Ali's Adventures

July 29, 2013

Hilights of the week- July 28th

Filed under: Derby,Gratitude,Hilights,Kids,Vacation — by Alison @ 8:50 pm

1. Spent the morning climbing trees, visiting with friends and checking out the wading pool at Volunteer Park.

2. H was more excited about preschool camp and morning drop-off went very smoothly.

3. Good bye lunch with a friend. It has been such a treat to see her daughter grow over the past year.

4. Had odd compliments/encouragement regarding my derby skills. Still happy that my improvement has been noticed.

5. Wedding dress shopping and a Portland trip with a good friend.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

July 23, 2013

Hilights of the week- July 21st

Filed under: Adventure,Derby,Gratitude,Hilights,Kids,Vacation — by Alison @ 12:13 pm

1. Visited the zoo and learnt all about the baby small clawed river otters. We didn’t go see the birds on a friend’s recommendation.

2. E was a helper at preschool camp, and both kids had a very fun morning.

3. Root beer floats with Jess was a lovely way to spend the afternoon, and she was very gracious after I left her on the front porch for 20 minutes.

4. Had a very full PNW weekend, with Bite of Seattle, the Chihuly Glass Gardens and Mt Rainier. Dan was very accommodating in both the Glass Garden and my less than precise directions around Mt Rainier (they give you the map, after you’ve arrived).

5.  Got some positive feedback and compliments at practice on Saturday.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

July 8, 2013

Hilights of the week- July 7th

Filed under: Gratitude,Hilights,Kids,Vacation — by Alison @ 8:07 pm

1. Canada Day was celebrated with friends and cake.

2. Visited the local wading pool, kids loved it and I enjoyed chatting with friends.

3. Tried jam skating (dancing on skates) Friday night. I think I have the ‘walking’ move down, and I can copy someone else’s swagger like nobody’s business.

4. A family trip to the movies and fireworks for the 4th of July. Watching the fireworks with just E was fun, I love the way she discusses things.

5. Dan and I saw Huey Lewis and the News at the zoo. It was a fun date night, and a great concert!

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

July 1, 2013

Hilights of the week- June 30th

Filed under: Derby,Gratitude,Hilights,Kids,Vacation — by Alison @ 7:57 pm

1. We got back from a wonderful trip to Ottawa for my brother’s wedding. The wedding was amazing and so much fun.

2. Spent  the beginning of the week with family. My Scottish cousins were in town and are such fun. We’re hoping they come visit for a Canadian Christmas.

3. Spent the day at the beach with good friends. It was even warm enough for the kids to go in the water.

4. Skated with PFM on Sunday, and although it was ridiculously hot it was a great practice. I am feeling very confident in my transitions, in both directions.

5. Dan encouraged me to splurge on an impulse item. I am very excited.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

June 10, 2013

Hilights of the week- June 9th

Filed under: Cupcakes,Gratitude,Hilights,Kids — by Alison @ 5:38 pm

1. We picked Dan up from work early on Friday.

2. Celebrated a friend’s birthday by making cupcakes – brown sugar pound cake with burnt butter icing.

3. H started preschool camp, which meant I had two free mornings.

4. Met a friend and her friend for breakfast with one of my free mornings.

5. Explored the Snoqualmie Falls and train museum with the family.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

June 3, 2013

Hilights of the week- June 2nd

Filed under: Derby,Gratitude,Hilights,Kids,Vacation — by Alison @ 5:34 pm

1. Finished off our Memorial Day weekend at Great Wolf Lodge.

2. E did a poetry reading at school. She did a great job, and I love seeing her hard work pay off.

3. Took a friend to the zoo and we saw the baby animals. The porcupette was the cutest thing ever. It was trying to climb backwards down a log and kept having to stop and rest.

4. We scrimmaged against the Jet City Cadets. Dan and the kids came to watch. I was pleased with the way I skated and our team skated well together.

5. I got to be score keeper for the PFM scrimmage with my wonderful friend Jess.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

May 27, 2013

Hilights of the week- May 26th

Filed under: Adventure,Derby,Gratitude,Hilights,Kids,Vacation — by Alison @ 11:26 pm

1. Last week of H’s preschool meant an emotional circle time closing song and then a fun picnic lunch.

2. Got to watch international roller derby All-Stars. Fascinating to see all the strategy and speed.

3. E’s gymnastics coach came over to tell me the improvements she’s seen this session. I know how hard E’s been trying and it’s nice to see it’s paying off for her.

4. Did the Color Vibe Run with friends on Saturday. While the run was a bit underwhelming, spending the morning with those ladies is always worth it.

5. Overnight at Great Wolf Lodge.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

May 14, 2013

Hilights of the week- May 12th

Filed under: Gratitude,Hilights,Kids — by Alison @ 4:33 pm

1. The Ottawa Senators are into the second round of the playoffs.

2. E picked library books she thought H would enjoy and then they cuddled on the couch as she read to him.

3. Mother’s Day involved a visit to see a lighthouse and then a ziplining park, after a long lie-in in the morning. A lovely relaxing day overall.

4. Our dryer is finally fixed. Hooray!

5. It is light long enough in the evenings for after supper park visits and walks around the lake.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

May 6, 2013

Hilights of the week- May 5th

Filed under: Derby,Food,Gratitude,Hilights — by Alison @ 7:43 pm

1. There is sun and warmth. The weather was so beautiful this week. I sat by the canal and watched boats go by.

2. I bought my new skates with my birthday money. I can’t wait to try them out.

3. Went for Caribbean sandwiches at Paseo. I can’t believe I had never been before, it was incredible.

4. Having tea with Jess always makes my week better. She really helped reset my week and put it

5. Sunday was my last scrimmage with PFM. It has been such an amazing group, and it was bittersweet to leave Core.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

April 29, 2013

Hilights of the week- April 28th

Filed under: Derby,Food,Gratitude,Hilights,Kids,Vacation — by Alison @ 3:27 pm

1. My parents were here all week.

2. We saw baby lion cubs at the zoo, and all sorts of other animals.

3. Actually went out on a date night with Dan. We had dinner and dessert and even saw a movie.

4. IKEA has started selling their marzipan treats again. I may have eaten a whole tray of them over the weekend.

5. Went back to a PFM for the first time in nearly 2 weeks, it was fun to skate with that group again.

What was the hilight of your week? Or just something that made you smile?

Much thanks to Ann for the inspiration.

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