Friday, August 31, 2012

Criminal Acts

One car broken into + One broken window + Stolen wallet + Stolen purse (which contained house key) + $3,937.32 in unauthorized credit card purchases + One new deadbolt for the front door = not a great start to the weekend.

On a positive note, Abigail and I are both safe and sound.  It still sucks that we had to shell out money for a new deadbolt and I have to get my window fixed.  Not to mention the hassle of cancelling my credit cards, getting a new license, medical ID card, Costco card, library card, etc.  Sigh.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Abigail is surrounded by toys to play with.  She barely even knows where to start.

*This picture was taken on 8/28/2012.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

River Trail

Abigail and I met our friends Jillian, Mia, and Thomas for a walk at River Trail this afternoon.  We didn't see any rattlesnakes or mountain lions; phew!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Drum Set For Abigail

Abigail spent the first few minutes chewing on the drum stick then she commenced playing the drums.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My UCSB Girl

Abigail decked out in her UCSB onesie and hat.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Celebrations Of Life

Ted, Abigail, and I attended two very different celebration of life events today.
Pictures #1-2: Nash's 1st birthday party and the rabbit hutch in the backyard.
Pictures #3-5: The celebration of life memorial bar-b-que for Monte.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pictures By Ted

Time to share a few pictures taken by Ted.

*These pictures were taken on 8/12/2012.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Computer Time

Abigail loves computers and I captured this picture of her enthralled by whatever Ted was doing on the computer.

*This picture was taken on 8/20/2012.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another Picnic Picture

One of my coworkers emailed this picture to me yesterday.  We have so few pictures of us with Abigail so I'm glad she sent it to me.

Pictured left to right: Ted, Abigail, Beth, Racel, Albe.

*This picture was taken on 7/28/2012.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sweet Carolina Girl

Abigail is my sweet Carolina girl.

*These pictures were taken on 8/20/2012.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Beautiful Day

Abigail and I met Monique and her son Tristan at the park this morning for a walk and then to play on the swings.  The weather was perfect and Abigail enjoyed herself on the swings.
Picture #1: Feeding the ducks at the lake.
Picture #2: Swinging.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bumbo And Play Pen Fun

Picture #1: Abigail loves her Cheerios.
Picture #2: Even though Abigail enjoys playing in her pack-n-play it looks a little bit like baby jail to me.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Enjoying Books

Abigail enjoying one of her new board books.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Norton's Pastrami And Deli

Norton's Pastrami and Deli was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and Ted wanted to try their pastrami sandwich so we ate here for lunch today.  For some reason this sign in the restaurant struck me as funny.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Abigail Is 7 Months Old!

My baby is 7 months old today.  Sigh.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Library Day

An unhappy Abigail at the Lompoc Library.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cart Cover

We tried Abigail's cart and highchair cover today at Walmart and it was a success.  Abigail has a lot of room to grow into the cart cover but she loved sitting up and being able to look around.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bananas Puree

Abigail enjoying her meal of bananas puree.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Board Books

I bought these board books at the $1 Store for Abigail to chew on to her heart's content.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Petunia Pickle Bottom

Abigail's Ergo carrier has arrived.  I hope she likes it!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Aria Getting Married

Ted's coworker Aria got married last night.  Abigail and I missed the ceremony but we enjoyed the cocktail hour and the reception.
Picture #1: Aria and her dad.
Picture #2: View from the picture window at the Montecito Country Club.
Picture #3: Ted and Abigail at the reception.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

More Yummy Carrots

So far Abigail enjoys all of the foods she's tried, including carrots.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Picture #1: Abigail loving her carrots.
Picture #2: Abigail saying, "Mommy put down the camera and feed me more carrots!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Abigail Has Teeth!

It's a little hard to see in this picture, but Abigail's two front bottom teeth are growing in.  Very exciting.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Playing With Aubrey

Abigail playing with her friend Aubrey at playgroup. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pretty Girl

Ted snapped this picture of Abigail in her stroller last Saturday.

*This picture was taken on 7/28/2012.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Lompoc Mission

We met our friends Carolyn and Vince and their daughters Ilaria and Charlotte at the Lompoc Mission last Sunday.  After feeding the animals we headed to Cajun Kitchen for brunch.  Lots of fun.
Picture #1: Ilaria feeding the sheep.
Picture #2: Ilaria, Vince, Charlotte, Carolyn.
Picture #3: Carolyn, Charlotte, Beth, Abigail.
Picture #4: Beth and Abigail.

*These pictures were taken on 7/29/2012.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Dinner With Friends

Our friends Tim and Connie and their kids are visiting CA from MI and we had the opportunity to meet them for dinner last night at A.J. Spurs in Buellton.  We keep up with them through facebook but it's been several years since we've seen them so it was nice getting together with them.
Picture #1: Tim, Alec, Dean, Ted, Abigail, Drea, Connie.
Picture #2: Beth, Alec, Dean, Ted, Abigail, Drea, Connie.

*These pictures were taken on 8/2/2012.