Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wallace's Best Nine of 2016

Here are some of Wallace's favorite photos from 2016. We don't know much about Wallace's life from before we adopted him in May, but we know he's been a joyous and happy little guy ever since!

Happy New Year, everyone!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Gingerbread Houses in San Francisco

Today, we went on a quest to see gingerbread houses in San Francisco! We started at Waterbar on the Embarcadero and saw their gingerbread house version of the Ferry Building. After, we walked to the Ferry Building for a quick lunch before taking the cable car up to Nob Hill.

In Nob Hill, we first went to Grace Cathedral where we walked the labyrinth, then went to the Fairmont Hotel, who had the most amazing and enormous gingerbread house we've ever seen!! You can actually walk through it and eat off the walls (if you really want to). We snuck into the Tonga Room, which was closed, but the door was open so we could take a quick peek inside.

After, we walked down to Union Square to the St Francis Hotel and saw their two gorgeous gingerbread castles.

We walked by Macy's and peeked in on the kittens and puppies in the SPCA Windows, then finished our adventure with sundaes and Ghirardelli at the Palace Hotel.

What a fun afternoon, and a great way to show Anna and Peter some fun sights in San Francisco.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Straight No Chaser with Mom and Dad

My parents took us to see the a-cappella group, Straight No Chaser, tonight at Davies Symphony Hall. It was their Christmas gift to us. Fun performance and really nice to spend an evening out with my Mom and Dad! Thanks, Mom and Dad!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music!!

Anna and Peter are here visiting from North Carolina!! First outing: Sing-a-Long Sound of Music at the Castro Theater! Fun!! Dick has never been, and I haven't seen it here in almost 20 years!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

On a clear day you can see forever...

We took a hike up Bernal Heights Park this afternoon. Such a clear and beautiful day! ❤️

Monday, December 26, 2016

Our new cutting board

We love our new cutting board! Thanks, Mom and Dad!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Chow Family Christmas

Dick and I hosted our family for Christmas Brunch for the first time this morning. It was really fun to have everyone over. We made our "Big Country Breakfast (TM)": scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, country ham and biscuits. My Mom brought our family traditional Mickey Mouse Waffles and my sister and Graham brought Chicken Apple sausage and mimosa makings.

Wallace and Olive both seemed to enjoy their first Christmas with our family. We certainly love having them with us!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours. ❤️πŸŽ„⛄️

Saturday, December 24, 2016

T'was the night before Christmas...

T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring...
(Waiting for Santa on our first Christmas Eve together!!) ❄️πŸŽ„⛄️🐢😺 .

Christmas Eve in our Home

Christmas Eve around San Francisco

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Squeezing in one last holiday show before Christmas Day! ❄️⛄️πŸŽ„

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snow in Noe Valley!!

One of the neighbors in Noe Valley announced that there would be snow at their house at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00. We just went at 8:00 and it was beautiful and so magical! It really helped get us into the Christmas spirit. ❄️πŸŽ„⛄️❄️