Monday, May 31, 2010
Despite Ryan's never ending sickness :( we were able to enjoy the long weekend. Neither one of us worked (well I did about 2 hours worth of work this evening while he made dinner). We sort of flew by the seat of our pants in terms of solidified plans. Most importantly, we had a bonding 3 days which was, in my opinion, critical.
LA Zoo I am a little Meerkat (haha)
Friday was kicked off with a casual dinner and snuggling on the couch while watching the NBA play-offs. Saturday consisted of sleep, the LA Zoo, Sunset Boulevard cruising to see the homes of the stars, Chipotle (our fave!), and an amazing movie Invictus.
Two things to note here:
1. we are investing in the map of the stars business as the dang thing costs $5 to get.
2. to be truly inspired by one man who changed a country, watch Invictus.
Casa de Katy Perry
Casa de Brangelina
Moving onto Sunday...we enjoyed a late start with breakfast then church. Next we stopped off for a sweet treat at Starbuck's and headed to the beach. So refreshing to just spend time with our toes in the sand, bikini on, reading the latest news and gossip, and listening to the ocean waves crash against the rocks. We finished up the evening with a bbq at Timmy & Autumn's. I am going to take a moment to note that the girls WON catch phrase. 2 games to 0. Boom!
And today, after a minor hiccup, we were very productive in preparing ourselves for the week and taking a mini-hike to give thanks for God's beautiful creation.
I am almost certain that this weekend saved my sanity...
Friday, May 28, 2010
A morning run on the slopes in my Mammoth home
Followed by throwing on my teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini
And laying out on my amazing deck overlooking Lake Geneva
(in Geneva, Switzerland of course)
With a McD's Mocha Frappe in hand
As well as a slice of delicious cake
Before I slip on my lovely white dress
Then enjoy some night time dancing
Plus several adult beverages
Maybe a little sweet treat before heading home
To snuggle up to my Baby Beau
Getting tucked in by my doves
(and hope to have sweet dreams)
What would you do?
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The French Open kicks off the Grand Slam season. I love all things French so I love this tournament. The red clay has always been a favorite of mine. Sliding around the court, the dust sweeping up onto my shoes. Ohhhh j'aime le tennis!
In the 2010 French Open, my good friend Jesse Witten was able to qualify and play the first round. He was defeated by Marcos Baghdatis (one of my faves), but to play in a Grand Slam period is an honor. Heck, to play in the quals is an honor in my book.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to watch any of the Open (although I do occasionally peek on the scoreboard via my computer at work). I am hoping this 3 day weekend brings relaxation, wine, and tennis!
Lord knows I need a vacation...wink, wink to my little loves dove!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Take a look at how Beaumont has grown!
A few months old in Chicago
Holiday Pet Parade with his gf Kahlua
2nd Birthday party in san Diego
Cruisin' the Pacific
Counter top at Sammy's house
1st Birthday in Chi-town
Lounging in Culver City
Uncle Benny's house in Chi
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I also have nightmares about riding bikes ever since my "great wreck" in 1993. You know the wreck where my so-called friend let me ride the rusty old bike with no brakes in sandals down a steep, steep hill as a car was coming. Trying to avoid the head on collision with a car, I did what any other 10 year old would do and ran myself right into a wooden fence and metal grill. My arm looked like something out of a pre-med case study. Diagnosis: severly broken. Awesome.
So needless to say, when I was re-introduced to the cycling life by my adorable boyfriend, I was less than thrilled (although I must say he did look quite cute in his Lance Armstrong get up). As we made our list of stuff to accompish for the year, Amgen Tour of California made the list. I signed us up to volunteer and the rest is history.
The tour is an 8 stage race from the Northern part of CA down to the Southern part. Stage 7 in downtown Los Angeles was what they call a time trial. A 20.9 mile loop, with riders going off every minute, through the streets of downtown passing all the highlights of the city. We were assigned as Course Marshalls meaning that we basically had crowd control around "the climb".
The intensity, skill level, and training that goes into these races is astounding. I definitely did not have a clear understanding of this concept, but I have a large appreciation for it now. And I think I might have a Lance-wanna be on my hands!
Check out the pics below!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Then on a sunny summer day, her handsome prince appeared oh so subtly. He didn't make a grand entrance. He didn't create a scene. He just appeared and made her at peace. He was everything that the princess dreamed he would be and more.
Soon after, the prince realized that the princess was the most amazing blessing to happen to him. She cared for him, challenged him, and loved him more than anything or anyone in the whole world. The prince decided to sweep the princess off her feet and elope in a far away island.
Today the prince and princess now reign as king and queen with two little princes and two little princesses. And they continue to live happily ever after.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
My patience is on the thinnest of ice right now in terms of work...which will eventually leak to other aspects of my life. I hate when that happens. Really I do.
My phone rings off the hook. My email gets slammed. I have the ability to accumulate 10 to 15 voicemails in a 3 minute period. I average over 200 emails daily, on a slow day.
And I love when someone comes with the sarcastic comment of "oh so glad I finally got a voice, I have been calling all day." Well yes ma'am when there are 35,000 members and only one of me it makes it quite difficult at times.
Can someone please sign me up for a tropical island home in the Pacific on the beach with a cocktail in one hand, a book in the other, a fabulous tan, a pair of smashingly-fashionable sunglasses, a teeny weeny bikini, and the love of my life applying my tanning oil on my shoulders?
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Baby Bishop playing with the tennis ball
Love my newphew
Mrs. Thompson, Kara, & I
Daddy-O & my sweets
Sissys and sister-in-law to be
Bourbon Tasting at the Chapeze House
Love him so much
Some fine gentlemen
Lee Women + Me