Monday, June 30, 2014

Father's Day Baseball Game

One of our friends offered me free tickets to the mariners game for Father's Day.  I couldn't say no.  Mariners games are more my thing than Forrest's (I think my dream job would be to be in charge of the music they play at ball games) but we all had fun.  
The roof was on because it was raining, but the atmosphere was great.  Kinsley fell asleep at the very end of the game.  
Selah and her friend Beckett tried really hard to get on the jumbo tron, but were not successful (we now have a new goal for Selah). The mariners won and it was a good day for all. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

A milestone

200030 miles and still going strong-ish. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Adventure at Ballard Locks

My goal for this summer is to take the kids on more adventures. To explore parts of the Seattle area that we have never been to before. Our first adventure: The Hiram Chittenden Locks. We walked over the big lock just before the started to open it to let a bunch of boats out to sea. 
It was pretty impressive how many boats fit in the big lock. 
I texted Forrest asking why he hasn't bought me this boat yet, but he didn't respond. 
After crossing the small lock, which they were loading with sailboats. We went to the fish ladder. 
There weren't any salmon today, but they are expecting a big run soon. 
On our way back over the locks there was an Argosy cruise boat headed into lake Union in the small lock and this large fishing boat in the large lock.  I could have watched for a bit longer, but the kids wanted to run. 
The locks are surrounded by a botanical garden, so I let them loose.  I also took a picture of Kinsley to prove she was there. 

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

He loves me

On Saturday when I was showing Forrest the progress I had made, I mentioned that eventually I would like a bench back there.  That night, he started making me a bench with some materials that we had.  I love that he designed it himself.  I love that he heard my dream and fulfilled it.  I married well. 

Sunday, June 01, 2014

The back corner

If you have ever been to our house, you know that the back corner beneath our deck has been an eyesore for 7 years.  Nothing grows back there due to our neighbor's large fir trees and it is then covered with an ugly combination of weeds, pine needles and fallen tree limbs. 

This weekend I decided to do something about it. Forrest had sprayed all of the weeds a few weeks ago so I had the kids help me rake them up.  
Day one's progress.  
The view from our deck after day two.  I had to stop because I ran out of weed cover and yard waste bins. 
Not perfect, but already a huge improvement.