Friday, August 29, 2008
Tyler was cool, calm, and collected as he entered the world and spent his first hour of life with his eyes wide open looking around the room. Maybe he was looking for his brother Herbie????
I spent the next hour calling all the girls of Rosemont. Since it was late no one answered so I got to leave lots of voicemails with a shaky voice (I was pretty emotional about it after talking to Erin) until I got ahold of Stacy! So at least I got to talk to someone about it. :)
Erin and Chris - CONGRATULATIONS!! We are so thrilled for your new addition and cannot wait to meet the new 'Man of Rosemont' very soon.
God Bless baby Tyler.
(Pics to come.)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
By the way, we just tried our top layer that we froze over the last year...it most definitely was not as good as it was on our wedding day. We each at one bite and threw the rest away. And that's saying a lot coming from me!
Eileen, Karen, Erin, Katie, Mer, myself, and Anastasia at The Starlight Lounge in San Francisco, CA...two nights before our wedding...
Mike with Rosemont!
And some never-before-seen pictures (b/c I'm too lazy to send them around) from our honeymoon!
Mike and I at the LA airport after I just realized where we were headed to...Bora Bora!!!
On our way to our resort...you could only get their by boat.
Our home for the week...an over water bungalow!
Mike arranged for breakfast to be served to us via outrigger canoe straight to our balcony. It was quite the spread!
We ate, drank, scuba dove, wind-surfed, snorkeled, had a day at the spa, ate, and drank some more! It was by far the best vacation we have ever had...so much so that we vowed to visit Bora Bora on our 10-year wedding anniversary. That being said, I sure do hope years 2 - 9 go by as fast as year one!
Monday, August 4, 2008
By the way, many of you will be happy to know that Mike has succesfully introduced caps to our Bay Area friends...I'm not sure how the wives feel about it but the guys sure do love the game!
We climbed trees for the hell of it...
We visited Nevada's Oldest Saloon (that pales in comparison to The Chicken in College Station, TX)....
We enjoyed nature....
And we played frisbee golf. And although my Mike got one of Lesley's Mike's frisbees stuck in a tree, we still overall played well.
All in all it was a very relaxing and much needed weekend away. We tried not to let the 6 hour ride home (on my birthday nonetheless) ruin our good weekend. And on our lunch stop at (ahem) Taco Bell, the wind shifted and we were in the middle of some heavy smoke from Wildfire #3!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
And, naturally, I had to get a picture with the resident furry creature...Erin and Chris' first baby boy:
After lunch and stalking my least favorite celebrity, we headed to Robertson Blvd! I'm kinda thinking Mike had some GPS on Jerry's collar b/c we were only able to enter into two of the 5 Kitson boutiques (yes, they allow the dogs inside) before Mike called to say he was almost to LA and it was time for us to get back to the car to meet him. My shopping trip was cut short. Needless to say, I didn't buy anything. I still think Jerry and Mike had something to do with that.
I was okay with it I guess b/c it meant we were one step closer to our drive up Highway 1 back to San Francisco! It has always been something we have wanted to do and we were finally going to do it....or so we thought...
Jerry was ready to get on the road as well!Our first stop was Santa Barbara...what a beautiful town! Unfortunately, we were there for about 12 hours so we don't have many pictures b/c we needed to get on the road. We had a LONG day ahead of us and a LOT of sites to see....again, so we thought...
Where to next mom????
About 4 hours into our drive (and a very scary drive at that) the freeway was closed due to the Big Sur fires that were caused by lightening a few weeks prior. We knew ahead of time that at least 15 miles of PCH was to be closed due to the fires but we thought that there would be an obvious detour that would allow us to get back on PCH to continue our road trip...no such luck. Apparently there was a "pretty obvious" (or so the man at the gas station stated) sign that said the freeway was closed about 40 miles before it was closed but we were too busy staring down Hearst Castle to notice the warning. So onward we went....40 miles up the coast...only to run into a LOT of smoke and a very friendly policewoman who kindly told us to turn around and head 40 miles back down south, then 20 miles East to catch Hwy 101, and head 5 hour back north up one of the most boring freeways in California. Three hours out of our way with no coast in site we were on our way home. Darn lightening storm ruined our vacation.
Before we turned of PCH we stopped to take some pictures: