Sunday, October 24, 2010

Something to look forward to...

I finally booked my ticket and am heading off to explore Vietnam and Cambodia for three weeks in December. Rae is coming along for the adventure, I'm going to visit my dad, and we are meeting up with Catherine and Nick while they are on their world trip. What am I looking forward to most? Seeing Halong Bay and eating yummy food for 3 weeks straight! It's been 3 years since I've traveled abroad and 1 year since I've been on a proper vacation (long weekend trips are great, but they don't quite count as a vacation), so it's about time I go on a big trip!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another reason I love my job...

A couple of months back, I found this little gift and note on my desk when I got back from the weekend. It's from one of my adorable young volunteers. So heartwarming to receive such a simple and sweet surprise.

Sweet gift from a family volunteer

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Scott & Crystal are in town visiting from Australia! It was nice to see them, and I can't wait to go to the wedding in Kauai next year. They're such a cute couple...

We went bowling the other night. I forget how much fun it is, no matter how bad I suck at it...

But this time, I won the game! I tied my best score ever, 130. From a girl who's happy when she breaks 100, this is very exciting. Yay!
I won!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I heart fresh flowers

Bought $3 worth of flowers at the farmers market and was able to make 4 bouquets with it. Makes me so happy to see pretty fresh flowers around the house!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Saturday: how I spent my day off

I went running in the morning. A few of my friends and I are going to do the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, so I'm trying to gear up for it. Running the 5k distance may not be much for some people, but it will be an exciting accomplishment for me. I have never been a runner, so it's been a hard yet rewarding challenge to overcome. It will be a lot of fun doing the race with friends, plus they give free pies away at the end, how can you beat that?

Then I dropped flyers around town for our THIRD Night Dive event.

In the afternoon, we went to the Brewery Artwalk in LA. Pretty cool event. The place was huge and we weren't able to visit all of the studios, but did stop in to say hi to an artist that displayed pieces at our first Night Dive. He makes illuminated sculptures and his stuff is AMAZING. Check out his site, Sandman Creations by Sean Sobczak. Below are a couple of shots of a dragon he had on display. The scale and lights and details are much more impressive in person. I LOVE IT.