Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lower Sproul Project - A new home for the Career Center!

The Berkeley Career Center (my lovely place of employment), will be moving later this summer up to campus! As part of a complete re-design of the Lower Sproul student center, MLK will be revamped and the current Eshleman Hall will come down and be entirely rebuilt. And we'll be right across the street from all this excitement (and construction, temporarily) : ) I'm excited for the Career Center to have a new home!

Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Official - I'm a Diva! : )

Registration PAID! I'm officially running a half marathon.....WOW! : )

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Getting What You Most Want This Year!

A great article for inspiration regarding how to achieve your most important goal(s) this year!

Taken from"Work-Life"


As for me, I've always been a goal-oriented person and I love making New Year's Resolutions. Here are a few of mine for 2012:

1) SIMPLIFY! Reduce clutter, email subscriptions, drama, negative people and negative energy, and unnecessary crap and stuff from my life
2) Complete all coursework for my California LPCC license – Psychopharmacology, Crisis Counseling, and Spousal/Partner Abuse
3) Study and pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE) in March 2012
4) Train for and run my first half marathon on May 6th - The Diva's Half!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Movie Date!

Monday we had a movie date with Uncle Michael.....we ate popcorn, snuggled up on the couch and watched The Lion King! I love that Zoey is at an age where she's finally able to start appreciating Disney movies. Fun! : )

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

There's nothing like the bond between a mother and her daughter!

More than anything in the world, what melts my heart the most is when Zoey says, "Love you Mommy!". What a sweet little girl she can be! : )

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tilden Park: Little Farm & Steam Train!

Yesterday we had a super-fun playdate with Abby & Kate up at Tilden Park in the Berkeley hills. We first met at Little Farm to feed celery to the cows, goats, sheep, rams, pigs, ducks, chickens and even a turkey! We were also happily surprised to see some newly born baby chicks! Then we headed over to the Steam Train for a fun ride through the trees, with great views of the East Bay hills. I highly recommend it to anyone with young kids, or even "big kids" who love trains! We're so lucky to live in an area with so many great free and low-cost family activities - and Tilden Park is full of options! Next time we want to ride the Carousel and also visit the Botanical Gardens.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

One of my projects from today...

I love Shutterfly! Not only did they send me a free $20 credit as a thank-you for my business, but they now have the option to directly upload and share products I've made via Facebook & Blogger! : )
Classic Collage 3x5 folded card
Click here to see graduation announcements by Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.

Friday, January 13, 2012


So far, 2012 has been a strange, busy, and exciting year! Not much time to write blogs, however, which makes me a little sad but the good news is that we're out LIVING and exploring our world!

More to come....including some recent Zoey developments, my 2012 resolutions, and more!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Feet!

This movie is so adorable - if you haven't seen it I highly recommend it! Not only do I love it to pieces, but so does our little dancing Zoey - too cute! There's been lots of dancing in our house lately! : )

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Weekend

David and I enjoyed a couple of days off together while my mom and sis watched Zoey last Thursday & Friday. Then Saturday we joined them all in Manteca on NYE to ring in the new year as a family. Unfortunately the weekend ended with 4 of us coming down with a NASTY stomach flu, but thankfully it passed quickly. Here's to the rest of 2012 being happy and healthy!