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Office with a View

Here’s my beautiful view this afternoon from my office.

Good News: Consumer Reports Says Dark Chocolate Is a Stress Reliever

Brett forwarded me an article on the Consumer Reports website that says that dark chocolate was shown to reduce stress in a recent study. Now that’s some good news! Here’s a quote from the article: In a study last year 30 people who complained about stress ate a little bit of dark chocolate every day […]

Need a laugh?

Brett and I have been watching a lot of the British comedy show, The IT Crowd. It’s just plain funny… and let’s face it, we all need more laughs in winter! We have the entire season DVDs that we bought at Amazon (after being given the first season by our friend Chris). However, the third […]

Local Music Update from Brett

From Brett: I certainly have not made many concerts lately. I’m hoping for some good aggressive stuff soon. Lots going on, but I must be getting ADD, as it takes more to hold my attention now… =) I did want to mention that there are some free happenings at Washington University I just noticed, starting […]

Check Out Our New Photos!

Hey everyone, New photos here on! Check them out at!!! You’ll probably have to wait a few seconds for the gallery to load because there’s hours of photo viewing fun. For the past few months, I’ve been working hard to get my photo library online on Flickr. Not only will this provide a […]

Merry Christmas! Some of the things we’re grateful for…

When we think about this year, we have a few things that really stand out that we’re extremely grateful for: We’re alive! We won’t be taking that for granted anytime soon. Jesus loves us A great new house with wonderful offices for our businesses We thank our family and friends for all of their love […]

Sonia Getting Ready to Start Her BIG Final Project for Her Master’s in Writing

Any ideas or thoughts or prayers… all are welcome. I’ve just signed up to complete a 60-90 page writing project as the culmination for my Masters in Fine Arts in Writing. I have until March… and currently I have no clear idea on what I want to do. However, deadlines do seem to inspire creativity, […]

Grateful for a second chance

I realized that today is my 1 year anniversary – of my second chance. For what? To live. Last year on Nov. 20, 2008, I was admitted to the hospital with 6 blood clots – 4 in my leg and 1 in each lung. Now that I know how serious it was, I know God […]

Brett and Sonia Explore the World of Auctions, Buy a Painting, & End up on TV

Brett and I went to an auction at Selkirk’s last weekend primarily because I had never been to one. It was a lot of fun. We went to the modernism auction, which was two days and had furniture and art. The day we went it was all art, as we found out. We had no […]

San Diego, the lovely… Thanks, PRSA!

I got to visit San Diego for five days, thanks to the St. Louis Chapter of PRSA. I served as an assembly delegate at the national conference. It was really interesting. I met a lot of people, plus my buddy Nicole and I got to enjoy lots of sun and fun! Just what the doctor […]