Sunday, July 26, 2009

Exciting Find

If you're looking for a really cute dress, that's perfect in length, for any occasion check out They're based in Salt Lake City. I found a couple dresses that I liked and ordered them online and two days later they were at my door. The quality of the dresses was great, the sizes that they suggest are perfect, and they're really cute on!

Also one other side note, for all of you that are familiar with how slow my hair grows...I can finally put it in a pony tail with no bobby pins. Blake says the pony tail part looks like my parents dog tail because it's so short, but it's a pony tail. Yeah!

Big News!

Okay so no we aren't pregnant- sorry to get your hopes up. The news is that we bought a house! We haven't really told many people outside our immediate family, but we've decided to let the secret out. It's in Bothell and it's in the process of being built. The estimated time for us to close on it is the middle of October. We're really excited, but I'm really nervous. Blake's just really excited. You know how guys are, they don't sweat the small stuff- if only I was like that sometimes. My biggest worry is that we can't lock in our interest rate for our loan until September so I'm just a little worried it may skyrocket between now and then. It is going to be a roller coaster ride until we move in, but we're excited. Below is a picture of our lot. It's not looking too much like a house as of yet. The other picture is of what our house will look like once it's all done, but with maybe a different color. The colors are preselected, but they haven't chosen our house color yet.

Other than buying a house, Blake and I have been super busy on the weekends. My family and I have been getting Blake cultured with all of the exciting things in Seattle and Enumclaw. For instance last weekend was the King County Fair which is in Enumclaw. It used to be really fun with animals, rides, food, games, entertainment....but now it's just mainly 4H animals. Blake, my mom, and I decided to check it out anyways, and boy was it lame. This past weekend we decided to step our entertainment up a notch so we went to a Mariners game. That was really fun! My dad was given some tickets for all his hard work in Utah on his last project. Little did the guy know that my dad doesn't really like baseball, so who better to give them to but to Blake and I. Blake was in heaven! The first thing we had to do was get him a hotdog-he said it was for the experience. The Mariners lost, but we will still remain faithful fans.

After the game we met my parents for dinner down at Pike Place Market and then we walked up to 4th avenue for the annual Seafair Torchlight Parade. For those of you that don't know what Seafair is, it's starts the last weekend of July and goes through the first weekend of August. The first weekend of August are the hydroplane races and the Blue Angels Flight Show. It's a pretty big thing in Seattle and fun to check out all the festivities.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Family in Town

For a week before the 4th of July my brother and his family were able to come visit from Colorado. It was so much fun to see them and hang out for a week before they went on there way to California and then back to Colorado. Our nephew, Hunter, and niece, Payton are getting so big. It's funny to hear the things that Hunter has to say, and see the funny facial expressions Payton makes. Here are some pictures from the vacation here.

My brother, Justin with Payton

My sister-in-law, Kim, Hunter, Payton, and Justin

Isn't this picture precious?!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

"It's the Little Things That Count"

I've been tagged by my friend Jess. The game goes as follows: List Six Unimportant Things That Make You Happy.

1. Going for a jog or a hike first thing in the morning before the sun comes up, and the only sounds around you are the birds chirping and the cows walking around in there pasture.

2. Seeing Blake kneel and pray before he goes to bed.

3. The sound of Sierra (my parents dog) snoring in Blake's and my bedroom at night.

4. Seeing Blake come home from work and getting a kiss and a hug hello.

5. Having FHE with Blake, my parents, and my sister (they call it family game night)

6. Sitting on my parents back porch and reading a book or magazine.

Let Freedom Ring

This year for the 4th of July weekend Blake and I made our way out to Yakima and the Tri-Cities area. For the 4th we went to Tri-Cities where there was a Gibbons family reunion. It was so fun to see all of Blake's aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and there spouses and kids. We spent the day eating, visiting, swimming, playing games, and then we headed down to the river to watch the fireworks. It was really cool watching the fireworks go off from a barge in the Columbia River. The weather was perfect, and the company was great as well. Then that night we traveled back to Yakima with Blake's parents. On Sunday we were able to go to church with Blake's mom and dad, and then spend the afternoon with them before driving back to Enumclaw. It's so nice to be close to family again, and to be able to travel to see them on short weekends. Oh, I almost forgot, on the way to the river to watch the fireworks we made a little pit stop to pick some cherries from the Gibbon's family

We're laughing so hard because Carolyn thought I looked like Aunt Jemima by the way I was holding my cherry bowl on my hip.