Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mi Amor Verdadero

11 years ago we had a date. 6 years ago we had a wedding.
We were young (looked even younger), in love and
had no idea what the future had in store for us.

And although the path we've walked has not always been an easy one, we found our way and hand in hand will continue. Just as we started, 6 years ago.

Happy Anniversary my love.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Birthdays, links and dolls

Today is my Grandma's 91st birthday. She was born in 1918.

This picture with her father was taken 80 years ago (can you imagine?!)
at my Aunt Ione's wedding.

This is my Grandmother and her two older sisters, Ione and Millicent.
My grandma is on the right. I love this photo- the style of it is amazing.

My mom sent me this pic from their birthday celebration today. I got my eye color from my Grandma. Our eyes are really light and change colors. Sometimes blue, grey, or green.

Happy Birthday Grandma!

And links... Just 3 left!

Caleb and Ashton are in Seattle and will be, after tonight, heading back down the coast towards home! Only 3 days left! Considering what we started with, he's practically home!
The tour has been going really well and they've added 1000 new fans on myspace in 5 weeks.

Awhile ago, my friend Christina taught some of us girls to make these cute dolls. They are made out of a man's white athletic sock and some stuffing with yarn for hair. I decided to make my doll for Stella. I gave her blonde wavy hair and brown button eyes. Matching dresses was the final touch. Thanks for taking the pics Kaya!

Top of the dress with the contrast lining.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

There's no crying in softball

Even when you lose horribly- 2-10 Yikes!
It was pretty brutal, but we played a team of cops and firemen, so... I think we did pretty well. Most of their runs were scored in one horrible off inning. I played 2nd base for the first inning, then right field the rest of the game. I didn't see too much action on the field- and could've done better when I did. Oh, well. It is just the start of the season.
These pictures are actually from the game 2 weeks ago, but here I am in my cute uniform with my assistant, Lauren. Do you see my rad pink addidas stripe cleats! They are pretty much the most comfortable shoe I've even worn. Like walking on clouds!

Here I am playing 2nd. I think they had just walked someone. Usually I'm a little more "ready"

Here I am batting. I've never struck out (knock on wood)
Last night I got two singles, but never got to score.

And just for fun, my mom dug out my grade school softball picture.
My glove is bigger than my head! I am guessing this was the summer between 3rd and 4th grade, based on the bad perm!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


This afternoon, I went to a hula and watched two of my coworkers perform.

Abby and Nikki are the two in the front. (Sorry for the blurry pics.)

At the end, all the groups came onstage together.

A teenage group of girls dancing with bamboo sticks.

The teacher was the old guy with the long white hair singing and playing the ukelele in the middle there.

All of the young girls had the same long hair extensions.
I'd like to see how I would look with that hair! haha.

Also, wish me luck- My first official softball game is tomorrow night (the game with my notorious slide was considered "preseason" I guess) If anyone would like to come by and cheer me on in person, the game details are below:

Game Time is 7:30 PM
Location: Gross Field #1
Address: 2814 W. Empire Avenue
Burbank 91504
(Go beyond The Empire Center and just past Buena Vista)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

He's a cutie!

The package I sent to Lisa's new baby Ryan arrived yesterday- FINALLY!
Here are some pics she sent me of him enjoying his new stuff... haha
I like to call this one... Ryan in a box!
All the goodies sent, including his quilt, a matching taggie blanket, and a wipe case that I made and some other items that I found for great deals!
Ryan posing with his goods

I made the quilt a little more "boyish", rather than "babyish", hoping that he'll like it for awhile.

Ryan's name stitched in a teal blue to match the minky chenille backing of the quilt.

Lisa- Thanks for sending the pics, I can't wait to meet him!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I heart NY

I'm back from my long weekend trip as a groupie.
I had a great time in New York, plus it was really nice to see Caleb.
We went to Brooklyn, ate Indian food, they played a show.
We went to Manhattan, ate Indian food, they played a show.
That's actually a run down of the first two days! haha
And then on his day off on Monday- we went to the Statue of Liberty. We decided to take the ferry over, and I'm glad that we did. I took this picture with my phone camera. I have a roll of film to develop and then I'll post some more pictures up here.
Caleb and I went to see the Broadway musical, Rock of Ages, which actually turned out to be pretty funny and entertaining. Even though it was pricey, ($62 each at half price!) I'm glad we went. You can't really put a price on culture, can you? Rock of Ages is an 80's rock musical starring American Idol's Constantine, but we enjoyed it inspite of him. He's even up for a Tony.
The band had a great response in NY, a lot of people came to see them again (since they were just there last month). I'll see him again in less than two weeks- I'm going to fly up to Portland/Seattle for Memorial Day weekend and meet up with him again there.

