A Not So Daily Dose of Daisy
Master of living a random, unpredictable life.

Lily’s elementary school had their annual bike rodeo today. Look how big she is getting! And I made an excellent salad out of these fruits. Looks pretty tasty, huh?  

Categories: Birds, Wildlife | Add a Comment

Lately we have been seeing a road runner hanging out in our backyard. He has always been to fast for me to get a picture of though. Today I kinda sorta caught him on film. Watch the top of the fence and you will see him run across it. Then after I saw him I […]

Categories: Vacation | Add a Comment

This morning JP and I landed back in San Antonio after spending a few days in Key West, FL. This is our second time to Key West and we can say with 100% certainty that we LOVE it there. We knew it was going to be a good trip when on the way there I […]

Categories: Babies, Family | Add a Comment

I have good news for the world, today I met my brand new nephew. Bruce Jasper Z was born at Tacoma General Hospital on April 25th 2014 at 6:59 AM to Pauly and Katie. He arrived weighing 5 lbs 12 oz and was approximately 19 inches tall. Oh and did I mention that he is […]

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I woke up this morning around 11:00 AM… yes, 11:00!! JP was already out of bed so I just laid there for a little while listening and trying to figure out what they were up to. The house was quiet. No sounds at all. Then I heard the door that goes from the house to […]

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Over the last few months we have been slowly doing garage improvements. I posted this embarrassing before photo early this month. To see that post you can click here. Keep in mind that our garage is L shaped and this is the back of the garage. JP has since built a corner piece for the […]


Linda sent me flowers today to say thank you for the other day. Is that not the sweetest thing ever? Inside the card it says that the teddy bear is for Lily. Thank you Linda!!


I tried something new for breakfast today. Ham & Egg Cupcakes! Ingredients: 12 slices of ham fresh basil (or herb of your choice) 6 tbsp half & half 1/4 cup shredded cheese 6 large eggs salt/pepper Preparation: 1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Using two slices of ham for each cup, lay the ham […]


The first time I ever had a Caprese Salad was right after I met JP. He ordered one for us to share after I told him that I had never tried it before. To this day when we order them in restaurants we still order one and share it. Today I made it at home […]

Categories: Seattle, Sports | Add a Comment

Looky here! The NFL finally published next seasons schedules.


Years ago when I first moved from Michigan to Washington one of the first real friends that I made is a guy named Jeff. I met him at work and we became fast friends. His mother Linda also worked there but I didn’t really know her that well. Once I started hanging out with Jeff […]


It was a rainy day in Portland, OR today. But that didn’t stop me from walking to my all time favorite food cart. The Whole Bowl is vegetarian and only serves one item. If you are ever in the mood for a vegetarian rice bowl then this place is a MUST. I think the Tali […]


This morning JP and I boarded a Southwest Airlines airplane from San Antonio, TX to Portland, OR. Check out this SnapChat that I sent. That was the coldest flight that I have ever been on. I was FREEZING. I seriously felt like it was about to snow inside the airplane. Early this morning before we […]


Last night before bed the Easter Bunny left a wrapped box and a note outside Lily’s bedroom door. It said not to open the box or wake us up before 8:00 AM. Lily was at our bedside at 8:01 AM. Once JP and I had a cup of coffee in hand we told her it […]

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I am pretty sure that Lily doesn’t really believe in the Easter Bunny anymore but she still plays along. Since we don’t have Lily on Sunday morning we have to move Easter one day forward. This year it is Easter Saturday instead of Easter Sunday. After I went shopping for her Easter basket I came […]

Categories: Nostalgic | Add a Comment

On this date in 2011 Lily took a nap out by the pool. JP chilled in the shade. And I played a hand of UNO out on the upper deck with my friends.        

Categories: SnapChat, Travel | Add a Comment

How come no one ever says “TGIT”? So we are in Denver and I totally planned ahead when I packed for this trip. Does anyone still remember that the Seattle Seahawks beat up the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl this year? Yes, the answer is yes they do! I went into Starbucks this morning […]

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This morning JP had meetings in the morning but a few hours to spare in the afternoon. Before he left this morning he asked what I wanted to do today. The marketing from the 80′s and 90′s must have worked because I asked him where Golden, CO is. He told me to look into it […]


This afternoon JP and I got on a flight to Denver, CO. Checking the weather before heading somewhere in the middle of April doesn’t seem necessary. Well… it is! This is a SnapChat that I sent. And this is what it looked like on our drive from Denver International Airport to the Hotel Monaco in […]

Categories: Friends, Holidays | Add a Comment

Today JP, Nicole and I went to Oyster Bake. We haven’t gone since 2011 if you want to read what I wrote last time click here. This is my favorite picture from Oyster Bake 2011. This year Oyster Bake was fun… but kinda disappointing. We had two main reasons for going. We wanted to eat […]