Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Rob!

Rob's birthday was Thursday, May 20. Since I was in St. Thomas that day, we started celebrating his birthday the Saturday before. He was able to open a gift every day from Saturday until Wednesday (the day I left.) I wrote a rhyme with every gift I gave him too, but I'll leave that part out of the post because I don't want to torture everyone with my horrible rhyming skills :) 

SATURDAY: tickets to the giants game. 
This was my first Giants game and it was a lot of fun. I almost caught a ball (my fingers touched it) but the dad in front of me got to it first. The weather was perfect and the Giants won. 
Go Giants! 

SUNDAY: Hershey bars, graham crackers, marshmallows.
Rob mentioned that he wanted to go camping, but I didn't really know how to plan that without his help so instead I planned a camp-out in our living room :)
 This was our sleeping area for camping. Yes..we did sleep here the entire night :) 
Rob making our campfire popcorn. It was cooked perfectly. 

MONDAY: gift card to Rutherford. 
Rob's favorite place is Rutherford so I wrapped up a gift card for him and we had dinner there with his family. Afterward, we all came back to our place for cake and ice cream.
@ dinner

TUESDAY: tickets to the movies.
We went to Vallejo and watched this:
It was good. We both really liked it. Russell Crowe was great. It's worth watching.

WEDNESDAY: gifts. 
Nothing very exciting today. Rob just opened a few gifts; a couple shirts, granola bars, and a new pair of Rainbows. 
Happy Birthday Rob!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

St. Thomas

My friend decided to have a destination wedding and I was her Matron of Honor, so I was able to spend 4 days on the island of St. Thomas. I had fun spending time with the people I grew up with. I've missed hanging out with them. The plane ride there and back was very long and the weather was extremely hot, but I'll take that super hot sunny weather over this rainy cold weather we've had here in Napa any day. Her wedding was very pretty. It was everything she had dreamed about and I'm glad everything turned out the way she wanted it to. Congratulations Corey & Kayla!

 View of St. Thomas
from the hotel

  hanging out before dinner one night
Kayla with her girls

Love this pic!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I'm a bit behind on this post, but hey..I'm not so great at this whole blogging thing. Anyway...I turned 26 on April 13th. I started celebrating my birthday in Cabo sort of by accident, but I liked how it turned out. We had a pinata night (see pictures from previous post) and whoever found the biggest marble inside won a birthday party, and that just happened to be me. What fun!! We had a mariachi band come to the house, everyone brought a gift, we had a nice dinner, and celebrated with cake. It was a lot of fun! 
On the 13th, Rob's family took me to dinner and then they came over to our place for presents, cake, and ice cream. I love ice cream cake from Dairy Queen and have had one for my birthday for @ least the past 5 years if not longer. Rob is aware of this so he did try by getting me an ice cream cake from Baskin-Robbins, but it just wasn't quite the same. I still appreciated the effort though. Rob took me out to dinner the next evening to Benihanas. It was delicious! They sang to me, gave me ice cream, and took our picture. It was a fun evening out. 

Turning 26 was fun. It was hard being away from the family. I think this was my first birthday celebration without them. Those are the moments I miss so much. 
The year 25 brought tons of blessings, celebrations, and wonderful memories and I'm very thrilled to see what my 26th year has to offer. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Rob and I went to Cabo, Mexico with a few other couples and had such a good time. I would like to post every picture with explanations, but that would seriously take FOREVER, so I'll just summarize with a few highlights. ENJOY!!

Jeepin' it one day to enjoy some beautiful beaches and experience what some of Mexico living is really like. 

 The crew that went deep sea fishing. 
 We caught this. A Marlin. Awesome!
 And enjoyed seeing other amazing ocean life. 

 We loved relaxing by the fire pit.. this AMAZING house we stayed at.

 We had a pinata night
 I found the biggest marble..
..which led to having a mariachi band come play for us. 
Great times!

 We took a boat to the famous arch..
 ..and hung out on Lovers Beach!

 The beaches were so gorgeous!

 We loved our trips out on the town for some fine dining. 
 And it was great to wake up to these wonderful breakfasts made by the awesome chef @ the house.