Wednesday, February 25, 2009


So I've been a slacker - I know you're all sooooo surprised! It's soooooo unlike me.

Check out Aunty Rissa's blog for a super cute picture and video of the nanners.

Quick update. Lanna and I got to the States February 11th and spent a few days in LA with Daddy and Nani. Then we hopped on another plane to Salt Lake City. We've been here since the 15th. I've been interviewing and applying for jobs like a mad woman. I've also been scoping out apartments. I've found one I like and hope that it will still be available when I get a job.

Right now I'm working as a temp for an accountant, John, who retired and after 5 days of driving his wife crazy, she told him that as long as there were women on the jury she would not get convicted of murder, so he started up a small practice doing taxes. Well it has grown and now he's deciding on whether he wants to expand to bookkeeping, compilations, and other services. If he decides to go ahead with it then I have a job!!!! I find out on Monday. It's not the most glamorous job, I'm half administrative assistant half accountant, but I'll get paid like an accountant so that's cool with me. Plus I'll get full benefits and a matching 401K.

Lanna is refusing to eat while I'm gone at work and so by the end of the day she's pretty cranky. Aunty Rissa and Uncle Muscles have been awesome about putting up with her - every time I come home from leaving her Aunty Rissa has made her something new. A new sling, a new hat, a new toy, etc.

So if you're a praying person, pray that this job comes through and that Lanna will give in (the sooner the better) and take the bottle.

Enjoy some sprinkles:

On the Plane:

At the airport in Taiwan:
Mommy's first meal - Del Taco!!
Lanna's first taste of solids:

Playing at Aunty Rissa's:

Happy Half Birthday Nanna!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sitting Up

Look who thinks she's a big girl and can sit up all by herself! Yai Yai says it's a fluke, that it's just the giant tummy propped against the big ole thighs but I still think that counts as sitting up.

New Do

So I debated about posting this but decided why not. I was going to surprise everyone and just show up with my cool new hair but chances are my hair will look like crap when I see people so better show good pictures while I can. I've had the same hair do since I was about 13. Every now and then I get sick of my long straight hair and chop it off, but never much shorter than my shoulders. Well I decided to try something new this time - I got a perm!!! I know how 1980s of me. But I was inspired by fellow phat girl mommy Annie and so got a "big curl" perm.
Here's my before picture (straight and long - excuse the fuzziness grandma took the picture):

And the after picture:

It's not as short as I had originally imagined. And this is what it looks like after an hour of blow drying and styling, which ya'll know I will NOT be doing. So I'm a little nervous as to what it will look like when I just air dry it. After the hair dresser had washed my hair and before the drying and styling I looked liked a chola sans dark lip liner. So hopefully it will look ok after I wash it tonight.