Thursday, January 23, 2014

Getting Lost

I was home sick with a cold  for a couple of days earlier this month and needed something to pass the day, so I turned to Netflix. Hmmm... what have I not seen....

... and now I AM HOOKED.

I know Lost was so 10 years ago. But, it sucked me right in and now Nicholas is addicted, too. That makes for a very unproductive couple. It means in the evening, instead of blogging, we're either at the gym (at least that's a positive thing!) or watching Lost. We just started Season 4 of 6. The bummer is I have no one at work (other that Nick, of course) to talk to about what happened because its so old!

Now, when Scandal comes back on at the end of February, I am going to have a hard time finding time to fit in all of my TV shows.

I really should have made a New Year's resolution to watch less TV, but since I never got around to writing those, I guess I'm in the clear until next year.. hehe.

Monday, January 13, 2014

A Date at Cantor Arts Center

On Saturday, Nicholas and I slept in... 
made a late breakfast... 
stayed in our PJs... 
watched a couple episodes of Lost... 
then around 1pm, I said,
"I feel like we're wasting the day! Let's go do something fun." 

And, so we did. 

Since we had such a great time on our first visit (and it's free!), 
we went to the Cantor Arts Center in Palo Alto. 

  First priority, a latte for him, tea for me, and an Almond and Apple Pastry with Whipped Cream to share.
 We perused the art...
 ^^The Thinker by Rodin

^^"Val Kilmer" per Nicholas

^^Funky painted plate lady

^^Mummy coffin and my hot date^^


There were several people perched around the museum with sketch pads, drawing out the paintings. It was a fun challenge to try to sneak behind them and get a look at their work. We also did quite a bit of eavesdropping on people interpreting the pieces to each other... some of them were just hilarious! But, my favorite art museum game is quizzing Nicholas... out of this piece and this piece, which would you rather have in our house? And see if we have the same answer! Yes, we keep ourselves pretty entertained!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2013, According to Instagram


A year of pictures, in 30 seconds! Enjoy!


Monday, January 6, 2014

First Weekend of the Year!

Happy Monday, y'all! Hope everyone's 2014 is off to a great start.

After all of our holiday travel on the cruise and in Napa, it was so nice to have a weekend at home with Nicholas. We went out for breakfast twice... and good thing I haven't posted any New Year's Resolutions yet, because neither of our breakfasts were close to healthy. Chiliquiles... Eggs Benedict... Chicken and Waffles. Oh dear. Good thing we also got a nice long hike in. While we were on our hike, we noticed that we were both decked out in our Stryker gear. Nick had on two layer of Stryker and a water bottle. I was wearing a Stryker fleece! Funny. We always joked about "drinking the Stryker kool-aid" and I guess we must've!


I also got a lot of blogging in (!!!!) and finished recapping our Christmas cruise and trip to Napa/NYE. I would love to do a year in review soon like I have in past years, but I am so behind - I need to catch up first. If you see blog posts out of order, that's because I have lots from the summer and fall to catch up on!  

Our weekend also included a trip to the farmer's market in Campbell, where we picked up some local produce, church on Sunday, taking down our Christmas tree and putting the holiday decorations away, and watching the 49ers beat the Packers in freezing weather.

I guess paying the premium for living in the Bay Area is finally in our favor... it looks like the rest of the country is really, really, really cold and we've been in the 60s and sunny! Stay warm out there!

Friday, January 3, 2014

What I got for Christmas...

no really... #funny #cat

hahah. 

But seriously.

Time to hit the gym!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year from Napa!

I hope everyone had a fabulous New Year's Eve... 
whether you were asleep by 10 or danced the night away!

We were the latter. 

Nick's brother CJ and his girl Allison were visiting from Portland, 
and we were so happy to have them here to celebrate with us.

We began our day with cinnamon rolls at home (seems like we have ourselves a tradition!) and then headed up to Napa for a day of wine tasting.


Six wineries in one day!! I think we set a record!


Between all the wine we stopped at Gott's Roadside for, what Nick's claims, the best burger EVER. Since we were in a celebratory mood, I even ordered a vanilla milkshake with chocolate syrup.


For dinner, we had reservations at Redd Wood in Yountville. 
The waiter recommended a Brussels sprout salad that was AMAZING. 
The waiter was AMAZING. 
The short rib ravioli was AMAZING. 
The wine was AMAZING. 

Yes, we really enjoyed our evening here!


We ended the night (and the year!) at the Bounty Hunter Wine Bar. SO FUN!


2014 began with a kiss, a champagne toast, a sidewalk dance party and a party bus back to the hotel! 
Oh what a night!


Best wishes for prosperous, healthy and happy 2014!