If not, just head here. There's so much love and willingness to help out there; it's pretty amazing to observe.
I don't have much to auction, but I will say that I am a reader of NieNie's blog. She's such an inspiration to (aspiring) mothers out there.
So... go check out all of the lovely items being auctioned out there. (I've got my eyes on this and this.)
We finally were off on the mopeds where we were able to explore the island. My favorite part was stopping by the Lavender Fields:
(Trust me; we looked hot in our gear.)
We had to catch the ferry at four o'clock, but we first were able to get ice creams and a couple of books for the long ride back.
The marina was really pretty:
And, we really enjoyed the ride back:
The views were beautiful.
More pics here.
Including, Pike's Place Market:
While wandering we spotted a Crumpet's shop. Jeff loves Crumpets. So we stopped in:
It was really good, but the kitty on the wall sorta creeped me out.
More pics here.
Next up? The San Juan Islands.
My little sister, Brecke, teaches an adult Hip-Hop class. I've taken this class before, and it is SO much fun. AND, it's a great, great cardio work-out.
It's a 45 minute class, and we dance, do some toning, and laugh! (That's important.)
Everyone's so nice, and it's easy to throw all worries out the door and just dance.
Here are the details:
Where: EMOTION DANCE STUDIO- 9000 S MONROE STREET off of State Street (It's past Club 90; eMotion studio has a purple door and shares a parking lot with a flooring store.)
Time: 7:00 pm
ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
First class is free!
Please come- you'll love it.
What a perfect evening- both Fleet Foxes and Wilco were amazing.
(I wanted to blog about it tonight before I forget how good it was.)
Fleet Foxes played a short set, but they sounded very, very good. Their harmonies were pitch perfect, and their accapella parts were beautiful.
I was very impressed.
And... onto the head-lining band.
Wilco got right down to business. They went from one song right to the next, while Tweety exchanged guitars.
All along, we were so awed by the way Wilco played. Perfectly paced, perfectly pitched, and jamming so well together, they sounded uh-mazing. The set seemed to crescendo, as they started out with their slower songs including "Remember the Mountain Bed", and slowly started to pick it up with "Hummingbird" and "California Stars." My favorites included the above and "Airline to Heaven," "Jesus, etc," and "Heavy Metal Drummer." Yes... we got to hear a lot of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot songs. (Thankfully.)
Tweety was very engaging and humorous.
As we were walking out, we saw Allison and David, and Allison and I were talking about how exhilarating you feel after a good show. Isn't it so true?
I think so. One of my favorites.
We just came back from a heavenly trip to Seattle. I absolutely fell in love with that city... More about that later.
(And a huge thanks for all the Seattle-seeing-suggestions from Aimee, Angie, and Dede. Yes- we went prepared.)
For a time I carried a tote that I absolutely adored... It was perfectly shaped, and big enough to hold all my necessities. And, so I RAVED about this tote.
Luckily, they decided to add this tote to the Fall line.
AND, guess what it's called?
The Lacey Business Tote.
Don't believe me? Here's a picture:
(It comes in Ruby and Gray.)
Oh... and I can't leave this out- here's the description of the tote. I'm pretty sure they were inspired (by me) for this copy:
Glitz and Glamour Never Looked So Practical
"The slim and chic (so true) Lacey Business Tote completely redefines what you expect from a bag. Outfitted in glistening faux patent leather, it drops jaws (again... true) not just because of its metropolitan couture, but also for how it incorporates professional features."
Let me know if you're interested in picking up a Lacey Tote. (I'll even autograph it for you.)
And! As of yesterday, we have a new niece on Jeff's side of the family. We cannot wait to meet her... the name is still being decided on.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend too.
Have a happy Monday!
Speaking of last night, didn't you just love Wade Robson's dance for Katee and Joshua? I thought it was beautiful. And, I loved that Mandy Moore was a guest judge; I really liked her critiques.
Who do you think will win? Take my poll to the right.
I really, really thought Courtney would've been sent home. (And, I actually really wanted her to leave.)
And, don't even get me started on Twitch. (Sorry y'all, but I am not a fan.)
I'll definitely be watching the finale and I'll be voting for Katie!
What about you? Will you be watching the finale next week? Who are you voting for?
(In memory of Chelsea, here's one of my favorite dances she did:)