Friday, January 29, 2010

Jen Jen in Twenty-Ten

And here's the link to the photos from Jen's camera -

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Wintertime fun

A shout out to Carrie who was the major benefactor of Levi's outfit. All except the 80's retro snow pants (are there any other kind? seriously...), which we found at the thrift store.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Does it look like we shop at the same stores?

Last Saturday we decided to take another trip down to Santa Fe to do some shopping. We decided to go to REI first since that is the one we both wanted to visit most. Accidentally we got there right when it opened, and we were really confused that people were lining up at the door. We knew something was up and hurried in to find that we had stumbled into their biggest sale of the year (Scratch and Dent Sale) where a bunch of barely used gear was being resold. It was like a thrift store dedicated to good quality outdoor goods (which is surely one of Viv's favorite fantasies). 90 minutes later we came out with big grins and a bunch of cheap stuff. The picture above kinda shows the end result. Do we look like we really like each other?

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Santa Barbara never gets out of work early for SNOW DAY!!

One of the perks of living in a place that actually has seasons.

But Viv has shoveled the walkway about 6 times in the last week, do you think it will be the last?


Me: You need to get back in bed, its bedtime.
Levi: I want to talk about the options.

Me (from the couch): Do you have a stinky diaper? Get over here so I can check.
Levi: Mom, go to sleep.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My spidey senses

We were in shock for a few days when we first got here. I think they call it "cold shock" and our Santa Barbara all-weather gear (equipped for such weather extremes as 65deg and partly cloudy) wasn't quite cutting it. We took an emergency trip to the Target in Santa Fe to look for some warm gear, but I guess I wasn't desperate enough because the $18 leather gloves just didn't seem like they were worth it. Especially not when I found this $3 pair in the kids section.

Sure, I kinda have webbed fingers now and maybe they don't quite cover all of my wrist. But, these gloves give me a sixth sense. A Spidey sense. Wouldn't you pay $3 for some spiderman gear?

Stinkface Cousins

Levi will often times give you a stinkface on cue. It looks kinda like this.

After seeing this picture we were reminded of another great stinkface caught on camera from Levi's cousin, Lucy, a few years back. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

10 Things I like so far

1. Sun- everyday, all day.
2. Friendly, healthy, happy people who all seem to love living here.
3. The water comes out of the tap ice cold and tastes so good.
4. High per capita income remarkably paired with very very little consumerism.
5. Low humidity - Jerry's allergies are much better, there is no mold growing in the corners of our house, and it takes me 2.5 minutes to dry my hair.
6. Trails everywhere. Most are under snow right now, more on this in coming months.
7. Dishwashered clean sippy cups
8. Our neighbors/landlords are beyond nice and helpful.
9. Jerry looks good in sweaters.
10. There is a free activity for kids somewhere in town every morning except Monday.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Last days in SB

OK, I know I've got some catching up to do. We're here in Los Alamos and our stuff arrived, and its pretty much put away. Here are some photos from our last days in Santa Barbara.