Friday, February 20, 2009

Mt. Baker, New Dishwasher & Leavenworth

As you can see we have had a busy couple of weeks. It all started Super bowl weekend we went up to Mt. Baker with one of Ben’s co-workers. We had a blast at their cabin. It was so fun to get away for the weekend. Ben & Justin went skiing for the day while Erin and I stayed back at the cabin with there cute little man. The skiing wasn’t very good but the boys still had a blast. 

Ben Stretching after a long day on the slopes

I can ski!

You know your cool when you keep you helmet & goggles on inside

That next week I went to turn on the dishwasher and wouldn’t start. Stupid dishwasher! I had to take all the dishes out and wash by hand, and if anyone knows me I hate dirty dishes I can’t sleep if I know that we have dirty dishes in the sink. I felt like I was always washing dishes. I never realized how many dishes we used in one day. Last week we went out and finally bought a new dishwasher to have delivered and installed, but when the installers came they informed me that they could not install the dishwasher because the new water hose we bought would not fit from the sink to the dishwasher. They said they could come back later when we purchased a longer hose.  Are you serious, I could not wait any longer so Ben and I decided that it wouldn’t be that hard and we would do it ourselves, boy were we wrong. After six hours, two trips to Home Depot and me getting my fingers smashed we finally had a new dishwasher. Note to self next time we will just pay to have them install it even if they have to come back. 

The old dishwasher

The finished product!

This year it was Ben's turn to plan Valentine’s weekend, we had a little wrench thrown in because of the dishwasher but still had so much fun. Friday night we went to a really great restaurant and had a romantic dinner. Then Sunday morning we got up early and headed to Leavenworth, it is a little Bavarian town. We had so much fun, looking in all the little shops and eating some yummy food. I loved that it was snowing it really made for a great time. I can’t wait to go back this summer, for white water rafting, biking and all the fun outdoor activities. 


Lauren Ricci said...

What a fabulous Valentine's Day! It looks like a great little town and not what I would ever expect to find near Seattle. Good job Ben!

Sorry about your dishwasher. I hate when home improvement projects take 3 times as long as they should. The finished product looks great though!

Miss you!!


Casey, Annie, Brooklyn and Paige said...

Was that dishwasher picture taken after you threw it out the front door into the driveway?!?!? I hate stuff like that--glad it's all fixed though!
Sounds like you guys have been having lots of fun, that little town is super cute!
I love that you have a countdown to Lake Powell-I CAN NOT WAIT! I will finally be one of the cool kids that has been to Powell :-D Love you!

Jen said...

I like your kitchen!

Frau said...

Fun sounds like a great time! Your little baveria looks like Germany! Tell Ben hi...

Warners said...

Glad to see Ben is able to do a few projects without the help of his little sister. Brittney, we are excited for your visit.