New Year

2015 is here. A new day, a fresh start, a breath of fresh air. I approach this year with both joy and sadness. Joy for new beginnings, sadness as it is a year in which my dad exists only in spirit, my heart, and my memories. Knowing him though, he would want me to find the joy, be happy, and go on as many adventures as possible, so that is the plan. Find the joy, find peace, and dance like a crazy person (already got that one down).

That said, their were some genuinely good moments during the holiday season this year, and I am thrilled that small moments of happiness are creeping back into life.

Forgive the sheer volume of photos of my newest nephew. I just can’t help myself.


Ooooh Sparkles!


In their Christmas Jammies! Love them.nephews

Grammies are happiest with their grand-babies in their arms.grammy nephew

We like to nap on Christmas.uncle and neice aunt and nephew

My mom adopted a sweet labradoodle from the humane society. She wanted to have a buddy around the house. Sweet Lucy was not what she expected to get. Not the right breed, the right size, with too long of fur. But dearie me, the more time I spend around this sweet dog, the convinced I become that she was meant to be my mom’s dear friend. She is quickly on her way to becoming the worlds most spoiled/loved dog.


Seriously, how cute is this face?labradoodle

T was excited for Christmas šŸ˜‰Christmas wrappingflowers new years

Here is to you 2015! I expect the back to the future hover board to be perfected by the end of the year. šŸ™‚



My Week in Photos

It’s been a busy but good last week. My mom visited, the Seattle Mariners had their opening day and won, and I’ve been housesitting a couple of adorable pups! For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, or Hipstegram as I refer to it in my head, here is a quick peek.

My mum and oldest sis stopped by last weekend for girls day. My favorite little salon in Ballard was happy to provide us with comfy chairs, neck warmers, tea, and an all around relaxing experience. Pedicures all around…. bet you can’t guess which toes are mine?


Monday was opening day at Safeco field. It was chilly, but at least it didn’t rain on us!



And look at this cute face! Max has been my adorable companion all week. Who couldn’t love that face?


My sister mentioned I need dual screens at work….. I couldn’t agree more. Two laptops and a desktop is a bitĀ ridiculous.


Clearly I was doing too much computer work….. and this is what happens. Fort building with men’s dress shirts at my office.


Had a haircut today, and while I want to keep my short hair for awhile, I needed a littleĀ tweak. Racing stripes it is! I know they will grow out quickly, but they are pretty fun for awhile. It reminds me elementary school, when all the “cool” boys where shaving racing stripes and nike swooshes into their heads. I’m a few years behind on that trend, but the 90’s are totally back right?


Thats all for now, but stay tuned for next week. I’ve set forth a cooking challenge for myself (insert twilight zoneĀ theme songĀ here), and I’m excited to document the results.