A DAY DATE

This weekend brought lots of adventures, and a spontaneous and spendy Mr. Taylor [ let me tell you, this does not happen very often people ]. With all the crazy traffic in Seattle due to football season and closed bridges, we headed into Ballard for some scrumptious La Carta de Oaxaca. Seriously people, if you visit Seattle you need to take a lunch / dinner break here. I cannot say enough. And seeing as how the mister spent two years in Oaxaca, Mexico during his mission, of course he's a fan.

After lunch, we walked all along Ballard taking in the scenery and just the energetic atmosphere that it has to offer. We made our way down to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and enjoyed all the jumping salmon and boat launches.

The mister then made my inner child happy and took me to the local zoo, Woodland Park Zoo. Yep, I cried over the giraffe's again. Now my second sighting. And I saw my very first hippo. I know, I was deprived as a child I suppose. Needless to say the whole day was incredible. Even better when the hubby decided to spontaneously stop for some slices of pie on our way home. Thanks Mr. Taylor for a fantastic day date!!
















 

91 comments:

  1. awesome photos! looks so much fun!

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  2. So adorable that you cried over the giraffes, I took my friends twins to the zoo with her earlier in the year and her little boy was so excited by the giraffes, nothing else interested him but he started laughing manically and clapping his hands when he saw them! xx

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  3. I like the way you edit your photographs! Thanks for the fun glimpse into your weekend.

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  4. Oh how cute TJ that looks like so much fun! I'm going to the minneapolis zoo today and i can't wait! Oh and that answers your question you asked about where i'll be in Minnesota. Just the twin cities area! Your day date looks super cute!

    allie

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  5. A whole store just for pies? That is awesome!! Cheers to great weekends:)

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  6. A Pie store? How amazing. The photos are lovely. So glad you had fun. :)

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  7. love the last picture :) have a great week!

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  8. Looks like such a fun weekend! Dates with the husband are the best. :) xo Eden

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  9. I love PIE!!!! I also would love to have a miniature giraffe for a pet.. lol..call me crazy but I would want one if there was such a thing.

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  10. That is so cute!!! Looks like you had loads of fun! <3

    Your first Hippo?!?!? I am a little jealous of your penguins though. We don't have any penguins at our little zoo. And we only have one hippo. :-)

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  11. I love penguins! They always make me laugh. You guys took great pictures. x

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  12. This looks like a fantastic weekend with your man :) That dessert looks super tasty, the penguins are cute, and I just love lift bridges.

    <3 Cambria
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  13. Sounds like the perfect date, and I especially love how you stopped for pie. Too cute. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no

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  14. Love the zoo. We don't have one nearby and I want to take my kids so badly to one!

    Amy


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  15. lovely photos! and wow, what an amazingly fun weekend! i seriously want to go to a zoo because i haven't been to one in ages! if only the rainy season here in the philippines would end soon.

    take care! <3 :-)

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  16. Your weekend sounds dreamy and the weather there just looks gorgeous! What kind of pie did you get? It looks yummy!

    Gemma xXx

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  17. what a lovely weekend! i havent been to the zoo in soooo many years but that needs to change! that food is making my mouth water...i've just decided it's mexican food monday in our house tonight :) ps - i didn't see maci, bentley, or ryan this weekend but will def keep my eyes peeled HAHA!

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  18. this looks AWESOME! i've always wanted to go to seattle. the zoo looks so fun and all that food looks yummy


    <3 katherine
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  19. I love these photos. They make me want to go to Seattle rigggght now!

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  20. awh! Sounds like an absolutely loverly weekend. <3 I love the zoo. :D I've been several times this Summer with my little siblings and nieces and nephews. I'm jealous of the penguins! We don't have penguins....*pout* ;) I am terribly fond of giraffes. <3 that pie made my stomach growl it looks so dang good. ^_^
    Love all the pictures!!
    xx

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  21. How fun!!!

    Have a wonderful Monday!

    xoxox

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  22. I LOVE La Carta de Oaxaca. The hubs and I went there for the first time last fall, and we were hooked immediately. A true gem!

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  23. oh fun! looks like such a wonderful day.

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  24. i was going to go to the zoo yesterday but got lazy. now i wish my inner sloth didnt get me! it looked like such fun, i havent seen a hippo yet either!

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  25. did you get a tattoo?? those giraffes are TOO cute and a la mode pies?! im sorry but i need to experience that IMMEDIATELY.

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  26. ummmm i seriously love the zoo, any zoo. but i love the zoo.

    K

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  27. And the weather looks fantastic up there! Love all of your photos of the weekend! :)

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  28. Nothing like a sunny day at the locks! I love that place!

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  29. you and your husband are so cute! you seem like you always have so much fun together. by the way, i love your layout. so so clean and perfect!

    xo.

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  30. going to the zoo is one of my favorite date activities!!
    so glad you got to see the giraffes. they're kinda my favorite.

    xoxo

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  31. Aww, what an amazing day for you :) I love the zoo! Glad you had fun!

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  32. Amazing pics!!!! delicious cake!!!!!!!!!!!

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    xoxo

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  34. It looks like you had so much fun this weekend! I love busy weekends filled with tons of fun.

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  35. i loooove zoos so much :) the hubs and i went to the santa barbara zoo on our honeymoon, and it was so fun just acting like kids! looks like a fun weekend!
    xo

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  36. YUM!

