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More Butterflies

After releasing the 15 butterflies, we picked up the last 9 caterpillars from our milk weed plant. So, we released 2 yesterday. One chrysalis didn’t make it.. 6 more to go.

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Our babies are all grown up!

Yesterday we released 3 more butterflies!

We’ve been raising 15 caterpillars and so far have let 5 butterflies go. We have a milk weed plant in front of our house but last week the gardeners butchered it!! Luckily, I saved those 15 the day before (not knowing! Just on a whim bought a butterfly keeper.). Prior to the butchering, I had never noticed any chrysalises. Thought maybe the geckos, lizards, and birds ate the caterpillars before they could cocoon.. So, I’ve been enjoying watching these little guys get big! T on the other hand hates the smell of our house when we get home – hot milk weed leaves. Oh, well. It makes me happy to see these guys fly away :D

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So very obsessed with this little project :) How I love mother earth. What a wonderful world we have when we can appreciate the beauty of nature.

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Cupcakes & Date Night

As I left my student’s house to meet Trevor outside in the truck after a LOOONG day of work, I was surprised by my lovely boyfriend – cupcakes! Along with a new Hurley Sea Warriors shirt from HPU! Guess bf knew it was a rough week and we each deserved cupcakes and shirts :)

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T got us both red velvet (By the way, I LOVE quoting Penny from Happy Endings, “Red velvet? That’s just chocolate with food coloring, ya dumb moron.” Hahaha.), a mango, and a root beer.

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I’m sorry to say but they weren’t that great.. Ha, but T and I were happy to indulge.

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As you can see, I must have had a loooooooong work week..

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Saturday we surfed Barbers Point AGAIN! And it was so fun! Bigger waves. And our new shirts! And we ran into the VW bus from last Sunday!

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Saturday night we had a date :) We ate dinner at Tokoname, one of our favorite local sushi spots.

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Trevor wanted me to try something new. I’m usually reluctant to try new things because I know what I like and I’m pretty sure I know what I don’t like. But I took his advice and tried the Maguro roll (spicy ahi tuna baked on a cali roll, topped with a kabayaki sauce). IT WAS SUPER ONO! My new favorite roll!!

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We finished our meal with a scoop of green tea ice cream.

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Mmm. Mmm. Mmm.

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