Friday, August 28, 2009

The end of the Rainbow was found

butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high
take a look, it’s in a book, it’s reading rainbow
I can do anything
friends to know, and ways to grow
reading rainbow
Reading Rainbow has announced that their show will be coming to an end. And part of my childhood dies with it. I will miss your theme song, host, and cartoon versions of books.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"I like to move it, move it"

Well this is my first official blog, yep that’s me to the right, just a typical white outline of a guy and yes I am behind the curve in terms of blogging…but I still am not giving into Twitter.  Anyway, I wanted to let all 5 people who read this know that I will officially be a Washington state resident come September 1st.  After months of searching, in the worst economic environment ever, I was able to get a job in Seattle.  So I am busy packing my bags and getting everything ready for the big move.  I am very fortunate to have Matt drive up with me as he will prove to be a great source of entertainment as I make the 13 hour drive.  He will spend a couple days in Seattle while I show him around (as if I am an expert on the place).  But the trip won’t be complete without a trip to Paseos….hands down the greatest sandwich place on the planet.
And lastly, Michelle and I are so excited to finally live in the same city again.  It seems like it has been the longest year and change in my entire life.  We are very excited for the wedding next July and being together will definitely make the planning so much easier. 
So stay tuned for more info….I think I may write some more blogs…if people comment…just kidding….but seriously, comment
First trip to Seattle
First trip to Seattle

Friday, August 21, 2009

Engagement Pictures

Haden put up a preview of engagement photos, so be sure to visit his blog. Here are two of our favorites of what we’ve seen so far! We can’t wait to see the rest of the shots he got!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It’s my Birthday, I can “wine” if I want to!

As many of you know, from the all love I got, my birthday was this past weekend.  It’s crazy to think, 2 years ago I met Scott, 3 years ago I graduated college and sold the ever-loved del Sol, 7 years ago I graduated high school and started college, 9 years ago I got my license and 15 years ago I was celebrating double digits! Time definitely flies by when you are having fun.
I am very excited for the year ahead. Lots of planning to do, but I know it will be another year that flies by.
For my birthday, my family surprised me with a trip to Eastern Washington to go wine tasting.  I have been to Napa a few times when I was in the Bay Area, but this was my first time visiting the wineries up here.  We stopped at a few small wineries and then made our way to Prosser, WA which is a really quaint little town that I had never been to. One of the wineries we went to was Maison de Padgett.
They had some super sweet dessert wines and ports that tasted like you practically just bit into a peach.  Surprisingly, all of us “Red-winos” were really impressed with their 2003 Risqué Chardonnay.  I’m not usually one to LOVE a Chard, but this non-oak wine with a hint of vanilla was really smooth and quite tasty. So we brought it home!
On our way to and from the Eastern part of the state, we drove through Ellensburg, home to where my Mom and Dad went to college AND the center of Washington State! Very exciting I know!
Although we all really wanted to try this restaurant that has “really good wings” per my Mom, Dad, Sister, and Bro-in-law, they were packed so we went to another pretty good BBQ place before heading home after a super long day.
Scott and I also took engagement photos this past weekend with our friend and photographer, Haden.  If any of you are looking for a great photographer click on this link or look for his blog on my blogroll.  He is really good and taking pictures, making you feel comfortable, and is willing to wait for the perfect shot! It was great to see him and his wife Lauren! We love spending time with those guys.
Center of Washington State
Center of Washington State