Thursday, April 21, 2011

April Birthdays bring I don't know

April in our family is a busy birthday month, with 4 of us having birthdays! Mine (Caren) is first on the 7th. It was a great day, even though I'm in shock at how old I am! I just like to think of myself as 28. I plan on being 28 for the rest of my life! The day started with going out to coffee and then an art show (that I had tried to enter but didn't finish the painting in time) with a friend, who didn't even know it was my birthday! Then Matthew took me out to lunch at Ocean View, then we went on a wonderful hike up Perseverance trail! Here's a picture at "the rock".
Next comes Matthew and Ashlen's birthdays on the 10th. We had a little celebration at my parents house after church. Meadow played Happy Birthday on the harmonica. Then we had another party at our house that evening after community group. Ashlen is 2! Can you tell? :)

And finally Logan had his 5th birthday on the 20th! He had 2 friends over for a space party after school. One of the games we played was "shoot the asteroid" with his suction cup Nerf gun. We also played "pin the astronaut on the Space Station", but mostly the boys just wanted to play with Logan's new Lego's.
Here's Logan and his best buddy Kegan and his Space shuttle cake with planets around it.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

10th Anniversary!

On March 31, we celebrated our 10th anniversary with a quick trip to Seattle! We stayed in a fancy hotel in downtown, and went to dinner at The Melting Pot, which is a fondue restaurant. (We went to the one in Bellevue, since we heard it's better than Seattle).

This cake was there in our room when we arrived! Unfortunately we didn't eat it right away and when I did eat some, about 8 hours later, it gave me food poisoning and I threw up! ~how romantic! This shows part of the beautiful room. The fancy part was this big tub that fills from the ceiling! See the water coming down? Here's a lovely picture of raw meat. We started with a cheese fondue with bread and veg, then a broth for the main course, which was a variety of meats, then had yummy dark and white chocolate fondue for dessert! It was all very yummy! They gave us complimentary sparkling cider since it was our anniversary!

Yummm! This chocolate one was called the Yin and Yang. We had a really nice time, minus the sick part! It's been a great 10 years! Now on to an even better next 10! (Kind of a scary thought, realizing that we will be in our mid 40's, and kids will all be teenagers! Well, Ashlen will be 12, but still, yikes!)