Friday, March 7, 2014

Flyin' solo for the night...well, not really...

My husband has these Union Meetings the first Tuesday of every month.

That means he won't be home for dinner, and that takes the stress off of me what to cook!

Because you know...kids are so easy to please!! A grilled cheese sandwich and some chips would suffice!

Well, it was International Pancake day, and my plan was to take them to Ihop for dinner! If you know my kids, a short stack of pancakes would not satisfy. They would be like, "What else are we getting?" Anyway, long story short, they decided they would rather have Mexican food instead.

We ended up at our go to/favorite Mexican restaurant, and I have to say that it felt super weird being there without my husband! It's like something was totally missing! I know..sounds corny!

Since we were having a great time, I decided to take them to get some froyo! They were totally stoked! It's little moments like that with my kids that I treasure. Hopefully one day they will remember these times, too!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The City By The Bay

I can't believe I am finally updating my blog after ignoring it for MONTHS!!

I really don't want to let it go for too long because my kids enjoy reading it! Now they appreciate all those times I took so many pictures of them. And this was when I was carrying my Nikon around! All I can say is thank God for a good camera on my cell phone!

Okay..I'm just going to start this blog in a random order of events!

I'll start with a little "bay"cation that my husband and I had a few weeks ago. We stayed at the same hotel we did the year prior (which was our very first getaway sans kids)!! So, it was pretty sentimental!

But before we checked in, we stopped by his job site because he wanted to check on a couple of things first. And let me say, the view from that building is awesome! You have AT&T park (home of the San Francisco Giants), and the Bay Bridge in plain sight!

See what I mean!!
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Of course, I had to do the "selfie!"
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And let me tell ya, I think it's pretty hot to see your husband in "work" mode!
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So, when were done there, we ate at Mission Rock Resort. He had the salad, and I had the fish & chips. Delish! My mouth is watering just thinking of it!
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I'll show you a day & evening view from our hotel room!
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So, we had a simple dinner that night, and walked over to get milkshakes at a little diner! Did I mention that it was smack dab in the middle of the Chinese New Year Parade?! Um, yah..so we totally enjoyed the peace & quiet of our hotel room!!

And look how refreshed we are the next morning! Just chillaxing and waiting to check out!
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Our hotel (Hotel Nikko) was right by Union Square, so we decided to walk over and enjoy the gorgeous weather! After my husband got a few things at Macy's I thought we were done and were going to head home, but he wanted to hang out a little bit longer. Little did I know he had something up his sleeve!!!!

And this was it!!! Tiffany's opened later than everything else, so that is WHY we were just hanging around!
And yes, I had matching nail polish!! I did this a few days later!
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And let me tell ya, I was like, "Wha???????" My husband and I don't normally get each other gifts. Seriously..I am more than content to buy what I need, and same with him. It's not a big deal at all. So, I thought this was so sweet, and so thoughtful of him!! And heck yah...from Tiffany's!! Big points for him! 

So, all in all, it was a wonderful, laid back weekend with my husband!! We are already set for our next getaway this weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

 Finally!! A somewhat decent picture of all of us looking at the camera!!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Photobooth First

We recently went to a wedding, and had some photobooth fun with our friends!!

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Color Run

Back in March, me and a few of my friends signed up the for The Color Run. It's a fun, non competitve, untimed 5k that gets you totally covered in COLOR by the time you're done!

We had no intentions of running it, of course! Besides, even if we did, I think it would have been even crazier!

They held it at Candlestick Park, and the weather was perfect that day for it!!

So, the only thing required is that everyone has to wear a white top! This way, you can see all the color on you! And it gets everywhere!! If you don't care about getting all that colored powdery mess on you, then this is the 5k you want to sign up for!

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Look how "white" we are....for now!
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Enjoying the pre-race fun!
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Pre-mess!
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Getting hit with the orange first!
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Color!!!!! It was like a party after with the DJ on stage!!
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Look at the place now!
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And here we are after!
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Oldest Restaurant In San Francisco

I don't mean "old" as in it needs to be shut down.

