Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Sort Of Birthday

What a fantastic (sort of) birthday. The sun was shining, the air was warm, and I got to spend the day with my favorite person- my husband Ted. After breakfast Ted and I went to La Purisima Mission and fed the animals. Once we got home I opened my birthday present, a car kit (complete with jumper cables) which is exactly what I wanted. After a quick workout we went to see Shutter Island. A great day all around. It's hard to believe another year has come and gone.
Picture #1: The donkeys before they realized we brought treats.
Picture #2: Ted feeding the donkeys.
Picture #3: The donkeys pleading with us for more treats.
Picture #4: The horses trying to convince us to give them more carrots.
Picture #5: It's hard to tell but the sheep are actually running (pretty fast I might add) to get treats.
Pictures #6-8: Opening a fantastic birthday gift from Ted.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Pajamas

I bought myself these pajamas for my birthday. I saw them in the gift shop at the Chumash Casino spa this afternoon after my massage and foot reflexology appointments (a glorious birthday gift from Ted). I normally don't browse gift shops and it's even less frequent that I purchase something from a gift shop but the color and pattern of these pajamas jumped out at me and I figured tomorrow is my sort of birthday so why not?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pre-Birthday Festivities

My birthday festivities began today with a decorated office (courtesy of Sharon and Peggy), a birthday cake (courtesy of Dan), several cards and a gift (courtesy of Kitty, Sharon, and Peggy). It got even more festive when I got home and opened a card from my good friends Carolyn, Vince and their daughter Ilaria. What a fantastic way to start off a birthday weekend. Thank you everyone!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Another part of my welcome packet from the Santa Barbara Human Resources Association.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

Ted and I watched G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra this evening. It was pretty bad. Of course I only made it through the first 30 minutes of the movie before falling asleep but let me tell you those 30 minutes were bad.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Callie's Ribbon

Callie is very proud of her new ribbon.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Secret Message

Ted found this message I left for him, several weeks ago, on the white board in his office today. He took a picture and emailed it to me.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Ted and I watched Up last week. It is beautiful and colorful movie with an incredibly sweet story.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dinner Winner

This picture of me accepting the Saletti's gift certificate is unfortunately posted on Eric Krebs' website. Fortunately it will only be up for one month.

Friday, February 19, 2010


I applied to join the Santa Barbara Human Resources Association a few weeks ago and I found out earlier this week that my application was accepted. I received my welcome packet yesterday.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coach Wristlet

My sister-in-law Carol and her husband Adam gave me this Coach wristlet for my birthday. When we were in Las Vegas in December I mentioned I wished I had a wristlet to carry my license, money, chapstick, etc. They remembered and bought me this beautiful wristlet. Thank you Carol and Adam!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Family Pictures

Nancy, Kris, Brandon, and Dylan are visiting from Seattle. The weather in Seattle is cold and rainy so I'm glad it was sunny and warm while they were here. Monday we all went to the park to enjoy the warm sun and blue sky.
Picture #1: Dylan and granddad.
Picture #2: Brandon practicing his swing.
Picture #3: Brandon, Dylan, grandma, and granddad.
Picture #4: Ted and me with his parents.
Picture #5: Dylan trying out the monkey bars.
Picture #6: Brandon swinging on the money bars.
Picture #7: Kris teaching Brandon how to use his new binoculars.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Birthday Celebration

Nancy and Ted's mom surprised us with this birthday cake last night. Dylan's birthday was 1/29, Kris' birthday is 2/27, Brandon's birthday is 2/28, and my birthday is 2/29.

Monday, February 15, 2010

One Pound Gummy Bear

If you've ever wondered what a one pound gummy bear looks like, here you go. My sister-in-law Nancy and her family gave me this for my birthday. I love gummy bears but I had no idea a one pound gummy bear existed. Now I know.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Flowers

Ted sent me these beautiful roses for Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

More Shopping For A Cause

In addition to the t-shirts I bought two luggage tags and a passport cover from the Hunger Site. All of the proceeds go toward assistance for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Shopping For A Cause

I receive an email each day from the Animal Rescue Site reminding me to click to help fund food and care for animals. There are a number of different sites you can go to each day to help save rain forest habitats, help fund free mammograms, and help fund purchasing books for children. I purchased these t-shirts from the Breast Cancer Site and the Hunger Site and the money I spent goes toward assistance for the victims of the Haiti earthquake as well as to fund free mammograms. If you don't already receive the daily email reminders I encourage you to register today:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Santa Claus Booties

Ted's parents arrived today and they brought me these Korean house slippers. They are lined with a soft fleece and they are very comfortable. Our nephew Brandon calls them Santa Claus booties because one pair Ted's mom wore when she was visiting Brandon reminded him of Santa Claus.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kim Chi Callie

Callie is in love with her kim chi Bowl Noodles box. She loves to sit in it and survey the kitchen.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bed In A Bag

Ted's parents are coming to stay with us for a few days so I bought this new comforter and sheet set. I love the bed in a bag concept. You get everything you need in one convenient bag.

Monday, February 8, 2010

1/2 Marathon Memories

I was organizing my stuff from the 1/2 marathon and I came across this front page spread out the race. I'm considering training and running another 1/2 marathon one of these days.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Super Bowl Party Built For Two

I threw a Super Bowl party today and invited one person... my husband Ted. I bought all kinds of yummy junk food and we pigged out while watching the New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl for the first time in the history of their franchise.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Love A Good Rebate

I received a $100 rebate for purchasing a 1 year supply of Acuvue contact lenses. I wish they had sent a check instead of a debit card but $100 is $100.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Surprisingly we won a $50 gift certificate to Saletti's restaurant from Erik Krebs Automotive, where we take our cars for service. Apparently they have a drawing each month and this month Ted and I are the winners.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pacific Ocean

A view of the Pacific Ocean on my drive north from Ventura to Goleta this morning. It's supposed rain any time so it's nice to see blue sky for a bit longer.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It was a beautiful day today so I treated myself to lunch at In-N-Out.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I watched Frost/Nixon this evening. Great movie.

Monday, February 1, 2010


My boss bought an Axxess discount book and she gave me the coupons for the restaurants in Lompoc. Alfie's Fish & Chips here we come.