Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some Sweetness

We caved and bought a new computer this weekend (I believe I already talked about my immediate buyers remorse and technical difficulties). Needless to say, after a couple days and phone calls to BIL (that's brother-in-law, in case you're wondering), I found myself working some techie magic and behold, the world wide internet.

So that was pretty fantastic.

Even better, we are FINALLY able to use our little hand held camera in the way we always intended to use it - uploading actual video clips and sharing them with the whole entire world!

So, world, don't hold your breath any longer! Here it is, a sneak peak into the Lacy family life (and, btw, I'm a real Lacy now - changed my name at last!)

(okay, just kidding. It turns out I need to somehow decrease the size of the files I'm attempting to upload for your viewing pleasure. Sorry to be such a tease!).

On that note, I can't believe the entire month of June has passed us by already. And, with like four sunny days. And three blog posts. I want to be a better poster, but more so I want to be a better writer and more expressive. I think I just have to find my niche. Not everyone can be a P-Dub writer and cook (lucky) or a
Kelle Hampton photographer (just beautiful!) or a bakerella (despite how much we think we could be), and even though all of these women are great and their blogs are beautiful, I want to find the best way to be me. Opinionated, loyal, a little lazy, barefoot in the kitchen ol' me. My hope is that I can find a way to fit all those pieces together in a way that gives you, dear internet, a clear snapshot into my life.

Speaking of PDub, her chicken and garlic is singing to me in the oven. I must run. :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010


How's that for a cryptic post title?

Truth is, there isn't much to confess right now. Obviously I've been absent from blog-land, which is thanks, in part, to the fact that we don't have a whole lot going on right now which warrants blogging. Aside from our mommies and daddies, I don't think very many people reeeaallly care that much about what we did on our days off, or what we had for dinner, or who beat who at Jeopardy that night (for the record, I almost always beat Petesie. And yes, we watch Alex and his team almost nightly). :)

Work is work, and aside from the fact that it's pretty mundane day in and day out (ie - not that exciting to read or recap), I don't really think a blog (ie, a public part of the World Wide Web) is an appropriate place to air work's dirty laundry. Not that there is much dirt on the work laundry in the first place. I generally like my job and the people I work with, and the best part is that almost directly above my head two floors up is the love of my life. It's pretty darn cool to accidentally bump into your hottie husband while making copies or heading to a meeting. We're pretty lucky like that.

Home-life is fun and happy, as always. We keep ourselves very entertained and when we get bored of entertaining each other, our critters do it for us. I swear, those three little pests are hilarious and give us endless opportunities to bust up laughing. Monty-dog especially. He has a new nickname "Chubalubs" and due to the fact that he is now legitimately looking more like a sausage and less like a fit golden retriever, we have purchased dog food "for overweight adult dogs." Yes, Monty is on a diet, as am I.

I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I'm starting a weeklong Lean Cuisine diet. Gross. We eat healthy frozen lunches for lunch every day and although they are cheap and easy, they are just not that good or filling. But, my waist line and thighs have had it with my weight gaining and I'm putting myself on a diet from now until the fourth of July in hopes that I will lose the same amount of weight in a week that I will inevitably gain whilst celebrating America's freedom. :) Yay America (see - I'm taking patriotism back!).

What else is new? We spent a glorious weekend last week at the Chalet celebrating Father's Day with Daddy and the fam. Dad calls Peter (yes, that's his real name) Petesie now, which is proof that not only does he read my blog (hi daddy!) but that I have given Petesie a nickname which is sticking around. He claims that he is un-nicknameable, that nicknames never stick for him. I'll show him, when the world is still calling him Petesie years from now...

