Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Fray Concert!

Guess who's HERE!?!?!?!?

THAT GUY!

Matt arrived yesterday afternoon via SFO and I picked him up! We had big plans....Fray Concert at the Fillmore!! A couple weeks ago, I met up with this random dude from Craigslist (haha this sounds so sketchy) and bought two tickets to this concert....because Matt LOVES THE FRAY (actually this is like the understatement of the year. He loves the fray like i love taylor swift). Anyways, we decided to meet up with my friend Nicole for some drinks in San Francisco. We were on our way to 21st amendment, when we stumbled upon this cute Mexican restaurant, Maya. They had two dollar tacos (and 21st doesn't really have happy hour), so we decided to stop here. The tacos here....are small, but DELICIOUS. We recommend eating here :) Afterwards, we decided to head over to the Fillmore area. We found out that the doors weren't opening until 8 (and it was only 7:30), so of course we decided to eat and drink some more. We found a cute restaurant called Rassela's that turned out to be a jazz club that served Ethiopian food (I know, random) and stopped there because they had the Giants game on. Good decision. They had yummy chicken wings. We finished watching the rest of the Giants game (great win by lincecum. Welcome to the majors Brandon Crawford!! Grand slam baby) and finally decided it was time to go into the Fillmore. It's beautiful there. Walking through the hallways....there are hundreds of photos of famous musicians who have performed at the Fillmore in the past. This place has so much history and it's the best venue ever. It's known for its intimate setting, which really allows concert goers and the bands to really interact. It's amazing. For the fray, it was like a big open room where everyone stood and rocked out with the band. The Fray is such an amazing band (this is our second time seeing them) and they never cease to impress with their live performances. They started off with a new song and went straight into Over My Head. They played all their greatest songs, How to Save a Life, Happiness, Syndicate, All At Once....and they played at least 4-5 new songs. They even dedicated to Justin Bieber!!!! It was Never Say Never. Haha appropriate. Their dedication only made me love them more :) It really was the best concert experience I've ever had. Plus Isaac, the lead singer, parted the crowd and walked through the crowd high-fiving people. It was AWESOME. And it was Isaac's birthday 18 hours before, so we tried to start a happy birthday song with the people around us, but it didn't catch on :( Anyways, I'm excited for the Fray's new music to come out....and even more excited to go to more concerts at the Fillmore!!


 



Friday, May 27, 2011

sooooooo excited!!!

I get to see this very attractive human being TODAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! and ALL WEEKEND LONG!!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Parachute is our new favorite band!!

Some of you may have heard of the band Parachute. They sing that song "She is Love." Probably the most well known song they have. Matt and I discovered them this weekend. Well I found them a couple of week's ago, because they came out with a new song that I love called "Kiss Me Slowly." But Matt found a free song of theirs, "What I Know" on iTunes and decided to download it. He loved it, so he told me to download it. So I did. And I loved it. Which made me browse through their new CD, The Way It Was. This CD is awesome. My absolute favorite song on their cd is called "Forever and Always." It's really sad, but it is just beautiful. I almost cried (actually I did) the first time I heard it. It's that good. Buy this song. Heck buy the whole CD.

Here it is:



i want you forever and always.


this song is sad but SOOOOO GOOOOOOOD!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Get Your Tissues Out For This One.

Remember when I used to post commercials that I love??? Well, get ready for some more :) I'm actually going to kick it off with the best one yet. This is probably the best commercial I have ever seen....in my 22 years of living. Honestly. This one made me cry. And I get teary-eyed watching it every time after that (and I've seen it at least 13 times). It's just amazing...and it's not just because of the cute asian girl (granted she is adorable. I hope I was half as cute as she is). But this commercial just really sells it. I mean I hope every dad does this for his daughter because it's incredibly touching, and sweet, and heartwarming, and just plain cute. I am so impressed Google Chrome (so much that I am now using Google Chrome...because I finally downloaded it because of this commercial). I hope whoever came up with this gets a huge raise.

