Seattle in September

Our trip to Seattle, much like September has come and gone much to quickly~! In fact I cannot believe that we were there a month ago already. Not a day has gone by that we haven’t talked about Seattle or wished we could live our trip all over again.

Every.Single.Part.

AMAZING

When we arrived we were welcome with a very typical Seattle morning. Mild temperature, refreshing breeze and some low-lying fog. We were assured that by early afternoon things would clear up and it was going to be a GORGEOUS day… and indeed it was.

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We started off with breakfast at this great bistro called Bacco. They have a full juice bar and healthy delicious food. We loved it here so much that we actually came back a second time with Tyler’s parents. Note *if you are in a rush, there was a bit of a wait and service is a bit slow, but its worth it~*

We then took the Ferry over to Bainbridge. This was $7.00 each (as opposed to some of the tours that were upwards of $50.00 each) and a great way to spend the afternoon relaxing and seeing the sights. I would highly recommend this on a sunny day and if you have an hour to kill. Seattle skyline

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If you have been following along with our YEAR OF DATES, we did have our September date in Seattle… more on that here~!

By day two we were familiar with the area and decided to grab some fresh greek yogurt and fruit from the market and head down to the bay to eat breakfast. We finished every single bite of yogurt (Tyler would have licked the container if I would have let him) and decided to boost the Seattle Economy for the afternoon. We toured the whole market before making our way into some shops downtown. There is definitely something for everyone; lots of quaint little boutiques as well as your bigger department stores. After a long day of walking we made our way back to the hotel for a quick rest before heading out on a walking pub tour.

We booked this tour through Seattle By Foot…and I thought it was really enjoyable~! A few highlights included…

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And The Whiskey Bar…where we ended up.

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Saturday was another fun-filled day spent touring around and taking the bus to a trendy little area called Fremont. This area is filled with a lot of cute boutique shops, bakeries, restaurants and of course… Fremont Brewery~! This was a great area to walk around in for the day and I highly recommend checking it out~!

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Sunday was filled with nothing but NFL, NFL, NFL~! This was my very first NFL experience and something that was on my bucketlist for this year. It was so amazing! The Seattle Seahawks were playing the San Francisco 49ers; one of their division rivals in the NFC west and last years runner-up in the Superbowl. Although I am just learning the ways of the NFL, this was one sporting event I will never forget. This all day event was definitely the highlight of our trip and could end up being an annual event for us.

The stadium is huge and home of the “12th” man (the fans); Who don’t mess around. The noise levels in the stadium broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the loudest sporting event at 136.6 decibels. Read more about it here.

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The Seahawks were victorious over the 49ers with a 29-3 victory. The party poured out onto the streets after the game as we made our way to a local pub for some post game drinks and appys.

As our trip came to an end, we spent Monday meandering around, visiting the market once last time and getting in some last-minute shopping before heading home. I can honestly say that I love Seattle. We are still talking about what a great trip we had and how much we miss it there. I cannot wait to go back and experience more great food and more of Seattle.

Seattle, we will see you soon~!

~tl

Blog Birthday

When I started TrenaEverAfter, my expectations were nothing more than for me to have a creative outlet to share my scatterbrained emotions with whoever would read them. At the time I expected that would merely be a few close friends, Tyler and maybe the odd person stopping by from WordPress.

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Summer 2013

I truly cannot believe that the last weekend of summer 2013 has come and gone. Kids are back to school today, the days are getting shorter and the chilly mornings of Autumn are among us. I must say that I did not plan on being away from the blog for all of August but when summer calls one must be ready to answer.

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A Weekend of Awakening… and so much more

After a wonderful weekend away I have returned with a lighter heart, fuller soul and clearer mind. I am awake and alive. I feel enlightened and ready for what the Universe has in store for me.

When I wrote that I wanted to attend a yoga retreat on my 2013 bucket list, I didn’t actually plan to do it around the time of my mom’s five-year anniversary. Looking back I think it was the perfect coincidence.

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How to Turn 5km into 10km…

You keep putting one foot in front of the other, walk when you have to, push through your limits, tell your brain to shut up and just keep going. I decided that enough was enough and if the weather is not going to cooperate then I am just going to have to run in the cold…

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A year of Dates…April, Date #1

the date envelope~

contents~ a day at xFactor indoor golf simulator

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Keeping up with 2013~!

I am in utter shock that it is April 11th today! I can’t even say where the past two months have gone because they have been an absolute rollercoaster, merry-go-round whirlwind! Just to give you an update from some of my previous posts…I went back and re-read somethings (the joys of having a blog) and realized that I may have left you hanging a bit.

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Happy Birthday & Date #1 Revealed

Here are a few pictures from yesterday of Tyler opening his present that I made him…Birthday DIY was a huge success! Tyler said that it was a great gift idea and that the best part is that he gets to open a gift every month. He also loved the shoes (although they were a bit big).

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~trenaeverafter~

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Wednesday Wisdom

What a whirlwind of a week its been! As February winds down and we are starting to see many signs of spring around here I find myself getting anxious for the changing seasons and warmer weather. I love the transition of the seasons from winter to spring as it makes me think of new beginnings when everything wakes up and the world starts to thrive again. It also means that  I’ll be planting flowers and starting my herb garden out on the balcony very soon~

But in the meantime I’ve spent the week focusing on practicing a few

principles of The Yoga Code; Satya (truthfulness) and Sanatosha (Contentment).

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Virtual Housewarming

~Welcome~

Since there are so many of you who won’t actually be able to come over and “warm” our house with us… here is a virtual tour of our humble abode. I must apologize for the delay in getting these up as we have slowly been getting settled. There are still a few things that need to be purchased, put up and placed so please excuse my barren walls and pile of boxes…Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy~!

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