Saturday, August 27, 2011

Evening Cruise for the Bachelorette Party

Terrah just glowed as she was surrounded by her girlfriends on a Waterways cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington for her Bachelorette Party.  Amber and Carrie planned the event.  So sad Carrie couldn't make it because the baby inside needs a rest! We took fun photos with the Seattle Skyline in the background and had a gourmet dinner as we were served by one handsome hunk...(was that part of the plan?)  The Captain was also funny and entertaining.  All the girls were in the little black cocktail dresses and Terrah wore a pretty white sexy dress.  Sharon came across country just for the day for her daughters party!  Weather was absolutely perfect.  The gifts ranged from sexy to practical to pretty.
Natalie Terrah Sharon
Such a special picture ... Terrah's engagement ring has a diamond from each of our mothers.  We are all connected!





Friday, August 26, 2011

Riley checks out the Rophy

Riley is such a happy baby... laughs and smiles with eyes wide open!  Terrah and Colin brought her to the boat for just a little visit.  Oh my!  She is just growing so fast and is so adorable!  I loved as she was kissing my cheek!  What a fabulous family!







Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kites Fill the Sky with Color in Long Beach

People come from around the globe to be in Long Beach for the annual International Kite Festival.  I try to get there every couple years.  Last year I was in the San Juan Islands for the month, so I made a point of taking off for the weeks festivities this year.  The weather cooperated most of the week.

 










Maureen Pirog came down for one day and we had a delicious dinner at 42nd Street Cafe complete with wine and dessert. 








But, the Kites flying to the sound of popular music some in events called "kite ballet" pulls me to the beach.  Ray, a world famous kiter from Vancouver CA was there at the waters edge flying three stunt kites.




Steve Garrett was there for about 3 days with a few crossover days with Chris Maxfield.  Steve and I... well, mostly Steve, did some projects around the house including installing a new heater in the living room. 


Chris and I took a side trip to Astoria one night for dinner at a restaurant I had never been to and saw a movie.  We also drove to Ilwaco to the Saturday market.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Salmon-Chanted Evening and Mariners


One of the best views of Puget Sound from the city is at Victor Steinbrueck Park at Pike Place Market.  Tom Douglass (famous for his restaurants in the city) holds a Salmon Barbeque once a month in the summer to benefit the Seattle Parks Department. The goal is to bring residents and tourists into this beautiful park.  Karen and Jane and I went there and for $15 had the most delicious dinner!  I met the locally famous Tom Douglas and got a mug shot with him.




Then we were off to the Sounders vs. Red Sox Mariners game.  Jane ... had her shirt proclaiming her love for the Red Sox... while I wore the Seattle t-shirt.  The Mariners took the game 5-4.  It was such a fun evening!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Another Week of Duck Dodge







This was another perfect day watching the sailboat races in lake Union.  I had Joann McCann and her husband Ken and Dolly Leber come join me to watch the show. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dodging the ducks August 2nd


One advantage to moving my boat to Lake Union on the first of August is that I have a front row view of the weekly Duck Dodge sailboat race on the lake.  it is just quite a view.... Each week there is a theme and sometimes it is possible to be able to tell...