Sunday, September 23, 2007

This week I was....

Still trying to learn to appliqué.

Visiting family in San Diego!

Watching the Air Races.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Animation Mentor

Shane received his log in information for Animation Mentor today. The first day of school is October 1st and we are both really excited. There is something about the beginning of a school year and the hopes for the future that just get me through all the potential stress and lack of family time. I am so proud of him for working hard AND committing to school. Right now I feel like such a lucky lady.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

This week I was....

Teaching myself to appliqué

Working on an embroidery gift

Going to swim lessons with Sydney

Watching The Office: Season Three with Shane

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Hot Hot Hot

We had a heatwave here in Southern California last week. Fortunately, we had already planned a trip to Hartland Camp with some friends. No television + no phones + cooler weather = good times. We played boardgames, went on walks, took naps, and ate tons of food. A special thanks to the Koops for the hospitality! When we finally returned home it was over 100 degrees
inside our apartment and we were even more thankful for the long weekend away.

Shane and Jeremy helping Sydney play basketball.

Sydney taking a break during a walk through the camp. She was sure she could do it all on her own but decided to let us help in the end.

I love moments like this with Shane and Sydney. Needless to say it was a much needed break from the grind of things. I hope you all stayed cool too.

Friday, September 7, 2007


Photographs that capture life are just amazing. More specifically, photos that show the essences of Sydney are the best. Shane captures many beautiful pictures and they just inspire me to learn more about photography and creative ways of displaying life. Maybe I will try to do a fun scrapbook-type display of them soon. These are just a couple to enjoy but I am sure there will be new ones occasionally. Enjoy!!

This one is from Andrew, a photographer who took Sydney's pictures for her birthday.