Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Anyone who knows me knows that I've always been a bit of a daddy's girl. Though I have traits from both of my parents, I find myself to be hilariously, bizzarrely, and sometimes disturbingly like my dad. I'm okay with this though. My dad is the smartest man I know, and I'm proud to be like him.
Happy birthday to you, Daddy!
Love, Lano

Sunday, January 30, 2011

[Reasons to have a boyfriend.]

Reason#4297: Boyfriends feed your addictions.

Text: "Helllp I really need caffeine. Will you bring me a fix??"

15 minutes later, he arrives at my apartment with a Diet Mountain Dew and {surprise!} Reese's, my favorite, shaped like hearts, my extra favorite.

Oh, and another Diet Dew that he put in my fridge, just in case I need another one later tonight.

He's going to kill me for blogging about this, but every now and then it is necessary to gush about one's amazing boyfriend.

I'm done now.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

the problem with working from home.

Today is a work-from-home snow day, which provokes a weird combination of laziness, productivity, excitement, and anxiety.

make avatar

And, apparently, gluttony.

Friday, January 21, 2011

little notes.

Dear hot boy on the metro yesterday,
Where have you been all my DC commuting life??

Dear New Year's resolutions,
You have not been forgotten. 3 weeks later, and I've already slept more, made a friend, and done stuff. See?

Dear kitchen,
I wil use you someday. I will. I will.

Dear Chicago,
I'm excited to meet you tonight!

Cha Cha

Monday, January 10, 2011

Me and the kiddies.

Against my will, they are no longer babies...and two of them are taller than I, while the third is only an inch away. They are still my little kiddies, though, and I miss them every day. These are our Christmas Eve jammies - purple pants for the girls and a purple ghostbusters shirt for the boy...who is such a boy that he had to do something audibly disgusting during our pretty photoshoot. Luckily, la madre captured our reactions for posterity's sake.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Resolved in 2011.

Original resolution, "find an L.A. restaurant named after me," already accomplished.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Currently resolving. Vague, easily achievable resolutions will be up shortly.

Monday, January 3, 2011

LA singles ward observations.

just some observations from attending church in LA today:

girls in short skirts.
girls in stillettos.
{and you're that's where she got it...}
girls doing makeup in relief society.

more grammar errors and mispronunciations in sunday school.

people are better looking.
{like...much better looking.}
and generally well dressed and more hip.

more career variety. recording artist? check. i-banker? check. professor? check. model? social worker? actress? check check check.
all this in comparison to current community of residence, the NoVA/DC area.

that's all for now.


happy trails.

On New Year's Eve, we took a family hike {with visitor Chad!} on a trail in Will Rogers State Park. This has always been a special family outing that we've oft repeated throughout the years, and even though I moaned and groaned about it at first--physical exertion? on vacation!?--I was excited to share a little bit of my childhood with Chad.

Hitting the dusty...paved...trail!

Our trusty scouts surge ahead...

...while the old fogies bring up the rear.

Almost to the top!

Made it! Enjoying the views.

And posing for our paparazzi...

Meanwhile, my sister Kelly was apparently having or under an attack.