Ben and I have been spending LOTS of time in seattle! We have done a cool drum circle, where probably around 300 people from seattle met and we all had drums, and played together. There was a director over all of us and it was crazy because when we first all started playing it sounded like a big mess of confusion, but as we listened to each other we would all start getting onto the same beat. The director would have us do things in sync and helped to guild us so it sounded good. It was really cool, and quit the experience. Our hands hurt the next day from playing so hard!
The next weekend we came back to seattle for our anniversary, and the week after that we house sat for my cousin up on queen anne, and just last night we went down with some good friends to a mariners game! I'll just post some pictures of some of the adventures we have been having while we have been downtown! PICTURE OVERLOAD!!!!!!!
We went with Howard, Amy, and heather to the Rhythm festival (where we did the drum circle)
ben and I went row boating by university of washington
Some more row boating pictures! It was sooo gorgeous out on that water, tons of turtles, and blue herons, geese, frogs, trees...I highly recommend it!
This is late, but I wanted to write a little about mine and bens 5 year anniversary. I am so lucky to have found someone who fits so perfect with me. We just understand each other so well, and the way that we think and interact shows this. Ever since we met back in 2006, we have always been on the same page. I love the little things that ben does to show his love.
On this particular anniversary I was surprised by my benjamin. He first made little notes on pieces of paper throughout the house that said, "follow me", then he made a paper trail that would lead to a little present. The first one was that he had taken the day off from work! On the last one of those that I found the note read for me to pack my bags because we would be staying the night somewhere special. We spent the whole day in downtown seattle, eating whatever we wanted, and we were going to do the underground tour or ride the ducks but the weather didn't think we should do either of those things, so we just went to pike place market, and did some shopping, and goofed off with each other. Then we went to bellevue and had dinner at cheesecake factory, went swimming, and had a great night alone. The next morning we got up and went on a walk around greenlake, and went to california pizza kitchen. yum!
The weekend was super laid back. We didn't do anything super exciting but it was perfect. I love weekends like this.
the night before our anniversary I had blown up ballooons and tied little sweet nothings, and coupons, and things for ben. I did 5 balloons since its our 5 year anniversary. I also gave him his favorite candy in the world, trolli eggs, and of course a card.. I tried to be super sneaky but he may or may not have woke up while i was trying to get the balloons over him.. haha.. so at 4:30 ish in the morning i made him breakfast in bed and we snuggeled and talked. (I tend to wake up at this hour almost every morning these days, blame it on the pregnancy!)
So happy to have ben as my forever, and I am SO excited to see him as a father. I really just don't know how I lucked out with this one.