Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 was spent here in Seattle.  My cat LOVES the Christmas tree.  This is her new spot and she will just sit there and stare at the lights.  It was so cute.  I love this cat.  :)  
My little Misu (short for Tiramisu)
This year, my cousin is up here with her boyfriend's family.  His family lives in Kirkland, so we got to spend some time with them as well.  It was nice to have some extra family around, since most of Steve's family doesn't like us, so we don't really get to have a lot of family get togethers anymore!  (Tara is from my mom's side of the family.  They still like us, but just live in all different states... Montana, Wisconsin, Colorado and California!  That's a lot of states considering I only have two cousins and my mom only has a brother and sister!)  Anyways... can you tell I am a little sad about my lack of family?  Oh well, back to our time here...
Tara and Dustin... so cute! :)
All three of us... not the best pic of me... but what are you gonna do?
My parents... Laura and Steve
Me and Tara

Here is my mom and me at church.  Steve didn't feel good so he didn't go.  The service was okay... a little cheesy.  I don't know why they try to modernize the Christmas story.  Setting it to modern music and changing song lyrics and dancing around is just silly to me.  Just tell the story/act out the story, but don't try to make it modern... we all know it happened a LONG time ago! :)

All in all it was a decent holiday, but I missed my boyfriend!  Oh... did I not mention him?  His name is Ryan and he lives in Boise.  Here is a pic of us two...
We have been dating a couple months now and he is amazing.  He's pretty much the yin to my yang and I have a good feeling about him.  :)  Oh yeah and he's disease free... if you don't remember that story... click here...  We didn't get to spend Christmas together but we did get to spend Thanksgiving and we will spend New Year's together.  Soooo grateful for that!  I hate that he doesn't live here or that I don't live there, but we are making it work. to you all!  Hope you had an amazing holiday. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Natalie's Baby Shower

One of my most favorite people had their baby shower this weekend!  My good friend, Natalie and her hubby Dylan will be welcoming a little baby boy in February of next year!  I can't wait.  I want to hold that bundle of love right now!  :)  We all got together at this swanky restaurant in Greenlake on Saturday to shower her with love. :)  This was the menu: Appetizers: Onion Tart-lets, Salmon bites.  Soup: Celery cream. Entree: Your choice of Mahi Mahi or Duck Con Fit.  Dessert: Apple cobbler with cinnamon ice cream.  Yum!  And super fancy! :)  Needless to say no cheesy games were played at this party.  (However, if you invite me to your shower... I will play your games with intensity! :)

Here are some pics from the day:
Shakira, me and Nicole
Shakira and me
Nicole and me
Such a pretty mom to be! (You can hardly tell she's preggers!)

Me and ducky
Nicole and Natalie