Friday, July 20, 2012


Oh my it has been a busy week.

Last Friday we gathered up our picnic supplies and went to see the Beach Boys perform live at the Chateau St. Michelle winery.  It was a fun summer evening.

The next morning we were up bright and early to have breakfast with friends and then head to the bridal shower of one of the many millions of cousins on Jason's side of the family.   It was a nice event with hilarious games.  The first was a team event where two folks working silently and with only one hand each had to wrap a package at the direction of a 'caller'.  My team creamed the competition, mostly because Marty (the Boeing Exec) and I (the control freak) simply ignored our caller and wrapped up our muffin tin, measuring cups and spatulas into a "pretty" package.   Our supply kit didn't contain a pair of scissors like everyone else's, which I think may have worked to our advantage.    Ripping the paper was much faster than cutting it.

The weather was great and cousin Teresa brought her bouncy house swimming pool and Lucy played outside all day.  She stopped to eat for a brief moment but had a blast stomping around in the pool.  Thankfully there weren't too many bigger kids as they would have made the pool part more dangerous as they slid down the inflatable slides.

We got home around 6pm and had to wake Lucy up to get her inside, feed her dinner and do a bath.  She them conked out.

She was still dragging a bit Sunday and was a quiet angel during church. She took a 2 1/2  nap and was fresh and fun for our dinner guests Sunday night.

Monday it was a get up and get moving kind of day.  I had a 9:00 flight to San Jose. Jason was on solo daddy duty until Wednesday night and thankfully Lucy did not get sick or set the house on fire this time.  She is trouble.  Being away is fun and I get a lot of work done while I'm there but home is better.

Although, the Northern California Firefigher Olympics were being held at my hotel.  MAN CANDY EVERYWHERE!!!   The pool area was converted into a large pool party with a generous bar, a band and lots of beefy boys (and girls.)  It's a pretty impressive event with these heroes competing in everything from surfing to cycling, baseball, power lifting, climbing, running and of course getting away from the crazy lady traveling on business.  Sorry, no photos.

I arrived hope Wednesday night and was up again bright and early Thursday to don my bestest business gear for a regional meeting at Microsoft.  (Swanky digs!)  Once the meeting was over I was on a 2 hour conference call then took some lost time to meet the bride from the above party at Macy's to help her register.

When we were done it was off to Issaquah for the Summer concert events at Pine Lake Park.  It was Lucy's first summer concert and she did really well, even though we kept her up well beyond her latest bedtime of 7:30.

Today, mom arrives for a weekend of family fun.  Hopefully the rain will stop as we are planning on heading up to Anacortes to do a little boating.  It doesn't have to be 80, but not raining would be ideal.

After this weekend I think I might curl up into a ball and sleep for a week.

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