I hope they make a commercial 18 years from now (or maybe 3 years....) showing the dad reading these emails with her. I would probably start bawling.




you wanted to name him salt.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Incubus of Viral Plague

Soooooo....no joke but this past week and a half has been the worst it's ever been for my immune system. Seriously. Last Tuesday, my muscles started feeling achey and by Wednesday, I had the full-on "feels like I got hit by a bus" body soreness followed by the fever and chills! Guess who got the flu! Welp, Wednesday and Thursday sped by (with me doped up on advil/tylenol) and by Friday I was finally feeling normal. I went into work for a few hours, and then even hung out with my friends Ping and Jon (I actually ate at Chevy's....see, totally normal because only non-sick people can eat Chevy's/mexican food). And then Saturday night, as I was on my way to my friend Marie's, I felt like I was getting a migraine, so I took one of my migraine-prevention pills. The last time I took this pill, I took it as I was going to bed. Well, this time, being very awake (and trying to play with my favorite one year old, Landon), I started to feel kind of woozy and light-headed. Well....so much for being normal again. Anyways, I went home and then started puking (from the migraine, not the meds) and guess what.....woke up on Sunday with a full blown migraine! Lucky me. So, being bed ridden all day on Sunday, I could only pray that it wouldn't blow over until Monday. Luckily, it didn't. But Monday night, I started getting achey.....and by Tuesday, I had the flu....AGAIN. You might think...HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Because that's exactly what I thought. Apparently, your flu symptoms can go dormant after a few days....and then come right back swinging at you a few days later. So Tuesday and Wednesday I was again stuck in bed....with the chills, the fever, the aches. Ugh it's disgusting. I swear it was worse the second time around. It's Thursday now, and I spent a couple hours at work and even went to school for an hour to copy some notes (from the class I ditched on Tuesday!) I think this is the first time in two days I have been awake for more than 3 hours at a time. Amazing. I've spent the last 3 days living on jamba juice. Incredible how much better jamba juice tastes when you're sick (or hungover...which I wasn't, but I'm just saying (for future reference)).

Anyways, the whole reason I'm blogging about this is because I need to figure out ways to boost my immune system. Clearly what I have been doing....isn't working. Seriously I have had the flu every year at least once since starting college. And you know, I think the flu decided to be extra mean this year. Anyone who tells you medical illnesses don't discriminate...THEY ARE WRONG. It was like...."You may think you're not getting the flu this year, but you are getting it...and it's going to be extra rough!!!!!" I hate the flu. I EVEN GOT THE FLU SHOT THIS YEAR. Anyways, I didn't mean to complain for this long of a blog post, but I think this is just a reminder for myself to find ways to boost my immune system, so this doesn't happen again next year. Speaking of which, IT'S NOT EVEN FLU SEASON ANYMORE. As you can see, I have some anger issues right now, but for good reason. This week has been really awful. I just hope I'm healthy and ready in time for my new job next Monday. Wish me luck

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Trip to San Diego!

In honor of our anniversary and Matt's birthday, we decided it would be best if I took a week off of work and came down to San Diego for that entire week. I arrived on Friday the 29th (at 8:30 in the morning) and jetted back to San Jose on Saturday May 7th (just in time for dinner). It's really incredible what you can accomplish in a week (and then some). Every other time, I've been down for only a couple days, but this time, I saw so many people that I never realized how much I missed until I was with them. And I'm grateful for all of them. I think it would be hard to really blog about every day (seeing as how I am already a week behind, so I think I will just post the highlights (which realistically is most of the trip so get ready for a longgggg post).


Highlights of my trip to San Diego:

1. Eating 2 burritos in one day with Matt: Well actually we split a breakfast burrito (from MXN) when I first got into San Diego (which I ate most of) and then tried the famous Vallarta's for lunch later that afternoon (which Matt ate most of). Yum. Breakfast burritos for $4 are high on my list of favorite things in San Diego.

