Monday, October 29, 2007

My sister is married!!!

Before I post more on the big day... I just want to show you how beautiful Lauren looked on her wedding day. She was absolutely stunning.

The big day...

Wallace was so cute in his suit!

Me and the groom.... waiting for this wedding to begin!

Rehearsal Dinner

Lauren and Brian's rehearsal dinner was at Zaytoon, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Santa Barbara. We had a blast. The rehearsal went great at the church and then we all relaxed together. Here are some of Laurens friends.

Katie and Chap

Lauren went around passing out gifts to her bridesmaids. She picked out something unique for each of us this summer while she was in Turkey. She found this gorgeous turquoise necklace for me.


I just want you to see how cute Wallace is when he wakes up from a nap. He totally fakes me out by crying and when I go up to get him, he looks up with these huge eyes and is all smiles.

Ladies Club

Kelly hosted a "Fall Breakfast" for us this month. She made the BEST pumpkin pecan spice pancakes! Kelly is due in February... look how cute she looks!

Sara, Me, Kelly, Beth

The first boy allowed into the group.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Late night relaxation

Brian and Beth live practically down the street from us, in Santa Ana. They came over last night. Rian won. As usual.


so as you know... we can go days and days with nothing new on the blog. THEN, you come along and find a little treat, like today. ok, so the update. we've been enjoying each week, as they fly by. rian comes home for lunch on average of 3 days a week probably. which is really fun. wallace loves hearing his voice when he arrives, he totally recognizes it and will light up when he sees his dad. this morning wallace got a bath. i cleaned him extra well, since it had been some time since his last bath. we scrubbed and soaked and once we were done, he thought it would be a great trick to poop in his towel. fine, so i cleaned him up and got him dressed. he then thought it would be funny to spit up. three times. in three different outfits. isn't he cute. however, after all the excitement he was ready to take a nap and he's been sleeping for almost 2 hours. i love that! and i have to say... he is so good to us. still sleeping through the night and being so great throughout the day. of course, we have our times where he is fussy all morning, won't nap all day, and just wants to be held. those days keep me extra busy. yesterday he was such a trooper. we visited rian at work in the morning, went to the chiropractor, took a long walk, did some shopping (for me!), went home for lunch, went out again to meet a friend, did some grocery shopping, then came home and he watched me cook dinner. he was so happy ALL day. i've never heard him talk and laugh so much. he was ready for bed by 7pm which was right when brian and beth came over for margaritas and scrabble. it couldn't have been better timing. i was ready to catch my breath and relax!

our spanish class is going very well. if wallace's first words are in spanish, don't be alarmed. we have been assigned to listen to our local spanish radio station while we drive, label objects around the house with post-its, have 10 conversations with our hispanic neighbors, and throw out one-liners to each other throughout the day (all in spanish, of course). adios. nos vemos!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Double Date in Row D

One of Rian's clients gave us seats to the Ducks game Sunday night. How generous! We had so much fun. We took Juliana & Kurt with us and enjoyed the night out, since we each managed to nail down babysitters (thanks to the grandparents!).

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Italian Cafe

Yes, my little sister is getting married! October 27th is the big day. More on that later....
Her best friend Courtney and I held her personal shower at my house this weekend. Here are some pics.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Saturday Morning

We went on a walk this morning.

Look at my boys! They both just rolled out of bed. They are so cute!

Our big boy!

I can't believe how big he's getting. Look at him!!

He always loves being snuggled up in his daddy's arms.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Alta Coffee

Sara and I had coffee Friday morning before she went to work. It is always so nice to relax and catch up over a cup of coffee... like old times.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

This Week's Recommendations

1. Taco Rosa. If you like Gabbi's at the circle in Orange, you'll love this hidden little restaurant in Newport. It's very rustic aztec style feeling. Sit on the patio and enjoy the appetizers on the house that they'll bring you. There's so many good things to eat and drink on the menu... I don't even know where to begin. We're going back.
P.S. It's in your Entertainment book.

2. Walking from the Balboa Pier to the Newport Pier and back. It's about 3.5 miles and such a nice way to get your excercise for the day. Especially in the crisp morning, pushing a stroller, tasting the salt, and listening the the seaguls and ocean waves. It's the best.

3. Watch old videos. Come on... break them out. My dad edited a whole series of my Life Videos and Rian has been making fun of me at my 16th birthday party all week. I also had Juliana & Lara over to watch themselves at my younger birthday parties and in church plays. We were dying. It's great fun.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

sleep is so sweet

wallace has been a good sleeper from day one.... but to have him sleeping 12 hours through the night.... that is sweet. he graduated into this phase last week, sleeping 7pm to 7am. there's still some kinks to work out here and there, like waking up at 5am a couple mornings ago. how could he... 10 hours is not acceptable anymore!

he had his first real (non-grandparent) babysitter the other night. sara grexton came over and played with him, fed him, changed him, and snuggled him to sleep. this allowed rian and i to attend our first spanish class without our 11 week old baby. it also has allowed rian to chant his new favorite words, "desculpe" and "a la derecha" all day long to me.

buenos dias.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Nap Time

Yes, on his stomach. I drank wine when I was pregnant too.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


I love Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. The ads are so powerful for women of any age. Here are two of my favorites. The first one is a commercial that should be coming out soon. --meg

This Weeks Recommendations

1) "Hairspray" playing at the Woodbridge Dollar Theater. This movie is so much fun and for only a buck!

2) Breakfast at "The Old Vine" over at The Camp (across from The Lab). We had the best crepes there one early morning last week.

3) Playing Scrabble outdoors. It's been so mild outside and perfect for a late night game. You must light candles and enjoy a glass of wine while playing.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


There's really nothing too exciting here except that he looks SO cute in this outfit. He gets really excited when we're about to go for a ride. That's why he's kinda squirmy. Thanks again, Phil and Allie!

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Joseph's House

About twice a year the Joseph's throw a party at their La Habra Heights home. It's so much fun and always a great time of keeping in touch with Rian's old friends from Japan.

I like this picture of our little family.

Jim Joseph and 3 (of his 6!) kids. He's introducing them to Wallace.

Here's Derek. He and Christi will be having a baby of their own soon! We can't wait!


Lucy came over for lunch and a visit last week. She got some good snuggle time with Wallace. Lucy and I used to meet weekly for accountability and mentorship. She moved up to Pasadena so we only get to see each other here and there, but keep in touch regularly.