Friday, November 16, 2007

Mom & Dad's visit

We have had a crazy busy last couple of weeks with mom and dad's visit. It was an awesome break and we enjoyed everybit.
Going back a few weeks, here we were in North Carolina for Nathan's brother's wedding, Silas. It was a beautiful day and on the waterfront.

The picture is from our birthdays. One of our house mates birthday was also oct 8th, so we all three had a get together to celebrate all three.

We were lucky enough for Mom and Dad to be able to stay with us for a whole week. We went everywhere! It was such a great time together. Here we went down to Monterey Beach in south bay and stayed overnight in this cute bed and breakfast hotel in downtown.

While we were in Monterey we drove the 17 mile drive down to Pebble Beach Golf Links and to Carmel. It was amazing! I am definately playing that course before I die. But for now I just bought a sweatshirt! :)

Shot of me gazing at the links. Dreaming...

While we were in Monterey we rented this cool car-bike! We decided to do a little test spin to see how hard it would be. We could barely move it!-Until Nathan realized we still had the break on! We "biked" down Monterey and I had a blast dinging the little bell when people wouldn't get out of the way. If you ever get a chance to rent one of these, do it! It even had buckled seats in the front for kids!

This was on top of one of the highest residential hills in San Francisco. It was a georgeous view and felt so far away from the bustle of the city.

After we went to SF for the afternoon we went down to Sausilito, across the Golden Gate bride. It is a cute little harbor town with great little cafe's and shops.

After Sausilito, we went to Napa Valley. We visited a couple different places. This is a pic of the gardens at the Domaine Carneros vineyard. It was very pretty!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

September Travels...

Go NC State! They are trying to make me a loyal fan still!
So we have been really busy since my last post! Last last weekend we traveled to North Carolina for Aaron and Shauna's wedding. (Nathan's younger brother by a year.) We had an excellent trip but were exhausted afterwards. I did updo's for all the girls in the wedding party and did shauna's hair too. They all came out really well despite the fact that I started on Karen's (the grooms mother) 5 minutes before Shauna was supposed to walk down the aisle! Needless to say the wedding party looked great but we were 15 min late! For the rehearsal dinner we had a cookout and went to an NCState football game.

Last weekend, my sorority sister Rosie Kapp came in for a long weekend (not long enough though!) We had a blast and traveled all over Berkeley and San Francisco for three days straight! (Nathan had to stay home and study though.) We were really excited because we saw all the major tourist attractions possible in two days and then spent the last shopping--and we only "almost" got lost once! We were really proud of our map reading skills! I must admit though that we did as a usps man delivering mail just to make sure we were going the right direction--he giggled so that he almost lost half of his ice cream sandwich out the side of his mouth! We had and excellent time. I highly recommend riding the SF Trolleys. They are quite fun! This weekend we are at home and then next off to NC again for another brothers wedding!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Here is a picture of my new haircut, yay, and a picture of the front of our house. We are in the yellow house and its nickname is "The Fulton Manor." Nathan and my room is the front room to the right of the steps. If you look really hard you can see our white wicker table and chairs where we eat breakfast on lazy mornings so the sun shines on us. Its great! You can also see our three antique rose bushes which weren't blooming yet in this pic. I have some others of the house I can post later, but I've miss placed the folder! Yikes!

Here is my new business logo and the link:
Check it out!!! Very fun and hopefully promising! We had a big BBQ in the b
ack yesterday for lunch and then went to San Francisco for the evening for an event for Nathan's college, Emmanual College, Cambridge that he attended in England. It was really nice to get out of Berkeley and have a night in the city...It always feels like a mini vacay!

Sunday, February 25, 2007


Nathan and I went to the California Swimmeet to see
his friends compete in the rain. They have an
awesome outdoor facility with a heated pool-but the rain was cold!

For Valentines
Nathan and I went do a really nice dinner downtown in Berkeley. The week before, one of Nathan's friends from Knottingham, England came and stayed a few days and brought him the white "wedding tie." It was sweet.

The Ferry Building in San Francisco is where Nathan works on Mondays and Fridays.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Jan 29 2007

Life is spinning by...literally! Nathan and I started dance practice taught by the Cal competive dance team tonight! It is a semester long prep class for next fall's dance team. So if we do good we could compete next year. Bonus for the meantime: learn some smooth moves for the wedding. :) Tonight we learned the basics of the waltz and the Rumba. NICE! Makes me wanna watch Dirty Dancing!

Back track a bit...2 photos from Nate in the Domican Republic over Christmas, and then one from our late "Swanky Holiday Party 2007" - bringing Christmas back into Winter Break. Except everyone was so busy before Christmas that we had to wait til after. It was still a blast and total success despite the dry and droopy tree. :) We made some awesome appetizers and snacks too! (Nathan and I cooked for like 5 hours! He is quite handy in the kitchen!)

We are working on save the date letters so check your mail at the end of the week. Other good news: the basement flood is well on its way to recovery (sigh of relief) and Nathan and I went to our 2nd premarital class last Thursday.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Here it is...the beginning of our new blog and our new life in California!