Friday, August 26, 2011

Hello World!

You know what?  It's a fine time to start a blog.  With family & friends scattered across the nation, it seems fitting to have a place for everyone to get the low-down on my latest happenings.  Now more than ever, I'm beyond excited to share my many adventures with you, whether it's a recent home renovation or craft project, travel snapshots, or a glimpse into our journey towards starting a family.  

We just returned from a wonderful trip to California.  The first portion of our trip was spent at Hotel Del Coronado.  Can you say FABULOUS?  My, what a gorgeous property.  We enjoyed dinners on the beach, a sailing regatta, private reception at SeaWorld and a guided tour through La Jolla, topped off with a fun afternoon of shopping.  Hubby was in meetings during the day, so that was my time to explore Coronado.  When the conference ended on Thursday, we headed up to Anaheim for a few days at Disneyland.  We had an early anniversary dinner at Napa Rose on Thursday night.  Top notch service, food & wine.  They spoiled us, for sure.  We took Disneyland by storm on Friday and had a blast.

Most of Saturday was spent at a taping of Let's Make a Deal.  We came dressed in our finest costumes from the roaring 20's.  I was a flapper girl and Hubby was a gangster.  Unfortunately, we didn't get selected as contestants on the show but we danced 'til we dropped (literally).  We were absolutely exhausted after the show but it was such a fun experience.

Now, it's Saturday night and we are dressed to the nine's.  We had dinner at CUT Beverly Hills by Wolfgang Puck.  Hands down, it was the BEST meal of my life.  No joke, I'm still dreaming of the phenomenal food.  It was our first time having Kobe beef.  As someone who normally doesn't care for steak, I was floored at how absolutely incredible it was.  One of those meals where you savor each bite and hope that your plate refills itself.  This restaurant is in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which was the hotel where "Pretty Woman" was filmed.  On Sunday, we drove around LA and found famous filming locations from our favorite tv shows and movies.  I was over-the-moon excited to find the house in "Father of the Bride", my all-time favorite movie.

Other fun ones were Claire & Phil's house from Modern Family and the house used in Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video.  In the evening, we visited the Griffith Observatory and had amazing views of the city, as well as the famous Hollywood sign.  We enjoyed a relaxing night on the patio at Chateau Marmont for dinner on Sunday night.  Finally, on Monday morning, we woke up bright and early to head to CBS studios for a taping of The Price Is Right -- my favorite game show.  We had the time of our lives and happened to be there on the 1st episode of the 40th season -- so much fun!  Be sure to tune in on September 19 when our episode will air!

Unfortunately, we had to take a detour home from Los Angeles to spend a few days in Denver to attend the funeral of Hubby's grandmother.  We were able to spend a few extra days with family, following the funeral.  It was nice to look back on the wonderful memories of Grandma B.  She was an amazing lady and will be missed so much.  

Heaven has gained another angel, no doubt

1 comment:

  1. yay for blogging! look forward to reading. :)