So last weekend Shad and I decided to drive over to the west side, and visit with some friends and family. We figured since we didn't head over there for Memorial Day, we would make up for it. Also, we wanted to celebrate Shad getting his grades last Friday, and DOING AWESOME!! He jumped up in his class ranking to the top 11 or 12%, and he raised his GPA for the year. Which definately means more scholorship, and it means I married a GENIUS!! I'm beaming with pride! (Now he working on Law Review... will he ever catch a break!!) So Friday night we arrived in Auburn, and immediately we out to dinner as a family ... mainly because I called my mom ahead of time and told her the awesome news of Shad, and we wanted to surprise him and celebrate. We went out to the Rock, a local fancy pizza place in Auburn that Shad has been wanting to try out, and then joined together for root beer floats afterwards!! Shad was surprised to have the night attributed to him! Good way to start the weekend. So then on Saturday we decided that we really wanted to go to a Mariners Game, Shad especially was inching to go, so we went and bought our tickets just minutes before the game, and bought lots of expensive popcorn, hot dogs, and garlic fries!! It was a fun game because first of all the Mariners won!! Second, it was Latin American Day at Safeco field, and all the boards were in Spanish!! So every time Ichiro or Griffey got a hit, the board would light up with "FANTASTICO!" or "EXCELLENTE!" or my personal favorite "Ichiro en Fuego!" Then later after the game we were able to go and visit Heidi and Steven, Shad's older sister and brother-in-law, and spend a wonderful evening with them just chatting and catching up.
Then Sunday came, and we went to my home ward, which is always fun to see familiar faces and friends. Then on the way home we stopped in Issaquah to visit Shad's good friend Travis, and his family for a excellent Sunday BBQ dinner. It was so fun to see them and meet thier newest addition to the family. Who isn't so little anymore... but totally adorable! It was a wonderful weekend, and we were happy to see lots of family and friends. We are planning another trip over there with some friends again later this month, because we just can't get enough!! I LOVE my Auburn/Seattle! And its so great to live close by where we can just take a weekend road trip over whenever possible!
My Favorite City, Seattle
You can see here the Mexican dancers on the field prior to the game! Hooray for Latin American Day... the Day for my people! Hehe