Friday, October 23, 2009

Owl love.

Owl's are everywhere right now and much like the bird trend and the apples trend I have fallen in love with the Owl's. They are just so cute!

For my birthday, Shelby got me the book Hello, Cupcake and I saw this cute little idea and I figured Halloween would be the perfect time to make them. I think they turned out so cute!
I only used Oreo's, M&M's for the eye's and I just cut the yellow ones in half for the beak. I am not the best with the fancy frosting so instead of using different tips to create the hair, I just used a toothpick and drug it through the frosting.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Seahawks vs. Cardinals

For Jay's birthday I got him tickets for the Seahawks vs. Cardinals game yesterday afternoon. It was a big game that I knew he really wanted to go to and I found some awesome tickets in the "Hawk's nest" which is in the end zone. We were only 4 rows up from the field and had a great view..unfortunately the Hawks played terribly. They didn't even score once! We still had a great time though. We rode the Sounder train to Seattle which dropped us off right at Qwest Field and then we headed over to a bar to get pumped up with all the other Hawk fans. We had so much fun and I hope to get to another game soon..and hopefully they will play better!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Jay.

"Friendship is not how long you've known each other. It isn't how much you've given or received; nor how many times you've helped each other, but it's how you value one another."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Weekend.

I haven't been home on a weekend in far too long. That will be changing this weekend and I am so happy for it! I love going places and spending time with friends but I also love just being home.

My weekend plans include:

Having Ava stay with me all weekend.
Also having Lizzie, Campbell and Cooper for a sleepover tonight.
Buying Ava a jumperoo..she is ready for one!
Making Chili.
Making a Pot roast.
Taking the kids to a park to enjoy some wonderful Fall weather.
Watching some racing.
Hanging out in my sweats.
Scrap booking..more realistically..looking at my stuff :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Classic weekend 09.

Another Fall Classic down which is hard to believe since that means it's the end of the racing season around here. It was a fun weekend that started off in Ellensburg on Friday night as it was a girls night that included dinner and drinks and then going to cheer on the EHS Football team. Travis and Rachel's nephew Kody plays on the team and it was the Homecoming game. Afterwards we went out for a few drinks and then called it a night.

Saturday and Sunday were spent at the track in the freezing cold and crazy wind! I was so excited for the races since there were so many good drivers this year. Saturday nights race didn't go well for either Jeff or Jay and neither did Sunday. Shane was running really good and in 3rd at the time when a mishap on a restart left him with a wrecked car. The race took over 4 hours which is way too long and I was glad to see it end. Another race season in the books and I am happy about that..for now :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Viva Las Vegas.

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to Las Vegas for the Truck race weekend. My friend Jenn from NC, flew in and we met at the airport before heading to the Stratosphere. I hadn't seen her since she was here in March of 2008, so it was great to spend 5 days with her. We had such a fun weekend just hanging out, gambling, drinking and meeting new friends..well, new to me :)

Thursday night we headed over to The South Point Casino to watch the truck series drivers compete in a bowling tournament. That was fun for me to see the guys that I normally just see on TV, having a good time and bowling.

Friday Jenn's friend Shannon picked us up and we went out to the Red Rock Casino and had lunch and gambled a bit. No luck there as far as the gambling but it was a beautiful place. After that we shopped at the Miracle Mile for awhile and then headed back to our hotel to get ready for the night.

Saturday was the truck race which was really fun. Although, I wished I would have bet on Johnny Sauter to win like I had thought about doing earlier in the day. He won of course! Oh was still fun. We got to sit in a Suite for most of the race which was a cool view and nice with the air conditioning. It was 103 when we arrived at the track Saturday and anyone that knows me, knows I hate the heat.

{Me, Jenn and Melissa}

Sunday we switched hotels and went to stay at Harrah's. We gambled a bit, went to Margaritaville for awhile and then just walked the strip. We watched the water show at the Bellagio which I think is my favorite thing in Vegas!

Monday we woke up sort of late, but had to catch up on some much needed sleep after being up until 6 am Sunday morning! We got ready and went to a restaurant called Serendipity 3 for lunch. It was very good, but super huge portions. A great place to go with a group of people. We walked around the Forum shops for a bit and then it was time to leave. I had a great time in Vegas!

{Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3}