Friday, April 30, 2010

My 1st post - 100 posts later

I have been humbly bestowed the honor of a meme from In Real Life. She makes me laugh and reminds me to stay real. The rule (do we always follow these rules, I guess I'm not a fan of chaos, so I'll follow of course) is to re-post your first blog. Can you do it? 

I just posted my 100 blog (I'm kind of a big deal around here) and now I'm re-posting my 1st blog, so it's perfectly fitting. Now remember, I started my blog and then abandoned it for a L-O-N-G time and I'm not even sure what it is yet (I'm typing before looking and copying). But, thank you to all of you who inspire me to keep on writing, finding myself and sharing myself with some amazing people from around the world.

Here it is:

My most recent outing with my 4 kids was to downtown Seattle. To avoid the panic of them going in every direction in the crowds, we arrived at 830am. Parking was easy (Pacific Place is clean, well-lit and easy to get to). We bundled up (it was 29 degrees) and starting hunting for the Nutcrackers.

The Nutcrackers are 60 7 foot tall Nutcrackers decorated by various local artists. They are sold at an auction, but the are on view for the public. Most of them on are the city streets surrounding downtown Seattle. When we came up the escalator at Pacific Place, we found our first Nutcracker. There ended up being about 10 of them within the mall. We went from floor to floor to see them. The kids were so excited that they would run as soon as they saw one.

We headed outdoors and started walking around the blocks to find more We ended up finding about 30 total. There are maps that can be downloaded, but it was more fun to explore. We stopped at Specialty's Cookies for yummy chocolate cookies and hot chocolate (mochas for the adults). In all we walked for 2 hours without any complaints. We ended our morning with a carousel ride at Westlake Center. The timing was perfect. There were no lines or crowds. But the shoppers were starting to fill the streets and it was time to go home.

It was a great day!! With little cost.

**Well, what do you know. Not as terrible as I would have thought. And it's even about traveling. Go Me!!**

So, here's my 5 random followers who can continue in the fun. I look forward to seeing your posts!!

1. Nic at domestically challenged housewife

2. Draft Queen at The Drafts Folder

3. Rachel at A Reservation for Six

4. Corrine at A Day in the Life

5. Knitwit at 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cars, 2 tired...

I love reading your blogs and learning about Mom's like me around this little blue/green ball we live on.


  1. Awwwww...that is a super post! It sounds like such a fun morning! I can just picture your kids excitedly spotting a new nutcracker and running to check it out!

    Congratulations on 100 posts! Awesome!

    (I am not sure about converting the laundry soap recipe for a front load washer, but I remember reading on the site where I found it that it should be fine for front-load washers because it is a low-suds detergent. I have been omitting the grated soap lately, as I found sometimes it wasn't completely dissolving, and it still works great.)

  2. Can I move in? I need to go out and do more fun stuff like this.

  3. Yay! I've been tagged! And congrats on 100 posts!

  4. Great first post! I hope to make it to Seattle some day! Thanks for tagging me and I've re-posted too!!
    Oh, and I use homemade laundry soap for my front-loader. I just use half the grated soap in the recipe. It works fine!

  5. Oooo thanks Heather for tagging me! I had no idea what to write about when I started my blog, infact I signed up to Blogger in May 09 and didn't write my first post until Sept 09! Will be great to revisit and see how far I've come since then. Re-posting now :)...Nic