Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Candy Drawer

Here is a picture of my candy drawer. It generally isn't this full. However, yesterday for my birthday Steve bought me candy! 6 packages of the regular skittles, 4 sour, 4 tropical, and 4 wild berry packages. Plus! 6 regular starburst packages, 3 tropical and 3 baja califonia flavor! YUM! Steve thinks it will only last me 2 weeks. I give myself 3 months. How wonderful is this beautiful! So for my birthday BART was free. I'm THAT special. So my friend Heather and her son Luke, Rebecca and I, traveled into San Fran in the morning, to evade the heat briefly. We walked around and ate some delicious lunch and did a little shopping before taking BART back to Walnut Creek. Where we then walked home in at least 96 (most likely hotter) degree heat. Yes I know I'm from TX, but we aren't crazy like the Californians who still walk around outside at outdoor malls even though it is HOT! Anyways, Steve and I went out to dinner in the evening to Vic Stewart's, a steakhouse. We went there for our anniversary this year and it is so delicious! We picked up a Great Wall of Chocolate from PF Chang's on our way home for dessert. Pretty low key, but tons of fun. Thank you all for calls and cards and text messages. It made my birthday quite wonderful.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Ocean

Matt came last week and he sent me some pictures yesterday. Also, for some reason the sound is not working on those videos...I'm working on that (slowly, but surely). So while Matt was here we went to Carmel, CA where this picture is taken and our little family was standing on the beach while Matt took the picture and right after the snap of the camera the wave that is just at our feet came and crashed up on us. It got my shorts wet and Steve shorts wet, but little shorty being held didn't get wet, lucky goose.

The water looks like it was just barely at our feet. How crazy is that?! We also went to Monterey on the way down to Carmel and here are some smiley baby pictures while we were on the pier at Monterey.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

RED Party!

On Saturday, I had my birthday party and the theme was RED! It started with the idea of Red Velvet Cupcakes. Then I thought of spaghetti, plus I could wear my beautiful red shoes (refer back to April 14, 2007 post titled The Shoes for pictures of the beautiful shoes). Along with that we had fruit salad with strawberries, raspberries and peaches (the skin is red) and blueberries (because they are so delicious). Also, a red green salad - red leaf lettuce, raspberries, dried cranberries, dried cherries, raspberry vinegarette and feta. We had to have garlic bread even though it wasn't red, because you have to have garlic bread with spaghetti.

Here is the whole table of everyone. James messily eating a cupcake.
The cupcakes and candles!
Our friends Mardee, Spencer and their daughter Cadence decked out in red. Spencer was actually wearing long johns with the trap door in the be-hind, but he was wearing red soccer shorts over to keep it G-rated. So pretty much it was a lot of fun with yummy food. It was so wonderful having a birthday party. It was my first one in YEARS! Happy Birthday to ME!

Friday, August 17, 2007

We're Back!

So Rebecca and I have been back from Texas/Colorado trip for a week and a half, so about time to post (right Ash?). So RJ and I went to TX and for the first few days we hung out with my grandmother and aunt. They have 3 cats, well actually 2 cats and a baby kitten. Rebecca loved pulling kitty tails. After a three days in TX, we were off in the car driving to Colorado, Ouray, CO, to be exact. Ouray is called a box canyon because it is surrounded by mountains, and they are close! We went on a jeep trail up one of the canyons, rode into a mine, panned for gold, went to Telluride where we rode the gondola and ate lots of chocolate at Mouse's Chocolates.

After all the fun times in Colorado, we drove back to Texas (don't worry it wasn't Rebecca who drove). We flew out the next two days later after getting back to Texas. Steve came to pick us up at the airport and then we spent the afternoon in San Francisco.