Resisting break room cookies

Reasons why I should/could eat one of these Girl Scout Samoas aka Carmel deLites sitting in the "please help your self" spot in our break room :

1. Taste of childhood nostalgia

2. I burned off calories already this morning doing yoga

3. If it was a Thin Mint I would have to have at least 5

4. It doesn't have peanut butter, and isn't part of the current pb warnings

5. Coconut has important nutritional value

6. It might leave my sweet tooth satisfied all day

7. Eating one will get one step closer to getting this box out of the break room

8. Make Jill and Mrs. Hunt proud

Reasons why I shouldn't eat one:

1. I don't like coconut or Samoas

Therefore, I believe (as the box is clearly reminding me), it will take me courage, confidence, and character NOT to eat one. Wonder if those reminders would hold up if on a Thin Mint box?

Mammoth (Part 1: Robot Love)

Since I am still sick (last week I had a head cold and this week I have the flu [as confirmed by Mammoth Mountain urgent care]) I barely have enough energy or enthusiasm to write about our recent trip snowboarding to Mammoth Mountain [as Tim deems one of his "favorite new places in California"]. I plan to, but just not yet. Instead I would like pose a question. Before our trip Tim convinced me that we both needed snowboarding helmets. Of course I laughed at the thought, but then when he brought HIS helmet home, fully equipped with an ipod hookup with internal speakers inside (!!!!) I OBVIOUSLY needed one too.. I told Tim I was going to look like a robot, and he assured me I would look cool in my new helmet...

Do you think I had a point?

Don't you think my picture would work perfectly here

Clare's and Craig's wedding in Indiana

At the end of January Tim and I headed to Indiana for my cousins Clare's wedding to her new husband Craig. The wedding was at a beautiful venue called Riverwalk Lodge. I presume usually during the summer the lodge is over a stunning river, but since her wedding was on January 31, this beautiful river was frozen over, with fresh snow covering it! It was completely stunning and a big change from the 80 degree weather we were leaving in Ventura. Clare was a beautiful bride and the wedding was really touching. I loved the music that she selected for the ceremony.. in particular the music that kicked off the ceremony.. I believe it was Ben Harper.. VERY fitting! It was great to catch up with the family and see everyone. Cassie and Carrie are both pregnant and I am so excited for both of them! One of my favorite moments of the wedding is when I found out that Chris Krack had Scissor Sister "Don't Feel Like Dancing" on his ipod and that just made the night! The wedding DJ borrowed the song, and we ended the wedding with a all out dance party to this song, which everyone left at the wedding joined in (including my aunt Ruth and Mama)! It was so fun!

We also got to catch up with Tim and Jenn Fickle, who we hadn't seen since their wedding back in Indiana! We stayed with them in their cute house and met their sweet cats and we got to play a lot of Wii! They introduced us to Wii fit, where we did yoga (I got so sweaty I had to change). Also for the record my Wii age is 27 (one year less then my real age). I also really enjoyed the hula hooping and Tim was really good at the boxing. We also got to play Wii at my uncle Stan and Aunt Fran's house when they had us over for dinner the first night we were there. We did lots of bowling and boxing. I have to mention that when my grandma was given the opportunity to bowl a frame, she took it.. AND she bowled a STRIKE the very first shot! It was so great to see my grandma bowl on Wii!! Incredible! It was also great to see Arin Graves and her son who I (finally) got to meet and she (finally) got to meet Tim! What a sweetie!!! We had a great short little trip for Clare's wedding and we always have a fun time when we visit Indiana!
Before the wedding on the riverwalk

Gorgeous setting!

Chuck walking Clare down the isle

Father daughter dance

Jenn and Tim

Mama and me

Uncle Stan, Mama, Me and Aunt Ruth

Superbowl? What Superbowl?

Honestly, this past Superbowl was the best Superbowl Sunday all season (and probably the best Superbowl day EVER)! Annett and I were cheering so loud, I think I lost my voice. Actually we weren't cheering for the football game (or even watching for that matter) we were ohh and awwing over our supercute, creative, valentine's day crowns we made for our nieces Emily and Elena! Shhhh its a surprise! Thanks for taking this on with me Annett! Can't wait to do our next project!

Time flies when your backs to the game.

Nothing like a little wine and some pink felt and buttons to make us happy!
Rulers are not just for Tim anymore!

Our finished crowns -- even with velcro closure!

Volia! Valentines Day Crowns for the girls! They turned out so cute!