birthday bash.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

for irv's golden birthday bash we hopped on a boat and made a day trip out to catalina.

the first thing we did when we got there was to rent a bike - and not just any bike. a tandem! neither one of us had ever ridden tandem before. let me tell you, when we first got on i could NOT stop laughing! its harder than it looks! i had to get used to the fact that i couldn't really steer, pedal on my own or see in front of me.

but by the end of the day i loved it and didn't want to give it up!

shortly after getting to the island we were starved and after hunting around for awhile we ended up at the pancake cottage.

funny thing...neither one of us ended up getting pancakes even though they looked amazing.

the rest of the day was spent riding tandem around the city of avalon, watching the sea life (like this seal), exploring, eating and swimming.

this almost made us miss out boat back...but i really wanted one.

once back in newport we met up with some friends for (what was supposed to be a surprise) dinner at garlic jo's.

you can tell when i'm really hungry + love the food because then there aren't many photos. i sampled a little something off almost everyone's plate and i finally got to try garlic ice cream (something i've been wanting to do for years now)!

the garlic ice cream was a little bit of a disappointment - tasted more like vanilla than anything else. i guess i'll just have to continue to dream about going to ggf for garlic ice cream.

turned out to be an amazing day that just went by WAY too fast! vin, i hope you enjoyed - i couldn't have asked for a better day!! :)!

mrs. fields.

Monday, July 27, 2009

just finished baking 50 oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. now to sit down and enjoy them with a bowl of ice cream.

vin, jus wanted to say...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

*it's irv's GOLDEN birthday [25 on the 25th] + the first year we're actually in the same state to celebrate :)!!

well look what i found.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

just 4 days after my last watermelon post i go outside to find that 1) all three watermelon plants have flowers! and lots of 'em and 2) i have my first baby watermelon budding!!

that was 2 days ago. this morning i found a total of 5 - count 'em 5! little tiny watermelons a growin'. i couldn't be more proud :)!

you guessed it!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

well actually vanja and jenn guessed it!...
and now the mystery is solved! i'm growing watermelon!! ❤ i've never grown it before so we'll see if any melons even grow. i'm just happy that the seed sprouted and that its gotten this big! i have 3 plants, only one of them has flowered, but nothing has come of the flowers - yet. keep your fingers crossed..hopefully i'll be able to post pics of tiny budding melons oh so very soon :)

wendell berry says...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Eating with the fullest pleasure--pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance--is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend."

milk, crafts and thai.

Monday, July 13, 2009

i think i ate too much this weekend. given the circumstances, it was a good thing.

first, lunch at milk. it really turned into more of a dessert fest as opposed to lunch. i had enough self control to eat my food first though...well, after my mint chocolate crunch shake that is.

please don't judge, but while i was there - in addition to my shake - i tried a red velvet popper, a moonpie, a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar and the blue velvet cake :)

apparently i was overly excited because the ice cream bar was the only one that was photographed...

and for dinner?...thai food, family style with friends. one of my faves for sure :)

in between eating we spent a few hours at the renegade craft fair. i met some amazing people and came home with some wonderful stuff. we also stopped by a korean market and now my kitchen is filled with lots of korean goodies.

i can safely say it was a great weekend!


Sunday, July 05, 2009

took a grand total of two photos. during the second my brother has the bright idea of giving himself a halo. instead ends up with sparks in his hair. after that he was done. haha! i guess we'll try more sparklers another night.

hope you had a fun 4th! :)


Thursday, July 02, 2009

guess which mystery plant just got its first flower?! :) ❤!

what it is not (based on previous guesses):
  • weed
  • bean sprouts
  • sunflowers
  • basil
  • sweet peas
  • sugar snap peas
  • candy
  • geraniums
  • cherry tomatoes

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