Friday, July 25, 2014

My Week in Sketches

I loved watching the logic of a 5-year-old try to sweet-talk a 4-year-old into playing keep-away.

I was super-annoyed that the local sporting goods store only carried ridiculous, neon-colored cleats...and ONE pair of black ones. I took my business elsewhere.

I went to a lovely wedding on Saturday. It was so fun to see my friend so happy.

At church on Sunday, we were instructed to look into the eyes of the person sitting next to us for a few moments, for an illustration. Hellllooooo, awkward eye contact.

My coworkers and I are going to a conference together, and I've never been more excited about anything ever.

Our office has a little courtyard in the middle of it, and my coworkers and I had a picnic out there on Wednesday. It was adorable and tasty.

Friday, July 18, 2014

My Week in Sketches

We had a movie night in my friends' backyard, and it worked out great! We set up a movie projector, so the kids and dads watched "Peter Pan" while the ladies got to chat. It was great, and some much-needed girl time.

 My friend helped me cut some wood with 45-degree angles with his fancy new saw. I can hardly wait until one day I will have a huge garage filled with power tools.

My friends and I went swimming in Lake Arrowhead, which is my FAVORITE thing to do! That lake is paradise, and it was great to be there surrounded by so many friends.

 Lake Arrowhead, Day 2! Spent more time in the sand and less time in the water, with delightful company.

 We played charades at my small group this week, and at one point I had to get everyone to guess the movie "Annie" which was fantastically easy.

My friend came to spend the night, and she told me about the crazy show "Married at First Sight," and then we had to watch an episode. We couldn't look away.

I finally saw "Frozen" all the way through, and now I'm obsessed. I don't know how it happened. But my coworkers keep catching me listening to it at my desk.

Friday, July 11, 2014

My Week in Sketches

My friends and I spent an evening talking in really, really low voices...
I can't explain this stuff. It seemed really funny at the time.

July 4th was AMAZING. My friends and I went to Dana Point, where something called "Water Wars" takes place - a thousand little boats of people attack each other with water guns and buckets. It was insanely fun, and unlike anything I've ever done. It was THE BEST.

My friend from out of state had been visiting California for several weeks, and finally had to head back to Colorado...but she'll be back in December!

I walked with a limp on Sunday. This was because I had stand-up-paddle-boarded for the first time ever on July 4th, which required using muscles I didn't know existed. Two days later, I was walking with a limp, though I preferred to act like I was somehow wounded during Water Wars because that sounded tougher.

Back at work, sometimes I get to make large meal purchases for big groups of people. 

Our office is shaped in a square, with a hallway that is one big loop. Whenever I'm going back and forth to the copy room, it's like I'm running in circles.

In our staff meetings, we sing a nerdy welcome song to anyone who is new on staff. We sing it all as a group, but this week we had one very eager staff member who started singing the song to himself before we were ready.

Friday, July 4, 2014

My Week in Sketches

Last week I got to hang out with some friends at the summer camp where I used to work. It was the first time I've been back on grounds since I left in January, and it was a fun little homecoming.

Some friends came over to my house, which was fun because one of them hadn't been there before.

I went to a wedding and we got into a lot of mischief at our table. Lots of laughing.

I went to my church's picnic the next day, and was happy to sit in the heat with friends.

I loaded some giant, metal 8-foot shelving units into my car. It always makes me proud when my little SUV can carry huge stuff. Yes, just like Mary Poppins' bag, the one she pulls a lamp out of.

I went to a Dodger game with my dad, which I loved.

Rallying the troops to unload a U-Haul...Not the most fun task, but it's always nice to feel like we're doing something together as a team.

Friday, June 27, 2014

My Week in Sketches

My friend Angela came to visit this week, and my whole pack of friends ran to welcome her. It was a funny scene, like 15 children and adults running across the park towards one person.

My friends and I visited a local farm, and the baby goats were just the cutest little creatures I've ever seen.

At a new coffeeshop with my friends, I noticed that a bookshelf had hinges on it, and I just HAD to check for a secret passageway back there. Turned out it was just the owner's clever way of covering up the ugly fuseboxes, but still making them accessible. I'm just proud that I spotted the hinges and knew what it meant.

Angela will be visiting again next weekend, much to my delight.

 After seeing a pretty restaurant in the movie "The Fault in our Stars" with branches hanging from the ceiling...there is now a branch hanging from my kitchen ceiling.

We got to play with dry ice at work this week!

Our new office just got a sign out front! We're all so proud, looking out there now and seeing our logo.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Two Weeks of Sketches

Two weeks to catch up on! Here's what I've been up to:

My friends make me laugh:

I normally work at the front desk in my office, but this day I got to spend sharing someone else's office, and it was fun having someone to banter with all day.

My friends rented a bounce house for their children's birthday party, and I was peer-pressured into bouncing with the toddlers.

My friend had a lovely bridal shower, and it was at a beach house, right on the beach. Like, on the beach. Our tables were sitting in the sand. It was beautiful.

My friends and I set sail for Catalina for a week! It was so great. We went last year, too, and my friends' 7-year-old was obsessed with doing everything exactly the same as last year. She wore the same outfit, wanted to sit in the same seats, everything.

I was in Catalina to help out with a (pirate-themed) camp that my friends were directing for the week. I helped paint some decorations, but sometimes it's hard to paint things you've never really drawn before...

I was in charge of hiding hundreds of (plastic) "gold doubloons" for campers to find. At first I hid them one by one, but by the end, I was just tossing them in piles, like a jolly leprechaun.

My friend and I kept noticing someone with a tattoo of a stuffed animal sitting in a rose...we kept theorizing what the tattoo symbolized, until my friend finally asked her. And this is exactly how my friend told me about it:

On the last night of camp, there was one gold doubloon hidden in the dessert platter at each table. If you found the doubloon, you got to have SECOND DESSERT, and partake in a giant, 28-pound trough of ice cream/cake/chocolatey goodness. I found the one at our table, but it was long after the second-dessert ice cream had melted into a giant pile of goo, surrounded by way-too-stuffed jr. highers.

I was sad to leave Catalina.

My birthday was on Father's Day this year! I was happy to share the day with my dad (and my mom, who planned a birthday scavenger hunt for me around the house...we're a family that likes games and puzzles!)

Craft night with my small group!

I work at the front desk of my office, and I like when coworkers come to visit.

Part of my work day required me to watch my friends' kids for a little while, and make sure they didn't get into too much trouble. This involved a lot of bubbles, hula-hoops, and Duck, Duck, Goose.

Friday, June 13, 2014


Hi! I'm on vacation this week, so my sketches will be a little delayed. I'll catch up with them soon. Thanks for stopping by!