Sunday, March 28, 2010

Busy Yet Fun Sunday

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Nick and I hiked Badger Mountain with Rachel on Sunday morning.  Our friends sponsored us to do “The Climb” where the donations will go towards to the Vista Youth Center.

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Pictures of baby Paige sitting in her bumbo.  She is almost three months old which is almost the age in which she can hold her head up.  She’s adoreable!

We went to Heaven’s Cave and Alexandria Nicole in Prosser for some winetasting, then to Wine O’Clock for some delicious food.  IMG_1713
My dream kitchen!

They had lemon and cucumber wedges in the water

Jenny’s potato leek soup…YUMMY!

I had the sweet whites wine flight

Roasted romaine salad

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We all split these two brick oven pizzas 

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And we split these two desserts

Exercise Week 12: Walk, Hike, Run, Bike

Date:  Monday, March 22, 2010
Activity: Walk with Amber
Distance: 3.1 Miles

Date:  Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Activity: Hiked Badger Mountain with Naomi
Distance: ~ 2.8 Miles

Date:  Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Activity: Intervals on Hanford track, 2 x 400 (Warm up) 1 mile(set 1)  6 x 100 with slow jog in between each 100 (set 2) 1 mile(set 3)  
Distance: 3.25 Miles

Date:  Saturday, March 27, 2010
Activity: Bike ride to Columbia Point to play Ultimate
Distance: ~ 7.6 Miles

Here’s the bike path we went on.


Nick and I played ultimate frisbee many years ago, we thought we might give it a try again now that a new generation of players are out.  The people we’re playing with are very nice, welcoming and extremely helpful.  There are a couple veterans out there and lots of newbies.  We look forward to joining them more often….after much needed practice.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nick is Home!

Last year Nick was gone quite a bit last year with trips to Washington DC.  He was gone for 16 weeks (13 different times)!  He didn’t have to go the past few months, but things are picking up again.  He went last month for one week, then he just got home from another week there.  It was hard at first when he was gone, but now I’ve gotten used to it and have been very fortunate to have some great friends to keep me company and keep me busy instead of wallowing at home. 

On Monday night I went on a long walk with Amber.  She’s been having a tough time the past few weeks and I was really depressed after coming home from my weekend in Seattle.  It was nice to get off the couch and not feel sorry for myself.  So instead we went for a long walk to help a friend get things off her shoulders.

On Tuesday evening Naomi and I went hiking up Badger, grabbed dinner with Doug and went exploring in the Summit View area at my friend’s Liz new house that is being built. 

On Wednesday after intervals with the ultimate frisbee gang, I invited people over for some spring rolls and for a round of Settlers of Catan.  It was a lot of ripping on people, smack talking and good food.  The game looked like it could have belonged to anyone, but in the end out of nowhere Sally won :)

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On Thursday I watched the UW vs WV basketball game with Emily, Ryan and Paige and had a delicious pasta dish.  Although the Huskies lost, the stiff martini and playing with Paige and visiting with Ryan and Emily was fun.  Afterwards, I went to a new craft night with some hillarious ladies.  I worked on my fingerless gloves knitting project. It was nice meeting them and am looking forward to the next craft night.  After THAT, I went to watch Project Runway with Rachel, Amy and Molly.  

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This was the cheese spread and Laura’s Snuggie

On Friday I did one of my most favorite things, which is browse Costco.  I convinced Susie to go with me.  Afterwards, Susie and Kevin made a delicious homemade vegetarian enchiladas dinner with tomatillo salsa.   Then we watched The Blind Side before I picked up Nick at the airport.  On the way out of the door, Susie handed me a bag full of leftovers which we ate this morning for breakfast.  It was YUMMY! 

I want to thank all the people who hung out with me this week.  It was nice visiting with everyone and meant a lot to me to spend time with friends.  I’m really lucky to have friends to hang out with when I’m home alone.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Random Photos from the G9

I carry the G9 in my bag and occasionally I take random photos here and there. So here are some pictures from recent events.

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Photos of some of the Valentine’s Day and birthday cards I made in January

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I made a really tasty pesto with Thai basil, cilantro, Italian basil, olive oil, garlic, parmesan/romano cheese

Thai food from Bob’s birthday party

Hockey game, the seats were awesome right behind the goalie 

Jenny, Bob, Kevin and I at the Science Fair 

Emily and Paige visited me at the Science fair

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Home made sauce for the spaghetti feed we had before the St. Patty’s day race

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Spaghetti feed

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Breakfast after the race

Alan and I

Nick and I 

Nick and Alan goofing off before the movie this weekend in Seattle….we saw Shutter Island not Hot Tub