Wednesday, April 30, 2008


We were lazy today. We got up late and took the bus to Stanley again where we had a wonderful lunch overlooking the water. Then we actually got to lay on a beach for a few hours!! We both really needed that. Of course right now, we both are so sticky and gross that we can't even stand it. Lur's in the shower now because we are getting ready to meet Pete & Jinx for dinner and the horse races. I just lost some of my post so its going to be short and sweet. I gotta go get ready. Loves to you all

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hong Kong another day

Oh hey MarLissa,
I met you today on the Star Ferry to Kawloon - actually probably maybe potentially I met you in the Irish Pub - Delaney's - munching on potatoe skins and warm melted Velveta cheese yumminess. 5 glasses later, I went to the Park 'N that was Lorissa, slash Marlissa typing. She's mad because I don't know why????? Don't be mad Marlissa.
Okay, so we need to show you some pics of what we have done while here. Yesterday we went to see Big Buddah amidst the Gorillas in the mist. I went up a freaking gondolah that made us look like we were going up stairway to heaven. P.S Watch the video: Well the vid didn't work so here are some pics:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Day 3. . .hmmn

The day started like this:Kora, I did it again. . .had the adapter and blew it up, along with my hairdryer--oops. Oh well, its so humid here, we couldn't keep our hair straight and dry even if we wanted.

This is how the day ended:Us getting a couples massage at 10 o-clock at night. Umm, they make you wear awesome clothes when they do the massages. They told Lorissa, oh, we small in Hong Kong, you wear big size. . .so they had to keep finding bigger shorts for her. We went shoe shopping on Day 1 and the biggest shoe size was way too small for poor Lur. Jinx says the same thing happens to her too. So, this wasn't the most relaxing massage I've ever had. It hurt and tickled at the same time and I thought Lur was crying next to me the whole time but it was really her therapist going to town and making noises. Very weird and I won't be doing it again. :)

Here's a little of the middle of the day in Stanley:

This is Lucy in the front pack on me! So cute.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

More pics. . .

We meet Lucy!

And see where Pete & Jinx live. . .

Dinner the first night at Jumbo, the floating restaurant

Day 2, we take a Junk Boat to Pete & Jinx's

On the way to Sheko, a village/beach area--Luce got tired

At the beach


We met Strawberry Shortcake!!

And saw a photo shoot for a Daniel Steel book

So that was a quick recap of Day 1 and Day 2. The weather on Day 2 was hot so it was fun to just hang out in Sheko. We met Pete & Jinx's friends, Bob and Jen who hung out with us all day as well. It was a fun day and we are about to start Day 3. Dim Sum and shopping in Stanley. I love you all!

Friday, April 25, 2008

We're Here!!!!!

Lur and I got to Seatac Airport at 10pm only to find out that one bar was open. . .and would only be open for about another 45 minutes. . .so in that amount of time we downed 3 drinks and ran off to catch out plane. We first hit the Duty Free to buy some make up before even leaving Seattle.
Thanks to Leah for our goodie bags because the food on the plane was not that great--thank God for Corn Nuts, the entire bag is gone! :) I slept for the first 8 hours of the trip and Lur did pretty much as well so that was nice.

We got here to see Jinx waiting for us at the hotel, ate, went to 7-11 to get little bottles of wine and put that in dixie cups and went to get foot massages. So nice. Now we are in our hotel room getting ready to go meet Lucy!!! Yippee. are some pics for now. More to come throughout the week.

Monday, April 21, 2008

I'm going to Hong Kong

As some of you may have read on Jinx's blog, Lorissa and I are headed to HK Thursday morning at 1am!!! We will be there a little over a week. I am so excited to meet Lucy and visit the city my dear friends are living in. I haven't really prepared for the trip. . .usually I shop for new clothes and all that fun stuff but I haven't done that yet. Maybe I'll just buy stuff there. I plan on taking my computer and camera so I can blog while there--the thing I am most excited about is that there are beaches and its hot, a little change from the snowy weather we've been experiencing lately!!! Hopefully no typhoons while we are there. :)

This weekend was fun, went down to Amy & Kyles for an Arbonne party, celebrated Tanya's 30th birthday!!! Happy B-Day Tans and then seriously piled all day on Sunday. . .movies, movies, and more movies. I sometimes love days like that. Here are a few pics from when we were down at K & A's.

Mom and Sophes reading a butterfly book before bedtime

The morning after the Arbonne party, I accidentally drank too much wine. . .

