Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
We were glued to the news trying to figure out exactly where the fire was. We saw TONS of people fleeing the Anaheim Hills area in their cars. It was like a massive exodus.
There were so many huge million dollar houses that were damaged or destroyed. It was really unbelievable!
Next I walked down to the major street that Cuong's parents were trying to get up. On a clear day, you can get a glimpse of the ocean, but today it was all smoke. I think it will be a while until there is any views of the ocean.
From the major street corner looking back up towards Anaheim Hills/Yorba Linda. That's our house on the right.
Since it was getting pretty close and embers were flying all over the place, I started making up an "Evacuation Packing List". I even started putting all of my scrapbooking stuff my the door. These are my albums and pictures....it looks like so much more stuff once I pulled it out of the cabinets.
The other day I had over 500 new posts to read. UGH!
And you would think that with me being at home that I would have plenty of time to post to my blog! For some reason, I feel like I'm super busy now. Now my days are mostly filled with exercise, running errands, some tv, and chores.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Towards the early morning, I had run out of things to do..and out of adhesive! Luckily Ever After had a little mini store set up. I was able to pick up some paper and adhesive right there!
Luckily I had brought pictures from the Fraternity days, so I made a little mini album. Here are a few pages:
About a minute after we took this last picture, the sky opened up and poured on us! We ran for cover and hid out under some thick trees until it reduced down to a sprinkle.
After settling into our room, we got ready to head to dinner. Since we both love Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co, we ditched the fancy, romantic anniversary dinner and went for some yummy shrimp. I got a Lt. Dan's Pomegranate Punch and Cuong got some sort of limey margarita. Delicious!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
We had been prepared enough to at least bring our little herbs in to sit on the kitchen table. On Tuesday I was checking out my little Basil plant. I had been wondering what was eating all of the leaves...and then I saw it! A little green caterpillar! He was sitting there just munching away on my beautiful Basil! So I captured him. I felt like a little kid all over again. I put him in a little Tupperware jar and covered it with plastic wrap. Then I poked holes in the plastic wrap with a toothpick. I decided I might as well give him the rest of the half eaten leaves since I wouldn't use them after he slobbered all over them! Now he's my pet. haha
Cuong had planted a green bell pepper plant out in our little "garden". Recently that's been getting eaten up pretty badly. I went out there after work yesterday to check it out. More munching had occurred! I was about to walk away when I saw the biggest caterpillar I had ever seen! I ran inside to get another Tupperware cup. He wouldn't let me just scrap him off the branch...so I ran back inside and grabbed a chopstick. I figured I would just flip him into the cup. That didn't work either! That sucker was STRONG! My only option was to cut his little branch off and then put the whole thing in my cup.
I watched him periodically while watching the debate. He munched away on the little branch. You could actually hear him eating by just sitting there!
This morning I took this picture and he had practically eaten everything I had already given him! Little pig!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I basically only took pictures on my way to work, at work, on my way home and right before work.
It can get pretty backed up as everyone is trying to get on the freeway. Luckily there are 3 entrance lanes!
This is what I usually grab in the morning. My granola bar, my Trader Joe's chocolate soy milk and a bottle of water...then I'm off!
At work...that's my phone. I tried to take pictures while no one was looking. People would probably think I was crazy...or a spy.
Heading home! I'm on the 55 North. My exit is only 2 exits after the 22 Freeway splits off!
There's my exit! I'm almost home!
Fixing one of Cuong's new favorite dinners: Chicken Chilaquiles w/ Chipotle chiles. See that little box of frozen cilantro?! It's from Trader Joe's. There are little frozen cubes of cilantro. That way you don't have to worry about having fresh cilantro on hand when you need it!
Another dinner. Crispy Ginger-Lime chicken with cous cous and salad.
A super easy dessert! Crispy sugared wonton skins layered with whipped cream and strawberries. Yum!