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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Alki Beach Park

Since we have so many blueberries, I decided that it was time to do something with them! What a brilliant idea, huh? ūüėõ I always make blueberry muffins with mix from a box, so yesterday was my first time making blueberry muffins from scratch. I used a recipe I found online for “To Die for … Continue reading »

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Crunching the Numbers: The Drive

Nerd Alert! Number crunching results below! I love spreadsheets. I use them all the time for everything from keeping track of gas purchases to seasonal event achievements in World of Warcraft. Really. I have gas purchase logs going back to 2004 that document mileage, gallons, and price so that I can track my miles per … Continue reading »

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Blueberries & Horses

Nick and I were busy yesterday! We took some boxes up to the cabin for storage and when we got there, Uncle Eric was there to greet us. We learned that he had been up at the cabin to carry wood from the dock all the way up to the driveway… and he could use … Continue reading »

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Munchkin & Tandoori Chicken

A few days ago, Nick and I bought Munchkin, a role-playing card game that we’ve been wanting to try out. On Saturday, we went down to visit Amanda and brought Munchkin with us. We had fun wielding the Rapier of Unfairness while wearing the Horny Helmet. Together, we fought monsters like the Gelatinous Octahedron, Flying … Continue reading »

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Seahurst Park

Martha Sue, Jim, Mom, Nick, and I removed another post-it note¬†when we visited Seahurst Park Friday evening. Mom and Amanda had visited Seahurst Park for the first time on Sunday and loved it, so Mom was excited to take us there.¬†Because we went there in the evening, though, we weren’t able to see the Olympic … Continue reading »

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Volunteer Park

For the last couple of days, Nick and I have been spending time with my great aunt and uncle, Martha Sue and Jim, who are visiting from Texas.¬†On Wednesday, we spent the evening with them at Mom and Amanda’s. Yesterday, we (Martha Sue, Jim, Mom, Amanda, and I) started the day by going to Saint … Continue reading »

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Magnuson Park

One of the awesome things about our new apartment is that we live right next to Seattle’s second largest park, Magnuson Park. It is located on a former Navy airfield and there are still old military buildings throughout the park. Seattleites even play tennis in the old hangar. Nick and I visited Magnuson Park for … Continue reading »

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An evening on Capitol Hill

Last night we met with Marie’s mom and sister (Carrie and Amanda), her great aunt and uncle (Marian and Karl) and their daughter and her son (Sally and Sam). While on Capitol Hill we stumbled upon some folks playing Bicycle Polo¬†on a tennis court at Cal Anderson Park (picture above). It’s pretty crazy to watch … Continue reading »

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Seatac Botanical Garden

Mom and Amanda have been coming up with a list of places they would like to go and things they would like to do with Nick and me. Their fridge is covered in post-it notes with these ideas. Yesterday, we were able to remove one post-it note – the Seatac Botanical Garden. We’ll have to … Continue reading »

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Emerald Downs

On Saturday Amanda, Marie and I went to Emerald Downs. Carrie had some free passes from work, but couldn’t go because she had to work (lame right?). It was a ton of fun watching the races, and we even did a bit of gambling and bet on our favorite horses.¬†We had beautiful weather and the … Continue reading »

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