     
                                  breakfast burrito of champs                                                  vallarta's california burrito!

2. Yardhouse with Matt's roomies (minus Evan) for Bryan's (very belated) birthday celebration: Because it was happy hour and because it was bryan's birthday, our entire table ordered half-yards of beer. Let me tell you, it's incredibly hard to drink a half-yard of beer if you are a little person (like Cristina and I) but it is totally worth it. Plus it was also entertaining watching Bryan try to finish his entire plate of nachos.

before

after



random cute picture of us


4. The Alumnae Tea Party: Lucky for me, the tea party fell on the same weekend I was in San Diego and I got to (tea) party it up with some of my favorite ladies (aka my Sigma Kappa sisters). I probably don't need to tell you that this tea party is one of my favorite events of the year (because I was in charge of once...a very long time ago). I loved catching up with my girls (and meeting new alumnae and new active girls). It was my first year going as an alum, so that was different, but it was still beautiful and pleasant and wonderful and awesome!



5. Going to Flood with Matt: I started going to this new church called Venture in Los Gatos with my friend Nicole. But going back to Flood in San Diego really made me realize that I just....love it there. I mean it's probably because I'm used to it there (and also because Matt Hammett is amazing) but it really makes me wish I was in San Diego so I could go there all the time (because I need ANOTHER reason to move down to San Diego).

6. Going to Mexico to visit Matt's orphanage project: You know I am one of those people who is easily sketched out by going new places/Mexico. It's kind of scary going down to Tijuana right now, but we trekked down there to visit Eben-ezer, the site of Matt's newest project. He's going to be working on an expansion for this orphanage through a class at NSAD. It's incredible. God is helping him do real and positive things for this orphanage. And being there (and being hugged by at least 10 different kids) really made my heart break...because these kids are dealt such hard cards in life, yet they hugged me when I walked into the room. It's incredible. But I think a big part of how incredible these kids are is the family that is taking care of them. Pastor Freddy and his wife and son are such genuine people that I can only hope this project works out for them.



7. Getting breakfast in Mexico after the orphanage visit: nothing like a real breakfast in Tijuana to get your morning started. After the visit, we decided to stop for a "real Mexican" breakfast (as Matt's groupmate called it) in Mexico. This place had such delicious food! It's amazing how different food is right across the border. 


8. Accepting a new job offer at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney after returning from Mexico (more on this later). EEEEKKK!!! :)

9. Getting happy hour at Mary Jane's with my girl/sorority sister Amanda: I have not seen Amanda in literally years, so I had to catch up with her when I was in San Diego. She and I pledged our sorority the same year and this girl is probably one of the main reasons I love Sigma Kappa as much as I do. I met up with her and her boyfriend, Jason, to catch happy hour at Mary Jane's in the Hard Rock Hotel, which coincidentally begins at 4:20. You know, not really my style, but the place is cute and the food was yummy. Plus happy hour goes til 8:20pm here. In happy hour world, that is pretty much unheard of, so props to the Hard Rock Hotel.

10. Watching the lakers game with my fave Fijis plus Matt's friends/roomies at Ciro's: We used to love going to this pizza place called Old City Grille, but I just found out recently that it was replaced by Ciro's. Honestly, I think I love Ciro's even more than Old City Grille. We met up with some of my favorite Fijis plus Matt's roomies plus his new friends from NSAD (Dan and Brandon are great :)) and watched the Lakers play against the Mavs. Sadly, victory was not in our favor. But great beer and good friends saved the night (did I mention that Ciro's is not only a pizzeria but also a beerhouse...glorious). 

11. Happy hour at Yardhouse with my girl/sorority sister Ms. Jessica: You know this girl and I pretty much own the term happy hour. It's just something we love to do (because it's cheap and we like to pretend we are super classy). She is probably one of the biggest reasons I miss San Diego and the girl and I are always on the same wavelength (mainly cus she is also in a long distance relationship, loves Taylor Swift and works at this cute ceramic cafe...what's not to love right?). Anyways, we caught up over drinks and snacks at Yardhouse (because I could not love this place anymore than I already do). Just to mix it up a little, I got a martini (see...classy) and so did she (we were meant to be). I'm so glad we got to hang out (because coincidentally we tend to miss each other a lot because when I am visiting Matt, she is visiting her boyfriend in Michigan).


