Wednesday, December 31, 2008

From 1998 to 2008

At the years end I thought I would share a funny little picture of Rick and I in 1998. We started seeing each other initially in the year 1997 wow it doesn't seem like that kong ago. I have a cute picture of us at my high school graduation and his college grad in 1998, but I cannot find them right now. I'll have to do the oldies but goodies another time! Take notice of my hot pink finger nails!!! hee hee

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What did you ask santa for?

So for Christmas this year I asked for a piano. Just an old used piano nothing fancy. At one point I was learning how to play and I just stopped, so I would like to learn again. Turns out Brooklyn love it too. Over the weekend we went to our annual family, girls tea party. It's a pretty fancy fun day! I'm looking forward to hosting my own tea party for some of my favorite girls in the spring, look out for an invite...anyway at the tea Brooklyn was loving my aunts piano. Don't you thing she looks like a natural? So what did you ask for?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Posted Just for TAD!

Here you go Tad! But I'll have you know my husband shaved this hideous mustache off directly after the photo!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Major? Anthropology!

I've decided to major in something that really interest me. So for those who asked here it is and here's the the definition for those that don't know:

ANTHROPOLOGY: study of humankind. The study of humankind in all its aspects, especially human culture or human development. It differs from sociology in taking a more historical and comparative approach.

Can't you tell I'm excited?!

Some Fun PIcs

Cool event Rick went to at Dodgers stadium


She added a few touches to her outfit. Maybe she'll wanna be Cindy Lauper when she grows up, just like me! hee hee

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

{I've Finally Applied}

I'm so excited! I've finally applied to Cal State! I've put it off for along time now. Since I got pregnant with Brooklyn to be exact. I have one class to finish up this spring that I will be taking at Crafton. Hopefully by fall 2009 I will officially be a junior at Cal state. I'm pretty excited because I finally feel like I'm doing this for myself and I feel ready to finish up. I put in a lot of hard work to get here. Working full time supporting myself and going to school full time too. I deserve and owe it to myself to finish. And I just want to be an example for my kids. Pretty much everything we do is for them right? Woo Hoo!

Monday, December 1, 2008

{My little boy in his big boy glasses!}

Well it's been almost a week since Logan got his new glasses. He has actually really taken to them. I think he likes them a lot because everyone tells him how cool they are. And I would have to agree they are cool! I'm still concerned because they are REALLY blurry to look thru. He doesn't have any vision problem so I don't quite understand how he can possibly see with them. Maybe his eyes have adjusted? Typically when a child has a strabismus they only put a prism in one eye, his have both. So waiting for the doc to get back in town to get some answers. Otherwise my glasses were kinda a waste! He asked me to wear them for 2 days then he was over it! Not completely a waste as I do need new glasses, so I guess I can just go and get my prescription put in these new ones. Hope you all had a great holiday! We sure did!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

{I Love your Blog Award}

Thanks Amelia for tagging me with the I heart your blog award. You are one of my bestest friends and LOVE your blog! It's always so creative and fun to read. It really captures who you are and what your little family is all about. You are so inspiring! I believe they all have to be one answer questions, which is actually kinda hard! Here I go:

Where is your cell phone? Table
2. Where is your significant other? Sleeping
3. Your hair color? Favorite
4. Your mother? Unconditional
5. Your father? Funny
6. Your favorite thing? Reading
7. Your dream last night? Strange
8. Your dream/goal? Inspiring
9. The room you’re in? Living
10. Your hobby? consuming
11. Your fear? death
12. Where do you want to be in six years? same
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you’re not? cynical
15. One of your wish list items? travel
16. Where you grew up? California
17. The last thing you did? eat
18. What are you wearing? clothes
19. Your T.V.? Cartoons
20. Your pet? ha
21. Your computer? mac
22. Your mood? ambivalent
23. Missing someone? YES!!
24. Your car? big
25. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
26. Favorite store? anthropologie
27. Your Summer? dislike
28. Love someone? YES!!
29. Your favorite color? pink!
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Tuesday
...So now I get to pass on the love!! I love your blog....
Okay well I pass it on to everyone that I know who has a blog, which is pretty much everyone that Amelia already passed it on to!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

{If I can't be the glue can somebody hold me together?}

Yesterday was a big day for Logan and I. We went to the Optimologist. And for the first time as a mother I felt true guilt. Not the kind that you feel when you give a spanking and feel a little bad afterwards, the real kind. The kind that because of me it's possible he could have issues with his eye forever. I'm sure like Rick most of you think I'm being hard on myself, but as a mother I can't help but feel responsible. Here's the story: About a year ago we noticed Logan crossed his eyes a lot. I happened mostly when we wanted him to smile for a picture. We thought he was making a funny face at us. But I think I was in denial that he really had a problem. It was pretty noticeable. Fast forward to now. He still does this but it has gotten better. So at his ped check up I had him take a look and he refereed us to the eye doctor. That leaves us at yesterday. Turns out he has Accommodative esotropia. It's an outward turing eye, that happens when the child is trying to focus on far away objects and occurs mostly when they are daydreaming, tired or ill. That's why it's only sometimes noticeable. Here's where I come in. Since I waited to bring him in it may be harder to correct the muscles that may be permanently damaged. He was told yesterday that the first step is he needs to wear glasses. He was SO upset. His reaction made me heart break. I wanted to cry, but had to make it a no big deal situation. And I know it's not that big of a deal. It's really common and worst case scenario is surgery (which is a mild one at that) But Logan is really taking this hard. I feel awful. I know that I could not change the fact that he has this, but maybe if I got him in one year ago well...We do think it has gotten better so hopefully with the glasses it will help that much more. Here's the thing, He'll hate them because they will not help his vision, in fact the Dr. said he will most likely complain that he sees worse in them. So how do I concince my 4 year old that he needs to wear them?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Experience of a Lifetime!

