Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I'm in Love...

...with Yo-Yo Ma. I recently discovered him randomly, and now I am obsessed. I've always enjoyed the "calmer" classical music but I've never known what to search for on iTunes to get the good stuff. Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach's Cello Suites is the epitome of relaxation to me. I may sound like a huge nerd, but just listen for yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZn_VBgkPNY

I ended up buying the whole Yo-Yo Ma CD on iTunes.


I also really like Chopin's Nocturnes. He has about a million, but the following is one of my favorites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Fu1uYfBt8

(I tried to directly post the YouTube videos, but apparently I'm not that internet saavy.)

Anyway, just wanted to share my new found love. I've really enjoyed coming home from work, turning my iPod on to these songs and curling up with my book. Its the perfect "me" time.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Pittman

Last week we got to go to the wedding of two of my high school friends - Ryan and Rachel. It was so much fun getting to see tons of people from high school that I haven't seen in forever. It was also the perfect opportunity for lots of them to finally get to meet Logan. I'm pretty sure he passed their test!
A great picture of some of the girls I went to high school with.
The usual picture of Logan and me. Always with the faces. :) Nick and Lori.Me with Rachel. She looks beautiful!Jacqueline and Philip with Ryan and Rachel.
First Dance.
We had a fantastic time at the wedding. Ryan and Rachel went to Bali for their honeymoon - so jealous!

Happy New Year!

This year I had to work both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day since I got to have Christmas and Thanksgiving off. So the plan was for us to have a low key night; dinner at the condo and then we'd watch the ball drop. Nothing big. Apparently we're getting too old to stay up late. This was how we ended up spending New Years. The time? 10:47. :)

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Jeffrey's in Town!!

This past week I got to hang out with one of my best guy friends from college, Jeff, who was in town visiting his family for Christmas. Jeff says that Florida (where he's getting his doctorate right now) just doesn't have good Tex-Mex. Lucky for him, Logan and I recently found a new restaurant nearby called Cyclone Anaya's that has fantastic Mexican food. Mike and Leanne, Jeff, Logan and I all got together for dinner and margaritas the other night and had a great time!

I LOVE when Jeff comes to visit, and I can't wait for him to come back.

Merry, Merry Christmas!

I can't believe its already over! Christmas was wonderful this year. I actually had the entire holiday off from work so we got to spend lots of time with family. Logan and I spent Christmas Eve together at the condo, just the two of us. As you can see, Logan was really excited about all the Dallas Cowboys stuff he got.
He was also excited about the coffee mug he got me. It says: "I've got attitude, and I'm not afraid to use it". It's the perfect size, and he thought it described my morning personality all too well. (Pardon the lack of make-up in the picture. It was late.)
We got to spend Christmas day with Logan's family. All three of his sisters were in town and it was great to get to visit with them. We played Trivial Pursuit, of course, and once again Leah and I were required to be on opposite teams as we are without question the two "weakest links". Either way I'm still proud of myself for getting at least two questions right. Never mind that they were: "What is the most common color of a basketball", and "What company produces the iPod". Right is right, right? We were so busy eating (then napping), playing games and just visiting that I only took one picture there - but its a good one. Look at all that loot!!!

The day after Christmas we went to my parent's house. One funny thing was that my brother got three pairs of the same pajamas. Obviously they were Batman pajamas... for a 24 year old... but we all knew how much he'd like them and I guess everyone had the same idea when coming across them. Here's my dad modeling his new pajama pants.

I got my mom one of my new favorite candles - Cranberry Chutney, by Yankee Candle Co. I've always thought its hard to find candles that actually fill the room with fragrance until I started using these. If you're a candle lover, definitely try these and Volcano #6 from Anthropology. LOVE them.

So mischevious... and so handsome!
Lucy had fun opening her present from my parents - a very squeaky new monkey toy. I've never met a dog that would just sit around and squeak any toy she can find. If it doesn't squeak, she moves on to the next one. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone was that easy to shop for? (And don't worry. I've groomed Lucy since these pictures were taken.

Toby and I took a nap together.

For some reason, Logan fed Ross the chocolate chip cookies I made? I think they're bonding.

And lastly, a couple of random pictures that need no explanation.


I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!