Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

LOVE

I am currently IN LOVE with Sharon Montrose's prints.  Look at these!



Kill me now! Too cute!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

darwin!

its official... darwin has her own doggy blog now... 
{evolution of darwin}
hopefully i do a good job at keeping up with it!
thanks to dana & moose for getting us started!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

29 by 30 update

29 things to do before turning 30 - gives me a year and a half:
(i think with the economy in the state its in... all items below that cost money may have to be put on hold til things are more stable)
1. visit at least 5 "middle" states (1. indiana, 2. michigan, 3. illinois, 4. ohio) (i dont know if im going to get one more "middle" state in!)
2. go rock climbing
3. pay off all loans (loan one paid off - dec 2008, car loan paid off - july 2009)
4. start licensing exams (i may need to shoot for completing my idp forms first)
5. read the pillars of the earth (160 pages to go!)
6. cook lasagna from scratch
7. buy flowers for myself at least once a quarter (nov - tulips, dec - christmas tree, march - daffodils, april - daffodils, july - lavender)
8. save money (so far so good!!)
9. make an amigurumi
10. work out at least 3 times a week pages to
11. treat myself to a massage at least once a year
12. take at least one international vacation (cambodia?)
13. take a pottery class
14. bike the burke-gilman trail
15. spend a day in west seattle
16. do a real detox (dr natura... cant say it did much)
17. knit a scarf
18. purge the closet (dressers & shoe racks too)
19. visit the olympic peninsula
20. go to whistler
21. go fishing
22. have dinner at canlis
23. visit the capilano suspension bridge
24. watch a live nfl game (steelers would be good, but id settle for the seahawks)
25. learn how to turn (all the way around) on a snowboard (still not a pro, but i made it!)
26. go camping
27. buy a gift for no reason for three friends
28. use my dutch oven at least once a month (at least when its cold) (oct - pot roast; nov - beef stew, lasgna meat sauce)
29. get a kitty (a kitty turned into a puppy)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

29 things to do before turning 30 - gives me a year and a half:
(i think with the economy in the state its in... all items below that cost money may have to be put on hold til things are more stable)
1. visit at least 5 "middle" states (1. indiana, 2. michigan, 3. illinois in sept)
2. go rock climbing
3. pay off all loans (loan one paid off - dec 2008, car loan paid off - july 2009)
4. start licensing exams (i may need to shoot for completing my idp forms first)
5. read the pillars of the earth (160 pages to go!)
6. cook lasagna from scratch
7. buy flowers for myself at least once a quarter (nov - tulips, dec - christmas tree, march - daffodils, april - daffodils, july - lavender)
8. save money
9. make an amigurumi
10. work out at least 3 times a week
11. treat myself to a massage at least once a year
12. take at least one international vacation (cambodia?)
13. take a pottery class
14. bike the burke-gilman trail
15. spend a day in west seattle
16. do a real detox (dr natura... cant say it did much)
17. knit a scarf
18. purge the closet (dressers & shoe racks too)
19. visit the olympic peninsula
20. go to whistler
21. go fishing
22. have dinner at canlis
23. visit the capilano suspension bridge
24. watch a live nfl game (steelers would be good, but id settle for the seahawks)
25. learn how to turn (all the way around) on a snowboard (still not a pro, but i made it!)
26. go camping
27. buy a gift for no reason for three friends
28. use my dutch oven at least once a month (at least when its cold) (oct - pot roast; nov - beef stew, lasgna meat sauce)
29. get a kitty (a kitty turned into a puppy)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

mj

rest in peace michael jackson


Saturday, May 16, 2009

darwin - 14 weeks

14 weeks and now up to 37.5lbs!
we had a little mishap today... i decided to cut darwins nails before going to the vet, and she moved a bit on one and i cut the quick! she didnt yelp in pain and let me finish cutting the rest, but by the end there was blood dripping all over the balcony. we dont have styptic powder on hand, so after a quick google search, i found out flour works just as well. and it did! it amazed me how much blood came out of one toe, and that she totally was oblivious to it.

we went to a small park near the house this week and let her run around off leash. she had tons of fun. we forgot to bring a ball (bad puppy parents) but she has a thing for sticks, so we were in luck throwing a stick around.


now that shes gotten all her shots, we plan on taking a trip to marymoor park on a sunday afternoon where we hear a bunch of great danes meet up at 100. should be fun to see how she interacts with full sized great danes.

Monday, April 27, 2009

darwin - 11weeks

darwin is now 11 weeks old.
we took her for her second set of shots on saturday and shes up to 26.4 lbs! (she was 12.9lbs at 7 weeks)
we have her in puppy kindergarten for training and socialization, and while the training is helpful, the most helpful part is the socialization. since we bottle fed her from 5 days old, and she only got weekend time with her mom and the majority of her siblings, she was a bit snarly at other puppies. weve been going to class for about 3 weeks now, two times a week, and shes getting a lot better. tho shes still intimidated by a big group of older/bigger puppies, shes getting better with smaller puppies, and one on one bigger puppy time.
this is her bff from class, louie the french bulldog:


and this is her bff neighbor from upstairs, riley the black lab:


it still amazes me that shes as big as she is now, when we first took her and her brother and sisters home to foster they were this big (shes the one with the pink ribbon):