12. Grocery shopping at Costco with Alex Sanchez: This really doesn't sound as much fun as it may seem, but it really is. Alex is also a sorority sister and I am so proud to call her that. This girl is going to save the world some day (she just doesn't know it yet). She's been super busy and managed to squeeze me in between working 2 jobs, bible study, studying for the LSATs, etc. I'm glad we got to hang out, because I realized how much of her life I am missing. I don't know if she'll see this, but if you do Alex, I want you to know you can call me whenever. I love you! And don't worry about the LSATs, once you get yourself into motion, you will kick their ass. 

13. Taco Tuesday with Chris: did I mention that Taco Tuesday is pretty much non-existant in Nor Cal except for this hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant that has $1 tacos (that are really really tacos...I mean you can get one with cow tongue BARF). Anyways, we went to my favorite place ever, World Famous, because they have the best $1 fish tacos on Tuesday. Needless to say, I was satisfied.


14. Happy hour with some Sigma K alumnae: When I was VP alumnae relations in Sigma Kappa, I ended up really bonding with my advisor, Karina, and her close girlfriends/sisters, Emily and Melissa. So every time I'm in SD now, I try to catch up with them (usually with Jess too). Anyways, Karina, Emily, Melissa and I met up at Fleming's (yes the steakhouse...wowwww) for happy hour (because that is the only time that this restaurant is affordable).  I didn't even order a drink but I did try their mushroom ravioli. Delish! I love hanging out with these girls because they are so fun. I hope that when I am older (they are like 25 tops ;) or at least they act that way), I am as cool as they are. But seriously, they are that cool...I almost convinced them to come out to Incahoots (see below), but to no avail. You girls missed out!

15. Incahoots with Tommy and my fave sorority sisters (plus a new favorite, KIM!): I don't know if you know how much I love Incahoots, but chances are if you know me well, then you know this already. Incahoots is this country bar in Mission Valley that I adore. They play country music and everyone actually two-steps! It's incredible. Plus I got to wear my cowboy boots...and hang out with Tommy Ross (who is on my list of top 3 favorite Fijis) and Corinne and Selin and Selin's newest little, Kim. I love Corinne!! Seriously, on the most random day, I will get a text message that says "Rain makes corn..." from our favorite Luke Bryan song. I miss this girl (and her little Selin) way too much! Anyways, Matt tried to line dance (and worked that dance floor like he owned it). Probably one of my favorite nights in SD :)


16. Sushi and shopping with Eric, one of my best buds from high school: I cannot thank Eric enough for taking me to the Bob Marley-themed sushi place :) What is there not to love about sushi and bob marley posters everywhere and bob marley music playing 24/7? Eric and I go wayyy back (to 10th grade almost) and it was great to hang out with him. I hope he ends up moving home after graduation (or better yet I find a job in SD). He's probably one of my only guy friends who doesn't mind shopping, so I'm glad he let me drag him along!


17. Matt's actual birthday!!!!! For Matt's birthday night, we decided to go barhopping in Pacific Beach (one of our favorite places in the entire world). We spent most of the night with Matt's roommate, Bryan, and my girls Corinne, Selin, and Kim. I can't even tell you how many people came out for Matt's birthday!! This lucky guy has a lot of really good friends (plus when you throw my friends in the mix....always a party!) I really want to say thank you to everyone who came out and hung out with us (and also the photographers taking pictures of people with the Dos Equis man). You guys made this night super memorable and we are so lucky to have you in our lives :) Plus an extra happy birthday to my "big bro" Dustin (who shares the same fun and crazy birthday as Matt). Also, Matt and I got these glorious hot dogs after our night out. I'm not sure what was in them....cream cheese, peppers, ketchup. But they were amazing!

happy birthday to my fave guy

love these girls


706 friends :)

newschool friends!

