It's still all mainly about the Melo (look whose picture is prominently placed at the top of this page!), and what we're in to, up to, and trying to do, and all of the other good bits in between.

August 20, 2006

What a wonderful Saturday

- To start: Saturday Market and a snack and some shopping.
- Next: Leisurely drive down to the Willamette Valley for some wine tasting at Rex Hill Winery and Erath Winery . Yummy lunch of pate, cheese, crackers, wine and more cheese at Erath.
- Next #2: Tour of the Spruce Goose and some back road driving.
- Next #3:
Stop at Council Crest Park .
- Final: Dinner at Kornblatt's Deli and walking around NW 23rd.

Thanks Gail, Darryl & Di for a wonderful visit !

August 19, 2006

Ack, almost a week!!

Lots of shout outs today (albeit a few days late):
Happy Birthday Dad!!
Happy Anniversary Kevin and Chrissie!
Happy upcoming birthday to my brother Kevin!

I am still working off a red wine headache from our dinner last night at Pata Negra - very yummy tapas place and good wine, I just can't seem to take the tanins anymore. Topped off with a trip to Amnesia Brewing Co on Mississippi, it was quite a night. Josh's mom is visiting with Daryl and Di, and we're headed off to Saturday Market and some wine tasting (note to self, avoid the reds) later today. Given I was not sure I'd survive this week at work (depos, depos and more depos), and Josh had some awful cold for most of it, this weekend's shaping up nicely!

There might even be some "Snakes on a Plane" viewing later. . . Now if we could only find the Evolution DVD as I've been jonesing to watch it for the past 3 weeks, I'd be set!

August 16, 2006

Josh's Camera Rocks

Dragon Fly
Originally uploaded by kckellner.
Talk about your nice close up!

August 13, 2006

Patty cake, patty cake with an ice cream cake

One ice cream cake. One 1-year old within arm's reach. It is surprising what a good sound you get with full-hand contact on an ice cream cake!! Kulia identified her piece and claimed it, very effectively!

Besides the belated Leina (and 1-month early Kevin) birthday celebration, we learned how to play Mah-Jong (its all about getting the tiles Chrissie calls lobsters, UK, jellyfish, or rocket tiles via pong or chow moves, I tell ya) and got Josh a new grill. The new grill is about the size of a mini cooper and had a fancy side burner and everything! I can't wait to hook up the rottiserie (been waiting 5 years as that was a wedding present!) and fire the new guy up. But it will have to wait - much cleaning and assembling today has left us too pooped to grill.

August 07, 2006

Now does this look like Gilligan's Island 2 getting ready

Hukilau Naming Voyage 2
Originally uploaded by kckellner.
to film or what? This Sunday was the big Rusher Boat Naming Ceremony, and Posideon and the rest of the Gods are sure to be pleased. It was a wondeful day on Puget Sound - great weather, way too much food and much tiki-themed celebration. We love the Hukilau and can't wait for some more fun on da boat!!

August 05, 2006

Happy Birthday Lani & Leina!!

August 04, 2006

(Before) Angora & Ribbon Scarf

(Before) Angora & Ribbon Scraf
Originally uploaded by kckellner.
Things are too crazy. My desk at work is approaching Josh proportions, and I've reached the point where a to-do-list, usually my saving grace and a calming influence, just makes me want to curl up under my desk and stay there. The house is a mess, laundry (both clean and dirty) has taken over our bedroom, and basement, and living room. And this weekend is packed (with all sorts of fun stuff). So, in order to calm the chaos of my mind, I need to finish something instead of having half-assed, half-done projects all around. Therefore, I shall knit (and finish, dang-gump) a scarf project. Cute little, thankfully on sale ('cause its angora), should be able to do in a weekend scarf. That will make me feel better. Now does finishing include actually attaching the fringe??? We'll just have to see how the scarf is looking Sunday night . . .