Yesterday I had the most amazing experience. My best friend Sarah and I got to be in a movie! Our friend(more so Sarah's friend I met him through her) wrote this exciting movie and is now directing and filming it. he called her and asked if we wanted to come to Hollywood and be extras. Of course we said yes! We get there and they say that they need someone to play the bartender for this specific bar scene, yep you guessed it I was the official bartender! Here's the best part, the star of the movie is Cam Gigandet. You may not know him but he is the vampire James in the up coming Twilight movie. If you know me you know I am obsessed with Twilight so how exciting is that! He was really nice and kinda shy. The leading woman in the film is Jenna Malone. You may know her as the young girl in the movie "Step mom" with Julia Roberts. She was not there yesterday. So this is pretty much an indi film, but hopefully it comes out in the next year! Let me just tell you yesterday made my week! If not year hee hee. Dork!!! Here's a pic of Cam:

I guess he's kinda cute hee hee

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

{My Baby is 2 Today!}

I can't believe 2 years have gone by since Brooklyn came into our lives. On the other hand she has been such an amazing addition to our family, I cannot imagine life without her! She is such a blessing! I remember her birth like it was yesterday. It was such an easy labor. She gave me no problems. Having her made us feel like giving birth was the easiest thing ever. We went home from the hospital in less than 24 hrs. We we came home Logan was so excited. He was only 6 months older than she is today. He made all these cute noises, cuddling and cooing to her. I remember thinking how lucky I was at that moment. Today I still feel so lucky to have such a beautiful. healthy family. Here's a few pictures of Brooklyn this year. One at birth, 6 months, one year and then a recent. I think Brooklyn will like that she will never have school on her bday, she was born on Veteran's day! Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Festivities

Hey what's behind that mask?

Give the monkey a ticket and he'll shake your hand and give you a tip of his hat!

Let the carving begin!

Finished project and a goofy face

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Randoms or should we say embarrassing things about me!

Okay Amelia you tagged me so I'll play along and post some random things about me.

1. I played field Hockey in High School

2. I HAD to sleep with my baby blanket until I was 21 years old! Yes I know crazy huh? I still have it too. And then if that wasn't weird enough I loved the way it smelled so much I would put a specific corner into my nose and smell it all night. YUCK I know I'm strange!

3. I'm actually a pretty liberal person even though I surround myself with the opposite. I'm a little bit of a bleeding heart.

4. I LOVE eating Slim JIm's. Rick makes fun of me and I think they delicious oh and hey I really don't like meat!

5. I downloaded "Are you Smarter than a 5th grader" on my phone and I have to admit I am not. Have not beat it yet, alone.

6. I'm not good at math. I can get A+ in everything else and managed to graduate with an 3.8 or something, but really I can barely add!!! h And I do not know the multiplication table hee hee

7. It drives me bananas when my kids have boogers and other people's kids for that matter.

And one more that I've pretty much said all the embarrassing things about myself:

Once I walked into a mirror! Yep not a clear door and mirror!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let's Go Dodger's!!!

Rick and I went to one of the playoff games last night and let me just say the "feeling" was amazing. The crowd was pumped and the stadium was a sea of white towels flying in the air. What a fun game! Although the Dodger's lost, it was really close and so exciting. I know most of you are Angel's fans, but hey during the NLCS how can you not cast your vote for the Dodger's?! We still have a chance at the world series, but we would have to win the next 3 games. Hey it could happen. In that case we're going to a world series game! What a great xmas gift that would be! And the highlight of the night? I got a Manny ball during batting practice!

My first Manny Ramirez ball!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Here's my little model again showing off my latest creation. I usually have to bribe him with candy and then he will gladly model for me! These little aprons are made from oil cloth material, with a little piece of chalkboard fabric at the top. Yes you can really write with chalk on that material! I was waiting to post because the very first one I made was for Kendall, Jessica's baby girl. I'm getting better at them and hopefully will have a few worthy to sell at letti's' boutique. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Campland & Seaworld

We went to campland again over last week and had so much fun. It was pretty empty there this time ofthe year and also really cheap. So we got a grassy spot on the beach and enjoyed the San Diego weather I miss so much, except it was in the 90's!!! What the heck! Then we went to seaworld and overall had a great week. Came home Saturday, that place still gets full on the weekends. I haven't been posting much lately, just busier than normal. But I have been doing crafty projects! I can't wait to post what I've been making. But I need to wait until after Saturday, I don't want to ruin any surprises!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Favorite Foto Monday?

