Friday, February 17, 2012

Girl Weekend

So last weekend two of my college friends came up from Oregon to visit me! We had a lot of fun and it was great to see more people than my norm and helped with missing Dave. They arrived on Saturday and we went to Panera Bread for lunch and then to  the Southcenter Mall since it had a specific store they wanted to go to and we shopped in a few stores. After going there we headed back and went into Qdoba for a yummy dinner treat and then went and saw the movie "The Vow" which was pretty cute (not sure if it's a "I have to own this!" though... also why is it Rachel McAdam's character's in romantic movies all seem to have problems with remembering (ie "The Notebook")). Then we blew up the air mattress and each of us talked to our husbands on the phone then chatted and all fell asleep much earlier than any other "sleepover" I've ever attended... it was LOVELY!
The next day we drove out to Seattle! But before jumping onto the freeway we stopped at the humane society to look at dogs... there were a couple cute ones but no keepers. When we got to Seattle we went to some little restaurant on the water front for food, then to Pikes Place, and then my two fit friends decided we should walk to the Seattle Center (now not that it's a very far distance to walk but it was cold, up hill, and I'm not in shape unlike my two friends are... let's just say I was DYING to be subtle). We looked at a few things there and then needed to head back to the car, luckily it was all down hill so I didn't have to collapse without my inhaler (which is somewhere either a float or not in the Snake River). We raced back to my apartment, got everyone all packed up and then we went our separate ways. Over all it was a fun weekend and I hope they come out for a visit again!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Disney Love

                                         Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

this cracked me up

The cat wants to join in on the yoga

the joys of having a pet

Thursday, February 9, 2012

They're so cute! I wish I could just live in this movie

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Birthday Fun

So for my birthday (well day before) Dave and I went to the zoo. I LOVE the zoo. We drove out the long way since the bridge we normally use to go into Seattle is now a toll bridge and then we had to find parking which took maybe another 20 mins (they have this really lame parking system with a few parking lots going around the zoo but no real big parking lot or parking structure... we almost just went back home) but we found a spot thank goodness and headed into the zoo. We were starved by the time we got there so we went to this little food cart that we waited in line for but they didn't have hot dogs unlike they had advertised but they were kind enough to direct us to the little food court. We grabbed some pizza slices (they also had no line unlike all the other little food options) and chowed down. After that we bumped into a friend of mine and her family who had just sat down to eat with their family at the zoo so that was fun to see them.
Well seeing as we were at a zoo we thought it'd be fun to go check out some animals. So we headed to my favorite animals they have at the zoo, the red pandas. The pandas had decided they wanted to hide away from society though on this beautiful sunny day though so no pandas for me. We then went to see the African Safari animals which was fun because they had giraffes (my all time favorite animal) and hippos (which Dave loves) as well as some other fun animals. 
Dave loves that the one hippo is resting his head on the other hippo's bum

The shadow figure is me... we had to use my ipod since I had forgot my sd card for my real camera
After that we went and saw all the rest of the animals, including:
A goose who was with the flamingos and was trying very hard to be a flamingo by lifting his one leg up (his doesn't bend backwards though) and tucking his head into his feathers
An orangutan who was trying to make a fort or something like that
A bear who was trying to hide away from the world but his HUGE head was the only thing still showing
A sneaky little arctic fox who lots of people thought they had seen but he came out after that group of people had left
Over all it was a really fun trip and a great birthday adventure.
That night we went over to my parents to celebrate with them. My mom had made two sets of ribs (I really enjoy ribs) and some mashed potatoes (also a favorite) and my favorite dessert which we call "Raspberry Dessert" (which doesn't give you any clue as to what it is other than a dessert with raspberries). All the food was wonderful!
After everything I opened presents which were dishes! My parents were nice enough to buy us an actual dish set since we never got one as a wedding present a year and a half ago and I LOVE them. It was a lot of fun going to the stores with my mom to pick them out. I also got some bonus green converses which was awesome.
Sunday was the Superbowl which Dave was excited to watch and we just hung out all day which made for a lovely birthday.

Speaking of birthday's today is California Adventure's 11th birthday.... I hadn't realized it had even been around that long... that's exactly half of my life that it's actually existed which is crazy since I remember Disneyland without it and when they started to work on it and we got to see the plans for it and videos on it. So way to go CA!
Seriously... you go from something that had meaning, cleverness for words and rhyme, and actual lyrics to "baby baby baby no". There is just no more real romance in the world anymore.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I Want Him

Ps if you click the picture it'll show the full little cute clip of him
Who wouldn't want this cute little guy