Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 11 of 2011

2011 was definitely not a boring year for us. We started big and ended with peace and joy. Here is a quick recap of our top 11 events
  1. Matt turned the dirty 30!! Don't worry we celebrated with a sweet 80's party and big hair.
  2. We celebrated Grandma Wanda's amazing 89 years of life. Her craziness is missed daily.
  3. I accepted a promotion with T-Mobile, and 3 days later AT&T announced they would acquire our company.
  4. We sold the majority of our furniture and things and ALL OF US moved to Seattle!!
  5. Matt turned from a graphic designer to stay at home dad.
  6. Isaac figured out potty training (beware he still struggles with aiming and focusing while peeing)
  7. Took Isaac to his first Mariners game. The best part was a parade of the field, and watched the game in a suite. We were living the good life that day.
  8. Isaac started preschool and continues to out smart us.
  9. I won $2500 smackers playing BINGO!!
  10. Matt was hired full time with the Bureau of Education and Research.
  11. We realized that we no longer had to make plans on hopes and dreams of something to pan out. It is an amazing feeling to have security in our lives.
When I began this post I assumed I would struggle coming up with eleven things, but I have at least eleven more things I could include. We had a lot of time celebrating life with friends and family. This year has been one of the most fulfilling years. I have loved all of the unknowns and ending the year with an amazing future in sight.

May your 2012 bring you the joy and fulfillment our 2011 did for us.

Happy New Year!!


Monday, September 26, 2011

It's ok, You Can Be Jealous

I know I would be if I didn't get to hang out with these handsome guys.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tis The Season

Early to bed
Teacher Bree
Eager learner
Many new friends
Eat at snack time

Conversation with Ike:
What is your favorite thing about school? Eating snack
Who is your teacher? Miss Bree
What is your favorite indoor activity? Color
What is your favorite thing to learn? Counting
What did you like most about today? That I was the counter
Who is your best friend? I think Ryan is

He is learning tons and loving life. He usually informs us that his favorite part of the day was going outside, but we can not play on the swings. This is going to be a fun year learning with Ike.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Team Swine-O's

Saturday Matt and I with four other friends endured the Dirty Dash. Dirty: yes indeed you get dirty. Dash: Lies. All lies. There is no dash about it. Well except for the first five minutes when you are on adrenaline and excitement from the race. We scaled walls, tires, some weird metal object I assume is for farming, we went up hills, down hills, through tunnels, through mud puddles, pounded a beer , and last but not least bounced down the longest slip and slide I have ever seen. We had a blast. Our next race (October 1st) will include fire and capes. We can't wait. Anyone want to join us? Seattle Hell Run, check it out!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seattle Life as we know it.

This blog was intended to keep friends and family up to date with all our doings, but I have been busy enjoying life with my husband full time and showing Ike the city. Seattle has my heart, and as great minds say "Home is where the heart is". So without further ado a glimpse into our house and home.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Can it be? Ike is 3!!

Things to remember and know about Ike:
  • Total infatuation with Thomas and trains.
  • Favorite food is quesadillas
  • Favorite color is blue and black.
  • Favorite animal is Frankystein.
  • Loves to get a laugh out of you with rolling his eyes and making goofy faces.
  • Will break out into fake hysterics over nothing while asking you isn't that funny?
  • No longer wears diapers.
  • Is never tired, just ask him.
  • Frighteningly good memory.
  • Squeezes your guts out with his hugs.
  • Gives a great head butt.
  • Loves to eat, but best of all loves to eat fruit and vegetables.
  • Has a dang good vocabulary, and loves to learn.
  • Pretty sure due to the fact that he loves to learn, is freakishly smart and enjoys vegetables he is not really our child.
  • Has one of the biggest hearts in the world.
  • Has no rhythm but loves to dance and sing.
  • Is afraid of EVERYTHING.

Ike you are the coolest kid ever and we love you more than words can say. Happy Birthday Buddy!!