December Round-up

15 12 2009

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!  I blinked and *poof* it’s almost here.  Today was very exciting- the 787 took flight for the first time. Matt and I were able to watch from the tarmac- it was amazing!  Luckily- Dad gave me my Christmas gift early- errrr- or I opened it early. I was able to capture some clips on my new HD Flip Cam-  Enjoy the short video below- or for more professional clips of both take off and landing go to: http://787firstflight.newairplane.com/ffindex.html

This month we’ve made some progress around the Townhouse. See for yourself:

We replaced this light fixture

With this one

oohhh pretty!

Hung ourselves a pot rack

Hung some pictures on the walls

Put up a little tree🙂

And celebrated the first flowers on Fred the Meyer Lemon Tree

I hope your December is going well.  I promise more blogging over the holidays🙂





Giving Thanks!

27 11 2009

Admittedly I have been absent from blogging- well blogging on this site at least.  The past month Matt and I have been in full swing wedding planning and I have thrown all of my blog efforts into my personal wedding blog.

This year we all have so much to be thankful for: Matt my awesome fiance, my amazing family, wonderful future in-laws, friends, a job I love, and all the small blessings God has placed in my life. This is the third year that I’ve celebrated holidays with both my mom and my dad.  Matt and i will be in Fort Wayne for Christmas so dad came to visit for a week this Thanksgiving.  We’ve had a great time and enjoyed quite the feast.

Last year Matt was the one who conked out on the sofa

But this year it was mom who fell fast asleep on the sofa with a full belly.

🙂

Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

Hugs,

Amy, Matt, Jim, Elizabeth, Cassanova, and Cheese

 





Pick me a Pumpkin!

18 10 2009

One of the purposes for our weekend excursion to the Farm was to pick out pumpkins but after the maze we got caught in a flash rainstorm.  We took cover in the petting zoo.

Chickens!

Chickens!

Rocking the rain boots! Ive fallen in love with my polka dot boots!

Rocking the rain boots! I've fallen in love with my polka dot boots!

The rain subsided and we went a pickin!  They had so many great pumpkins! It wasn’t hard to find a suitable one.  I picked out a tall, square-ish pumpkin for Matt and I to carve together.  With all the wedding crafting we’re learning how to be creative together. Not an easy task for two creative people- especially to creative, stubborn people.

T wheels our pumpkins back for us.

T wheels our pumpkins back for us.

OHHH Rainbow!

OHHH Rainbow!

We went back to T and H’s  house and got to carving!

J starts out a little shy

J starts out a little shy

The rain activated my curls!

The rain activated my curls!

scooping out the pumpkins

scooping out the pumpkins

Almost done scooping!

Almost done scooping!

Matt traces our design

Matt traces our design

H goes old school

H goes old school

T Freehanded this awesome design

T Freehanded this awesome design

Hs old school sad pumpkin- look close there are eyebrows and a tear!

H's old school sad pumpkin- look close there are eyebrows and a tear!

Arggghhh- Matt and My pirate pumpkin!

Arggghhh- Matt and My pirate pumpkin!

All lit up!

All lit up!

We seriously couldn’t have planned a better day!





Wander Washington!

18 10 2009

This weekend, Matt and I shared a fun filled day with our good friends H and her boyfriend T.  T has a 7 year old son, J,   and we had a blast with the three of them.  In fact, we walked the whole state of Washington.  H and I went to a corn maze a couple years ago.  We spent 45 minutes getting lost in the first half of the maze, came out the entrance, checked a map and took only 15 minutes to get through the whole thing!  H planned this years excursion for us, researching different corn mazes in the area.  She picked one called the Farm.  It is in the shape of the State of Washington, with the pathways being actual interstates, US highways, and State Roads.  The maze contains a whole host of facts about Washington history and you have a scavenger hunt to complete.  It was a lot of fun!  I didn’t do much navigating- which is a good thing.

Hayride to the Maze

Hayride to the Maze

Our trusty navigator!

Our trusty navigator!

Hummm Is Matt the Grump of the year? (a real billboard in a washington town where they vote a grump of the year

Hummm Is Matt the Grump of the year? (a real billboard in a washington town where they vote a grump of the year)

Or is this the right grump?

Or is this the right grump?

H leads us over a bridge- look how big this maze is!

H leads us over a bridge- look how big this maze is!

Huge!

Huge!

H, J, and Matt read facts about the Grand Coulie Dam

H, J, and Matt read facts about the Grand Coulie Dam

H poses with a sign that designates her tiny hometown near Mt St Helens

H poses with a sign that designates her tiny hometown near Mt St Helens

After successfully making our way through the maze, Matt enjoys some hot cidar. Yum...

After successfully making our way through the maze, Matt enjoys some hot cidar. Yum...

Up next? Pick me a Pumpkin!





