Friday, November 17, 2006

Good news

Lance passed the bar exam.
Whew! Taking it again would not have been very fun.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Newport Beach

Lance and I decided that we need to explore more. Today we drove to Newport Beach, hoping to expose Sofi to the sand and ocean. The temple is in Newport Beach but it is far away from the tourist locations so we haven't seen much of the ocean or the beach. We unfortunately learned that dogs can not be on the beach or boardwalk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It was about 2:00 p.m. when we went. Sigh. Just our luck!

With our restrictions, all we could really do was walk along the Balboa pier and stop to get a famous "Balboa bar" (an icecream bar, dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles) and a frozen banana (dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts.) As you can probably already guess, I got the banana, Lance got the Balboa bar. Our camera stayed at home this trip. . .But thanks to the world wide web, I was able to find a picture of this icecream novelty.

Sofi had fun terrorizing the pigeons and charming many of the tourists. She slep, snoring loudly, the whole way home, exhausted from her outing. I am going to finally read the CA book David gave us last Christmas and make a list of places we need to visit.

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Four Legged Bandit

Halloween was a lot of fun this year. Sofi helped Kristi hand out candy to the trick or treaters. We had quite a few kids come. Sofi was especially interested in sneaking some candy for herself and we caught her stealing when she thought we weren't looking. After 8:30 pm we shut off our outside light and went to Chili's for our annual Halloween dinner. We started going out to eat on Halloween night our first year of marriage and now it is a tradition. We figure most of the kids going out after 8:30 pm are too old to trick o' treat anyway.

Sofi the Lobster

Like most pathetic dog owners, we decided to dress our puppy up for Halloween. Her costume was a lobster. She HATED it immensely and we could only get her to pose for a picture before she ripped it off.