Monday, June 15, 2009

Nieces and Nephews

My nieces and nephews hold a very special place in my heart. Looking at these pictures, you will understand why. JJ will become an uncle for the first time in about a month and I can't stop telling him about how wonderful it is. I decided to blog about some of the reasons being an aunt or uncle is the best thing ever (ok... so I do not have any kids so I cannot compare being a parent).

Babies... need I say more???

(This is Evie; my brother Chad's first)

(This is Cache; my brother Thayne's first)

Learning to Walk... Look at that look of consentration - how cute!!!

(This is Aeriana; my brother Brett's first)

(This is Alyssa; my sister Dacia's third)
Reading Stories...

(This is Bryson; my sister Dacia's first)

Everything is so magical when you have nieces and nephews.

(This is Kaitlyn; my sister Dacia's second)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm getting old

Ok - so I am not that old, but I flew to Montana this weekend and couldn't fall asleep on the plane. :( This is very unusual for me, because I am used to being able to sleep anywhere - planes, trains, automobiles, you name it... I've fallen asleep there. A good example of this was in Europe, while on a train from, I think it was Vienna to Budapest, I propped my foot up against a rail, put my head on my knee and fell asleep for a good hour or so. But this weekend, on the plane to Montana, I was exhausted and couldn't sleep. I tried laying against the window, laying down on the tray tables - nada. I guess I will have to get used to this "sleeping in a bed" all the time.
P.S. This picture is my niece Alyssa. She is so darn cute, isn't she?!? I get to see her, along with all my other nieces and nephews (o yeah - and my parents, brothers and sisters) in two weeks!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009


I think Jelly Fish are incredibly cool and beautiful creatures. They are always my favorite thing whenever I go to aquariums. No different this time. I seriously could have watched these things for hours (fortunately I was pulled away so I could enjoy other San Francisco wonders like clam chowder in a sour dough bread bowl and my new favorite place - Chocolate Heaven - on Pier 39).