18. Olive Garden with my favorite Sigma Kappa freshmen: Well, I guess technically Hope and Maggie are not freshmen anymore. But it doesn't make them any less my favorites! These girls literally go on and on about how much they love Olive Garden (and their breadsticks), so I knew that if we hung out in San Diego, we had to go to Olive Garden. We actually had a mini Sigma K reunion, with Corinne and Selin (because I can't get enough of them) at Olive Garden. It was awesome. Nothing says sisterhood like soup, salad and breadsticks. Plus Maggie and Hope taught me the wonders of ordering the alfredo boat so you can dip your breadsticks in it. Needless to say, my life will never be the same. I'm pretty sure if we stayed any longer, they were going to kick us out because we were the last ones left in the restaurant.  You know, it almost felt like college again because we all got to sit around and eat and talk about what we did last night (if your version of college is as high class as ours....at Olive Garden). I'm so glad Hope reminded me of this because this was definitely one of my favorite parts of my trip :)

19. Date night with my boyfriend at Bubba's: We love Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ. It's this cute little BBQ place in downtown La Jolla that is completely affordable (trust me, anything affordable is amazing and a complete diamond in the rough in DTLJ). We have been coming to this place for years (wow can you even say that when you're only 22....but seriously we've been coming here for at least 2 years) and we love it. I know everyone in San Diego loves Phil's BBQ and you know, to each their own, but we love Bubba's. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that we love Bubba's more than Phil's (gasp). Anyways, we love this place because it's got great food and a great owner, Jeff. We finally got to know the guy (after so long) and he is just a big sweetheart (and a big Lakers fan....plus 10 points). He gave us some free macaroni and even let us sample his newest top-secret unrevealed unnamed BBQ sauce....and it was awesome. Can't wait to see that one hit the menu. Anyways, it was honestly the most perfect night ever because I got to hang out with my boyfriend (just the two of us), eat at this great restaurant, and watch the lakers game (I guess the only thing not perfect is their third loss to the Mavericks). Jeff even offered to buy us a beer if the Lakers won (which he didn't need to). But seriously, if you live in San Diego, give Bubba's a try. It is the best.

20. Brunch with Danielle and her Indian-cowboy-doctor boyfriend, Brett: Danielle is one of my old roommates. I found this girl on Craigslist (super randomly) and I have never been more thankful for a Craiglist find. I love her! She is the funniest, most random, cute, and fun person ever. I saw her a couple weeks ago when she came up to visit SF and I just wish I could spend more time with her. She pretty much always makes time for me when I am in SD and I am so grateful to have her as such a good friend in my life. Danielle and her new boyfriend came out on Thursday night too, but I feel like you don't really get to know someone until you can grill them over their thoughts on football, Danielle, and movies over brunch at Cafe 976....which is exactly what Matt and I did. (PS I saw my old boss, Rachel of Bliss Events that morning too and I recently just found out she is pregnant....CONGRATS RACHEL!!! You will be the best mom!). Anyways, Brett is a huge fan of Friday Night Lights (the tv show), starting his residency in San Diego in a few months, and very clearly adores Danielle. He sounds like a major winner in my book. He is also from Texas and aspires to be a high school football coach in Texas. This guy really is awesome. I'm super happy for you Danielle :)

