Grandmom and Mom came for a 5 day visit on their western US tour. We went to Lick Observatory, Big Basin Redwoods SP, and traveled down the Pacific Coast Highway. It was lots of fun!
Happy 30th birthday, Eric! Hard to believe we were only 18 when we first met and we’re celebrating your 30th birthday after spending all the time in between going through life together. Pretty crazy. Anyway, for his birthday we started out the day with special birthday waffles, and then went out to enjoy some bowling and the batting cages. Our local bowling alley is actually pretty awesome, and they were playing The Princess Bride on… (more)
This year Eric and I got to experience the holidays in our very own house! It was a lot of fun to decorate and experiment with new traditions and have new experiences. It wasn’t our first Christmas tree, but it was our first time having a house to deck out in lights, and feel like we could envision celebrating here for a long time. Unfortunately we had to spend much of it apart, but we… (more)
It has been our tradition to spend Thanksgiving with my family every year. So this year Eric and I flew to Florida to spend a week with my parents. This included visiting Walt Disney World for a few nights, seeing shows and movies, and celebrating the holiday together. We had a blast, and were already tallying up the things we will want to do on our next visit. As much as we love to travel,… (more)
This was our first Halloween in our new house! We put up all the decorations we had from before, which didn’t look like much sadly, and then we went and bought some more. We also carved pumpkins which we did not end up doing last year, so that was fun, too. Annnnd we severely overestimated how many kids might come around the neighborhood, so there’s a boatload of leftover candy. Oh well! It was a… (more)
For the sixth year in a row here in California we have had a little party with some friends for my birthday and they have made me a Disney themed birthday cake!! I actually ended up having 3 separate birthday celebrations, though, so that was fun. One house party before my actual birthday, dinner out with Eric on my actual birthday, and dinner out with friends later in the week because they couldn’t make the… (more)
Eric here! For my birthday Evey and I went to batting cages, mini golf, a steakhouse, and finished it off with Curly Baker cake at home. It was a pretty good day.
My parents came to visit for Thanksgiving! Yay! They hadn’t been out here since we first moved into the house 2.5 years ago. It was nice to show off some of the upgrades to our house, and also fun to host our first Thanksgiving. On our one touristy day we did the exact same tour we did with Eric’s parents a couple of months ago, so that was fun. We also saw a movie, and… (more)
Our 4th anniversary was maybe the most low key so far as we didn’t even spend a night away from home. I guess they can’t all be hot air balloons and helicopters! But we had a great time anyway. Friday, our actual anniversary, we had dinner out at a great tapas place in Mountain View and then went to a local observatory and looked through their telescope at the stars. So that was a pretty… (more)
Eric’s parents came out to spend about 10 days with us again this summer. It was a busy visit with lots of fun activites including a mid-week trip to Tahoe, driving along the coast between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, biking across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, and riding motorcycles. We had pretty great weather the entire time and overall another successful visit with family!
Eric had a lovely 28th birthday. He opened presents, ate a special cake, and then later in the week we went out to dinner with some friends. Eric had been eyeing up a Brazilian steak house place for a while, so this was a great opportunity to check that out. Happy birthday, Eric!
This year the Apple Holiday Party was at the California Academy of Sciences. They basically rented out the whole place for their event which meant I got to go see the museum for free! They had set up food stations and bars all in and around the exhibits on every floor. The food was really amazing, too. Eric’s favorite was the Short Rib Sundae while mine was the fish tacos. Not to mention the amazing… (more)