Friday, May 27, 2011

BOMA Centennial Gala

Before heading off to Davis for Leanne and Charley's wedding Jeff and I attended the BOMA Centennial Gala last week. BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) is a professional organization that Jeff participates in and they had a gala to celebrate 100 years in San Francisco. The event was held at The Palace Hotel and was a great opportunity for me to meet some of Jeff's clients and to enjoy a fun evening out together.
Kitchen update: The cabinets are ordered and demo starts next week! Cross your fingers that all goes well and we are finished before BBD's arrival!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Welcome Kendall Grace Switzer!

On Saturday May 7th, my sister Ashley and her husband Brian welcomed their second child a baby girl, Kendall Grace Switzer. Unfortunately, I was unable to jump in the car and drive down to Santa Barbara to see their new little one due to previous commitments and my growing belly which makes the drive a bit more difficult these days. Luckily though I had a work trip already planned the following week down to Santa Barbara. It was a long week of waiting but I was pleasantly rewarded when I got to meet my new niece!
Sleeping on my shoulder while I was taking pics with my iPhone.

She is just the sweetest little thing. She loves to cuddle, sleep, eat and repeat! Its also interesting how Asian she looks considering she is only 1/4 Asian and neither Ashley or I looked very Asian as babies. It will be really interesting to see how she looks as she gets older!

Sleeping peacefully through the flashes of auntie's camera!

I can't believe we'll have one of our own in a few months!

Big brother Daniel just turned 3 and is very gentle and kind to his baby sister. Everyone is adjusting to their new addition just great and I can't wait until I get to go down to see them again and for Uncle J to meet Kendall!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

We lucked out this year and were able to spend Mother's Day with Jeff's mom. Sue and John were up at his sister Anna's house in Redwood City babysitting Justin and Kaitlyn while Anna and Alex were visiting friends in London. We made dinner and brought it down and Sue got to eat on the red "You're Special" plate that night.
It was a great time catching up with them and being able to be together on Mother's day. Entertainment was provided throughout the night by Justin, Kaitlyn and Barley. The three of them are just too cute together! 

Giants Game!

Last Friday night we braved the wind to attend the Giants / Rockies game.
Apparently we just missed catching a foul ball when we were gone getting food. The guy sitting next to us told us how it had bounced and rolled right in front of our seats and he had reached over and got it. Darn! Guess too much time was spent at the concession stand, but isn't that half the fun at baseball games? :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Fun Filled Weekend!

This past weekend was filled with lots of fun for us. It was the first weekend where we didn't have a million things planned and on top of that it was gorgeous weather (a real treat in San Francisco). Friday night Jeff and his two sisters, Heidi and Anna attended the Kenny Chesney concert at Shoreline. Its not too often that the three of them get together especially sans kids!

Saturday night Jeff and I took some of his clients out to dinner and then to see Charlie Sheen's "Torpedo of Truth" show. While I don't think either of us were too excited to go and had fairly low expectations based on reviews from his previous shows we both were surprisingly entertained.

Of course there was his ridiculous ranting and raving but he also had some entertaining stories to tell and fed off the rowdy crowd. The format of having the audience ask him questions while he sits and smokes on the stage seems to work. He also revealed some signs of compassion towards his children and a handicapped audience member but overall was the narcissistic head case that we were expecting.

Sunday was another gorgeous day so we packed up the dog and headed across the Golden Gate Bridge for a hike in the Marin Headlands.
Its a gorgeous hike filled with rolling hills and lots of vegetation this time of year.
On the one side are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.

On the other the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay.

It took us about an hour and a half to get up and back and by the time we were on our way back down my allergies had kicked into full gear. Unfortunatley I am no longer able to take my super strong prescription allergy medication while pregnant so being outside in the spring time can be a bit of a gamble for me.  Luckily the great day and even better company made it well worth the sneezing and runny nose! 

After showering up we headed to every homeowners favorite place, Home Depot (ha!). We have been tossing around the idea of remodeling our kitchen as it doesn't seem that yellow linoleum is going to come back in style any time soon. Jeff drew up a sketch of our exisiting layout and we headed over to their kitchen design department to see if they could help. We were pleasantly surprised to work with a design consultant who was able to make a mock up using his CAD program with what we wanted. We're still going to check with a few other place but as we would like to get this completed before the baby comes and time is a ticking we're hoping to get going on this project. Anyone out there have some good advice for a kitchen remodel?