Saturday, August 20, 2011


While up in SB for APs graduation we happened across a cupcake store and decided to give some of their creations a try.

They were all cut in 3rds and shared. All of them were quite delicious.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cuz, I'm Graduating!

My little cousin, Amanda graduated from UCSB this past June. I am so proud of her. She is smart, capable, and kind. My mom and I drove up for the graduation celebration. Of course there were noise makers, clappers, and megaphones (you know so she knew we were there). 

Way to go Panda!
You will go far in life as long as you try hard and never give up.
Love you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


My family is evaporating before my eyes. I feel young to have had so much loss, but nothing is promised in this life. I am deeply saddened that I did not get more time on this earth with my loved ones. Less than 1 year after my Grandpa passed and just over 2 years since my Dad, my Grandma went to be with them in the presence of our Lord. I was able to travel back to Minessota to be with family and celebrate the life of my Grandma.

I will always love her and miss her dearly.

House Guest

Once upon a time a dear friend named Charlie came to visit, this was during the 2011 year in the 6th month. We talked, laughed, movie watched, played, ate and slept. Not necessarily in that order. Some photographic proof!

Ruby's and the cheap theatre.

Moe stopped by to pat the baby.

Sleepover with The Hangover and making s'mores the ghetto way.

John's Incredible Pizza and games.

 Love You!

I am certain that we did much more than what is evidenced here but my brain is currently mush and I cannot remember.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Nice Try!

Just when I thought I was going to get you all caught up on our lives, things get crazier. We moved about 3 weeks ago and have been cleaning and unpacking like crazy, along with doing all the added things of living in a house such as watering the lawns, walking the puppy, fixing things around the house. Tonight we leave for the East Coast (in just a couple hours actually). We will be gone for 9 days and by the time we get back I will be so much farther behind in the catching you up on what has been going on. Oh well, we will get there, someday. See ya'll on the flip.

Monday, August 01, 2011

30 years of friendship

Friendship is a wonderful thing and I have been blessed beyond measure with an amazing friend in Erin.

To celebrate our 30th year of being friends I decided to make a small scrapbook chronicling the journey we have taken together which was given on her 31st birthday in June. From pre-school, birthday parties, youth group, marriage, skiing and Vegas trips it has been quite the ride!

Thank you for loving me, lifting me up and always sharing a laugh. I love you and I can't wait to see what the next 30 has in store for us!

[A sample of some pages from the book]