Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's a Jungle Out There!

It's been a while since I have posted an update on the condo garden, and I'm pleased to report that our deck is starting to feel very jungle-like. We've got our first tomatoes on the vine (green and growing), and everything is filling in nicely. We're looking forward to a great bounty of tomatoes in a few weeks!

View from the door.

Another view from the door.

Tomatoes on the vine.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Selling the Car

So, we've decided that it's time to part ways with my vehicle... seems that we have the opportunity to take over a car that Lennie actually fits in, so we're going to take the plunge. Know anyone who wants a great car in the Seattle area? Let me know. Here's the nitty-gritty details:

1990 Acura Legend Coupe
Sporty commuter vehicle in good condition.

Price $2,200 (obo)
Mileage 155,000
Year 1990
Make Acura
Model Legend
Body Style Coupe
Transmission Automatic
Drive Front-wheel drive
Engine V6
Exterior Color Beige/champagne
Interior Color Beige
VIN Provided Upon Request

- Air conditioning
- AM/FM stereo
- Single CD player
- Multi CD player
- Cruise control
- Power steering
- Power windows
- Power door locks
- Power seats
- Leather seats
- Moon roof
- Anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Other Special Features:
- Driver-side airbag

Well maintained and economical -- perfect for commuters or young drivers. "Sport" gears for highway driving, moonroof to enjoy sunny Seattle days. Comfortable leather bucket seats will make long drives a treat.

Roomy trunk is perfect for shopping sprees at Costco or for storing your sports gear after a big game.

After-market Kenwood CD system includes single CD player with removable face and a remote control up front, 6-disc changer in trunk. Instruction manuals included for your convenience.

Check out photos and my snazzy ad on Craigslist.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Moonlight Movies

One of my favorite things about summer is the return of the free outdoor movie season. Last night, Lennie and I went to the "Moonlight Movies" series at Liberty Park in Renton to enjoy the sunset and then watch the "Bucket List." It's really nice to see the community come together to enjoy each other's company and to share a few laughs over a good movie in the great outdoors.

There's a lot of great movies being played around Puget Sound this summer -- maybe we'll see you there!

Monday, July 14, 2008

One Year!

Happily Married.

Today is our one year anniversary. (In fact, at 6:30 p.m., it'll be truly one whole year.) It's hard to believe that it's been a whole year since we "tied the knot." On the one hand, it seems like a long time ago because of all of the things that we've done together in the last 12 months. On the other hand, I still remember the wedding like it was yesterday. And I wouldn't change a thing about our adventure together.

Just the Two of Us

I can't wait to see what the coming years bring. I love you, Lennie. Happy anniversary!

Willow Tree

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hanging in Hood Canal

This past weekend, Lennie and I had the pleasure of taking a weekend "first anniversary getaway" in Brinnon, WA, on the shores of Hood Canal. We fell in love with the area immediately, and found ourselves losing track of time as we took in the canopy of green trees, clear water, and blue skies. We couldn't have asked for a better getaway, really. Our home away from home for the weekend was a quaint A-frame cabin that overlooked Hood Canal. There was a fully-stocked kitchen (actually, BEYOND fully stocked!), living room, bedroom, sleeping loft, bathroom, and super-spacious deck where we enjoyed all of our meals. Check out the cabin on I highly recommend it, and can't wait to go back!

From hanging out in the hammock to lounging on the beach, we simply relaxed and enjoyed time together. The water was perfect for sea kayaking (which we truly loved), and we saw all kinds of wildlife, including sea otters, eagles, jellyfish, jumping fish, and oysters on the beach. If you haven't been to Brinnon, you need to go at least once in your life. Not much in the way of shopping, but it's rich in nature and relaxation.

Enjoy more photos from our weekend getaway.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Seattle Summer

If there's one thing to know about Seattle, it's that summer can seem like it's fleeting, and when the sun is shining, you get your butt outside to enjoy it. The sun's been shining here a lot lately, and I have to say, I'm truly loving the warmth and brightness in the skies.

It's summer in Seattle -- don't blink, or you might miss it! :-)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Birthday, America!

Yesterday, the 4th of July, we had the opportunity to hang out with my parents and some family friends to celebrate the 4th. We're not big on making plans for Independence Day, especially since the weather here in Seattle can be very questionable. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant day, and we had the opportunity to laugh and exchange stories with friends. After dinner, as we watched the sunset over Puget Sound and the Kitsap Peninsula, we were treated to a 180 degree view of fireworks displays, both public and private.

Oh, and a first for me: we all sang "Happy Birthday" to America. It's amazing what you'll do for friends and family...