Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ed Sullivan Theater

Due to a booking error my parents weren't able to stay in the same hotel as Ted and me. Instead they booked a room in a hotel less than two blocks from our hotel. Their hotel was right beside the Ed Sullivan Theater where they film The Late Show with David Letterman. My dad was excited about that because he a fan of David Letterman.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Lion King

Ted and I did not see any shows when we were in NYC, but I have always wanted to see The Lion King. I recently found out that a friend of mine from college was a dancer in The Lion King on Broadway. Amazing.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I haven't taken pictures of Callie for a while, and I caught her this evening sitting with her catnip mouse. The mouse is old and ragged but she loves it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I Madonnari

Last weekend was the I Madonnari street painting festival at the Santa Barbara mission. After work today I went to see the art, and this year the artists did not disappoint. Given the amount of detail in many of the pictuers it is hard to believe they are all done in chalk. There were so many phenomenal drawings it was hard to narrow it down to a handful for my blog. You can read more about I Madonnari here:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This is a picture of our nephew, Dylan, taking a bath. Ted's sister, Nancy, emailed us this picture. I think his expression is priceless.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

It is a beautiful day so Ted and I decided to bike to lunch and to see a movie. We decided to try a new Mexican restaurant in Jerezano's Plaza. The food was very good and we will definitely go back. After lunch we rode to the movie theater and saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Overall a great way to spend Memorial Day afternoon.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Almost Done

The summer 2009 UCSB course catalog arrived in the mail the other day. I only have two more classes to go to complete the HR certification program. Yahoo!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I was debating whether to go to the gym today, but Ted bought me these magazines at the store this morning and it was all the motivation I needed.

Friday, May 22, 2009

LA Dodgers Versus LA Angels

A friend of mine gave me tickets to the LA Dodgers versus LA Angels game. Ted and I went with his cousin Edward and Edward's friend Stacy. Even though the Dodgers lost 1 to 3, we had a great time, and as usual we overindulged on stadium food. Dodger Dogs for Ted, and garlic fries and ice cream for me.
Picture #1: A view of the field from our seats.
Picture #2: Stacy, Edward, Ted.
Picture #3: Edward, Ted, Beth.
Picture #4: Tommy Lasorda, former Dodgers' manager.
Picture #5: We had great seats on the field level.
Picture #6: Joe Torre, Dodgers' current manager.
Picture #7: Beth, Ted, Edward, and Stacy after the game.
Pictures #8-9: Fireworks after the game.
Picture #10: Our game tickets.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lunch With Carolyn And Ilaria

I stopped in to see Carolyn and Ilaria today during lunch. I can't believe Ilaria is almost one month old (she was born four weeks ago yesterday). She is still so tiny and it's hard to believe she is already 7 1/2 pounds. The first two pictures she is in my lap and the second two pictures she is being held by Carolyn. Such a sweet girl.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mini Magnolia Flower Kit

My friend Kitty bought me this paper flower kit in Washington DC last week. She said she saw the kit at a stationary store and thought of me. The colors are so pretty. I look forward to seeing what they look like once they are put together.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Alumni Review

The new Carolina Alumni Review arrived in the mail today. Woohoo.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I Heart NY

We bought this onesie for Ilaria in NYC. She will be pretty in pink.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Star Trek

Ted and I saw Star Trek this afternoon. I have never seen any of the Star Trek TV episodes or any of the previous Star Trek movies, but I really enjoyed this movie. You don't have to be a Star Trek fan to enjoy this movie.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ted And Beth

I just found this picture of Ted and me riding the escalator down to the Washington DC subway. I don't remember seeing this picture before but I like it.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dinner And A Movie

Tonight is date night so we opted for dinner and a movie. I made it through dinner, but fell asleep about 20 minutes into the movie.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Irises In Bloom

I really wish there was a scratch-and-sniff component to my blog. The irises are in full bloom and not only are they gorgeous, they smell incredible too. I just wish everyone who sees this picture can smell their beautiful fragrance.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

View of Vetheuil

I didn't take any pictures today and thought I would share another picture from NYC. This is another one of my favorite pieces of art we saw at the Met. This is View of Vetheuil by Claude Monet. Beautiful.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Winnie The Pooh And Piglet Too

Last week several women hosted a baby shower for one of our co-workers. I was out of town so I missed the shower but they did give me one of the party favors. Winnie the Pooh is still my all time favorite character from childhood.

Monday, May 11, 2009

White Irises

Ted brought me these gorgeous white irises today. They made my entire office smell wonderful. They are so beautiful I decided to bring them home so we can enjoy them here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Body Of Lies

Ted and I watched Body of Lies this afternoon. I fell asleep for about 40 minutes of the movie. Ted enjoyed it though.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

NYC Pencils

I bought NY themed pencils for all of my HR classmates. They were a big hit and earned me some extra credit points (which I sorely need after the less than stellar grade I received on my midterm).

Friday, May 8, 2009

Traveling Home

We got up bright and early this morning to catch our flight home. Fortunately all of our travel was without incident and we made it home safe and sound. This is a view of Manhattan from the plane.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Final Day In New York City

Today is our last day in NYC. This morning we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After a few hours we realized the Met is an all day adventure, so after a quick lunch of hot dogs and pretzels, we went back inside and continued our visit. We did so many great things while in NYC, and visiting the Met is definitely one of my favorite things. Today was a great way to end our trip.
Pictures #1-2: Views of the front of the Met.
Picture #3: Irises by Vincent van Gogh.
Picture #4: Study for "A Sunday On La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. I've seen the completed painting, "A Sunday On La Grande Jatte", at the Art Institute in Chicago, and it has long been one of my favorite pieces of art.
Picture #5: Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat, by Vincent van Gogh.
Picture #6: Wheat Field with Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh. Another one of my all time favorite pieces of art.
Picture #7: The cart where we bought our lunch. It may not be fancy, but it was good.
Pictures #8-10: These pictures were taken in the Egyptian exhibit.
Picture #11: A suit of armor in the Arms and Armour exhibit.
Picture #12: A view of the Warwick, the hotel we stayed in. This picture is out of sequence but I don't feel like uploading all of the pictures again.
Picture #13: Tahitian Women Bathing, by Paul Gauguin.
Pictures #14-15: These pictures were taken in the Greek and Roman exhibit.
Picture #16: My mom, dad, Ted, and me at the Carnegie Deli.