Saturday, May 30, 2009

Paddling Out on Green Lake

Ain't nothing like a nice warm sunny day, a cool gentle breeze and surf--that is, surf on Green Lake. We rented a paddle boat today and paddled out to this island (maybe a fairy queen lives there!) in the middle of the lake. It was alot of fun, although Jason thought it would be funny to make me do alot of the paddling by myself since he was 'resting'. Lazy bum.
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He's such a sillies...


This was where we docked the paddle boat, at the cool little island...full of mystery...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Ballard Locks


So on Saturday Jason and I had the cool chance to walk down to the Ballard locks. The locks are in charge of separating the fresh from salt water and allowing ships to go in and out of Puget Sound. It was really neat watching the boats come in and out and the water levels rise and lower as the locks controlled the change in levels. Going out to sea a ship would sail into a closed off lock, the lock behind it would close and water would drain out front, slowing lowering it to sea level. When it was low enough, the lock in front would open and let it out. The reverse would happen for a ship coming back into the harbor.

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Probably the coolest part was going over to the "fish ladder", a viewing area they built so that you can watch the little salmon and other fishies swim up the 21-level ladder designed to help them get back into the fresh water and spawn miles upstream. They are so hard core, those little guys! I was really impressed with the strength they displayed against the extremely strong currents. They're probably thinking " i gotta breed, i gotta breed, must survive, must prolong my species, i gotta breed!!!!"




Afterwards, we went over to the park that overlooked the Locks and sat on a terraced hill, enjoyed the (fairly) warm weather (finally!) and ate our sandwiches which we had made. Haha, and we didn't even have to spend a dime :)


Man, he is too cool in those sunglasses ;)

Monday, May 18, 2009

A day in Canada


Well we had the chance to cross the perilous Canadian border on Saturday and drive up to Vancouver for Jason's conference. Oh, he was so cute when he presented his paper to all the geeky computer nerd people. But that wasn't even the best part! I rented a bike and rode around a beautiful park called Stanley island that favors you with breathtaking northwestern views of ocean, mountains, green pine trees and clam-strewn beaches.
Also, there was a dock right out behind the Westin hotel (where the conference was held) and when Jason and I were walking along it we saw seals!! hah! and we weren't even at Sea World! We got that for free! Overall it was a fun little trip. I wish we could have spent more time in Vancouver but we wanted to get back the same day. If I ever go there again, I'm gonna make Jason rent a bike with me and ride all over the place. It sure as heck beats sitting in a conference room listening to boring presentations!

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Here are some more pictures!



Luckily my cool awesome 7 speed teal cruiser counteracted the nerdiness of my helmet.

Aw...my little baby all grown up and attending conferences....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ahh... Seattle



Yesterday Jason and I walked to this park that overlooks downtown Seattle. It used to be a Gas Factory so it's called Gas Works Park, haha kinda funny. You can still see the old rusty pipes but they are all fenced off with vegetation growing in and all around it. But the park has these beautiful rolling hills that overlook Lake Union and downtown. Oh, it was terribly romantic.
So... I thought I should take a picture. My camera's battery was dying and my memory card read full, but I was determined. OK, so I make no claims to being a world-renowned photographer, but I figured I'd try anyways. I'll have to post some better pictures, but I hope you can get an idea of it. Seattle really is a beautiful city with lots of trees, parks, jogging/biking paths and pretty lakes. The streets are nothing to boast about, in fact I might write a whole other post whining about them, but for the most part Seattle is very....becoming :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Insanity Ends

Woohoo!!! I am officially Coldstone Creamery's newest employee! I'm going to be scooping ice cream! And making minimum wage! And I couldn't be more excited! I really am pumped for this job. It's going to be low-key and it sounds pretty fun. Well, that's all I have to say about that.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Maddening Life Continues... Project 1

Holy Cow! it's only Wednesday and I have run out of errands to do! Luckily, however, I do have a job interview today which I am very excited about. But seriously, I need to figure out how to manage my time or else I'll suddenly look back and realized I've wasted tons o' time.

Maybe that's not such a bad thing....

OK, so my first project that I am going to tackle is the wedding album..duh duh duh!! It's high time i organize all those THOUSANDS of pictures and prove to people that I really did get married some 8 and half months ago. So....that means I need to figure out my dusting facebook, pick out pictures and make something pretty for all to see, right? OK, I'm on it!

ps To look at the pictures on the photographer's website the password is the groom's last name (and for all those less- than- bright people, that would be "casebolt" )

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Maddening Life of Unemployment

So here I am now in the gorgeous city of Seattle. It is so green and rolly hilly, I love it! However, I am now officially on the unemployed list. Today was Jason's first day at his internship and I got to sit at home and clean. Actually, I am about to go out and look for jobs and take advantage of the beautiful place in which we live, but I feel like I need to bust out the bonbons and start watching episodes of Days of Our Lives or General Hospital (how the heck do I even know what those are?!?!) Today hasn't been so bad because there are a few errands and things I need to do, such as unpacking all of our stuff that we carelessly jammed into trash bags and rolled up in blankets. However, day in and day out of this stuff is going to make me insane. How do people just sit at home all day?? the fact that I am even writing on my blog suggests that I already have way too much time on my hands, about 100 times more than I had a few weeks ago, that's for sure. Ok, well I don't want this to carry on for too long. I'm sure between my busy schedule of sewing curtains and updating my scrapbook I will make time to add pictures to this thing and make it actually look like a blog that someone cares about. So for all you people that keep track of your friends' blogs, plan on this one becoming more interesting (at least just a little).