Thursday, October 30, 2008

Road Trip with my MOM!

On Monday it was my Birthday and I turned 25! Yay now I can rent a car! hahahhaha For my Birthday me and my mom and Grant all went to lunch in Devonport and walked around a mountain with a great view!

Later in the day I went with grant and he made Mojitos and we went in the spa!
Grant got all this fun dress up stuff at the 2 dollars store and decided to wear it all for my birthday and be the bartender hahahhah!

yummy mojitos!
Tuesday Morning my mom and I left to the Bay of Plenty which is about 2 hours southwest of Auckland. We stayed with some friends that my mom met in Bonneville, John and Flick! They were so nice to have us over to stay! Both nights Flick made excellent dinners for us and the second day we were there she even showed us around Mt. Maunganui.
We walked around the Karangahake Gorge, which reminded me a lot of Maui, not the weather only the greenery.
There were a few hanging bridges which were pretty scary!
Below is John and Flick in John's work shop.


Above is a picture of my mom and their goat Billie, I guess the goat bites if you get to close that is why my mom looks a little scared.

On the way home we stopped by the botanical gardens and had lunch and walked around the flowers. Below is some creative photography done by Kathy!


These explain themselves! We love flowers!
Tomorrow, Friday is Halloween. This is one of my favorite days cause I love dressing up! I am going to be a devil the costume is pretty simple but hopefully the night will be fun and hopefully I am not the only one to dress up (which has happened to me more then once)!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Going out and Partying hard!!!!

Saturday we woke up and took the ferry to Waiheke Island! Of course I was hung over and of course the engine on the ferry doesn't work so we just float around for like 30 minutes and that makes us miss the bus once we arrive and of course it was raining! Besides all that we still had a really great day I guess when you are determined to have fun it is impossible not to!




The rain came and went all day long and it turned out to be a beautiful day! All we did was take the bus from vineyard to vineyard and drink and eat which just happens to be our favorite thing to do. All the vineyards had live jazz music so we were also entertained!

Later that night I went out with Grant and his friends to a bar to watch the league game and my mom was invited but she was too tired!

Look its half of both of our faces imagine that!


Sunday Morning we all woke up and went to the French Market place where we ate even more hahahaha. After the Market we went to the mall in search of a sweat shirt for my mom but didn't find one and ended up at the 2 dollar store again buying more pointless junk (which turns out to be one of my favorite past times).

After the mall it was only like 2pm and my mom and I were just sitting in the house wondering what now? So we put on our walking shoes and left for an adventure we walked all the way up Ponsonby then we got hungry cause we hadn't eaten in the last 5 minutes hahaha so we went to a really good restaurant and they had live music and one of the best deserts I have ever had! Its called benovie said like ben off eee It was amazing to say the least! We each had our own cause we like to eat a lot!

YUM

Eat Eat Drink Drink! The beer we had was good too called Hoegarden! Its Belgium!

This is the singer and he was amazing I think I might be in love with him! He is there every Sunday and I am going back!


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After the eat-a-thon we walked all the way into town and walked around the sky city and from there we walked down to the Viaduct and listened to a live band in Danny Dolins. We had soo much fun and ended up really drunk by the end of the night!
Today is my Birthday and I am turning 25 Holy Crap! That is sooo old I feel like I should be an adult or something? Just another excuse to party and have fun! I miss everyone at home and any one who wants to come and visit me is welcome!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Town and Painting

Yesterday Thursday it rained all day but we went to town anyways and i got some shoes really cheap ones and my mom looked for a back pack which she seems to try to buy almost every where we go! The funny thing is we have about 30 back packs at home!

Later that night we went to Parnell to a piano bar The Ivory Lounge and met up with Anna and had a few drinks.

Friday, today we never left the house but we painted all day and I did my tae Bo video woo hoo! Man it is actually pretty hard to do! There was actual sweat falling hahahhaha!

The above painting of shells is what I painted today they were collected from Devonport beach. I think I am going to do a series of shell paintings.
The above painting of the bird was done by my mom Kathy sooo talented! I get my talent from her and she always says she is no good and she is an excellent artist just as good as me or even better! I love her!
Tonight we are having a few friends over for some home made food yay!
look how blond my hair is now and its all natural ahhahahah!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Devonport and a day out!

