Random Acts of the Month: May 2015

Dun dun dun, another one bites the dust. 

I have a song for everything - just ask my co-workers. I also like to take songs and then make my own words to the beat. So in this case...Dun dun dun, Mayyyy bites the dust.  

May was a great month and we did quite a bit actually. For starters, I saw the Avenger's with co-workers. Also, I took an afternoon break one day to get these funny yet tasty BeanCake treats with some co-workers. Mine was filled with spiced apples. 

We ventured out one Saturday night to the Taco Libre Taco Truck challenge - read the post. We ate at Budda Bruddah, which ended up winning with best taco. Yum!

April showers definitely brought out some beautiful May flowers. 

We did it! We put together a garden in the front yard planters box. We are growing all sorts of fruits and veggies like zucchini, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, onions, and some herbs as well. Wish us luck! I have a horrible green thumb. Thank goodness Josh has picked up the watering chore.

Asha had some firsts in May. It was her first time at the dog park - we're regulars now. She is just Little Miss Social and just loves it. Another first was her putting her head out the window. It's so funny to see her ears flapping in the wind. She's growing up so fast! 

I made some pies. Soooo good. Lemon Meringue and Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble. Read about it at my Baker's Corner post.

We went down to Tacoma one afternoon to pick up a father's day slash birthday gift for my dad at Chamber's Bay Golf Course. It's where the US Open is going to be this year. It was quite beautiful with a view of the water.

Roaming Tacoma was fun. It was a gorgeous day - clear and warm. I love these days because you can see Mount Rainier standing stoically in the background. We also walked around some interesting areas of downtown. That bird is actually a mural on the side of a building! 

There is a lighthouse at Discovery Park and we found it once a few years ago, but I haven't been able to find it since (albeit I didn't look that hard). I found it again with a friend on a Memorial Day hike. As you can see, Asha approves of lighthouses. 

Sorry, I can't help it, here's some more Asha love. She hates it when either of us leave the house. Isn't that just the cutest? 

My in-laws where here for back-to-back weekends. The first weekend we walked at Discovery Park. We also went to the University of Washington to see the Husky Clipper at the Conibear Shellhouse. Nada, Don, and I had all read The Boys in the Boat, so seeing the clipper really brought it to life. Check out my other book recommendations.

The other weekend with the in-laws we took a jaunt down Chuckanut Drive. I'm going to share more about that on a upcoming post. In the meantime, you can read about the drive Josh and I had on it last year.

And that's a wrap. May was great. I hope you had a good month, too!