Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Birthday Cupcakes

I went to Sprinkles to pick up my birthday cupcakes. First I went inside and got four cupcakes. But as I was leaving, I saw the cupcake ATM and thought I should try it out.

I made my choice and paid using that little black thing to swipe my card. Then the door opened and out came a cupcake!

As it was opening, I thought I better take a video of this, but by the time I got out my phone, it was finished opening. So then I was trying to make sure I had at least a still picture of it. But then the door started closing and my cupcake was still inside!  So I grabbed it out of the ATM, but the door was already closing like a garage door coming down, and it almost caught my box. So then the door was stuck for a minute and I'm thinking "I can't believe I broke the stupid cupcake ATM on my very first visit!!" 
 



But I didn't. It took a second and then closed and I was on my way. 


Saturday, August 15, 2015

One more

I love these two girls!
 
 

Popsicles on a hot day 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Family reunion

Morning ritual


At the lake 
Fishes 

Mimi and grandad fishing 

An outfit for the ages 

You can always find me sitting in the shade. 

Out on the boat 





Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer rewind


Before my two mini-vacations, I hosted some visitors. First 6 Norwegians and one Idahoan descended on my 2 bedroom apartment. As usual, I planned a most excellent NYC experience, and although not everything went according to plan, we had a good time.

Yankee stadium



Times Square 
First Broadway show for some 

9/11 memorial 

They are pretty impressed with my proximity to Starbucks 

The same day this huge group left, Anne Lise arrived for a writing workshop and then stayed for few days of sightseeing. 
Here we are at the pier in Queens with a lovely view of Manhattan. 
Brooklyn bridge


Another trip to the 9/11 memorial 

A goofy sign we saw 

Norwegian Church 

Cronuts (key lime and coconut) 


Dinner with some local friends





Friday, July 17, 2015

Next vacation

After visiting the Cape, I had one day to do laundry and then pack up again to go visit my bf.  I know you're jealous.  These pictures were from a drive up to Jackson WY.  My dress got so wrinkled in the car!


He's so proud of his beard. 


Antelope 






Monday, July 6, 2015

Cape Cod


My good friends Lara and Candace invited me to join then during their week in Cape Cod. On July 3, I woke up at 5 am and took the subway to the bus station, bus to Boston, taxi to ferry station and then the ferry to Provincetown. From the pier in P-Town, we could walk to their house. It sounded like a nightmare but actually turned out to be just fine and I arrived by 2:30. 

Ferry ride out of Boston 


Arriving in Provincetown 

The cottage where we are staying 




Beach on a cloudy day. We almost had the whole thing to ourselves. 

 
 
Low tide 

 
 
Digging a giant hole 

 
 
 
What sun? 







Thursday, June 4, 2015

More pics

Jill said she didn't get many pictures from the party so I decided to post a few more 

I was trying to get a picture of the birthday girl in her cute dress, but as you can see, she wasn't interested. 

Here's proof that she has two parents. (Don't know why Chris is in every picture and Jill is in none) 



Eating cake with Grandpa. I should say, eating frosting with Grandpa, because she ate the frosting and put the cake aside.  Here you can kind of see her cute curls.  Grandma Shauna can be proud she finally has a kid with curly hair. 

Playing in the sandbox