Neither Andrew or I have had our eyes checked in YEARS.
So in February I finally got around to checking out some places on Yelp! to make us both eye appointments.
We ended up going to Santa Clarita Family Optometry with Dr. Mikhail
She was fantastic and her whole staff was awesome – nice [...]
SO …. In addition to my ‘day job’ (that takes up 52.5 hours/week including commute) …. I ALSO have taken on a very (very) parttime job.
You may have seen this on Facebook already – but I am the Studio Manager for Maggie Keegan Gross Photography!!
My first official day was Jan 15 … [...]
So I learned over the weekend that my library only allows you to request up to 50 books.
I’m addicted to books…. I get the same little rush/thrill out of requesting/checking out/reading (library) books that other people get from buying clothes or furniture or something. I’m on track to read 100 books this [...]
SUPER exciting …. Andrew and I both had New Year’s Day off.
Between his crazy work schedule and my vacation black-out dates, we don’t get hardly any days off together.
In fact, in the 10+ years we’ve been together, we’ve only started to get weekends off together in the last couple months. True story. [...]
In honor of my BIRTHDAY!!!
Loving: The way Andrew talks to the cats. His voice gets all high and lovey like he’s talking to little girls. He is just ENAMORED with the cats and it cracks me up. Especially because they’ve been getting more vocal lately and we have “conversations” with them He [...]
(going a little out of order so I can post about our Christmas tree before Christmas)
Our first Christmas in this home.
We have this lovely large window for a Christmas tree …. but as the holiday grew closer I started to get a little stressed out about our new floors. They’re wood-laminate … [...]
I’m never going to have a full night’s sleep again.
Fang wakes me up with a paw to the face. Khaleesi wakes me up by bringing me gifts.
A couple weeks ago, I was woken up by some weird noise I could not for the life of me place. It sounded like someone tapping [...]
Happy Anniversary to my favorite person! (also, happy election day).
Today we will be hanging out at home and going to work.
We’re pretty low-key for our anniversaries … here’s a look:
last year (house hunting and visited our now-house for the first time)
I love you. I’m so glad you’re finally here.
Andrew built the rest of our window screens last week just so we could enjoy you more.
Thank you for giving me a reason to break out my cardigans and rain boots.
Thank you for making apples and almond butter taste [...]
(inspired by Amy and Caiti)
My parents tell me I learned how to read when I was four.
I used to pour over those Scholastic book order forms, even though I knew my parents wouldn’t buy me any.
I distinctly remember spending full days in bed during the summer [...]
Every morning – sometimes at 3am, sometimes at 6am or any time in between – I am gently and (we’ll say) lovingly woken up. I slowly come to when I feel a light weight cross my body (usually my back because I sleep on my stomach), and I feel a hard, wet, increasingly persistent [...]
Andrew works really hard.
Really really (really) hard. It is not uncommon for him to work 15 hours a day every day in a week. Or more.
So, this summer, he treated himself to a new tattoo!
Up until the actual appointment, Andrew wasn’t sure where he wanted the tattoo …. But he settled [...]
Just like a toddler testing the limits and what she can get away with… Fang is trying our patience.
Fang KNOWS she’s not supposed to jump on the kitchen counter, but apparently she can’t help herself. She cowers when she’s caught, but will jump up there again as soon as she [...]
self-portrait from Aug 5, Phoenix, AZ
Loving: The weather will be changing soon…. Summer has a magic to it but my heart belongs to fall. This will be our first fall in our new house and I’m looking forward to Scary October, apple cider, and walking around with slippers on all of the [...]
They are getting SO BIG!
They went from this on June 10 :
To THIS a couple nights ago:
Reminder: Khaleesi is the tortoise-shell, Fangsana (who we inevitably call ‘Fang’) is the gray one
Some kitten highlights from the last few [...]