Goofy boy of mine! :)

Eli being a big cheeseball! He's never done this before, but this day, when I took out the camera and started snapping, he loved the flash and was totally playing it up! Perhaps it was because he was making me laugh. He loves it when he can make me or Nathan laugh. What a goofball! :)

Doesn't he look like he's just been caught doing something wrong? Heehee. He has started doing this--holding his hands behind his back--when he's nervous or unsure about something. In this case, we were at the park and he was watching some older kids play and wasn't sure about them. It's the cutest thing. I'm glad I caught it on camera. :)

Since I last posted, I was offered a job at ScrapGirls. (Before I was an un-paid Layout Designer.) Well, Mandy (who is one of the partners of the company) came to me and said that she'd love it if I took on the challenge of becoming the Layout Design Team Coordinator. I was over the moon that she specifically wanted me for the job, and I accepted. I've got to prioritize my time more to fit everything in, but it's a lot of fun, and it's paid! :) That always helps, right? So anyway, I'm really excited about this new venture and it will be great for me.

Oh man, Nathan is in Los Angeles doing some training this week. I hate it when he's out of town, but at least he's close by and not in Alaska or something. Eli and I went and stayed with him last night at the Westin Bonaventure hotel. It's a nice hotel, and it was fun having a little mini-vacation for a day.

The wind is going crazy out here today! It's been chilly and we're definitely not used to that out here. Apparently we'll be getting some storms in, which we need for the rain, but it sure makes Eli and I stir-crazy. Ah well, I guess I can't complain since we were just at the beach last week. :)

I'm so psyched for this weekend. It's my birthday weekend, and Nathan and I are going to drop off Eli with the grandparents so that we can spend the weekend in Cambria, at this beautiful little hotel on the coast. We're going to tour the Hurst mansion and walk around downtown and do lots of fun antique shopping. I can't wait to take some cool pictures and spend some quality time with Nathan. This will be the first time we've left Eli with someone for more than a couple of hours. I hope I'm not too nervous to have fun! :) I'm sure he'll be great and I won't have any need to worry.


March Madness!

Hi all! Just thought I'd share a fun picture of Eli at the beach. The weather here has been amazing the last couple of days, so a few of the women in my ward, their kids, and Eli and I went out to Laguna Beach on Monday. We had a lot of fun! Of course, I was so preoccupied with getting sunscreen on Eli that I forgot to put any on myself! So I'm a tomato, but he's fine! lol. He absolutely loved the beach. If I hadn't have held on to him tightly, he literally would have run straight out into the ocean! Talk about scary! :) He loved the waves and getting his legs wet. (The water was too cold to fully swim in.)

This week has been interesting. I've had a lot going on, which is not normal for me! :) Nathan and I went to get our CA driver's licenses on Monday, but since we didn't bring our marriage license with my changed name, they wouldn't let me do it. (My Utah dl and my SS card both had my new name, but since my passport didn't, they wouldn't let me take the test.) So I have to try and go sometime next week or something when I can find a sitter for Eli.

I'm also meeting with a woman from my ward who wants me to help her get to know her digital camera because she's going to Italy next week. Needless to say, she wants to be able to take a lot of great pictures! I don't blame her. :) Now I just hope that I'll be of some help.

Nathan is going out of town this weekend for a recruiting event in Provo. He'll just be gone for the weekend, so it's not long. I'm glad for that! We've been lucky that he hasn't had to do a ton of traveling since working for EY.

I'm having some computer issues that I have to deal with. Both of my Photoshop programs (CS2 and the CS3 Beta) have shut down on me. Nathan thinks it's serious, so we went out and got an external hard drive last night that I'm copying all of my files onto before we try to re-install all my programs. I'm just hoping that all of my pictures and ScrapGirls products and layouts will copy over safely and be protected while we re-install. Thank goodness I have the chance to copy everything! It could have been a lot worse, for sure. Wish me luck! :)