No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hot Tub

Our new apartment complex has a HOT TUB!! It is so relaxing to go and sit in at the end of the day. But I think the one who enjoys it the most is Lucy! She thinks she can swim and is so not afraid of the water. we stand her on the edge and she will jump right in! (we catch her, of course!) It is a fun thing to do together as a family!!

The Space Needle

For my special Birthday treat this year, Ben made reservations at the Space Needle is Seattle. Oh, how I had been looking forward to this fun date! It turned out to be a great event-filled evening to say the least!!
Our friends Ben and Marcie agreed ever so kindly to watch Lucy for us. So after we dropped her off at their house Friday afternoon, we drove to Bremerton to catch the Ferry to Seattle (which we would have missed if we hadn't of RAN from the parking lot to the ferry). So, we enjoyed a nice relaxing ride over to Seattle.
When we got to Seattle, we didn't know when or how to catch a bus, so we just started walking, uphill, to find a bus stop. And our reservations were in about 1/2 an hour at this point, so we needed to hurry. In order to be faster, we ran. I did not anticipate the running part and so I wore some cute, but very hurting, shoes. We finally found the right bus to take us straight to the space needle, and we got there at 5:46. (our reservations were at 5:45).
Our dinners were GREAT!! I had steak with crab legs... yum yum! Ben had prime rib. It was all so delicious! The restaurant is at the top of the Space Needle, and is spinning the whole time, not fast, but so you can see all around you. It was pretty neat!
Since it was my birthday, they brought our dessert with candles! it was very fancy! After dinner, we rode the elevator one more floor up to the observatory and looked out at the city and used the telescope binoculars. It was a very fun, delicious, memorable meal!!
Now we needed to catch a bus to take us to the ferry. Little did we know that after 7:00pm the buses were not free, and charged $2 per person. We did not have any cash. So we started walking the mile and a half to the ferry. (remember i have on the bad shoes!) My feet were hurting so bad, I had to take off my shoes and carry them. It was getting close to the time that the ferry was going to leave so we ended up running again to try and make it in time! We then decided to go to a store and get some cash back to ride the bus. Now we had $4 and were ready to catch a bus... but which one?! We stood at this bus stop and buses kept coming but we weren't sure which one to get one. Finally we decided to get on the next one that came and get off as close as we could to the ferry. (we were about 6-7 blocks away.) So, we get on the bus, pay our money, and two blocks later, the bus driver tells us that we need to get off here because he isn't going to stop anywhere near the ferry! what a waste of our money. We said to each other it would have been faster to just have walked/ran the rest of the way.
Anyway, we made it to the ferry on time. We went to Ben and Marcie's to pick up Lucy, and by this time it is 10:30pm. We went inside and she was sleeping so we started talking with Ben and Marcie, and before we knew it, it was 1:30am!! They offered to let us crash on their floor, and we did! In the morning, Lucy was kinda shocked to see up sleeping on the floor, and Melanie was excited to have visitors so early!!
What a great and exciting day!! I love all of our adventures, and can't wait for many more to come!!
Outside the Space Needle
Outside the Space Needle

At the Observatory
Our fancy dessert (with CANDLES!)

Elise at dinner
Ben at dinner

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


This morning, i was looking on, which is a great website, and i saw that Denny's is giving away free grand slam breakfasts until 2 today. Lucy and I hurried and got dressed and had a breakfast date! It was super fun and totally free!! Go and get yours! But hurry, today until 2pm! GOOD LUCK!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Last day of 23!!

Last night after Lucy went to bed, Ben made me a Birthday crown from a balloon, and so i wore it on my last day of being 23!! And of course, Ben took some pictures of me wearing my sweet hat!

So, Good bye 23, Hello 24!!

Our Lucy is Growing up!

I can't believe that Lucy was ever a little baby! It doesn't seem possible that this adorable little girly was once not able to even roll over! Now She is EVERYWHERE! She can throw the ball and play catch with Daddy, Ask for milk from the fridge, sit on the floor and play with her babies for hours, and Loves to go shop-shop with Mommy! Lucy is a true blessing and we are so grateful for such a sweetheart to be here in our home with us! Here are a few recent pictures of the little rascal!!

We rode on the foot ferry to Bremerton to get some ice cream, and Lucy loved sitting on the bench like a big girl!
She was looking out the window to find the fish
Lucy loves to sit with ALL her animals on her! And it had to be on the couch!
She thought it was pretty funny!

This is such a fun stage and gets more fun by the day! WE LOVE YOU LUCY!!
"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo