Friday, July 16, 2010

brandon's 29th

Brandon celebrated his first birthday abroad this week! We had a great little celebration with our good friends Reggie and Manami. We walked to dinner at our favorite restaurant and then returned to the apartment for drinks, presents and a surprise cake! Oh, and the non-child bearing people went out on the town after while the pregnant one curled up in bed.
Here are some shots of the evening!

Reggie & Manami at dinner.

After some due diligence I found a pastry chef in town with an oven and a German chocolate cake recipe up her sleeves.
Of course we missed everyone - there is nothing like a pool side party at Mama & Papa Willett's house, but have no worries we still managed to enjoy the night!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bastille Day!

In honor of Bastille Day we thought it was time to show you our favorite French Bakery, Donq. They make everything from scratch right there in full view and the product travels about 5 feet before it lands on the shelves. If you are lucky enough to get there as this transfer is taking place you can taste the items fresh and hot out of the chefs hands.
Bread cutting time!
Why yes, we would love to support a giant cream cheese roll.
Lady fingers. Strategically placed at every check out. Marie Antoinette would be so proud. Every time we check out I like to think it's her own little victory.

happy Brandon Day

Happy Birthday to the best husband in the world.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

love of san antonio

Just a little something we came across while strolling through the Ginza (shopping arcade) yesterday. How random is this??

Sunday, July 4, 2010


We both have jobs now! I have officially started working as the Program & Volunteer Coordinator for the USO Sasebo Center! Woo hoo! I like to plan a good party that's for sure.

That's me, helping at the 4th of July Celebration! My first official program to work! USO sponsored the Hot Dog and Sasebo Burger eating contest. That's right - we are in Japan and we DID experience a food eating contest, and people really did douse their hot dog buns in water. I had no idea what I was doing, but Brandon said I looked like I did. Nice to know I can still wing it!