Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Home Sick Part 2

Now I also have an ear infection. Who the frick gets those after the age of 7?!

Me, that's who.

Christmas Decorations and a New TV

Please do enjoy...

Home Sick

I decided to stay home today and keep my germs to myself (and Doug) since I think people were getting annoyed with me at work yesterday.  Sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, etc.  Nice!

Just in time for Vegas.  Boo.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

So, my first real turkey turned out great with only a few meltdowns the night before!  The menu consisted of - 

Cranberry Meatballs
Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip
Cheese and Crackers

Turkey and Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Corn Casserole
Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad
Cheese Biscuits

Dutch Apple Pie
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake
Hot Mulled Apple Cider

It was all pretty delicious if I do say so myself!  :-)

The Pretty Table
Anne and Bella, in her new Turkey Day shirt
Sam carving the turkey
Bella relaxing under the tree after we finished decorating on Friday
New Christmas shirt!
Dressed for the Sharffen Berger factory tour.  Doug needed a cover for his facial hair.
Anne and Sam in their hats
Cheesecake Factory
Christmas Tree in Union Square
The Skyline view from the Embarcadero
On Friday we got up at 4am (yes FOUR in the morning) to go shopping.  Here's the thing, in Minneapolis there are Targets and Best Buys every 3 feet so they never had those crazy lines like on TV.  That is not the case here, that's for sure.

Oh and we went to Lark Creek Steakhouse on Sunday night and it was seriously amazing!

It was great having the in-laws in town, but we let them have our bed and I must admit that I can't wait to not sleep on an air mattress tonight!  My back will thank me.

T-minus 4 days until Vegas!  (And probably another air mattress...)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Happy Anniversary to Us!

We were married 3 years ago today! How time flies when you're having fun!

Love you Husband :-)

Friday, November 9, 2007


I almost never encounter rude people on the BART in the morning. I mean, there are rude in the sense of chatty cell phone talkers or whatever, but never anyone downright nasty. Hey, we are all stuck in this cramped tin can on our way to work together, right? But today... oh today I met the worst of the worst. We shall call him Grumpy Gus. And to paint the picture, he looks like a normal 50 or so year old guy in a sports coat.

So I get on the train and its standing room only, as it normally is during rush hour, and walk to the back of the car, set my bag down between my feet and grab on to the post that comes out of the edge of the back of every few seats. Gus is seating in the seat behind the pole I'm holding onto and he says as soon as I grab on "Excuse me Miss, but you're bumping!" As I say sorry, thinking I must have accidently gotten him with my bag as I was setting it down he proceeds to say "Maybe you should not stand so close." Ummmm, where else should I stand? Whatev. So I look around to be sure I'm in no way touchin ghim or anyone else - and I'm not, since its not extremely packed yet. About a minute or 2 later my friend Gus stands up and body checks me into the person next to me as he gets out of his seat. Lets keep in mind I wasn't even intruding in the area next to his seat at this point... not that itshould matter if I was. So, body check and then he storms out into the next car, leaving me and everyone around us going "Seriously? What the hell is wrong with that guy?!" The thing is, apparently Gus can not stand to have anyone standing near him. On public transportation. During rush hour. What a whack job.
But the jokes on him really because the next car was no less crowded, with no seats, but I got to sit in his seat when he left. And hte guy that was sitting next to him looked at me when I sat down and said "What's with him?" (Ya know, I appreciate the validation that I'm not the one losing it here!)

Good old BART, always ready to supply with entertainment at least! But seriously, does anyone know where I can get a teleporter to take me to work?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cruise Pics

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Best Vacation. Ever.

So it is pretty safe to say that a Disney Cruise is the best vacation you will ever go on.  Here's a short breakdown of events followed by a couple of pictures!

Day 1:  Got on the ship at 1 and had lunch at the buffet.  Check out the stateroom and explored the ship.  Ship departed at 5pm.  We had dinner at Triton's and then saw "Dan in Real Life" at the movie theater on the ship.  The seas were a little rough that night due to the tropical storm that was a ways off so I had to buy some Seabands to wear but it was alright.

Day 2: We docked at Nassau early in the morning.  We had breakfast at the buffet and then got off the ship.  We took a cab over to the Atlantis resort and gambled at the casino.  We won $100 and called it a day on the island.  We went back to the ship and spent the day at the pool and around the ship.  That night we had dinner at Animator's Palate. That night was the Pirates in the Caribbean party so we hung out there where there was music and the characters were dressed as pirates and dancing.  Afterwards there were fireworks and a huge buffet.

Day 3: We docked at Castaway Cay at 8am.  We had breakfast at a different buffet and got off the ship and spent the entire day on Disney's private island.  We hung out the adult beach and floated on tubes in the ocean.  There was a bbq lunch as well.  That afternoon we went over to another section of beach were we rented a kayak and paddled around not far from the ship.  It was the plastic kind that you sit on top of so as soon and the guy pushed us off the beach and we stuck our oars in the water we tipped right over!  It was totally hilarious.  After the entire day on the island we went back to the ship and had dinner at Palo and then hung out around the ship.

Day 4: We docked back at Cape Canaveral and left the ship after breakfast.

I have the craziest splotchy sunburn on my legs and knees (!) and I seriously probably gianed 10 lbs from all of the free food EVERYWHERE but it was totally worth.  Hands down the most fun we've had pretty much ever.  We already can't wait until we have to opportunity to go again.

And now on to the picture!

Our bandanas we were given for Pirate Night! Arrgggghhh Matey!
Every night at turn down housekeeping made a towel animal.  This gorilla was our favorite.
The real Flying Dutchman, docked at Castaway Cay.
Disney touches all over the ship/
Kids pool.
Doug all ready for the safety drill before we departed.
The stack with Mickey!
Docked at Nassau with our sister ship.