Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wallace's new Holiday "Do"

Wallace had a spa day today and got his new holiday hair cut. He wants to look good for Santa all month long!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dinner with Shan and Shoko!!

Shan and Shoko are in town for a quick work-related trip from Zürich!! We had an amazing time together at one of their favorite SF restaurants, Rintaro. We loved it! Dock and I will be returning frequently! SO great to see them both so happy and looking so much less stressed from the last time we saw them (which, to be fair was days before their big move from SF to Zurich!).

Bradford Street Painting Step-by-Step

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday, from Wallace!!

Yes, Tongue Out Tuesday is a thing on Instagram. Wallace had several happy photos from the park to choose from. :)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Finished my Cityscape Painting!!

I finished my new Cityscape Painting, "Bradford Street", today!!! This was the longest process of any painting that I've done, but also the largest.

Most of the time today went towards the bottom left corner, the houses on the left side of the street, the trees and cars.

This isn't a very good photograph if it, since it was dark by the time I finished. I'll get a better photo after it has dried and I varnish it.

We saw Santa!!

Wallace and I saw Santa and one of his elves on our walk home tonight! They were preparing the the Castro Street Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Wallace is a little disappointed that he didn't take a better photo with Santa, but we didn't want to take too much of their time. These guys have a very busy schedule!!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Decking the Halls!!

Christmastime is here!!

I've had a cold all weekend, but mustered up enough energy to put up the tree and other decorations today.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We had a wonderful day at my parent's home. We have so much to be thankful for. I'm always so happy to spend days like this with our family.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


We loved it!! What a great movie!

Monday, November 20, 2017

My West Coast Curse is reversed!


"A family divided...."

 My Uncle and Cousins are Stanford Alumni.

Thanks for helping us get tickets for the game, Kenneth and Angela!!

Sent from my iPhone- please ignore any inadvertent  autocorrect typos. :)

Go Heels!!

GO Heels!!

Full disclosure: If UNC loses against Stanford tonight, Dick's family will blame me for all UNC losses for at least the next 10 years.

I have a bad track record of watching their games on the West Coast:

Dec 1998 (on one of our first dates) UNC list to Cal.

Dec 2004 UNC loses to Santa Clara

Both were complete upsets.

I was banned from watching any UNC games (even on TV) until after they won the Championships in 2005.

Sent from my iPhone- please ignore any inadvertent  autocorrect typos. :)

Current snuggle status


Sunday, November 19, 2017

An evening with Jill & Tom

Wallace and I joined Blane for an eve Ing at Jill and Tom's house last night. Jill and Tom are Blane's very close friends who have two dogs of their own, and who have fostered 98 dogs over the past several years. Dock and I had gone to their place the weekend before we adopted Wallace to ask them all kinds of questions about owning a dog. Dick and I have always said that Blane, Jill and Tom were huge influences on our decision to adopt Wallace.

Wallace got along very well with Jill & Tom's dog's, Tosh and Jessie. They were very welcoming to him and shared all of their fun toys.

We had a wonderful evening, and are looking forward to seeing them all again soon!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Back at the park

Wallace and I were back at our favorite dog park this morning. It was a beautiful and sunny day for this happy little guy.