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!