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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Steve and Shelley Take Seattle

We love having guests.

We love it so much that when we were deciding whether we should move to Arkansas for Walmart or Seattle for Amazon, one of the main reasons why we moved to Seattle was that people would actually want to visit us.

People like Steve and Shelley

Steve and Shelley are TJ's Uncle and Aunt.

They came to Seattle to jump on a cruise to Alaska and came a couple of days early to hang out with us.

One of my favorite reasons to have guests is that I appreciate Seattle again.

I always love Seattle, but when you live here, you kind of take how cool it is for granted.

So we did the whole tourist thing with them.

We went on an Argosy Harbor Cruise with them (last time we did one of these we had only lived here for two days)

The classic "Photo of a Photo" move.  No one will ever know.

 went to Pike Place and checked out the Ballard Locks.

The other cool part?

Steve and Shelley are Grandparents to twin two year olds too, so they know what they're doing!

Our boys had so much fun with them!

They brought them presents from Salt Lake, read them stories and played at parks.

We kind of adopted them as Grandparents for the weekend (sorry Mom and Dad)

We love you Steve and Shelley!  

Thanks for the visit!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We're So Outdoorsy

This last weekend we decided to go up to Mount Rainier and hike around a bit.

It was incredible!

Our first stop was Sunrise Lodge.

 We needed to fuel up.

These boys had a lot of work ahead of them.

Careful.   Don't pull a muscle, buddy.

It had been awhile since I had carried one of them on a hike (missed you Ralph and Jenny) so it was a little bit of a surprise when I first put all 30 pounds of Win on.

Way to be chubby, Win.
On we went to the Sourdough Ridge Trail which was not only a gorgeous hike, but it made me want some sourdough bread.
From California Adventure.

Weird, I know.

Anyway, the hike was beautiful and a little slippery with snow (I only biffed it once.  It was more ugly than dangerous.  Win laughed.  So did the guy behind me.)

It looked fake.

Like we were in front of a green screen.

After that hike we got in the car and headed back down the mountain to another hike.

Stopped for this photo pop, but the boys were not having it.
The place that we went for our second hike was called The Grove of the Patriarchs.  

It is an area that has some of the oldest trees in Washington.

They were no Redwoods, but they were a close second.

The boys loved it.

We loved it.

It was a perfect way to finish off our 4th of July Weekend.

Friday, July 5, 2013


If you don't like the 4th of July than you hate America.

It's as simple as that.

Ok, maybe that's a little steep because around 2:00 the next morning, when someone lighting off fireworks in the cemetery across the street launch a bottle rocket into our neighbors car and their alarm goes off, I hate the 4th of July.

But let's go back to a simpler time.

On the Ferry to Bainbridge

We decided to spend the 4th on Bainbridge Island.  It's always fun to live and play in a big city, but when it comes to the 4th of July, a small town is where it's at.

The first thing we did when we got there was walk through the food booths to scout out what we wanted for lunch.  

We found our favorite booth

Nice job boys

For people that eat Gluten Free like us, it was not an easy task.

God Bless America
I settled on some Indian food while TJ went for the Hawaiian BBQ.  The boys had a mixture of both.

There was an awesome classic car show

And then we were on our way to the parade

Lil' Sebastian was there
After the parade, we were on our way back to the Main Land to see fireworks over Lake Union.

We went to Bhy Kracke Park (no really, that's what it's called) and waited for the big show.

TJ and I passed the time singing our favorite patriotic songs and that quickly turned to singing every Neil Diamond song we knew.

About 5 minutes after the fireworks were supposed to start, we heard someone say "hey, the fireworks are over there!"

Instead of firing them off on the usual barge in the middle of the lake, they decided to shoot them off AT Gasworks Park and no one in our park could see them!!

So we all packed our blankets and drove home.

On our way home, with two sleeping bears in the backseat, we watched what we could see by our house in our car

They were beautiful.  

I can't imagine how gorgeous they were up close.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mexico: Where I found my hidden talent, amongst other things.

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed that we took a little trip.

We went to Puerto Vallarta with TJ's family and we had so much fun.

Between the Virgin Chunky Monkeys, converting our waiter to Mormonism, the Miami Psychic, card games until 1:00 in the morning every night and finding out that I can sing exactly like Michael McDonald, I would say that this trip was a success.

I actually sound better than this guy, if you can believe it.

You can hire me out for Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Anniversary Parties.  

Just message me for more details.

Anyway, we had so much fun.  Especially at 11:00 everyday when Water Aerobics started

You can see where the boys get their sweet moves if you watch TJ in that video and their Aunt Alex was always there to shake her groove thing with them.

Teej and I were able to get away one day and do a repelling and zip line tour.  

We were too cheap to buy the photo package with the tour, but if you want to see what went down, you can check out Sydney's Facebook.  She's got that on lock.

The boys swam everyday, even when it rained.


When we finally went in to take a tub, this was the usual occurrence 

He would be out for a good 20 minutes.

The dinner shows were awesome.  

Some of them awesomely terrible and I finally knew what my performing group really looked like when we went on tour. 

The shows really kept everyone's attention

Win didn't really care for these dancers.  He was out.

We ate at exotic places that TJ told me afterward reuse their salsa.  And by reuse I mean TJ had once seen them dump someones old salsa back into the "fresh" salsa.

Smiling.  Blissfully unaware of the whole salsa situation.

If you are going to Puerto Vallarta in the future, go to Las Palapa for dinner one night.  The view is to die for.

Yes, it looks like a romantic photo opp, but really our boys were screaming in the background.  I went to my happy place for this smile.  TJ is not so convincing.

Not happy unless they were walking around with Grandpa.  Good thing they're cute.

We had such a great time and didn't want it to end.

Thanks Todd and Trish for such an awesome trip!