Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Seattle Sounders

TJ got a tickets to a few Sounders games for his Birthday and they have been so much fun!

A couple of weekends ago we weren't able to get a babysitter, so we packed up the boys and took them to the game with us.

We had zero expectations other than expecting to leave twenty minutes into the game due to short attention spans.

We were pleasantly surprised.

We all had a great time and the boys loved it!

We stayed the whole time!
They were a little confused though.

They kept saying "Go Utes!"

We weren't mad about it.

The boys keep asking to go to a soccer game.

Looks like we have more Sounders games in our future.

Oh and I forgot!

In the middle of cheering, the boys would turn around and say hi to the people sitting behind us.

Afterwards, we heard a few guys talking behind us saying, "
Those are the best kinds of kids.  They're twins, they're boys and they have curly hair."

We couldn't agree more.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Camping With 2 Year Olds

It's as glamorous as it sounds.

Last month we went up to the North Cascades and to the Hood Canal to go camping.

  We were so excited to go, we just had to hug!  Just Kidding.
I found this photo from when we went to Canada and I liked it and this is my blog and I can do what I want.
Anyway, back to what I was talking about.


If you know me, you know that I didn't necessarily grow up in what you would call a "Campin' Family".

Camping to my family was staying in a hotel in Page when we went to Lake Powell every year.

So when I married into TJ's family, he told me that his favorite memories were going camping on weekends in his family's tent trailer.

There was an audible gasp when I heard that.

When we had the boys, I knew that camping was in my future.

I was ready to take it head on.

And you know what?

I really like camping!

A lot of people think that we are nuts to go with our boys, but we have figured out what works for us.

Like bedtime, for example

We have learned that if we wear them out

bring their Pack N Plays

and sing as many Primary Songs that we need to, they will fall asleep.

When the boys would go down, TJ and I would be able to play cards and just hang out.

Here are some of my favorite photos from our last two campouts.

I've noticed that the nicest people are the people we meet while camping and hiking.

It must be all of that fresh air.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Visit To America's Ugly Hat

One of the greatest things, when living out of town, is when your parents come in town and for us, that was last weekend.

We spent the whole weekend gallivanting around Victoria, British Columbia like we didn't have a care in the world.

The first day we were there, we went to Butchart Gardens.

It was beautiful, but it was way too expensive.

I'm talking $35 a person.

I told TJ for that money, their better be a freakin' roller coaster in there.

There wasn't.

Then it was onto a double decker bus tour around the island.

We thought that this would be a good way to figure out what we wanted to do for the rest of the weekend.

The boys liked it for about 15 minutes, and then it was time to start entertaining them.

We tried everything.

Then we went to have dinner.

Now, if you head out to Victoria, make sure you eat at Red Fish Blue Fish.

My Dad served an LDS Mission in England for two years and even HE said that they had the best fish and chips he has ever had.

We ate there twice and we would have eaten there more if the line wasn't so freaking long.

So, the next day was quite the adventure.

We had a little car accident

Got pooped on by someone (I won't mention names)

and then someone threw up in the backseat (again, I won't mention names)

But seriously, we still had a great day!

We ended that day on the beach searching for crabs and skipping rocks.

We also went to the Museum of History there.

It was a big hit.

But I think one of the coolest parts was the three hour Ferry we took to get to Victoria and back.

There is nothing like boating through the San Juan Islands.

Come back soon Mom and Dad!  

We had so much fun and miss you!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

So Many Trips. So Many Guests.

I want to set the record straight that I have tried to blog about five times since I last posted, but our stream wasn't working and I didn't want to blog enough to fix it.


It's back and I'm back, so get ready for some blogging gold.

Like the title of this post states, we have been busy.

Here is a list of guests

Yeah, it's a screen shot.  Don't you hate it when you get this angle in a photo?  You're sitting to the side with an awkward and unflattering twist? 
Tyler and Erika Hanks.

Two of our favorites.

They were catching an Alaskan Cruise and stayed with us for a night.  We went to this awesome, expensive restaurant.  The problem was that the portions were tiny, so you better believe we went and got burgers and shakes afterwords. 

A few days later, I got a phone call around 10:00 PM from TJ's sister Sydney and her boyfriend Dallas, telling me that they were an hour out of Seattle and were going to stay with us for the weekend.

After the initial "holy crap, my house is a wreck" moment, I got my shiz together and started cleaning my house.

We had a great weekend getting to know Dallas and having so much fun.

We were able to get them into the Amazon Family Picnic.

It's not the kind of picnic you're thinking of.

When Amazon does a picnic, they go all out.

They have a "picnic" in Seahawks Stadium on their Astroturf or whatever that football grass stuff is called.

This was the slide where my skirt came completely up while I jumped down it.
It was a proud moment for all of us.

When Amazon does something, they do it right.

My Parents came in town the next weekend and I think that deserves a post all it's own.

We also went camping twice in the middle of all of this.

I'm tired just thinking about everything we have done it.

Seattle in the summer is the best.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Nerd Alert

This was a big week for TJ.

The first time I visited him down in San Diego, when we were dating, he told me about this magical place where people can nerd out and nobody cares.

It's actually welcomed.

Yes friends, we are talking about Comic-Con.  A time when seeing this guy walk down the streets of San Diego

Is totally normal.

TJ got to go because he is a Vendor Manager for the books team at Amazon and a few of his publishers where there.

The funny thing about this photo is that he is trying to not act too excited in front of his co workers.
I know better.
Since I have known TJ, he has wanted to go to Comic-Con.  He has tried to get tickets to go with his friends, but they were never able to get them.

So when he came home one night and told me that he was going to have to go on a business trip to Comic-Con, he was pretty excited.

One of the reasons I love TJ so much is that he is a total nerd at heart.  He loves sci-fi and always tries to get me to go to those movies with him.  

Good thing Benedict Cumberbatch was in the new Star Trek movie because that's the only reason why I went.

The one thing that I was super jealous of was that he met the Walking Dead's creator.

And got to go to The Walking Dead's After Party.

A few other celebrity sightings

Data AND Hercules 
This guy.
And yes, his real legs are the front legs of the horse and the back legs walk with them.

Jean-Ralphio was totally there and TJ didn't get a photo!
The best part is that when TJ would be posting these photos, I would see them at one in the morning while I was folding laundry, listening for murderers scratching at my door.

Night time sucks when TJ's out of town.

When TJ got home, he gave the boys a little surprise

You could say that they loved them

All joking aside, TJ and I were talking about Comic-Con and we think that the people who get really into it are pretty awesome.

They don't follow the social "norm" of what's cool.  They love this stuff and they've found other people who love it too and it makes them happy.  

I wish I could be more like that.

So go ahead people, get your nerd on!

The Davis Family fully supports you.