Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Sugar!

18 years ago today my Mom and Freddo tied the knot. Happy Anniversary!
(Incidentally, I'm fresh out of digital pictures from 18 years ago so this one from two weeks ago will have to do!)

A year ago today, we celebrated the very special wedding of our dear friends Nikki & Henry. Happy FIRST Anniversary to you!
Though we didn't know it at the time, our sweet girl Sugar was being born that same day. Today Sugar turns ONE!
(and she's thrilled about the party hat commemorating the occasion).

We've been lazing around Kauai all week and finally rolled into town to reclaim our pooch late last night. Thank goodness for Mimi who, in addition to taking care of Sugar all week long, also made her a special birthday treat - PupCakes!
Those are dog-food "sprinkles" on top - they think of everything. We decided this wasn't the year to train her to blow out candles.

Being a dainty and refined young lady, Sugar swiped the whole thing in one bite...
...and ran it out to the backyard (where all edible treasures are taken to be devoured).

Mmm, PupCake! Nom, nom, nom!

With her PupCake polished off, Sugar's patience with her party hat wore a little thin.

Happy Birthday, Sugar!! We look forward to dressing you up in silly outfits and feeding you novelty baked goods for years to come =)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Oh Neglected Blog (Wait Till You Hear Our Excuse...)

Dear Friends, Family and former loyal blog readers,

We moved Jim. Unpacked Jim. Got a dog. Reorganized Nicole's house. Finished Planning the Wedding. Delegated the Wedding. Had the Wedding and said I DO! (Actually I think it was "Absolutely" and "Most Definitely"). It's official: We're Married!!

For everyone involved, thank you for making it the perfect day. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The outpouring of love and support was more than we ever could have expected, and was truly humbling. Now that life might settle down a bit, there will be lots of blogging, including an overhaul of the blog in the next months. So add us back to your reader, check in regularly, and we promise not to disappoint.

In the meantime, we're sending you a warm Aloha from Kauai!

PS - BIG thanks to our friend/shutterbug Tim Adams for getting some great wedding images (including the one above) to us so quickly!