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posted by Michelley on Feb 1

Christmas Eve was spent at my sisters house. Her and her boyfriend, Taran, did a fabulous job with dinner!

We wore paper crowns for the event.

Christmas Day was spent with these two goof-balls.

And of course the holidays wouldn’t be complete without seeing our favorite house lit up in lights…

posted by thewedekings on Dec 31

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2010!

Matthew & Michelle

posted by Michelley on Aug 7

Matt and I did’nt really have any plans for the 4th of July this year, so I decided to call up my friend Tracy and invite myself to do whatever she was doing. That’s how I roll. I’m not ashamed. Her and her family just so happened to have a drive up to Santiago Peak planned for that afternoon. And we were invited to meet them up there.

Matt and I didn’t even know Santiago Peak existed before then. They were all headed up through Orange County, while Matt and I found a trail that started in Corona. It took us at least 2 hours to make it up to the peak. It was so much fun!

There are several antennas on the peak.

The views from the top were amazing. We could see downtown LA, San Clemente, Palomar, Ontario…all over southern CA!

We a fun picnic lunch and a little wine at the top! So fun and I can’t wait to do it again. Although parts of the trail going up were questionable in the truck. So, on the way down we followed the Carlsons back down through Orange County.

posted by Michelley on Feb 17

For Valentine’s Day Matt and I headed down to San Diego to pretend like we were locals again.  Our first stop was Honey’s in Encinitas for brunch.  We had never been before and I am so regretting it.  It is the cutest place and our food was amazing! We shared the eggs Benedict with a side of avocado.  Yum!

Then we drove over to Moonlight Beach and people watched for a while.  The weather was a little cool, but I can’t resist the beach!

Next we drove towards Del Mar and then La Jolla.  It took forever to find a parking spot in La Jolla, but the wait was worth it.  We walked for a while and visited the Harbor Seals.  It’s always fun to watch them laying on the beach.

Matt had heard about Hodad’s from someone he works with and we thought we’d give it a shot.  So, we headed to Ocean Beach.  The line for Hodad’s was pretty long and I would guess we waited for almost an hour before getting our food.  We shared a bacon cheeseburger that was to die for!  And we also shared a strawberry malt….HEAVAN!  We will be visiting there again soon.

posted by Michelley on Jan 17

Matthew just remided me that I never wrote about day 4 of our trip up north.  I suppose I forgot!  Our day started off with a trip into San Francisco to get our coffee on.  We had heard about Bluebottle Coffee Company and wanted to give it a try.  Matt really isn’t much of a coffee drinker, but he’s always up for an adventure and trying new things.  Bluebottle was a little dificult to find as it seems like it’s in a corner, but we finally made it after several u-turns…there was seriously one street where we coludn’t make any left turns.  Anyways, it is the coolest little cafe.  The place was packed and took a while to get a seat and our order, but I was well worth it!  I ordered the New Orleans Iced Coffee, which is flavored with french chicory.  It was the most fabulous coffee I had ever had.  No comparison the the burnt, watered down crap from Starbucks!  Matt ordered a mocha…which was good too.  We also split the poached eggs on Texas toast with proscuito. I have been craving it ever since!  We will definatly have to make it a tradition to stop there whenever we are there!  Sorry, we were enjoying the experience too much to stop and take any photos.  We will have to remember next time!  I am also planning to order some coffee from them soon…unless one of my friends in the SF area want to pick some up for me so I don’t have to pay for shipping.  Hint, hint.

We sort of took our time going home.  We thought we would go check out the Googleplex in Mountain View and the Apple Campus in Cupertino.  We thought that would be more exciting than what it turned out to be.  They should have stores open to the public or something.  But we took a few pics while we drove around.

Google It

Apple Campus

Our trip included several stops to various Costcos looking for a Nintendo DS Lite for ME…but they were all sold out.  🙁

We had so much fun on our road trip.  Matt and I get along so well and we laugh so much…at each other and others!  We can’t wait for our next road trip and look forward to seeing our SF friends again soon!


posted by Michelley on Jan 6

Sadly, Jessy and Wes had to work on Monday.  However, Jessy just happens to work at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco!  She was able to get us in there and we spent the morning exploring.  Jessy was able to show us around a bit before going to work.  The Academy is located in Golden Gate Park, so it was absolutely beautiful.  We were lucky enough to see the first showing at the planetarium, which was pretty cool…(I must admit that I fell asleep for a moment or two during the show though).  I think my favorite part of the Academy was the roof and the albino alligator.

After lunch, Matt and I headed out for more exploring in the city.  We first thought about going to the wharf and doing the usual sight seeing; however it was such a beautiful day we decided to go for a drive instead.  We drove over the Golden Gate Bridge, which is something I had never done before.  Then we made our way to the Point Bonita Lighthouse.  The views were spectacular!

We then decided to make our way to Lombard Street…niether of us had driven down Lombard before, so it was fun!  I’d have to say driving up Lombard was a bit nerve wracking since it was so steep, but the drive down was fun!  I’m so glad we were able to make up our own adventure!

Later we met back up with Jessy and Wes for dinner!  We had such an amazing time visiting the city and catching up with our friends!

posted by Michelley on Jan 3

Greetings readers.  The holidays have come and gone and there is a new year ahead of us.  With the new year we hope to become better bloggers.  So, to start the year off right here’s a little story for you…

It was the day after Christmas and we were driving down the toll road (241) on our way to Orange County when I declared that we should go on a road trip.  Immediately we knew San Francisco would be our destination.  We began scheming and plotting our course.  Then we gave our friend Jessy a ring to let her know we’d be crashing with her.  Always up for an adventure, Jess agreed and insisted we stay with her.

After our visit to Orange County we went home and began packing.  We prepared the best we could for the road trip ahead…cleaning out the car, washing the windows, packing clothes, gathering snacks and sorting through gift cards we had received for Christmas.

On Saturday morning we set out for our journey.  We decided we would take our time and make stops along the way.

Our first real fun stop was Santa Barbara.  We found a park and a lighthouse and walked around there for a little while.

Next stop was Pismo Beach.  We had been wanting to stop by Splash Cafe for some time and try their clam chowder.  It was pretty disappointing.  Next time we will have to try a different place for clam chowder.

 Our next idea was to stop in Santa Cruz; however we figured it would be dark by the time we got there…and with us being vampires and all we didn’t think it was a good idea to stop.  So we opted for Sonic in Gilroy instead…mmm, cheeesy tots and cherry limeades!

We finally made it to the home of Jess and Wes.  They were happy to see us because we are pretty cool…no, really we are.

To be continued…

posted by Michelley on Nov 27

We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is enjoying their day and having some tasty pie!  Matt and I are spending the day by ourselves.  We thought it would be nice to spend a quiet day at home and just chill.  The turkey is in the oven and we are planning on eating around 5.  I’d have to say that it’s been super nice to cook at my own pace today…no guests to entertain and no one standing over my shoulder waiting to eat!

posted by thewedekings on Oct 31

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