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The 21st Night of Septembaaa?

September Sunset on the Lake.

September Sunset on the Lake.

It is a “Holiday” that I have celebrated the last few years, for several reasons:

1. The song by Earth, Wind & Fire is, and always will be, one of my all time favorites.
2. It’s my Mother-in-Law’s Birthday.
3. Who doesn’t love September?!?

Even though I typically listen to this song on repeat for most of September, it’s really a great song for any day, and always brings back memories for me that are filled with joy and love.

Here is a look at our September, we have managed to do a lot of fun things post-honeymoon.

Epic Grub at Marination Ma Kai (clockwise from top left): Kimchi Fried Rice, mac salad, Loco Moco, Kimchi Quesadilla, and Pork & Spam Sliders. Drool.

Epic Grub at Marination Ma Kai (clockwise from top left): Kimchi Fried Rice, mac salad, Loco Moco, Kimchi Quesadilla, and Pork & Spam Sliders. Drool.

We took the Water Taxi from Downtown to West Seattle and had dinner at Marination Ma Kai, right off the Water Taxi Terminal. This is one of the tastiest and funnest double dates we’ve ever been on! The food is absolutely incredible, service rocks, and all I can say is I want more!

The first game at the new Husky Stadium

The first game at the new Husky Stadium

Technically this wasn’t in September, but Jordan’s work on the new Husky Stadium is officially complete and the new facility is amazing! So proud of this Husky.

A curry extravaganza at Shanik.

A curry extravaganza at Shanik.

I have been reading all about Shanik in South Lake Union. It’s the sister restaurant of the highly regarded Vij’s in Vancouver, Canada. This was probably the awesomest Indian Food I have ever tasted. Warning: The menu reads, “We get a new batch of cayenne every week, so if you are feeling the heat please ask for some raita!” Holy Smokes, I felt the heat, not in a mouth-is-on-fire kind of way…but let’s just say it put a whole new meaning to the phrase “Meat Sweats.” The most worth-it meat sweats ever.

We went to the Puyallup Fair and were taken prisoner by some Storm Troopers.

We went to the Puyallup Fair and were taken prisoner by some Storm Troopers.

We went to the Puyallup Fair (See previous post for more).

Caprese Salad made from our garden, with delicious Rose Wine.

Caprese Salad made from our garden, with delicious Rose Wine.

It’s definitely still Summer when you are eating Caprese Salads with fresh garden heirloom tomatoes, garden basil, and Rose. It’s the only thing I want to make with our garden tomatoes. Why would I want to roast those beauties when they are perfect raw?!?

Swim Across America

My mom, aunt, uncle and I participated in Swim Across America. My aunt and I did the 2 mile swim, mom and Uncle Don did the half mile race. Swim Across America is dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment. This year our team swam in honor of Tricia, who is a true survivor and had a double mastectomy in the Spring. We all had a very fun and successful day, it was great to be a part of such a wonderful team.

Caught in the Act.

Caught in the Act.

In other news, it has come to our attention that our dog poops in the lake. Has anyone ever heard of this before?!? It is truly bizarre, and I cannot help but crack up at the fact that Otto has been caught doing this on more than one occasion. Maybe he wants to poop in the toilet? Maybe he feels more relaxed in the cooling waters? Who knows, we have seen him pee in the lake many times before, but he is taking it to the next level.

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