So, what have we been up to, you ask? Well, let me tell you!
Last time I blogged I shared a delicious recipe with you - did anyone make that ice cream? It was seriously to die for! The best ice cream of my life! I can't wait until next Easter so I can buy more of those mini creme eggs and make it again! :)
Before that post though, there was a recap post leaving you hanging with what happened to our lives after our trip to Utah in October and our adventures in Seattle to see Wicked! A lot has happened since October, and I'm not very good at blogging so nobody knows! Okay, so chances are that if you read our blog you are family or we know you in real life and we're probably Facebook friends so you really are privy to what's going on in our lives (I really just wanted to use the word "privy"...). And our lives are so exciting...let me tell you...*cue crickets chirping*...Okay, so yeah...we're actually kind of boring. Anyways, enough of this rambling paragraph. Here's what we've been up to since October (yikes! That was forever ago...)
So, the holiday season was lovely. We did Thanksgiving out in Port Townsend with family on my mom's side. Delicious food and good times were had by all. :) Christmas we stayed pretty local. Brent's family, except for his oldest sister and her family, came over for a few days leading up to Christmas and a day or two after. We had a full house! People were sleeping in every room, including the laundry room/pantry! It was crazy and fun and wonderful! We did Christmas Eve and morning here and then we all went to go see Les Mis - which was amazing! After Les Mis, Brent and I made the rounds to go see my family and finally came home and passed out - it was a busy day! New Year's Eve was just a quiet night at home, watching the Space Needle Fireworks on Komo and toasting with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider. :)
I continued to work at Eddie Bauer through the holiday season and into the new year. I quit at the beginning of February after 2.5 years back from school and almost a year before going to school. I originally put in my 2 weeks because I thought I had another job lined up, but that fell through. I probably could have stayed on at EB, but you know how it is when you've already mentally said goodbye to a place - I was done and a little burnt out on retail. Since then, I haven't really been looking for a new job. We only have one car and live almost 3 miles from the nearest bus stop, so I've just been staying home and trying to be all Suzy home-maker. ;)
On Valentine's Day, Brent interviewed for a new job in downtown Bellevue and then we headed down to Sumner for a Valentine's tea at The Secret Garden Tea Room. I've been there several times with family and friends, but this was Brent's first time there - and I'm so glad he enjoyed it! :) It's an old Victorian mansion turned into a tea room and gift shop and it's just lovely! They serve full English High Tea services, along with light teas and a lunch menu. I highly recommend checking it out! : )
|My husband is kind of a ham...and I love him, a lot. :)|
|This is the view from the door of our room - isn't it wonderful!|
|Night time view of the harbor. Gig Harbor is such a cute place!|
|This is the back of the inn. Our room is the bottom left of the picture.|
|They have kayaks available for the use of the guests, so Brent took one out for a bit. I stayed firmly on solid ground, although he did manage to coax me out on the scary, unstable floating dock to help him get the kayak in and out of the water.|
|He went pretty far out into the harbor. He had a good time out there. :)|
|I promise he wore a life jacket - you can see it on the dock in the lower right corner of the picture! He took it off to make it easier to get out of the kayak.|
Brent is still doing school through Brigham Young University Idaho's online program. Things are going well there and and he is working so hard! I'm so proud (in a righteous way! ;) ) of him and all his hard work as he balances almost full time work with online classes! He's such a wonderful example to me! <3
Since about March I have been helping out Brent's older brother and his wife by watching their little girl, Edie. I watched her for a few weeks when they were between nannies, but now I just look forward to spending most of my Fridays with our adorable niece. She is almost 18 months and when she says "Aunt Chelle!" my heart kind of melts. :)
On March 26th, Brent's sister, Julie, had a lovely baby girl! A few weeks later their son Henry, who is 4.5, came to stay at Grandma and Grandpa's house for his spring break!! It was so fun to have him here with us and to get to play with him. Grandma was able to be home from work Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but I got some one-on-one Henry time on Tuesday and Thursday. :) We watched Star Wars III and went and saw The Croods. We ate at McDonald's and played in the Play Place and we bought sidewalk chalk and played Hopscotch! Edie joined us on Friday and we all had so much fun playing together! I just love all of our nieces and nephews so much - I'm so glad that I became an aunt when I married Brent - it is so much fun! It kind of blows my mind though when I think about how I can love our nieces and nephews SO much....I have no idea how my heart is going to avoid exploding when we have our first child...the amount of love parents have for their children is beyond me!
|How adorable is she?! :)|
|My sweet Henry! This was our Star Wars night, complete with popcorn and ice cream! :)|
|"Letterscotch! I love letterscotch!"|
|He told me to draw Snow White's castle. I think it looks more like Rapunzel's castle, but it was acceptable. :)|
|We went and saw The Croods, which was actually a pretty good movie! Henry had lots of fun eating popcorn and playing the race car game in the lobby. :)|
|On Friday, Grandma made a small fort for Henry and Edie to play in - they had so much playing together and later Henry got to eat his pizza in the fort! :)|
Well, my dears, I think that's about all for this post! I'll try and blog again soon! Until then...