Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Rainbow

My Gymboree fetish has struck again!
Once in a while they make a line that I ADORE, looks great on Lauren, and now that she's getting older, that she likes and will wear as well. I love Gymboree for their quality and matching lines. Their girl's clothes are so much fun to mix and match, all the accessories, matching shoes. It's all girly and I've been a collecter since she was 6 months old.

So here it is...

If you see us when the weather is fare now through summer,
she's all HAPPY RAINBOW!!!

Maybe I should start a blog just this addiction?

Saturday, March 21, 2009


A few days ago, on Thursday March 19, 2009, me, Nate and Riley went to the very first FC Sounders game at Qwest Field in Seattle. So okay, I don't follow pro soccer, and when Nate's Avanti U-15 coach got our tickets, I thought, oh nice time. IT WAS WILD!

Not only was it the season opener, but their first game ever in the MLS league (pro soccer). So basically, we lost a basketball team but gained soccer.

Above is a pic of the opening ceremony. Can you tell we're sponsored by XBOX?

So turns out that Drew Carey is the team's owner. BIG fan of the Drew Carey show, so very stoked. Up there as well is Commisioner Garber, Adrian Hanauer, Joe Roth, and the WA state Governor, Christine Gregoire. I felt sorry for her, whenever someone said her name or she spoke, the crowd booed.

Dude in the green, one of the Dads from the U-18 team, who had a lot of energy that Riley drew from like a battery.

Nate, myself and Riley, after I made a run to the team store. I'm wearing my wool Scottish Lochaven sweater b/c it's the warmest thing I own (good thing too, left my coat in the car in a garage on 1st and Jackson that lifted it up in the air, so no recovery) and didn't find out later that it's in the Sounders colors! Glad it wasn't red. The boys loved their gear, though at first Nate wanted an XBOX shirt.

The boys in all their glory. This was our first soccer game where they

weren't playing, let alone MLS. We weren't disappointed, they loved the energy in the crowd. We ate Grounders chicken and garlic fries w/Jones soda (N=cola, Me=Lemon/Lime and R=rootbeer, the usual). The boys also had hot chocolate, though we were fortunate, it never was cold & didn't rain until driving back on I-5 south.

The FC Sounders v the New York Red Bulls. So there they are, playing their hearts out. Our team had a quick-little-moves way about them but awesome offense, once we got the ball. NY had great large moves, fast passes, got the ball far, but couldn't land it in the net to save their lives. I was shocked between the two playing styles that we won because NY has possession most of the game. But we pulled it off 3 - 0!

Qwest Field is beautiful at night, feeling deja vu? Almost same view as Safeco, just different part of the Seattle skyline. Had pretty good seats, section 124, row MM, seats 9-11. For all those watching on the telly, that's behind the crazy season ticketers with the large flags. I'd say at least 40 people, players, and family, came from the two Avanti teams.

The players celebrate on the field. The victory belongs to #77, who shot in 2 of the 3!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What happened to baby girl?

Woke up this morning, Brian already got up with Lauren. She was dressed, watching TV, stood up and beamed at me and said...
"I'm a teenager now!"
Yikes, hold the phone...
Was I asleep for 10 years?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Pay it forward

I got this from my friend Carrie's blog and thought it was a neat idea...
Pay it Forward...
the first three people to leave a comment on this post will receive, at some point during the year, some homemade goodies from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise! The catch is that you must participate as well. Before you leave your comment, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then sit back and anticipate the arrival of your goodies! Please submit in an e-mail or on the comment, your address, if I don't have it already. Remember that only the first three comments will receive a gift from me, so be quick! Have fun!