Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I was met with a sweet surprise when Ted picked me up from work this afternoon in the form of these peanut M&M's he bought for me today.

Monday, May 30, 2011


My friend Cynthia emailed me these pictures of her daughter Maddie and Maddie's pig Bell. Bell has gained 80 pounds since March and is supposed to gain at least two pounds a day through July when she will be shown at the Santa Maria fair.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Blue Valentine

Ted and I were supposed to watch Blue Valentine today but we didn't. Perhaps we will get a chance to watch it tomorrow.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Hangover Part Two

Ted and I saw The Hangover Part Two this afternoon and then had dinner at A.J. Spurs in Buellton. I can't remember the last time we went out for dinner and a movie. It was a big night for us.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Ted was cleaning out his email account and came across this picture of my parents' dog Darcy. Darcy is a Labradoodle that joined our family about 4 years ago. He is now fully grown and it was cute to see a picture of him as a puppy.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Edward And Stacy Are Getting Married: Part Five

A few final pictures from Edward and Stacy's wedding:
Pictures #1-3: Even though there were tables and tables of food they ran out. I guess that's what happens when you have 300+ guests at your wedding.
Picture #4: Ted being introduced at the reception.
Picture #5: Edward and Stacy being introduced at the reception.
Picture #6: Dylan chowing down on chocolate cake.
Picture #7: Ted and Beth at the end of a beautiful wedding day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 Heart Walk Kick-Off

My company is participating in the 2011 Santa Barbara Heart Walk in October so I attended the kick-off event this evening at the Savoy in Santa Barbara. I thought other people from my company were going to attend but they ended up not showing up so I didn't stay long.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthday Card For Me-Maw

My grandmother is turning 96 on June 2. Unfortunately I won't have the opportunity to visit her on her birthday so I mailed her this card today.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Edward And Stacy Are Getting Married: Part Four

More pictures from Edward and Stacy's wedding:
Picture #1: Our dinner table.
Picture #2: Edward's side of the family taking post-wedding pictures.
Picture #3: The groomsmen.
Picture #4: Stacy's side of the family taking post-wedding pictures.
Picture #5: Dylan and Ted.
Picture #6: Carol and Adam at dinner.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

On The Edge

My coworker Heather is an instructor and a student at the Lompoc School of Dance and she invited me to their Spring Show. I attended the Sunday matinee performance and had a great time. There were dancers of all ages (3 and up) and several different dance styles (jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop). I'm so glad I went and was able to support Heather and the arts in Lompoc.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Social Network

Ted and I watched The Social Network this afternoon. I didn't really care for it and definitely don't think it was worthy of so many Oscar nominations.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Edward And Stacy Are Getting Married: Part Three

More pictures from Edward and Stacy's big day:
Pictures #1-2: Groomsmen and bridesmaids.
Picture #3: Here comes the bride.
Picture #4: Exchanging of the vows and rings.
Picture #5: Edward and Stacy are married!

*These pictures were taken 5/7/2011.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Edward And Stacy Are Getting Married: Part Two

More pictures from Edward and Stacy's wedding day:
Picture #1: Edward hanging out before the ceremony.
Picture #2: Carol, Beth, Saori, and Nancy before the ceremony.
Picture #3: Nancy, Ted's dad, Carol, and Ted's aunt before the ceremony.
Picture #4: Ted, Ted's dad, Kris, Dylan, Beth, Brandon, Nancy, Carol.
Picture #5: Dylan and Kris watching Edward and Stacy tie the knot.

*These pictures were taken 5/7/2011.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Ted took Callie to the vet for a check up this morning and he snapped this picture of her in her carrier as she waited for Dr. Harris to check her out. According to Ted she was a very good girl and she didn't give Dr. Harris a hard time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ilaria Is Turning Two: Part Two

I know her actual birthday was 3 1/2 weeks ago, but I just had to share a few more pictures from Ilaria's birthday celebration.
Picture #1: Family picture.
Picture #2: Vince helping Ilaria blow out her candles.
Picture #3: Mu checking out Ilaria's birthday gifts.
Picture #4: Ilaria's first bite of yummy birthday cake.
Picture #5: This bag was big enough to fit Ilaria!

*These pictures were taken 4/22/2011.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sweet Treats

Danielle's husband Dave sent chocolate covered strawberries and champagne to our room on Saturday. It was a sweet surprise and the strawberries were delicious.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It was so nice in Palm Springs we hated to leave but since it's Sunday we had to head home today.
Pictures #1-3: Pictures in front of the beautifully landscaped grounds at the Westin.
Picture #4: Danielle, Beth, and Nicole.
Picture #5: Nicole and I went to see Bridesmaids this afternoon and on our way to the theater we saw this big pig so of course I had Nicole take my picture in front of it.
Picture #6: We passed thousands of wind turbine generators on our way to and from Palm Springs.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fun And Sun In Palm Springs

Today was a picture perfect day in Palm Springs. Nicole, Danielle and I had a wonderfully relaxing day of great food, spa treatments, and hanging by the pool.
Picture #1: We ate brunch at the hotel this morning and it was delicious. I ate four plates of food it was that good.
Picture #2: The view from our breakfast table.
Picture #3: These adorable ducklings and their mother came right up to our breakfast table.
Picture #4: Danielle and Nicole in front of the waterfall.
Picture #5: The outdoor relaxation area at the spa. We spent a lot of time here before our spa treatments.
Pictures #6-8: Dinner at Hibachi Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.