Monday, August 31, 2009

Good Friends

We met our friends Tim and Connie and their kids Drea and Dean for dinner this evening. They live in Michigan and this is the first time we've seen them since our wedding. Ted, Tim, and Connie all went to USCB together and they've been friends for over 15 years. We adore Drea and Dean and wish we got to see them all more often.
Picture #1: Dean, Connie, Drea, Tim.
Picture #2: Beth, Drea, Dean, Ted.
Picture #3: Drea being silly in the back of the car.
Picture #4: Ted and Tim.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

District 9

Ted and I saw District 9 this afternoon. I had no clue of the premise of this movie. If I had known what it was about I would not have gone to see it. I didn't like it at all.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thank You Card

I received this card in the mail today. It's so nice to receive hand written cards in the mail. Especially when they are completely unexpected. It puts a smile on my face.

Friday, August 28, 2009

More Lilly's

Super yummy dinner at Lilly's this evening. Ted was very adventurous and he ordered 2 cheek, 1 tongue, and 1 marinated pork tacos. I stuck with the very safe beef tacos. We polished off our tacos in no time flat. Delicious.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

V. Sattui

My coworker Melanie went to Napa last week. My favorite winery in Napa is V. Sattui and I suggested she check it out. She did go and she brought me bottle of Muscat, my favorite V. Sattui wine. I'm not a big wine drinker but V. Sattui's wines are quite nice. You can read more about V. Sattui on their website:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vince And Ilaria

I stopped in to see Carolyn, Vince, and Ilaria after work today. I snapped this picture of Ilaria hanging out with Vince.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Sharon

This is a picture of the birthday flowers I bought for my boss Sharon whose birthday is today.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Saltines And Ginger Ale

Saltines and ginger ale are an upset stomach's best friends. I have an upset stomach from food poisoning. Yuck!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

La Purisima Golf Course

Ted's dad is an accomplished golfer, and he took us to the driving range a few weeks ago. Ted's dad would like Ted and me to improve our golf games so we can play golf with him when he visits. Ted and I went to La Purisima Golf Course today for driving range and putting green practice.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Love You Man

Ted and I watched I Love You, Man last night. It's pretty funny.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Grasshopper Brownies

Today was Jessica's (an intern who worked for my company this summer) last day. My co-worker Dan made grasshopper brownies to celebrate her last day. So yummy.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Why Oh Why?

I would love to know why this Vons shopping cart is in my company's parking lot. The nearest Vons is 2 miles from my office. Just another of life's mysteries.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ted's Dad

We took these pictures on 8/12/2009, the morning Ted's dad left for Korea. He was planning on staying longer but work obligations caused him to leave early. We hope to see him and Ted's mom soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

An Old Favorite

I had lunch today at In-N-Out. Yum.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Suzie's Getting Married

My sister is getting married! She called me today and asked me to be her matron of honor. I'm so happy for her and Quincy.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Callie found this freshly washed mattress cover in the guest room yesterday. Of course it was my fault because I left the door open. It was also my fault that I let her back in this afternoon after I found her meowing pitifully outside the closed guest room door. I figure I have to rewash it anyway so why not let her enjoy it a little while longer. I am such a pushover.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Housewarming Party

My co-worker, Latice, recently moved into a new apartment and she had a housewarming party today.
Picture #1: Wesley, Beth, Megan, Latice.
Picture #2: Latice, Barbara, Megan.
Picture #3: Wesley and Megan.

Friday, August 14, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You

Ted and I watched He's Just Not That Into You this evening. I like the ending.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


There are two wild fires burning east of Santa Maria and lots of ash is blowing down to Goleta. The first picture is the ash on Ted's car. The second picture is ash on the pavement in my office parking lot.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


My department's basket raised the most money for United Way and we received this Starbucks gift card as a prize. Yea team!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stimulus For The Senses

As part of my company's United Way campaign, each department donates a gift basket for our silent auction. This year my department put together a "Stimulus for the Senses" gift basket. It is a picnic basket with two wine glasses, a wine bottle opener, a tablecloth, napkins, a small cutting board, a cheese knife, several goodies from Harry and David, chocolates, and a Quiznos gift card. I may have to bid on our basket myself.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Final Class

The Fall 2009 UCSB Extension course catalog arrived in the mail today. It's hard to believe but it's been two years since I started the Human Resources certification program and next quarter will be my final class. Woohoo!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

More To Read

Picture #1: New books I bought at Costco.
Picture #2: New books I checked out from the library.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lunar Birthday And Marshallia Ranch Golf Course

Whew! I took a lot of pictures today.