Sunday, December 28, 2008

More Christmas~~~

Our Christmas Tree...
I think next year we are going to get a "REAL TREE"

Kell & Dad!
Nick & Dad!
John & Dad
Stephan & Our Newest Addition....LuLee
We had such a great Christmas Day! It was so nice to be with family and good friends!
Nick as usual cooked an amazing Prime Rib dinner...the best I have ever had and I am not usually one for Prime was scrumptious! We also had my favorite Yorkshire Pudding and Brussels Sprouts with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sauteed Onions...DELISH
Finished off with Pecan Pie and homemade cinnamon nutmeg ice cream!
It was fantabulous!
We hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and Wish you all the very best in 2009!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Even though family can be far away in distance they are very close when you can SKYPE!!!

Ashley on the Fridge!!

Kelly & Ashley Christmas Photo 2008~

Anson & Kelly~
So yesterday we Skyped with The Christians & Mom for about 3 hours! Even though they live across the country it felt like we were all together! Here are some fun shots from Skyping yesterday! I highly recommend SKYPE it is so great!
We hope you all had a very merry christmas!!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

The DoLaTa's 2008

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

I wanted to list the 10 things I am thankful for this year....
and what I hope for 2009

1. I am thankful that I married my best friend and the love of my life
2. I am thankful that I have such a wonderful family
3. I am thankful that my sister and I have become so much closer. I don't know what I would do without her and her family
4. I am thankful that even in hard times and the state of our world I still have so many things to be thankful for
5. I am thankful that so many of our family and friends were able to attend our wedding and spend such a wonderful weekend together
6. I am thankful that I have so many fabulous friends
7. I am thankful that I am in good health
8. I am thankful for my job and the friends I have made through work
9. I am thankful that every day I get to wake up and live in such a wonderful place
10. I am thankful for all the days I get to spend with my husband when we aren't working! I cherish each and every one of them!

This year
I wish....
That our economy can stabilize and that people won't keep losing their homes and jobs
This year
I hope....
That we all may find an inner peace and be thankful for the little things in life and realize that life is more than who can have the most, the biggest or the is about family, friends and the moments and times we share together
This year
I want ....
to give back to my community and do more volunteer work! I want to be more involved in the town I live in and make a difference in others lives!
This year
I will...
Do the very best I can. I will cherish each and every day. I will find ways to make others smile. I will enjoy the little things in life.

I will also wish the very best for each and everyone of you and hope that 2009 brings you lots of love, joy, happiness and continued success!!

Happy Christmas & Merry New Year!

Loves to All......

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So Much Fun!!!!

Just Another Sunday Night in Napa, California
Kelley's No Bad days!!
First Annual Holiday Dinner
With the DoLaTa's

This is so much fun! Check out mom 's blog for more photos and fun from the night!!

The Holiday Family Portrait....Please go to Mom's Blog to see the ........REST of The Story!
Happy Holidays!!
And if you are in Napa, California...You MUST go to Kelley's No Bad Days! The BEST restaurant EVER!!!
Trust me you will be entertained all night...and the food is the BEST!!!!
Happy Holidays!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The lil peanut patch

I wanted to post about my sister's latest endeavor! About 3 1/2 months ago she started this fabulous blog The Lil Peanut Patch and it is truly amazing! She has so many great ideas for moms and kids alike! If you are looking for the latest mom gadget or toy for your child she has it on there! If you are looking for a fun easy recipe to whip up for dinner it is on there! If you are looking to win fabulous things it is on there! She highlights a "marvelous mommy" of the month and she selects a lil peanut too! So if you are a mom and you are looking for something that really caters to you then head on over to The Lil Peanut Patch she has something really special for you!

And....if that isn't enough to entice you she is offering 12 days of giveaways for the holiday season!
and she has Christmas at the Patch where different companies are offering different specials to her readers! We all look for unique fun gifts for the holiday season and she has some great companies highlighted!!!

So run on over!!! The Patch is waiting!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Babies!!!

LuLu Bell in the pot
truffles dressed as Mrs. Paws!

LuLu Bell dressed as Miss Paws

Both Cats Enjoying the Tree!
I know LuLu Bell is going to batt the ornaments!
It should be a fun Christmas....oh and Mrs. Lexie is coming on the 22nd for Xmas! It is going to be a Cat Filled Christmas this year!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

YCHS 1929

YCHS 1929
Can you believe Yuba City High School use to look like this?
Isn't it a pretty school! I love the architecture and style.
It is too bad that they demolished this gorgeous building and built the 70's style it is today!
Oh-well I just thought I would share this photo I found!
What do you think??

