January 2008

Christmas in LA

Ok, I know, Christmas was a month ago. It has taken me awhile to get caught up. Our New Years cards are almost ready. I know, it’ll be Valentines before I get those darn things out. I’ll show you what I did in another post… then you’ll understand why they took for-ev-er to do.
This little girl is a doll, and her mom makes all sorts of cool jewelry. I thought it would be fun to cover her with jewels and photograph her on Rodeo Dr. The weather wasn’t great, and we had 3 kids to wrangle besides. The cows were a perfect answer, fun and very close by. We even got a nice visit from the restaurant’s chef. Wish I could remember the name of the place, I was told it is really good.


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At home, in the buff. So cute.

Rolling into the New Year

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After 8 days on a cruise I brought home a few Mexican treasures and took some pretty cool photographs. My most memorable keepsake is the extra 6 lbs floating around my abdomen. I think a cruise could be a life changing event… for the worst. Great way to relax, but it seemed there was a meal every 2 hours! Suck it up for another trip to the dining room! Too bad I only made it to the last yoga class… but now, I’ve got yoga on tivo from PBS… they are only 15 minutes long, perfect amount of time for any busy mom.
Here are a few photos from  Zihuateanejo… or Zihuat as my sis would say. Zach’s brother and I went on a photo excursion there. The kids were with daddy while Noah and I walked farther into the city where there are fewer gringos.


Zihuateanejo is historically a fishing town. There were so many pelicans I couldn’t believe it. But there weren’t any scavenger birds. No seagulls to eat that bit of muffin Ezra dropped in the sand. Amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a beach without seagulls.
Notice the ship in the background? That’s the one we came in on.

Any and all toy cars, Ezra HAD to jump in. Too bad we didn’t have any pesos at this point. He would have loved this car to move.

I love, love, love this shot. I really want it huge for our wall. Not sure what Zach would think… but I love it!

I love the human element in this one. Another for our walls, I hope.

Aren’t the colors just awesome. Most of the images I took in Mexico had to do with color. So many beautiful colors to see. They were really speaking to me.

Ahhh, Mexico.

We kept seeing this green-blue unfinished metal. Very beautiful.

Watch This…


Everyone should watch this. Informative and entertaining. Just in time for New Year’s resolutions.

Favorite Christmas Gifts

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This year was extra hecktic since we left for a cruise on the 15th. We decided to open our gifts on Friday the 14th. It was pretty nice… except if we ever did it again (yeah right) we’d probably open our presents after the vacation. There was no pressure to put up a tree. We couldn’t find the LED lights or giant bulbs for the tree outside, so that was a wash. Daddy’s gift was completed moments before after he got home on Friday. I just found Ezra’s gift from India.. she’ll give it to him for his birthday instead; and one of Zach’s gifts is in the garage while I’m typing this. Sounds like a project to keep Indi and I busy while bro sleeps. Well, at least we had an awesome trip and got to spend lots of quality time with family. We’ll remember this forever.

Given and received…
To Stacie:
Ez’s birth certificate sent from Danya 2 days before we left for Mexico. Total lifesaver!

To Daddy:
Another collage. This one for Daddy’s office.
India digs making these. Her friend was over and she helped tare and place the paper too.

To Grandmas and Grandpas:
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They each got a set of ornaments, which were received very well. The proof will be seen on their trees next year.
I wish Indi could have helped more with these, there just wasn’t time this year! I was up till 12am getting these put together. Boo hoo.. then I went on a cruise. heehee

To Uncle Noah:
He loved his tees from Threadless. This site is to die for… if you want some killer tee shirts check these out first.

To the kids:
Brobee and Foofa. The kids love “Yo Gabba Gabba”. It’s the rockin-est show on tv, don’t ya know. We could have bought the shirts for buko-bucks here but only had to go to Nick Jr. for a template or two.

The Winter Chill

We’ve gotten lots and lots of snow. Have you ever seen a real snowflake? I hadn’t until now:


The thing with Denver is they do not plow the roads… even with 6 inches of snowfall. Going from Boston, where the roads are terrible, but at least they plow religiously, to Baltimore, where they cancel school if there is one snowflake, and delay with only a slight mention of snow in the news. So rather than slip and slide in the car to school, I opted to pull the kids in the sled. It was loads of fun and we even sang jingle bells… I was the horse with the bobbed tail sans bells.
Too bad we thought school was on delayed schedule. When we arrived we heard:
“Wow. India is really, really late today!” (we arrived around 9:30am) and “Your sled is so cool”. We didn’t mean to be such a spectacle. Ok, maybe a little… but being late was truly an accident.