Friday, September 17, 2010

Well tomorrow is the BIG day!!!!

S. and T.

Very early in the morning we are heading down to drop S. off at UCLA....  In the last couple weeks she has left her job at Cost Plus... We went into San Fran  and she has taken in all of the local food she can!!  So now I think she is ready!

This is the next big step in her life and we could not be prouder....

S. and I

These were taken the last time we visited the campus.....  We are off on a new journey wish us luck!  

Monday, July 5, 2010

This is just a picture filled post!!

T and I headed to the coast a few weeks ago... Fort Bragg to be exact. A wonderful time was had by all! Great food (of course), a fabulous bakery and beer with the locals... The stories I could tell! Lets just say they can drink in Fort Bragg!The weather was perfect and the sand was warm! So someone decided to take a nap.
Not sure what this means.....
I am heading down to the beach 600 feet from our cottage... Can we live here?
North coastline is always amazing....

This is T. making a very sweet sand art for me!

How cute is he! I am a lucky girl!

Gigi how do I love you!! Just riding her makes my day!!! Riding across the wooden
trestle bridge in Fort Bragg.
Our last day of vaca! We spent it in Mendocino.... Wish I was still there!
Last but not least it was my big 50!! Had a great week of celebrating!
That is a rhubarb upside down cake!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Well the decision has been made!!!

Guess where she is going!!!.... Oh and yes she is a happy girl!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Well this morning S. received an email from UCLA ..... She is in!!! Road trip is a must now!! We will have to head down to LA and Santa Barbara in May. The decision will be made by the 1st of June. All of our lives will be changing soon.....


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Well S. has heard from 3 of her schools... Here she is deciding will it be close to home with a "fabulous" Farmers Market on Saturdays, bike friendly and a Black Bear diner!

OR will it be beach side at her "FAVORITE" restaurant SAMBOS!

The final decision has not been made but she got the news today that she has been accepted to UC Santa Barbara!!! This is her first choice... We are so happy for her and very excited that she got in!! She has also been accepted to UC Davis (her backup) and Chico State (her backup to the back up). We are waiting to hear from 2 other schools before she makes her choice! We will not know until the end of the month on the other 2... But she did a little happy dance when she received the news today!

Of course when she told me we were walking around Pottery Barn.... And
she nonchalantly says" Oh by the way I got into Santa Barbara ".... WHATS UP WITH THAT!! I let a great big whoop!! And called T. immediately... Of course he did not answer his phone!!! UGH!! But he did call back while we were still there and was also VERY happy for her!

Unfortunately she has to work tonight... But a celebration will be had soon!!

Have a great week!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Let the Easter cooking begin!!

T - here....

Nothing shall stop the cooking!
We will start off with Spencer in her own Das Booot. She is suffering from a heel spur (pump bump) that will not go away. Sometimes the boot helps - sometimes not so much. She may be heading off for a second opinion.

She pushed through in her cooking - making the wonderful cake below.

Ricotta cheese cake with citrus compote.

Of course the spinach Gnocchi had to be made.

And to that Kate's special sauce - YUMMMMMMM!!!
Yes that is a big meaty rib eye that has been simmering in the sauce for a few hours.
Kate is such a great cook!

It will all be topped off with Parmesan that we purchased while in San Diego in the little Italy district.

San Diego Fun!!!

T. had a business trip down to San Diego a couple weeks ago... So of course I had to tag along. While his was laboring away in meetings I was visiting old haunts and some wonderful new ones! I do miss living there.... Maybe we will one day again! T. was done Friday afternoon so we took the ferry across to Coronado. Rented bikes and rode around the island. Ice cream was had at the Hotel Del and we wound up the day with a wonderful dinner in Little Italy.

Here I am on my not so sweet ride... But then again I am in San Diego and the weather is "PERFECT" , so I should not complain! Right? But my highney missed Gigi's seat!

This is T. on his much sweeter ride than his Schwinn at home! S. and I are a bit embarrassed to be seen with his bike..... Since our bikes are way hipper then his!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hello blog... long time no see!!!

It has been awhile since we have posted.... Bad blogger! And it was one of my resolutions to try and post once a week! All is well... January and February just flew by.

Lets see January was Mine and T.'s 20th Anniversary! Can you believe it? We can't! We went out to a great dinner at Mulvaney's which is one our favorite restaurant's. We tried to get away but just no time...

February was pretty uneventful... I guess some of you follow T. on his facebook so maybe there is more info there.

And here we are now in March... And T. brought me home a "gift" of wait.... the FLU!! I was in bed for most of the week and have not been this ill in 14 years! Since we moved into this house, I cannot believe it!

The photo is of Francis.... The "parking lot" turkey at my work and he really LOVES my car!

A post would not be a post without a photo of S. Here she is posing for a friend of mine in a "re-engineeared" Linsey Vonn Olympic hat! Yes she came up with the pattern and made it! Some friends are pretty impressive! And of course S. always feels she is #1.

April will be a big month in the Big. household S. will be making her decision on what 4 year she will be attending. She has been accepted to her backup to the backup of the backup State school. Yes the one she does not want to attend unless all else fails... which is not happening. April 28th at 6 something she will log into a website of the last school to see if she has been accepted... Then her decision must be made... letter of intent has to be submitted the beginning of May! She has applied to 4 UC's and 2 state. And we are keeping our fingers crossed she gets into the one she wants! S. has worked really hard, has great grades and will have her A.A. in May so we are not really concerned except for the fact the the schools here in CA are cutting back so much. We will keep you posted on any developments.

Well last but not least.... here is a blanket that I made for a dear friends daughters baby boy that was born this morning! Welcome to the world Landon!