Sunday, September 9, 2012

My Week In Pictures

I thought I'd try out a new little something here at the blog -- a weekly photo collage that sums up my last seven days.
My week got off to a rather rough start -- our air conditioner was out of commission from Saturday to Tuesday evening -- and Conan, Lily and I spent our Labor Day weekend camped out in the living room with the blinds closed, the windows open and three fans pointed at us. Turns it was geckos that caused us to swelter for three days, those ungrateful little reptiles! Apparently two geckos got themselves fried in the A/C unit and shorted out some converter thingamabob. Guess they forgot about all those times I saved their cousins from the cat...

The first part of the week was hot, but the second half has been unusually rainy for our side of Oahu. It's rained on and off since Thursday night, which is pretty rare. Incidentally, since it doesn't rain hard very often on leeward (west-ish) Oahu, people here are not so great -- I might even say notoriously bad -- at driving in the rain.

On to the actual photos, Conan turned 6 on Wednesday! He was disappointingly nonplussed with his steak cake and very unhappy about the birthday hat.
This week I checked out one of those fancy little cupcake bakeries for the first time (my friend Mindy took me to a cute place called Sugarlina), I got my first Starbucks pumpkin spice latte of the season (on the same day as the cupcakes; talk about sugary bliss!) and I wore my new leopard-print flats for the first time.
I have had a thing for pumpkin spice lattes ever since they were first introduced several autumns ago when I was in college, but I love them even more so now that we're stationed in Hawaii. Here we live in perpetual summer, which is really nothing to complain about, but pumpkin spice lattes give me a little taste of the season that I'm missing out on. PSLs are all the best parts of fall mixed together in a magical brew. And they always bring back good fall memories, like the trip Jarrod and I took to Estes Park to celebrate our first dating anniversary in October of 2005. Somehow, all these years later, I remember having a pumpkin spice latte on our little getaway. Since this is a post about pictures, I thought I'd share a couple photos from that fun weekend:



  1. Oh, I am longing for fall. It's still in the upper 80s here and I love pumpkin spice lattes but I don't think they exist here. There is no Starbucks. There is a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf but I don't think they do seasonal drinks.

  2. I like the collage of pictures for the week. I'm looking forward to fall and the changing of the leaves. Maybe a Spiced Pumpking Latte or just some good ol hot chocolate.


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