Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

And visions of Thanksgiving danced in their heads...I almost couldn't sleep the night before Thanksgiving because I was so excited to cook the next day. Everyone only made a few dishes since it was pot luck style, so I had to make mine extra good. I made buttermilk mashed potatoes with grated parmesan, rolls with garlic butter, parmesan and bacon, and brown sugar sweet potatoes with a little bacon infused and roasted marshmallows on top- Hello! Everything was soooo good. Oh, I also made a stuffed pastry with chicken, onion, melted cheese, bacon and parmesan for appatizers that was so good. Monet helped with those and actually made a few all on her own.

Chuck, the grandmaster/pirate turkey roaster.

Robby and "Billy Buffet"

Monet confiscating Chris's iphone for the fun games. Maybe I should invest in one of those :)

There are many compliments that may come to an individual in the course of a lifetime, but there is no higher tribute than to be loved by those who know us best.-Dr. Dale E. Turner

What I'm most thankful for-

I went to sit down and found these two in the living room.

(And....I just cut my bangs-aaahhh! I can't stop.)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Birthday #32

The whole group. We missed a few, but this is most of us.
My first attempt at caramel apples. They turned out ok. It was a Martha Stewart recipe. They were delicious, but didn't hold well...I'll have to experiment more.
There was an ever so subtle rainbow/hearts/unicorn theme.
The two beautifuls: Jaquie and Chris
Even our old neighbor, Johnny, came...yeah! I miss him. So nice.
Bonfire/movie time...we watched the Endless Summer. It's a tradition.

Dominic and his twin dad

Kindra working some of her Salsa moves with the chili..it was that good.

Monet, Christie and Cassie ("my name is Casandra..")

Tony, trying to be cute with Robby

Jessica and her husband

The lovely/beautiful Edwina. My first roommate in Huntington.
This took place a couple weeks ago since my b-day landed the day before Thanksgiving this year. Looking at these again makes me think of how much I love all of these friends/family. I really debated on doing the bonfire this year, but I'm glad I did. I love sitting around the fire and having good conversation.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing the attempt.
-William Shakespeare

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ocean love

I'll post this today, since the tornado like wind is keeping me from surfing:

(found at ando and friend's blog)

I guess I'm famous because my friend spotted this picture on surfline.com and emailed it to me. Ha ha, I wish it was of us surfing instead of us paddeling around. This is my bestest friend Chris. I remember this day. It was so fun. Whoever took the picture must have been on the pier with one of those foot long lenses. Now, I'm wishing I had some rainbow bikini bottoms like Chris.

(Kurt Steinmetz photo, also found on surfline.com)

I love this view. The water is so glassy. I really want to get one of those cameras on the end of my board. Hint hint Santa..oh yeah, that's me.

Same photographer/surfer. Now, I think this guy's really cool: Check out the mustache. It looks like he's having so much fun.

(Ross Fletcher found on Surfline.com)

Check out the super green, glassy water at Seal Beach. What a cool picture.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Heat Wave

We've been having a heat wave. I believe it was in the 90's yesterday. That's summertime hot for us spoiled southern californians. ...And there's a swell. Perfect. We went to San O Wednesday night for the last surf/bonfire before the time change. Thursday, I took the day off to hang out with Isaac, clean, and get organized. It was so hot and I was achey from my body pump class earlier in the week. I could barely peel myself off the couch even to make a popsicle run. Today, it cooled off a little. It has been the best day ever. Some days fly by. Here's the breakdown:
  • Wake up at 6 by Isaac alarm. Morning routine. Off the take Monet to school.
  • Met up with surf mom's and babies at Bolsa Chica. Super fun surf session. A little fast, fun, swollen, long lines.
  • Came home. While at home, put Isaac down for a nap(which never happened), cleaned the shower, showered, ate, left to get Monet.
  • Walked the kids to the park. Friends came with kids. Played/chatted. Left for home.
  • At home again. Rest, eat dinner/popsicles, tubbie time/bed.
What a good day.