Monday, August 20, 2007


Well since Liz has shared her secret, I figure it’s time I shared one of mine also. TheBoy and I are also buying a house! It’s a 3 bedroom 2 bath house on a corner lot in Livermore close to the cute downtown area and wine country.

Of course we are very, very excited. We’ll be moving in a couple weeks and are absolutely overwhelmed with the packing and planning involved! The upsides of our new house include a bigger, nicer kitchen (so hopefully my love of cooking will come out of hibernation) including a dishwasher (!) and hook ups for our very own, non-coin-op laundry machines! The main downside is that we will now be 45 minutes (in no traffic) or so away from our friends on the Peninsula and our jobs. But being a homeowner is SO worth it.

Anyway, I don’t have a ton of pics but here is one of the front of the house and one of the kitchen (the most important room to me). We have loads of eventual remodel plans organized by Want, Want Soon and Want Someday. First we’re just concentrating on the packing, moving and inspecting. More later!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Introducing my nephew Chris!

Is he not the cutest baby ever there with his mama and granddaddy?

I know right?!?! For those of you who are interested there are more pics* here:

*I don't have the html language here at home to create a link so you might have to cut and paste.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Okay I’m back! TheBoy and I just spent 9 days in the Lake Tahoe/Reno area with my parents for a little R&R. Because I am overwhelmed with reacquainting myself with my “real” life, you guys get a list! (Come on try to be a little excited… at least I’m posting!)

~ My parents wedding anniversary was last Saturday. They have been married 10 years. They got married the summer after I graduated high school but have been together much, much longer. Love you guys!

~ Because we had an extra 2 days of our vacation week (9 as opposed to 7) TheBoy thought this would be an awesome time for me to test out my new back packing pack that I got as a gift for our anniversary. So we did a “little” overnight along the Tahoe Rim Trail. 2 days, almost 20 miles and about 1600 feet of vertical assent. But the views? Spectacular! And the lake where we camped was awesome and secluded. So worth it. I’ll post more on that later, with pictures!

~ The first night of our vacation we drove up to Reno to spend some time with German, TheBoy’s college roommate, who lives there. While in Reno I got to do my FAVORITE THING EVER! Which is to say, I made the boys sit through upteen million dueling piano songs while I alternately sang along at the top of my voice or tried to get them to go on stage. Which they did at one point! So fun!

~ After the two day back pack adventure we returned to the room to discover that my amazing mother had booked us massages for the next day! How awesome is she? Y’all have no idea how wonderful a massage can feel until you’ve hiked a bajillion miles and slept on the hard ground over night. Mmmm… Bliss!

~ Because y’all know how much I like to play tourist… We took one of those paddle wheel boats out on the lake for a dinner & dancing cruise one night. Picture something more suitable to cruising the Mississippi River than Lake Tahoe. TheBoy and I had been once before but it is always so fun to be out on the lake. So beautiful and peaceful.

~ Saturday night my mother had treated us all to tickets to a Rascall Flatts concert. It ranked up there with my favorite concerts ever. Country people are so friendly! Again my embarrassingly loud singing antics were shared with all who were near by. I suppose it’s good TheBoy loves me for something other than my singing!

Really those are all the highlights. I’ll have more stories and photos up later. Hope you all are doing well. And of course a huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Angie and Erik who had their beautiful (I would assume) baby boy on Thursday! I can’t wait to meet my new little “nephew”!