Tuesday, June 19, 2012

my daddy's special day!

it is my daddy's birthday!!!
happy birthday daddy-o!
i am so sad that i am not there to spend
the day with you.
and i wanted to do something
special and cool to make up for it!

so lisa and shane were so wonderful
and they took me around downtown seattle so that 
i could put together this little number
just.. for.. you.

i love you daddy! enjoy. :)

{Alki Beach overlooking Seattle}

{this is the original starbucks! how cool is that?!}

{this ferris wheel is for a fair. unfortunately i will be gone before then}

{in front of the EMP. it's a music museum! and the most AWESOME building. i took more pictures to show you later}

{pike place market. it was so crazy busy that day! we had to hurry and snap a photo every where we went}
{this is the troll bridge. if you look to the right of me you can see a buried VW beetle. the troll was built on top of that which was donated. the troll is 22 years old! {i think.}}

{obviously you know what this is.}

{safeco field! where the mariners play}

{hard rock cafe! just for you daddy. i stopped inside and got you some presents. it's a pretty terrific store}

{this is century link field where the Seahawks play! there used to be a seahawk statue but they took it down.}

{this would be the ever so disgusting gum wall! for a decade people have come to place their ABC gum on this. yes. i put some on there too.}

{pike place market theater. and what a great sign that is!}

{this would be the feet of the gigantic hammer guy! he is huge. we tried to get a picture of all of him. i will show you when i get home}

happy birthday!
i am sorry i am not there to celebrate.
i hope you got the card i sent you ok.. i cant
wait to come home and see you!

you are the best. such a great example to me.
i  can't thank you enough for everything you do.

your little girl.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

father's day.

happy father's day!

((this is my daddy. isn't he a good looking guy!))

so i thought that writing this post would be easy.
[[i love my dad so much!]] 
and i appreciate everything he has done for me
and everything he has taught me.
but how do you write a blog post, a letter, or get a gift
wonderful enough to make up for all the amazing gifts your dad has given 
you and all the lessons 
your dad has taught you?

to say the least i am struggling with what to say in this post.
so.. i decided that i am going to share a few of my 
..favorite memories..
that i have had with my dad!

ever since i can remember my dad, lauryn and i
have gone camping in island park
 for the family reunion over the summer
around the 4th of July.
my favorite thing was to sit around the camp fire 
and sing while my dad played the guitar.

also every summer
we would go to fairmont montana
and stay in a condo with pools, and golf
and tennis and a petting zoo.
one summer, lauryn couldn't go with us.
so that year it was just me and my dad.
one day while we were there
we drove into a nearby town and
 there just so happened to be a fair.
 my dad and i walked around and looked at 
all the fun little vendors, he let me get my face painted
and then we went to this awesome candy shop!

recently, my dad and i have been able to spend fridays
together to just have some daddy daughter time.
we do seriously sweet things like:
-guitar lessons (i'm learning.. he is very patient with me)
-leather crafting.
-wood crafting.
-going to the temple to do baptisms for the dead.
i don't think my dad knows how much i appreciate this time 
that i get to spend with him.. he is the greatest dad!

not only do we celebrate our dads on fathers day
but our grandpas and uncles and other men in our lives!

i am so lucky to have such awesome male examples in my life!

dad.. thank you for all that you do for me.
i cannot tell you how much it means to me.. and how lucky
i am to have a daddy like you.

{i love you.}

{happy fathers day!}

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

my summer adventure

about a month ago i was laying in bed reading a fantastic book
"the lucky one"
and i got to thinking about things. i needed some excitement in my life!
so that afternoon i drove to st george for a day!
that was great and wonderful but not quite exciting enough i guess!
so now that my nanny job is over for the summer
and with the wonderful boss i have over at ume 
[[thanks kristen!]]
i have ended up in washington state!
{this is a picture taken from the freeway driving into seattle}

i am loving every minute of it here! 
i drove down by myself. 
((which was a fantastic drive))
and i am staying with my lovely and extremely kind
uncle shane and soon to be aunt lisa.
they are so sweet to let me stay!
they even set up a cute little room for me with 
a futon and a bedside table.

on my drive here i passed a town in idaho called
of course i had to stop and get a picture!
-what a lovely town that would be to live in.- 

shane and lisa have been so good to take me around
and show me all the wonderful places in washington.
i am so excited for all the adventures that i am going to have!

{happy summer}