Saturday, October 31, 2009

Drag Me To Hell

In observance that today is Halloween Ted and I watched Drag Me to Hell last night. We didn't find the story particularly scary but it seemed an appropriate movie to watch the day before Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Day Before Halloween

Halloween is a big deal at my company and we had a costume and a decorating contest. We also had a fabulous Italian themed potluck. As if I didn't eat too much at lunch we met Carolyn, Vince, and Ilaria for dinner at the Elephant Bar. Ilaria wore reversible pants (with candy corn on one side and stars on the other side) her grandmother made for her and she had a pretty yellow bow in her hair.
Picture #1: Ted, Ilaria, and Beth at dinner. This picture is out of order but I can't figure out how to put it at the end.
Pictures #2-5: Pictures of costumes and decorations at my office.
Picture #6: Carolyn and Ilaria with her adorable puppy dog coat.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gorgeous Irises

Ted bought these beautiful irises today. They make the entire house smell delicious.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dinner On Quiznos

I received this coupon for a free choose 2 combo from Quiznos. This is the perfect combination for me because I love things that are free and I love to eat. Thank you Quiznos.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Dad

My mom emailed me this picture of my dad today. I can't figure out how to make it larger so the proportions make the picture look funky. If you could view it in normal size you would be able to see it's a great picture of my dad taken backstage during his choral ensemble's concert last Saturday.

Monday, October 26, 2009


I'm not able to change the orientation of this picture so upside down it is. I procrastinated all weekend and did not get my class reading done. Fortunately it was a semi-quiet day at work today and I found time to read so my homework for Thursday is mostly complete. Even more fortunate for me, the reading for this Thursday's class is directly related to a current work project so I killed two birds with one stone. I love that!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Another People magazine bought by Ted and read by me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Candy Galore

Ted bought candy from Costco and we are ready for Halloween. Bring on the trick-or-treaters!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Ted is a huge fan of graphic novelist Neil Gaiman. Tonight we watched the movie adaptation of Gaiman's short story Coraline. The movie was much better than I expected and I actually enjoyed it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

401k Conference Swag

I attended a 401k conference today and received a lot of goodies. The one I'm most excited about is the hand crank powered flashlight. This will come in handy when the power goes out.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

California Coast

I went to our Westlake Village office today and it was a beautiful day to be out. These are two pictures I snapped on my drive back to Goleta.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Is Near

I know Halloween is near when the decorations start going up in my office. Spooky!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Callie's Nose

Callie has a piece of kitty litter on her nose and she's tired of me trying to get it off, thus the less than happy look on her face.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More Reading For Me

Yesterday was library day. Yipee!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Born Rich

I watched the documentary Born Rich this morning. It wasn't very interesting.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Ted

It's Ted's birthday so I took him to his favorite restaurant, Madam Lu, for dinner. While we were eating our nephew Brandon called and sang "Happy Birthday" to Ted in Korean. Very cute!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Moravian Cookies

I bought these Moravian cookies in NC to share with my classmates. I grew up with these cookies and have always loved them.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cute As A Button

I stopped in to see Carolyn and Ilaria after work today. Ilaria is as cute as a button and I was very impressed by how well she sits up all by herself and by how much she loves to stand up.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gift Wrap

Ted and I ordered wrapping paper and gift bags from our Nephew Brandon and they arrived today. Brandon is selling items as a fund raiser for his school.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Couples Retreat

Ted and I saw Couples Retreat this afternoon. It was a funny film to wrap up our wonderful vacation. Back to work tomorrow.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I love going to my parents' house because I never know what items from my childhood I will find. This trip I found these four needlepoint pictures my mom made for me and my sister when we were young.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Callie's Home... And Our Luggage Is Too

We picked up Callie from the vet this morning and she has already reclaimed many of her favorite spots at home. When I went to get her from her cage at the vet there was a sign on her cage that said, "Killer Cat." I know Callie can be a little aggressive sometimes, but killer cat?!? That seems a bit much. On another bright note, our luggage was found and delivered to our house this morning. Thank you Northwest Airlines!

Friday, October 9, 2009

We're Going Back to Cali (I Hope Our Luggage Does Too)

We flew back to California today. Fortunately all of our flights were smooth and we only had a slight delay with our flight from Raleigh to Detroit. Regardless of the delay we landed in Santa Barbara right on schedule. Unfortunately our luggage was not so lucky. When we arrived in Santa Barbara we learned our luggage had not arrived. After several calls to the airline it was determined no one knew where our luggage was. We filed a delayed luggage report and are hoping for the best.
Picture #1-2:Views from the plane.
Picture #3: Frost on the plane window.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

North Carolina: Day Three

It's our last day in North Carolina and we definitely had a full day. Ted and I took advantage of more beautiful weather and spent time at Reynolda Gardens this afternoon. After that we helped my parents prepare for a family dinner with Me-Maw, my sister, Quincy, and Quincy's parents. After dinner Ted and I went to Suzie and Quincy's house to meet their cat Zeus and their puppy Moka. We've had a great time visiting family and we are excited about going home, but it is always sad for me to say goodbye to my family.
Pictures #1-8: Views of Reynolda Gardens.
Picture #9: My parents' dog Darcy.
Pictures #10-11: Two family portraits.
Picture #12: Suzie and Quincy's dog Moka.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

North Carolina: Day Two

Today we had beautiful North Carolina weather. The sun was shinning, the sky was blue, and the temperature was about 80 degrees. Perfect weather day. This morning Ted and I went for a walk at the Parcourse. For lunch my parents and I took Ted to Little Richard's for North Carolina style bar-b-que.