Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
It was held at Microsoft Studios, so we also got a tour of the facility. It was really interesting. I had no idea about all the things they did there. They had a few studios that they filmed in, they had voice over rooms, and millions of dollars worth of equipment. I kept telling Joe to watch me, because I have a tendency to knock things over. I'm clumsy that way.
So here are some pictures of the night:
My coworker, Akvile. She called us the Trupanionistas!
I love Seattle because it seems like there is always something like this going on. Tonight we are headed to another event - a Muttmixer in downtown Seattle put on by City Dog Magazine. Ava will be attending as well!
*Thanks to Akvile for taking the photos last night!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Which means I adopted her about 3 years ago, when she was 9 months old. It's been quite an eventful 3 years. She has traveled all over the country with me, scared me with her major health issues, annoyed me with her food obsession, made me laugh with her crazy antics, and overall has taught me so much.
So, we celebrated with a very small family party at home. Her birthday was MUCH calmer than Jackson's, but she got exactly what she wanted:
1. A special dinner of apples and carrots (two of the only things other than dog food that she can eat).
2. Naps. She napped with me for a couple hours and napped in her bed under covers for most of the rest of the day.
3. Her mom! Ava loves Joe to death, but she will always be a mommy's girl.
Happy birthday baby girl! Here's to many, many more years together!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Today was the first day I felt comfortable enough to bring her to work with me. My mom is here for the week, so I figured if something went wrong, she could come rescue Ava and it wouldn't be too disruptive.
Well, I didn't need to worry, because Ava did great! She wore her pearls for her first day and got a lot of compliments (well, okay, she got made fun of a little too, but mostly compliments). She started out on her bed on my lap, so it was a little harder for me to work on the computer than normal. But by the end of the day, she was a 'desk dog', hanging out on her bed on my desk. It was so cute!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Jackson is a fabulous dog. He is such a lover and has such human expressions that every day Joe and I wonder what he could possibly be thinking. He's one of those 'dog's dogs' who sleeps by your feet as you are watching t.v. I just love it.
He had a really good birthday, starting with a special duck and potato breakfast.
*I guess this guy isn't too scary.*
Then we walked next door to watch Joe finish playing tennis. He was invited to a club and since he hasn't played in a while, decided to take the offer. I guess he got beat 6-0 and 6-1 and had to work for that 1, but he came home tired and happy and will be playing again next week!*Dad's pretty good at this tennis thing.*
It was a really fun night. We'll have to do it again next week!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
My coworker (on left) and her friend, tweeting away at the tweetup. So geeky. (Okay, so I was doing it too!)
My company goes to these events a lot, so I'm really excited to get involved. Yay for working at a company that actually believes in social media!
Anyway, on to the photos of the day.
My family all met up at my cousin's house before heading to the wedding, since we were all carpooling with each other. We had a toast to the couple and then headed out.
The wedding was held in Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee, an absolutely gorgeous venue. The wind picked up a little, but the weather held out for the happy couple!
The bride walking down the rock path to the ceremony. I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful entrance.
My niece with my brother and her biological father walking her down the isle. (How gorgeous is that dress??)
The happy couple, making their grand entrance at the reception.
Cutting the cake.
My cousin and his family at the reception.
Joe and I at the reception.
Everything went off without a hitch and my niece and her new husband just glowed with happiness. It was such a fun night, and I hope they are enjoying themselves on their honeymoon in Disneyland!