Friday, October 16, 2009

Ahhh the RAIN!

Let's just put it this way, these have officially come out of the closet and will have a very special place in my heart until January or February.

After moving to Seattle in Aug 06, these rainboots were a much needed purchase once October rolled around.  I went out on a whim and decided I would at least be fashionable while looking dreary and like a drowned rat throughout the day, and they were the best purchase I have probably made!

I ....
1. walk the dogs in them
2. wear them to work
3. hike in them

4. and more importantly they cheer me up on any rainy day!!

Today was a start of many to come,
and "the boots" were very effective in the Seattle downpour.

My parents made it in town for a spur of the moment trip ..... and it has rained nonstop!  This afternoon, we stopped by Gabe's office to say hello and grab a cup of coffee together.  I taught dad about "the" Cinnamon Dolce --- aka my favorite drink EVER!  He is a drip man, doesn't like fancy drinks, and wouldn't even know what to order if the plain jane beverage wasn't available.  Yay for teaching him something new and getting him hooked on a $4.50 venti drink!  Momma got the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which so many of you bloggers live for, and it makes me want to throw up.  Now sure how ya'll drink it ....

We also took Dad to my favorite Thai restaurant, Royal Orchid, which is a tradition every time my mom comes in town on her overnights (she is a flight attendant and is in SEA every couple months), and it was a first for him.  Definitely a little nervous after they served him soup he was not at all interested in, but he loved the rest of the meal.  The owner came over and told my dad, "you're an expert with those chopsticks!"  :)  Gotta love hole.in.the.walls.

I had never eaten thai food before moving to Seattle, and I have especially adventured out with all of my eating habits *which isn't very much* so I love sharing my favorites with others!

Happy weekend all around!
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47 comments:

Sara said...

those boots are divine! i'm very jealous right now. if only denver got enough rain for me to justify owning some!

Blair said...

loooooooove the boots :) and I am soooo over this rain.

short southern momma said...

Love the boots girl! oohhaahh. Maybe all this rain wouldn't would be so bad here if I were rocking a pair of those. Hope your having a great visit! = )

Jennifer said...

Love the boots!! Have a great weekend!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Ha, I was telling Ricky I needed to talk to you so I could find out where you got those rain boots. I need some so bad, especially since it has been so rainy here.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Love the boots! And they'd match my bag perfectly! *wink, wink*

Have a great weekend! I'm with ya on the pumpkin spice, WAY to sweet for me! Give me a skinny vanilla latte though and we are in business!

Miss. Pretty said...

love those boots!!!!! Next time I go to Sbux I'm trying your drink!

Marian said...

Those boots are super cute. I could definitely use a pair with the weather we are having in Maryland. Sounds like a great time with the 'rents!!

Allie said...

LOVE THE BOOTS!!!

Mrs. Potts said...

Love the boots!
Thai food is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. We've found a new Thai place near us & they are so so yummy!!

Miss Kriss said...

First of all, I love the wellies!! I adored my pair of Burberry rain boots!! Unfortunately, our dog decided that they reminded him of his chew toy and let's just say that they weren't exactly waterproof by the time he finished. (It made me SICK! Literally sick.)

Secondly, I'm with you on the pumpkin spice lattes. I was totally into them last year...and I have ordered two this year and both have been absolutely undrinkable! Yuck!! :) (Of course I don't want to admit that in the blogosphere! haha!)

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!! :)

MCW said...

I soooo agree with the Pumpkin latte. Ugh...
I am going to have to do a double WW this week. Didn't get to it last, but I know what my talent would be :)
Love the boots. I have a pair of Hunter boots that I pulled on whenever it rains. Great for the curb puddles that can be very deep and unassuming! Have a great weekend!!!

Suburban Princess said...

Love the boots!!!

I just got my parents to eat some Thai food for the very first time a couple of weeks ago - they begrudgingly admitted they liked it.

Lulu in D.C. said...

We have been having rain nonstop in DC all week! I wish I had those rainboots to wear around! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your parents.

Brown Girl said...

Those boots are super cute, good buy. The weather is beyond gorgeous in the Big D today, sunny and 70, lovely October weather! Happy Weekend!

Kelli Kegley said...

I.Love.Those.Boots!!!! I complain when we have rain for a week straight and you have to deal with it for months.. I would invest in cut boots too!

I'm sad for you that you don't like the Pumpkin Spice, but I will have to try the Cinnamon Dolce.. sounds delish!

Jen said...

LOVING the boots! Have a fab weekend!

Jamie said...

The boots are fabulous! Great purchase!!!!

Carol said...

