Monday, January 7, 2013

Mini Blog Break

Sometimes I feel like I'm so busy taking photos and re-capping events in my head so that I can blog about them later that I forget to fully enjoy each and every moment. So last weekend I took a little break from that and decided to just enjoy a couple days without the added pressure of getting pictures and thinking of clever little lines to write into future blog posts. And it turned out to be a really great few days!

It was actually a pretty eventful weekend, for us. Friday night (which we usually spend on the couch after an inevitably exhausting week) we had dinner at one of my Ballard favorites, Bastille, with my dear friend Sheena and her husband, Nick. We got to hear all about their honeymoon, new puppy, plans for the future, and did a little college reminiscing. The hours just flew by and it was such a fun evening (with delicious food and drinks to boot!)

Saturday morning Stew and I went for a long walk down to Golden Gardens and then I met up with my mom for a little furniture shopping for the new house. I found an absolutely perfect arrangement for the downstairs living room at Pacific Furniture Gallery in Southcenter. It will include a sofa, love seat, chair, ottoman and throw pillows for a really great price that is available until the end of the month. I loved this store because the pieces are locally custom made exactly to your specifications (our set will come from Stanton Sofas in Oregon). Once we place our order it can be delivered to us in just about seven weeks. We still have a lot of furniture left to purchase but I think this is a great start!

Later that night Tony and Nikki had us over for dinner with a few other couples at Tony's house in West Seattle. Everything was homemade from scratch and absolutely delicious... we had to roll ourselves home.

Sunday started off bittersweet with a goodbye breakfast for Crystal at Palomino. Since she got married Crys has still been coming back to work in Bellevue for the first two weeks of every month and spending the rest of her time with the hubby in Roseburg, Oregon. But the time has come for her permanent move down south and of course I am tragically depressed. But at the same time I am so happy and excited for them to truly start their lives together, because I know going back and forth hasn't been easy. And we've got lots of trips planned together so hopefully the adjustment won't be too rough on me. But I miss her already!

The Seahawks playoff game that afternoon against the Redskins was quite a nail biter, and I couldn't get poor Stew to sit down for even a minute of it, he just paced up and down in front of the TV. But not to worry, Russell and the guys pulled out a 24-14 win and we move on this week to play the Falcons. Go Hawks! (PS, we felt so old when some of the players were saying they weren't even ALIVE the last time the Hawks won a road playoff game in 1983).

I managed to oversleep this morning had to frantically rush to Breakfast Club with Heather and Lindsee... never how you want to start a Monday morning. But luckily I had pre-packed my lunch and I have big plans this week to hit the gym again now that my sickness seems to be about 95% gone.

We hope everyone had a lovely weekend and has a great week! 


  1. it is important to just enjoy the time you have with other people rather than feeling the pressure or need to always take photos, i have to do that at times!

  2. completely agree.
    My girlfriend spends a lot of time getting 'the perfect shot'. She keeps trying to take it until I say "Let's just enjoy the moment together." Photos are fantastic, but a privately shared memory is pretty fab too.

  3. It's hard because the journalist in me feels the constant pressure to document everything, but I also don't want to miss out on fully appreciating these wonderful times with family and friends! It's a delicate balance...

  4. Sounds like a great little break! Love Bastille! Yay for another Seahawks win!!

  5. I'm the exact same way. A while ago with a different blog, I got so absorbed in it that I forgot to enjoy life. I woke up everyday thinking "how can I blog about this/that/everything?" It was pretty bad. Now I've taken a step back and can take a breather and put the camera down and enjoy each day for what it is.

  6. I totally know what you mean about focusing too much on blogging and picture taking. I'm kind of obsessed with it right now & I need to get a grip.

  7. That's one of the reasons that I hardly ever take photos while i'm traveling because I'm too busy enjoying the travel to bother with the camera. But when I'm at home, taking photos does help remind me to look around and appreciate what's here.


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