Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We are off!

Happy New Year to everyone!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A work in progress

Brandon and I have been blessed to be able to spend a lot of time together this holiday season. Usually Brandon is a work-a-holic, but this year he has taken some much needed time off for the holidays. My mom got us some NYC inspired Christmas gifts, and one of them was this puzzle. It is definitely a work in progress and we have been working on it all weekend. Brandon has faith that we will finish it before we leave for NY on Wednesday. Stay tuned for the finished product!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

From the past

I came home the other night and Brandon had laid out ornaments on the coffee table that I didn't recognize. We had already decorated our tree so I immediately thought he must have gone and and bought more. He then informed me that when he was visiting his dad's house he found some old things of his including beautiful ornaments from former students back when he taught pre-school at Rancho Viejo. Some of them were handmade and all of them were given with love.
It touched me. Here is my favorite one!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Going to New York!

(This is Brandon's very first post...
He didn't feel the need to write anything,
he just said he wanted to show his Yankee pride)

In the Christmas Spirit

I haven't really been in the Christmas spirit yet,
but I think I'm coming around now that we have our tree.
It just so happens that Brandon and I finally decided to go out and get a tree on the rainiest day of the season so far. It was a disaster during the day but we got a great outcome! I even put Christmas lights up on our balcony!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Friday, December 11, 2009

My daily drive

Although I have a pretty rough drive to work, one of the great things about it is I get the station Air 1 (90.1) clear as day on the radio almost all the way through. I love listening to worship music! The other day, on my nightly drive home, I heard this great new Christmas song from the band Capital Lights. Its called "His Favorite Christmas Story". It has such a sweet story to it, it truely made me smile.

You can listen here!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The end of 2009

The end of the year is almost upon us and we decided to end it with a bang with a Happy New Years trip to New York City. We are so looking forward to a great trip with great friends and fabulous festivities.

...A gift from Brittany from her last trip...
...our travel documents...
...a map of the city...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Thanks

I love this time of year!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Chargers vs. Raiders

A couple of Sundays ago, it was all about the Raiders and the Chargers. Brandon, Jared, Darla and I were ready for some football! A beautiful day in San Diego with family and friends. Thanks for the tickets dad!

All dressed up

I'm a little late in posting pics of Halloween, but here they are! We had a fantastic time at a fabulous Halloween party!

Gangsters, 1920's style


The guys

The girls

One big happy family!

Pumpkin carving and Trick-or-treating

Pumpkin carving extravaganza at the Lohman's was successful! Everybody came, everyone had fun, and everyone carved great pumpkins!

To start off Halloween night we did a little trick-or-treating with the family. Ewan was Nemo, Divot was Bruce, and Audra was a mermaid. Candy all around!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October is almost over

Let the holiday festivities begin! Halloween is just around the corner and we made sure to take part in all the classics. First, picking out the perfect pumpkin at Peltzer Farm.

Brandon claimed his pumpkin right away

Still trying to pick the perfect one

Ewan found a little golfing buddy to join in with his excitement about the pig races

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Angels vs. Yankees
Brandon and I get very competitive when our favorite teams play each other. All in good fun! Go Angels!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sister sweater swap

My first party at our new place was a success! Katrina got all of us sisters together to have a sister sweater swapping/martini drinking/Sex and the City movie watching party. We all had so much fun!

Vogue pose

Silly sisters

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back on Track

Brandon and I have been super busy the last couple of weeks moving into our new place. We just finished putting things together and decorating this weekend. We simply love spending time together in our new place! Here are some of my favorite elements about our new home.

Our view

A little touch of the season, thanks Katrina!

New bath fixtures

Plenty of room for all my shoes