Planning for Vancouver

We’re going to be spending our anniversary weekend, which is just over a month away, in Vancouver, B.C. this year. We were there for Jessica’s birthday last year and had so much fun that we had to go back. Amy and Tom will be coming up from Colorado to stay at our house with the girls, which means this will be the first time both of us are away from both of the girls. Our actual anniversary is on Thursday, April 3, so we’re going out to a nice sushi dinner at Shiro’s in Belltown that night, then we’ll drive up to Vancouver the following morning.

When I went to Vancouver with Rico many years ago, we had dinner at a great Italian restaurant called Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill, which I of course was excited about because Cioppino was my dad’s signature dish that I grew up on. When Rico came over for brunch last Sunday, we talked about that trip, and he brought up that restaurant in particular. Since Jess and I hadn’t yet planned any meals for this upcoming trip, it seemed like a good place to go. Needless to say I made a reservation there for our first night in town.

We also purchased tickets to our first NHL hockey game, which will be the L.A. Kings at the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, April 5th. I’ve only been to one hockey game in my life, which was a Seattle Thunderbirds game for Butch’s birthday about 5 or 6 years ago. It was at the Key Arena and I remember everyone having a blast. I’ve wanted to go to an NHL game ever since then so I’m super excited about finally getting to go.

We don’t have much planned other than that yet, but we’ll be staying at the Metropolitan Hotel in downtown Vancouver, which is where we stayed last year. It’s in a great location right off Robson St, which is a very popular area with a lot going on. We definitely want to check out the Kitsilano Beach area, which we randomly stumbled upon last year but didn’t get to spend much time in. It kinda felt like the Alki Beach of Vancouver so we’re looking forward to checking that out.

Not much else going on around here these days. The girls are both doing great and keeping us busy. Elise seems to have more hair every day and is happy as can be. I remember thinking Ava was a really happy baby but Elise may have her beat. She really is a great baby and has settled nicely into an eating and sleeping schedule. Here are a few recent pics of Elise.

Elise 7 months
Elise – 7 months

Elise 7 months

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