Our little bundle of joy arrived on October 28, 2009 at 7:05 in the morning! He is providing us with a lot of fun and some sleepless nights. He is definitely my most favorite subject to shoot. Enjoy the photos of baby "K".
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This too is a very late post. I decided to make cinnamon rolls for my husband for father's day since this was his first father's day. He loooooves cinnamon rolls and I felt up to the challenge. I decided to use my favorite cooking website for some instructions. These definitely took a long time to make so leave yourself some time. Here were the results, and let me tell you they were delicious!! They didn't last long in our house.
Monday, September 7, 2009
This post is long overdue but for Father's Day this year I made my father and my father-in-law black and white cookies. I was a little nervous but they turned out so good. I turned to my trusty cooking website Smitten Kitchen and used her recipe. The one trick I learned after I finished is that you are supposed to turn the cookie over and actual frost the flat part that was on the cookie sheet. I will try that next time.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
A few weekends ago I got to spend time with a very fun 2 year old and his family. His favorite song is "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas and he had a portable stereo we rocked out to. He is one cool kid!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Yesterday my mom and I went to Crown and Crumpet for her birthday lunch and then went to see Wicked. Crown and Crumpet was really cute! We split the tea for two and I highly recommend the hibiscus and cinnamon tea. The inside isn't very big so reservations are a good idea, but the overall experience was really fun. If you haven't see Wicked yet I highly recommend that you do. It's a fantastic show and you don't need to have read the book to understand it.
Friday, April 17, 2009
This past weekend my mom, my sisters and I hosted a bridal shower for our cousin. It was a beach themed shower and we had a great time!
My mom sewed unique kitchen items onto an apron for my cousin and we turned it into a game. She walked around and everyone got a minute to look at the apron and write down as many things as they could remember. We also had a crossword puzzle filled with clues about my cousin and her fiance. Lastly, every guest filled out some words of wisdom about marriage for my cousin.
We served homemade mushroom puff pastries, zucchini madeleines, and salmon cakes as appetizers.
For lunch we made fruit skewers, homemade macaroni and cheese, spinach, candied pecan and strawberry salad, and cilantro shrimp skewers.
Dessert included homemade brownies, lemon macaroon tartlets, and mini lemon cheesecakes.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I was fortunate to receive many presents I loved this birthday. Here are a few of my favorites (that were easily photographable).
My parents got me these suede boots from Steve Madden. I love their slouchiness and color.
One of my best friends in New York always finds something amazing to give me each year and this year didn't disappoint. Check out the bracelet similar to that of Jessica Kagan Cushman. It's french for what would the world be without girls?
And lastly, I was looking for some comfy yet stylish sweats for my birthday so my husband got me these Lululemon pants. (not my photo)
For my birthday this year my husband took me to Seascape Resort which is just south of Santa Cruz. I love when we can find local places that we didn't know exsisted! We were lucky and got a beautiful Saturday in March so we headed down to the beach to hang out. After a yummy dinner at the hotel restaurant, my husband had the hotel set up a private beach bonfire. It was fantastic. The hotel staff brought us in a golf cart from our room to the beach, gave us a box filled with smores fixings, and gave us two chairs to sit on. If anyone is looking for a romantic proposal spot this is it!! Here are some photos.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I can't believe that I've lived in the South Bay for the last 13 years and I've never visited Hakone Gardens! I'm a little ashamed of myself. Last Friday I decided to take a field trip to take some photos. I had a field day! The rain stopped for a bit as I started my journey, but the break didn't last long. It dumped buckets while I was trying to shoot, so I ran for the ancient tea house and waited for the skies to clear. Here are some of my favorites!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Watching the Academy Awards is one of my all time favorite things to do. Every year I have a very small oscar party where we drink champagne and eat a lot of food. This year I went a little overboard and made the following items:
* prosciutto wrapped shrimp
* chicken wings
* caprese puffs
* brown butter parmesan popcorn
* chicken taquitos
* spinach and artichoke dip
* chocolate chip brownies
* lemon cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting
I then made the guests goodie bags that were popcorn containers filled with swedish fish, gummy coke bottles, milk duds, a kit-kat and some microwave popcorn. I didn't get pictures of everything, but here are the highlights!
Friday, February 27, 2009
I'm a little late on this post but this year Valentine's Day involved a lot of sugar. I'm not sure how it happened, but we ate a lot of sugar. We started out at Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos, one of my all time favorite bakeries, and then wandered over to Powell's Candy Shoppe for some snacks for our movie. Enjoy!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I love cherry blossoms and I'm so excited to see them in bloom this time of year. I'm taking a class right now and I was supposed to focus on creating motion in photographs. So the last two images have the motion included and the first two are just ones I like!