Thursday, May 29, 2008


So I haven't put a new post up for a while...sorry... but lately Ive been busy, I'll start with last saturday, I took the day off of work so that Poata and I could have an adventure day. We went to Waimanalo beach because we have never been there before, it was nice and fun but not as nice as waimea! The water was a bit dirty and it was really crowded and there was some hard core shore break but overall it was fun for something new. Then we went to Poata's rugby game in Waikiki which was pretty heavy, Poata got tackled and hurt his knee then when he was on the ground got kicked in his head and got the biggest lump I have ever seen! but they won their game =) Then we went to Kailua because believe it or not I have never been there either! And I seriously love it! I want to move their sooo bad! Its such a cute town! We ate dinner at formaggios and that place is awesome! not to mention the waitress was a friend of mine, julia, and she totally hooked it up and gave us a free appetizer and a free desert and they were both amazing! the appetizer was bruschetta but it was three different kinds; tomato basil, truffel and shitake mushroom and three colored bell peppers with goat cheese. so good! and the dessert was a cheesecake with macadamia nut crust and fresh fruit over it with a strawberry and white chocolate sauce! anyways of coarse on our adventure day i forgot the camera!!! I was seriously devastated! Then sunday we went to church and it was my friend Katie's birthday so I baked her almond shortbread cookies with a lavender icing. I found the recipe on somebody's blog and thank you! they are so amazing! , and monday i forgot and tuesday i worked and wednesday I went to the beach with a cousin of mine who is visiting, we went to waimea and it was beautiful and super flat and right as we were leaving the lifeguard came on the megaphone and told some people to back off from the dolphins and my cousin and i were like what the heck what dolphins??? so we turned around and there was a school of dolphins! probably 20 or more doing flips and jumping and swimming it was soo cool!! Then we had the missionaries over for dinner, I made asparagus and broccoli pasta with garlic bread and for desert I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies they were soo good! Then this morning I went with Priscilla to the bridal store to get a dress for her wedding in 2 and 1/2 weeks and she found the most beautiful dress ever! its a justin alexander and its such a fairytale princess dress! its so pretty and she looked so gorgeous and it fit her perfectly! and now I'm home... Oh I forgot to say last wednesday my friend annie had a clothes swap party that was pretty sweet... I got a really cute new roxy bathing suit and a pair of capris so that was worth it =) and heres some pictures of my latest baked goods starting with raspberry and cream shortcakes then the almond shortbread cookies with lavender icing and then a pic of the new missionaries in our ward that came to eat at our house on wed.


Cierra said...

haha brisha, i love how your post was like one, eternal sentence! you are having WAY too much fun without me!! take me with you! dolphins??? oh gosh i would have dove back in the ocean and swam straight towards them no matter what the lifeguard said!

and your desserts look wonderful! i really want to eat all of them!

Kerri said...

i can't believe you had never been to Kailua. It's a cool lil town. I really liked it too.

Those desserts looked so yummy. you should try this frozen chocolate pie Brad's grandma Maeda makes. Here's the recipe:

Melt one huge (you know those HUGE ones) hershey almond bar with 6 tablespoons of evaporated milk and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Remove from the heat, then add a small container of cool whip to the chocolate mixture. Then, dump it into a graham cracker crust. Chill it in the freezer for a couple of hours.
It's amazing, you're going to lOVE it!

Cierra said...

just so you know, that post about the "blessed bus" was definitely Alfredo's idea. I just typed it for him. He was all about the bus that day. But I get motion-sickness and hate sitting there for an hour and a half! haha

p.s. cute new background!! so excited for saturday!

Hayden Family said...

hey brisha! haha i found u on here!! how are u doing?? great i hope!! just wanted to drop by! hehe.. :)