September 29, 2012

life lately, according to iphone pics

i can't believe october is already two days away! here is a few iphone favorites from this month. my table already has pumpkins on it...i'm ready!

1.  the cutest fall tissue boxes from target. 2. john and david, boys i used to teach but now babysit since i no longer work at that crazy school. 3. finally got some art for our bedroom. it's probably so not straight on the wall because i didn't use anything to measure, but whatever, it's only a rented apartment. 4. a pic my sister took of a little road in our town. she made it a lot prettier then it actually is. 5. bought some cons for work. i hate the no open toed shoe rule but i got these out of it, so yay me! 6. from our trip to san francisco this september, alcatraz island. 7. little chalk board in our kitchen welcoming my family over for sunday lunch. 8. best song ever to accompony our road trip to the bay area "if you're in san francisco wear flowers in your hair" by scott mckenzie. 9. top knot and scarf saturday. 10. the best ever, grandmas chicken curry when we came to visit. 11. the gorgeous golden gate. 12. grandma and i at souplantation for our traditional sunday night hang out. 13. lucy ( my dog, now my parents dog ) came to visit out apartment. doesn't she look cute on our sofa? 14. hubby and wiffey pic. 15. i love our ring dish! 16. road trip and golden locks. 17. cute sign on the white board welcoming me to my new job at a new preschool! 18. my attempt at hospitality and a fall decorated table 19. stephen making fun of the angles. 20. my mazie girl. love babysitting this funny little blonde.  21. post work out trip to starbucks with my daddy. 22. grandpa and stephen matched unintentionally in shorts and button down shirt. 23. my gorgeous tween sister after a little age appropriate make over at my apartment.;) 24. an argentine girl's favorite cereal discovery, dulce de leche good! 25. midnight sushi snack at this cool revolving sushi place in our town after marrieds bible study.

September 25, 2012

to sum up our san francisco trip...

a short video! totally amateur but we had fun putting it together!

San Francisco trip from Danica Pardini on Vimeo.

September 19, 2012

7 questions

1. Do you ever have reoccurring dreams?

No, and i'm glad because that would be a little creepy!

2. It's the first day of Fall (or Spring for you southern hemispheres) in a few days, what are you looking forward to most?
definitely the cooler air and the change of color in the trees. there is just a difference atmosphere about fall that is so comforting to me. i love it!

3. Because a lack of coordination, would you rather not be able to tie your shoes or cut your own food?
cut my own food. i always end up cutting myself when i have to use a big knife ( which isn't often )

4. Would you rather live in a house made entirely of glass or a house with no windows?
a house with no windows. a lot of bugs might get in but at least that's better then my neighbors watching me take showers and stuff. gross!

5. Would you rather walk on you toes or heels forever?
toes. because then i would always look tall!

6. What's your favorite sense? (you have 5 btw)

7. What's your favorite movie quote of all time?
"For art Da Vinci. For music Puccini. For coffee Pasquini. For Danica Pardini." -The wise words of Grandpa DeHoop.

September 15, 2012

labor day weekend in san francisco: alcatraz and pier 39

labor day weekend in san francisco: oakland a's game

September 1, 2012.
we had the pleasure of taking don to an A's game in oakland that night we were in town. we all had a blast and it was awesome to see the A's kick the Red Sox butts! i've been an A's fan since I started dating stephen ( 2 1/2 years ) and this was the first time I saw the A's win live! Maybe it was better luck since we're married now? but all those times i thought i was bad luck was long gone! anyways, don was having fun which meant alot to us since his wife had just passed. it humbles me to know that stephen and i kept him busy and happy with our visit. he is such a sweet, sweet man and i'm so glad he wanted to come.
next to come, our adventure on alcatraz island. :)

September 9, 2012

labor day weekend in san francisco: around town

Coit Tower, San Francisco 2012 from Danica Pardini on Vimeo.

Aug. 27-26, 2012.
i wake up to dishes clinging and yummy food sizzling and don and stephen talking in the kitchen. it's embarrassing to wake up last but i'm on vacation so it didn't bother me too much. don made us an amazing breakfast with pancakes, eggs, orange juice and coffee cake from trader joes. we love talking with don and hearing all his stories of the good ole' days and his wife that just passed last year. we had planned a little sight seeing but all that was on my mind was going to the first ever benefit cosmetics store downtown. i'm obbsessed with that company and it has been my dream to visit the original location. the sweet guys made it their mission to get there first. we drive through san francisco and i start freaking out when i see the benefit sign. we actually find good parking and stephen hops out to put money in the meter. and the best quote ever soon comes into play. so funny!

don: how much time did you put in the meter?
stephen: uh, we got 30 minutes, that should be good.
don: (laughs) you obviously haven't been married very long.
stephen: (smiling) (laughing)
danica: (laughing)
don: it will take her 30 minutes to just get into the store.

i'm not sure why, but between these two labor day weekend...i seemed to be the butt of the jokes. i don't mind, only because most of them are %100 true! anyways, the gals in the store welcomed me with open arms and it was nice talking to them. they kept asking me about southern california and that they get visitors from all over the world. it was a tiny shop but it was amazing...just like i imagined! one red lipstick, rose powder and eye shadow later, we all went for a drive down lombard street and then a trip to coit tower. coit tower was really amazing and i had never been before. looking over the entire city was really something special and we went a little overboard and took some video.
stephen and i had a great time exploring the city with uncle don. we had many good laughs and i feel like he's part of my family already. there is something about san fransisco that makes you feel so brand new. getting away from my crazy job and just being in this city with two incredible men was a nice way to let go. as much as stephen was re-living childhood was i! my parents used to take me to san francisco every easter vacation when i was a kid. i remember falling deeply in love with this city even as a child and asking my parents over 100 questions each place we went. so all in all, it was a great day filled with laughs, driving, childhood memories and new ones. next to come: uncle don, stephen and i at the a's game later in the evening after coit tower.

September 4, 2012

labor day weekend in san francisco: uncle don's house

Aug. 31st, 2012.
Stephen here. Over this past weekend we had the privilege of going up to the Bay Area during Labor Day. During our time up there we got to stay at one of my favorite places, Uncle Don's house.

Over the last 20 years Don Lenhart has been a very close friend to my family and me. I call him Uncle Don because that's what I used to call him when I was little kid, and since I consider him family the name still sticks today. He is a very generous man who has helped my family on so many occasions in the past, such as letting us borrow his car to travel and giving us a place to stay when we needed it. When I was a teen he opened his home to us while my parents were on their missionary furlough during two consecutive summers. I have many good memories of his house and it was definitely a treat to be able to visit him once again after so many years. So with that said, visiting again but with my now wife was something very special and exciting. Danica loved his house which was a walking time bomb of the 1960's. He cooked the best eggs I've ever had...( almost better then Danica's) but she said she would try to make them like Uncle Don from now on. We all had so much fun in the bay area but here are some photos of his house. Well, the weekend is here and Danica is going to be starting school and another job so life in the Pardini family will be a little busy. Have a great weekend everybody!