Tuesday, September 08, 2009

What I did on my Summer vacation.

Oh boy, is Summer really over? I can't believe it flew by so fast!
This last year has been a big blur.

First, the big news:

I'm very pleased to announce that I went out a few weeks ago and found myself a brand spanking new job at a cool office where everyone I've met so far are all super awesome people. I'm so happy about this new career direction!
I will be getting off work in the early part of the day and never again will I see the inside of an office on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. I could not be more thrilled!

Here's a quick summary of the things we did in the Summer of 2009:

We slipped away to Chelan for my birthday weekend with our dear friends Licia and Todd. We went back on the same weekend that they were married last year.
We were able to get into a great condo. It was huge and had a glorious view of the water. The weather was around 100-103 the whole time we were there, but between the pool, the lake and the much loved and appreciated A/C we didn't even notice.
We spent four wonderful and relaxing days hanging out in the sun and surf and watching a variety of bad television and grilling lots of amazing super fresh seafood. It really was a dream.

We took two days to visit our dear friend, and Posies drummer, Darius in Vancouver, BC. We spent a few days there shopping, eating and relaxing, and got a chance to go see and catch up with the Death Cab folks while they were in town. They really are the nicest guys in rock!

Darian participated in a Whole Foods sponsored watermelon eating contest and placed 2nd! After eating a ridiculous amount of watermelon in under five minutes, I asked her how she felt, she answered, "I'm actually kind of hungry!"

Last week we went to Orcas Island and stayed with my Mom and WSF. Jon played a show while we were in town at a really cool little dinner theater called the Ecotopian. The show was well attended and the audience quite appreciative. We had a great night.
My mom rented us a cozy cottage that came complete with a huge bathtub fit for a goddess and a jacuzzi tub on the front deck. I could have stayed there for a month. I loved waking up in the morning and stepping out on the deck to see the sun coming up and the mist rolling across the beautiful lake. It really was right out of a book or a poem.

We came home and helped one of my closest friend's, Amie to celebrate her birthday. I love that girl. She is the frosting on my cupcake.

Then this last few days, our dear friend Mark and Suzy Mills have been in town visiting from London.
Jon has been showing them around town and I have been enjoying being domestic and cooking for them. They are vegetarians, so I've been able to show off all of my favorite veggie dishes. I told them I was running out of veggie dishes, so they were going home at the right time or else I would have gone into repeat mode. Must expand the vegetarian repertoire for their next visit!
I hope it is sooner than later!
We went to Bumpershoot for a little while yesterday. It was pouring down rain, so most of it was spent with very cold and wet feet. Not a good thing. We saw a few minutes of a few different bands, but nothing that I can really think to mention right now.

Jon played a hilariously funny Radio8Ball show. Where all of the answers were kind of dark and super funny. Someone asked about her relationship and the answer was 6 Feet Under. If you know the song, you know why I was in tears trying to control cracking up through the entire song.

Darian starts High School tomorrow! It seems like only yesterday I was feeling the same anxiety about the first day of Kindergarten. It all went by so fast. I'm sure she will do great, she has this whole school thing in the bag. I could not be more proud of her.

So, there you have it. New school year, new school, new job, amazing improved life. It was a Summer of endings and it is a Fall of exciting new beginnings!


Snotty McSnotterson said...

I wish I'd taken more photos this summer of the stuff we did, but I felt it would consist of me and my cast - which I didn't really want to be reminded of. :)

I can't believe Darian is in HIGH SCHOOL. We're doing 5th grade and it seems so far off, but nooooooooooo.

Deb Hardman said...

I can't believe Darian in in High School already! YIKES!

Deer Harbor was great. I think we'll go there again! Next time I want you kids there for a whole week!xoxxo

BLP said...

Congrats on the new job! Good to see you guys even if it's only in photos.

Wow, Darian is looking all grown up. I think I still picture her as a two year old most of the time when I think of her.

My two year old already looks like she is three going on four. It all happens so fast.

Much Love!

Your Bro

BLP said...

Those pictures of oysters are making me hungry.

BLP said...

Those pictures of oysters are making me hungry.

Suzy Mills said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you to you, Jon and Darian for making our stay so memorable. Your friendship means a lot to us, and your cooking! Here's hoping it isn't too long before we can come back. Love to you all. xoxo


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