Sunday, December 21, 2008

We love you Mike!

Ahhh, the last game of Mike Holmgren's Seahawk career and Zach and I got to be there to see him off! Kora and Marisa were supposed to go but due to this crazy weather they didn't feel comfortable driving from Olympia so Zach and I volunteered to take their tickets. . .suite tickets at club level. They were sooo awesome and it snowed the entire game. Kathy Holmgren raised the 12th Man Flag and I almost started crying. We had such a fun Sunday. GO HAWKS and thank you Mike for 10 wonderful years!!!!

The beginning of the game. . .

By halftime. . .

Our view!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snowed in. . .

Zach and I decided to take a walk up to the Junction for Happy Hour yesterday. We wanted to go to Jaks but got there only to find out they were closed due to the weather! Apparently, the cooks couldn't get in from where they live. . .so we went next door toThe Matador. It felt like we were at a ski lodge with everyone in snow hats and scarves. It was cooold but fun and it got us out of the house for a bit.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I was so mad yesterday because my family was getting snow in Olympia all day and we had nothing. . .until I woke up this morning at 5:30am. I thought I was going to have to go out to the resort today but in just the amount of time I was in the shower, our grass was covered and it hasn't stopped coming down since then. They even had to close the West Seattle Bridge because of a huge accident! Here a few pics I took about a half hour ago with my phone.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One Decoration. . .

I feel so pathetic this year because I haven't put up any Christmas decorations yet. The trip to Hawaii and now preparing for our move has made it difficult to do, not to mention our storage closet is a mess and I need to organize it before I can even get to the Christmas decoration box. :( YUCK I was at Safeway last night and bought this cute little Santa for $15!! I've had my eye on it for about a month now so I finally decided--buy it! This is it for decorations so far. Zach and I are planning on getting a very little tree this weekend so we'll put out a few more decorations then. I just don't want to go overboard since we'll basically have to box it all up again on Dec. 26th--total Scrooge. . .but with the move scheduled for Dec. 27th, everything must be boxed--including decorations!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Apartment for Rent

It's official--Zach and I are finally moving to Woodinville on December 27th! Not the most ideal time to be moving but we reserved movers to help so it should be a little less painful than our last move. With that being said, there is an adorable 2 bedroom apartment for rent in West Seattle just a walk away from the water and the junction! It comes with easy on street parking as well as one parking spot, washer/dryer/dishwasher/all new everything since it was just built!, fireplace and storage. Backyard and a great landlord--Zach's dad. :) We currently pay $1300 so I assume rent would be about the same. If you know anyone who would be interested please let me know. We love it over here and are sad to move out of West Seattle but also excited to have more space for all of our stuff! There will be an open house this Sunday from noon-3pm if you or anyone you know want to come take a look!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hawaii 08'

Zach and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Hawaii. We started in Waikiki for the Coug game, where it rained and we lost. We were anxious to get on the short plane to Maui for the real part of our vacation! We stayed at the Wailea Marriott Beach Resort & Spa with some help from Bird who hooked us up with a better rate than we would have gotten booking online. The resort just completed a soft goods renovation 6 months ago so it was gorgeous! Our room faced a pool and the ocean. It was in the 80's the entire time with no rain. We went on a snorkeling trip one day, laid by the pool, walked the beach, body surfed, visited Kaanapali and The Hula Grill. Ladies, I thought of our awesome trip the whole time we sat and listened to the music and watched passer-bys. I even took a pic of the pool we spent every day at. Everyone kept asking if we were newlyweds and I'd say, ALMOST. :) Check out photos here:

There may be some dupes--sorry.
Here are few for fun now.


This year we all went to Kora and Nick's for Thanksgiving and got to eat off their new dining room table. It was probably one of my most favorite Thanksgivings in history. Leah, Mike and Lorissa stopped by, my Aunt Beth, Uncle Monty and Sara stopped by and we were joined for the entire day by Nick's parents and Marie and Zack Fluke since their family was in Hawaii! It was so festive and made me so thankful. Nick deep fried the turkey which was delicious, Amy made some awesome stuffing, Marisa made her delicious green bean casserole, there were pies, pies, and more pies. It was just a wonderful day with family and friends.

The beautiful tableThe turkey after we all devoured it

Sophia watching Christmas movies since dinner is over

Thank you Kora and Nick for hosting us all. We had a great time and love your home!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Back from vacation

Zach and I just got back from Hawaii so as soon as we play catch up and download pictures I'll update everyone. It was a great vacation but we are both ready to be back in the NW for the holidays!