Big Changes! Oh and More Pictures

Jan 26, 2014

It’s funny how much your life can change in less than a week. Looks like I am moving on and up in my career. I got a great job offer this last week. I’ll be sad to leave behind my coworkers, but I’m excited for the new opportunity! I can’t wait to get in and get to work. I’m going to be learning so much, and being the nerd that I am, I’m stoked. I just wish I could start sooner, but I have to do what I have to do and wrap up loose ends for my old job. Yay for the future!

So it’s been a week since my last post, lets see if I can sort all my pictures out.

Day 20 – Daughter again, but come on! She’s adorable.




Day 21 – A job offer!


Day 22 – Ok so she’s my go to picture. But I am thankful for her everyday. Maybe I should get more creative?


Day 23 –  I just like seeing double numbers on the clock :). 11:11


Day 24 – More adorable.


Day 26 – I finally got to see the otters at the zoo. They’re always hiding. I love them.



Adventures and Nerdness

Jan 19, 2014

I feel like I’ve been geeky this week – don’t judge (unless your judgement = love).

Day 16 – My Hearthstone Beta


Day 17 – My Doctor Who lunch date with Lucca (the show per her request btw, proud mama here).


Day 18 – Taking my daughter to her first movie at the theater – dawwwww!


Day 19 – Zoo Day – thankful to my parents for getting us a pass so we can take her to see her monkeys and I can watch the seals and sea lions



One of those days

Jan 15, 2014

Had some trouble coming up with things to be thankful for today. So of course it will be the Lucca again. She can make me smile any day (even if she has been part of the problem with her trouble making toddler ways).

Day 15 – dancing monkey jammies for my dancing monkey (have I mentioned she loves monkeys?).


Week 2 on the Photo Thing

Jan 14, 2014

Ok so I’m still taking pictures…let’s get to it!

Day 8 – Even though my job stresses me out sometimes, I still love what I do. CSS Geek!


Day 9 – Grateful for the chance to show my baby how to build a snowman


Day 10  – I may be a loner, but I’m thankful for nights out with friends.


Day 11 – Out of the blue toddler performances. Where does she come up with this stuff? I’m amazed everyday.



Day 12 – Story time at the library! I love seeing her have fun out there.


Day 13 – Toddler outfits, how amazing is this one!?


Day 14 – Banana Bread! I don’t make it very often but I love it.


Some More

Jan 08, 2014

Seeing as it’s been one week and I’ve already failed at posting the pictures daily you can pretty much expect it to be par for the course. I have however been taking the photos, so that’s a tiny victory. Here’s my update for the last few days.

Day 5 – I love good children’s books.


Day 6 – My wonderful little family. Love it when she snuggles up to daddy.


Day 7 – Look at that silly girl. So glad I get to see her adventures everyday.


The Picture Plan

Jan 02, 2014

I’ve decided to try a thing I heard about recently: take a picture everyday of something I am thankful for. I take plenty of pictures all the time on my phone so maybe I can do it. I’ll post them here as a way to keep track. Here’s yesterday’s and today’s.


Happy new year! A great way to start the year cuddling with my sweet sleeping baby.


Cousin time. The girls are doing they’re hair. So grateful to have my niece come visit and spend quality time with my daughter.

New Things Are Coming

Oct 31, 2013

I’ve been so busy lately with work and family and reading and pretty much doing anything but pay attention to my site.

But that’s changing. I’ve been working on an updated design, and some major recoding, and I have a new domain name. Hopefully I will have time to make that happen soon.

I also have a couple sites I’m building for people other than myself…amazing!! Hopefully I will get those finished soon as well.

In the meantime – Happy Halloween! Here’s an adorable baby ‘panaber.’


Some Politics and a Baby

Nov 11, 2012

If you don’t want to read what I have to say about politics (written only because I needed to get it out of my system and this is my blog, so if you don’t like it, go look at cute pictures elsewhere), then skip the next three paragraphs. I’ll let you know when its over.


The 2012 elections are finally over, which means no more political ads for a while, which is exciting. But while I thought the worst was over on Wednesday, instead the most hateful comments from friends were just waiting  for after the election. Sore losers are sore… and annoying. I want to keep liking these people. Personally I am pleased with the election results, but even if it hadn’t gone my way I wouldn’t be insulting everyone who won because I can’t handle my disappointment like an adult. Its a simple matter of mutual respect and I find it very hard to respect some of my friends and acquaintances and their viewpoints when they send out so much negativity and unprovoked generalized attacks. I guess that’s what I get for living in Utah where my political views make me the minority. But a little decency doesn’t seem like so much to ask for.

I guess for now I can take my solace in the fact that I won’t be living here forever, and hey my guy did win, so I guess I’m not alone in my “idiocy” since more than half the country agrees with me. And you know what? I can feel better that my daughter will be growing up in a world that (at least for the next four years) actually values the environment and is working to preserve it for her future. That’s what is important to me. So if my well thought out decision based on environment and social betterment makes me the stupid one then so be it.

I don’t believe that either side is completely right, or that either side is completely wrong, all I can do is make my decisions based on what I want to see for our future. I shouldn’t be derided for participating in the system the way I’m meant to. I don’t feel like I need to agree with everyone, and I can respect that people I love and care about have different values than I do. That’s what makes this whole thing work. What I do feel is that those things shouldn’t be divisive. Defaulting to insults and name calling degrades everyone involved.


There now that wasn’t so bad, here are pictures of an adorable baby as a reward. This weekend was her first snow storm. She didn’t know quite what to make of the world turning white and cold. She didn’t seem bothered until she stuck her hand in it and realized that the cold wasn’t going to go away.  There are also a couple pictures of my pretty little fairy child on Halloween.

Have I mentioned she’s crawling now too? Yeah, that’s happening. Between her and the rabbit, and her providing the rabbit with things, everything is being destroyed. Good thing they’re so cute.

We also took a trip to the Utah Natural History Museum this weekend. They’ve moved since the last time I was there and it was awesome. There are some pictures of Lucca and the dinosaurs here too (and a sabertooth cat). We had so much fun.

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6 Months

Sep 20, 2012

I can’t even believe my little girl is 6 months old as of yesterday. She’s just cruising right along, and she’s learning new things almost every day it feels like. Just today she figured out how to sit up on her own. She can pull herself up, she’s almost crawling, she sits in a high chair when we go out to eat. She thinks she’s big stuff and can do whatever she wants (and for the most part she’s right). She’s just so dang cute and smart, how can we tell her no? Here are some pictures of her day at the park yesterday.  She’s not too spoiled is she?

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