Friday, July 31, 2009

Cupcakes in Holland!

Today Lauren and I went to The Hague to hunt down some cupcakes I read about online. They were the best I've had in Europe so far! YUUUUUUUUM!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Bestie!!!

My best friend turns 30 today... 30 on the 30th... it's her golden birthday!

An amazing woman, an amazing age... may you have a glorious day and a wonderful year my dear friend!!!! Birthday hugs from Amsterdam.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I'm in a summertime mood so my blog has been pretty chill lately. Sorry posts haven't been happening daily, but rest assured as exciting things happen I'll post about them here. Lisbon pictures are up so scroll down to check those out. There were over 300 pictures so these are just the highlights. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Just returned from Lisbon...

We had a fabulous time! More pictures to come.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Conversation of the day

"Well, where are you from?"


"Oh, nice. Recycling."


Sunday, July 19, 2009

We love streetcars!

Today we decided to spend a leisurely afternoon riding on some old trams. We started at the Tramway Museum and then toodled along the Amsterdamse Bos and then rode back again. Some of these trams were from the 1920's and 1930's and they were riden by "our grandparents" as a Dutch person would say. They were super cute.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

One thing I will miss...

I have decided that this bakery, Vlaamsch Broodhuys, is one of the things I am going to miss the most when we don't live in Amsterdam anymore. It has recently become my favorite, and I feel like it will be hard to find bread this good when I'm back in California.

It might be possible to get something that comes very close, but this place makes a certain kind of bread that has an onion, honey and goat cheese mixture inside! I know it sounds strange, but it's divine.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Four years later and he's still stepping on my toes...

It was exactly four years ago today that my dear Dave took a risk and flew down to San Diego to meet me. Upon our very first hug, he ever so awkwardly stepped on my toes (I was wearing flip flops at the time). Little did I know he'd be stepping on my feet for the rest of my life.

Because we were celebrating FOUR years, we decided to go play miniature golf. (Don't worry, I've told the FORE! joke a few times already. Get it, fore/four? Sorry. Lame.) Anyway, In the Netherlands minigolf called "midget golf" which is slightly offensive I guess, but kind of funny. It was a glorious warm summer evening... perfect for hanging out in the park.

We were "welcomed" to the first hole with some lovely flowers.

Dave was ready to go! He was sure he was going to beat me... do you think he did?

I call him "Mr. Rules." Who me?

Good thing I've got some skills and I make my own rules!!!

Dave clears some sticks out of his way.

And the cute little Amstel Park train chugs on by in the background!

Now for the totals... it was a tie! A real, bona fide tie (I define bona fide very loosely, but we did actually tie). A perfect way to end an anniversary game of miniature golf. : )

We even got to have dessert BEFORE dinner! Now that's a celebration.