Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Some of you may know my Dad is a camera-man for Fox Sports.
Yeah... it is a seriously cool job.

His camera has been hit by a foul ball and shattered,
his face has been stepped on by a basketball player resulting in stitches, etc etc.
He is a pretty tough guy!

But what we didn't know, is apparently he is a total creeper at these games.
Take the above photo, Dennis is in here somewhere... can you see him?

Oh, here he is.

Just kidding Dad, you're not a creeper, just a fun picture of you.

Love you!

{picture via LA Times.}

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Baby Beyonce

Someone had this linked on their facebook tonight and Brandon and I laughed so hard at it.. enjoy.

I can only dream one day my baby will have moves like that.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Moving on up...

Yesterday was a big day in the Shannon family, Courtney moved into her dorm!
The whole family drove up there to send her off...
We spent the day lugging boxes and picture frames and lamps up to the 6th floor,
and we loved it ( although it could have been a little colder)

I made Courtney a blanket so that she could stay warm on those cold Los Angeles nights,
She loved it!
Brandon took a quick break to check e mail, this makes him look like he was not helping, but really, he was instrumental in getting everything up to the dorm, and hung up straight, he was our savior!
Tyler hung out in the bathroom...
after he sweat his life away carrying up boxes of scarves and purses.
The final ( for now) product, I think she loved it!
We were all exhausted by the end of the day, but in traditional Shannon family style, we always eat pizza on move in day.
So... we upgraded from our normal "large" to this monster... 27 inches of delicious glory.
Courtney won with 4 pieces down, Brandon in second with 3, Tyler and I tied with 2, Mom ate one and a salad, such a lady.

It was a really fun day, and we were all exhausted at the end, but so excited to see what this year will bring for baby sister!

Bruins 09.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The "Bye Bye Bonfire"

Courtney is moving into UCLA this week and we are all so excited for her!

We Shannon kids grew up in the most incredible neighborhood, the kind where everyone waves at each other, every Mom is "your second Mom", neighbors offer their backyards and we have bonfires- for every occasion.
As a kid, our bonfires were legendary, they would sometimes include bounce houses, clowns, magic tricks and pool parties, as we started growing up, they condensed to beach chairs in a circle around a fire, which was so nice.

"The block" decided to have a bonfire to send Courtney off into UCLA-land, and it was perfect!
We ate pasta, salad, and of course roasted marshmallows and made s'mores.
I provided some UCLA cupcakes... just for fun!

Just a little sista-sista power.

delicious mallows

UCLA- cupcakes!

I really treasure these memories, and hopefully one day
I will have a block just like this one to raise my family on!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Santa Barbara

To celebrate my 22nd birthday, Brandon took me on a
weekend getaway to Santa Barbara- and it was a blast!

We stayed in the most charming bed and breakfast and
enjoyed the best waffles I have ever had in the morning...

The Upham Hotel - I highly reccommend this place!
We went to the mission for about 25 minutes, really pretty, kind of boring.
We still managed to have fun.
we took our beloved bikes and rode them all over downtown, while we took a rest stop on the pier, our bikes took a moment alone to take in the view.
It really was so beautiful
On Sunday evening we made our wayback home, not before stopping for ice cream sandwiches and sunflower seeds to combat the traffic!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Life Magazine

I recently discovered Life magazine online, and I am hooked.
They have some of the most beautiful images.
Today I looked online and found an entire library of unseen images of Jackie Kennedy.
I adore Jackie Kennedy almost as much as I love Audrey Hepburn so I loved flipping through the album.
If you are interested, you can check it out here.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

One Year Ago { yesterday}

One Year Ago {yesterday}
Brandon asked me to be his wife.. and I am so happy that he did.
My life is so wonderful, and I have never been happier than I am now, as Mrs. Hunt.


Thursday, September 03, 2009

Oh, so cute.

{I love }
-Clever packaging
-Bright colors
I love these products.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Someday, when I have a home, with a glorious backyard...
I will host a dinner party, and I want it to be fabulous just like this one.
{image from Tec Petaja}