Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bento Cuteness

We had dinner with Kate and Bryce this weekend and I admired their vast collection of food storage options. I've been looking at different food storage stuff for awhile now that we have the kitchen basically completed (the cabinets are in anyway) and I've wanted to get some nice Tupperware or something to store food. Then today I came across this site that has the most adorable bento boxes I've ever seen! They also give 365 lunch combination ideas that all look super healthy and fun to eat - and they're all in the perfectly portion controlled bentos. Not only are these cute and perfect for toting healthy lunches, but they're also eco-friendly and contain no phthalates, BPA, or lead.


I took these photos while driving home the other night (well while stopped at a traffic light), I was driving with the top down in my car, the air was warm the sky was beautiful and I was sad to have spent the majority of the evening at the office... only another week of all this working crazy hours and then I am off to Dallas (for work). I have never been to Dallas, but I do love those Texan accents. I am only there for the day but that should be fun anyway :)
hope you're having a great week!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

happy weekend

even thought bryce and I both worked this weekend, we got to hang out with our two favourite furry folk, and that made for a happy weekend.
what fun did you get up to?

Monday, September 20, 2010


I haven't been here much lately as work has been pretty crazy right now, with a really big product launch we are working on and nothing much else too exciting is happening right now that's worth talking about...

but I'm still here and wanted to say hi, and that I miss you all and that I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I spent Saturday morning at the spa, which was just what I needed. Saw The Town, The Road, and continued digging in the dirt. our berm is coming along nicely! I slept a lot, which was wonderful. :)

we also went to visit Melita and Cody's new chickens - so cute!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

yosemite - day 1

I've been trying to share these photos with you for a few days now, but blogger has been giving me a hard time - has anyone else been experiencing blogger gremlins???

anyway, as I mentioned before my cousin Deb came to visit us the other week and we took a couple of days off to take her and her friend Adam to Yosemite. We packed up the campervan and headed out
it didn't take long for these guys to fall asleep
Coop decided Bryce's lap was the place to be
Deb proving just how asleep Adam was...
I kept myself entertained by taking lots of photos (as usual)
You might remember this place from photos I took here but there were no clouds this time
this one inspired a painting, which I'll get around to eventually - love the lines of the shoreYosemite is a pet friendly park, but you have to keep pets on paved roads, and since we had some hiking planned we checked Cooper and McKenzie into the doggy spa, which was kind of along the way - but we got a little lost... I was kinda glad, as it gave me an opportunity to take a better photo of this great little shed painted as the US Flag :)
and on we drove...
our campervan is a 1982 vintage and a diesel, so goes about 60 miles (96 kms) per hour at the absolute maximum. so with a full load and many hills to climb she's a slow ride...
but all the better to enjoy the views! :)
and finally we were there
this lady was awesome, when I asked for a photo - I'm sure she gets it all the time, the poor thing... but those hats are just too good to resist!
arriving on a Thursday was a really smart idea, as there were not that many people around (even approaching a long weekend)these rocks never cease to amaze me
I think we'll definitely take bikes with us next time we go - it's the perfect way to get around Yosemite Village, but if you don't want to bring yours, you can always rent them there.
Deb taking in the sites
me taking in the sites :P
we took the canoe with us, and this would have been the place to put her in I think, but we just ran out of time...
last time we were there everything was white and icy, but now at the end of summer the water levels were pretty lowhandsome man :)
handsome van!
there are a few places to camp in the village, upper pines, lower pines, and north pines, but they book out months in advance (apparently), and then there's camp 4 which is on a first come first in basis. people start lining up there at 8:30am. this is tent camping only so wasn't for us.

we camped at Tamarack Flat which is about 30mins out of the valley, so off we went
up some more hillsthrough some mountains of rock
and past some more amazing scenery...
when we arrived we found this guy/girl? hanging out at the bathrooms
so pretty
and made ourselves a home for the night
our campsite was awesome! sheltered by our neighbours by these massive rocks. (that brown box in the foreground is a bear box, where you had to store all your food so the bears didn't come into your car looking for it)
which of course the boys had to climb
doesn't this rock look like a whale coming out of the water?
adam on the nose of the whalebut someone forgot his beer... nice action shot of Deb throwing Adam a beer because that's what good friends do :)
but oops, someone forgot to bring said beer bottle down with them... (we made him go get it later, don't worry)
Adam decided his talent was pyromaniac - he liked to light fires!
after dinner, and drinks we made smores by the fire
and some fire art
with a big day ahead it was time to call it a night. this was the first time we'd slept 4 people in the campervan (Deb and Adam slept up in the annex) and I thought it would be a bit cozy, but it wasn't too bad at all!
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