Monday, September 28, 2009
Moving on! It's been a great week. Last week I was invited to go see the new musical "Legally Blonde" at Gammage Auditorium. I went with my two co-workers, Lauren and Emily, and had a great time!
It just happened to be Fireworks Night at the ballpark. It was a surprisingly great show.
Afterward we went out to a bar that is very...cool. It was great people-watching. Beautiful girls in short dresses and tall heels. Tons of makeup and perfectly-chosen accessories. Guys with the oh-so-perfectly coifed hair, designer jeans and Affliction tee-shirts. The ladies were sending out the vibes, the gents were pulling their A-game. This one guy was just trying so hard with every girl he saw, I really felt bad for the guy. Afterward we both agreed that we don't miss being single. :)Saturday night I got together with two girlfriends, Lyndsey and Jaye. One thing we did when we were together was look through some old pictures from high school. It was so strange to see us being crazy teens, running around town, hanging out, and then to realize that we're still good friends. Now we're at a completely different stage in our lives (getting married, buying houses) and we're still close.
I had wondered what Michael was up to while I was out of the house. Well, I come home to find these little bad boys waiting for me!
He'd baked! He made blueberry muffins and cupcakes! He even made the cupcake frosting from scratch! I knew in that moment that I had truly married the man of my dreams...he makes me sweet treats. I love him.
And just when I thought he couldn't get sweeter, I wake up the next morning to find this sight in the kitchen:
He made pancakes! And not just any pancakes, but cinnamon and vanilla ones! *Sigh* What a dreamboat.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Just thought I'd share.
Now we'll see if I can talk Michael into posting about his outing with his Little Brother this weekend...
Thursday, September 17, 2009
In other news, our landlord, Darlene, has put our condo on the market. I don't blame her at all...she's being sweet enough letting us out of our contract early so we can move into the new place. The problem is that now there are people wanting to come over and visit the house, so we're not allowed to be there. It's only a very small inconvenience. But Michael is being very sweet (nicer than I am, honestly) because he was willing to drive to the house to do some last-minute clean up when he heard that someone wanted to visit the house today.
So since I need to be out of the house tomorrow afternoon (my day off work), I'll be headed out to Gilbert to see JP. He had his shoulder surgery today and I just received word that it went perfectly, thank goodness.
'Au revoir' for now!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
One way to get up to their place is their own private elevator! It's pretty cozy in there. Here we all are inside:
One common theme of the trip was eating home-made ice cream from the dairies and shops around town. We stopped at one on Rohoboth Beach that had some interesting flavors. In case you can't read them, we've got Lucky Charms, Spinach, Motor Oil, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potato Marshmallow, Better than Sex, and my personal favorite, Chocolate Covered Bacon.
And check out these beautiful mushrooms and a really old church.
Then we went to a small chocolate festival! We each got tickets to redeem for different chocolately snacks. Mom and I were in heaven:
Then we went to the beach. As you can see, I got the least-desirable chair. I have my own thoughts about the reason, one of which being the least-loved offspring. As you can see, I might as well be sitting in the sand! Like a dog! (I kid.) But in true Martin fashion, we had a drink or two out there before heading in from the first few drops of rain. One of the funniest, most random things we did was try to pick a lobster out of this aparatus:
If you got one, it was free! We weren't very successful, although Mom showed her claw-using prowess by getting her lobster completely out of the water before it made a heroic escape. My nemesis:
If there's one thing I hate, it's a smug lobster. And this is one smug lobster. Look at that gleam in his eye. Oh well.
It was a great trip. Very fun. Full of great times and great eating. Thanks Mom and Dad, we had a blast!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
And the best part was that our mortgage lender told us that, quote, the house is "a really great buy." This made my heart smile. Can't wait to move in!
And a picture of Kai from last Sunday when we went to the mall with him and JP. Crazy Auntie Julie got Kai in trouble for letting him play in the fountain. :(
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Then it was time for apple picking! We were given long poles with wire baskets and wire teeth on them to grab the apples. We were also given a wheelbarrow in which to hold our bounty. It was raining a little, so we fashioned ponchos out of garbage bags.
And here are my apple and apricot tarts with crumble topping:
Thursday, September 3, 2009
In other news, we recently celebrated my friend Jaye's birthday by having a wild night of Extreme Scavenger Hunt(ing?)! We separated into Males vs. Females and let the night play out as it may!
There were things that we had to obtain, such as a rose petal, a barbie, a golf ball, a funny hat.
Then there were things we had to take pictures of, like someone with a mullet, a police officer, and the whole group making a pyramid:
We also had to record some videos. Examples of this were: Shooting a basket (and making it), singing 'YMCA', and performing a magic trick.
Don't make fun of me, I know I'm totally lame.
There was also a section on trivia, where you had to name all the states and their capitals. Unfortunately the guys didn't see this part, which was sad because I know Michael would have been PHENOMENAL at this. In the end, the Females won by a few hundred points. So since we won, the guys have to arrange/cook a meal for us ladies! Can't wait!We also saw Inglorious Basterds with Amy and Erik. I thought it was really good, especially as more time has passed since I saw it. It was just very...interesting! Sad, tense, scary, funny...overall, just very Tarantino.
I've got a 4 day weekend ahead of me, so hopefully I'll have lots to blog about come Monday!