Friday, August 21, 2009

The Sound of Music - Leavenworth

Mike and I and friends are headed over to Leavenworth on Wednesday to spend the night. We are going to see The Sound of Music performed in the outdoor summer theater. It should be alot of fun. From what we are told you need to plan at least 20 minutes to walk from the parking lot to where the theater is located! We are bringing our bikes to ride around and discover Leavenworth. I am excited to see the Sound of Music.....back when I graduated from 8th grade at St. Anthony's in Renton, the nuns had all of us girls sing "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria" for the graduation ceremony. And during my accordian playing days.....the music from the Sound of Music was quite the popular "current" hits!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

4th Annual Art and Antique Walk in Downtown Renton

Mark your calendar for this Saturday from 11:00-5:00pm for the 4th Annual Art and Antique Walk in downtown Renton on S 3rd St. This has become one of the best venue's in downtown Renton so don't miss it. Lots of great local artists on hand and some good shopping/browsing/dining at the local shops and restaurants. Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Celebrating Julia!

Last Friday evening I ventured to Juanita's Farmer's Market via Kirkland along Lake Washington. On making my way back through Kirkland I discovered one of my favorite shops, Sur La Table. I wandered in and spent awhile browsing. I had noticed on their website that they offer cooking classes. In talking with the sales people they informed me that Kirkland was the only store that offered the cooking classes. They have some wonderful offerings but to my delight I signed up for "Celebrating Julia" which is tonight at 6:30. I love French food but have to admit haven't taken the time to learn much about it or actually try it at home. So I will report back!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Concert on the Green - Issaquah Community Center

Tomorrow night (August 11) at 7:00pm Issaquah Parks and Recreation continues it's Concerts on the Green series featuring Soul Purpose. Several of my friends went two weeks ago to the Nearly Dan (Steely Dan tribute) concert and it was great! Pack a picnic and head on down......great way to spend the evening.
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Too Many Choices.........

Today I continue the search for granite. After 30 years of living in our home it's time to do updating. First project.....the kitchen. My first focus has been the cabinets and think I have them narrowed down. it's a matter of choosing the stain. Wednesday I spent a few hours looking at granite at Roman Tile & Marble on West Valley Hwy. and today I'm heading to Georgetown to several granite yards. I had no idea how many choices are out there (which is a good thing) and it's pretty overwhelming for someone like me! Although I'm beginning to see a natural elimination in the process. I'm anxious to get the project rolling....that's for sure. I've already purchased most of my new appliances back in February at the Albert Lee Warehouse sale. Wish me luck on my hunt today!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Seahawks Training Camp

We had alot of fun at the Hawks training camp today! The facility is awesome and we couldn't have asked for better weather. We were impressed on how smoothly they shuttle you from The Landing to the VMAC (Virginia Mason Athletic Center). With Lake Washington in the background.....what's not to like! They were giving away hotdogs too. All in time. Jeff was able to get several autographs at the end of practice. He came away with a big smile on his face!

Heading to Seahawks Training Camp Today

Mike, Jeff, Courtney and I are going to the Seahawks open training camp today. Transportation is provided to VMAC training facility as they don't allow the public to park on site. We will catch our bus ($5) at the Landing parking lot. Should be alot of fun!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

SeaFair - 2009

Today is the 6oth running of SeaFair in Seattle on Lake Washington. The roar of the thunderboats send thrills down the spines of those lucky enough to line the shores. And the much anticipated show of the Blue Angels is the event of the summer! I have friends that own Miss U-48 and Miss U-37......It will be fun to see if they end up in the final heat against each other! Hope you all enjoy a safe SeaFair.....put on your sun screen!