Friday, June 25, 2010


So this show was totally awesome. Even Henry loved it. The show is playing in a big tent just a short-ish walk from our apartment, so we went last weekend. But seriously, the show was great, and it did have jaw-dropping moments where I couldn't help but say "wow" out loud. I felt like a kid.

On a more grown-up note, I started a job yesterday! It is a great company and I think I'll really enjoy working there. It's also a much shorter commute than to Salt Lake from Provo, so I'm excited.

Now Henry and I both have jobs where we can't talk about what we're doing. It works well since I don't get computers and Henry doesn't get science.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Seattle Cribz

Hello again! Just thought I'd post up some quick pictures of our new place. This is it all unpacked and decorated (I'm not that fancy so it didn't take too long, although as time goes on I want to replace some things). So now you can imagine that you are us, living an exciting apartment life!

A dishwasher! Gasp! We haven't had one since we got married, but it was a remarkably easy adjustment to make.

Please take note of our amazingly fancy entertainment center, built completely by Mr. Henry Tappen!

Once again, we are open for visitors! As you can see there is space on the couch... or the floor....

More Seattle fun updates to come!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Adventures in Seattle, Part One

Yesterday we experienced a little bit of nature. We headed out to the Juanita Bay Park (about 10 minutes away) and saw some of the wildlife at the wetlands area there. Our favorite part was when an otter swam up and made the Great Blue Heron really mad.

Isn't the back of Henry's head cute? I think so. The heron is just to the left of his head. We have now decided that we don't have the patience to be bird-watchers, but we do like it when someone is there to tell us what everything is (a nice lady who let us borrow her binoculars).

Later on we went to an art walk downtown (no pictures) and mingled with the locals. On the way back we saw the Space Needle from the freeway. This is Henry's rushed attempt to take a picture of it. I think it's behind the trees, so look really closely.

New favorite song, featured in Man on Wire. Peaceful and serene.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

times are a'changin

The last two months have been relatively uneventful, but here is a quick list to get you back into our amazingly exciting life:

1. Henry graduated from BYU... and apparently he's been going to law school on the side in secret. His picture appeared in the Daily Universe above an article about the law school graduation. We found this funny since his home-teaching companion was an editor of the paper, and should have caught the mistake (or maybe the law school graduation was just too boring to send photographers to).
2. Henry's parents visited us during graduation. We had a nice time chatting and spending some time with the non-Rappin' Tappens.
3. We visited friends and family in good ol' Arizona. I unfortunately didn't take any pictures... but we got to spend some time with cute nieces and nephews, relax without any work, and get just enough sun to be ready to move to Seattle.

4. We packed up and left our studio apartment that we've so enjoyed for the last year and a half.
5. We moved to Seattle. Yes, the time has finally come for us to grow up and move away like big kids. We've been here for approximately 29 hours. I made the flight here while coping with food poisoning, so I made good use of the "Feel Better" bags... not very fun. More updates to come as we take pictures and explore the city! PS - pray for me so that I get a job!