I wasn’t able to take that many pictures but wanted to post the ones that I did take. We had such a great Sunday afternoon (at the end of May), wonderful food, fun decorations, and Tina got some great gifts for Baby Alex.
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Ok, I have discovered a new app Project 365 (thanks to elise…who also happens to be one of my favorite bloggers). It basically does what I set out to do with this blog (about 300 days ago). It sets up a picture a day and I can also write a small blurb about my day. So here is what I've got so far this month. I only missed one day so far. Happy January!
So this is my month. My new workout obsession The Dailey Method. An early morning trip to The City for a Dr. appointment. Super Mario Brothers, on Super Nintendo. Book club, read "The Road"…made an armageddon packing list. Funny pictures of our cat Kirky. Rain, rain and more rain. Sharks game with the parents. The worst traffic home ever! Tutoring with Reading Partners. Finally, a much deserved CupKate today after a few days of an annoying head cold my double vanilla just hit the spot.
Let me start by saying Happy New Year! I cannot believe it is 2010 already. What happened to 2009? This is a big year for me…I will turn 30 (in September)…but still this is the year I begin a new decade of my life. I am excited about turning 30. I feel like my life will truly unfold in my 30s. I have big plans :).
We had an amazing whirlwind vacation Oakland-Sacramento-Denver-San Antonio-Austin-Placerville-Oakland…all in the span of 10 days. We spent Christmas with our families then we were off to Colorado & Texas. We saw Avatar, ate the most awesome breakfast burritos, went snow tubing, flew on an airplane, read Sky Mall magazine, played Risk, saw the capital of Texas and met the sweetest little baby girl, Sophia (not necessarily in that order)!
We spent the day of the 31 hanging with my parents. We went out to lunch at the Tower Cafe and then saw Up In The Air, with George Clooney (it was a great…totally worth it). New Years Eve/Matt's birthday we were at my friends bar de Vere's Irish Pub in Sacramento and had an amazing 4 course meal followed up by some sparkling champagne and of course my favorite drink a Black & Tan :).
New Years day was spent in Placerville watching football, eating yummy food and playing my favorite board game..Cranium! We received the newest version for Christmas and had so much fun playing with the new game pieces…you get to pick from various hairstyles/hats and the "Sideshow" is absolutely hilarious…you can see Uncle Steve making Matt be a matador.
We came back to Oakland on Saturday and went to the Cal/Stanford Basketball game with our friends Kenny & Dre. A HUGE win by the Bears was a great birthday present to Matt, then we followed it up by a wonderful dinner at A Cote. Thanks Kenny & Dre!
I know it's only Thursday but I'm already getting excited for the weekend. We are heading back up to Sacramento, well to Lincoln actually, for a weekend with my girls! We are doing a JETA* craft day on Saturday. It'll be a Christmas card making/addressing, hat/scarf knitting, scrap-booking, chick-flick watching, baby holding, girlie day! Then we'll watch football (Cal vs. Washington…don't blow it bears!!). I look forward to these days so much and am also looking forward to sitting around all day in my comfy (newly acquired, on sale at Nordy's Rack) Juicy velour pants drinking apple cider and hanging out with my girls!
I love my co-workers! Some super creative costumes, fun food and a bloody mary bar :). I dressed up at Rosie the Riveter (the poster). Erin brought her almost 3 week old son Carson, they dressed as a family of pumpkins…and the little man is a thumb-sucker…at 3 weeks old, so stinking cute!!
Ok…so I realize that I have been missing in action blogwise this month. Thank you to those people who are still reading. It has been a whirlwind of an October with work and personal life after work, and weekends…phew. To back date a little bit, I have started with the weekend that I really started using my camera.
This weekend we celebrated Kenny's birthday at Shen Hua in Elmwood and then followed up with drinks at Ben & Nicks in Rockridge. Then on Sunday we went over to Bob & Christy's house for a wonderful dinner. The kids dressed up in the various Halloween costumes so we had a lovely meal with a spider and a tiger.
What a whirlwind weekend! Friday night Matt took me to dinner at Pizzaiolo for a belated birthday dinner. One word, AMAZING!! We have always walked past it on the way to Dona Tomas and had heard great things. We were so excited about our meal, every last bite of it. We had a four course meal at Pizzaiolo, but started our meal off at Dona Tomas where we had drinks and chips & salsa. Our starter was an Heirloom tomato salad with beans, then we split a rigatoni with braised pork ragu, followed by a pizza margherita, and then finished with the bread pudding with huckleberry sauce. Everything was so good that I was having moments where I swore I was back living in Tuscany.
Saturday I went up to the Vacaville outlets for some (very) early christmas shopping, and a little personal shopping as well, I couldn't help the HUGE sale at the Gap Outlet. Then I had an appointment to get my hair cut. Then was the big reason I went up to Sacramento…to watch Twilight (the movie). Tina and I made dinner…correction, Tina made dinner, I made dessert and we watched Twilight. It was a great girls night in, and the movie was about what I was expecting. Fun to see the book on screen, but some really cheesy parts (like when Bella hops on Edwards back and he runs up the hill…I laughed out loud.)
Sunday we went to brunch at R15, and then I went over and hung out with the Broyles at Scott's Seafood on the river and celebrated an impromptu 6 month birthday party for Barrett. We took the boat back to their house and played a few rounds of Mafia. Then I headed up to Placerville for a wonderful dinner with Matt and Donna (his mom). And I got to meet the newest addition to the family…Lulu. She is an 8-week old Australian Shepherd, and is absolutely adorable, so cudly and mellow (at times). She loves chewing on, licking, and chasing feet :). After I tore myself away from puppy cudling time, I made it back to Oakland around 11:30pm…phew…a long weekend, but a great one. Now onto an equally long week, with lots of fun stuff planned for the non-working hours.