So here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to, in photo Friday form:
jared and I went up to Santa Barbara (where we managed to not take a single picture) to hang out with some friends. It was lovely! On the way back down we stopped in Orange County for my cousin’s wedding. I was one of the bridesmaids. I was pretty worried about wearing yellow but I think it turned out to be a “good” yellow, hah. Her wedding was beautiful! Then we stayed up there at Rachel and Matt’s house. It was a lot of fun seeing their new place and hanging out. They made delicious delicious food and even had Easter eggs for us Sunday morning 🙂 We managed to not take a single picture there either!! What is the world coming to?? We also got to experience their cute new dogs, one of them is farty. Farty dogs are pretty funny, gross but funny. Anyway, that’s what we did for spring break.
Another thing that I’ve been up to lately is going to the Wild Animal Park. I’ve been there 3 times in the last month for different Special Ed. field trips. It was a lot of fun hanging out with the kids and watching their experiences with animals. Being in speech I NEVER get to go on field trips so this was pretty cool for me.
The last time we went we actually saw a cheetah walk right by us. Apparently they are really docile animals and they walk them through the park in the mornings because the guests like it! It was so awesome!! I think the very best part though is right after we saw the cheetah, we walked by a little pond with a duck in it. One of the kids started jumping up and down screaming “duck, duck, duck, and water!!!”. We were laughing so hard, the kid JUST saw a cheetah walk by and he’s excited about a duck, oh and water. oh man.
I happened to have my camera out so here’s the cheetah:
Black Russian Cake:
1 box yellow cake
1 lg. box instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup oil
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup Kahlua
1/4 cup vodka
bake 350 degrees in a bunt pan for 45-50 minutes
cool 10 minutes
invert, poke holes, drizzle 1/2 cup Kahlua and 1 cup powdered sugar.
jared got hired last spring to edit together original source material on the 12th Amendment. So just last week we got a few copies of it in the mail! It’s so cool to see his name in the book but what’s even cooler is seeing his name on Amazon! Click hereSo, if you’re ever interested in reading all about the 12th Amendment, check it out, haha 🙂 Extra points to who actually knows what the 12th Amendment is without googling it first!And #9:
We went and found this cool spot (where we will probably be doing a “trash the dress” shoot soon) and I got this pic. It reminds me of LOST. And for those of you who watch that show…WOW is all I have to say. These people are genius! They’ve managed to ‘lose’ me a bit with the recent new elements of the story…For those of you who don’t watch it, I encourage you to start renting the DVDs from the beginning…don’t see any episodes out of order! It is worth it!Anway, keep us in your prayers in the next couple of days as we’re trying to get a house that has multiple offers on it…pray that they choose our bid..thanks 🙂
My Opa (grandpa) turned 80 December 14th but he’s going to get his very own post after this one with more pictures and a video/slide show = yippee!!