Thursday, December 11, 2008

I got ELF'd!

Nathan and I volunteer at our church's high school group. This week we had a "surprise" video....the youth pastor did that ELF website thingy and ELF'd Nathan, Jenni, Derek, Alex, and myself. Carlos should get an 'A' in facebook lerking b/c he picked perfect faces for the site......pls tell me you at least laughed. =)

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Monday, December 8, 2008

'Tis the Season light of the craziness of the holiday, I thought everyone could appreciate this great reminder to keep our insanity in check. For some reason I'm not sick of this clip yet, and I've seen it 3 times. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Please Pray for My Friend Sarah

A friend that I used to work with when I was on staff with Real Life (she was on staff in NY) was hit from behind by a hit and run driver on Monday night in Orlando, FL. The site below gives more details, but please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Sarah's Caring Bridge Site

Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Ice Rink: Union Square San Francisco

This weekend, Nathan, Gloria and I drove into the city to skate outdoors in Union Square.

Dude, it really was the perfect evening. No traffic on the way. Parked easily. Got to cut the entire line with our online tickets (which they weren't supposed to do but they did it for us!). Skating was to a great mix of music, not the annoying stuff at the Easy Street Rink in Simi. Well, probably most things beat that horrible rink, but I had to make the point. I love skating outside, especially at night! Yay! Anyway, the backdrop couldn't have been better: Macy's display, Union Square Christmas Tree, Tiffany's, Sax Fifth Avenue, etc. Here are some fun pix. We ended the night with dinner on top of Macy's. So great.

Nathan and I after trying to take a million skating action shots that failed.

If you look closely, Hotel Huntington is in the left background...It's where we stayed on our first anniversary. Great place.

Glor and I on the ice.

Yay for family!

Glor and I from the top of the Macy's Department store.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Our First Thanksgiving

Nathan and I hosted our first Thanksgiving this year.
It was somewhat by accident, but in the end was really a great time. I had to show off my table setting b/c for one, it was beautiful, and two, it was filled with wedding gifts! Note the lovely china, blown glass candlesticks, Simon Pierce bowl used as the centerpiece, the napkin rings and our silverware. All wedding presents! So, technically, our friends helped us set the table. It's really kinda neat!! :-)

We made our first turkey together and it turned out scrumptious! (Though, technically it was my second turkey because my first attempt was during my junior year of college when my roommate and I decided to host Thanksgiving for 10 friends in our apartment in West Village. That was a good turkey too!) We also made the stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes all from scratch. Yum! Anyway, it was a good time with my in-law's and a couple friends. Can't wait to see what next year brings! Hopefully other reasons to bring out the china!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

sad day

today i found out that friend of mine is moving. this isn't all that unusual in the life of a twenty-something gal, this day in age! people move in and out of our lives like craziness. the part that makes it so sad for me is this is someone i have finally re-connected with after years of silence. we are both married now, live in the bay area after growing up in SoCal, and our husbands even get along with each other...heck, they're basically friends now. it's like ARGH...WHY, God, WHY!? i'm having one of those moments where I'm so totally thrilled for my friend and her husband's opportunity (which really is GREAT), but also at the same time feeling so sad and angry that it has to happen. this happened 8 years ago, under much much different circumstances, with this same friend. i don't think i cried about it last time because of my pride and my anger. tonight i did...because of my sadness and my joy.

anyway....this post didn't make much sense, but it's where i'm at. more later on the retreat that happened this past weekend. it was good.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


So, I've had this blog now for over a year....notice how much I use it! yeah, it's pretty lame. Anyway, I've blogged on and off since 2001 and it's kind of sad that it's become such a low priority for me. It's a great way to keep in touch with family and friends that live far away, and it's a lot of fun--more personal than facebook (though this is linked to facebook). Anyway, I'm pondering the return, or actual start, of my first blog as a married lady. Should it happen??

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

the inaugural post

I've had this blog since the summer (2007), but never posted in it. Oops!