Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree!

The season is upon us... 

Christmas movies, hot chocolate, and warm blankets are currently underway! Here's to a joyous holiday season to us all!


First of all, hope you all had a happy, happy Thanksgiving! We sure did over here. Spencer's family came to visit on Tuesday evening and stayed until Saturday. So as not to bore you with a ridiculously long post, here are the highlights.

Wednesday: Spencer worked until about 3PM, so I took them to see the sights, do a little shopping, and of course, have their first taste of In-N-Out Burger. Later that night, we met up with our friend Joe for dinner and drinks. 

Something was funny :) 
I love candid shots.

Thursday: Most of the day was spent cooking, and what was left of the day was spent in a food coma. Spencer did treat us to a big breakfast before our big Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, macaroni, rolls, and three kinds of pie (pumpkin, apple, and pecan). Yep, there were only 5 of us. No big deal. 

Caught ya lookin' :)
Spencer "helping"

Friday: We kicked off the day with a little Black Friday shopping, and had lunch at the Stone Brewery in Escondido. (Remember my post about the last time I went to the brewery? I stuck to a fizzy yellow wussie beer this time, thank you very much). We capped off the day with a hike along the coastline, and a fabulous Italian dinner. 

Lunch at Stone Brewery in Escondido, CA 
Spencer's family :)
Yeah, it's pretty where we live.
Love him! 
Right this way... don't mind if I do!
Spencer and his sister.
Watching the sunset through the pines. 

Saturday: We had a late brunch, and took them to see where Spencer works before heading back to the airport. Time went too fast!

Spencer and I spent the rest of Saturday and Sunday on the sofa. Why is it that you always need a vacation from your vacation?

Hope you all have a lovely week!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


We had a fabulous weekend being lazy. It rained, we saw a movie, went to dinner, and enjoyed a glass of pinot on the patio tonight. 

Can every weekend be like this? 

Here's to a great week!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Downtown Date

Sweet way to spend a Saturday - dinner and a movie. Call me traditional, but still one of my favorite dates :) 

Awwee.. sweet moment :)

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Liscence (Plates) to Drive

The Mazda needs a bath :)
It's official. 

Our cars are no longer registered in the great state of Texas. We are official drivers in Cali! Woo! 

It only took me a MONTH to complete this process. Spencer walked in and out on the same day with his car fully registered. I have been playing cat and mouse with the Department of Motor Vehicles this whole time. From smog check issues (a mandatory test in CA), to title issues, to downright waiting, it has been a process. Glad to be finished with that step! 

Now to pass the driving test. 

I'm pretty nervous about it. 

No need to lie. 

Happy Saturday!