Thursday, February 24, 2011

Snow Day

I  L.O.V.E the snow and loved the snowfall we got last night. We had about 6 inches at our house this morning. What a surprise for February! Below is our puppy Chloe with her favorite toy - the tennis ball.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby Moll

Adam and I are VERY excited to welcome our first baby this August! 
There is so much to take in and get prepared for our little one - we have begun our preparations and planning. I know that this time is going to fly by and am trying to take in each day as it comes.
We cannot wait for you to arrive baby Moll (that is what we call the baby right now)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Tonight we celebrated my sweet husband's 31st birthday. Both of our parents came over for dinner. 

Adam's Menu:
Cloverleaf  Monster Pizza - the BEST pizza
Widmer Hefeweizen - his favorite beer 
No salad - his choice 
Texas Sheet Cake Birthday Cake - made by my mom - the best sheet cake ever

Happy Birthday to my favorite person in the world! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Megan + Wayne

Last Saturday my sister married her best friend - Mr. Wayne Winther. They held their ceremony and reception at Canlis restaurant in Seattle. Megan and Wayne live in Petersburg Alaska and are commercial fisherman on their boat, The Aquila. One of my favorite details - the guest favors. Each guest received smoked salmon caught by Megan and Wayne on the Aquila this summer. It was the perfect personal touch. I also loved the non-traditional guest book. Our mom created tags out of vintage fishing labels that guests left advice to the bride and groom on. She is binding these for them into a mini book for bride and groom - I know the finished product will be unique and amazing. My mom, sister and I spent the day getting pampered at Habitude Day Spa and then headed back to our beautiful hotel, The Camlin, to get ready for the big event. There were 70 dear friends and family that came together to celebrate Megan and Wayne's wedding that evening. The wedding was amazing, the food and wine delicious and the bride and groom - a perfect pair!

 vintage Rolls Royce - the wedding wheels 

 detail of the vintage fishing labels - the guest book 

 loved the orchid &  chocolate fish at each guests place setting 

Wedding cake by Celebrity Cake Studio

Their boat, The Aquila 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Relaxation Day to Celebrate Megan

Last Wednesday a few of us spent the day with my little sister Megan to celebrate her upcoming wedding. Instead of the traditional bachelorette party, she wanted a day of relaxation. One of her dear friends from Cal Maritime, Beth, organized the day for us. We started the day at Banya 5 - an amazing Urban Spa located near the space needle. I had their honey & sea salt scrub that was absolutely divine! Banya 5 has a great tea room and even a napping room. Next we headed to the Walrus and the Carpenter a restaurant in Ballard that Megan has wanted to visit. The Walrus and the Carpenter is an Oyster bar with a focus on French style cuisine in a casual  rustic setting. The food was AMAZING and I would recommend this spot to anyone visiting Ballard. We ended the day with a private yoga class at a studio in Ballard. It was the perfect day! 

 Banya 5 

 loved their menus

 the happy bride to be 

 fried brussel sprouts with sea salt & chives - this was my favorite! 

 butter lettuce salad with a mustard dressing and hazelnuts 

 local clams 

 speck with apple and aged balsamic 

 Beth is from Hawaii and gave us gifts from this great boutique from home 

 cinnamon bread pudding with apricot preserved and powdered sugar 

 beautiful chandelier at Walrus and the Carpenter