Saturday, March 28, 2009

You know your pregnant when...

...You burst in to tears at the tenderness of this silly little article. I love this Thai Fireman. He is an example of the wonderful people in this world.

Friday, March 27, 2009


I wanted to do something special for my 100th post; but I couldn't handle the pressure... so check out this blog instead, this chick is awesome.

Here are some flowers I did for a wedding back in July of last year. photo credit: nicole hill

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cupcakes and Safety

Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Mascarpone and Cream Cheese Frosting
Relief Society Birthday Party eat your heart out

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

(from the Joy of Baking, check it out here)

All right I have tried to post this several times but since I don't speak HTML, check out the link for the recipe. You will be so happy that you did.

Jocelyn practices safety first
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Mission

While subbing in Primary today, we were informed that there was a natural gas leak at the Stake Center and that the whole building was being evacuated.
So.... church was over about an hour in a half early. (Everything is fine, 911's standard procedure is to send four trucks to the scene and clear the buildings for an hour before everyone could be let back in. All other wards ran as scheduled.)
Anyway, Ben and I decided to check out the Santa Barbara Mission during our newly acquired free time. We were unable to go through the chapel because of Mass but we had a lovely time walking around the 200+ year building.

Friday, March 20, 2009

A day at the Castle

For our anniversary yesterday, Ben took Jocelyn and I to Hearst Castle. It was magical.
The day started with breakfast at Cajun Kitchen (0ur favorite breakfast joint) and then we drove up Hwy 1 to Cambria where we stopped at this beautiful little garden with wind chimes and fairy statues. Jocelyn loved it.
The Castle was such a treat, granted we missed most of the tour because Jocelyn did not find the 16th century statues all that interesting, plus she really wanted to swim in the big pool. Everything was so detailed and beautiful and the views were breathtaking.
We ended the day at my childhood restaurant the Sea Shanty with a monster sized helping of Cayucos Crunch.
It was perfect.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

4 Years

4 years ago I married my best friend. It was the best decision I have ever made.
Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Pier II

Me and my belly hiding behind my sweatshirt

My handsome husband and tired bug
On our way back to the car there was this crazy guy on roller skates who was skating around with a boombox and hoola hoops. The lady in black was going crazy. It was very Santa Monica Pier.

The Pier

In the few months leading up to our departure back east. Ben and I have decided to become tourists in Santa Barbara. Our first stop- Stearns Wharf aka The Pier
A quick stop at the skate board park. Jocelyn could not get enough.
I think we are in trouble when she gets older.
I am getting too pregnant to carry her everywhere so we use the Monkey backpack. She normally loves it but today she pretty much just wanted me.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I want LOTS of these

These are solar powered globes to hang in your trees. I found them here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jason's weird little treasure

Living with my brother Jason comes with its share of benefits, yummy cooking, enlightened Baltic polka, and his collection of strange and wonderful treasures.
Needless to say Jocelyn enjoys having him around.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bet you can't do this in Maryland in March

Gio and Zeke came by to visit and joined us in the pool for a little pre-spring pool party. How I will miss those Santa Barbara summer days in winter.