Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's day to all you great dads out there {including my dad and hubby of course}!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

17 Years

I just changed my profile to read married for 17 years! That's right, yesterday marked 17 years since we said I-do in a little chapel in Reno, NV.

We did not have big plans this year, but did the usual, dinner and a movie. Then we came home, picked up all 4 kids {which hardly EVER happens anymore} and went to Mojo in downtown Tempe for frozen yogurt. It was our first time there, and we all loved it!!! Such a cool concept for a fro-yo place. You choose your cup size, add any flavors of fro-yo, add any toppings {including fresh fruits and other exotic items like Captain Crunch and Fruity pebbles}, then they just weigh your cup. So fun! If you haven't been, I highly recommend.

Not too glamorous or exciting, but very "us". We even talked a little bit about how we have been together now longer than we were apart, and what it takes to get there. It helps that no matter how upset I get about things {I am type-A all the way}, Tony can always lighten my mood and make me laugh. Even after 17 years:-)

Monday, June 8, 2009

California Mini-vacation

My fabulous husband stole me away for a romantic mini vacation to California.
Um, ok, not really. What he actually said was "I have some meetings in Cali, you and the little girls should come and we will spend a day at the beach". Not quite the same, but I'll take it!!!
We drove out to Calabasa on Sunday, stopping in Menifee on the way to see some friends. On Monday we drove to a small beach just north of Malibu.
It was an amazing spot with cool outcrops of rocks that were covered in mussels, sea stars, anemones, crabs, and other critters.

The girls had a blast, even though the water was ice cold!
Tuesday we drove north to Solvang, the dutch capital of the United States. It is so cute, all the buildings are beautiful.
There are adorable shops and yummy bakeries.

There were so many fun shops, and one really nice baby boutique. It had the most beautiful dress up clothes, hair bows, baby clothes, and dresses. I found these items for my work friend who is expecting a girl any day! The dress is silk on the top and has layers of embroidered tulle. I can't wait to see baby Stella in it.

We were considering staying another night, but ended up having dinner in Ontario with some other friends, and driving all the way home (til 4:30 am!). We sure crammed a lot into our "mini vacation".