2011 Aspen Ski Week

Tyler and I accompanied the rest of his family on their annual ski vacation in Aspen, CO a couple of weeks ago. This year's trip was instantly an improvement over last year's simply because I didn't spend five hours straight lying on a bathroom floor and puking my guts out. It was also an improvment considering I managed a few moguls and a few jumps (on purpose) without wiping out and going home in a stretcher- yay me!! Next year maybe I'll try heli-skiing or something :)

Anyways, I busted out the Nikon at the top of a lift for a few wintery photos to share. Enjoy!



So, for all of you who saw my most recent post about Tyler and I welcoming puppy Pau into our home, I apologize. Shortly after we brought Pau home to California we felt as if this was not the right time for us to be taking care of a small puppy. It's hard to explain the feeling, but we both felt as though our time was going to be needed elsewhere in the near future and so we decided it would be best for the puppy and ourselves to send him to another home where he would be loved just as much.

Although I cried numerous times in the days following our decision, I feel much better about giving him up now because he is now the new member of my sister Amy's family. I took Pau up to Idaho at the beginning of the week and he is already loving their backyard full of snow and the added attention and exercise he gets living with two small kids. Tyler and and I are both still very sad to give up such a cute, mellow puppy (not to mention how quickly he has caught on to his training), but we believe this will be better for Pau and for us in the long run.

But just because we only had him for a week, don't think I don't already have several cuteness-overload photos to share. We love you Pau!!


Whirlwind Holidays

Photo of a frozen fountain, because without a photo this post would be really boring :)

I apologize for having abandoned all my adoring fans (Pa & Jo) for the past couple of weeks, but I have some really good excuses to explain my long absence. Since my last post, Tyler and I have gone back and forth across the country a few times, celebrated the holidays, and have finally begun to get things settled for the next couple of years in L.A. To keep things short and sweet I'll give you the highlights (or anything of note) in bullet-point format:

  • Spent Christmas with the Turners in L.A. Tyler/Santa got me a beautiful Kate Spade purse because he is the most awesome husband/jolly fat-man ever! Tyler also had a temperature of 102 and horrible chills Christmas day, which may or may not have been caused by the Lakers embarrassing loss. Tyler claims that he NEVER gets sick because he has a superior immune system, but after hearing what his temperature was he finally conceded he was ill- a huge step forward for Tyler.
  • We completed our stay in Chicago and moved home. Since Tyler's last week in Chicago was the week between Christmas and New Years, we flew my sister Sarah out to Chicago to accompany me while driving the Focus back to L.A. We had a lovely little roadtrip stopping in Lincoln, NE to see our new niece Shelby May, Denver, CO where we hung out with one of my best friends, Monica, and her family, and Las Vegas, NV where we stopped in to see another one of my best friends, Ashton, and her twin boys. We also spent a nite in Beaver, UT after enduring some crazy snow storms and bad road conditions all through Colorado, and for two Hawaii girls I think we did a pretty good job of managing the snow.
  • Celebrated New Years 2011 with Sarah and Justin. We all wore sparkly crowns and pulled confetti poppers at midnite and.... that's about it.
  • Tyler and I did some hard-core apartment shopping and found the perfect one for us in Beverly Hills just 4 minutes from Tyler's office in Century City- I'll try to post photos soon. Tyler also began his real job with JP Morgan in L.A.
  • I spent the weekend driving with the Turners out to Aspen for a week of skiing. Tyler will be joining us Tuesday and it should be a fun week!
We have a few more exciting things to report shortly, but for now Tyler and I are both just really happy to finally be settling down in L.A. and not living in a hotel anymore, well except for this week in Aspen :) I'll keep you posted!!