My Week in Sketches

7:19 AM

My parents and I stayed in a nice hotel last weekend, and we never wanted to leave.

My mom and I rooted on my dad in his senior softball tournament.

At the end of the weekend, there was a lot of shuffling between my parents' car and my own, like returning things we'd borrowed from each other. 

Staff retreat! I love staff retreats. And this was the best staff retreat I've ever been on. It was so great. And it maybe included some sweet dance moves.

We played a staff game of wiffle ball, and I covered first base. Although in our case, it was actually first pile-of-pinecones, since we had no bases.

Some good friends of mine just moved to the area, and I'm so excited to have them closeby! This was the first time I visited them at their new house.


My Week in Sketches

7:10 AM

It's been a good week! Last Thursday I got to catch up with an old friend that I haven't seen in several years.

Then I flew to Idaho to visit a friend, and I finally got to meet her new baby!

The following night, we were all exhausted in the evening (my friends have a 5-month-old and therefore never get sleep...and I had no excuse) so we played the game "Scene It," while lying down on couches. Super cozy.

Little Cody decided to relieve himself in the middle of his diaper getting changed, and I was no help. 

Part of my job is helping to plan our upcoming staff retreat, which I couldn't be more excited about.

At lunch one day, coworkers and I started passing around baby photos of ourselves that we had on our phones...

I'm so grateful to work in an office filled with people of different races and backgrounds. This week, we took the time as a staff to share with each other what the events in Ferguson, Missouri, have meant to us individually, and how we can and should be responding.
It reminded me how thankful I am to know these wonderful people, and to have the opportunity to walk alongside them - even in frustration, even in helplessness, even in tears.


My Week in Sketches

7:15 AM

Some friends of mine are moving to my town, and I'm so excited about it!

I spent part of a work day sanding and staining a picnic table at our office. It was nice to have an excuse to be outside and away from my desk for a little while.

At my soccer games, I never want to sub out. I love soccer so much and I just want to plaaaaayyyyy!

Happy to have my friends at church with me on Sunday.

We're contemplating purchasing a few hundred chairs for a meeting room, so we spent a day asking everyone in the building to sit in a sample chair and tell us how they liked it.

I built a table! It's made from some of the old wooden bleachers at the Hollywood Bowl, which makes it extra-special to me. I was so relieved that it turned out as awesome as I'd hoped!

My friend, Nate, got to come work at our offices for a day. It was so fun because he's heard me go on and on about my office and coworkers for the past eight months, and now he finally got to see it all.


My Week in Sketches

7:11 AM

Hanging out with my friends and their little kiddos...and it was REALLY hot outside.

I went home to my parents' house for a couple days, and caught them up on recent events in my life...

The reason I went home was for my friend's dad's funeral, and I was glad I was able to be there.

I always love going to church with my mom and dad at my side.

A good friend of mine just started working where I work, and it's SO great to have him around in the office now.

I helped my friends install wood floors in their house. Guess who was most excited to use power tools?....

My coworkers and I went out to lunch, and one of them was really over-enthusiastic about bussing our table for us, or getting us more condiments...It was like she was our waitress.


My (Nerdy) Week in Sketches

7:19 AM

This was a special week because it contained my annual trek to Comic Con, the nerdiest nerd-fest in all the land. It was so great. My friend and I really went for it, and spent the night in line to get good seats on Thursday (I know this seems insane to most people...Just think of it as urban camping.) We managed to get a good night's sleep, despite the one really chatty fangirl that talked loudly all night long. She was wearing a top hat...Not a full costume - just a top hat and, like, a t-shirt and sweats.

The overnight wait paid off and we had great seats to every panel we saw on Thursday, including a surprise visit by Matthew McConaughey. Even though I apparently temporarily forgot how to spell "McConaughey."

Friday evening, I was pleasantly surprised to see Taran Killam, Breckin Meyer, and Nathan Fillion were the guests on a panel of "mystery guests." I know they're not huge celebrities, but I love them all. It was a good time.

Another smaller Comic Con panel: there was a read-through of an episode by the voice actors of the cartoon "Sanjay and Craig." Tony Hale and Maulik Pancholy were two of the voices, who I love from Arrested Development and 30 Rock. I was sitting right behind their video monitor in the second row, so as they were staring at it, it felt like they were staring at meeeeee!

Back home again, I went out to lunch with a friend...settling back into life where I'm not surrounded by adult nerds in costumes.

Some friends and I went out for trivia night at a local bar, which was a blast. We lost to a team called "Trivia Newton John," but I felt like their name alone made them the winners.

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