Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sleepless in Seattle

On Friday night Chrissy, Steve, Sue and I flew into Vancouver and spent the night at Mum and Dad Venables place. We got to spend a few hours with them that was fun (Nothing better then walking in to wings cooking on the oven!!!)

We left the kids, yes all 3, behind with Ma and Pa Gallimore. Thanks so much for watching my kids so we could have a fun and relaxing weekend. It was awesome!!!

On Saturday we got up and drove to Seattle to go watch a Seattle Thunderbirds game (Stopping at every outlet mall on the way). Burke was traded to Seattle on Jan. 8th.

On Sunday we got up and went to the Seattle Space Needle and then to Pike Place Market.

On the way back to Vancouver we stopped at Moby Dicks Restaurant in Whiterock, BC for dinner right on the ocean.

We then went back to Mum's for triffle and cupcakes for my birthday before we flew home late Sunday evening.

It was the perfect birthday weekend!

The view from Mum and Dad's house. So beautiful (I'm talking about the view of the driving range at the bottom of the hill open year round!)

Showing off the signs we made for the game

I have to admit, I was a little giddy for the start of the game

Burke during warm-up

It's cool to see the Gallimore name on the back of the jersey. Very Proud!

Other Galli's taking in the game
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Gallitown showing off our sweet new T-Birds gear

The Russells getting pumped for the game to begin
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Sexy T-Birds Bandanna Chrissy

Cousin Courtney and Sarah in the VERY bright T-Birds gear

Burke on the Jumbo-tron. He was in the starting line-up that night

Battling for the puck during the game

It was Teddy Bear toss night and after the first goal was scored by the T-Birds roughly 4500 teddy bears were thrown on the ice. We stopped at Target on the way to the game to get our bears to throw!

Steve eating all you can eat pancakes at IHOP on Sunday Morning

A sweet view from the top of the Space Needle

Downtown Seattle

Quest Stadium (Seahawks-NFL) and Safeco Field (Mariners-MLB)

Galli's at the top of the tower

Burke and his girlfriend Sarah

At the top of the Space Needle

From left: Chrissy, Brian, Courtney, Susan, Steven, Burke and Sarah

I like this picture, you can just see Chrissy's head at the very bottom...

It only took us 20+ years but we finally get along...most of the time

This was a cool bulldog at Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market. Famous for the flying fish.

Another view of the market

The four of us in front of the ocean in Whiterock, BC

Man that is one good lookin smile!!!

As Chrissy would say, this pic is of Mum and Sar (you'll have to ask her about Sar...)

To see some more pictures of the trip and some cute one's of my beautiful niece Ally, check out www.ssrussell.blogspot.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ice Palace & Zachy the Pirate


Abby peeking out of the ice palace at "Ice on Whyte"

Zachy had a few problems with his touque

Abby, Zachy and Cousin Ally on an Ice bed

Abby, Auntie Sue, Ally, Big B and Zachy on an ice couch

Big Smiles

Abby in an ice maze with Ally and Gramee

On Sunday I was down in the toddler room and I found a box of old FUEL gear and put a bandanna and dog tags on Zach. He wore them almost all day without trying to take them off. I think he liked being Zachy the Pirate

Monday, January 11, 2010

Haircuts & Snowman

The kids went for haircuts tonight, Abby's 3rd and Zachy's 1st. They both did great, and now Zachy can actually see without hair in his eyes. And he still has his curls! Abby just got a trim, but got some sparkles in her hair at the end and a purple lollipop, it doesn't get much better than that!

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We also took the kids out yesterday to build a snowman. It is finally warming up enough that we can play outside, and the kids loved it. It warmed up so much today though that by the time we got home, the snowman's head fell off. Oh well :)


Loving the snow


Making the snowman


The finished product


Rolling in the snow

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Random Pictures


Some sweet hair after an intense nap

Gallitown is ready for the Olympics. We're getting pumped to cheer Canada on!

After we took the family picture Abby wanted to take some pictures of us. She told, and showed us, what poses we were to do. This is a sexy pose for Chrissy...

and this is a studly pose for Daddy.

Abby was drawing on her easel yesterday and told us she had drawn a lion. We were very impressed with her drawing. Very proud. She must have some artistic genes in her