchin hug here...careful, only one finger!
Nick didn't measure up too well to Mr. Shark...Look at all those colorful dresses....good work girls!
Such a beautiful night to celebrate a beautiful couple....Coffey and Steve, can't wait for the wedding in Hawaii!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Kenny Chesney's "Summertime" is my pick for the quintessential summer music! It has been played numerous times in my car this past week...it just makes me so happy!
"It's a smile..."-- Lots of them today
"It's a kiss..."-- Got one when I got home from work
"It's a sip of wine...."--About to go get myself some
"It's Summertime!"- YAY!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
So, one of my biggest pet peeves of all times is stuffed animals lining the back window of cars. I just think it looks so tacky! Truth be told, I'm not a big fan of stuffed animals in general...but combined with an array of them lining the back window of your vehicle? Bleh.
Today's viewing took the cake though. Bobble head pets of all assortment, mounted in the rear view window. All sorts of dogs and cats, just staring at me, bobbling. It was kind of creepy actually.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
On our little deck outside our hotel room- I love the way it smells in the mountains! We were cozy...it was mom, me, Nick, Z and Laura all together in one room. It was a larger, suite type room and we actually had plenty of space, quite fun.
"This place is so cute...I would totally live here!"- Laura when we got in our room. She is, by the way, the most genuinely happy, energetic person I have ever met in my life!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
"Good guy vs. Bad guy? NO. its the Funny Guy that always wins."
Couldn't agree more! My funny guy has me in stiches every.single.day. Seriously! Nick does something that funny every day that my stomach hurts from laughing so much. Yay for laughter!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
But then, I remember how fortunate we are to live in our house, together, and what things are truly important in life. I am thankful that I have daily reminders of how thankful we should be.
Today, it was my hydrangeas. They are just so darn beautiful! And to be honest, I really can't take much credit for how lovely they are looking. Mom and I spent a good amount of time this late winter/early spring cutting them back, and from that they have opened into the amazing plant! I was so completely happy making dinner for Nick, sipping a glass of white wine on this hot summer day, arranging my hydrangeas....is this domestication??
I don't know...but I must say, I'm loving it.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Every summer, Greenstage and The Seattle Shakespeare Company offer free performances throughout different Seattle parks of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Last year we saw "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and it seems perfect that this year we got to see Dave's all-time favorite Shakespeare play- "Hamlet".
We brought blankets, laid on the grass in the sun, had delicious morsels and enjoyed the play...I thoroughly enjoyed myself! I have read many (not nearly all however) of Shakespeare's plays and I always forget what great lines there are in each of them! "Hamlet" is chock full of them!
Sidenote: Although the plays are free, they actors rely on donations to keep these performances going. So, support the arts!