Since I haven't posted much lately I have a little collection of pictures I would like to share. Enjoy!

Dodger game last week

Brooklyn being cute

Baby Blake after a cookie

Surprise bday party Ricks mom and sister put together for me

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Logan got bitten by the goal bug yesterday at his soccer game! Our team was down 3 points when Logan scored his first goal. I think he was so excited and loved the feeling so much he couldn't stop. He scored 2 more times after that for a total of 3! We won 5-4. I know we are not supposed to keep track but I was so excited for my little boy. He's such a good player and has almost made several goals (too bad we have goalies here Amelia ha ha) You should have seen the look of triumph on his face. He kept waving his fists up in the air like saying "yes I did it" to himself. So so cute. We were so proud. A feeling you can't even explain. Anyway of course it was the one game I forgot the camera or video camera. Bad mom (slap on the wrist!)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

{My Kid is the Best Soccer Player Ever!}

Ok so maybe that statement isn't entirely true but parents are allowed to be biased, right? In my defense I have to say there are not many of the 4 year olds who are as motivated as him! He LOVES playing. If he has to sit out for a quarter he's angry. For a four year old he's the most aggressive on his team and competitive too. Not sure if that's good, but it really is the cutest thing when the other team scores and he looks at me and says "boo mamma" giving a thumbs down signal (it's very discrete ha!) Ok so they don't keep score at this age, and probably he shouldn't be such a bad sport, but who wants to crush his DRIVEN personality? NOT ME!!! haa haa

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

{Brooklyn's Bag}

{My Homemade Trick-or-Treat Bags}

I thought since I've been quite the sewer, and I never know what to sew using that holiday material, I would make these bags for candy! This one is for Logan. Brooklyn's is a cute Hello Kitty material, so I will post pictures when I'm done with hers.

And it's REVERSIBLE how cute is that

If you're wondering there is no pattern. I pretty much came up with this after talking ideas with my MIL, but if you want to know how just let me know.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th

Today marks the 7th anniversary of September 11th, a devastating attack on our homeland our Country. I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was getting up to get ready for classes and like any normal day (before kids) I flipped on the news. I couldn't believe my eyes. What I thought was an accidental crash, turned in to being a HORRIFIC day, that will always be etched in the minds of Americans who were watching or sadly lost a friend or family member. As I watched the news I saw things that I will never forget. People tumbling/ jumping from windows, people running the streets, blackness etc. It was horrible. Most businesses and schools closed. Our nation had been attacked, it was not plausible. Now, seven years later, I like to remember why we are fighting for our freedom and put so many lives in harms way to do so. And for me, even though I may not agree on reasons for War, I do appreciate the men and women who do. Who are risking their lives so that nothing like 9/11 happens again. Thank God for these people and take a moment to remember the innocent people who lost their lives this day 7 years ago.

What ground "0" looks like now July 2008

A memorial across the street next to fire dept. that responded first and lost several firefighters.

It was very sad to be there in person even so many years later. I couldn't help but cry when listening to their stories. Really there was a point it was so sad Rick and I just had to take off the head phones because otherwise it was going to be a depressing day...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Deceptively Delicious?

Have you heard of this book or own it even? A friend was telling me his wife checked it out at the library and they love it. Written by Jerry Seinfeld's wife, it's all about cooking with puree vegetables so it tastes the same if not better and your kids won't even notice. I think I might get it, sounds good to me. My kids really do like veggies, we all do here. But why not sneak more nutrients into our foods, especially if it tastes great? I don't think it's a great alternative if you kids refuse to eat vegetables, only because if you have to sneak them in will they ever learn healthy eating habits? But whichever way I think about it I think it sounds like a healthy no harm there approach. What do you think? Anyone have it yet?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm feeling a lot better, so I started creating!

I wanted to make my best friends little girl a special 1st bday present, so I found this great tutorial for a 1/2 apron. I think it turned out pretty cute, so my first one like this! I want to make her mamma a matching one! Here's the link for anybody interested. She was very thorough which made it pretty easy. I know my model is a boy, but my girl model would not cooperate! hee hee

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tomorrow is the day...

It's the day I finally (hopefully) get fixed. I'm having a small surgery to "see" what's going on and hopefully fix it. How nice it would be to not get UTI's all the time. Funny thing is aside from the flu, I've felt great lately! But still I'm a little nervous. Anytime a hospital and anesthesia are involved it makes a person nervous, right? It's an in and out thing so I'll be home in the afternoon, but they said I would be sleepy all day. I guess the silver lining (as Amelia would say) is that I get to sleep the day away. Most of you moms know what a fantasy that is! I'll be back Wednesday for an update and what the Dr. finds.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Make sure you watch your kids at our house....

or...hee hee I think this is so funny I had to get one for above our doorway!

First soccer cheerleader!

I made Brooklyn this little dress to wear to Logan's soccer games. It's green like his uniform. I would like to add a pocket that either says "Dragons" or has a picture on it. We'll see how creative I can get with it.

The back comes complete with a number 6, which is Logan's number of course!