Tuesday, July 29

The Perfect Family!

We haven't had Louie in months...or since we've had Tuff. Wolff called and needed us to watch Louie for the weekend, so missing him and wanting to see how Tuff would respond to sharing his home (which was first Louie's!) I agreed. Tuff wasn't too sure of Louie and hid under the couch for the first day. He kept his face right up to the edge as to say, 'I'm not scared, I just don't want to deal with you...'

At night Louie slept with us and I closed the door so Tuff could use the facilities, eat and do his nightly roaming. Day two was pretty much the same scenario, only we finally made Tuff sit while I held him with Doug holding Louie, with the goal of 'formally introduce' them.

By day three, I put the leash on Louie and hooked him up to the chiro table. This allowed Tuff to come out from hiding and wonder the house with out Louie running up to him. I think they finally were just starting to live in harmony when the visit was over! I think we should do it again really soon! Either way, I feel I learned both could live with a member of the opposite...it just takes time!!!!!

July 19, 2008 Company BBQ

Company BBQ...means tons of summer fun! It's been a while since our last White & Assoc Party...Christmas actually! The troops joined around 3pm and it was off to the races. Snacks, drinks and lots of the early stages of dancing. New patio furniture in the back yard was the perfect location to catch up and learn more about each other...vs talking about work!
By the end of the night Molly and I managed to knock each other out during a dance off, Toni debuted her 'guns routine' and Molly and Mike demonstrated some full blown UFC fighting!

Monday, July 28

July 6, 2008=Lake Stevens 1/2 Ironman

Sunday was to be my first 1/2 Ironman race...however, that was not the case. I can remember signing up for the race last November after watching my Davenport friends race the full Ironman in Maddison. I had such a fun time training with them and I guess I figured I would find a Jen, Hot Mama Nanc, Paul and Heather here in Seattle. Because of circumstances I could control and some I could not...this has not been a 'Tri' year for me. No worries though, I will be back some day!

Anyways, our friend Chris Wolff ran the race and the three of us decided to watch some athletes hard at work after our long weekend of 'work!'

T-Shirts courtesy of Value Village, Sharpie and CE Designs!

It was a great day for a race and Chris was very happy with how he did. It didn't convince me I wanted to 'TRI' just yet, but I have committed to the Seattle Marathon the end of November!

More Kramer & The Emerald City!

We celebrated Friday, the 4th at the 'International Beer Festival' under the Space Needle!

We also introduced Marc to his 1st EVER Starbucks! What can I say, although they are on every corner here...Florence, S.C. is NOT so lucky!

We ended the night back in Kirkland for fireworks, and even got a pre-show of Marc's 'wonderful' yoga abilities!

Saturday we got up early to hike a new route. We would conquer Tiger Mountain! Unfortunately...it conquered us that day, as we all had beer seeping from our pores!

Monday, July 14

Kramer came to town!

Marc Kramer, Doug's long time friend and the Best Man in our wedding came to visit us over the 4th of July! The one thing about Marc is that he loves life and he lives it to the fullest! We hit the ground running visiting Red Hook on Wednesday night, a Mariners game on Thursday with some serious 'chocolate cake' shots and salsa dancing. Did I mention we 'hustled' our tickets and basically got thrown out of the game!?!!!

Visit home...wow, the end of June!

The end of June I decided to go home for a couple of days...by my self. I realized after my last trip home that I hadn't slept at my house in almost 4 years...

Not that I needed to run away and be a child again, but I just needed time, ok...maybe, to be a kid!

It was a jammed packed weekend planning Rihanna's wedding! I got to see her in her dress and try on mine in it's true colors. We got mom's dress, the flowers ordered and saw the hall and created 'visuals!'

I planned to spend all afternoon on Saturday with Ashley, because I normally only give her a couple of hours...and wouldn't you know it, the races got canceled!

I went to Ashley's anyways, got to spend some quality time with Avery and then Ash and I hit the town, watched a movie, ate at Olive Garden and went to Cranberries...that's right! It was quite the night. Not only did we get the 'are you two twins' question a million times, but it's rather scary being without your men at those local bars! We didn't last long!

Sunday we went boating. Well, I don't know if you could call it that. We lasted 10 minutes before our boat almost capsized and we were all screaming and crying!

I had a great weekend and it wasn't long enough...but with Rihana's wedding I have a couple of trips planned in the next 12 weeks,so that will have to do for now!