Friday, July 31, 2009


I know most of you have probably already seen this video since it's been all over the news/internet, but I thought I would post it here because it is SO FREAKING CUTE and pretty funny. Thanks to my Aunt Cathy and Mom for sharing this with me! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Last Thursday was a day Steve and I will always remember. We spent a relatively painless hour at the Title Company with a stack of papers about 3 inches high. Most of the paperwork we'd seen before so it wasn't an hour of explanation - but mostly frantic signing, cramped hands, and the realization that I hadn't been putting an "L" for Lois in my signature as was printed for my name on every page. So yes, I had to go back through the entire stack and finagle an L into my signature. The weirdest part was going to the bank and getting a cashier's check for the largest sum of money I've ever seen associated with my name. (It actually wasn't a very hefty downpayment, but my perception about money has changed over the past few years. The $1000 downpayment on my car made me feel so broke that I thought I would never get a haircut or buy a new pair of shoes EVER again. Too bad, that is probably the case NOW!)

Anyway, we finished up the paperwork and frollicked with smiling faces back to work! (UGG I KNOW! How could we go back to work after something like that!!?) But, we did because we still didn't have the most important part - the keys! Finally, Friday after work, we met our realtor at the house and officially called it a DEAL. We hung out for a bit, thinking, "Okay, now what!?" but spent the rest of the evening at Buona Tavola celebrating our HUGE success and treating ourselves to what could be our last fancy dinner outing for some time!!

The rest of the weekend we spent sipping champagne, hosting our first guests (thanks for coming and bringing the alcohol!!), and best of all enjoying the sunshine on OUR porch, dreaming up remodel ideas, and playing with our new baby lizard friends.



Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dance as ART

If you enjoy watching "So You Think You Can Dance" then you probably cried last night like I did. Out of the many beautiful routines last night, one stood out and actually moved me. It's easy to feel giddy or excited or lovestruck or pumped up when watching a dance, but by the end of this performance, I was sweaty and my heart was pounding and my eyes glistened with tears. THIS is what makes me love this show so much and what makes me appreciate dance as ART.

Even if you haven't experienced breast cancer, or haven't even been close with someone who has, this dance will make you FEEL what it WOULD be like. Weird to say "Enjoy!!" after that intro, but hopefully it touches you!

Monday, July 20, 2009


This past weekend we spent some quality time out on our beloved patio, set up the tri-pod and snapped some shots of our favorite place, and popped the champagne! After a year of living in our lovely condo, we are close to saying goodbye! This is a bittersweet change because it's our first place together, we spent a lot of time and energy making it cozy, we are a bike ride away from downtown SLO, and walking distance to a really nice park. But, we are finally, FINALLY, starting a new adventure together as homeowners! The 4th and final house we made an offer on is nearly ours! If all goes well, we should be closing escrow this week! We're hoping to have the month of August to move so that we can take it slow and make sure all of our babies (plants!) make it to the new house safely! 

We are so excited to call the new place home. We have so many ideas on how to make it an incredible house, and it already has the basics to get us started. My favorite part is the fruit trees! Oranges, lemons, limes, plums, tangerines, nectarines, and more!! All they need is a little TLC, and we're going to have fruit coming out of our ears! My other favorite part is the open floor plan with lots of windows. Steve can't wait to start living country style!!

Anyway, that's my update for now - will keep you all in the loop as the deal is completed!! 

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wedding Fashion Fever

I know its a long ways away, but I bought this dress from J. Crew for a wedding related event for next year. It reminded me of a cute bridal type dress and has cute white polka dots that you can't see in this picture. It's actually very similar to the bridesmaids dresses, just different fabric, color, and texture! Now, I just have to be strong and keep it tucked away in the closet until the time comes to look like a little bridal dolly!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Bird Head

I came across this veil/headpiece and fell in LOVE. I have to have this for my wedding day. What do you think??

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