Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Here is a picture of the brush fire that started on Friday morning. Our house is down this burning hill and across the street, so they evacuated us & turned off our water on Friday in the late morning. We weren't really in any danger, the fire wasn't super close, but the air was filled with smoke and you could actually see the flames of the fire as it spread down the hill. It was pretty crazy. Luckily, we were able to get back into our house by that evening.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Today to celebrate the "holiday" and the beautiful 85 degree weather, we went to Avila Barn (which has a petting zoo and lots of treats). Brecken loved the animals and Tim & I loved the fudge!
In other news, I have been "tagged" (thanks, Camie) and, thus, must post 7 previously unknown facts about myself, so here goes:
1. Brecken doesn't call me "mama," he very clearly (and loudly) calls me "Arya."
2. I have run 2 marathons: Kansas City, MO 2003 and Logan, UT 2004.
3. I am obsessed with my split ends. I can spend hours looking for split ends, literally.
4. I like creepy TV shows, such as Dexter and The Sopranos.
5. I have been married for 4 1/2 years.
6. Tim & I were married in the Denver, CO temple.
7. I have moved 11 times in my life, not including college (17 times if you count college).
Now, I get to pick 7 people to tag, who have to post 7 unknown facts about themselves. My choices are (drumroll, please): Elizabeth Z., Carolynn C., Amy V., Kiwi A., Vanessa S., Lindsey W., and Brooke J.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
We went hiking, went to Pike Place Market (where we saw them actually throw fish), rode a ferry, went to the top of the Columbia Tower (taller than the Space Needle--and cheaper), went to the Science Museum, went to an island, and had lots of good food. It was a perfect vacation...except that traveling threw off Brecken's schedule and he got back at us by giving up sleep altogether.
We also stayed with Tim's sister, Alyson, and her family, the Sweetnams. Thanks to Alyson's Korean roots, we got to eat authentic Korean food, shop at a Korean market, and watch Korean soaps (shockingly, even more cheesey than American ones). I found out I like "Milkis" (soda plus milk: 2 things I don't normally like that taste really good together). And Kacy, Michael & Bailey were so great w/ Brecken!
You will notice Brecken is looking very alert after snacking on the local berries. He's such a good boy, but a much more difficult traveler than he used to be. He screamed for about 30 mins. straight on the plane (which was delayed an hour and a half), much to the joy of our fellow passengers.
Monday, August 4, 2008
She's been my nanny all summer and I honestly don't know what I'll do without her. As it turns out, good help is hard to come by. Almost as hard as quality childcare. She has seriously been a lifesaver. I am so sad to see her leave. Thanks a million for all your hard work, Amy!
Here we are hiking Bishop's Peak, Amy's favorite pasttime. :)
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Brecken celebrated his 1st birthday on May 1st. His golden birthday was his first birthday, crazy. He is one year old now, which seems amazing. It's gone by so fast, but at the same time I can hardly remember a time without him in my life. What an amazing baby he is.
He had party cake, chocolate cake and mint ice cream. Shockingly, he likes chocolate!
Monday, April 14, 2008
In March, I went to visit one of my favorite people, Elizabeth (and of course, Tommy & Jason). We had a great time. Jason did not really know what to think of a wild man like Brecken. Brecken sort of terrorized Jason by taking his toys and talking loudly at inopportune times. But I'm sure in a couple years, Jason will appreciate my party boy, right?
Brecken and I went for a little hike with some friends to see the elephant seals during their prime mating season. There were tons of them! Brecken liked the hike, but didn't care about the seals that much.