22 July 2009

july, july

July is passing quite quickly I must say...here's how we've been loving it:
Went to my first Angels game and was thoroughly impressed with the dining options. 4th of July was a good one, our activities included but were not limited to: Ward breakfast (there were no pancakes, it was amazing), buying fireworks (as documented above), BBQ at Robert's parents house (which also included trimming bushes-as documented below), fireworks, friends, family...You get the idea. Robert looked like a child in this BYU hat from the 70s. We started off our mini-vacay last Thursday by going to the circus! The elephants were my favorite, so adorable.After the show.
The next day we headed to Palm Springs. This is the first picture I snapped on our trip, we were walking from a parking structure to a movie theatre (to see Harry Plopper of course) and within 30 seconds we wanted to die, it was SO hot. This is Robert trying to act like he's having a good time, but really just wants to go sit in the hotel room all day - and we did. We loved our hotel...it was smaller than what we had anticipated, but it was perfect. It was decorated in a modern-Spanish colonial style. This is the floor in the lobby area, I had to document it for my future patio and/or sundeck someday. This is the door to our room, isn't it just gorgeous? The details in this place were killing me. The floor in our bathroom - it was concrete with ceramic tiles laid into the ground, again it killed me. My favorite part of the whole bathroom, the toilet paper holder. Ok but really look at it, it was SO beautiful. I want one. Other than me obsessing over the architecture, etc. we did some night swimming - the only time of day it was sane to be outside for more than 10 minutes. did some laying out - if you can call it that at 10 at night. I just liked this one of Robert, NOT of me.Lost on the way to IHOP, dang one-way streets. The remnants of the BEST fried ice cream I've ever eaten, Robert thought I was crazy for "mmming and yummming" while we ate it. Guess it hit the spot. All in all, Palm Springs treated us very well. We were sad to see it go, but glad to be back in weather that is under 85 everyday. I love you Newport Beach, I really do.

Also, not documented (for obvious reasons) was Knott's Soak City, it was nice to be wet all day in that heat, even though as we left we were completely dry by the time we go to the car.

And the question we kept asking ourselves "WHY would anyone live here permanently?" We understand the Winter/Spring houses but honestly...those people are nuts.

13 July 2009

and now, moving on...

So the good news is I'm currently making my list (and checking it twice-only 5 months to Christmas, not too early) but this is a summer list. Make that a summer getaway list...yes, it's true we are going away this weekend to beautiful Palm Springs! Mostly, I needed an excuse to wear a bathing suit all day (a summer requirement at least once a week) and feel like I'm actually enjoying my first summer as a newlywed!

So here I sit, making my list and even though it's only two nights, I find myself with a horrendously long list...

Finally being able to go on vacation does require me to bring all my favorite articles of clothing. right?

But no, we will not be taking our lovable hotred on this excursion...she's very sick. Thanks to the loser behind us on PCH on Saturday as we drove home. Turns out plugging in your headset is just as dangerous (if not more so) as talking on your phone sans-headset.

But these busted-car blues(if you weren't counting that was twice in one month busted-car blues) are nothing some 110+ degree weather, Soak City, lots of swimming and exploring a new town and new restaurants can't handle right? RIGHT. don't call us, we'll be on our romantic getaway! finally!

02 July 2009

vroom vroom.

So after work today Robert and I went to look at a car...1 hour later we were driving it away from the parking lot, bought and sold! It's exciting really, it's a hatchback like I wanted, all power (unlike my car) and cherry RED, which I kinda randomly love suddenly.

Here it is our new (to us) 2006 Pontiac Vibe - well this isn't ours, just a photo I found on Google:
We like her. Hot red, hot tamale, Hotrod...these are all names we're considering.