Another reason for my total lack of blogging is my totally lame computer. So bad in fact, that it hasn't turned on for two weeks. So, despite the fact that I am so frugal that it hurts to buy two-ply toilet paper and that I get WAAY too excited about saving $.20 per pound on chicken, we decided to splurge today on a fancy new laptop. Yay!! Problem is, of course, that immediately upon leaving the store we both came down with a huge amount of buyers remorse (I was immediately plotting ways to stretch the food budget even further for the next several months to offset our purchase). We got the shiny new toy home, oohed and ahhed over its fancy graphics and turned it on, only to realize that our genius of a brother-in-law (no seriously - he's so smart!) set up our network for us and we have no idea how to connect to the internet now. Dylan, help please?!? :) He made it secure, and us technological dumb-dumbs can't figure out how to make it work. So, pretty new laptop perched on the coffee table, and guess what? For the first time in 2 weeks (literally) my old computer turned on. That's like, adding salt to the open wound of buyers remorse. I do love it though, and can't wait to figure out how to get online. :)

Mom's neighborhood is having a garage sale this week, so Petesie and I are finally going to go through all the stuff in the garage in hopes of clearing it out, and maybe making a couple of bucks by selling off our old crap. I mean, treasures.

So that's all. That's life these days. No pictures today because I don't think this trusty lil' computer could handle me opening up another program. It'd die for another two weeks.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Over 60 only, please!

We have only a couple hard and fast rules at our house.

1) no doggie on the furniture
b) have muffins for breakfast on at least one weekend day per week
3) only see rock concerts if the rocker is over the age of 60. Our only exception to this rule is if the rocker playing is covering a rocker who is over the age of 60 - that counts too.

In the last 10 days we've seen two such shows, both of which ROCKED OUR WORLDS!

So, I've been away from the blog for the last two weeks and for once, we've actually had quite a bit going on. Let's start with last Friday.

Our great friends John and Anja (who we have to thank for my wedding dress, Elton John [yep, he's over 60!!] and the great wine we drank at the cabin) asked us to come with them to Ballard to see an all female Led Zepplin cover band. It was John's birthday, so we met them for burgers and beers and then made our way to the show. Those chicks seriously ROCKED the house. They weren't 60, but Robert Plant is, so we figured it wasn't breaking our rule. So Much Fun.

When we got home from the show, we were greeted by Big Sissy!! She was up for the weekend for a bridal brunch on Sunday for one of her friends, which meant that I got to hang out with her Friday - Sunday morning. We had a great time with her, made even better by the sunny weather on Saturday. Petesie was at class all day, so we decided that we'd surprise him when he got back with a shiny new grill to do some summer BBQin on. We ran to Target and bought a grill, invited the fam for din, made a feast and celebrated summer. (confession - it was my first time EVER making burgers! I took some heat for this, as I'm not really a beginner in the kitchen)

The work week crawled by but then it was Friday away (funny how that always seems to happen!). We celebrated by hanging out at home and watching a movie and gearing up for a great weekend. Yesterday was the warmest day we've seen all year, and it was absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with summers in Seattle and never forget for a minute how lucky we are to live here - blue skies, snow capped mountains (including Mt Rainier, which made quite the stunning appearance yesterday) and sparkling water. Everybody is outside when it's nice out and everywhere you look you see families, doggies, etc... It's like everyone celebrates these days together.

After watching World Cup soccer (USA vs. England), we walked down to the village with Monty, got some fab Fish & Chips and iced tea, sat outside in the sun eating, walked across the street to a park and watched some little league action in the park and went home to rest up for what would be an awesome night - Crosby, Stills & Nash at Chateau St. Michelle winery.

We didn't have tickets but figured we could probably scalp some, which luckily we WERE able to do (for face value!). The night was perfect - beautiful winery, picnic style seating on the grass, copious amounts great wine and, of course, CSN rocked out (yep - they're over 60!!). Petesie LOVES LOVES LOVES CSN (especically 'S' who he lectures me is an incredibly undervalued contributor to rock & roll as we know it) and we sang along and danced barefoot in the grass(okay - I danced barefoot, Petesie just watched me and laughed). Such an awesome night and we were so happy to spend it together in such a happy place. Needless to say, we're a bit groggy today, our heads kind of hurt, but it's another gorgeous day and we're going love the ones we're with, all day long. :)