Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thanksgiving in Cabo - oh yeah baby

To maximize our vacation time, Ryan and I took our vaca to Cabo over Thanksgiving. It was Cabo as usual - wake up late, go to the pool/beach, drink cold beverages, go out to eat for dinner, then go to bed and do it all over again. Relaxation!

This trip was a bit more "exciting" than the others. For about two full days we were without any power in the house. No lights, no fridge, nada. It was kind of fun lighting candles for two nights - but that was about all we could handle before it became old.

Ryan and I set off in search of a taco stand one night and we came upon this one. It was soo good! We ended up eating there about three more times. Just writing about it makes my mouth water. It was gooood stuff.

Guard Dog?...or not

When Buffy was about 3 months old she definitely did not fall into the guard dog category.
I was in the pantry doing laundy one night. Buffy was sitting in my laundry basket full of dirty clothes, just watching me change the wash. I had no idea what was sitting in the dark crevices behind the washing machine, waiting to pounce. I threw open the lid of the machine and from out behind a gigantic moth came flying right at my face. Of course, I scrame bloody murder and was thrashing my arms in the air. Buffy took off running, trying to get as far from me and the gigantic, prehistoric moth as possible. Needless to say, no one was seriously hurt - Ryan heroically came to my rescue and killed the moth. To remember this lovely experience, we took a picture of the bugger.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy Halloween - muaha ha ha ha (evil laugh)

For Halloween (2008) the Hatchlings (Hatch Design Group employees) all dressed up to compete in a Halloween Costume Competition! There was so much creativity, which I guess should be expected at a design firm...
I won for best costume, dressed up as Sophia from the Golden Girls. We all had so much fun, and got hardly any work done at all - oops

Calico Baby!

Last October we packed up the truck, picked up the Sweaty's (Chris and Brigitte Hurney), and headed out to the middle of nowhere...CALICO. Ryan's truck handled the offroad terrain like a champ. We explored abandoned mines, slept out in the wild, and shot our guns at some pears (the cheapest fruit available at the local store). I have to say that it is about time we go again...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

We couldn't resist!

September 2008 - After playing with the idea of getting a dog and searching briefly online, we found some Boxer puppies for sale at an incredible price. We went to look at the little 5-1/2 week female puppies continually telling ourselves that it was just for fun. But after playing with them and holding the little puppies we just couldn't resist. 45 minutes after meeting our puppy we left with her and went straight to the pet store. She was so cute and we couldn't stop holding and cuddling her! After cycling through some typical dog names we finally settled on Buffy (not because she is a vampire slayer :), but because she is so buff).

The "Nelson's" little boys

Our friends, the Amarals (also known as the Nelson's) went out of town and needed someone to watch their little boys - three yorkies. Ryan and i had been thinking about getting a dog and thought this would be a good way to test the water. The boys were good, aside from Norman not wanting to take walks and therefore making us think he was dieing on our watch! We loved them right from the beginning and never turn down the opportunity to watch them.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yosemite - July 2008

We decided last July to head out to Yosemite Valley. We had only been there once before, but we were immediately addicted. We were hoping to climb Half Dome and prepared to wake up at 4am, but clouds in the sky made us change our plans. Instead, we hiked the Panorama Trail starting at Glacier Point and hiking down to the Valley Floor. It was an eight mile hike passing by three gorgeous waterfalls. The first was Illouette Falls, then Nevada Falls, and the last Vernal Falls. Since it was July the water wasn't moving at it's fastest so we were able to swim in the lake just above Vernal Falls - I can't remember exactly, but I think it was called Emerald Pond. All in all, Yosemite was great, however our campmates were less than desirable, but I will leave that for now.