21. Hanging out with Laszlo and Feeney and Cam and playing with their Apple TV: You guys should know about my friend Laszlo (we planned a whole trip to Bakersfield to visit his girlfriend a couple months ago). Anyways, he has been living in Ocean Beach, right down the street from Feeney and Cam. We spent most of Saturday afternoon hanging out at their place playing with their AppleTV. Did you know that if you hook up into their wireless network, you can play music videos off your iphone onto their TV? So cooooolll!!! No joke, we spent like an hour and a half watching Chris Brown music videos (because I LOVE CHRIS BROWN). This is why I love hanging out with these guys. There's no super huge expectation to do something cool....we can just hang out and do dumb stuff. Honestly, Las and the Fijis is probably another reason I miss San Diego as much as I do. He is the best! Anyways, after playing with AppleTV until it got boring (just kidding), we decided to head over to the neighborhood BBQ at Laszlo's apartment complex. His place is so cool. Literally minutes from the beach. It's amazing. I wish I could live in Ocean Beach....He even has this cool hammock that hangs out his porch. Anyways, Las put on some music and set up his croquet set and I learned to play croquet. Again, just another one of those random things you end up doing with Laszlo. It was sooooo much fun. And amazingly enough, I almost won. Seriously....Matt beat me by one stroke (is that what you even call it? I don't even know) and I totally beat Laszlo. Ahhh what a great way to spend my last few hours in San Diego.


You know I think this pretty much covers......everything. 


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blowing up PEEPS!

I just realized I forgot to share one of my favorite parts of our anniversary: blowing up peeps in the microwave. Matt bought me packs of peeps after Easter as part of my anniversary present, for the specific purpose of blowing them up in the microwave (because we're so mature). It's actually one of those things that everyone always talks about, and I had never done as a kid, so I told him about it. And being the caring and considerate and thoughtful boyfriend he is, he scavengered stores for Peeps after Easter. What a keeper. Anyways, after we drove home from Orange County, we were exhausted, so we decided to stay in and watch a movie (Life as we know it!). Afterwards, having reenergized ourselves, we decided to burn some puffy pink marshmallow bunnies!! We made a little video.....

Friday, May 13, 2011

my boyfriend loves grey's anatomy tooo

so matt and i were talking on facebook chat because i was watching grey's anatomy..... and our conversation went a little bit like this.

Me: poor alex
Me: in grey's
Me: he never ends up happy with anyone
Matt: Carev?
Me: the chick he was dating stole his job
Matt: for chief resident?
Me: no. he got offered a job in africa and he thought about taking it without considering her
Me: and it pissed her off
Me: so she took the job


but FYI, Alex is in the running for chief resident. and his last name is Karev.


[and then later…..]
Me: OMG the hot guy with the nice eyes is in love with lexie
Matt: the rat guy
Me: but i think lexie is still in love with mcsteamy
Me: yah LOL
Matt: oh shnap


AND the guy with the nice eyes, avery, is working on a rat experiment. 

reason 324 why i love matt.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sad Days

You know, as much as I loved every minute of the past week that Matt and I spent together, it almost makes it harder to go back to Sunnyvale. I flew back to San Francisco on Saturday night and went to dinner with my friend Nicole (at the Homeroom....trust me, I will post about this later because it is bomb diggity). Anyways, I had a great day with Matt and a great dinner with Nicole. Yet when I got home that night, and crawled into bed, I couldn't stop myself from crying for a good 20 minutes. I called Matt (and I know I brought down his mood too) and I just sat on the phone with him while tears poured down my face. As great as our relationship has been lately, I still have those nights when it is just really hard to 500 miles apart. It's not like something awful triggered this episode (it would be better that way), it just happened. And I know I sound like such a sob story right now, but this is our blog and it's better if we don't pretend things are perfect and dandy and great all the time. We both know how hard it is, but we chose this, and at the end of the day, we work really hard at making this work. I'm not really sure what my point is, I guess one of them is to thank Matt for being in this with me (through thick and thin). I guess another one is that even on bad days like this, I know he is there for me and he is feeling the same way. But we all have bad days and we all make it through. I am just lucky enough to always have him (even if it's just on the phone or through skype).

