April 26, 2009

We Too Love Tulips

I love flowers! And when I heard on the radio that it was Tulip Festival time, I told Steve that I had to go. The short little trip was worth the traffic and GPS confusion (it took us to the wrong town) and I highly recommend it! Enjoy the following flora photo shoot.

The first tulip we saw...and the giant cinnamon roll we devoured.

This one is called the Ice cream cone

With shades and without

I call this one "The Lone Yellow Soldier"

And this one is titled "Pink and Red"

Steve, I had a great time with you! Thanks for a great weekend! :)

April 13, 2009

One Hat Many Ways :: Jess in Seattle

Keepin' Austin weird with that strange face...and that guy who sneaked into our photo.

At the top of the needle with Jess and Julia


10 on 10: April

April 10th was a perfect day for 10 on 10, which I'm so excited to try out. I was able to capture a little bit of work and a little bit of play. It was so fun to have Jess in town from San Francisco! Here she is, pictured with her Briarcrest sweatshirt (just kidding, it was crazy hair day at school...and this is not Jess).

April 6, 2009

Spring Break and Spring Cleaning

Last week was Spring Break for Shoreline Schools, and instead of jetting off to a warm, sunny climate, I decided to stay here. There was a lot of "me" time, but I truly enjoyed my week off. Some of the highlights were:
  • taking classes at my new gym (I love yoga! but more on that at another time)
  • sleeping in
  • morning lattes and cappuccinos
  • splurging and watching EVERY reality show
  • morning coffee with Jenny, Katie, Jane, and baby Wes and baby Isaiah
  • lunch with Mom
  • hanging out with 17 babies (!) at the Children's Ministry class
  • "bux" with Robin and Steve on a sunny Sunday
  • serving food at Bethany's dinner to cheerful diners
  • and....
Spring Cleaning 2009!!!
Yep, I'm pretty excited about it. I am not the most organized girl, but I do love a good thorough cleaning. I attacked my bedroom, and cleaned for days. The best part was going to IKEA and other home organization stores. Usually I buy things to help myself organize, but they sit there, making more clutter. Not this time! Here are some before and after pictures of my room.





I also found this old picture from my senior year spring break at USD:

BEFORE: Spring Break 2006! and... AFTER: Spring Break 2009!

Just a few notes:

...really only 4 words are necessary: pale as a ghost
You may have already heard me say that it's the new cool thing to be pale. It seems like all of the movie stars are doing it to avoid wrinkles and skin cancer. I swear I've even seen it in fashion magazines. Somebody back me up on this??

Isn't it also funny how Steve and I are posing in front of beers in 2006 and in front of a coffee shop in 2009? That does symbolize our change in lifestyle since college. :)