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    xo

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  37. wait, what about the PIE!? where was THAT from??????



    xo
    Nicole
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  38. That looks so awesome! I love penguins!! And that picture of the giraffe is adorable :)

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  39. sounds like a fun day! and giraffe crying-bah! you're too much :)

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  40. You are so funny with you're giraffs lol! How fun you guys got to be all spontaneous and cute. I love all the pictures. Glad you guys are settling in nicely =)

    - Sarah
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  41. that restaurant looks like the PERFECT place for eric:) miss you guys!

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  42. awwww wonderful post!! love your day date and glad you had such a great time! beautiful photos!!!

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  43. Aww you make me miss home! I can't believe you're Mormon AND from Seattle and I don't know you? What stake did you grow up in?

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  44. The penguins look so cute! Btw is that a blueberry pie? Looks really yummy, lotsa fillings in it :D

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  45. I have not been to a zoo in SUCH a long time! The giraffe is so cute! It looks like you two had so much fun! :)

    Lauren
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  46. It looks like you had such a wonderful weekend! I love exciting weekends, they're alway nice :)

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  47. Ooh, penguins! Love them!

    Looks like such a fun day you two had! :)

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  48. That looks like such a fun place to live!! The zoo looked like a fun date :)



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  49. "sigh" well if I didn't want blackberry pie before....I sure do now!!!

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  50. love the way you write about your man.."the mister" hehe soo cute! the photos are lovely, the one of the giraffe is my favorite! and the penguins are really sweet too.. i think i would be equally excited to see a hippo :) ..did anyone get any tattoos??

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  51. Oh my gosh that pie looks delicious! You're making me hungry... and I totally get giddy over the animals too. ;) I love this.

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  52. i just love going to the zoo! seeing all the different types of animals makes me happy. and i guess giraffe's are your favorite animal?

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  53. pie is my weakness!
    and looks like an amazing day!
    now you can use that as your crutch "I never saw a hippo as a child!" i would totally use that. haha.

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    Kenzie

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  54. You two are they cutest!!

    xx

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  55. I LOVE the zoo!! And pie!! Sounds like the perfect date day to me! I love those!! xx

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  56. I love it! I went to my very first zoo after I graduated high school, so we were both deprived, but that only makes us better people right :)

    My husband is never spendy as well and I literally just stare at him when he gets that way. Your pics are so fun and it makes me want to go to a carnival or zoo.

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  57. my childhood was deprived as well(parents!) i've been to the zoo, but i've never been to seaword. ever since i saw free willy i've wanted to go... me and shamu would totally be buds!

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  58. Awesome photos! Lovely blog too. =)

    Thank you for dropping by.

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  59. Hooray for day dates, for the zoo and for pie! Sounds like the perfect day...good job to husband! :)

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  60. looks like a really sweet date, i love those hippos and that cobbler/pie thingy!

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  61. What great photos of your day date!! That pie looks so good

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  62. Sounds lovely! My hubby and I are quite overdue for a big ol date. :)

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  63. Aww, I always cry when I see koalas.

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  64. oh mine~~ amazing photos! :D such lovely scenery!!
    i have to stop by Seattle!!! :D
    and i love all the animals~ especially the shot of hippo!
    love how you captured it!! so cute~~!!

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  65. Sounds like a PERFECT day! That pie shop is adorable! Now I want pie... what to do!

    Hope you have a fabulous week!!!



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Holly Foxen Wells
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  66. sounds like you had such a great time--and stopping for pie, how perfect!

    i love hippos shame they are supposed to be so aggressive otherwise i would like to stroke one, not sure why.

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  67. You guys always have cool dates, I love to read about them!

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  68. mmmmmmmmmmm that pie looks so good!

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  69. love the photos! the zoo is always so much fun and that pie looks delicious :)

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  70. oh I love the hippos! so hard to believe that they can be so mean

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  71. Bless, looks like you had an amazing time! I haven't been to the zoo for years so I am incredibly jealous. x

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  72. Looks like a wonderful day! I love going to the zoo...I need to do that now that the weather is getting better.

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  73. Lovely pictures - I especially like the one of the bear.

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  74. Awww, looks like a wonderful day!

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  75. Sounds like a wonderful day & gorgeous photos.

    That pie, YUM!!!

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  76. The best way to end a blog post is ALWAYS with dessert.

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  77. You know that I love the Zoo! That's awesome! I'll take a pie too ;)

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  78. Going to the zoo is so fun. It's cool to see "exotic" animals. Ha. You have a special place that just serves pie???? OMG that's awesome. It looks amazing! The mister sure took you on a fun date.

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  79. Ahhhh now I really want to go to the zoo! Lovely photos!

    ~Jacy

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  80. It's nice to see a little bit of México there.. Oaxaca is marvelous.. have you been there?
    wish I can visit Seattle one day.. cool photos.. and thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll keep in touch..take care!

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  81. This zoo looks so amazing! I need to go here sometime. Those giraffes.... a d o r a b l e.

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  82. I am in love with all things zoo! We just went a few weeks ago to our local zoo when my sister was in town with her kids. So. Much. Fun. Probably more fun for me than the kiddos, but I'm really just 5 years old at heart. :)

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