Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Casa de Bandini


Last Saturday we headed out to Carlsbad to go to Casa de Bandini. My family and Doug and I had eaten at this restaurant when it was located in Old Town San Diego, but the restaurant lost their lease in Old Town a few years ago. However, we recently found out that this summer, they re-opened their restaurant in Carlsbad. Doug and I remembered their food being awesome, so we decided to check it out and see if it was everything we remembered it to be. We heard that since Casa de Bandini's re-opening it's been very busy, so we decided that we would go for a 5PM dinner. Luckily, we were able to get seated right away even though the restaurant was already busy. Almost immediately after we were seated a rush of people arrived and had to wait for tables. We were seated on the patio, which was nice because it was a warm evening. The chips and salsa..awesome! Doug ordered the steak fajitas, which were really good. I had the chimichanga, which was huge and SO SO yummy (I would definitely get it again). Aly had a bean and cheese burrito that came with a side of rice and beans --the rice and beans proved to be plenty for her, so we took her burrito to go. Although we had eaten way too much, we topped dinner off with some fried ice cream and churros. Everything was really good...I totally recommend it whether or not you're in the area (it was so worth the drive). I just wish it was a little bit closer. :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

More pics of Alyssa
















Aly likes to drive




Alyssa is one curious little girl. Alyssa and Doug were playing in the garage and Alyssa decided to check out Doug's car. She climbed into his car and would sit in each seat and then try and put the seat belt on...she likes to be safe. :) She liked to try and turn the wheel and pushed all sorts of buttons to see what they did. Her favorite was the push-start ignition (the key wasn't in the car, so it would just beep).
Doug also got her this hat while they were out on a walk last night.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

8 Great Years!

Doug and I celebrate our 8 year anniversary today! It's crazy to think that we've been married for 8 years. We celebrated our anniversary this last Saturday by going down to the San Diego Temple (where we were sealed) and then to PF Chang's for some dinner. So yummy!
Today Alyssa and I met Doug for lunch, which was also so good. It was a little sandwich shop called Phood on Main, the sandwiches are very unique and so tasty.
Tonight both Doug and I had church responsibilities, so we didn't see eachother until 9PM. Doug did surprise me though and brought us home a pizzookie from BJ's (the black and white -half white chocolate macadamia nut and half chocolate chip pizzookie). On one of our first semi-dates, as Doug likes to call it, we went and ate dessert at the BJ's in Laguna Beach. So lots of good food for our anniversary...Doug knows me well. Thanks for being such an amazing husband and father Doug. I love sharing my life with you. Love you!