And now for a funny story of my arrival to Philadelphia:
Personally, I've never really been into animal prints. They just aren't really my style. (Well, that's not entirely true- Caleb and I did this horrible matching leopard print look for Senior Homecoming when we were on court. I mean- wow- that's probably one of my top 5 worst outfits of all time and it's in the yearbook for all to see for years to come) So anyway, Caleb had already taken our other luggage filled with merchandise (tshirts, cds and records) to Illinois at the start of the tour. They had reordered some of the shirts and sold out of records, so he asked me to bring some out. Sure, I can handle that. I ask around the office for a medium sized roller bag and this guy says sure, he has a wife and two daughters= plenty of extra luggage. So Thursday morning, he tells me- I'm going to bring you one of my daughter's suitcases. Oh, thanks! That's Awesome. And he says "It's girly too, I think it's zebra print". I gulp (beggars can't be choosers) and think- you know- I've seen a lot of zebra print lately, it's probably in style, that's not too bad, sure. When he comes back with the bag that afternoon, he says, nope he was mistaken, it was leopard print. (Once again, nothing bad with leopard print bags, just not my personal style... considering the above horror outfit story, I have probably been traumatized against the print for life) Thanks! That's awesome! Ok, fast forward to Philadelphia, where I've landed and am now grabbing my bag off the carousel (definitely easy to spot) and heading to the ground transportation desk to inquire about the cost to take a cab to West Chester (a suburb- where the band was playing that night). While I'm waiting for the answer to get radio'd back in, this cabbie looking guy approaches me and asks where I need to go. He talks to Caleb on the phone to get the feel of where this place is and tells me that it'll cost $75. The guy at the desk confirms- $70 plus or minus a few dollars, so I think, ok sure. The "cabbie" (Greek I think) tells Caleb "Ok, I will bring your wife" and slides closed the phone. Caleb called me back a few seconds later saying that he was freaked out that he heard a man say that and then the phone line went dead. He said that he freaked out and thought "I'm never going to see Claire again"
Anyway, so the guy is wheeling my leopard print bag and leading me to his "cab" which turns out to be a 1980's brown stretch limousine. I gasp again. He is putting my bag in the trunk, telling me that I'm getting a deal since he's charging me the cab rate and not the limousine rate, but all I'm thinking is that I'm going to step out of an old brown limousine with my leopard print suitcase in front of the little dive bar where they were playing. HAHAHA What a diva!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

One purple left

Which means I see Caleb tomorrow night! woohoo!

Monday, May 4, 2009

I know you're on the edge of your seats...


WE WON! 12-10!!

I was sooo nervous but it ended up being okay. First inning I played 2nd.
I got a hit in the 2nd inning and made it to 1st base. Unfortunately
the next batter hit a pop up to just behind 1st base... so I had to wait to run- and then once it was dropped I took off to 2nd. Well, I knew the play was coming
my way... I could see the guy getting ready, so I did it- I slid into 2nd... but still got out. I must've learned to slide from Harm and Kaya (or from Haven haha)... because it was totally automatic, I just did it. Ouch. Here is a picture of my battle wound right from the dug out.

WARNING- not for the faint of heart ;) If you look at the sock pulled back, you can actually see the skin that scraped off stuck to it. Yuck!

And here is my wound now, in better lighting.

But yeah, it was a great game. I never got to cross the plate, but I hit every at bat. I got out at 1st once, out at 2nd once, and out at 3rd. Gee whiz... I guess I should work on my base running! I'll be in NY with CB next Monday, so I have 2 weeks til my next game. Maybe I'll start running in the mornings again. hmmm

If I get pics tomorrow from the other players or fans, I'll put them up here so you all can see me in my cute uniform!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Just wanted to give a quick shout out Birthday wish to my mom!
I wish we could be there to celebrate with you!

(sorry no picture, but the one I wanted wouldn't scan in)
But you can see pics of my lovely mom here and read about how she inspires me to be a better person here.

Love you Mom!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!