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family to Yours...

LuLu Bell
May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and celebrate the things in life you are so thankful for!
This year I have so much to be thankful for and I am truly blessed to have an amazing husband, a family I love so much and the most amazing friends anyone could ask for!
To all our family that we are not with today we love you and miss you and you are in our hearts and thoughts today!!!
Happy Turkey Day!
Nick, Kelly, Truffles & LuLu Bell

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More Hawaii

Kelly & Emma having lunch at the Ritz

Nick and Kell at The Ritz Kapalua!

That's Us!

The Luau we went to in Wailea

Kell & Nick on our sunset boat cruise

Nick & Kell at The Four Seasons

A Fun Night at The Four Seasons!!

We had a fabulous honeymoon and it was so great to get away and just relax and do NOTHING! It was one of the best vacations I have ever been on!
We are already planning our next trip!
Paris in January 2010!!!
Can't wait!!!
(except the flying part...I can always wait)
We are going with Michelle Walker ( My Wedding Photographer) and Her Husband Craig! We can't wait! I went to Paris 4 years ago with my good friend Ashley and had so much fun and I said the next time I went I wanted to be "IN LOVE" and now I get to share my favorite city with my husband!!! I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Aloha Our Morning Walk-Wednesday November 12th~

Nick on our walking trail....out to the left are the people snorkeling! We are going to do that tomorrow!!!
Kelly on the bridge at the Grand Wailea...Mind you we are working out so I look horrible!
The lobby of the Grand Wailea
Nick at Duo at the Four Seasons! $6 for an Iced Latte and they use whole milk...UGGGHH...It's the experience!
The view from the lobby at the Four Seasons!!!


So we are in our third day of Maui and we are just loving it! The weather is amazing the people are so gracious and nice! We haven't really ventured too far yet but we have 7 more days so we have lots of time!

Today is Our Four Year Anniversary!
Happy Anniversary my love!
It isn't a coincidence that we planned our honeymoon this week! Usually we spend our anniversary at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay but we decided since we were getting married this year we would combine our honeymoon with our anniversary! What a great way to spend both!!!

Stay tuned I am sure we will have more photos to post!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Day 2 Our Romantic Twilight Dinner...Sounds so Cliche! HE HE

Nick...on our way to our Twilight Dinner....
View from the lobby of our hotel.
Kelly on the steps coming down from the lobby
Our Table!!
The Honeymooners! Sounds so funny!
Our Wine....I love this photo! It took me about 6 tries before I got it right!
If at first you don't succeed try, try again! :)
FIRST COURSE NICK: Shashmi Freshly Caught Today!!! It was AMAZING
Kelly's First Course: Spicy Tuna Tempura Die for!
Kelly's Second Course: Chop Chop Chicken Salad
Nick's Second Course: Tofu Salad....So Yummy!
Kelly's Main Course: Lobster Tempura! TO DIE FOR! However we had to box it up because we were so full! Dessert got boxed up too!! We will enjoy tomorrow!
Nick's Main Course...New York Steak .....Hawaiian Style! Really Amazing...we had 2 bites...We were so full!
So Nick will eat his tomorrow too!

What a fun night! The dinner was really good but it was so much food! We had a nice romantic table over looking the pool and ocean in the distance. We had the best server Colleen! She was so nice and so fabulous!!!
We are having a great honeymoon!!!
Can't wait for all the fun activities we are doing....Including ZIPLINING!!!
Happy Veteran's Day Everyone!

"the honeymooners"

Monday, November 10, 2008

We are Here!

On the flight to Maui
Our Honeymoon Flowers! A Surprise for Nick!!
Our Patio!!
The view from our patio....Notice the Swim Up Bar!! Marty the bartender is a blast!
One Hawaiian Drink is enough they are really sweet!!
The other view from our patio...

So here is a little overview of where we are! We are staying at the Fairmon Kea Lani in Wailea!
It is really great! At first we were a little bummed that we weren't on a high floor but we love being on our ground level floor because we can walk out to the beach and the pool and it is so easy! We went to COSTCO and stocked up on some snacks and beverages!
It is sure to be a fun week! Stay tuned!!
I am so happy I remembered my cord to my camera so I can update our blog as we go! It is actually Wednesday and I am back dating the post! HA HA
I woke up at 5am this morning! I don't think I have adjusted to Maui time yet! :) :)