Saturday, January 30, 2010

Please Bless.

Rachel Thurston; photographer extraordinaire, is giving away an AmAzInG weekend vacation to Seattle, Washington. Hop on over to her blog, and check out the deets which include:
$400 to be used towards flights/rental car
A $300 gift card for one of the following hotels:
Hotel 1000
Ace Hotel
Inn @ Harbor Steps
(all great locations and close to Pikes Place and the water)
$75 gift certificate to Elliots Oyster House

The total giveaway value is almost $800.
I would give away body parts for this.
Please, pick me ;)

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Because I am Me" (Childhood Diaries, part II)

I've learned to turn to my first grade journal whenever I am feeling down-or if I just need a good Laugh.
Some mornings I wake up feeling heffer-ish, frumpy, and lazy. Even adam said I looked like an aboriginie the other day with my hair all out of whack. That bad, huh?
And I don't even have kids yet! Sheesh.
Then there are the days I wish I was 2 sizes smaller with olive skin and nails that don't chip every 6 days. arg.
Apparently, I used to like myself. A lot:
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Who knew my 7-year old self was so profound??
I had to have been a very secure [and spiritual] little girl, because in that same journal I write that nobody in the class likes me or will play with me (really). Can you imagine reading that in your First-Grader's journal?! AH! It made me want to cry reading it myself!
ANYWAY, so the moral of the story is that : today, I will like what I am. aboriginie or not.
I will instill this concept in my children, and pray to all that is Holy that they will have more friends than I did. eek.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

This week we had family in town from San Diego-they brought us video footage from our wedding.
I may or may-not have cried.

I wish every day was my wedding day.
...and that I could fit into my dress again.
just kidding.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


image via apartment therapy

I agree with whoever wrote this,
and I love the Liatorp by Ikea.
Hey Husband-I say we purchase this when we move.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

I left my Heart in Mexico.

I have spring fever. I haven't even been skiing yet, and already I want it to be over. Today I was thinking of Akumal. I miss the smell, the humidity, La Cueva.....I know I was there just 5 months ago-but we left too soon and it is calling me by NAME.
It's blizzarding today. Is that a word? Blizzarding? Well it is now.
I am aching to leave.
lets go.
I'm talking to you.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Good Friends are Hard to Find

Emily's Bday
.but i'm a good finder.
(and yes, the bearded wildebeest on the far right is my husband)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Emily Jane

Wishing you a beautiful day.
your #1 fan.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Animal Update (for Mom)

* They are being walked and entertained almost constantly.
* Teddy loves me more and more each time you leave town.
* Chloe thinks the litter box is his doggy bowl.
* Teddy misses you terribly. I found him in your bedroom the other night flipping through old photo albums and wimpering whenever he came across a photo of you.
* We ran out of food last night; Adam considered roasting Chloe.
* Moochie has spent 99.9% of the time lying in front of the space heater.
* Brady, Adam, and I have also spent 99.9% of the time lying in front of the space heater.
* The animals have thoroughly enjoyed watching quality reality televison with us, such as: The Bachelor, American Idol, and Moochie's favorite, Project Runway.
* Ringo flew in through the back door. Miracle.
* They can't wait to see you, and by golly-we miss you too!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


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love this little guy.

Friday, January 8, 2010