Then we biked up to Wallingford, ate tacos, watched Moonrise Kingdom, sat at murphys eating chips and salsa and watching more olympics, and ended the night with biking to Dicks for a late night burger (2 in a day oops)
It was such a nice day out and we had a lot of fun biking around to explore and slow down and enjoy what's right around us. Plus we finally got a fan so hubs is soooo happy!
I've been to 3 so far and I LOVE IT! It is so fun! There is a live pianist!!!, wood floors, ballet bars, mirrors and I bought a pair of ballet slippers (did you know you have to sew the elastic on yourself?!)
My teacher is really great, she uses all the french words and really kicks our butts with holding out poses and keeping them until she corrects everyone. It has turned out to be a really good workout and something that I've come to treasure every week.
Hubs just keeps calling me his Ballerina Wife and asking me to show him things I've learned. He always starts laughing though because he says I have the most giddy smile on my face everytime I show him things.
I'm so happy he pushed me to do it! Being married has really shown us that we also need our own activities. If I could I think I'd call in sick every day to spend all my time with him but in reality that's probably not healthy, since we've both started adding in things where I do things with a friend everyother week, he plays online with his friends every Tues, I have ballet Wed, etc it has really made it more fun to come back together and get to tell each other about our experiences and show each other new things. For the first year we were kind of sad every time we had to do something apart but now we are learning it can bring us closer too.
Plus that means every wednesday hubs is in charge of dinner. And boy does he impress-
portabello mushroom & pepper fajitas and sparkling juice :)
1 large head of romaine lettuce, pull off any wilting leaves and chop of the top inch of it
1 zucchini; halved
1 avocado; halved
1 1/2 tsp djon mustard
few grinds of salt and pepper
1 heat up the grill and lightly brush the cut portion of the zucchini with oil
We went to a wedding for one of Joshua's co-workers this weekend. It was at they Olympic Sculpture Park which is a really beautiful location! I got to meet a few more of the guys Joshua works with, eat free food, free drinks, dance to some Passion Pit, and hang out in a beautiful setting celebrating 2 newlyweds. We had a really good time, especially considering we knew less than 6 people there.
sculpture park while the sun is starting to set
They gave out blinking bikes as favors! We all wore them
Plus there was a photo booth and I'm pretty sure the group of us have 1/2 the pictures in the batch
Met a few new people, plus some old. I love when his coworkers have wives!!!!!
Especially super fun goofy ones that make up awkward drink names :)
this is the boys dancing ALONE on the dance floor at one point :)
O frozen pizza rolls, when my mom bought these you had to hurry up to grab any because once we knew they existed in the house they were gone! We used to usually warm them up in the microwave because we were so impatient, we were kids give us a break.
When I was at the grocery store the other day I saw them. I was so torn. But then I thought that it might be more fun to make them. And it was! It was really fast only about 15 minutes to pull them all together and 10 minutes to bake them (not much longer in total than it took them to cook sometimes)
Plus it was really nice because I could thrown anything I wanted into them. I wasn't limited by pepperoni and cheese. These could be really fun to mess around with!
1/2 package wontons
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 red pepper; diced
8-10 olives; diced
1/2 cup sauce
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup mozzararella; grated
1 preheat oven to 425 degrees F and spray/grease a cookie sheet
2 in a small skillet cook the onions, peppers, garlic for about 5 minutes and remove from heat
3 then add in the olives, sauce, pepper flakes, and mozzarella
4 line the cookie sheet with wontons and get a small bowl of water ready by your side
5 put about 1 tbs of filling into the center of each wonton
6 to close them dip your finger in the water and run it along the edge of the wonton, fold them in half and seal them closed with your fingers
7 you can push them pretty close next to one another and I fit all 24 on one sheet
9 but with all pizza rolls let them cool for a few minutes, or burn the roof of your mouth like I always do because you're so eager to try them out :)
and after you eat these you don't even have to feel bad about it!
I highly recomend giving this one a try if you want to feel a little less guilty. I was super proud though that I only had 1 and sent the rest to Joshua's work :)
plus zuccini are in season right now!
1 tbs vanilla
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
2 cups zucchini; grated (about 2 zuchinni)
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips(optional)
1 preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8x8 pan or cupcake tin
2 in a large bowl mix eggs, vanilla, sugar, applesauce, salt and zucchini
3 in a medium bowl mix together the flour, cocoa, soda, cinnamon
4 add the flour mixture to the wet until just combined
5 stir in the chocolate chips
6 pour into 8x8 pan and bake for 30-40 minutes OR into a cupcake tin about 3/4 full each for about 12-15 minutes
Then after everyone tries them enjoy telling them there is 2 cups of zucchini in them!
You could put other meat in them but I really like the nutty taste and the texture of crumbled up tempeh
The hot pepper can be left out but we really enjoyed the kick
1 package tempeh; crumbled
1/3 onion; chopped
2 pepper; chopped
3 cloves garlic; minced
1 small hot pepper; minced
toasted sesame seed oil
handful of parsley; chopped
S&P to taste
1-3 tsp soy sauce
head of lettuce
feta for topping
1 saute the tempeh, onion and pepper for about 3-5 minute in the toasted sesame seed oil (or regular oil, I used it to add flavor)
2 then throw in the hot pepper and garlic for a few minutes
3 add parsley, S&P, and soy sauce
4 serve in pieces of lettuce rolled up with some feta
Sunday we all went to Ballard for the Seafood fest and checked out the locks.
The boys ate lots of fishy things, I stuck with the calmer clam chowder :)
And of course since were were in Ballard we got gelato!
|this is the boys complaining :)|
|clam chowder, very chunky, very good|
|lots of fried seafood|
|there is a fish swimming up the ladder in this picture! Talk about lucky!|
Plus it's really nice because he's been a really chill, easy going guest haha, always nice
Part 1 of Michael's visit HERE
Our friend from college is on a cross-country road stop and hung out with us all weekend!
We started of Thursday night with grilling up an insane amount of veggies and the Aaron's stopped by. Friday he hit up the market and we went to Ballard to eat some tapas and sip fancy drinks (until the boys switched to the below beverage, not classy)
|the boys drinking local :)|
|Michael matches the gasworks pipes :)|
arboretum and then made it through to the other side to get a quick peek at the city. It was a really fantastic day to go too.
Check back for Part 2!