Friday, August 28, 2009


Before my Dan ever gets home from a long trip I have this thing about cleaning the place up really well. So then I can avoid any cleaning for the time he is home and just enjoy being together as a family. For example, my dad was in town last week and did some laundry leaving a load in the dryer. I didn't happen upon it until today! Over a week later. So that tells you that I haven't touched the laundry at all for a week. And the girls' room has been in desperate need of a new book shelf as theirs recently collapsed. Their books stayed stacked in piles for a few days until they tumbled to the floor inviting all the other toys, dolls, animals, and clothes to join them on the floor. I should have taken a picture for the evidence that we were honestly unable to see the carpet for a day or two. I tried not to worry too much about it and just let the time with Dad be more important.

So here I am, morning after saying good-bye to my husband, again. However this time it's only for 10 days! Yay!

So a bit of a catch up but in order.

The girls, Kale and I finally checked out the Aquatic Center, only once this whole summer! We had such a fun time, Blake even passed the swim test so she could jump off the diving board. No pictures for this one unfortunately.

I hosted a Girls' Night In, at my house honoring my dear friend JoElle. She is, well was, expecting her 3rd girl (having twin girls already) and didn't see the need to have a shower. So instead we had a themed Girls party "She's about to POP" and ate several different kinds of popcorn, poptarts, bubble gum, lollipops, soda pop, popcorn chicken, jalapeno popppers, any thing that pops. Only one "shower" type of game was played. And even then it wasn't a shower game. Everyone had a piece of bubblgum-the real stuff- and had to blow the biggest bubble. Winner? Sara Barlow! There were some gifts to open and more games to be played, Bladerdash, Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, and the party was over at midnight! Four pregnant ladies were there so we got a picture of all of us with the most pregnant on the left! We had a great time and I believe that JoElle had her baby a day or two ago!? JoElle, Shay, Camille, Sara

We were so lucky to have our Dad here when school started back up again! Blake is in FIRST grade. I know we all say it but, WOW, I have a first grader. And I know I'll say it next month as I send Reese of to pre-school at Canyon Country Park, and then again every year as my children learn and grow! Check out the PINK shoes!
With BFF Grace (different class this year, sad day)
Boy Buddies! Jem & Tanner (in the same class with Blake)
"My own desk!"
AND can't leave out mom's big helper Reese!

We did so much together. Well, really we did nothing but we spent all the nothing time together as a family. It was great!

My dearest and oldest friend, who I would also call a kindred spirit and she just so happened to marry my husband's best and childhood friend, is visiting in town. We got to visit with her and her little kids the other day and look forward to playing with them again before they leave. Reese, Katelyn, Blake

AND I made just about the BEST white chocolate macadamia nut cookies EVER!! So check out the

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Guess who's home!

My dear sweet husband arrived home safely from being gone since July 28th. We actually slept 10 full hours last night. For me it was probably the comfort of having my husband home, for him I'm guessing it was sleeping on an actual mattress!

We're looking forward to the next 10 or so days together. He has 2 days of work while here and then he takes off again for 10 days, home for 10 days, gone for 10 days, home for 2 weeks with the new baby, then gone for a time...not sure how long on that one. That's just how it goes right now!

The CD sales are doing better than expected! Which is great. We hope they continue to do well. If you haven't picked up your copy then get out to Best Buy and BUY ONE!!! Or you can check out their myspace page and buy one there!

So our plans for this week: relax, swim, sleep, aquatic center, maybe the zoo, Blake starts school, Dan to help me "nest" and move big things, yard sale on Saturday in Reseda (at my Aunt's house), Blake will have a "stand" selling sodas and goodies!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


OH my goodness! What excitement. We have been waiting for this day for years and it's finally here.

"Lets Build Something to Break" AFTER MIDNIGHT PROJECT is in stores today! Check out you local Best Buy. And if you don't see it make sure to ask for it!!!!!!

My sister, the little girls, and I headed over today and couldn't find it. But the sales guy helped us out. We all screamed and dance in the store. I wanted to make sure the girls would be able to remember this day. They can look back and recall the fun and excitement.

Anyways. I hope you all already have your copies!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Modbe Stuff

As some of you may notice, I have been busy selling all the things I don't use. No we're not moving, I'm just nesting! So take a look at the MODBE clothing that I have! Remember that this stuff has never been worn, it was only part of the display and the items were used to try on.

Brown XS, XL, Black XS, Burgandy L, Seafoam Green XXS, Black Skirt XL
ONLY $15

White Kidbe M, White XS, Red M
ONLY $10

Creme XS, Black L, Mint L, Kidbe Navy XL, Kidbe Pink XL

Sizes 2 & 8
ONLY $40

Size 6
ONLY $40

Size M
ONLY $20

Size M
ONLY $20

Size XL & Plus 2

ONLY $20

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The piano that is!