Thursday, July 31, 2008
Anyway, I found out yesterday that I passed my 4th exam. The frustrating part of all of these exams is waiting for the score. I took the 6.5 hour "Building Technology" exam on June 15 and stressed about my results for 6 agonizing weeks to find out that, by some miracle, I passed. I thought I had failed the exam since I made some pretty big errors on a few of the problems. I guess the mistakes weren't as major as I thought.
My next exam is on Saturday at 9:00 am.
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Anyway, on to Momma Mia. It was good. It started out as really, really, really lame. But once you finally come to grip with the fact that you're watching a musical based on ABBA songs, you realize that you shouldn't expect a cinematic masterpiece and the movie gets to be funny. Meryl Streep was the saving grace in the movie, without her it would have been an unbearable 2 hours of horrible scripting and awkwardly placed music. Pierce Bronson was just wierd, James Bond isn't supposed to break out in song, especially an ABBA song. Anyway, if you're an ABBA fan (and who isn't) you should check it out. Although, Kelly says the actual broadway musical is better.
OK, off to bed. We're going raspberry picking tomorrow....it should be fun.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We are thankful to all the support and well-wishes we have recieved from friends and family. Raising a child in Seattle is going to be fun. There are so many good things to do and take part in; we have great hospitals, good schools, a diverse culture, and we're surrounded by parks and activities.
We'll keep everyone posted as the blessed event draws nearer.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Kelly's sister and family are visiting from Utah so we have done some things that we don't usually do around here. For example, for the first time in 6 years Kelly and I watched the fireworks over Elliott Bay sponsored by Ivars House of Clams. We claimed a spot at the new Olympic Sculpture Park overlooking the bay and let the kids play for a few hours
Since the sun goes down kind of late in the Summer, the show didn't start until 10:30. It was really impressive and well worth the 2 hours of waiting/playing. We have seen the display from the distance in past years, but it was neat to see the fireworks up close. Watching fireworks over Puget Sound while standing next to a famous piece of sculpture with all kinds of people around us is the quintessential Seattle experience.
The 4th of July is the unofficial beginning of summer weather in Seattle. The 4th is always cold and usually rainy. We lucked out this year, it was rainy and cloudy in the morning, but clear and somewhat warm by evening. So, let the Seattle summer begin. We spent the last 9 months complaining about the rain and lack of sun. Now, after 2 weeks of sun and warm weather we'll start complaining about the heat and lack of rain.