Monday, March 30, 2009

Got My Braces Off Last Week!

I got my braces off! And All I can do now is smile! I'm soooooo happy about the results! On Wednesday I get to go in and get Zoom laser whitening treatment! So then, they'll be picture perfect! I'm soo lucky to have a sister-in-law to be, that is a Dentist! Thank-you Cristiana!

Here is a "before" picture taken last summer with my Cousin so ya'll don't think I was crazy that my teeth needed a little straightening up!

Friday, March 20, 2009

I LOVE Cake Wrecks Blog!

Please go to this blog! I really don't know what some people are thinking! The 10 second rule should apply!!!!! Think before you speak...... or bake cakes!!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mexican Dinner and Lap Top problems!

This Saturday we had a fun Mexican dinner at our house! Since it's not that easy to get real mexican food here, I put my SO-CAL talents to work like: tasty guacamole (thank's PapĂ  for teaching me the Jones' secret recepie!) My yummy chicken fajitas, and delicious enchiladas!! My friend Nikki made chili and a patato quiche mmm-mmm good! There was also a chocolate pear cake made by Francesca, but I forgot to take a picture of it!!!!

I also had computer problems! On the side I work as a translator and reviser for translated texts. Lately I've been working on revising documentaries for RAI-SAT (a satellite channel from the national TV station) It's a big job and while I was working on one of the texts, the lap top just died on me! It had been turning off by itself lately, and we knew it was time to start looking for a new lap top, but you know how those things go, you put it off until your really screwed! So we went out on Sunday to buy a new one, which we did (spent a whole lot of money out of program).
When we got home, Enrico decided he wanted to take the old lap top apart (as a good engineer would) to see what burned out.... and to our surprise we found LINT and CAT HAIR in the vent and in the processor...... So Enrico cleaned it out, put it back together and guess what?


Can you imagine how angry I am right now to have bought a new lap top and didn't have too?


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday Sunny Sunday!

This Sunday we went to Capo Mannu. It was a beautiful sunny day! Hurray! Lots of surf, friends and laughs!

Surf spot a.k.a. "mini capo" because it is next to Capo Mannu. Capo means Cape and Mannu means BIG, so that's why this is the "mini cape". We come and surf here when the BIG Cape isn't "surfable"(when it's either too big or too sloppy).


A veiw of the spot called "medi"
because it is in between the big cape and the mini cape

Mediterreanean Shrub...

...the wild Rosemary bushes were absolutly
beautiful in bloom with their lavendar flowers!Me sitting in the back of our friends car
having a Pick-Nikki (Nikki is the girl who brought all
the food so we decided to call it a pick-nikki)
Nikki! (and you can see me in her sunglasses)

A nice wave...

Monday, March 9, 2009

"Christina needs"

This is a fun thing to do! Google "your name needs" and post the 6 first things that come up! Here are mine:

1. Christina needs to advance to the next tier of accomplishment.

2. Christina needs Facebook.

3. Yikes Christina Needs Help!

4. Christina needs a baby-sitter???? (I don't get that)

5. Christina needs renovation.

6. Christina needs to start again.

Is google trying to tell me something??????

Monday, March 2, 2009

Weekend Camera Fun

We took advantage of a few rays of sunlight and took a ride to Nora so Enrico could get some surfing in too. I brought my new camera along to practice taking pictures with both lenses. I got a telephoto lens as well (300 mm) so that I can take good pictues of Enrico while surfing in far away points ;)

Enrico surfing away....

But most of all I just enjoyed being outside in the open air looking through my camera at things to photograph!

The Deserted Beach

Riccardo, our friend looking at the view

Enrico taking advantage of
an open water main to rinse off

Close-up of sping leaf blooming
(I just thought it was cute!)

carpets of sping flowers

Clovers anyone?

The boardwalk