Monday, November 24, 2008


rian sent this to me from his car this morning.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Overdue Pics

I love this picture of Rian and his two sisters, Jessa & Bri. It was taken up in Oregon by Mamo, I think. I love how big Wallace and his cousin, Alannah, are smiling and reaching for the camera.

Many of you know my Aunt Carol and have seen her incredible strength as she takes on a second fight against breast cancer. Wallace and I occasionally go over there for walks. Here he is trying on one of her wigs. Not a bad look.

Friday, November 21, 2008


i was tagged a while ago by my friend juliana (and by jenn) and i'm supposed to say 7 random things about myself. here they are:

1. i was born in the upstairs bedroom of the house i grew up in. this is an old victorian house that my parents still live in, just 10 minutes away from us.

2. my wedding gift to rian 6 years ago, was a tattoo with his name in a heart. if you haven't seen it, you probably won't... unless i moon you. so yes, maybe you will.

3. i can't get into bed or go to sleep unless my feet are perfectly clean.

4. i love water. i don't know if i could ever live more than 20 minutes away from the ocean. i love swimming in the ocean, playing in waves, diving, and just laying on the sand listening to the waves crash.

5. i LOVE to plan and am super organized. i love planning out my day (making to-do lists or other lists), planning out yearly goals, planning a vacation, etc. i love getting things cleaned out and organized. right now we are clearing out the office to make it a nursery for the new baby. i'm going through all of our files, clearing out storage, trashing stuff, and reorganizing our file drawers. it's so fun.

6. when i was little i wanted to be a "candy shop worker" when i grew up.

7. i love designing. my major at biola was art, with an emphasis is graphic design. i taught art for 6 years after college and also had a design company on the side. i stopped working for clients when wallace was born, to avoid the deadlines, pressure & workload, but i still design for fun. i love it. i love being able to do our christmas cards, baby announcements and party invitations. someday i would love to get back into it for work... but not for a while.

now i'm supposed to tag 7 more friends to do this. but i don't know that many people. how about: KELLY & BETH.

help me remember

i seriously forget how far along i am in this pregnancy and sometimes how old wallace is. this is for you to know and for me to remember. also, we did choose a name for our little girl...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Cabo San Lucas

Rian and I escaped to Cabo this week. Originally, this was a trip for my 30th birthday, but after finding out I was pregnant, we left earlier (November instead of January). This way, I could enjoy the trip before being too huge. We made it a combined celebration of our 6th anniversary, my 30th birthday, and our second babe about to arrive. We stayed at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa. This place blew us away. We were so impressed and well taken care of by everyone who worked here. It was the most relaxing vacation I've ever taken... no kids allowed and no smoking anywhere at the resort. It was so quiet and beautiful. We had amazing sunsets and one of the best rooms at the resort. Weather was great all week... daytimes around 90 with a little breeze and nighttimes around 70. We kept our doors open each night to fall asleep and wake up to the crashing waves.

This is a restaurant at our resort called Siempre. People come from all over Cabo to eat here. The food was pretty incredible. We did a couple breakfasts and dinners here. We actually didn't even go into town except driving through it to and from the airport.

You can rent these beds out for the day OR all night and actually sleep on the beach. Awesome.

Here's the belly in all it's glory.

Behind us is a sister resort of Pueblo Bonita Pacifica, just down the beach from us but seperated by cliffs down the beach. It goes from sand all the way up the cliffs. To get around the grounds, you're driven in golf carts, up windy streets like Lombard Street in SF.

It's turtle hatching season and I guess they love our protected beach. We got to watch them all walk down the sand and into the water. It was really incredible to see such a thing. And help some of the not so healthy ones along. Although I don't think there was much hope for this one in Rian's hand.

The turtles making their way down.

This is our balcony and view. Our room was on the end so this view stretches all the way around the left. We could almost see the sun both rise AND set each day from our balcony.

Oh yah, this is us dropping Wallace off at my parents house before the trip. He carried his own luggage.