Monday, September 15, 2008

Go Badgers...Wisconsin WIns!!!

It's time for college football. It has been a tradition for many years for us to attend the west coast non- conference University of Wisconsin Football game.
This yearwe made the trip to Fresno State (Hawaii would have been better...maybe next year).
Peter's Nephew, Richard, and his wife Chrisy are also alumni of Wisconsin and they made the trip to California to go to the game too!!
Boy was it a good game...Fresno State is actually pretty good and the Fresno State fans were serious. Badger fan made a good showing and we held our own. Enjoy some picture from the game.

GO BADGERS!!!The stadium was packed...a sea of red. Fresno's colors were also red and white.BADGERS WIN!!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Wedding Bells Are Ringing

What a spectacular weekend. Our very good friends Stephen and Sylvia tied the knot in South Lake Tahoe. Peter and I drove up on Friday to join the wedding party for the rehearsal dinner. The lake was calm and the sky was blue Enjoy some pictures of a fabulous evening. The food and drinks were great and it was fun to visit with all the other guests who came up for the wkd.

What a great picture...Beth, Stephen, Sylvia, Peter, Theresa and Eric. What great friends we have!!Say Hi to Trang, Andrew and sweet little Alyssa. What a beautiful Family and they will soon be welcoming another little one!!The Bride and Groom to be...Happy Faces.

On Saturday Peter and I took the Gondola to the top of Heavenly Ski Resort and took in the beautiful sites. We went to up 9000 feet. I'm not a skier, so it was really up there for me. I think to see it with all the snow would be great too.


So, off to the Edgewood for an evening wedding. It was breath taking and I have to say a few tear were shed by me. Stephen and Sylvia were surrounded by friends and family from here to Vietnam. They were blessed to have the ceremony performed by a special family friend, Jana, who had many heart felt words for the bride and was truly memorable. After the wedding ceremony the couple and the families participated in a Asian tradition of a tea ceremony. Tea is served to the elders of the familyby the bride and groom and the elders bestow good wishes and life advise to the married couple. Certainly a memorable moment for the bride and groom.
Some big smiles from the guests

The reception was super fun!! The dinner was delicious and the cake was out of this world...RED VELVET cake is my new favorite. And we danced the rest of the night to work off all the calories. The bride and groom changed in to traditional chinese dress for the dance. I love a good costume change!! hee hee.

lots of good dental work....sparkling smilesOMG...the cake! The bride poses for the camera with Rick and Cathy

The happy couple enjoying a dance.

We are truely blessed to have been part of a very special weekend and wish the happy couple a life time of happiness. We can't wait to hear all about the honeymoon in Argentina

Monday, September 1, 2008

Everybody Loves a Long Weekend

What are they calling it...a staycation. We are stying home for the labor day wkd or at least we stayed in the area.
Friday (yep, I had Friday off too), I got the opportunity to see the Chihuly exhibit at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. Chihuly is an amazing glass artist and the shapes and colors were truly inspiring. I enjoyed the exhibit with my friend Angela, along with her mom and dad.
Friday night I got to have a date...with Peter. We went to see Vicky Christina Barcelona...Woody Allen's latest film. Peter and I are Woody Allen fans and we both liked this film. Very beautiful, passionate, and thoughtful. It reminds us that in real life not everything ends up all tied up in a bow.

Saturday, we spent the day close to home. Housework and errands. I also took the sometime to work on some jewelry. I love to use my torch. I fused fine silver, making circles for my jewelry creations. I am also working with texturing the circles and stamping them with new designs...stay tuned. Here is a photo of me working with my torch.

Sunday we met up with friend Vicki and Lida for Sunday brunch. What a beautiful morning, we dined al fresco at Zazie in Cole Valley. It was sunny and warm and the food was fabulous. Peter and I headed down the peninsula to go for a hike at Russian Ridge Open Space. The hike was from alpine lake to horseshoe lake. The view was spectacular... the golden hills and the shade of the trees. We packed a little picnic and had dinner overlooking the lake.

It is really fun sleeping least to 8. Monday, we stayed close to home again. We had to spend time getting ready for our apartment to get painted. Always amazing to me how they manage to paint with people living in the house...we'll see how we are after four days of paint fumes. We end the wkd with a lovely dinner and more work...dishes.