A weekend of nothing!

17 10 2009

My blog has been quiet, but life hasn’t!  Matt and I have been real busy with work, and outside of work (wedding planning is in full swing!).  It felt like we weren’t getting much time to do nothing and just be.  So we took a weekend for our selves and had no concrete plans.  It was amazing!

Matt loves citrus- in fact there is almost always lemons and limes in the townhouse kitchen.   He’s been researching the dwarf meyer lemon tree, a fruit bearing tree that can be grown in a container and moved inside for the winter.  I was actually planning to buy him one for Christmas, but he beat me to the punch and ordered on a couple weeks ago.  One of our “Nothing Weekend” activities was to plant the tree.

Matt plants the tree on our balcony.

Matt plants the tree on our balcony.

Tending to the tree

Tending to the tree

While Matt cared for our first house plant (YAY!) I started cooking a huge breakfast. Ok, it was like 11:00 so it was kinda lunch, but whatev.

Yum fresh ingredients!

Yum fresh ingredients!

Not bad for a girl who just started to eat eggs a couple months ago.

Not bad for a girl who just started to eat eggs a couple months ago.

Matts face says it all, Finish taking phots so I can eat!

Matt's face says it all, "Finish taking phots so I can eat!"

What a great way to start a day!  What did the rest of the weekend hold for us?  Behold the pile of Wedding crafting supplies… oh my…

Hint: These are screen printing supplies!

Hint: These are screen printing supplies! Oh and a Woot monkey!





Retro Chic Engagement Photo Sneak Peek

26 09 2009

Melody and Bryan, the awesome husband and wife duo of Amore Studios, totally made my weekend by sending over these sneak peek pictures from our engagement photo shoot.

PS: More details about the dress and the flower in my hair can be found on http://kodachromewedding.wordpress.com

I’m not going to say much… just let you enjoy the photos.   *Squeal*

Photo Credit: Amore Studios  Location: Old Shell Station Issaquah WAPhoto Credit: Amore Studios Location: Old Shell Station Issaquah WA

Photo credit: Amore StudiosPhoto credit: Amore Studios

Photo credit: Amore StudiosPhoto credit: Amore Studios

Photo Credit: Amore StudiosPhoto Credit: Amore Studios

Photo Credit: Amore StudiosPhoto Credit: Amore Studios

Photo Credit: Amore Studios  Location: Pike Place MarketPhoto Credit: Amore Studios Location: Pike Place Market

Photo Credit: Amore Studios Location: Pike Place MarketPhoto Credit: Amore Studios Location: Pike Place Market

Photo Credit: Amore Studios Location: Pike Place MarketPhoto Credit: Amore Studios Location: Pike Place Market

Photo Credit: Amore Studios  Location: Seattle CenterPhoto Credit: Amore Studios Location: Seattle Center





Day 6: Leaving Maine :-(

17 09 2009

We went to bed late- staying up to chat and catch up with Aunt S and Uncle C.  When I woke up, they were gone- off to play some golfs.  We packed up and headed out of town.  Not before we stopped by the town landing market (a traditional Maine corner store which advertises “fresh native ice”).

I didnt take this photo- but heres the famous Town Landing Market in Falmouth ME- the Native Ice makes me think of little ice cubes with a Native American headdress on...

I didn't take this photo- but here's the famous Town Landing Market in Falmouth ME- the "Native Ice" makes me think of little ice cubes with a Native American headdress on...

We noticed that lobster was $3.99 per lb – wow- it’s still $19.99 in Seattle!  Mom, Matt and I bought Lobster rolls for lunch and stopped at a nearby marina to eat them- in our respective rental cars- funny.

Matt is in heaven!

Matt is in heaven!

Dont worry shes parked! :-) Mom loves her some lobster!

Don't worry she's parked!🙂 Mom loves her some lobster!

I was so hungry I dove in without taking a photo- i think the roll is half gone in this photo- look at all of that lobster!

I was so hungry I dove in without taking a photo- i think the roll is half gone in this photo- look at all of that lobster!

On our way out of Maine a local Moose came out to say good-bye.

Bye Bye Maine!

Bye Bye Maine!

We got back to Aunt J’s house in Mass and went for one last visit to see Grandma.  Matt made his famous potato salad and we made Salmon on cedar planks.  This whole trip was special, but I think we all cherished the time we got to spend with Aunt J.  We can’t begin to thank them enough for their hospitality.

Cheers to an AMAZING Trip

Cheers to an AMAZING Trip

We got up at the butt crack of dawn, got on our planes and came back to Seattle.  This trip was so full of joy and amazing experiences I am still, two weeks later on an emotional high.  I glance at my ring from time to time and I get a little choked up at how Matt and I were able to share that wonderful moment with my family.  All I can say is, hope to see as many of my NE fam next July 10th in Seattle!