29 by 30 update

29 things to do before turning 30 - gives me a year and a half:
(i think with the economy in the state its in... all items below that cost money may have to be put on hold til things are more stable)
1. visit at least 5 "middle" states (1. indiana, 2. michigan)
2. go rock climbing
3. pay off all loans (loan one paid off - dec 2008)
4. start licensing exams (i may need to shoot for completing my idp forms first)
5. read the pillars of the earth (160 pages to go!)
6. cook lasagna from scratch
7. buy flowers for myself at least once a quarter (nov - tulips, dec - christmas tree, march - daffodils, april - daffodils)
8. save money
9. make an amigurumi
10. work out at least 3 times a week
11. treat myself to a massage at least once a year
12. take at least one international vacation (cambodia?)
13. take a pottery class
14. bike the burke-gilman trail
15. spend a day in west seattle
16. do a real detox (dr natura... cant say it did much)
17. knit a scarf
18. purge the closet (dressers & shoe racks too)
19. visit the olympic peninsula
20. go to whistler
21. go fishing
22. have dinner at canlis
23. visit the capilano suspension bridge
24. watch a live nfl game (steelers would be good, but id settle for the seahawks)
25. learn how to turn (all the way around) on a snowboard (still not a pro, but i made it!)
26. go camping
27. buy a gift for no reason for three friends
28. use my dutch oven at least once a month (at least when its cold) (oct - pot roast; nov - beef stew, lasgna meat sauce)
29. get a kitty (a kitty turned into a puppy)

Monday, March 9, 2009

darwin

so our coworkers great danes had a litter of pups... a huge litter. 18 to be exact (tho one was still born and another passed away after a couple days).... so 16 pups and a mom who couldnt feed them all, so i volunteered be a foster mom and bottle feed four of them... after a week four became a handful so we went down to two... four weeks later, weve decided to adopt one of them....
meet darwin:

29 by 30 update

29 things to do before turning 30 - gives me a year and a half:
(i think with the economy in the state its in... all items below that cost money may have to be put on hold til things are more stable)
1. visit at least 5 "middle" states (1. indiana, 2. michigan)
2. go rock climbing
3. pay off all loans (loan one paid off - dec 2008)
4. start licensing exams (i may need to shoot for completing my idp forms first)
5. read the pillars of the earth (started!)
6. cook lasagna from scratch
7. buy flowers for myself at least once a quarter (nov - tulips, dec - christmas tree)
8. save money
9. make an amigurumi
10. work out at least 3 times a week
11. treat myself to a massage at least once a year
12. take at least one international vacation (cambodia?)
13. take a pottery class
14. bike the burke-gilman trail
15. spend a day in west seattle
16. do a real detox (dr natura... cant say it did much)
17. knit a scarf
18. purge the closet (dressers & shoe racks too)
19. visit the olympic peninsula
20. go to whistler
21. go fishing
22. have dinner at canlis
23. visit the capilano suspension bridge
24. watch a live nfl game (steelers would be good, but id settle for the seahawks)
25. learn how to turn (all the way around) on a snowboard
26. go camping
27. buy a gift for no reason for three friends
28. use my dutch oven at least once a month (at least when its cold) (oct - pot roast; nov - beef stew, lasgna meat sauce)
29. get a kitty (a kitty turned into a puppy)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

le creuset

ideally id own a le creuset dutch oven (or french oven as their brand calls it), but being that they are way out of my budget i own a cheap (temporary) version from ikea.
i went to williams sonoma this past weekend with the intent of picking up a lodge 12" cast iron pan. they were having a big sale mostly on their holiday items, and me being a big shopper of sale items and bargains i spent a good chunk of time wandering around the sale tables... and to my luck i came across a cherry red le creuset cast iron pan!

it was on sale from $110 to $49.99! and tho it was more than i was intending to spend on the lodge one, and it was only 10" rather than the 12" one... it was my chance to own le creuset without spending hundreds of dollars... slowly making steps to good cookware.

so to break it in we made steak and garlic mash for dinner... mmmm.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

29 by 30 update

29 things to do before turning 30 - gives me a year and a half:
1. visit at least 5 "middle" states (1. indiana, 2. michigan)
2. go rock climbing
3. pay off all loans (loan one paid off - dec 2008)
4. start licensing exams (i may need to shoot for completing my idp forms first)
5. read the pillars of the earth
6. cook lasagna from scratch
7. buy flowers for myself at least once a month (nov - tulips, dec - christmas tree)
8. save money
9. make an amigurumi
10. work out at least 3 times a week
11. treat myself to a massage at least once a year
12. take at least one international vacation (cambodia?)
13. take a pottery class
14. bike the burke-gilman trail
15. spend a day in west seattle
16. do a real detox
17. knit a scarf
18. purge the closet (dressers & shoe racks too)
19. visit the olympic peninsula
20. go to whistler
21. go fishing
22. have dinner at canlis
23. visit the capilano suspension bridge
24. watch a live nfl game (steelers would be good, but id settle for the seahawks)
25. learn how to turn (all the way around) on a snowboard
26. go camping
27. buy a gift for no reason for three friends
28. use my dutch oven at least once a month (at least when its cold) (oct - pot roast; nov - beef stew, lasgna meat sauce)
29. get a kitty