Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What we did this weekend...

Check out a preview of what we did this weekend on the Solace Arts Photography Blog.  The owners of the business, Emily and Kolby, are friends from college who recently moved back into the Seattle area, and are working to get their photography business re-established here.  We got to participate in one of their QuickTake Sessions to help out.  If you need a photographer, check them out!

We also...skipped Valentines Day.  Or rather, postponed it, because I was sick.  Yek.  I'm mostly recovered now...if my ears would just get unclogged and my throat a bit less scratchy so my voice could go back to normal... yeah.  We did get to go to one of our favorite restaurants, Cactus, for lunch before the photography session. 

Other than that, the inlaws and a favorite cousin came over for the afternoon yesterday, which was fun, except I nearly lost my voice cause I talked so much more than I had for the last several days.  I didn't get much knitting done while I was sick, unfortunately.  However, I think I got through a season's worth of Gilmore Girls...at least enough to drive A. crazy with them ;-)

Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

So little time, so many games...

This solves one of our household problems:  Game choice paralysis.  In layman's terms...  we kept talking about a glorified random number generator that would pick a game for us to play, since we have so many, sometimes forget about the ones we've had for a while, and in general like somewhat different style games.

Now we have (thanks to hub!) something that makes it all easier!

Anyone up for a gamenight? ;-)

Monday, February 8, 2010

PDX and Accomplishing things

Last week I decided, sort of spur of the moment, to make a trip down to Portland.  On Tuesday, I bought a train ticket.  The train ride between Portland and Seattle is something I've done multiple times, mostly during college, but a few times since then.  It's a great way to travel, cutting out the long, construction and traffic clogged drive down I-5.  I think I want to do it more. :-)

I almost made a case for starting a new knitting project for the trip, since none of my projects were really travel-ready.  But...instead I restarted a project.  I frogged the long-in-process Windermere Scarf and started over on an Elm Row Scarf (ravlink).  No photos yet, but I have 4 of 25 repeats done.

Once I got to Portland, my parents and I stopped at Isabel's Cantina for some lunch.  Yum.  Wish I lived closer ;-)

Then we headed out to my grandparents house.  We ended up with a nice group of people & hung out for the afternoon & evening.  Dad made pheasant, with an orange-persimmon glaze.  More yum.  And I think there were 6 sides - so much food.  I also got a bunch of work done on my Otto bear - finished up the 2nd arm.   He still looked like an anteater. 

I finished Otto Sunday morning, just in time to meet with his recipient.  Well, I did give him a nose job while we were having tea.  It just wasn't right the first time.  (And he no longer looks like an anteater!)  It was great to get together w/ my mom-to-be friend one last time before the baby is born.

I gifted Otto with a super cute hat and blanket set from KinderCotton, which is run by one of the gals I knit with.  Sorry for the dark photos...I was in a hurry ;-) 

On Sunday, I spent a bit of time in Portland with my parents before starting the trip back north.  I got a couple cool photos of this wall outside the EcoTrust building in the Pearl District. 

Anyway...overall it was a great weekend, I got a lot accomplished, and it was great to see everyone!