Monday, November 26, 2007

Gearing up for Christmas!

So after a few days/nights of unsteady, poor lighting, "can't get the shot I want" photography...I am ready to stop being so hard on myself.  Man.  I am my own worst enemy sometimes.  
Anyway,  on to a better subject and some faces that ALWAYS make me smile. Two of the best little neighbors that anyone could ask for--Chance and Ashlynn. They came out last night to get some last minute Christmas shots.  I changed it up a little bit for this post because I'm in the mood for black and white. It seems to fit their classic style.   What do you think?

Happy Birthday lil' K!

Twenty-two.  Wow!!  Where does the time go?
Kendall is my favorite niece and today is her birthday!!  
We spent a magical, fun-filled weekend at Disneyland and the Grand Californian Hotel.
Thanks to Danielle, Kendall, Kim, and Dani for such wonderful memories.
It was truly a KICK WISE HARD BIG birthday!! (he he)

PS We miss you Brandon.  Good job with the surprise.  
What girl doesn't love a little one of these....
and I mean the letter.  :)
Still waiting to see what's in the box!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Each year for the past three years, our family ( and it's a big one) has adopted Marines for Thanksgiving from Camp Pendleton
Marine Base. We always look forward to who we will meet each year. It's a wonderful tradition. I am so grateful for their service to the country...and grateful for the opportunity to tell them in person. A special thanks to Danielle and the Leopold's for hosting this year's Thanksgiving. Everything was beautiful!!

More pictures of this grand event to follow...I'm off to work.
Have a wonderful Friday!

Friday, November 16, 2007

As promised...

The city of bridges became peaceful and more beautiful at night. During the day, it was full of black and gold fans. This city is all about the Steelers. I don't think I saw anyone on game day that wasn't wearing something black or gold. Witnessing that many people coming together for the love of a team, for the love of the game...well, let's just say it's an awesome sight.

The Steeler's most passionate fan...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


The Steelers win! Just back from a fabulous trip to Pittsburgh. This was my second trip there, and I love the city more each time we go. Special thanks to the Brennans for hosting a great pre-game warm up at the Renaissance Hotel the night before the game. Everything about this trip was perfect. The Steelers win was certainly the icing on the cake.
More pictures to follow...

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007

Did you update your blog?

No. I haven't . I will.

Ok's pretty easy to get behind here. So, the photos I post today will be what I have been up to this week. Days can get so busy. So many events have passed. Forty plus hours of work, a really fun charity golf tournament , Halloween, and sadly, a co-worker and friend of mine has died. When something as tragic and unexpected as that happens, it's necessary to just have a day or more to exhale and reflect. You need that sometimes. At least, I do. I had a chance to do that today. I'm very grateful for so many things in my life-for the kind, caring people I work with, for really wonderful neighbors, a great husband and family--I could go on... I'm really fortunate and blessed. Anyway, here are a few of my favorites from the week. Enjoy your weekend and celebrate your life!