I mean "old" as in the first restaurant in San Francisco!

My husband wanted to take me there for lunch one weekend, and I was so excited!!

Let's get on with the food!


Started with Dungeness Crab Cakes
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Seafood Cioppino with Garlic Bread
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I forget the name of this, but it was a casserole with dungeness crab!
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Here's another picture of the inside!
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Dessert!!
 
Raspberry Mousse
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I'm a cheesecake-holic!
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I can't wait to eat here again!!!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Girls Day Out

Girls, meaning mother daughter time!

My friend had suggested we take our girls to tea one afternoon, and to spruce it up for them, we decided on having them get pampered at one of those little girl shops where they do hair and makeup.

There is a place in the mall called Britty's Glamour, and it's such a girly girl place! You can have birthday parties there, too! It's super cute! Perfect for a lil' diva, that's for sure!
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Everything is so pink!!
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They started the girls off by doing their nails in the color of their choice!
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And while their nails are drying, they start on the do!!
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My daughter chose to have her hair done in a "bow." It was so cute!
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Then came the makeup and hair accessories!!! 
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Now, if you think my daughter's make up was too dark, I had to tell them to tone it down! I was like, she's not going to a pageant! Besides that, we had to be out in public..LOL!

We had reservations at Lisa's Tea Treasure, so we were excited to head over there right after!
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I loved what I ordered! I had quiche, a variety of sandwiches, and a scone! It doesn't look filling, but it was!
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The girls had pizza rolls, egg salad sandwiches, pigs in a blanket, and ice cream!
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It was a perfect way to end our day!!
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Baycation!

About once a month, my husband and I like to take, what we call, "Baycations."

That basically means we stay overnight at a hotel, but not too far away from home. The furthest we've gone (so far) is to San Francisco.

Can you tell we love going there? It helps that my husband knows the city like the back of his hand, so we're never lost, plus I get to see some of the neatest places!

One spot we like to go to is the Marin Headlands. It's a turnoff right by the Golden Gate Bridge. You drive up to the top and it overlooks the bay! It's gorgeous, especially in clear weather. This day we went, there was overcast. But, that was okay. We still enjoyed sitting there, and walking around!

I tell ya...we love our kids, but it's so nice to get away by ourselves!!
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Isn't that gorgeous? You can see the Golden Gate Bridge off in the distance!
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So peaceful here!
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When we were done there, we went back to check into our hotel, Le Meridien.
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Here's the view out our window. My husband wasn't too thrilled, but that's because he was comparing our view from the other hotel we stayed at previously. I'll post about that next time!
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Time for dinner! We decided on Scoma's on the Wharf. Here we are waiting to be seated!
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Now, onto the food! Our appetizer was delicious. A little bit of everything! Fried calamari, shrimp scampi, and crab cakes.
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Lobster Bisque at it's finest! So creamy and tasty!
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I'm all about seafood pasta! And this was the real deal! Huge pieces of scallops, shrimp, and crab!
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Filet Mignon and Lobster for the hubby!
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We left there completely happy! We are definitely going back there again! And the only reason we didn't order dessert was because we had connoli's back at the hotel!

The next morning, we decided to eat at Beach Chalet Brewery. If you're lucky enough (or early enough) you can be seated right next to the window with the ocean as your view! We were one table away, but we were close enough!
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We started with a couple of sweets! I wanted to try their fresh fruit and granola parfait. That was practically a meal in itself! I loved it!
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I also wanted to try their Beignets, because believe it or not, I've never had one! They served it with two sauces. Warm mixed berry and espresso Bailey's creme anglaise!  Sooooo good!
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Now for the main meals! My husband ordered Corned Beef Hash. That's a poached egg on top. It looks like sour cream in the picture. 
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I opted for Dungeness Crab Bendict! Oh...soooo...good!!
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 That's it..then end! LOL..then, we headed home to our kiddos!