Monday, October 31, 2011

October FUN!

 October was certainly filled with fun, fun, FUN!
I ended September and started October with my annual girls scrap weekend!
As always, we had an amazingly fun time!
I have many pictures to prove it, the collage above are the only publicly acceptable photos to share! ;)

 October brings the birthday of this special lady.
Sarah turns 40 this year!
She was not keen on this year's number, nor in celebrating it, but what kind of best friend would I be if I didn't plan something special for this milestone!?
Since her actual birthday is on Halloween, making it difficult to plan something on the day itself, I planned a lunch with her on the 22nd.
She thought it was a lunch for just the two of us, she was quite surprised that it was lunch for 10!
I gathered several of her closest friend to celebrate her special day.
It was a joyous occasion and I'm so happy to pull of such a special surprise for her.

 On the 29th we had the great pleasure of watching the grandbabies for the day.
We were graced with a spectacular fall day!
We picked up the grands and took them to the pumpkin patch.
Little miss Meeka had no interest in the pumpkins, but I believe she found every last mud puddle at the patch!  Emmett enjoyed being in the front pack on his Beste (said like besta, my name for the kids) cooing away.
 It was a full day with the kids and we were tired by the end of the evening, but we enjoyed every last minute of the day!  Grandbabies certainly are a blessing!

The 30th brought birthday #42 for the love of my life.
We met our daughter and her boyfriend for lunch at Michel's favorite pizza place.
Michel requested homemade mac and cheese for his birthday dinner, which I was all too happy to do for him.  I made some cornbread muffins with honey butter and we finished our meal with 3 different cupcakes.  Somehow we had no birthday candles in the house, so no candles to blow out.
Happy Birthday to my love!  You make everyday special!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

September: 9/10=7, 9/13=22, Grandbabies

Our nephew celebrated 7 birthdays with a pizza party and a magician.
He had quite a few little buddies attend his party, he loved the magician, who I thought was quite good and really wowed the kids!
Can't beat a pizza birthday party!

Our 'baby' girl turned 22!
We met her at Lot no. 3 in Bellevue to treat her for dinner.
This was our first family dinner, just the 4 of us, in quite a long while.
It was lovely.
The restaurant was cool, food was great and we had a good time.
After dinner we walked to The Bravern for gelato at Vovito, relaxed by the fireplace and enjoyed the lovely September evening. No jackets required.

September brought us much joy!
After 5 plus years of estrangement from my husband's son, we have begun the healing process on that relationship and beginning anew.
With this reconcilation we gain not only a repaired relationship with Jared, but welcome his wife Katie and our grandbabies Meeka and Emmett!
We are thrilled to get to meet and know our daughter in law as well as our grandbabies.
We rejoice in having an expanding family.

August: All about Love

 August brought summer weather, lots of outdoor time and our anniversary!
This year we celebrated 18 years of wedded bliss, and bliss it is!
To say I married well would be an understatement!
I have the BEST husband, hands down.
He's amazing, loving and the best friend I've ever had.
I'm blessed to get to walk through life with him by my side. =)
We didn't have any big plans for our day, so we did what we do best, flew by the seat of our pants!
We ended up in Snoqualmie where they had an antique car show and decided to take the antique train ride to Snoqualmie Falls.
The train ride was not quite as scenic or exciting as we thought it would be, but we did enjoy the time together and the cool old train car we rode in.
We finished our day with a late lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Bellevue before heading home to chill for the rest of the evening.

 Michel took a week off in August for a stay-cation.
We took advantage of his time off go, go, going to tons of local places and hanging out.
He really wanted to go to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge I was not that interested in it, but I went because I knew how much he wanted to do it, it was a fabulously beautiful day and I wanted to spend the day with him.  He does plenty of things I want to do that I'm sure he's less then thrilled about, so it was my turn to do it. 
I'm really happy I decided to go as it was quite the cool experience and leisurely day.
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