Wednesday we went to Devonport and walked around and had lunch. We then drove to Mt Victoria and took a ton of pictures I am only showing you a few because I don't have the patience to upload any more I guess I am getting lazy!



Later in the night after we came home and had dinner we decided to paint! I wish I always had a place to paint but this is the first time where everyone is gone and I can finally use the table yay! I have decided that I need to get an art table for my room and I need to get a dresser cause it is just too crowded and not doing art because I don't have a table is just plain stupid!

Today we are taking the bus to town and we are meeting one of my friends for lunch!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Vacation

Saturday Morning my mom arrived and the airline lost her luggage! hahhahah but we came home and unpacked her stuff went for a short walk took a nap and then we got ready and started to drink and party!

We met Grant and Matt at the Empire Tavern and Alina also showed up! It was a really fun time!

Dance!

Grant and I

Sunday we woke up and took our time getting ready, and we then went to one tree hill!




It was a beautiful day later that night we had a pj party and watched sex and the city movie!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Beach

Sunday Alina and I went to Mission Bay and got a coffee and walked around.
It was such a sunny warm day that everyone was out and about



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Monday I watched Sybilla for half the day and then I caught up on some of my sleep and made the party invite for the combo birthday that we are having here at the end of the month.

Today Tuesday I started a strict diet and I am going to try my hardest to stick with it hahahaha that is always such a joke since I have been here but I am really going to try. I have 20 days and I want to lose 10 pounds, this will be extremely hard cause my mom is coming too and that always involves food and drinks. My plan is too eat more protein and less carbs while at the same time following the weight watchers plan! I also plan to work out everyday, while my mom is here the work out will be touring around (lots of walking). I know I can do anything I put my mind to and I am doing this hard core! I will not be a 25 year old who is pudgy!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The weekend and working!

Friday night I met Grant and his friends and roommates at a local bar on the North Shore the Slip Inn and this is a video clip where Grants friends bet him 10 dollars to get up and do the chicken dance in front of the band. There was a large pole in my way so if you look really hard you can barley see some one in a white t-shirt moving behind the pole but it was funny anyways. After the bar but still really early we went back to the house and everyone played ping pong.
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Saturday morning Anna came over and we went to the Zoo! It is fun to go to the zoo with different people. Sybilla always loves it too!

She is wearing her monkey hoodie!

Anna and Sybilla


Anna and me and Sybilla why we are leaning down I don't know.

A blurry attempt to get a pic of town while grant was driving.
Saturday night Grant and I went out to dinner at a Mexican food place that I just learned about called Hola! I think I have now had the best margarita so far but the food wasn't really that Mexican.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hello Everyone

Hi Everyone who reads my blog!
I just thought I would write a little hello and tell everyone what I have been up to this week. Wednesday I had big plans to get a lot of stuff done and I guess because of the list I made and all the thought that went behind making the list of things I needed to do I ended up doing nothing! YAY Waste of a day! Wednesday night I did go out with Anna (my new friend from NJ who is also a nanny) to the Mexican Cafe and after to get drinks at Margaritas.
All day Thursday I worked for Peter doing data entry.
Today is Friday and the list that I made on Wednesday I decided to complete today. I woke up early and got ready, I got pass port photos taken so I could get a New Zealand ID and then I filled out the papers for the ID got it notarized and turned it in. I got credit for my phone! And I walked all the way to a gym that I am thinking of joining and left my phone number there on a paper and they called me and I might join!
Tonight I am not sure what I plan to do but I was thinking of maybe bowling? Depends if anyone will go with me.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hot Rods and the Zoo!

We Started Sunday off with Sybilla's swim class!

Later in the day we went to a hot rod run at a bar in the country side.



Mel and her daughter Briana (not sure how to Spell)


Today Tuesday Sybilla and I met Mel and her kids and her friend at the zoo!


All the kids got rabbit noses!

Briana and Jack (Mel's Children)


We had a great time! And we just missed the rain!
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