Sunday, July 5, 2015


Celebrated America's birthday and 50 years of the Grateful Dead with some of my favorite people this past weekend. I live for three day weekends and this one was good one.  

Trey Anastasio stepping in for Jerry Garcia

 These kids aren't mine, but I sure do love them an awful lot. How hilarious are they?!?!

 They serenaded us with the Star Spangled Banner

The only picture of me all night. Ha.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

finished product

As promised, here are the final products Anders and I made in our glassblowing class. Anders made the bowl on the left and mine is on the right. Anders' bowl is much larger and thinner while mine is smaller and thicker. I think this has to do with the fact that he probably had more wind than me. I love them both, though.

Anders and I have been trying to buy each other experiences for gifts rather than things, and while we did actually end up with "things" from this experience it really means a whole lot more to me that we went and did the workshop together. These bowls will now always remind me of that afternoon. 

If anyone is interested in doing this themselves, we went to the Seattle Glassblowing Studio downtown.

Sunday, June 28, 2015


I bought Anders a glassblowing class for his birthday and today we went and cashed it in. Glassblowing is tricky and a bit overwhelming, but we had a really great instructor who showed us the ropes. First you have to heat up the colored glass in layers before adding the clear glass to the outside. Then, you blow to create an air bubble that make the circle for the bowl. The last step is to suck in, which creates the dip to make the bowl. If that sounds a bit vague, it's because I didn't really have any idea what I was doing. Still fun, though!

It takes very little to make me excited. NERD.

The bowls look orange in the pictures because the glass is still hot. We actually picked blue and green (Seahawks colors, you know). I get to pick up the bowls in a few days, so I'll post a picture of the finished product then.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

happy summer solstice!

It's a bright, sunny weekend here in Seattle and the perfect weather to welcome the start of summer and the longest day. I went to the Freemont Solstice Parade yesterday, which will forever be my favorite. Of course, the sun directly overhead makes for horrible pictures (I had the same problem a few years ago), so please excuse the overexposed, shadowy images.

 My favorite of the entire parade, was this "mobile wedding." "This couple was actually getting married as they walked the parade! Check out her veil!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

furry 5k

This year's furry 5k picture! Maggie looks so good in a pink boa. And she was super thrilled about it.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

green lake fishing

We walked down to Green Lake the other night to check in on a few of the PPF guys who were there fishing. Fish guys fishing? Yup. Please note: don't actually eat the fish you catch in Green Lake.