I know there are other people out there trying to make long distance relationships work. Honestly, it really makes you value the little things and the time you have together. So kudos to all of you out there doing the same thing as us (but no kudos to that movie, Going the Distance, because that movie sucked). My advice: it's okay to cry sometimes just because you're sad. You might have a headache later, but I think it's worth it sometimes.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Our Third Anniversary

April 30, 2011 marks our three year anniversary. I won't get all mushy on here, but how CRAZY is that?


an·ni·ver·sa·ry

  [an-uh-vur-suh-ree]  Show IPAnoun, plural -ries, adjective
–noun
1.
the yearly recurrence of the date of a past event: the tenthanniversary of their marriage.
2.
the celebration or commemoration of such a date.


The yearly recurrence of the date of a past event. This is the third yearly occurrence. Matt and I sat around for almost 20 minutes trying to remember each of our anniversaries. I know it's a little pathetic that we couldn't recall it right away, but I mean...that's just us. It's not like one of us forgot (because that would be awful) but rather, both of us had a hard time remembering. I guess it's not always the little details that make up the day, but rather the idea that we were together...focused on our relationship the whole day. I know it's cliche and dumb, but it really amazes me how much both of us have grown in this relationship as individuals and as a duo. It's not that I love him any less any other day (granted some days he really knows how to push my buttons and I might love him a little less those days), but it's just nice because it reminds me to notice the little details of our relationship that get passed up every day. I love anniversaries. And I love him.

Anyways, enough with the mumbo jumbo, I bet you're dying to know what we did :) We started our day off by having lunch at one of my favorite places, Noodles and Company. I can't get enough of that place. I used to drive 20 minutes just to get it up in Encinitas and then when I moved out of San diego, they opened one at UTC mall, like 5 minutes from where I live. Talk about life not being fair. Anyways, I got noodles (of course) and Matt tried one of their new sandwiches (let's just say he is now a believer in noodles and company!!)



Afterwards, we decided to do something fun (this sounds so spontaneous...and it was because we decided to do it like two days before). Being the creative cats we are, we decided to go whale watching in orange county. This little whalewatching company in Dana Point takes you out on a boat for two hours on the quest for whales. We got there a little early, so we walked around the shops in that area and shot a couple rolls of film with my new camera (yes I did say film...I'm taking a black and white photography class :)). We finally got on the boat, and ended up getting drenched because of the choppy waves. Yup I spent 20 minutes in a soaking wet dress. Worth it though.... because we saw a million dolphins (and ZERO whales). It was such a beautiful sight...dolphins swimming up along side the boat playing in the waves. It's AMAZING and I highly recommend it. And I think I already talked about this, but the best part was this cute older couple we sat next to on the boat. After talking to us for five minutes, they told us we were the perfect couple. It was very sweet. The old man practically wanted to adopt us (because the poor guy wanted grandchildren and all his kids are barren or unfit for parenting). I love making new friends!






Afterwards, we decided to go wine tasting at the San Clemente Wine Company. It's this beautiful little wine shop in San Clemente where they pride themselves on selling local wines (and beers too). I did a flight of whites and Matt tried a bunch of wines from one company (whose name I have forgotten). After wine tasting, we had dinner at this cute little Italian restaurant. Because what is more romantic than italian? And being the wine connoisseur that Matt suddenly became overnight, he decided to even order a glass of wine with dinner! It was perfect. Quaint, romantic, a little dark (but in the good way), and just overall the perfect way to cap off our day. Like I said, I love anniversaries :) I think this will be the most memorable anniversary to date, mainly because we did something different and unique. I mean we even ventured all the way out of San Diego. Best anniversary ever.



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy 3 Years....

to us.
Yesterday was our THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. How crazy right? Trust me it still blows my mind sometimes. I'll definitely blog more later about what we did (which includes whale watching, wine tasting in san clemente, and dining on italian food), but I just to say I'm having a great time in San Diego with the love of my life :)

Pretty dolphins!!

PS. Yesterday when we were whale watching, we ended up sitting next to this older couples (probably late 50s or early 60s) and they told us we were "the perfect couple." The dude practically wanted to adopt us, but it was so sweet to hear someone we didn't know say that. It really touched my heart. And it made us feel very blessed. We had a great day, and I will blog more about it later!