Sunday, July 27, 2008


This is the 3rd time I have seen this game this week, so it must be done!

A walk down memory laneHeres a little game! Leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.Ready, Set, Go!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Art for a Friday afternoon

It's no secret that I secretly wish to be contemporary choreographer Mia Michaels....this was true even before "So You Think You Can Dance". Her pieces are consistently stunning and always stirs some emotion in you.....the true definition of art, in my opinion. Here are two of her most recent works for you to enjoy. Have fun.
(O.K.....everyone had a relationship like this once, right?)

(fyi...I've always wanted to choreograph to this I can' would NEVER live up)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day of the Crazy Ladies

My dear husband scored major points the other day. He arranged a sitter for the kids so that I could go to the opening day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (or "Day of the Crazy Ladies") and shop. I have usually schlepped my double stroller around, and last year, I just gave up completely because of the 3rd would have really slowed my progress and weighed me down! In an effort to get my groove back, Bill recognized my need to go to this event.....I LOVE him!

I never do the Black Friday thing at Thanksgiving, but this is different. There is a sisterhood ( you metro-sexuals can be a part of it too) to it. The shoe department was crazy fun. Anyway, I had a super time and these awesome shoes will always remind me of my sweet hubbie.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Coronado....our annual jaunt to the beach!

Our family LOVES the beach....even alabaster-skinned Quinn survived! Here are the highlights:

1-Killer in years. Boogies boarding is one of my favorite things and it did not disappoint this year. Plus, I'm way better at it than my brothers (though they will disagree). Emi is really getting brave at it. She is the total surfer girl....she had to carry the little boogie board home everyday.

2- Moo-town Creamery, Gelato, The Sheerwater, The Brigantine, and Island Pasta.....oh yeah, and In-N-Out burger. I love vacation food! Only 1 McDonalds trip!

3-LEGOLAND! So fun....we'd never been. It's no Disneyland when it comes to loading rides and being accommodating to babies, but great nonetheless. I can't believe people have jobs putting together Lego buildings. Parker LOVED the Test Track roller coaster.

(just think...we wasted our money going to NY at Christmas. we could have told them this was really NY!)

4- Mark's (my bro) birthday extravaganza. I was always jealous of him as a kid because he always got his birthday on the beach, and this was no exception. Fighter jets, dolphins as close as we have even seen, fireworks at the Padres game (plus $1 hot dogs and!), and cupcakes.

5- Fun bike ride around Coronado. It's harder than it looks to maneuver this thing (especially when MY steering wheel isn't supposed to work!) Great way to see all the cute, patriotic mini-mansions on the island.

6- Quinn flying home with Grandma....AWESOME! We did the whole drive in 10 1/2 hours. New record. Also, sandy kisses from Quinn were awesome!

7- If you ever find yourself in Barstow for the night, check out the Route 66 museum. Perfect for a kid in love with maps, cars, and the like. It's definitely the hot spot of Barstow, but that's not saying a lot.

8-The bedding in our condo.....AHHHHHH. Best beds anywhere. I sleep so well!

Other highlights include Bill being hit on by a drunk Texan right in front of me, the editor's cut of Veggie Tales, and speedo watching.

O.K.....there are always a few low-lights when travelling with young children:

1-Quinn puking all over everything in Scipio. Nice. I won't go into details.

2-Gas prices....we felt lucky getting back into Utah where it was only $4.19.

3-Quinn in Legoland.....a nightmare. He could ride on 2 rides and only slept for 20 minutes.

4-Barstow swimming pool and hot tub. Let's just say there was an unidentifiable smell....ewww.

5-Free porn on the beach. Honestly, 10 feet from us and the 11 little children that were with us. Get a room people!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Here are pics from our patriotic neighborhood party/bike parade

Keeping the kids happy

Proof that I'm still a good cheerleader (even though it's been 12 years!)