25 July 2012

Count down to the Olympics!

Guess what?!?  The Olympics will soon begin!  I am so excited!  I was spending some time today pondering what Country I wanted to support this year, and found this blog: http://eattheolympics.com/about  In support of the Olympics, this couple has set out to eat a dish from each of the 204 competing countries.  I might have to try some of their recipes. 

16 July 2012

Happy Birthday Karenna!

Yesterday Karenna and I made a princess cake for her birthday:

I think it turned out really well!  I think my favorite part is the pearl necklace.  That girl has a serious vision on what she wants, in pretty much all aspects of her life.  I'm really happy she kept her expectation realistic on this one. 

28 June 2012

I'm A Nerd

I didn't realize how well that statement fits me.  It's almost embarrassing.  Almost.  But I think I'm okay with it because it is so much fun for me!  A group of friends and I decided we want to learn Spanish, so instead of showing up and practicing stuff, and creating a plan together, I decided I needed to take charge of this one by making flash cards for the whole group (12 of us) along with "blue cards."  When I was learning Portuguese I was given a Yellow Card, with all the conjugations, on the front and some irregular verbs on the back.  I loved that card.  Loved it.  I carried it with me everywhere.  So I decided we need one of those for Spanish.  And not only did I made it, but I also laminated it and made a tri-fold out of it.  I love how it has turned out!  I'm so excited for our next meeting!  I'm going to do common phrases on the next batch of flash cards--  Including "Dame um beso." and "¿Quieres bailar?" Any other suggestions on really important things we should know?

22 June 2012

Sing With Me

How have I never been to a Sing-Along at the Disney Concert Hall?!?  So. Much. Fun.  This particular one was Disney songs, but they do different themes, too.  I feel like the luckiest girl in the world, because not only do I have fabulous friends who take me to events like this, but they also do it up VIP style with food, and the front of the line, and prime seating!  Thanks, ladies!  I'm so in for next month!

14 June 2012

I've been negligent, haven't I?

I know, I know...but my posts have started ending up like my letters used to:  unfinished, forgotten, and eventually discarded.  I have several that I've started, and then never finished, usually because I haven't been able to upload the accompanying pictures, and everyone knows that blogs are better with pictures.  Well, I'm going to start doing that again (I hope)!  And as I was catching up on some older drafts that were waiting for pictures, I also found some posts that were never published for unknown reasons...so I've published them too.  There are some really old posts that I'm finally posting, and to make it easier for you, here's a list of their links:

Feel the Burn
Longer than it should be:  you have been warned.
Dear Coworkers,
Christmas Eve
Mother Teressa Said:
Memorial Day
Basketball Champs
Track Meet!
National Train Day
Happy Retirement Pablo!
Weekend in Havasu