Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tasty Treats

These are the party favors from Carol and Adam's wedding.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Driving Dog

On the way home from work today we saw this dog sitting in the driver's seat of the truck. The dog looked perfectly natural in the truck; as if it is something it does every day. It was such a funny sight I could not resist snapping a few pictures.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More Wedding Pictures

We took so many pictures at the wedding I wanted to share a few more. Here is Brandon and me at the reception. Brandon drank cranberry juice all night and sported a red mustache all night.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Carol And Adam Part Two

Today was Carol and Adam's wedding. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful ceremony. Between Ted and me I think we took around 300 pictures. Obviously I'm not going to post all 300 images but I thought I would share a few pictures from the day. The first picture is Carol's parents, sister, brother-in-law, and nephew. The second picture is Brandon holding a ceremony program. The third picture is Carol and Ted before the ceremony. Picture four is Ted and me before the ceremony. Pictures five and six are Carol with family before the ceremony. Finally Adam makes an appearance in the seventh picture with Carol and Brandon at the reception.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Carol And Adam Part One

Today was Carol and Adam's rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. All of these pictures were taken at the rehearsal dinner which was held at Milano's Italian restaurant in Ventura. The first picture is Carol and Adam. The second picture is Carol and her family. The third picture is Carol and me. The fourth picture is in honor of Callie, our very own fat cat.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I went for my annual vision check up today. Even though my vision is not great my eyes are very healthy. My optometrist gave me a sample size of contact lens solution. It's the perfect size to fit in my travel case. It's also perfect timing as I am almost out.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Into The Wild

Another CD I bought in NC. I haven't opened this one yet. I have no idea why. Perhaps I will finally open in and listen to it this weekend.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Housewife Living

My mother-in-law is visiting for a few days. This is a picture of the magazine she is reading. She said it loosely translates to Housewife Living in English. I like how bright and colorful the entire magazine is. The paper quality is also very nice; thick and glossy pages. It reminds me of fancy art magazines.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Even though the movie isn't as awesome as I had hoped, the CD is pretty good. I picked up this CD while I was in NC last month.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sneaky Callie Part 2

True to form we found Callie in our downstairs guestroom this afternoon laying on her absolutely favorite blanket. Ted's mom is staying with us for a few days, so we left the downstairs guestroom door open. I love how Callie looks pissed when I found her here as if she is saying, "How dare you bother me." Of course Callie has all of us completely charmed, so instead of kicking her out, Ted's mom took a nap with a very content Callie.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sneaky Callie

We have two guests rooms and we keep the doors shut to keep the rooms as cat hair free as possible for our guests. Of course since we don't often allow her in these two rooms she tries to get in them as often as possible. I was vacuuming earlier and left the door to one of the guest rooms open. It's no surprise that's where I found Callie sound asleep a few hours later.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Mr. Darcy

This is a picture of my parent's dog Mr. Darcy. He is a Labra-Doodle. He is a very sweet dog with a lot of energy. I took many pictures of him but he is always moving so most of them are a black blur. I thought this one turned out pretty well.

*I took this picture while I was visiting my family in NC earlier this month.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I received my ER bill today. I was pleasantly surprised to see that my insurance carrier paid the claim right out of the gate. I had anticipated having to go a few rounds in order to have it paid. I am happy to pay my copay and be done with it. Yipee for health insurance!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I received my grade for the Human Resources Development class today. I am proud to say I maintained by 4.0 GPA.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


So I know this picture is a bit strange, however I just had to capture an image of the sandwich I had for lunch and dinner. It is that delectable. It is the triple turkey club from Fresco Cafe North in Goleta, CA. The sandwich is enormous; plenty for two meals. To. Die. For.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Zoe is one of the sweet kitties that lives next door. She and her brother- Tiger- love, love, love to hang out in our yard. Here she is sitting on a bench in our backyard.

*My husband took this picture last weekend.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Out With The Old, In With The New

Yesterday was library day. I returned all of the books I read and checked out new ones. I love library day.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

License Checkpoint

Yesterday they had a license check point in Lompoc. When it was my turn to show my license I asked the officer if there was a particular reason for the check point. He replied that they have periodic check points to catch unlicensed drivers and drivers under the influence to help keep motorists safe. Funding for the periodic check points comes from a grant.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sweet Carolina Girls

This is picture taken at my wedding in March 2008 of Laurie, Dee, Mavis, me, Danielle, and Nicole. We all graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. They are all still good friends. I love this picture.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Final Project

Tonight I turned in my final group project for my Human Resources Development class. This project has been the bane of my existence for the past several weeks and I was glad to get it out of my hands. I thought my group's presentation went well but according to the feedback we received from our instructor I don't know that she felt the same way. All I can say is good riddance to this class.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


My husband and I watched Atonement this evening. I enjoyed it despite the fact that I don't care for Keira Knightley.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Six Month-iversary

Today is Ted's and my six month-iversary. Ted bought me the gorgeous roses in the first picture along with an incredibly sweet card. Since it is our six month-iversary I also thought I would share two more pictures from our wedding day.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

More Reading

It was all I could do not to post another picture of Callie today. Her cute factor was through the roof. Instead here is the latest book I am reading.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Our friends Aaron, Michelle, Allisa, and Chris joined us this evening for a bar-b-que. Chris and Allisa brought their dogs Lucky and Maggie. The second picture is of Maggie; she is 4 months old and is quite a little lady. I didn't really get a good picture of Lucky but you can see him in the group shot.

Huan huan

Our friends Bryce and Nicole went to the Olympic games in Beijing. Nicole (knowing how much I love tote bags) bought me this tote bag with the FUWA Huan huan image. Life size characters of the FUWA walked around the Olympic games. Bryce and Nicole got their picture taken with each of the 5 FUWA, and they commented that Huan huan was the most elusive of the 5 FUWA. Click here to read more about the FUWA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuwa.

*Due to being overwhelmingly tired I did not post a picture yesterday so this post is for 9/5/2008.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Book

My latest book. It's a page turner.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Welcome Home Flowers

These beautiful flowers were a wonderful welcome home surprise from my husband.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Old Salem And Bojangles

It was another great day in NC. My mom wanted to go to the MESDA museum in Old Salem, so my dad and I took her there for her birthday. It is a really neat museum which focuses on southern decorative art and furniture. Before the MESDA tour we quickly walked through the Children's Toy Museum which was actually fascinating. We all wished we had more time to spend there. Since I had to catch a flight to CA later that afternoon we weren't able to spend much time touring Old Salem, but we did have time for lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Bojangles. I eat there at least once every time I go to NC. So delicious.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Emergency Room And Beyond

So the day did not start off well. It began with a 2:00 AM trip to the ER. Believe me it was a last resort and I don't relish the thought of ever having to go again. Fortunately my condition was a pretty quick fix and once I was released I was free to go about the rest of my day. The good news is the rest of the day was wonderful. I took my grandmother to lunch at her favorite restaurant and then grocery shopping. Later that evening she came to my parent's house for dinner. One of my main reasons for going to NC was to spend time with my grandmother and an unexpected trip to the ER was not going to stop me!