Monday, March 30, 2009

Date Night

Sometimes work is so busy that I don't want to do much on the weekends. Darren and I try to go on a date at least once a week, but this one was simple and good.

We both left work a little early and headed to Balboa Island for frozen bananas. Besides the fact they are awesome, it helps me pay homage to Arrested Development.

Then we took the ferry over to the pennisula, and went over to the wedge to watch the waves for a while.

As you can see I am slightly obsessed with the polaroid feature on my iPhone.

Ferry rides + Frozen Bananas +

Watching Waves =


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mosaic Me

I am following Jenny's lead.

If I was a mosaic, I would look like:

want to make one of your own? 

step 1: go to
setp 2: in another window open
step 3: choose 4 columns, 3 rows
step 4: answer the following questions in the search bar of flicker. pick your favorite one on the first page and paste it into your mosaic

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your nickname. 

What do you look like?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Except for Deveraux....

This little one was not smiling. At least not around my camera. 

First she seemed bored.

Then she ignored my efforts to get a smile.

After about an hour, she started to warm up.

And FINALLY, she smiled. Just a little. But enough.

Second Wave

Our second wave of visitors was Misha, Dad, Arden, Seville, Bethany and Ryan. Since Lexi and I live right across from each other we plenty of room for everyone. The first day was spent at Disneyland. Part of the crowd left early and I brought Dad after I was done with work. Dad really wanted to watch Casey practice with the National Volleyball Team. 

I think Disneyland can be summed up in smiles:

The Girls on the teacups

Seville and Skylar 

Arden (with new toy)
Kiki (minus one tooth)



First Wave - Wed. and Thurs.

Our visitors came in 2 sets. The first set arrived at the beginning of the week in the form of Lesli, Nan, Morgan and Jack. They were at the Marriott in Newport Coast. We were lucky to spend time with them, getting food and playing in the wonderful hot tub. Chief and Rod joined them later in the week and Lesli and I spent an evening showing me some basic camera settings and playing with her fancy new camera lens. 

The macro lens is incredible! It can capture such detail. Naturally, I used it to take a picture of my wedding ring. 

Here is a beautiful shot of me. Notice the confused look on my face? Lesli is teaching me how to use the timer and I accidently took a picture. Lesli - I cropped you out of the photo.  You're welcome ;) 

And here two of my favorite guys just hanging out. 

It was so much fun to have family down in our neck of the woods. Come back anytime!

Week in Review

This week was a long one. Good but long. Darren and I had a lot of work and combined that with a lot of family in town too. It was so much fun, but I was in a hurry on Thursday when I went out to my car and found a flat.

I had a choice. I could call the roadside assistance that work provides us but they were out for about an hour. So I decided it might be quicker to change the tire and drive it to a tire store. 

Luckily I know how to change a tire. It was a bit of a hassle to empty my trunk of all work items to get the spare tire. But I was well into the process when Darren showed up to finish up the job. 

This is Darren helping me not get my suit dirty.  My hero.