Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

Even after a really long week at work, I had a busy weekend planned for Joel and I.

After I left the office on Friday, I took the bus over to Redmond to catch a ride home with Joel. There was a problem about something (I don't know what, I can't understand him when talks computer-talk...), so he wasn't able to leave when I arrived. His office mates were kind enough to let me camp out in their office until Joel was ready to leave.

It was a bit comical to watch three grown men work out of an office that is smaller than the office I have all to myself. Yep, three dudes are crammed into a single office. That is just how Microsoft rolls. Let me just tell you, after six years of being exposed to what it means to work at Microsoft (and for that matter, what it means to be married to someone who works at Microsoft), it is a "unique" place with unique employees, shall we say.

I took this picture of Joel working hard after everyone had left for the day.

Jackie and Chris joined up with us for dinner that night. Where I might have a bit too much to drink and took zero pictures. But hey, beer just tastes so darn good after a long work week!

Saturday was spent running a few errands before getting ready for the Husky Football game.  I was determined for this game to be different from all the other games this year so far, but we failed. Check out the story here.

Alexa's Cafe in downtown Bothell is a great spot for breakfast or lunch! We love this place!

Sunday was a pretty mellow day. After breakfast at Alexa's Cafe, Joel and I ran a few errands. One of our errands was getting some groceries and as soon as we pulled up to the front of the store where all the pumpkins were on display, Joel turned to me and said, "Well, I know you want to carve pumpkins, so go ahead. Pick one out.". He knows me well! I picked out a tall skinny pumpkin and he picked out a short fat pumpkin. While we finished up our shopping and headed home, I was trying to decide what to carve. I won't reveal the final designs just yet, but I will say, they look amazing!

I was focused on carving on my pumpkin that I broke my little carving knife. I had to make a quick run to the store to get another one.

That's right. Joel picked such a tricky design, he decided to create a template and use a power tool to carve it out.

All in all, it was a fun weekend. Hope you all had a great weekend too! I can't wait for Halloween. I am one of those dorks who loves to stay home, watch Hocus Pocus and hand out candy to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters who stop by. I love seeing all the little kids in their costumes. I'm getting old.



  1. I freaking love that Joel used power tools to carve his pumpkin!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

  2. I had such a mommy fail, we did not carve pumpkins this year. Opps, I promise to try to be better next year, haha