Thursday, January 31, 2008

More Whistler photos

Check out this link for more pics of Whistler taken by Terri and Tom--they are beautiful. They went on a dog sled adventure and the pups are sooo cute!

Whistler Part 1

A group of us went to Whistler Jan. 23-28 and had an awesome time. I don't even ski and it was still wonderful. So beautiful. One day, Zach and I did go snowshoeing and eventually I will try cross country--nothing downhill though, I'm a baby. Here are a few pics but I'll post more when I get some shots Lorissa took!

The group at the Longhorn Saloon after Day 1 of skiing
Lur and Zach heading back to the condo
Me on our snowshoeing trip
Zach on the snowshoeing trip

Rock Band Craze

So we've all heard about Guitar Hero. . .now they have Rock Band and it seems to be the big Craze with Zach and all his GUY friends. . .they can play it for hours! I'm just not focused enough to concentrate on the screen. I guess they're just livin the dream. :)

I mean look at the concentration.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Take A Picture, It Lasts Longer

I read in my SELF magazine a quote from a gal. "I try to take a few photos a day. They aren't great works of art but they remind me to enjoy life." I thought that was really neat so I went outside and took a picture of the awesome view from my back window.
Sorry I have been so horrible about blogging lately. . .I will be in Whistler so I'm sure I'll have tons to talk about then. :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Mmmn, Mmmn, Good

Amy just sent me this video of Sophia playing with her new kitchen set. I just think it is so cute how children play, their imaginations are hilarious! Whatever she is eating/cooking must be pretty good. . .and it looks like being in the kitchen makes her pretty happy, even if it is messy! HA

Friday, January 4, 2008

Sucker for Questionaires

What did you do in 2007 that you have never done before?
Started working from home—LOVE IT
Did you keep your new year's resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I kept it for a few months (no eating fries ever is really hard). I love resolutions, just like I love these things so of course, go to church more and work out more.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Jinx & Molly, I’m sure there are also a few family friends as well that I am forgetting

Did anyone close to you die?
No—thank Goodness!

What countries did you visit?
I didn’t travel out of the US in 2007
What would you like to have more of in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Square footage in a home, a dishwasher

What date in 2007 will remain etched in your memory?
Hee hee May 5th (my birthday celebration gone wild) and July 14 & 15-STP

Most out of character thing you did in 2007?
Hmmn-I guess that I went to 2 games at Husky Stadium

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Probably riding my bike 208 miles in 2 days--STP.

What was your biggest failure?
I hate the word Failure, fail, failed. . .

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not that I can remember

What was the best thing you bought?
My bike, which my parents ended up helping out with a lot—thanks Mom and Dad!

Where did most of your money go?
As usual, on going out to eat and on wine. Hey, it’s a weakness, some people buy clothes, I go out to eat!

What did you get really really really excited about?
Always my niece, falling in love, starting up biking

What song will always remind you of 2007?
Big Girls Don’t Cry, I couldn’t get enough of that song

Compared to this time last year are you: much happier, much richer, much nicer?
Happier- Yes. I’m in love! Not only with Zach but with my apartment and my job
Richer- we’ll see when I do my taxes but probably pretty similar to last year
Nicer- I always think I become nicer the older I get, at least I hope
What do you wish you done more of?
Travel, cook at home

What do you wish you have done less of?
Hmmn, eat out??? I guess

How did you spend Christmas?
In Olympia with the family opening presents pretty much ALL day

Did you fall in love 2007?

Fave TV show?
Grey’s, HGTV, Top Chef, Project Runway

Hate anyone now that you didn't hate last year?

What was the best book you read this year?
I have a lot of good ones-Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Kite Runner, Water for Elephants

What was your greatest musical discovery?
That I suck at owning a Nano—I have 2 songs uploaded on it right now

What did you want and get?
I always will want a home until I get it, most everything I wanted I got

What were your favorite films this year?
Bourne Ultimatum, I know there were more but can’t think

What did you do on your birthday?
On the actual day-spent it in Oly, the celebration w. friends, we went to Freemont and had Friends Gone Wild

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Certain things getting finalized. . .we’ll leave it at that.

Personal fashion concept of 2007?
Comfort in a cute way (since I’m not required to dress up for work anymore)

What kept you sane?
Working from home

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Fancy…hm, no one.

What political issue stirred you the most?
I know nothing about politics.

Who did you miss?
Jinx & Pete, Sophia (my niece) everyday I don’t see her & Bird!

Who was the best new person you met in 2007?
Hmmn, that’s a hard one, I did love my yoga instructor but she cancelled all the classes she taught so I don’t get to see her anymore. I can’t remember when I met Nick, Kora’s boyfriend, but I think it was in 07’ so definitely him!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007?
To have patience, not over commit and to follow your heart

What are you most excited about in 2008?
Eek, everything!

What are you the least excited about in 2008?
So far, nothing.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Open Your Eyes Shelby

We did it! We got a pic with our eyes open. :)

Cheers to 2008!

Another year gone by! I can't believe it. So, I always make New Year's Resolutions. . .last year, I tried to NOT eat french fries anymore. It worked for 2 full months and then I brought them back into my diet (just not as often as before) :) This year, my big one is to go to church more. I am a Godparent so I figure I should set a better example. I always have one about health or working out so of course I will set a goal to work out more. Here's some pics of us on New Year's, we went to Kora's and to the Paragon on Queen Anne. Then, we walked to the park to watch the fireworks. . .very fun! Happy New Year everyone!

Zach has a hard time smiling with his eyes open, just like my Dad. HA

Nick & Kora ringing in the New Year!

Kora & I showing off our tiaras!