Saturday, January 3, 2015

i never fall apart because i never fall together

I love Andy Warhol. I think he is extremely interesting and I love his work, so when I found out the Seattle Art Museum was featuring him in a new exhibit called Pop Departures, I had to check it out. I only got 2 pictures taken before I found out that you can't take pictures (oops), but here is Warhol's "Elvis" and Roy Lichtenstein's "On." And if I can't have Warhol paint me a picture himself then the next best thing is to use the Pop Art photo booth in the lobby. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

pups at play

Meet Sammy! 

Anders' Mom, Eleonora, got a new little pup and since Eleonora lives next door to us, it's kinda like we got a new pup too. Her name is Samantha or Sammy, but I like to refer to her as Wiggles...because she is...all the time.

On Christmas Day, we took the pups to the beach so they could run about and play in the water. Here are a few pictures if you would like to see.

(these last two shots were taken with Anders' new GoPro. Merry Christmas to him!)

Friday, December 5, 2014

home alone

My friend, Nick, and his brilliant photoshop skills are at it again. A classic Christmas movie now staring my husband...

See his other photoshop skills here and here.

Friday, November 28, 2014


Anders and I spent the holiday with my childhood best friend and her husband. It was a great holiday indeed. I was too busy having fun to take too many picture, but here are a few shots including the obligatory before and after of the bird. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2nd most adventurous dog in the city

Ibex, one of our favorite clothing stores, was holding a "most adventurous dog contest" recently, and I decided that Maggie was pretty adventurous and should have a shot. So, I submitted a picture of her at the top of mailbox peak that I took with Anders and our buddy Shane when we were hiking, and, guess what? She tied for second place! Maggie won me a free pair of Ibex sock (which I LOVE) and she got her picture posted in the store. Ibex asked us to bring her in so they could meet her and I could collect my prize. It was very exciting.

Thanks, Ibex! We are thrilled! Maggie is going to start honing her skills for next year's contest.

Here is the winning photo from our time at Mailbox Peak:


Saturday, November 1, 2014

happy halloween!

A few pictures from our holiday.

 Got in the spirit by  making this Halloween bark

 Pete Carroll showed up at my work

 Rosie the Riveter was there too.

 I went as a witch!

 Pig Roast

Guess which one is in costume...

 My whole office got on board.

Anders and I carved pumpkins too.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday!

Sunday, October 5, 2014


There has been a Washington hike on my bucket list for awhile now. It's called mailbox peak and it's the hardest hike in the Snoqualmie area (or so I like to believe).  If you travel via the old trail (which we did), you hike 3 miles to the top, straight up, gaining 4,000 feet in elevation. It's hard. Really really hard. In fact, it's so steep that it's considered vertical and it is unrelenting. However, when you reach the summit you are rewarded with not only a 360 degree view of beautiful scenery, but you also get to see the famous mailbox that was installed a long time ago. Turns out, a former letter carrier hiked to the top and installed the mailbox, giving the peak its name. It makes the climb totally worth it! Just recently, the Washington Trails Associated created a new trail to the top, which is less steep and much safer. However, it is 5 miles long, adding 2 extra miles to your journey. We ended up doing the new trail down, and we think it was safe move although the pain in my knees, quads, ankles and toes told me it felt no different. 

If you are ever up for an adventure (and some serious exercise), check it out!

 (it's all fun and games in the first mile!)

We added our stamp with a Pike Place Fish sticker and a Blink sticker (my work)