Tuesday, June 29, 2010

30th Birthday Party

This past weekend was my brother in law's 30th birthday.  His girlfriend did an amazing job putting on a party for him.  She had so many little special touches like photos from his childhood, a trivia quiz about him, and personalized water bottles!

The food was catered by Casa Lupe in Campbell and brought by family.  

She rented a margarita machine which was a huge hit.

No party is complete without a candy bar to take home some sweets.  The cupcakes are from Kara's cupcakes.

I think the birthday boy was very happy!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day 2010

This Father's Day was all about food.  I decided to make homemade doughnuts for breakfast using this recipe from Real Simple Magazine.  It was so easy, I felt like I had cheated some how.  The doughnuts came out perfectly and we ate them right up while they were warm.  Yes, we each had 2 doughnuts and doughnuts holes.

After our yummy breakfast we decided to head to Palo Alto to walk around and have lunch.  We had eyed Slider Bar Cafe about a month ago when we were out on a date night.  Since then, we've been wanting to try it.  

The idea is to try a bunch of different slider burgers.  They have breakfast burgers/wraps, vegetarian sliders, chicken sliders, pulled pork sliders, kobe beef sliders, hot dog sliders.  Pretty much anything you can think of they have.  We decided to try a breakfast slider (which is the wrap in the photo), a vegetarian slider, and a few chicken and kobe beef sliders.  They have a few different fry options too.  We wanted garlic fries and sweet potato fries, but they were out of sweet potatoes.  So we went with regular and garlic fries.  The burgers were delicious, but the fries were my favorite part.  Though I am known to have a fry weakness.  

Last but not least, they have a variety of beers on tap and wines by the 1/2 glass, glass and bottle.  They were having a $6.00 pitcher world cup special while we were there.  However, we didn't partake in it.
It's fun for the whole family!

Monday, June 14, 2010


A few weeks ago my baby sister graduated from college! I'm so proud of her. She completed a teaching credential in four years all while playing an NCAA sport. Isn't she cute?

As a side note I'm trying to get bigger images on here, so hopefully this will work!

Baby Shower

A few weekends ago I attended a baby shower for a dear friend. She is one of those patient people who are waiting to find out the sex of the baby once it is born. So the shower was done in blue, green and yellow. It was held at Left Bank on Santana Row which, for those of you who don't know, is a French restaurant. We were able to be in a private dining room outside which was perfect for the lovely weather. The food was incredible, as was the planning of the event down to the last detail! Here are some photos captured from the day.

I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the meal, but everything looked amazing. I had the French onion soup and thought of my friend. She would have loved it.

Since the restaurant was French, the favors were done in a French theme. Soap in the Linden scent from Pré de Provence.

We played a fun game where you had to match up current celebrity photos with their childhood photos. Some were hard and others were easy. Can you guess who is who?

The last idea that I didn't get to take a picture of was really sweet. Each guest had to pick a number upon arrival. Then when the time came you had a to make a birthday card for the baby for that year of their life. I got lucky number 7!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More Baby in Beanie

This was the other hat that I bought. Sadly, it's getting too warm here for him to wear it now. It was cute while it lasted though!