Friday, February 25, 2011

apres ski

Presidents Day was a good day. I usually don't have a day off with Adam besides Sundays-so it was especially fun to head up to Midway and have the day to do whatever we wanted. Monday morning Scott, Adam, and I woke up at the crack of dawn to hit the slopes. It was a tad bit nippy, but the snow was ideal. powdered sugar under my feet. The view from the Canyons Resort is so pretty. Right????


No lie, the rest of our day was spent lounging and lying in bed playing Words with Friends on our iphone. I could spend houuursss on that game. Anndd....we did.

I don't think there is anything better than getting back in a warm bed after skiing.
...maybe cadbury mini eggs. I can eat an entire bag of those. Anndd....we did.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I wonder if my significant other would be suspicious if he noticed
a $140 withdrawl in our account and then saw me wearing this
elephant scarf around the house...
i think he would blow a gasket.
but it sure is cute.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

san diego

marines bootcamp
my cousin the Marine
I think I know what I want Adam to be for Halloween this year...hubba hubba.
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6:00 am
driving home
lake hodges
until next time!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I will post pictures of our weekend getaway soon. It was much too short but so much fun. Blue skies and perfect weather.
Friday my cousin Donald graduated from bootcamp-he is now a Marine! We were able to go to the base and welcome him back to real life (for now).
Afterwards we celebrated at the Town & Country Hotel. delish.

scout the wonder-yorkie.

Saturday we hit up the shops at Solana Beach, played at Karin's, helped her cook for the following day's brunch and jest vegged out. (we might have stolen cactus' from her neighbors yard...) Annddd.... what would a trip to San Diego be without hitting up Tader Joe's?? we had a plan of attack in there and boy did we attack. I was throwing stuff in the cart like the world was coming to an end and the only thing that was going to save us was chocolate covered pomegranate seeds and other unnecessary items from Trader Joe's. oh boy.

Finally Sunday morning Karin hosted a beautiful brunch for some close friends and it was fabulous. Pecan crusted french toasties, veggie fritatta, berries galore, croissants, homemade jams and oatmeal, chocolates and much much more. She went all out and I was there to punish it all. I would've attached a photo but by the end of the brunch it looked like I was smuggling croissants and chocolate truffles underneath my shirt.
It was a fun weekend getaway and I am so dang tired.

I came home to a sweet valentine surprise. My husband knows me all-too-well:

Ruth's Diner, more treats, and 'The Bachelor''s nice to be home.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


We're off to San Diego in the morning! Poor husband can't come. boo. Oh well. we're going to do girly things anyway-and he will stay occupied with his new iphone. I wonder how long it will take before he even realizes i'm gone. ??
I get back Monday night which happens to be Valentines day. I'm hoping for a movie-like welcome home. how romantic!
Let hope he remembers it's Valentines ;)

Happy Weekend.

Friday, February 4, 2011


SK Grapefruit Yogurt Cake
SK Grapefruit Yogurt Cake
I made this last week with the last grapefruit in our fridge that had gone a little too hard. That's what happens when you buy an army-size bag of grapefruits. There tends to be one or two by the end of the month that turn into petrified rocks.
It took some serious arm strength to grate the zest off the dang thing-but it was worth it. and fun.
I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. Grapefruit Yogurt Cake?! As I polished off the remaining crumbs the other night and licked the plate clean and rummaged through my fridge looking for another petrified grapefruit, I decided that Yes, I do like this cake. Yes. Yes, I do.

Try it for yourself while grapefruits are still in season. This would be super-delicious in the morning with tea, or a handful of chocolate morsels if you're like my Mom, or a bowl of Life Cereal if you're like my Husband. You may (or may not!) be dissapointed.
recipe here

Tuesday, February 1, 2011