Thursday, July 30, 2009

OK, so this post is kind of late. Well, actually like a week late but better late than never right? We've been trying to keep up with what's going on around Seattle now that we live here. So we went to part of the Seafair activities. It all starts with pirates. Yeah Pirates! They dress up and everything. They come up and land at Alki Beach and that starts the festivities. There are tons of activities including parades.

One of the parades was on the street below us, so we decided to go. We got a good spot and waited and to my surprise it was fun. This parade didn't have the big floats and all that like the bigger one downtown did but it was fun. I still can't believe how many drill teams there are in Seattle. I do suppose it would be a fun after school or summer activity though. The coolest part by far was the end when the pirates came down with there ship and let off a loud bomb of smoke. :)

It's been a fun experience and this weekend the boat races will be coming our way. Along with the Blue Angels airshow. We plan on watching it on TV since most of it is on Sunday and it is too hot to hang out in the sun.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Here it goes again, another week in Seattle. This weeks been pretty mellow but Sunday was interesting. We did the meet and greet with the new bishopric and got some callings. Together Me and Mathew teach the CTR 6 class in Primary and I am also the ward music director. That's right I lead the music like my mom did in sacrament. I thought it was kind of a funny coincidence.

It has been nice though, since it has given me something to do while I am at home. I think it's lucky I have so much time to prepare. We were just happy they didn't ask us to speak too. I really like getting to choose the songs we are going to sing. I love going through the hymn book and figuring out which songs will work the best. As for our Primary class, there is also another teacher in the class with us. His name is Bro. Stoker (wonder if he's related to Danny?), and he is teaching next week while we get settled. There are 12 kids in the class, so I am sure we will all be busy; especially with Tristan being with us.

Mathew did try his hand at cooking these past few days and I think I could happily hand that responsibility right over. He is really good at it and he loves to make things from scratch. It seems like I am always at the grocery store getting the items for that nights surprise dish. It's fun and it's nice to have a break. Now if he would just get on those dirty diapers. ;)

Today I decided to be daring (and since I was sick of being stuck in the apartment); I tried driving the car. Yep, Matt's stubborn stick shift. The greatest part was that I did pretty well. I have been practicing now and again. I only had to restart once and though the ride is still a little bumpy, I'd say I did a good job. I got all the way to Target and Ross and then home again in one piece. Tristan even took a nap on the way home, so it couldn't have been that bad. It felt good to get further than our block and the other cars were surprisingly nice. No one even honked, many happily went around when I was going too slow. In all, I was proud of myself. :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This week has been rather slow. Matt is in school all day working hard. I believe they are teaching physics right now. He has a ton of homework already and keeps himself busy. We went and got all his dive gear for class; that put a dent in the pocketbook, and are waiting for it all to come in. They custom sized his suit to fit his body so it has to be specially made.

Other than that there isn't much going on here. The weather has been really weird though. It will be like 80 degrees one hour then drop down to 60. I am accually looking forward to when it gets a little colder. I sure do miss air conditioning, these fans just aren't doing the trick.

Our new ward is really nice and very inviting. I know lots of the women in the ward already and have already been added to the email list. We do have an interview with the bishop, maybe a meet and greet but maybe more, like callings or something. Guess we'll see. :)

We also went to the famous Gum Wall down in Post Alley. Matt thought it was cool but I think it's discusting!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

We had a great week! Matt took his dive physical and passed so he is all in for school now and we finally got the bike fixed so I can have the car; which means I get to learn to drive it.

My parents made a surprise visit to see us and it was great to have them here for a few days. I've really missed them and am excited for my family's visit in August. :) Then this weekend my Mother-in-law came up with my niece and nephew. It's been a real party.

As we were leaving the beach we noticed a pirate ship in the harbor getting ready to dock, so we ran to snap a picture. And got the Loch Ness Monster too!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This week has been fun! Mathew started his classes at DIT this week and you should see his student manual, it's huge! So far everything is going great. The first month they spend in the classroom learning the fundamentals, rules, saftey and how all the equiptment works. He gets his dive physical on Friday and hopefully everything will be great and he can continue.

Alex and Chanel came down for a Mariner's game. It was nice to have someone over and something to do. Since I don't have a car I am usually stuck at home with the baby until Matt comes home. Hopefully we can get his bike fixed and I can learn how to drive Matts stubborn stick shift.

We moved to Seattle about two weeks ago for my husbands schooling. My brother Alex, his wife, and my Mother-in-law came up to help us get settled. We went to the park by our house to have lunch and go for a walk. The greatest thing was that Tristan loved it! He loves being outside and being able to look around at all the colors and different things. He is very attentave and has started to smile and laugh.

This picture is one of my favorites. The funniest part was that while we were trying to get him to smile ( by doing whatever we could think of), there were people who would stop and watch us act ridiculous as we tried to get a picture of the baby laughing. It was a great day. :)