Friday, March 25, 2011

the great cupcake disaster & portrait of a bulldog

Last night I brought A home a gorgeous, rich, decedant, gigantic, chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and chocolate shavings on top from the Nordstrom Cafe. (as seen above)

He had been begging me to bring one home for him ever since I got one from our Kids' Wear painting party a month ago. If you don't know about Nordie's cupcakes...they are the best. cupcakes. ever. My mouth is watering just thinking about it and it's 8:16 am. So long story short, A went to take a shower so he could savor in his cupcake with a clean body, I went to check my email and one cared what he was doing until we found him hiding behind a chair, decadent chocolate remains covering his wrinkly face.

No photo sorry, A is still getting over the loss.

Before K destroyed all of A's hopes and dreams I took some photos of him yesterday. He's getting huge and isn't such a puppy anymore. sad face.

 droopy lips

 stocky legs

puppy eyes


nubby tail


I just found this one, I call it "Crash"

Thank you, all photos are available for purchase.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring Break baby

These last two weeks have been wonderful. A and I went to visit my Gpa, Aunt Valerie and Uncle Joe in Maui over Spring Break.

Can I get a HALLELUJAH!?
he knows what I'm talkin about

Maui just does something to people's minds. There is no time there, it doesn't matter if it's 10 am or 10 pm, Friday or Monday... who cares? It's all good baby, you're in Maui.
It feels like a time space continuum (whatever that means). I didn't think about work or responsibility the entire time and it was a-MAZ-ing! We went to Lappert's and got ice cream everyday, strolled along the boardwalk in Lahaina, swam, snorkled, boogie boarded, ate like kings (thanks to Gpa) and got our tan on.

One day we rented a Harley and rode upcountry to Paia where we ate at Cafe good, shopped in Makawo, rode the Hana highway and went on a little hike/swim at Twin Falls.

then dun...dun...dun...a huge 8.9 earthquake rocked Japan. A and I couldn't take our eyes off of the news. has the best coverage that I've found. We keep praying for the people affected. Oh how this breaks my heart.

We were actually told that we needed to evacuate bc of the tsunami warning but we decided to stick it out and watch the news for updates. Luckily the tsunami was only a few feet and didn't cause any significant issues throughout the islands. But we were prepared just in case with candy and POG and we brought in the patio furniture just to be safe.

Now we are back and ready to tackle the last month and a half of the semester (well, A is, I'm just here for the ride).

Margi, sweet Margi, at the last second took Kipling for us while we were gone. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! You are fabulous and I think K already misses his best friend Dodge!

I am going back to work tomorrow, hopefully my jet lag isn't too bad. A is passed out on the couch because he didn't sleep a wink on the red eye. Oh and btw, I totally saw Joey Fatone from NSync at LAX, no big. Just how I roll.

Oh and good news! The first yak baby was born this weekend, when I asked what his (the baby yak's) name was Dennis said "Top Dollar". I would have gone with Blackie or Oreo but that's just me.

Happy Daylight Savings! Spring forward. 
It's almost Spring...please...hurry...I can't make it much longeeeeerrrrrr....

I thought this was funny and a little too similar to how I'm feeling right now.