Sunday, April 11, 2010

Great weekend

I had a really great weekend. It wasn't anything big, just nice. Got home from work Saturday to find my guys resting peacefully on our bed. So sweet, I had to join them.

After a little rest, we all went out to play. Just hung out playing in the yard. Came in and made a yummy dinner. After dinner and dishes, we went for a long walk around the neighborhood and beyond. It's hilly around here and I was toting the boys in their wagon, so I got a little workout. Came home and sat on the porch swing in the back for a while and just enjoyed the sun setting.

Today, Sunday, we got up, got ready and went to a yummy breakfast at Mimi's Cafe. We still had some time to kill before church, so we went to Nielson's Grove and played at the park for a while. Then church. After church, we had some lunch, visited with the home teacher. Owen and Steve took a nap. Wes and I played outside and were joined by Owen and Steve for some more running around. Kristi took a break from homework and joined us for dinner. Then we ended this nice weekend with a campfire and marshmallows in the fire pit out back.

Like I said, it wasn't much, but it was a near perfect weekend for me. I love my family.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

10 years, baby!

For our 10 year anniversary, Steve and I flew to San Francisco for a 4 day/3 night getaway. It was perfect! We had the best time. We flew into Oakland and took BART across the bay into San Fran. We stayed at the Sheraton on the wharf. The room was really nice and the hotel was great. Had to take a pic of the Raiders Stadium. My #3 team! Go Raiders!
Do you recognize this old man? Steve thinks he's a actor, but I'm not convinced. I am convinced, however, that he and his grandson thought we were pretty creepy.

We spent most of our time walking around the city in the rain. It was great. We walked for 3 days straight. We discovered parts of the city that were beautiful and hidden. We also relied on public transit a little to get from the wharf to downtown. Our first afternoon and evening we walked around the wharf and Ghirardelli Square.
The next day we took the F-line train into downtown early in the morning. We got there a little early so we went into Borders and got "hot drinks" to warm us up. Then we walked around the shopping district. I was pretty excited about the stores. Why can't we have a Saks or a Neiman in Utah County? Sigh...

The Macy's takes up a whole city block! And that's not including the Men's store that's across the street! It was beautiful!

This is Blondie's pizza. Now, if you've ever had a piece of pizza and said, "This is the best piece of pizza I've ever had," you were wrong. Unless you were at Blondie's in San Francisco. Seriously... I'd have taken a picture of the enormous piece of pizza that I got, but there was no time. My body literally devoured it... Now that's a happy girl.
Steve was most impressed with the Game Stop. Did he buy a game? you might ask. No, sure enough, he didn't. Why? you might ask. Because on our last day there, we rented a car to go into Pacifica to have lunch at Famous Nicks, and our car broke down on the freeway and we were stuck there for 3 hours! Thus, we were not able to go back into town like we had planned. Lovely, I know.
This is the end of Pier 39 looking out over the bay to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

On Saturday we took a tour to Muir Woods a Saucilito. This is just after we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge looking back over the city and the bridge.

Muir Woods is gorgeous. If you ever have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend you take it. Steve was pretty excited to learn that Return of the Jedi was filmed here. Boo-yeah!

Sausilito is a cute little artists' fishing village. Very quaint , very charming and picture perfect. We got fish and chips at a little cafe on the main street. Yum! Then we walked around the docks a bit and looked at the boats. A big thing there is to live on house boats that are permanently docked. It was cool to see how people lived in those. I could do that, I think. Hmm....

House boat.

When we got back to San Francisco there was an anti-abortion demonstration going on at the wharf. Some signs said "Men regret lost fatherhood."

We lived in Sacramento for a couple of years when I was very young. We used to come to San Francisco often on the weekends. There was a street performer that would always sing to me. And he is still there. He does pretty well doing what he does. He's traveled all over the world and has a poster with photos of him taken with dignitaries and celebrities. It was cool to see him there again!
We found this cute little hidden park on one of our walks. It was tiny and sat right in the middle of a city block.

Lombard Street. The crookedest street in the world.

We also found the San Francisco Art Institute while walking around the city. It was a beautiful building. But we didn't get too many pics. This is from the courtyard inside the campus.
After we were rescued from the side of the freeway and given a new rental car, we raced to Pacifica and got the most amazing crab sandwiches in the world from Famous Nicks. We ordered them on our way there, jumped out of the car to run in and get them and came out to take a few pics of Rockaway Beach and the surfers. Then we jumped back into the car and raced to the airport, just in time to catch our plane. Other than the little rental car incident, the trip was perfect. I had the best time with Steve. It was great to have some time together, just the two of us. Better than great actually. Sure do love him!