Saturday, May 14, 2016

2016 Recap February

2016 Recap Part 2.  Again, this was all on fb so you might have Deja Vu and can skip it if you want.

Caught some stunning sunsets in February, although I was counting down the days until Daylight Saving time ended.  I hate it being dark when I get off of work!

Got a couple of rides in.  Sadly, I haven't really ridden since. I've been plagued with thyroid troubles since the New Year(more on that later) and I've been feeling just plain crappy.




Found some oldie but goodie photos of me in my horseshoe days.  Top overall rider in the state of CA Bay-bee.  Man that was forever ago.  I'm 16 in this photo.



Valentine's Day and our anniversary were lovely. 
We had dinner at The Storybook Cafe in The Grand Californian again.
The dessert buffet is my favorite.
They gave us these very cute buttons when we told them it was our anniversary.
Unfortunately  when we left they charged us $48 for going over our 3 hour free time limit(we parked at the hotel), even though TWO people told us we had 3 hours from the time our ticket was validated at the restaurant, and not from the time we parked.  Forty.Eight.Dollars.  That's highway robbery.  I get it, they are discouraging people from parking there and going to the theme parks but still.  It was a mistake(and it was their fault for giving out the wrong information), and they could have made it right if they wanted to and they just didn't want to.  This is the first time we have ever been disappointed in the customer service at Disney.  That's a $48 button you're looking at right there.  We didn't let it spoil our night.  We still had a wonderful time.
Anniversary manicure


The Saturday night before Valentine's Day I had this harebrained idea to make some Valentine's treats for my co-workers that required the baking of 5 dozen cupcakes.

Yes, I bought too much mix, and not enough frosting.  I'm not good at math.
5 dozen cupcakes is a lot.


But they turned out so cute.  Cupcakes in a jar.  Pinterest idea, of course.


My Sees-ter sent this yummy edible arrangement to my work.  Everyone enjoyed it.

Joe broke our don't-buy-valentinesday-stuff and brought me flowers and a balloon.  We don't buy Valentine's Day stuff or flowers even for our anniversary because it's three times the cost.  We usually wait until the next week when things are back to normal price, and chocolate is 75% off.
And Champagne of course. Gotta have champagne for your anniversary.


23 years.  Hard to believe.








In March The X-Files returned to television. Yay!  Joe and I were both very excited.  
Mulder and Scully 4Ever.
We both enjoyed the episodes, but were disappointed in the ending. 

                                       

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

2016 recap

Thought I'd post here because some day I'm going to publish this blog into a book(yeah, right) and I can't seem to let go of this(blog).

Plus I'm home sick today and completely bored and this is giving me something to do.

None of this stuff is new to my fb friends, so skip it if it's too boring.  :)

Christmas was awesome, as usual.  We spent it at my Sees-ters(of course).

 The kids got hover boards(the non catch-on-fire kind).  I didn't go near them because everywhere I turned on the internet were videos of people falling off of them and almost breaking their necks trying them out and if that's going to happen to someone it would happen to me.
 I got this fashionable new hat
 And some cute kitchen stuff in a  forest animal theme
Christmas Day we went to the movies to see Star Wars(for the second time) and it.was.awesome.  We both loved it.


 Grace is totally a pro at the hoverboard and made it look totally easy.  I still didn't try it.
Grace is standing on her hoverboard.  She's not that tall.  Yet.

We were lucky enough to stay through New Years this year which we haven't been able to do in I don't know how long.  At least 10 years. So grateful for my job letting me have the time off to do so. After New Years we headed off to Tahoe.  It was beautiful and it snowed and it was magical. Such a wonderful vacation.






It turns out I love snow.  When we are on vacation and it doesn't negatively affect my life in any way(see December of 2015 post. Blech.)


 Do you want to build a snowman?  No?  Us either, as evidenced by the lame, unfinished one we attempted to build. Building a snowman is hard!



The hotel we stayed at was a winter wonderland at night.


 On the way home we decided to stop at the church we were married in 23 years ago. It's only a 25 minute drive from Tahoe.  We hadn't been there in 10 years or so.

I just love this church so much.  One day I would love to attend services there.  It is always closed when we visit.

             
               
                                                                       Joe cool

                                          Still young at heart

While we were there Joe surprised me and got down on one knee and proposed to me again.  So sweet!  It's been a long hard road at times for us, but I'm proud of us for weathering the storm and persevering.  I love him very much.








Such a great trip

When we got home from Tahoe we decided to play tourist around downtown San Francisco(although we have been there dozens of times).  

The Japanese Tea Garden is one of our favorite places.  So peaceful and serene. It was raining but we didn't let that stop us from having a wonderful time.





We had some snacks at the restaurant there.  Best Udon soup I've had.





Made a quick stop in Chinatown to do some shopping afterwards.
HAD to have some pork buns.  So good.



                                                 It was very pretty in the rain.

It was so great to spend New Year's Eve with them.  We even got to celebrate our birthdays together, which we NEVER get to do, seeing as though our birthday is on Jan 5th and we are both back to work by then.
                                           New Year's nails
New Year's Eve festivities



Birthday dinner.  As part of my present, Lisa and I got our makeup done at Sephora. Can I have them come to my house and do my makeup every time I have a special occasion?  Please?

Twinsies

Lisa gave me her "good" camera for my birthday.  OMG so excited!  Have I used it yet?  No.  Mostly because I'm lame and forget to take it places.  I am thinking about signing up for a photography class since I have no idea how to use this thing.
After that it was time to go home.


The girls at work made my actual birthday very special(my job rocks). Joe got me this beautiful orchid and a cookbook with different salads you can put in mason jars.  My sister sent me this adorable pillow and garden flag. When you live in a trailer, you might as well own it. lol



                                                                    Love.



This is getting kind of long so I'm thinking I should divide it up into several posts. 

To be continued.........