Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Another Year Older :-)

Yesterday Donald took me to the Harry Potter Exhibition at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle for my birthday. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Harry Potter, and I had been looking forward to this date for a long time.

No photography was allowed inside, which was a bit of a bummer. I still managed to snap a picture of the exterior though.

I highly suggest going, but only if you're a big HP fan. Otherwise, the $26 entry fee is a pretty steep price to pay for looking at movie props (but again, worth EVERY penny if you're a fanatic).

We only spent about 20 additional minutes in the Science Center, but it was just long enough for the souvenir magnet I had bought in the Harry Potter gift shop to get *lost* (um, stolen). After forgetting I had put it down 5 minute earlier, it was gone when I went back to get it. According to Donald, that equates to me losing it. Obviously I have superior moral standards, because I'm waiting for my adorable magnet to be returned to me on judgement day. Oh well, better to be a forgetful fool than an opportunistic thief, haha!

Playing at the Science Center:

For dinner we went to the Rain Forest Cafe, which brought back good memories. I had only been once before, roughly 5 years ago, when my mom met Donald for the first time.

The night came to an awesome close when I came home to find a TRAIN around my Christmas tree!! My mom had come over that morning while I was at work and given it to Donald to install. There are definitely some upsides to having your husband on mandatory Christmas vacation while you're still working... it makes coming home SO wonderful, especially when it's your birthday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chamber of Commerce Charity Event

On Friday night Donald, along with 3 other members of his brigade, were invited act as representatives at a charity event for military children hosted by the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Of course he needed a hot date to accompany him, and I was more than willing to do so.

The food was delicious, the company was friendly, and it was wonderful seeing so many people recognized for all the hard work they had put into bettering their community. That, and they filled an entire van full of toys for needy children at Fort Lewis.

The best part though?
I got to dress up!

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