Oh I love your boots!! That is so fun that your parents are visiting this weekend. I'm also going to hang out with my parents this weekend too. I love thai food and I'm glad your dad liked it too!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVE those rain boots!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Great boots!!

kass09 said...

So those boots would be FABULOUS on campus in the rain, I might have to borrow them :o) lol, jk! They are adorable though! And it deff. sounds like in Seattle they would be a total must have! Glad you had fun with your parents! Have a great wkend Kelsey!

stickles family: the blog said...

love love love the boots!!! i only live in memphis, but i definitely felt like i've needed a pair of those recently, with a month of straight rain!

Tatiana said...

those are super cute! I love them! I need some too and I hope to find some as cute as yours :-)

emotional diva said...

I wasn't a huge fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte either. It was OK. but that was it. Caramel Apple Spice was really really good. I might have to try your Cinnamon Dulce now. I've made it a personal goal of mine to try any venti drinks (mostly from Starbucks I presume) that you guys blog about because I've never been a huge coffee drinker and don't even really like it enough to have it ever day, but I'm trying to branch out and try new things! =)

Have a great great day! And just an fyi...those boots are FABULOUS! as you already rightfully know!!!

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

Your blog is super cute! Just wanted to say hi!!

Jax said...

Those boots are fabulous! I feel like Tulsa has gotten a ton more rain and snow in the past few years. Just two years ago, I was out of power for 13 days with an ice storm! What?! I have some uggs, but I'm kinda over them. I'm rambling, but long and short-your boots are fab and I want some! ha! :) and mmmm to thai food! mmmmm!! Glad you're having a good weekend with the parents-I should totally try that cinnamon drip! I like the caramel apple spice cider b/c I'm not a huge coffee person.. but I love cinnamon! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Kristin said...

That is it. I'm springing for the Hunter wellies I've been eying. I can't take it anymore. Hope your weekend is going swimmingly with the fam. : )

Rachel said...

Rainboots and Thai food....2 of my favorite things :)

Jane said...

I need to get me some rainboots! Yours are adorable!

Heather said...

I'm loving the boots!

I have some too, but mine aren't half as nice as yours...I'm jealous :).

Teresa said...

So happy your parents popped in for a visit Kelsey...fun fun! How weird...I had never eaten Thai food until moving to Seattle either. There's a lovely (hole in the wall) Thai food joint here on Bainbridge that has some of the best food actually I've ever tasted. Oh...and of course I adore your rain boots...you stylish girl you! XXOOXX

chelsea said...

LOVE the Burberry wellies! I've been thisclose to buying them for a few years...I should just do it! Living in fabulously rainy Seattle, I guess they're a no-brainer :)

Ali said...

You...don't like Pumpkin Spice Lattes?

I'm sorry, not sure if we can be friends anymore.

Hahahahaha. To each their own! But I doo LOVE the Cinnamon Dolce as well.

Happy weekend!

Susan said...

yeah i ventured outside my comfort zone of chai tea and ordered a pumpkin spice latte because EVERYONE raves about them and i thought it was disgusting... not to mention it was ORANGE. gross!

so glad i'm not the only one. :)

jeannie said...

Those rainboots are adorable! Perfect for Seattle!

whitney said...

I'm so with you on the pumpkin drinks...yucko! And love the boots :)

Kerri said...

Pumpkin Spice is my favorite! So yummy and fallish. I love the rainboots, they would come in quite handy in GA lately too :)

Heather said...

I love that picture of you and love those boots!!

bananas. said...

rain boots and thai food...you're my kind of girl.

it doesn't rain as much here in cali but when it does, i'm quick to pop out my hunter boots. love 'em.

{ L } said...

CUTE boots! Everytime I read about your time in Seattle I envy you, lol. I still am dying to move there...even with the rain.

Annie said...

LOVE the boots!!
i want a pair! ;)

Ian & Jess said...

Super cute rain boots girl. I wish I had some for many dog walks and hikes as well.

Allyson said...

love them! i need a pair like those for our spring weather here in MN. it's so sloppy and icky. i need some cute boots to wear instead to protect my cute heels! :)

OceanDreams said...

What cute rain boots love! When I went to Alaska I would have loved to have rain boots like these, they are super super cute! I actually loving the rain living in Southern CA, we don't get that much but when we do I love it! :) Thanks for entering into my giveaway, BTW, I am off to catch up on the rest of your blog!

Jenny DB said...

Gonna get you to try PHO with my sometime. It's a major BARGAIN and sooo tasty:) I am convinced you'll fall in love.

KatherineBee said...

I absolutely love those boots! They're so classic - you can wear them for the rest of your life. I wish it rained enough in Cali to justify why I need them so that my husband would understand!

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