What an awesome weekend! The main thing I was up to this weekend was hanging out at Blog Her Food – a conference all about food blogging! I’m planning to do a full recap of the conference tomorrow, so for now I thought I’d show you all the other things we were up to in between conference sessions and parties.
Friday was a full day of conferencing, but I skipped out on the evening festivities because Casey and I had a special date night planned! He met the babysitter at our house and then swung downtown to pick me up and whisk me off to the ballpark. He won the company tickets to the Mariners game, and we were sort of stunned when we got to our seats.
Our tickets said row four, which turned out to actually be row ONE. We were directly behind the media pit, with the Mariners dugout right next to us. So cool!
I’ve definitely never watched a game with this kind of view.
Despite being June, it was very chilly in Seattle. Poor planning on my part left me really unprepared for how cold it would be (like 40 degrees!). Rather than annoy Casey all evening by complaining about being cold, I bought a giant plushy blanket and wrapped myself up in a cocoon. Much better!
I don’t follow baseball or watch it on TV, but I do love watching live games. This was an exciting one too!
Clearly the best part of the game is the food. Field roast veggie dog topped with caramelized onions, shredded carrot and daikon, nori flakes, and creamy mayo dressing. Out of this world.
And a giant basket of sweet potatoes fries that we shared.
Three hours later, we celebrated a Mariners victory!
It was so fun to have such great seats and be able to see all the action up close and in person.
It was the first no hitter from multiple pitchers in Mariners history – a great game to watch!
Back at home, our babysitter told us Cullen stayed up two hours past his bedtime. We are a family of Friday night party animals!
Saturday was more conferencing all day long, but Sunday brought sunny skies and an afternoon of fun. Casey and I were up early cleaning and getting our house ready for a special arrival, and then we were off to the airport.
From there we headed up to our old neighborhood – Fremont – to have brunch at my favorite Seattle restaurant, Revel. I was sad to see they had changed their menu to a less vegetarian-friendly version than they usually have, but we all still found plenty of delicious food to eat.
More importantly, the company! Kath was in town for the conference as well, and I was excited to take her to my favorite brunching spot. We met through our blogs when we both lived in Charlotte years ago, so it was fun to get the chance to catch up way out here in Seattle.
Also joining us – my sister Sarah! Sarah actually spent the summer with us last year when we first arrived to Seattle. She had hoped to come back this summer as well, but also needed to find a good job or internship since this is her last summer break. As luck would have it, just last week she finally heard back from an internship she applied to months ago, and she got the job! It’s a great opportunity for her, and I’m no-s0-secretly hoping it leads to a job for her after college.
She’ll be out here with us until August – working, doing some part-time nannying, enjoying Seattle, and relieving me and Casey for some much needed date nights. :)
Cullen is excited to have her here too!
Our gang all finished up brunch and headed over to the Fremont market to browse and shop.
I’m on the hunt for some new (old) furniture to fill up our house – we have so much more space than we used to! I love all the antique vendors that come to the Fremont market – hoping we can find some good pieces this summer now that the market is getting bigger!
It was a gorgeous Seattle day – sunny and just warm enough for t-shirts. My favorite weather.
I’m glad Kath finally got meet Cullen and practice for her own arrival! He was mesmerized by the buttons on her jacket.
Finished off my weekend with a big bowl of summery goodness. I’m so happy all this colorful, fresh food is finally back in season!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend too. Back soon with notes from Blog Her!