Sunday, April 26, 2009

What I'm up to

So... the band is off again. CB and I had such a fun week together hanging out before he left- eating out nearly every night, going to the beach, taking walks on the bike path- preparing for this time apart.

*I've been asked to post this part, but warning- it is really nerdy** The morning he left, we made this paper chain. (I had made one for him when I went to Germany for my high school exchange trip, so it seemed perfect to make one now) Each week is a different color to help me see the passage of time. As you can see, I've nearly finished week one- there is only one yellow link left!
The white links (kind of hard to see but there are two, the first one is in the center) represent the days that I'm planning on visiting him.

I'm really looking forward to the trip to NYC (the first white link- and now about 12 days away). I haven't been back since we went 5 years ago. And that trip... well, let's just say I had the premier NY experience- I ate delicious pizza, got robbed (well, thieved at least- my purse was stolen by a guy in a big puffy coat) in Macy's of all places, the subway had some sort of explosion and we were evacuated (ashton, their old drummer Tim, and I) and had to walk for probably what seemed like 200 blocks, and then once it reopened- we got lost wandering around Brooklyn trying to find our way back. That was my experience- CB spent the entire three days in a basement recording studio. But even after all that, I still have good thoughts of the city, and so I'm very excited to get some time in NY above ground with CB, hopefully keeping my purse in hand--- I've definitely learned my lesson.

More news- I'm on a softball team! My office has decided to join the Burbank leagues, and I'm on the team. I got some good practice time in with Caleb before he left and he gave me some pointers on how to throw better, so hopefully I won't embarrass myself... but in case you'd like to come see if I do embarrass myself- games are Monday nights, starting May 4th in Burbank.

Here is my jersey, I really like how they turned out. The executives surprised us by buying the hats to wear- they say casting director on back- haha I bought my cleats (Adidas with pink stripes!! Woohoo!) and now all I need are my baseball pants and tall socks- and yes, I am planning to wear them. If you're going to do something... might as well go all the way, huh? :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mates of State Concert

Last night, my friend Mari and I went down to Hollywood to check out one of my fave bands, Mates of State in concert. I don't think I could have been more excited (or overdressed... oops- didn't have time to go home and change after work)

Caleb has our digital on tour, so Mari was nice enough to snap some pics of the show for me. I took some with my still camera, but we'll see if I ever get those developed. haha- I am constantly finding roles of undeveloped film!

Pics from the show

And another

And another--- Ikea lamps never looked so cool

After the show posing in my just bought band T- yep pretty nerdy, but I was soo excited- did I mention how inappropriately dressed I was?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Dave!

Happy 6th Birthday, Dave!

You are one cool dude and we love you and miss you!!!
A little memento from your wild days...
(oh, uncle bb and his photoshopping skills!)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Thomas!

You're 2 Years Old Kiddo!

Hope you're having a great birthday and lots of fun!
We wish we could be there to celebrate, but we'll see you soon.

I just love this picture cruising in the Escalade.

What a great buddy Bella was.

Love Auntie Claire and Uncle BB

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Makaya Larson Photography Giveaway!

To all my midwestern readers...

My very talented sister-in-law, Makaya, is hosting a giveaway on her website.
Just follow the link to her site and leave a comment to be entered to win a free photo session. She's picking the winner sometime this week... so hurry to enter!

Friday, April 17, 2009

All cute boys need cute bowties!

Spotted this Easter in high fashion bowties:
Levi looking dapper

Ollie, Mason and Harper straight out of a Gap ad

Handsome Thomas with his new haircut

And adorable Jasper

Dave is unfortunately not pictured, since I hear he was a little under the weather and did not wish to have his photo taken.
I have received a couple requests to sell these, so I just might add these to my "store" haha!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

4 days left!

Today I got a unexpected delivery all the way from Caleb. He gets home on Sunday morning.
PS- My desk is a MESS! The center was only cleaned off because I pushed stuff aside to eat my delicious Olive Garden lunch YUM. Olive Garden and Flowers, today is looking up!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Congratulations Lisa!

Born April 2nd.
8 lbs 4 oz
What a surprise!
(I was totally calling a girl)

Congrats Lisa and Dave! We can't wait to meet him!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Swap Done Part 2

I received my part of the swap last night! Because I am not preggo, I was pretty general as far as what could be made, since I wasn't sure if I'd give away, or save what I got.
I was soo excited to come home from work and find the box at my door. It was pretty big, but really light- Here's what I got:

2 burp cloths- the other side is a soft white flannel.
a pair of soft shoes
a chocolate brown boppy pillow
a brown felt hat

Aren't these so adorable?! I love owls and I love that they are easily boy or girl

I like the shape of these burp cloths - I will definitely try making these shoes too!

In conclusion... I will most likely not be giving any of this away.
As I held them, I was thinking, "These will be for MY baby"- Someday.
Then I had a weird dream last night, that I had a baby (it was a girl), but that I was a horrible mother. In the dream, I chalked it up to not having read What to Expect when You're Expecting... and so (in the dream) I went to the library to get the book. Weird, huh?
(**** I am pretty sure that I had that dream, because my cousin Lisa, had her baby last night!!!! It's a boy! Congrats Lisa! I'll post a picture up here soon***)