Thursday, February 18, 2010

Could Someone Please Tell Me...

where this sweet, precious, fat little thing went?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Beach Day

It's the middle of February and it was the perfect day at the beach.
What more needs to be said?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Loose Ends...

Yesterday I took care of some loose ends.

I had my last appointment with Dr. Tamagna which went well...very short and sweet.

I also saw Dr. Cooper and he is over the moon that we get to move to New Mexico and told me he would come visit.

I asked him if he agreed with Tamagna that I should have my thyroid removed. His responded in his big, booming, brash, New York Jewish accent: "She's a genius. I would do whatever the hell she told me to do."

Fast Forward through some political talk.

Then we got onto Mormons.

Him: "They're really my favorite kind of people. But, I must say I liked them much better before they started suing. When something happened they used to say it was God's will. Now, they just sue like everyone else."

At the end he gave me a big hug and a kiss and told me he would come sit with me at the hospital if I had surgery. My nose started to sting & it was hard for me to talk. As I drove away there was a slight heavy feeling in my chest, farewell to the other man in my life!

Then I got to have one of my favorite things in the world: a haircut! Nothing beats it, your hair all soft and shiny, smelling divine.

I am not looking forward to going through the process of finding replacements for all these people!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Our Week...

Here are some highlights of our busy week, we had something going on every day! We sadly saw Daddy off at the airport for his first week of work in Albuquerque. It was literally painful to see him walk away. Not just because I would miss him so much, but because it means the time to move is coming near.

On to the fun parts of our week!

Noelle has been asking for french fries, so after school I surprised her with lunch at In 'n' Out.

It was yum, yum, extra yum! We even shared a chocolate shake on the way home.

We went to the Huntington Library. I love that place with all my heart. My only complaint? We had to leave! There is so much to see and not enough time. The kids had the best time of anyone, like always.
I got to go out to dinner at Palate with my cousin, Marin. It was unbelievable!
As always, thanks to the world's best babysitters for make it possible.
Friday, we went to Jakey's 4th birthday party. We were a little late but made it just in time for pin the nose on Mickey, Cupcakes, and a serious session of 'freeze dance.' Too much fun!
Then we were off to the airport to pick up Daddy.

Saturday after a day of running errands we went over to Grandma's to celebrate her 82nd birthday. We played together, laughed, ate bar-b-que, and had cupcakes made by Marin. What more could you want? I love this picture of Noelle, I took about 4 of them because she could not take her eyes of the cupcakes.
Then it was Sunday and already time for Daddy to fly back. :(

I was changing M's diaper when Noelle woke up and came in the bed to snuggle with Daddy. While I was getting my camera out a certain someone found some left over snacks in my bag from Disneyland. Nothing like a naked baby eating in bed.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fun Facts...Trying To Be Positive

Albuquerque, was founded in 1706 as a Spanish farming community. It was named after a province in Spain, Alburqurque.

Elevation of 5312 feet makes it the highest metropolitan city in America.

6th fastest growing city in America.

Hot Air Balloon Capital of the world, a minimum of 400 hot air balloons from all over the world compete.

Encompasses a metropolitan population of about 500,000.

Within a day's drive are nine national monuments (Aztec Ruins, Bandelier, Capulin Mountain, Salinas, Ft. Union, El Morro, Pecos, White Sands, and Gila Cliff Dwellings), and a national park (Carlsbad Caverns National Park).

The five extinct volcanoes, which appear on the horizon west of Albuquerque, are rare and distinctive landmarks.

Approximately 40% of the uranium reserve in the United States is found in deposits 70 miles west of Albuquerque.

Native Americans have been living in New Mexico for some 20,000 years. The Pueblo, Apache, Comanche, Navajo, and Ute peoples were in the New Mexico region when Spanish settlers arrived in the 1600’s.

On the same desert grounds where today’s space age missiles are tested, ten thousand year old arrowheads have been found. New Mexican history has ranged from arrows to atoms and has embraced Indian, Spanish and Anglo cultures. Few states can claim such a distinctive past.

1/4 of New Mexico is forested, and the state has seven National Forests including the Nation’s largest, the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest.

Nuclear capital of the United States. Much of the nation's nuclear research program is conducted or supervised here.

Location for the Federal Aviation Air Route Traffic Control Center responsible for air traffic in a five-state area.

The Sandia Mountains at the eastern edge of Albuquerque are the first to be encountered west of the Mississippi River.

310 days of sunshine, a mild, dry climate and four distinct seasons.

47/27 January
54/23 February
61/33 March
70/41 April
79/50 May
89/59 June
92/64 July
89/63 August
82/56 September
71/44 October
57/31 November
48/24 December