Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mariner's Game

Here is Russ and me at the Mariner's game. A guy at Russ's work had season tickets and he could not go, so he gave them to Russell. They were the 13th row right along the first base line. It was so fun, and being so close we could actually see what was going on in the game. I think I watched more of this game than of any other I have been to or watched on T.V. We felt all grown up that we were sitting with a bunch of season ticket holders.

Here are some of the pictures of the players. We had such a good time, but they did lose, so that was a little sad!

Seattle Underground Tour

We went on the Seattle Underground Tour a few weeks ago (look I am almost caught up with all of my blogging). It is kinda funny how you live in a place your whole life, but don't go do all of the touristy things. So we finally decided to go on the tour of the first Seattle that was built with David and Cody Koenig. We had not seen David and Cody since they left for Honduras about a year before, so it was really good to catch up with them.
This is a picture from the tour of a crapper, as they use to call them after the creator. Apparently they didn't really have the sewer system set up very well, so they dumpped all of the waste into the ocean. But when the tide came up they would have all the sewer waste floating on the streets. Pretty gross!
Seattle burned to the ground from a glue fire. And instead of rebuilding the city the government built on top of it. However, the business owners did not do this so when the streets were a 10 feet above their entrances, there was a little problem. So they built the sidewalks as you see below. With the skylights to provide light for the sidewalks. This one you could still see people walking on it from above and how it would provide light for the walk. There is a lot more to the history, so you should really go on the tour, it was very informative and fun.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Casey Goes to Montana

In August I went to Montana with my Mom, Geir, Jake and my grandparents. Russ was suppose to come with us, but he got a job and that was a little more important. I didn't get a lot of pictures, but here is one of Jake and Sami. She is the family MONSTER dog. We went swimming
together and she thought I didn't know how to swim or something. I jumped off the dock and she jumped after me. And then she decided to drag me into shore by my arm and thumb. The brusing did not go away for about a month. It was actually kinda scary, she is a little bit stronger than me and nither of us could touch the ground at that time.
Later we went to Glacier and I got some good pictures of the wildlife. Geir and I went walking around trying to find a some other wildlife or something. But all we could find were these mountain goats that were not scared of us at all. Some were even walking along the trail with us.

Friday, September 11, 2009

2 Year Anniversary - Baker Lake

Alright, I am getting closer to the present. See I took all the pictures off my camera finally and they have all these different things that we have been doing this summer. With the move and everything it has been really hard to blog. So I am doing all of them right now, or this weekend...
Two Years Baby... and going strong!!!For our two year anniversary we decided to go camping, we both love camping. We found a beautiful campsite near Mt. Baker, on Baker Lake. Our spot was right by the beach and there were day campsites next to us on either side, so it was very secluded and fun!!
Here is our view from the campsite... we got the water and the mountain view. It was really amazing, because there were different views of the mountain around different parts of the lake.
Here is our actual campsite... Our cool tent that we got for the wedding and the amazing fire that Russ built even though it was so so windy... Yay for my little Eagle Scout.
We found a really cool rope swing and this tree where I carved in our initals and year that were went there to commorate our trip. We jumped off the rope swing several times into the coldest water I have ever been in...
Here is Russ the PYRO!! Flame on!!!

I am a pyro too, but I took all the pictures, so Russ has to be the pyro in the pictures....!!

Graduation and the Hike

This is late too, I know we suck... we have had a busy summer. No excuses, but you have to be proud that I actually have pictures of stuff. I actually remembered to bring my camera some of the time.

Here to the right is the family walking to Russell's and my (late) graduation. Apparently you can walk whenever you want. When I graduated I had way too much stuff going on with still student teaching and working and helping my mom plan Russ and my wedding that I decided that I just didn't have time to walk at my graduation.
But it worked out because Russ made it possible for me to walk with him at his graduation. It was so much fun.
Nathan (our brother-in-law) was our professional photographer, he took some excellent shots of the graduation and of Russ and me together after the graduation. He took all the pictures on the post. THANK YOU NATHAN!

After the graduation we had a picnic at a local park to celebrate. My mom, grandma and brother Jake came from my family and Pam, Frank, Sarah, Jared, Nathan, and in the belly Kayla came from Russell's family. It was a lot of fun.

After the picnic Russ's family wanted to go for a little hike, so we went somewhere along Chuckanut to climb to a scenic viewpoint. It was a lot of fun too... Jared was sleeping at this point of the trip on Uncle Russ.
But when he woke up he was very happy and excited to be on uncle Russ's shoulders.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

WWU Regatta

Sorry this is so so so late...

Russ and I went to a Western Washington University rowing regatta vs. Puget Sound. It was a pretty intense race, WWU barely won.
We were pretty suprised at this since they are the NCAA Division II defending champions four years in a row. The varsity 8 won, but is was very close and a couple of the JV boats lost.
However, as we now see they were just warming up for the championships.... and WON AGAIN!!!

That's right, we rock!! FIVE YEARS IN A ROW BABY!