Monday, June 21, 2010
Posted by Laura at 4:22 PM
I am putting this one on my list not because it is gets priority when we take vacations but just because I enjoy going on the rides. In high school I love any rides that didn't go upside down. Then I did my first upside down ride at the Seattle Center Fun Forest and I was hooked. Something about the anticipation about waiting for the thrill to happen is great. Paul and I were at Six Flags near San Fransisco before kids and were in the super short line waiting for V2. We watched it go a few times and found my self just waiting for Paul to back out. I mean this thing was taking off at a super speed. In the end I was so glad we went because this is one moment that I have had with Paul that I will never forget.
Posted by Laura at 8:59 AM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Picture is from blueberry picking last August. I think it looks like he is running.
Posted by Laura at 9:06 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I have a huge sweet tooth. Cake, donuts, scones with a ton of raspberry jam, creme brulee, cookie dough and chocolate fondue top the list of my favorite desserts. Dutch babies, Norwegian pancakes and French toast are my favorite breakfasts. (is it just me or is it strange they all have nationalities in the name??). Too bad there is nothing in the house tonight to snack on.
Pictures was during the December power outage of 2006. I was pregnant and had morning sickness with Nathan. We were staying downtown at The Vintage due to our house being a chilly 42 degrees. We had an amazing view of the Seattle public library. Best thing about it was IBM paid for 3 nights in the hotel and we got to bring our kittens.
Posted by Laura at 8:02 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Posted by Laura at 9:31 PM
Posted by Laura at 8:40 PM
Photo from a month ago at 2am when Nathan was sick all night. There really wasn't any sleeping going on here.
Posted by Laura at 9:52 AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Just the word vacation makes me want to start to look at prices for flights and hotels. Research and read reviews, finding the best deal with good days and times to travel. I have the longing to get out of Seattle to somewhere sunny in the winter time and have no desire to travel away from Seattle in the summer time, unless it is a quick trip to somewhere within in driving... like the coast or Vancouver. As soon as I get the go from Paul I am nearly obsessed with finding the perfect trip. The next part of the high for me is waiting for the trip to happen. Going back to look at the hotel or condo that I picked over and over. Looking for fun activities and finding a fun new restaurant to try out. Don't get me wrong I love the actual vacation too but would never want to leave the planning to someone else.
Speaking of .. Paul where and when are we going on vacation next?
Ioa State Park in Maui , May 2010.
Posted by Laura at 2:48 PM
There was a reason I got my computer science degree. I grew up loving computers that my dad brought home. My first memory was before I was in 4th grade and my dad brought home a acoustic coupler modem where you stuck the handset of the phone in to the modem so it could listen to the computer and talk to computers at my dads office. Wow that was amazing to me as a little kid. I was programing my own Mad Libs application in junior high in basic and drawing CAD drawings of cars in very early versions of CAD. I could print them on my dads massive printer that we had at the house. I have fond memories of the Apple IIes at school and remember begging my dad for one. He put his foot down and said we were not getting that kind of hardware at our house. We got Prodigy soon after it came out, loved to post on the BBs and I had a email address. The computer commons at UW was amazing to me. We were underground in a dark room with UNIX. Geek heaven. Moving to current day I have no desire to program anymore just use all the amazing things that people are create. I can hardly pick just one thing that I enjoy the most.
Hardware favorites: Laptop, iphone, squeezebox, GPS, digital SLR Camera, DVR computer with MythTV on it.
Software favorites: Photoshop, Firefox, Word, any spell checker, iphone applications.
Websites favorites: Facebook, Google, Goolge reader (for my 100 blogs that I like to read), Gmail, Shutterfly (for perfect photobooks), Hulu, mommy message board, and blogs of all kinds.
That is me in 2002.
Posted by Laura at 8:48 AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Yes of course my children would be second on my list but is so much more than just them. I could talk about them 24 hours a day and probably do. I am excited to watch them learn new things, get frustrated along with them, experience the fear of something new and the joys of getting it done. Alex 9 months and Nathan nearly 3 years old play together. Something I didn't expect to happen so soon. Can't wait to watch them grow and have a family of their own.
Posted by Laura at 9:40 AM
Monday, June 14, 2010
Paul has many meanings to me. Husband and father are the first two that come to mind but he is so much more than that. Canadian, funny, athletic, God loving, geeky, green card holder, easygoing... I am thankful that he enjoys to do things that I enjoy, that he enjoys being a father, that he works hard everyday for our family. I love that he is either with me or just a text message or instant message away from me at any given time. Knowing that he is there to listen or support me 24 hours a day 365 days a year with normally no wait makes me know that we have something special going on. Way better than any 800 support call that I have made. Yep, I love him.
(Peer pressure again.... I am coping two other moms that are doing favorite things on their blog, thanks Laurie and Dagny).