Ringing in the New Year in Tahoe

Last Friday the family, Roomie, my brother’s best friend Alex, and I drove up to Tahoe. On Saturday, our good friend Shannon joined us, and Gabe and Amy joined us on Sunday. We have been enjoying a lazy few days here in Tahoe. We have been taking long walks with the pups, playing lots of wii, and watching too much television. We eat yummy meals and sleep lots. In short, Tahoe is all about taking a break from life and work.

We are going to start cooking a delicious steak for dinner, along with a few other things. We plan on playing Settlers of Catan or Citadels in front of a roaring fire after dinner until the New Year rings in.

Earlier today, Amy and I took a short walk and I snapped a few photos. I hope everyone has someone to ring in the New Year with!

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The weather has been warm and sunny, although I wish there was fresh snow to sled and play in. While there isn’t much snow, the pup has enjoyed finding the small patches and rolling around in them.

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Love,

-S

Sunglasses and Pearls Part 2, Fancy Friday, and IPhone Cases

Robert the Magnificent (AKA my fancy photographer friend) sent me more photos. There were two beautiful ones from our photo shoot in the park about a month ago, you can read more about it in this post Sunglasses and Pearls. I’m wearing the sunglasses I talked about last post, from Banana Republic. I love them so much I am thinking about buying a back up pair in case anything happens to these.

Sunglasses and Pearls 3

Sunglasses and Pearls 3

Sunglasses and Pearls 4

Sunglasses and Pearls 4

I had a conflict on Friday, so this week’s Fancy Friday will be held on Sunday. More about that in tomorrow’s post!¬†Robert was also able to recover one photo from the dusk lighting from last week’s¬†Fancy Friday. He is fond of the serious faces, so this is why we look solemn.

Fancy Friday 3

Fancy Friday 3

I settled on this phone case, and ordered it this morning post workout. I got the durable option, and the Roomie is giving it to me for my birthday next month.

I hope everyone had a lovely Friday night! I know I did. What did you do? Do you have any big weekend plans? Can’t wait to hear all about it!

Love,

-S

Pups, Fancy Friday,and the Bacon Festival

Prepare yourselves: it’s a long photo-filled glorious post!

My roommate has two adorable labs. We brought them out to California in June/July and they are great company. Reeces is 9 years old and is a chocolate Lab. She is also the mother of Nala, who is a yellow lab. Nala is 4 years old. Both dogs are friendly and play well with my brothers dog Crash. Crash is just over a year old, and is a Belgian Malinois.

Reeces and Nala in Crash's bed.

Reeces and Nala in Crash’s bed.

Crash!

Crash! Isn’t he beautiful?

Nala loves to relax in my room, and in particular on my bed. She has become rather attached to one of my stuffed animals.

Nala loves my dinosaur teddy bear.

Nala loves my dinosaur teddy bear.

It was a very busy weekend. Thus the radio silence since my post on Friday morning. Friday evening a group of us dressed in our Sunday best gathered for a glass of wine at my parents house. I’m hoping this becomes a regular thing, but we shall see! After tasting a lovely chardenay, we went over to Sweet Tomatoes for a bite to eat. Robert documented our loveliness and produced these fine things:

 

Fancy Friday 1

Fancy Friday 1

The short one-AKA the roommate.

Fancy Friday 2-The short one-AKA the roommate.

On Saturday the whole family, both roommates and I went down to the premiere Bacon Festival in San Jose. We waited in long lines and then chowed down on some seriously tasty bacon filled tidbits. My favorite was the garlic and bacon fries.

The family, roommates and I.

The family, roommates and I.

How was your weekend? What did you do? Are you enjoying this long weekend?

Love,

-S