Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again...

Thanks for the anniversary wishes!  I had a whirlwind trip to the West Coast and enjoyed catching up with family and friends.  Jet lag, which normally doesn't affect me much, had nearly pounded me to the floor the past couple days.  So lest my words come out unintelligible, here is a photo essay of my trip with a few pithy captions.  Fellow ex-Californians may recognize some of the food joints.  Warning: some baby shower photos at the end.

In honor of Jeremiah, I begin with a shot of food from our favorite eatery.







(I just had to snap a picture of this tool!)


This place has the best chocolate dipped cones ever!  Also, it used to be a gas/service station before the new owners converted it into a restaurant.

Here are the baby shower photos.  My mom and sister hosted the event.  It was awesome to catch up with family and friends that have been a part of my childhood and beyond!






This gorgeous shot displays the decadent awesomeness of the shower cake.  Four years ago, my hubby and I ordered our wedding cake from the same local bakery.  Unfortunately, we did not get a chance to eat much of it due to the large party.  Also, our favorite layer (which looked just liked this) was the first to be eaten.  So having this cake at the shower was a very special treat!  And yes, I am the type of sweet lover to photograph the inside of a cake and gaze at it longlingly.


Last, but not least, here is one of my shower favors.  I just love coffee and was so excited to incoporate it into a shower favor!

11 comments:

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

I love these pictures!!! The cake and the coffee favors, love it! It's all so exciting and you're getting close now! :)

Chasing said...

You look great, mama!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

YOu look beautiful! OMgoodness - I just love the coffee favors Too cute!

I was in your neck of the woods recently, but knew you probably weren't back yet :( Next time.

mrsblondies said...

Love the cake and favors! Great pictures! You look wonderful!

Little JoAnn said...

Everything looks great, yummy, and beautiful. Love the shower, restaurant and that beautiful picture of you. The dress is gorgeous! Keep them coming!

Grace in my Heart said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

the misfit said...

That cake looks awesome. I was hoping someone had made it, so I could get the recipe, but it was such a nice thing for them to do!

Sew said...

Your dress is so pretty!

I love in and out and am so bummed that my DH is getting it tomorrow at 10am when he gets off the plane.... ;)

WheelbarrowRider said...

Love the pictures, I don't know why I forgot how close we are! You look great and the pics look great, I may be returning to the post just to gaze some more at your cake! It looks like such a nice shower, how thoughtful! I am currently writing a post about feeling third trimestery, so all I have to say is enjoy where you are at b/c if you are like me you will soon feel like you are going to absolutely burst open and that your hips can't support you. On that note...:)

Percolating Petals said...

many thanks! Yeah, I would love to replicate that cake recipe but it seems darn near impossible. Especially the chocolate mousse filling! I'm glad people liked the coffee favors. :)

Ann- So sorry to have missed you!! WBR- yep, I'm trying to enjoy the smaller belly time as much as possible!

John said...

I am very jealous of the In N Out fries and the Freeport Bakery cake. YUM!!! I'm glad you had a nice visit at home :)