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Birthdays, Birthdays Birthdays

Just wanted to send a shout out to Kristy Smith--a.k.a--Bird, she has now joined us all in the "30's Club" as of Monday!! Happy Birthday Birdie. . .we're all so excited because she is able to come and play with us during the "Girl's Scottsdale Getaway Weekend" in June!!!
AND, Happy Birthday Annie!! See ya tonight, hope your day has been perfect.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

You just never grow up. . .

Kora was over at my house last night for dinner and the CMT Awards (along with Zach who had to put up with us). . .Well, Kora called my mom to tell her something and walked to the back portion of my house. For some reason I think it's really funny to ALSO call my mom right after Kora has started talking to her. My mom always clicks over and then Kora gets mad because she realizes its me and my mom and I can't quit laughing. I did it twice last night!!! Then another story I think is hilarious. . .my mom works for the Olympia School District and was on a VIDEO conference call with the entire state. She logged in and started making faces as a joke thinking that no one could see her but the entire state was watching her office on the video conference. I sooo wish I could have seen that. Someone needs to get it on You Tube.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Another B-Day pic

Had to add this pic too because its pretty cute of the two gals blowin out their candles. I loved the sunshine this weekend and am so sad its raining again today. I broke down and bought a bunch of tans, the good ones so hopefully that helps me get out of these winter blues. I can't wait til the CMA's tonight!!! Should be lots of great performances.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

On Wednesday, April 9th my mom turned 57! Most of the fam was able to make it to Oly to help her celebrate with a wonderful dinner at Hearthfire. For anyone who makes it to Olympia, it's a great restaurant right on the water. We went back home to do cake and presents. I think my mom had a really wonderful birthday! Here are some pics. . .(unfortunately, Marisa, Richie and Kora could not make it)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The ABC's of Me

Leah tagged me: The ABCs of Me
A - Attached or Single: Attached
B - Best Friend: Leah
C - Cake or Pie: Pie, preferably a gooey berry
D - Day of choice: Saturdays
E - Essential Item: Chapstick-Ditto
F- Favorite Color: Blue (all kinds of shades) and red (anything bright and cheery really)
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: worms
H - Hometown: Olympia
I - Indulgence(s): Donuts, french fries and wine
J - January or July: July...ditto
K - Kids: Hopefully at least 3
L - Life is incomplete without: love
M - Marriage Date: As soon as possible :)
N - Number of Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 1 sister in law and one brother in law
O - Oranges or Apples: apples
P - Phobias or Fears: SPIDERS for sure and heights
Q - Quotes: Eat, Drink and be Merry :) There are lots I Like actually
R - Reason to smile: It's Sunday and I'm sitting in bed drinking coffee
S - Season: Summer and Fall
T - Tag Three Friends: Kora, Tanya, Annie (you can do it in an email) :)
U - Unknown fact about me: I hate shopping
V - Very favorite Store: Target...I do love Target as well. . .I love looking at the J Crew magazines although I hardly ever buy anything from there because its so expensive
W - Worst habit: Now, not taking showers til the end of the day (I wear yoga pants pretty much all day) BAD
X - X-ray or Ultrasound: An ultrasound someday...ditto
Y - Your favorite food: donuts, french fries, pastries
Z - Zodiac: Taurus

Thursday, April 3, 2008

It's a Date with Nate

I got to watch Nathan today for a few hours. In this amount of time, he slept, ate, TOOTED lots, puked on my floor in two different spots (thank God it was hard wood), part of that puke also got on me and peed thru his pants. :) Hilarious! I got a little glimpse at what my life could be like with a little one around AND trying to work from home. . .interesting. Let's just say I didn't get a lot of work done and I didn't even care because Nathan made me laugh and smile tons. He is so cute that I just can't take my eyes off him, even when sleeping. I got a few pics while I was changing him into a new outfit for when Mommy showed up. Molly, anytime you need me to do it again, I'm available. :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rhinestone Cowgirl

I got Sophia these red cowboy boots for Christmas. She finally fits into them and pretty much won't take them off. I love it! She'll get dressed and then say "boots, boots". My mom and dad got her a new bathing suit, she tried it on for them but only if she could wear her boots too! Could she be any cuter?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Jon & Kate + 8

I love it. It's a reality TV show on TLC that follows the life of Jon & Kate and their 8 children (set of twins and sextuplets). . .I never intentionally sit down to watch it but rather find that once I click on that channel, I can't change it. I get hooked in. It's hilarious! I wish I could meet them in person because they seem so normal and hilarious and the kids crack me up. If you haven't checked this show out, I highly recommend it. . .It's an all new season! Monday's at 9pm.