Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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
Tonight we celebrated my sweet husband's 31st birthday. Both of our parents came over for dinner.
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
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
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!
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
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