Monday, October 29, 2007

San Francisco

Travis and I spent the weekend in San Francisco with Travis's parents. We had such a good time; we are both blessed with parents that we enjoy spending time with.
The weather was beautiful! Apparently, we lucked out- today the fog rolled back in. No matter how many times I go to SF, I never get use to it... I love the detail on the old buildings and the height on the new ones. Isn't it wonderful?
While we were there we went to the daVinci exhibit and the Farmers' Market at the Ferry Building. Cameras weren't allowed at the daVinci showing, so here are some pictures of the fresh produce and the largest pumpkin at the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival that was on display at the you think it's on tour? Maybe it will come to your city next :)
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Thursday, October 25, 2007


This is a picture of Tanner's first day with us. We brought him home from the pound after being informed that he had been abused and neglected by his previous family. He was so skittish and tentative. How could anyone beat this creature? Look at him! Even when he was in the pound, he was so quiet and attentive to our movements, I don't understand how someone could be mean to him.
My mom and I went for a walk yesterday and she commented on how much Tanner has changed. She said Tanner is much more confident than when we first got him. I think so too, but we're still working on him. He still has trouble eating. He buries his food sometimes. Other times he stands and looks at the full food dish for ten minutes before he takes a single morsel of food. Poor guy. Anyway, Tanner's been with us for over 2 years and we're happy to see him relax into our home and our family. He still gets a little over excited when visitors come over, but I'd rather him be over excited and lick too much than hide and pee like he did for the first month he was with us. He's our survivor and we're so proud of him!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I never thought I'd be one of those people that talks about her dogs like they are real people, but *sigh* I am. Here's a picture of Tanner and Belle. They are both about 3 1/2 years old. Tanner is some sort of German Shephard/Boxer/Bulldog mix, and Belle is a European Lab. If Tanner really likes you, he'll talk to you. He makes this gutteral sound that's not a whine and not a bark, it's so funny. If you ask him a question he'll answer you. Belle will show you she likes you by sitting on your foot. Travis had to talk me into getting a dog in the first place, and now I don't know how I ever lived without them.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


We have this beautiful old house, built in 1944, with a large Sycamore tree in the front yard. The tree keeps the house fairly cool during the summer months and fairly cool in the fall months; cool enough for our first fire of the year! We do have a furnace, but it's old...I believe it was put in when the house was built, but I couldn't swear to that. Anyway, we find that fires actually heat the house better than the furnace does, so fires it is :)

I've posted a picture of our first fire of the season...isn't it great? I love fall.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Welcome, friends!

Friday, October 19, 2007.
A blog, huh? I didn't think my life was interesting enough for a blog. Probably isn't, but I'm going to have one anyway.

To start, I'll fill you in on my family. Travis is a high school math teacher. He has a degree in math, a masters in education and is currently working on his administration credential. I'm an associate clinical supervisor for a local company specializing in autism; I oversee programming and staff for four children diagnosed with autism (I'm only part-time), and hope to be involved in my company's new branch, the Infant and Toddler Program (children that are high risk for autism, or have already exhibited significant delays but do not yet have a diagnosis). I have a degree in developmental psychology, and am finishing up a masters in behavior analysis psychology. We have been married three years and have no children, two dogs, Belle and Tanner, and one cat, Elvis.
There it first blog. Pretty boring, isn't it? Don't worry, it will liven up soon enough- I'm sure of it.
Thanks for reading, enjoy your afternoon, I'm off to bake some autumn goodies...pumpkin bread to start and maybe some pumpkin cookies.
The Mrs.