Monday, November 24, 2008

james and brandi's wedding.

here's a few pictures from from my brother's wedding on saturday. sorry to make this post so short but right now i'm waiting for my grandparents to stop by and am packing in the meantime. :)

(james looks very TONY SOPRANO in this picture. valerie is also a bit mobsterish.)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


this is my favorite shirt. i probably wear it about 2-3 times a week. if you've seen me recently, then you've probably seen me wearing this shirt. it's comfortable, soft and does a good job of hiding my "food baby" after lunch. :)

in actual news: wonderful things are happening! we finished signing the papers with our realtor and our loan documents are being drawn up. we hope to sign our loan, do our final walk-thru (either tomorrow or monday) and be ready to move in next week. sweeeeet!

also, my brother's wedding is this saturday and the rehearsal dinner is tomorrow. a hearty (and early) congratulations to them!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

new favorite product.

i bought this lotion at target on sunday and really like it, it's a moisturizing lotion with a gradual color enhancer. the results are supposed to be noticeable in 3-4 days, but i noticed results in one day. i guess that's a cool perk of having an olive skin tone, we're very good tanners. :)

i've never really liked tanning of course because of all the harmful effects, but also it's not very fun sitting in the sun, worrying about tan lines and sweating, sweating, sweating.

if anything, i hope to avoid having shar-pei skin in my mid-40's. believe me, i would not be able to pull off that look as easily as this adorable puppy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

political optimism!

this morning i woke to a beautiful misty and rainy morning. it left me with a sweet nostalgic feeling (i realized i missed oregon more than i thought) but it also left me feeling happy and optimistic about many different things going on lately. today i voted and november 4th is a nationally optimistic day, so i guess it wasn't coincidence that today was meant to be a good day.