Friday, March 30, 2012

Yoi Tomo

My awesome parents paid Gabe and I a little visit last weekend. The following are all the exciting events that occurred durning their visit. 

We had all-you-can-eat sushi.  

 So the only way I can describe how delicious this sushi was is that is was like millions of little Japanese angels kissing my tastebuds. ha

Gabe's eye.

Momma and I 

Best chocolate cake ever!

Whoever said vegan food was tasteless was utterly wrong and must have never stopped by Shangri La. 

Momma and I really like doing crafts, so I showed her how to make her very own book wreath.

 And we also stopped by Ceramica and painted some pretty awesome owl mugs.  Yes, I realize that my owl kinda looks like a Pokemon ball but whatev, Pokemon is cool right? ha

Saying goodbye.  Don't you love my bum attire?

Basically, whenever my parents come to Boise, the weather decides to be terrible because it hates me.  As a  result, we always end up eating really yummy food, watching lots of movies and doing fun crafts and I must admit, it is pretty freaking awesome.  Next time I see these smiling faces I'll be in San Diego enjoying the beautifully warm sun.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Speaker of the Trees

One of the funniest books ever!

Saturday, Gabe and I went to see the Lorax. I was pretty excited about this movie, because I was expecting it to be as awesome as Horton Hears a Who. Sadly, it did not live up to that level of awesomeness, but it was pretty good and we both enjoyed it. Gabe liked it a lot. Afterwards, we took a stroll around Downtown Boise, because it actually wasn't freezing outside for once. Being out in the fresh air was amazing! Honestly, the weather has been miserable lately, I notice it especially on my walks home from school. Saturdays weather made me long for springtime! Hopefully it will be here soon, I'm crossing all of my fingers and toes. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

San Diego Trip in a Few Quick Glimpses

Wednesday, I flew out of Boise and it was snowing and 30 degrees. When I arrived in San Diego, it was sunny and 85. Holy moly, did that make me miss home!?

My cousins and I all flew in at about the same time, so after picking up the troops, we went and had a seafood lunch on the bay.  Yet again, another big reminder of how much I miss home!

Thursday was my grandfathers funeral, the whole reason for me going to San Diego.  It was very sad losing my Grandfather, but he had lived a long and happy life and had fought a good fight. 

Now, my Grandfather had always been a very stylish man, so it goes without saying that he would leave in style as well. 

Friday, all of the family, my friend, Alyssa and I, all headed over to the San Diego Zoo. The San Diego Zoo just happens to be one of my all time favorite places so I always make sure to fit a trip in. 

Many people probably know this already about me, especially since one of my favorite places in the world is the zoo, but I absolutely love animals! And as of late, I have been getting quite emotional about it. 
Now this picture is of a harpy eagle, which is not a very common eagle. When I saw it, I actually cried. Yes, I shed tears over this animal. haha. Very pathetic, I know.  

Chris takes his flying skills very seriously.

If anyone ever wondered which of my parents I look more like, this picture pretty much sums that answer up. 

Yep, a polar bear can decapitate Chris in one bite. ha 

Being in San Diego without my usual bed buddies, Gabe and Jimi, was quite lonely.  I tried to get my parents dog, Jake, to be a substitute. He is just a tad bit bigger than Jimi.

Also, on my trip, I purchased my very first ever tube of lipstick. I know, very exciting.

When planning a trip to San Diego, I have two very important staple foods I have to have. 

1. In-N-Out 

2. Slurpee. Thanks again, Heather, for driving all around Santee to find a 7-11 so I could get my slurpee.

Heading back to Boise, which might as well be the Antarctic compared to San Diego.