Friday, November 30, 2012

October 2012

Now that November is coming to an end, I am writing about what an awesome October I had. Yep, I'm pretty behind on my blogging. Better late than never though!

The month started off with a trip to Disneyland for Halloween. I wanted to go as an early birthday outing since I've never been during that time of the year. I absolutely love Halloween, so was super excited. Rudy and I had such an amazing time and got there early enough so that there was no line for It's a Small World. Finally! We had some dee-licious all-you-can-eat BBQ for dinner....holy moly! We ended the night with some fresh beignets. The nice lady behind the counter gave me a large order instead of the small that I ordered since I was celebrating my birthday. So sweet!


Forneris Farms is a fall fun outing that I found two years ago. They have a different corn maze every year and I really wanted to go again this year. We headed over there with our comfortable sneakers, bottled water, and light sweaters. Luckily Rudy is great at directions so kept track of where we were going throughout the maze (they have a little map). If we depended on me, we would've gone in circles. They have cute little CORNundrums that you can solve. There are fifteen throughout the whole maze and we found every single one! 

                                       Duck tape.                                               Corn dog.                                            Pumpkin patch.

On another one of the Saturdays, Rudy, my sister and I went to Cal Poly Pomona for a fall festival. It's an agricultural university, so they had a HUGE pumpkin patch. There were so many to choose from, but what usually buys it for us is the pumpkin's stem. We like the thick, curvy ones. We picked two nice pumpkins perfect for carving. They had Spookly the Square Pumpkin stuff there too, which I love! I even got the book, stuffed toy, and DVD. I was so happy to be able to find our perfect pumpkins at the patch!

For Halloween, we usually carve our pumpkins with things like Frankenstein, the Headless Horseman, and a haunted house, but this year I wanted to pick a theme. I looked online for some ideas and decided on a Monsters' Inc. theme with Sulley, Mike Wazowski, and Boo. I was so happy with how they turned out. I traced, my sister took out the seeds and gunk, and Rudy carved. We make a great team! The trick or treaters seemed to like them, too. 

This was probably one of the best Octobers I've ever had. We got to do so much fall-like activities and I had so much fun. I have to take advantage of my favorite season/month while it's here! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

San Francisco Baby!!

During Labor Day weekend  back in September, Rudy and I went to San Francisco to visit our friends. They had a bambino in April and I wanted to meet her really bad! 

We ate soooooooo much and I enjoyed every second of it! Everything was just soooo good! They took us to all the best spots and I knew I'd have to jump a few times to fit into my jeans on Monday. Lol, but seriously....;-)

They told us that they had wild animals that roam around their street....deers, bobcats, turkeys.
That's right....turkeys! Turkeys that I wanted to see so bad. The first early morning, I woke up at about 7ish and keep looking in their backyard, but nothing. Sunday morning, I saw nothing. They told me it was usually super early, between 3-6 and in the front of the house, roaming the streets. I woke up at 5:30 and sat by the front window for 10 minutes, and nothing. I was too sleepy to stay up and wait. Next time, I will set alarm. Yes, that's how serious I am about wanting to see turkeys roaming the streets. What a weirdo! We got to see 2 baby deer/fawns though, so that was awesome. 

Baby Mia is absolutely adorable and one of the happiest baby I have met to date. She only cries when she's hungry and has the cutest laugh. Maybe I'm just biased since she's the daughter of some of my closest friends. But seriously.....cuutie pie!

Of course, we went to Fisherman's Wharf and had the Clam Chowder bread bowl. It's just so good! I got a little starstruck when we saw UFC's Josh Koscheck there too! I almost wanted to go up to him, but he was with his family having lunch, so I didn't want to be one of those people. Now if it was Georges St. Pierre, that'd be another story. 

We also went to the Disney Museum, which was so interesting. I enjoyed looking at all the memorabilia and listening to the major events. They had the old school Disney books with the gold spine that I remembered having when I was little. I pretty much bought all of them for my own little book collection. 

We ate at Fenton's Creamery right before our flight home, which was in the movie "UP." I, of course, had to get some ice cream after. 

It was such an amazing weekend and I didn't want it to end. It was great seeing the little family and parts of the San Francisco. While we were in the car, Nach had mentioned that we've known each other for 10 years. 10 years! I can't believe that much time has passed. 

Sea lions.

Clam Chowder bowls.

Disney Museum.

One of my dearest friends. 

Yummy seafood.

Rudy with his Red Velvet Chicken and Waffles.

It was definitely one of the best weekends/trips I've had! And yes, I promise not to take so long to visit again. :)

 Love you guys!