Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mini fruit tart

This fruit tart was awesome, I don't often pass on brownies, but today it was worth it.

We had an employee appreciation potluck today. We even played an epic game of Pictionary.

I honestly was having a really tough time this morning, but the potluck turned my day around.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Zebras and hearts

I spent a good amount of time working on beads today. The best part is I made lots of beads, the unfortunate part is now I have lots of beads to clean.

I am still learning how to make hearts, they will get better!

Today was just a productive day; now I am going to watch TV and work on my blanket.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Museum events

The museum is about to open a new hall and we went to a pre-opening members only event last night.

The paleontology hall is amazing. There was so much information, Adam and I can't wait to go back and spend more time there.

Plus we got to see some magic, courtesy of Ben Jackson!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Something to aspire to...

I got a beautiful necklace today. This fish bead is really cool and the nerd in me is already dissecting it to figure out how to make it.

One day I'll make lots of fish beads and hopefully their fins won't break.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Too many strawberries...

Adam and I finished two pounds of strawberries in two days and look what happened....

Monday, May 21, 2012


Every time I take Sterling to the park on a walk I look for ducklings. I finally saw two yesterday (disclaimer: I don't know if these are ducks or something else).

I was so excited to see the little ones. I just couldn't figure out where their mom was.

I hope these little ones make you smile too!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sterling Sunday

Today we took Sterling to the park to watch the beginning of the solar eclipse. It was too bad the sun set before the full eclipse happened, it made us really wish we were in Albuquerque.

Here's a picture of the sunset, the eclipse had started but you can't tell from the picture. Plus the my favorite picture of Sterling from the week, bonus points because Adam is in it!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New teddy bear?

Adam decided if Sterling didn't want to cuddle he would find something to hold this morning. I found him sleeping with Sterling's Mickey!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy hour yoga

I was in my yoga class today, thinking about how to take a picture of me touching my toes. I recently started yoga again and am so happy I can touch my toes. I honestly can't remember the last time I was able to touch my toes.

However, the yoga studio is currently celebrating its second birthday and so they are giving away things.

Today I won a candle that smells like birthday cake! I was so excited to win!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Random assortment of yummies

I like to have a variety of foods when I eat, and sometimes Adam thinks I am weird. My lunch today was a perfect example of picking anything that looked good in the fridge and making it a meal.

My lunch today was great! I even took my time eating and watched an entire episode of Mad men. Usually I eat in five minutes but I really took my time today.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I made a friend!

I was spending some time outside when this guy came up and said "hi." I am surprised my phone didn't scare it away.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Glad to be home!

Vacations are wonderful, but it is always nice to come home and sleep on your own bed.

It is really nice to be home!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sterling Sunday!

Since Sterling is not with us, I wanted to share one of my favorite photos of him. There are so many, but this photo helped inspire my "happy memories" folder on my phone.

I can't wait to see my little guy!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Sometimes when the bad news keeps coming in you just have to have a calm dinner with family!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The result

This morning I was able to pick up my bowl before we left Rhode Island. I think it is beautiful!

I wish I could say it was all my work but honestly my teacher did much of it. I hope everyone comes to see it in person.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I love dogs

It is no secret, I love dogs. I point them out everywhere, and now Adam tries to find them before me.

We have stayed at a wonderful Bed and Breakfast this vacation. I really can't say enough positive things about our stay here. But one of my favorite things is the owner's dog, Cody. I made sure to pet this dog everyday of our stay.

Meet Cody of the Cliffside Inn!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sterling Sunday!

I almost forgot about Sterling.

This was taken earlier in the week, while Adam was relaxing with the pup.

Changing the focus

Today started off really tough, I found out a good friend of mine from high school passed away. Her funeral was yesterday. Although we had drifted apart in time she was a very important part of my life and she was a wonderful person.

However I needed to get on with my day and look for things that would make me smile. That is what the blog is about for me: changing the focus, telling Adam some of my favorite memories of her and laughing.

It also helps to be on vacation and have a wonderful view!

One picture is from our walk today and the other picture is from my salad at dinner. The beautiful purple flower reminds of Larissa, and her beautiful eyes.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


After a long day of traveling, we were treated to an AMAZING meal. The entire meal including dessert was a treat.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lots of beads

I spent a large part of the evening cleaning beads today, and this is the result of my labor. The group of beads on the top are the ones I made in my class and the group on the bottom is what I've been making lately at home.

Which is your favorite? Or even favorite color?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I finally got some strawberries from the plant in my backyard. They are small, but I am still proud of them.

Here's hoping they go well with the blueberries I got at the store for dessert.

Strawberries are a fruit that always make me think of sitting down with my mom in the evenings and dipping them in sugar.