Friday, August 29, 2008

The Last San Francisco Post......I Promise

On our last day of tourist action we went to Alamo Square. It's a park with some really cute Victorian style houses across street. You might recognize them from the opening credits of Full House. That honestly the only reason why I wanted to go and see them. Its crazy to think that people actually live there. I think it would be annoying to look out your window constantly seeing people taking pictures on you door step. After that we went to Fort Point to get a good view of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was really cool to be right underneath the bridge. It looked huge. The weather was beautiful for most of the trip but out at the beach near the bridge it was soooooo windy and freezing. We hung out on the beach for a while. It was so relaxing. I wish I could have gone swimming, but the water was ice cold! So that pretty much sums up our vacation. It was so much fun. I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to take time off and be together for a few days.

Alamo Square.

There were some silly European girls who kept posing on the stairs of this house, so we decided to mimic them. :)

This is on the roof of Fort Point looking down inside it. You can tell how windy and cold it was by my beautiful hair.

This is one of the cannons that they never had to use.

I love this picture. It totally looks like we just photo shopped ourselves in. We are really there I promise.

This is on the beach looking back at the Golden Gate Bridge.

My dream house is in the background overlooking the ocean.

Our footprints in the sand.

This little, or should I say HUGE Caterpillar was waiting for us by our front door when we got home.

San Franciso (day 2)

Its the weekend!! And it's a long one too. I'm so excited. So that means that I have time to post more pictures from our vacation. So the second day of our trip we went back out to downtown San Francisco to see the things we missed the first day. Especially because I didn't want to leave without song to the Top of the Mark (my grandpas favorite place in SF). Since we didn't go down towards fisherman's wharf there weren't as many tourists, which we enjoyed. We went to a really cool market place that had some cool shops and over looked the bay bridge. The bay bridge is crazy long and it's double-decker. Pretty cool looking. While we were waiting for Top of the Mark to open we went to Grace Cathedral. It was very beautiful and had gorgeous stained glass on the inside. Then it was off to Top of the Mark for lunch. Top of the Mark is a restaurant at the top of the Mark Hopkins hotel. It was one of my Grandpa Tidwells favorite places to go have a drink, so in his memory I had a Shirley Temple (cherry sprite). It was the most expensive lunch I think we have ever had but the amazing 360 degree view of the city made it worth it. After that we went to China Town. It was like a Chinese Mexico and I wasn't too impressed. I guess my expectations were set to high. That evening we went with our friend Todd, who we were staying with, to Google for a tour and dinner. It was a very cool and interesting place. I bet it would be pretty fun to work there.

In front of the Bay Bridge.

I had to get the classic tourist pic on the cable car.

Grace Cathedral

Our view from Top of the Mark. Isn't it beautiful?

My Shirley Temple. Yummy.

China Town!

This pic is in front of gate at China Town. The lady who took our pic didnt do a very good job getting it in the background. Oh well.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

San Francisco (day 1)

We had such a blast on our trip to San Francisco. I wish it could have been longer! We spent 3 days seeing the sites of the BIG city. The first day we took BART, the subway, to downtown San Francisco. Dan said it reminded him of riding the subway in Hungary except it was a lot cleaner in Hungary. When we got downtown we stood in a crazy long line to purchase tickes to ride the cable car further into the city. While in line a nice old man and his wife approached us and give us their passes that they weren't able to use anymore. We thought that was great cause it saved us money and time because we didn't have to wait in the line anymore. The cable car was lots of fun, It's crazy how those things can go up and down such steep hills. The cable car dropped us off at the top of Lombard Street. The craziest most windy street ever. After the hike down Lombard Street we went to Ghirardelli Square. We had the BEST hot fudge sunday. Sooooo yummy! After filling our tummies with yummy chocolate we walked along Fisherman's Warf. It was almost like being in Mexico with all of the little shops along the street. Along the way we bought some super cool sunglasses. We walked down several piers to check out the view of the ocean. Our favorite was Pier 39 because of the seals. They were so funny to listen and watch. Here are the pictures from our first day. There will be more pictures to come, as soon as school settles down a bit.

My first ride on a subway.

Here we are on the Cable Car.

At the top of Lombard Street...

...And at the bottom.


Striking a pose with our SWEET new sunglasses!

HAHA! I laughed every time I saw this sign. It's pretty sad that I have the same sense of humor as my 9 year-old brother.

A view of Alcatraz from a pier.

Check out all those seals.

We were trying to get the view of the city in the background. It didn't work out so well.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Day of School

Yesterday was Dan's first day at the Eller College of Business at the U of A. He was so excited to finally be at the "big boy" school. I don't know how excited he is about it now because tonight is only the 2nd night and he has been doing homework for HOURS. Someday this picture will serve as proof and a reminder that at one point he was actually excited to be going Eller.

Striking a pose with his new backpack.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Our Old/New Chairs

Dan and I inherited our kitchen table and chairs from my Great-grandma. We were very grateful to have them but the pattern was a bit outdated and not our style at all. So a few weeks ago I decided to try out my craft skills and recover them. My mom just sent me the pictures, so I thought I would share them. (The aqua stripe pattern is the new fabric.)

It was much easier that I expected and fun too. They turned out really good. We are way happy with our "new" chairs!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Just For You Chanelle!

Last night I made these jalapeƱos (stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in baccon) after seeing them on my sister-in-laws blog. They were yummy, but I have to admit some of them were too HOT for us to handle. They were a nice snack to eat while watching the Olympics opening ceremony. (Amazing!) Olympics are my favorite, especially swimming! I've even got Dan into following the craziness of Michael Phelps. :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

San Francisco Here We Come!

It's official we are going to San Francisco! We bought our plane tickets a few days ago and we are super excited! I've wanted to see the Golden Gate Bridge ever since I was a little girl and Full House was my favorite TV show, I cant wait finally see it! It will be a vacation much needed before the fall semester, after a long summer of 4 summer school classes and Dan's full time job. Stay tuned for some pics in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Past Year

Monday, August 4, 2008

We have a BLOG!

I finally decided to do something with this blog. Dan and I love looking at blogs to see pictures our family and friends showing off their babies. SO a few months ago I decided to make a blog hoping it would help "inspire" Dan to start increasing our family size so we could post pictures of our little one. Well here we are with no baby coming anytime soon (I need to finish up school first) and an empty blog...How boring!! SO in the meantime I am going to try my hardest to get this blog thing down so that my future baby will have the greatest blog EVER!