July 20, 2011

Visit Cousin Steven and Meet a Winery Cat

My Cousin Steven is pretty Awesome, but so is this cat we met at a winery near his house in Santa Rosa

July 12, 2011

To Heather from Santa

Heather got a really cool Artists backpack from Santa this year. See we didnt see her for Xmas, so she got it when she was with us on New Years Day.

July 11, 2011

Heather's Art

Heather and I collaborated on the concept for her Sweet 16 Birthday Party invitations. I suggested she draw a picture of herself and this is what she came up with- I love it!

July 10, 2011


Looks like I am finally winding down on 2010 photos...here are some shots from Xmas day at the home of our cousins near Sacramento. Most notable is the photo of Garrett, Wes and Mimi (RIP).
I was not feelin Xmas as much this past year but wes put up the little fiber-optic tree

my sis made this cute lamp for us

love love love this shot

bil and soon to be sil

cousin theresa making something delicious

July 8, 2011


So sometime in early to mid December I was driving home from visiting friends in SF and it was raining...I was on I-80 East in the leftmost lane when I recall traffic coming to a stop...not too suddenly but I recall having to put some pressure on my breaks to stop maybe 6 to 12 inches behind the SUV in front of me. Within seconds I was hit from behind. I think I was in disbelief for a few seconds, then I did a quick self-check to make sure I was okay. The airbags did not deploy, but the car behind me made me hit the car in front of me. I immediately call Wes and then the man in the car in front of me came up to me to make sure I was okay. I asked if he called police and he said no, so I did. Then I got out on the left side where there was no traffic and saw that there were in fact two cars behind me involved in addition to the one front of me. It was a small young girl in a big dodge truck, then a fancy SUV, then me in my Malibu Maxx and another SUV. Police came, told us to stay in our cars and when they determined that everyone was able to drive they lead us to a spot off the freeway (where Wes met me) to get all the info. Oddly enough the officer I talked to recognized my Academy jacket and asked if I worked there- I knew his sister, a former coworker! I was very shaken and very sad to see my car in such condition. To make a long story short the car was totaled and we bought a used Saturn View on December 31.

July 4, 2011

Cute Cats and Cupcakes

Mister is a ham, but I like the progression of these sawyer pics

July 1, 2011

cupcakes and stuff

on Halloween jenai and randy and dan and amber came over to watch the giants game. jenai showed me how to make rainbow cupcakes and we used leftover batter to make halloween themed mini cakes and other weird creations