Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NACE and API/ Weekend Plans

So we have been attending organization meetings lately. They always land on the third week of the months Monday and Tuesday. This week, needless to say has been ridiculously busy so far. Today I took my written driver's test and passed. There are so many hypothetical questions on those tests that could go different ways considering the situation. Clearly they didn't have a person with an imagination in mind when they wrote those tests. Another thing going on this week is the Fall Fun Shoot for API. It is a skeet shooting competition fundraiser for scholarship monies. Kirstie and I have volunteered for the event and I'm even getting paid at work while I volunteer! This weekend we plan on going camping with Parish and Josie. Most likely somewhere close to Starlyn and Jim's marriage location in the Sequoias. We haven't been playing with the pups much lately, so this will give us some time to let them have some fun in the outdoors. We need it just as much as they do in my opinion...

That's all folks...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tour de Fat-less, SF Style

Not for the faint of heart!
Parents turn away!!!
:P Just kidding.

We didn't get to do the tour since we didn't make it in time, but we did get to go to the "after party" and hang out there for awhile. We also rode bikes all over SF including to the Golden Gate, to Pier 39, and some other places.

Barring some minor setbacks like flat tires and crazy hills, it was a really good trip!

True SF parking at it's best. If I didn't have a smart car I don't know what I would do...
Cruising to the Tour de Fat... That we missed. Haha... :/
Downhill cruise with the rasta man!
Rasta man likes the breeze. Especially with that plastic head. :P
Need a bike?
Stop... That's a dude.
Even juggling fake knives and rubber chickens takes talent.
He intentionally failed here. I'm not sure how many times in the day he did this... Bad for the kiddos either way. :P
If we take Geary all the way to Pier 39...
Our super cool alter ego's.
Only in SF... Star Wars' Darth Vader has a rival.
This is a girl. No worries. :P
Tour de Fat, SF Style.
A guy with real tattoos!
There would have been two Quailmen in this picture if Parish had gone with his original idea.
A super Cherokee chief with purple pants and two cups of New Belgium. Not something you see ever day.
Mega-Connect Four is harder than it looks.
This is the bike I would have followed if I had done the tour.
Rasta man+tourist=good ol' time!
Erie tings eiyree!!
I thought it was ironic he was holding a moon beer when he had a line of moons on his shirt.
We so hard. :)
SF Glam.
Yep, those are trophies in the window.
A true paradise home on the beach.
Not a firetruck you see every day.
GOcars are awesome!
Taking a break up the hill to Golden Gate.
Parish is winning against the vespa!
Going under Golden Gate to the other side.
Golden Gate!

Under Golden Gate going to the bikers side.
Kirstie at the bridge.
Perfect symmetry.
Pacific side of the bridge.
Probably a long way from China.
Super happy. :)
Pretty coastline.
Palms by Alcatraz.
Golden past the market.
Fisherman's Wharf.
Ending the day!
We had a really good time going to SF and seeing the sites, but we didn't see nearly enough. We will be back soon for sure!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Seattle with Kat!

One of Kat's friends Lace wanted a new little puppy so we all hoped in the car and drove 3 hours to pick our this beautiful puppy! His name is Moose and he is AMAZING!

Most of our mornings Kat and I spent in front of this fire place. It is cold and wet here.

This is Kat and I on the fairy over to Seattle, you can see it in the background. It was a short 30 min boat ride!

We took a taxi from the fairy to the Space Needle to have lunch!

We found someone to take our photo on the observation deck before we had lunch.

This is the view from the observation deck! It was simply breath taking.

Looking as far as the eye can see... and beyond!

We had such a good time! We were super hungry and ready to go eat.

First up, Kat ordered some soup! She said it was yummy.

I started off with some wine. It may have been the best wine I have ever had! I love a good zin.

Kat ordered the salmon.

I ordered a crab melt. It was so good that I am going to try to recreate it for Adam when I get home.

Before I left on this trip my daddy sent me such a cute card letting me know that he misses me and was excited for my trip to see Kat. He sent money for Kat and I to go out to lunch on him just like he used to do for us when we lived in Oklahoma! Today our lunch was on him.

This is Kat at 24 weeks! Both baby and mommy are healthy and happy!

IT'S THE SPACE NEEDLE!! It was such a beautiful day!

Belly shot, and a cool one at that!

We went to the market, I have never seen anything like it!

We bought these beautiful flowers and picked out a bottle of wine
(not as good as the Zin from the Space Needle)

After a long day of shopping Kat and I got back on the boat and went back across the water and went home. This week has been so much fun and I am sad to leave but very excited to get back to my husband!