Friday, April 27, 2012

Birthday #33

I had a great birthday yesterday - pretty low-key yet relaxing and full of love. I started my day with a singing voicemail from my family, Zoey and David made me a card, I was treated to lunch by one of my BFF's (thank you Pamela!), I got beautiful flowers and a delicious homemade dinner from my hubby, a bunch of unexpected cards in the mail, and lots of FB love. And the weekend is just beginning! Today I get to relax and enjoy a day off with my Zoey, David, Dad and I are going to the Giants game tnite (it's knit cap night at AT&T!), yummy brunch and mimosas with the family and my other BFF's tomorrow, and a long training run and dinner with one of my oldest, best friends Cassie on Sunday. Good times1

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Touch-A-Truck! :)

Last Saturday we attended a fundraiser in Redwood City called "Touch a Truck" to raise money for Hayden's Preschool, Little Wonders. It was a fun-filled busy day, a hot one too, with lots of paint, laughter, button pushing, truck climbing, and cousin hugging. :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Claude & Mavis

This is a beautiful picture of my paternal grandparents, Claude & Mavis Backes. I have such fond memories of both of them, especially Grandpa Backes and silly sense of humor, his silver hair and tall stature, the smell of Old Spice, all his military swag, the white flocked Christmas trees he got every year, and their house full of love on Teton Court. I only wish I'd gotten the chance to spend more time with them - Grandma Backes died when I was just 5, and Grandpa passed away when I was just 10. But I'll always have memories and great pictures like this one to warm my heart. :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Our Silly Z!

Oh Zoey, how I love being your mommy! You make us laugh everyday and you bring so much joy and silliness to our lives! xoxo!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thunder and Lightning....oh my!

We've had some turbulent weather the past few days, including one of the most memorable thunderstorms I've ever seen here in the Bay. We had consistent thunder and lightning for over an hour last night, and it literally shook our house and lit up the sky! Such a cool experience, and look at this shot a photographer captured of the Bay Bridge!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

5 Ways to Improve a Bad Day in 15 Minutes or Less - Vault: Blog

Love this post! We've all had one of "those days", where EVERY LITTLE THING seems to go wrong, when your husband/child/mother/boss/"insert name here" annoys you to pieces, or when something just feels "off" in your universe. Hopefully some of these tips will help!
5 Ways to Improve a Bad Day in 15 Minutes or Less - Vault: Blog

I especially love tip #5 - LOL! Check out that post on Buzzfeed....haha!

Sunday, April 8, 2012