Wednesday, June 29, 2011


We went up to Santa Cruz to visit Tyler's cousin Spencer Brady and to meet up with our other cousins Spencer and Ashley Rex. While there we stayed with Spencer Brady at his sweet waterfront condo in Capitola. It was amazing. Friday morning I went on an hour jog and didn't hit ONE signal light. I just cruised through the beach town and hugged the coast. It was probably my favorite run of all time. The trip was complete with Pleasure Pizza, Spencer Brady's first EVER funnel cake at the boardwalk, watching the Spencer's surf, visiting with Josh & Laura and the kiddos, an attempt to whale watch & ending up nauseated, oysters, pizza & hot chocolate with Lauren, San Jose Earthquakes game where our good friend Steve Lenhart scored an amazing goal & got us in for free, and an amazing brunch at Gayles Bakery (just about the cutest place I have ever been to). I also enjoyed not caring about what time it was for three whole days!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

i love this

(Our favorite couple shot from the Rex Family photo shenanigans)

Yesterday I decided to take it easy in my work out and do a yoga class. The class was great, as yoga always is, it was exactly what I needed. At the end we were in the open heart pose and the instructor told us to take time to think about what we are grateful for. I thought I would share some of my gratitude with you.
I'm grateful for that yoga class that made me stop & ponder. I am grateful for a husband who loves me no matter how much of a stinker I am. I'm grateful that when I had a long hard day at work he knew that turning on Iron & Wine radio and lighting my volcano candle would calm me down and make me happy. I'm grateful to live in a beautiful place and for the blooming flowers. I'm grateful that my niece kicks me when I put my hand on Kimmy's belly. I'm grateful for my cute nephews who get excited when we come see them at swimming lessons. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be calm and relaxed whenever I practice yoga. And this may sound cheesy, but I always feel so much more connected to my body and spirit after a yoga class, it's like therapy. To end my work out I rode my bike home and soaked in the cool breeze and the sunshine.

And of course I'm grateful that today is Friday! Hope you have a happy weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

i can hardly wait

I had the privilege of taking maternity photos for my sister Kimberly and her hubbie Morgan. I cannot really describe to you just how excited I am for my sister. I am so excited to meet my niece and I am so happy for her and Morgan to be parents. I am so blessed to have such great family that is just going to keep on growing! Brylee Sue Clausen is scheduled to greet the world the first week of August and I am seriously counting down. I think she is coming early... I'll let you know what happens.

Rex Family Weekend

The last weekend in May was spent with Tyler's family. Ryan, Kristen, Taylor & Dylan came from Hawaii and Julia, Aaron & our almost Nephew came from Utah. It was SO much fun to have everyone together. It was SO fun to be around some of our favorite people pretty much all day everyday. We also couldn't get enough of our niece Dylan who has grown up so fast... It's so hard to be so far away from her during the first few years of her life so we soaked up every moment.

The weekend was complete with some reading of stories (during which Dylan actually corrected Tyler... priceless), a bike ride, a picnic at the park, an adult only date night, a birthday party for Owen & Dylan, a beach day, family photos and lots of yummy food thrown in there.

I am so thankful for the wonderful people I know and love because I married my sweetheart. I am a lucky lady.

a little birdie told me...

While my sister in law Julia & the rest of the Rex siblings were in town we threw a baby shower for her and her baby boy who is scheduled to arrive in July. It was so fun to celebrate her and we cannot wait to meet our nephew!