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another year, another dog-gone race


heat 2: shelby raced like a champ and got second place! yeah for our little speedy gonzales! last year she ran off into the crowd somewhere… i think a little munchkin was tempting her with an irresistible hot dog.

heat 3: lexy raced in this heat and taking note from her sister from last year, she got side tracked and began enjoying the nearest oscar meyer… dad had to go get her and put her back in the lane. she eventually crossed after she realized her mama was at the end. 🙂


it was a great day! too short (no pun intended… get it… dachshunds are short… ha… ha… yeah, not funny), but it so much fun! 

here a few pictures to commemorate this year’s wiener nationals at highway.

you know we had to get them a little treat for all their hard work! i mean, what kind of humans would we be if we didn’t?



I have no idea where this picture is from… I snagged it from a friend’s blog… I thought it too classic not to share it…. that’s our President!


True Friends

I get made fun of for all the friends that I have on Facebook… I think I’m over the 500 mark at this point. (And in all honesty, I actually DO personally know 95% of them. It’s true! The other 5% of course are a few bands & musicians I will probably never meet.) I will have to tell you though, the good ‘ole F’book has helped me rekindle friendships that I never would have otherwise, I’ve learned of marriages, births, engagements, happy times, sad times, and all those in between moments in life. I don’t really consider myself a socialite although I do like to remain social; Facebook has certainly allowed me to do that, much more than I ever have, in fact. I know, it’s not face to face contact, but when you have friends that live in Nashville and D.C. this is about as good as it gets! I boldly confess that I spend way to much time at the computer but it has certainly benefited me for the better. I know who my true friends are.

Here are a few highlights from the past year, attributed 100% to Facebook:

One of my best friends from high school, who has grown up to be quite a lovely lady of God, got married and moved off to D.C. a couple years ago. I NEVER would have known this if we hadn’t connected through Facebook! Last September, she and her hubby came to the Bay Area for business and again, thanks to Facebook, we got to meet up and hang out for the evening. She continues to be one of my closest friends and is a constant source of love and encouragement for me! I know that if I ever need her, she’s only an poke away. Thanks Heather for being one of the best friends I’ll ever have! I’ll send you a drink later 🙂

I have taken on the exciting yet difficult task of planning my high school reunion. Next year, will be 10 years. First of all, I am now officially a grown-up… 10 years already?! Whoa… Secondly, without Facebook, I certainly would not have been able to gather contact info and catch up with the majority of my classmates. I am now looking at an 85% completion of my contact list for my graduating class! Now if I could only just hunt down the remaining 15%…

Facebook is also a fantastic way to shamelessly promote music and business. So, we have done exactly that with Otterball. It’s a really laid back way to introduce and update your product and keep your fans enticed. Thanks F’book for thinking about the business owners out there! We have loved the interaction that it has provided us thus far with the www. Are you a fan?

Another really great friend of mine from high school and I met up on Facebook just before I left Houstonin 2007. Come to find out, she had been living 30 minutes down the road from me for the past year and half and I had no idea… until Facebook. How awesome and yet somewhat sad is that all at the same time?! So, when her hubby had to come to the Bay Area for a job interview, she came along and you got it, we spent the day together! Lisa, hope to see you around these parts again soon! Or, maybe I’ll catch ya in H-town.

Last but not least, a great friend of mine from many years ago has made a gold mine for himself! He recently placed 3rd on a little show with a big name called “The Next Great American Band.” His band is amazingly talented and you should all go out and buy their cd right now! Thanks to F’book (and his wife for setting up the account for him), we’re gonna be hanging with my cool cat Denver and the Mile High Orchestra next month in Napa (and that’s spelled with one ‘P’). All I need now is the t-shirt!

Sooooo…. how has Facebook helped you rekindle friendships once lost?


Is this what they mean by “two become one”?

I don’t even know…


Home Sweet Home

We have finally moved into our new place, last weekend in fact. I absolutely love it! This is the first time I’ve lived in a place that feels like home. You know that unsettled feeling you have when you live in an apartment? The feeling that you really can’t do much with it… I mean, why would you, you’re leaving in a year anyway. Well this place is completely different! It’s a townhome for starters. All of our neighbors own their home. It’s two floors, all the bedrooms are upstairs and, we have a garage! How cool is that? Jason is most thrilled about it because now he can have his manly area – you know, with tools and stuff. I’m really excited for him! I remember how much my father enjoyed his time in the garage fixing stuff and playing around with all the gadgets. It’s kinda like us and all our purses. Am I right ladies?!

Anyway, so we have the cutest little garden on the main floor porch that we’re going to have to have a gardener for. I have the brownest thumb I have ever seen. I cannot for the life of me keep anything alive (plant wise)! Then we have a huge balcony off the master bedroom which will be the perfect place for a lounge chair and soaking up the sunshine! Ginger, you’re welcome any time. I think you need a little Cali sun anyway!

There are so many great things about this place. The best of which it feels like home. It’s a very safe area, the floorplan is just fantastic, the rent is less than what we were paying, we have a garage & a W/D, and best of all, we’re not in a corporate apartment complex and my name isn’t Jones – 316A.

I’ll post pictures soon after we get all our furniture arranged and all the boxes are gone. You know how that is.

Here they are!


My Most Recent Find

Found this driving around Palo Alto… 


Any guesses as to who the man on the left is? 

Give up?

That’s Mr. Jobs… Steve Jobs!

Okay, so you’re thinking… yeah right… but it IS. We were actually driving down the street and he was walking towards us. We were so excited that we drove back and I took this picture of him from behind. 

You’ll just have to trust me.

Oh, and this is like less than a mile from my church. CRAZY!


Long lost brothers…

Okay, so this is kinda creepy to me… check out how much these two dudes look alike… 



Does anyone have any guesses as to who they are?
Hint: They’re both musicians and live in Nashville.

For all you creative minds…

This is not only for the creative minds but also for the going greener’s… Check this website out, it’s a super fresh hot mess! 🙂         
This is some of the cool stuff you’ll see there……………….   




Photography Contest

Well, I did it! One of my photos made it into a coffee table book!

Click HERE to see it!   

Daddy's Dance       

Taken at my brother Andy’s wedding. This is his wife Michelle and her father dancing at the reception. 


Green Living the REALSIMPLE Way

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Namdaemun Gate – Seoul, Korea

This is what it looked like in December when Jason was there… 

This is what it looks like now… 

Read the story here. 




Apple’s ginormous presence!          


Ahh… so much fun stuff ahead!           


Seriously? Yes, seriously!           


The big screen Apple style.           


This is pure perfection! Can I get a whoop whoop?!           


Air vs. iPhone 


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