Monday, August 25, 2008

San Francisco

So, one of our favorite babysitters was coming home from college for a couple of weeks this summer and mentioned that if Greg and I wanted to go somewhere she would love to watch the kids for us. Well, I'm not one to disappoint anybody so we (of course) took her up on that. We decided to go to San Francisco. Why? We're not really sure, one of us mentioned it and we thought it sounded good so off we went. We were only there for a weekend but had a ton of fun. Did I mention it was freezing cold!!?

We went to a Giants game (we can't go anywhere without sports being involved somehow) and sat front row. I usually just go to games to people watch, but being on the front row was actually real fun and I really watched the game. Mostly because if a foul ball was hit it could have very possibly taken my head right off. I'm not kidding either.

The best part of the trip was after dinner the first night. We went to a restaurant (on someones referral) that was not right in town. After dinner we had to get to the game so we started walking, just waiting to spot an open taxi. The stadium was way too far to walk to and it was freezing cold outside so we walked to the busiest street around and tried and tried to get a taxi. All of the taxis that passed us were occupied so we kept walking in the direction we were supposed to be going just waiting for one to be open. Long story short, we ended up walking more than halfway there before we scored a taxi. This ended up being real fun because we were in a part of town that we would have never seen had we found a taxi easily. We walked by the design district, government buildings, the Opera House, an Asian History Museum, about 1,000 homeless people talking to themselves (why do they do that?), and a ton of cool shops. It was a great night.

The next day we went to Union Square for some shopping and ate lunch at a little outdoor cafe. A protest broke out right in the middle of the square where we were eating. I'm not entirely sure what it was all about but lets just say that I am a little miffed about the way the Tibetans are being treated by China. "Don't believe China's Olympic lies". Who knew there were so many people from Tibet in San Fran?

I love going on vacations, especially with just me and my husband. I recommend it to everybody. It is such a great way to keep falling in love with each other.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What's Your #1 Song?

i just found the coolest website! ( you can look up what the #1 song was in the nation the day you were born. it's pretty funny. i included a few birthdates and songs so you could see. so what's your #1 song? leave a comment and tell me; the older, the better.

Kristy (Feb. 23, 1979) : "Do Ya Thing I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart
Greg (July 19, 1978) : "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb (go! BeeGees)
Carson (July 25, 2002) : "Hot in Here" by Nelly
Maile (April 18, 2004): "Yeah!" by Usher featuring Ludacris
Cole (Jan. 21, 2007) : "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce

My mom (November 21, 1956) : "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley
My dad (October 16, 1954) : "Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney

Friday, August 8, 2008

The big 3-0!

this post is a little late but greg turned 30 on july 19th. we were in utah on his birthday so we didn't do anything too crazy. we took a raft down the provo river with the kids and had a blast. the water was freezing cold so we didn't swim but we paddled and floated down. we started at the top of provo river by the dam and floated down for an hour and got out at vivian park. the "rapids" aren't too exciting but just enough for an 18 month old. we went down the river with my parents and jamie and shawn muaina.

when we got back into town i threw a party for greg. we had a dinner at the rio secco golf club and invited his closest friends and family. it was a great night. after dinner and mingling we all went to a friends house and played games and cards until the wee hours of the night. i think greg had a nice time, i did. i love getting together with friends any chance i get.