Thursday, April 30, 2015

Belated Birthday Dinner with my Family!!!

Yay!!! How wonderful to be in San Francisco to be able to celebrate my Birthday with my family at Roy's, one of our favorite restaurants!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


We landed in San Francisco then went to Pete and Richard's for a quick visit this evening. It turns out that Dick and Pete were wearing nearly identified sweaters (which is difficult to see in this photo). Very funny!!

Amazing way to start a trip!!

Oh, San Francisco, how I love you!! Where else can I walk off the plane, turn the corner and see my friend Tina (and her Hubby) sipping martinis, waiting for their flight, which just happens to be the next flight for the plane I just got off!!!  (Did you get all of that?) What a perfect way to start our trip!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Birthday Lunch with Gina!!

Thank you to my dear friend, Gina, for taking me out to an amazing Birthday lunch today!! We were true "Ladies Who Lunch" and went to Neiman Marcus!!

I intended to take photos of each course, but forgot after the first!!

They started us off with complimentary popovers and an amuse bouche.

We each ordered a cup of their crab chowder, then we split a grilled Brie cheese and apple sandwich. All do yummy!!

To top it all off, we split a carrot cake for dessert. We both love their carrot cake, so it was a must!

Gina was extra thoughtful and have me a new glassybaby for my Birthday!! It's one of their new colors called Hyacinth. Sooo pretty!!

Thank you, Gina!! I loved spending my Birthday with you!!! xo

Fuzzy Love

Monday, April 27, 2015

Birthday Flowers/Plant!!

My hubby stopped off at a store on his way home from work today and picked up this beautiful orchid for me!! What a nice early Birthday surprise!! :)

Fun Lunch with Bea and Family!!

Bea, her Husband, and three little boys are in Seattle visiting family for a few days!!

We met at Din Tai Fung for a really nice lunch and catch up!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Here Comes the Sun...

One last Lanai sunrise before we fly back home.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Last night in Lanai

It's out last evening here in Lanai.

One more meal at the amazing Nobu restaurant, where we've had amazing meals 5 of the last 6 nights! Four of those five nights were at this table - the best in the house!! Last night, we fined inside the restaurant, as the executive chef prepared a private teppenyaki meal for us. It has all been amazing.

Resort Slugs

This is pretty much what we do when we vacation in Hawaii. :)

Sunrise over Maui

We woke up early for an early morning hike to watch the sunrise over Maui. We hiked up Pu'upehe Trail, about a mile from our resort, to watch the sunrise around 6:00am.

It was gorgeous and absolutely worth waking up early for.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Another Day in Paradise

Another perfect day here in Lanai. We try to stay on West Coast time when we come to Hawaii so we can wake up early and work out before it gets too hot. This morning, we hit the gym for an hour, then treated ourselves to the amazing breakfast buffet here.

We were resort slugs for the rest of the day: we laid by the pool, watched an enormous pod if dolphins play in the ocean (for hours!) and swam a bit.

That's really all we did before dinner. That may be our daily schedule for the next several days. ;)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Aloha from Lanai!!!

Aloha from gorgeous Lanai!!!

It is absolutely gorgeous here and we are having a relaxing and wonderful time already.

On our way to Lanai!!

Aloha from the Honolulu Airport!! We're on our way to spend 6 days/nights in Lanai! We've never been to Lanai, and we're very excited.

We flew from Seattle this morning and have a three hour layover in Honolulu before catching our flight on a smaller plane to Lanai. Lucky for us, our hotel has a VIP Lounge here at the Honolulu Airport, and we're the only ones here!! It's super nice: complimentary WiFi, fresh snacks and drinks. So nice!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Raggedy Ann at WGI!!!

How happy am I that a guard did a Raggedy Ann show?! (Artistry in Blue from Canton, OH. Ind A Finalist)

I think it's safe to say that nobody was as excited as I was to watch this show!! I had a huge smile on my face the entire time!!!

My life is complete. :)

PS: Also awesome that some of my friends who are at WGI right now just sent me photos and videos! (like the one above!)

Turns out, I'm not the only fan!! Artistry in Blue won WGI's Fan Favorite for Ind Class A!! Congratulations!! (they also came in 5th place!)