Monday, September 19, 2011

So I started up another semester of school last Monday, and the amount of "crazy" in my life has increased a hundred fold. We went camping this weekend(just overnight) and that was a nice break from the crazy. We had a huge rainstorm too, which was exciting. I'm very excited for fall, not so much for winter though.

My "One Bag" event was a huge success! We only used about 1/4 of the bag. I have a ton of pictures and such that I will be posting later this week.

I don't have too much extra time today to post anything cool, so here's some pictures from camping! Stay tuned for better posts later this week :)





Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

I was in 5th grade when 9/11 happened. I remember walking downstairs and seeing my mom standing in front of the TV crying. I walked over and she hugged me and we watched as the second tower hit, and then stood there in shock. The impact of this event didn't fully hit me for a few days. Newspaper articles and the News made me realize how close to home this was, and to feel that sadness and pain that those people in NY were feeling, and the sense of loss our country felt as a whole.

There are tons of tribute videos floating around the web today, and I'm sure they are all really great. I saw this one on Facebook, and I especially love how it shows the support and love that other countries showed for our nation during this time.


I'm so thankful every day for those brave men and women who fight for our amazing country.

May we never forget those who lost their lives that day, whether they be on the plane, in the buildings, in the city, or those brave firefighters who gave their lives trying to save others.







Thursday, September 8, 2011

California

Forever ago, we went to California and said I'd blog about it. I haven't decided yet if this will be a two part or three part serious yet, but regardless, enjoy!

Here is pictures of food:

We stopped at Mad Greek in Baker, California on the way there. This was the first time I'd ever had a gyro, and it was pretty good. Super expensive, so I'm not sure we'll go back, but it was a tasty meal! I'd heard great things about Mad Greek, but I didn't realize what a popular spot it really is. It's in the middle of nowhere, but it was absolutely PACKED! 
P.S. you can do some really good people watching here


This is at Hokkaido, which was a Seafood buffet. Papito(Father-in-law) had heard it was good, so we went mainly for the Sushi, but for the other stuff as well. It wasn't too good, but I loved the jello cubes(seen above), their coconut shrimp(it was super sweet and so tasty!) and their crab legs. Plus they had soft serve ice cream, which is hands down my favorite thing in the entire world. The sushi wasn't too good though. 

Our favorite sushi place in LA is Sushi Sumo. It's a rotating belt and the chefs put out fresh sushi all the time. I highly recommend it!


I'm really mature and still mix my leftover foods at restaurants. 


We went to Sprinkles bakery! 


I got a chocolate marshmallow cupcake. It was pretty tasty!


Funny story: Sprinkles was busy, so we sat outside to eat our cupcakes. I took out my camera and was taking pictures of the cupcakes, and a homeless lady came up and tried to steal mine. She reached right for it. I was so shocked, I didn't even know what to say, so I just blocked her hand so she couldn't touch it. Thankfully, she backed off. I guess I shouldn't expect anything less from downtown Beverly Hills. haha. 

More pictures: 

Some Gaga impersonaters in Hollywood



LA Temple


Dodgers game! They played the Rockies, and sadly my home team lost. :(


Beatles!


Woods and I




Love this!


Pardon my firework pictures, I was trigger happy. 







LA at night


I'll post mores pics from the trip later. It was so much fun!  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pooch

Have you seen that commercial about animal abuse where it shows all the pictures of cute dogs and plays Sarah McLachlan in the background?

Me either.

Actually I watched it once, and felt sad and missed my dogs a lot, and now every time it comes on, I have to change the channel.

I LOVE my dogs. Not all dogs, but my precious little lap loving sweet hilarious chihuahua's Chloe and Bronx.

Love them.


ps. I look like a demon in this picture. its old. don't judge :) also note that our fridge doesn't normally look like that