Thursday, January 27, 2011

Still Pluggin Along

i have been meaning to finish this altered wood album i started weeks ago. for now, i am stuck deciding which photos i want to include. i hear most people start the creation process with the photos in mind. me, nah, i make something pretty and figure out how to incorporate the photos.

actually that is not always true, but i am such a bad photo taker. i miss when my sister had the time to do photoshoots of skylar. now she is the super busy career mom. i just hate hauling my camera around.
plus my apt. has such bad lighting that photos come out looking yellowish like the one above. i can only get natural lighting on the weekend.

i will say that i am still gung ho on the steampunk look. it works so well when you want a masculine feel.
saturday is my monthly craft meet with the girlfriends and i am super excited to meet up. oh the joy of crafting!!!!
hope you have a great weekend :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

oh what a night

i am not a big sports fan. if there is a sport i like to watch it is tennis. i grew up watching football with my dad routing for the seahawks. some of my faves were jim zorn, steve largent and kurt warner.

so call me a playoff fan, but i was hooting and hollering for the seahawks against the saints on saturday. i remember watching marshawn lynch run for a touchdown and being in complete laughter and hollering mode. it was so spectacular to watch him break that many tackles.

to end our night, i had bought christopher tickets for his birthday to see joe satriani play at the snoqualmie ballroom. it was a small intimate venue and we had a nice view of the stage. the bass player was straight out of the 80's. long rocker frizzy hair down to his butt. thank you joe for playing my favorite song "always with you, always with me." pure bliss!

sunday was a lazy day while christopher visited with his kids. a little cleaning and a lot of naps! here is pic that i found of skylar with his new hat. quite the hat, huh!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Today was one of those days where everything just felt right. We had planned to go snowshoeing on Saturday, but didn't make it, so we rescheduled for Monday since I had the day off. Woke up on time, packed and headed out to Alpental for a beautiful day trip. The weather was so perfect -cloudless blue skies, no wind and lots of sun. For Christmas, my dad had given us hand and toe warmers in our stockings and I knew I would love these little things. My hands were nice and toasty! Would totally recommend :)

We started on the Snow Lake Trailhead and of course snowshoeing is not snowshoeing to Christopher unless he gets off the beaten trail. We took a detour which felt like skiing down a fluffy slope. After we crossed a little creek, we had to climb up a 7 ft. bank which was hilarious for me in snow shoes. It took about 3 tries and many pushes from Christopher to get me over the top.

Spent 2 hours tramping through the snow and made it back to our truck ready for sustenance. What should we eat? Well, soup sounded good to me, but we ended up going to an asian grocery store to make homemade pad thai for dinner. It was delicious and hit the spot. Naturally, a nap ensued. I wish I had more pictures to share, but the battery started to die midway through.
I had such an enjoyable 4 day weekend. It's going to be hard going back to work, but at least I have some awesome memories to make me smile.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!!!

I was completely exhausted come New Year's Day. Went to bed around 4 a.m. and woke up at 1 p.m. We live near the Space Needle so 20 minutes before the firework show we walked up Queen Anne hill and found a nice perch to view the entertainment.

Christopher finished a new hat for himself and it is by far our favorite of the 10 hats he has knitted within the past 2 months. I love when the hatmaker is consumed in productive busy finger work.
I finished up 2 birthday cards that I kept meaning to do, but kept pushing it back. My mom's was made in a hurry and i wish i would have used black ink instead of green ink. My sister's has more of the steampunk feel i was shooting for.

Looking forward to meeting up with the family again for birthday lunches in Seattle tomorrow which most likely will be Vietnamese cuisine.