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Lion’s Ambition – Dreams (Don’t let go) Offical Video

My brother Frankie’s band’s new music video! Check it out:

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Ezra and Ryan at the Family Picnic


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We went to the annual family picnic today at Twanoh State Park and it was an action-packed day in the sun. More photos to come but this one was too cute to pass up. Thanks Kevin for the mobile upload!

Memorial Day Weekend Day 2: Seattle Tour

The next day of Nikki and Jenny’s visit we started off having brunch at Portage Bay Cafe.

Then Ryan dropped us off downtown for some shopping and we worked our way down stopping at Pacific Place, Nordstrom Rack, etc. until we reached Pike Place Market.

Pike Place Market

After fighting the crowds, buying flowers for Lola, and picking up other random items (e.g. honey, lavendar) we stopped by the grassy area outside the market and sat in the sun. Our shopping completed, we then walked up to Westlake Center where we had McDonald’s iced coffee (not bad!) and a Mobatta crepe before taking the monorail to the Space Needle.

Space Needle

I finally got a chance to use my Space Needle annual pass and we went up to the top! Free wine too!

Space Needle

Then Ryan picked us up and we drove down to the waterfront to meet Frankie for dinner. The wait for dinner was a bit long, so we hung out by the pier; it was such a nice day! This is my favorite photo of Ryan’s from the weekend:

Then our names were called and we ate the Crab Pot, “as featured on the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food”, and left not a single crab leg un-cracked or shrimp unpeeled. (Yum, I want a dungeness crab claw right now just thinking about it.)

Seattle Waterfront

After the seafood destruction, we went up to Kerry Park to show Nikki & Jenny one of the best views of the city IMO. Another Ryan shot:

Then it was ice cream time! (naturally). So drove to Wallingford and stood in line at Molly Moon’s and was not disappointed. My waffle cone was even still warm in the perfect kind of way.

Outside Molly Moon

The night ended at Murphy’s down the road where we hung out and had a beer with Frankie and his friend Ken (though beer and ice cream was a questionable combo).

It was an action-packed Seattle day!

Memorial Day Weekend Day 1: Nikki & Jenny Arrive!

Time to sum up the action-packed Memorial Day Weekend! Here goes:

I had the day off on Friday and celebrated the warm, sunny morning by hitting the gym, going to mass, and buying cupcakes at Trophy. Then Ryan and I left to the airport to pick-up my cousins!

Nikki landed first and we all waited in the cell phone parking lot and ate cupcakes in the car until she arrived. Once we picked up Jenny, we were all pretty hungry (despite the cupcakes) so we made our first stop at Duke’s Chowder House in Southcenter so they could try some Northwest chowder.

After Duke’s, we swung by Michaels to look for some wedding decor to mock-up (in our spare time) and then drove back into the city. Next stop: Gasworks Park…

… where Ryan took photos!

JJN at Gasworks

Then we headed back home to settle in before heading out again to walk through U-District and UW campus…

JJN in Red Square

…. to go watch Frankie’s band perform!

Frankie's Show at UW

But first we waited outside the theater and drank free samples of Fuze.

Frankie's Show at UW

After the show, we headed over to International District for some Chinese food at Purple Dot. (Unfortunately this was the one meal without a photo, I guess we were that hungry.)

And then we topped off the night at Gossip for some bubble tea before heading back home.

Not bad for Day 1! :D

Memorial Day Weekend Day 3: Lola’s Birthday

Sunday was Lola’s 89th birthday, so we woke up early and took a ferry over to the Port Orchard. But not before having a sample of Ivars chowder to compare to Dukes!

The day was mainly spent at Tita Susie’s house, eating food and playing lawn games.

And having family photos by Ryan.

After a full day of food, family and fun we drove back to Seattle to get ready for the night.

But first, it was a stop at Dicks burger joint!

Then it was an epic night out at Ibiza with everybody!

Cousin Night Out at Ibiza

Cousin Night Out at Ibiza