life lately, via iphone: v.2

oooooh all of these photos are all sorts of crazy out of chronological order.  how rude.  it drives me nuts, but i'm gunna let it sliiiiiide, man.

here's what's been happenang!

mah girl marisa was in town for a minute and we grubbed at


in fremont with miss piper.  here they are, below!  it was deeeeeelicious and we shared a carafe o' grapefruit mimosas.  new orleans is on my latest short list of places i really want to visit.

we ate this.

west seattle bridge has some pretty killer views on both sides.


kt's got whiskey on her head, but don't call her a whiskey head.

at home breakfast tacos.  yermmm.

hanging out with our little bro, spencer, after seeing his sista's baby finn on her birthday.  we had some gourmet corn dogs at


on mississippi in portland.  gourmet corn dogs!  what did you say, you oxymoron?  that's just portlandia for ya.  they came with all different kinds of mustard and they were muy grande!


picnic taco feast during our trip to lopez island

piper being the true pizza professional that she is.

she and i checked out

the london plane

in pioneer square.  i've been seeing photos of it plastered all over the internets, so i was happy to finally make it there.  we just had a drink at the bar since we'd already had brunch, but i can't wait to go there for a meal next time.

stretchy pete.

a fun little nook we found during a work photo shoot.

'cados are pretty.

apparently its taco season around here.

some morning work light in my zone.

found this tree-fecta of different blossoms in a row in my neighborhood.

beware of bear!

scenes from our sick dungeon one saturday.  pete woke up with a fever and henceforth we binged on our respective tv shows all day.  netflix, gimme the 6th season of parenthood, stat!

audrey's 2nd birthday party!

ben-dog squared.

first back porch bbq of the year!!!!! this was in march!!!! exclamations!!!

just a sweet little cup of morning white russian version 2.0 with coffee.  also, many thanks to jet puffed marshmallows for designing these square mallows, perfect for s'moresing!

camano island beach trip & kayaking


back to marination ma kai. yum yum yum.

again, out of order.  beach brekky on camano island.

and then one day seattle looked like southern california.

sushi at


for brother james zerkel's birthday celebration :)  i'm not a fish-eater or sushi lover at alllllll, but i can tell the quality here is really good from the few things i've tried at hana.

back to camano.  we saw a grey whale go by, probably fifty yards away! it was soooooo awesome.  we immediately

played this song

after he swam off.  duh.

someone's ready for cinco!

pete's been whipping up some good meals lately!  here i was ripping out all my favorite recipes from the stacks of bon appetit magazines i have laying around.  i like to think that i'll keep every beautiful issue and pour over them on a rainy day, but i know i'll just look at the same few pages every time.  i've been keeping a folder of torn out magazine recipes. its double nice because you're able to easily zero in on recipes you might actually make, and then recycle the rest of the magazine and de-clutter all your clutter zones.



! our favorite salvage spot.  we bought a big ol' slab of wood on this day.  we need to dry it out for one to two years (!!!) before we can make a table out of it.  it will eventually be a high table with bar stools out on the back porch, so that people can sit up high and see the view and enjoy themselves, but also not fall off the porch and break all their bones.

some gorgeous bleeding heart flowers at my parents' house :)