Monday, December 15, 2008


We spent the weekend in Flagstaff with some friends and had a good ole time.


Drinking a gallon of hot chocolate
Being lazy
Whoossing some app at Settlers
Being totally bummed out that there wasn't a lick of snow on the ground and then waking up to a Winter Wonderland Sunday morning
Playing at the frozen "swamp"
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I've Shrunk!

I've been 5' 41/2" since 9th grade and have never failed to include that half inch as it is one half step closer to 5' 5". According to Dan, though, I am now 5' 31/2". I made him measure me 3 times just to make sure. Either I have been lying about my height the last decade or I have shrunk a whole entire inch, or Dan doesn't know how to measure. I truly hope it's the latter. Shrinkage is not supposed to happen until you are at least 3/4ths of a century old!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My New Favorite Toy

Dan has become a shopaholic the last couple years and is always buying new/big/expensive/sometimes-dangerous toys and I always get upset with him initially until I get to play with the toys and then I love them (don't tell Dan though). The Suzuki is my favorite. I love cruisin around the neighborhood on it and taking the girls for rides.
I didn't even include pics of the remote control helicopter, remote control airplane, and remote control car (that was $450. Yes. $450 for a remote control car)
The girls don't know about the shaved ice machine as it is a Christmas present but Dan and I will tell them to go play at the neighbors house so we can eat snow cones and the first thing we do when the girls go to bed at night is bust out the shaved ice machine. Poor girls.

And yes, I am a gun owner now so don't mess with me!

Now, the blow dart gun I'm not too fond of because Dan bought it for Sydney for her 5th birhday! her 5th birthday!

I love the walmart Scooter too because I can drive it with all 3 kids piled on but I love Suzuki best because it's the fastest. Dan actually bought it if for Bo soon after he was born but he can't drive it for a while since he's only 6 mo.
I gave Dan the book "Confessions of a Shopaholic" hoping that he might learn a valuable lesson from it but naturally, he never read it. I wonder what Dan will think of next.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth

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Yesterday Bo turned 6 months old! And Sydney lost her 4th tooth today! My little ones are growing up way too fast.
I love that toothless smile.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I had a hot date this weekend at the midnight showing of Twilight. Seriously, the 1000+ girls were screaming their heads off like the teeny boppers they are and mobing me and my date and begging to take a picture with him (you would think I had Rob Pattinson in the flesh) I could have made some good $ Friday night. So how did I end up with a life size cut out of Edward you ask? Dan has this bad habbit of falling asleep on the couch and never coming to bed so I secretly bought Edward so when Dan came in the room come morning he would find Edward in bed with me - Who better to replace Dan than Edward Cullen? He was a good date - put out for me and everything (too bad I can't share those pictures because they're a bit explicit). I had the funnest time with the ladies too! Love you Sara (and sara's hot friends) and Sheri!
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Weekend camping trip

We had fun camping this weekend with the Oneils and Hollands! Ok, I'm lying. We had a little fire in Bruce Ct. This is is a shout out to the Oneils and Hollands - Woo Wooo
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dinner Table Conversation

What is typical dinnertime conversation between 5 year olds? Why, politics, of course.

Sydney, Sydney's friend, Mckenna, Sydney's friend, Allie over pizza: (now understand, I'm in the other room when I hear this conversation)

Allie: Oh my gosh I do not like Barack Obama

Mckenna: I do not like Barack Obama either.

Sydney: I do not like Barack Obama either.

Sydney: Oh no! Is he are new principal? I mean, president now?

Allie: Yes. He is the president of our whole entire state now.

Sydney: That is so sad that John McCain didn't win the vote.

Mckenna: I am so upset about it.

Silly girls.

My Hero, Uncle Dick

I flew out to Palo Alto a couple weeks ago for my Uncle Dick's Surprise Birthday Party.

I love Uncle Dick! He is my favorite person in the whole wide world. He has touched hundreds of people's lives and I'm so glad we were able to honor him at this wonderful party.

All my life Uncle Dick has always sent me letters, e-mails, and special presents. And he has never missed calling me on my Birthday (or anyones Birthday for that matter). Over the years when I visit my Aunt and Uncle he always takes me on fun adventures to the beach, aquariums, Great America, hiking, the cirkle K (trust me, when uncle Dick wakes you up at 1 a.m and takes you to cirkle K, it is an adventure), Peninsula creamery for Chocolate peppermint milkshakes, etc. He's the best uncle a girl could have. I have to add that he is the biggest jokester too.

I love you Uncle Dick!

Monday, September 29, 2008

I pledge allegiance...

Our night time ritual with the girls has always been a bit elaborate, but now it's just ridiculous! The usual night time ceremony consists of (and Dan and I do this one after the other, I am always first as I get the girls to bed) counting to 10 outside their door, then coming in to "find" the girls hiding under their covers on the bed, followed by rubbing our heads together, then butterfly kisses, then Eskimo kisses, then rubbing cheeks together (referred to as "snuggles" in our home, the term coined by Alex), rubbing chins together, bear hugs, kisses, then tugging on ears and it's all finalized by the secret hand shake.

Several nights ago I did my usual part, called to Dan that it was his turn, and went into the family room to read when a few minutes later I hear Sydney and Dan reciting, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." I just about died laughing. Dan came out of their room and explained to me that Sydney had added the pledge to the night time ritual a few days ago (I had been out of town). So, now I am privileged to hear (or recite since sometimes they make me join them before we say family prayers) the pledge of allegiance every single night.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


My Sister-in-law, Camille Gould, took these of my precious Bo. Check out her website coming soon:
She does a great job!

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

This is Snowflake. She was a present from Santa last Christmas.

This is the present Snowflake left for me on my freshly cleaned bathroom floor. She left 2 more presents just like this in the following weeks.

I guess I could forgive her when she gave us these 2 adorable presents three weeks ago.
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jonas Brothers

Conversation with Sydney (5 yr old) at Dairy Queen:

(Radio starts playing Jonas Brothers song in Dairy Queen)

Sydney: I wish I could see the Jonas Brothers

Me: Is this a Jonas Brothers song?

Sydney: Yes. The Jonas Brothers are so awesome.

Me: Why are the Jonas Brothers so awesome?

Sydney: They sing awesome....and...they look awesome.. and they all have dark hair that is awesome, and they are like rock and roll which is awesome.....(sigh)...I just really wish I could see them.

***Oh goodness, my daughter is 5 going on 15!!! How does she even know who the jonas brothers are?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Bo and Sisters: one week old

My 3 yr old, Alexis, doesn't care to hold Bo much but she frequently asks, "can we keep him?" and then squeels in delight when I assure her that we can keep him.

Sydney is 5 going on 25. She has been such a great "mommy" to Bo and a huge help to me with him. She would hold him all day if I let her. I have been sick with a nursing related infection so Dan takes over when he gets home from work and while I'm lying in bed, I hear Sydney bossing Dan around, "Dad, don't rock him so fast! Dad, don't let Bo near the cat! Dad, Bo needs his pacifier! Dad, Bo is hungry, you need to feed him!"

Bo is so sweet. I call him my little boyfriend because I am so smitten by him and so in love
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