Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Holidays


Every year we take our Christmas pictures in front of Jesse's parents fireplace, we either dress up the kids in Sunday Best's
or coordinating outfits... one year we even did matching Old Navy Fleece Sweaters.
This year I told the kids we were taking pictures and to pick out their favorite outfit...


That was a dream come true for these two


Christian had his heart set on Jesse's sweater and Rylee didn't care



Unfortunately for Jesse that rule didn't apply... yes i picked out his outfit cuz if left up to him...
well we just don't wanna go there.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Southern Belles, Corpses Brides and Pirates Oh My!

Gansta-
Just postin some pics of our fun halloween costumes... Hope you Enjoy

Fairy Princess-
Jack Sparrow-


Corpse Bride-



Southern Belle-

And the invisible man Jesse-
Our Halloween was a week long celebration, including carriage rides, brain digging for swords (don't ask) and our wards Trunk Or Treat. The kids had a blast Jesse got lot's of candy... and I'm fearing dentist visits.
These are busy months for everyone and we look forward to hearing how everyone's holidays are spent. Happy Holiday's




Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm so proud of you mommy!

Christian asked me this year to make a pirate ship and a treasure chest... so i did! When i was finished Christian wrapped his arms around me and said he was so proud of me for making two cakes for him.
I couldnt find his pirate figure so he put a little bond guy instead.... it worked.


I can't believe he's Six..



Happy Birthday Baby I hope all your wishes come true!!!!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rylee Chanel 18 months




If you know Rylee, you know that she does not smile when you want her to... she's stubborn! You could sit in front of her for hours trying everything ... anything to make her laugh and she'll just look at you (just ask Grandpa!). And then there are times where she is sooo silly she'll be laughing her butt off. Well picture day is no exception. We looked like idiots trying everything. The photographer, me, Jesse, Micaela, Christian and Alina without luck. Well we did get a little smirk out of her. She's adorable in her little red dress and we love her! She's saying all sorts of words now and can count up to eight in Spanish staring with "No no." instead of uno. Her new trick is sticking her finger in her nose, pulling it out and saying, "Ewwww!" And she hates wearing diapers too... she'll take off her pants and her diaper and run away from you when you try to put it back on. Last night I resorted to putting tights on her because she can't take those off. I'm hoping this means she'll potty train easy like Micaela!




Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This is fun...

1. As a comment on this blog post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. 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. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Don't Mind the Sweat...

1:50:49:7

So I didn't get pictures of me during the swim (thank goodness)
or the Bike... but here I am coming in from the run waving at the kids. I'm not sure if I'm smiling or grimacing.

For those of you unaware last Saturday I competed in my first Sprint Triathlon.
I swam half a mile in brown murky water, I biked 14 miles of ROLLING HILLS and I ran 3.1 miles.

(Me, the kiddos and KC)
This event isn't for the weak at heart.
At one point during the bike, my chain locked and I had to get off my bike
and try to get it out, I nearly lost it but was saved by a nice gentlemen who got out of his car to help me. I missed my goal by 5 minutes but still came in 8th in my age group. Not bad...
I want to do it again but FASTER!
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Here's some more...





Didn't she do Amazing!!!! She totally captured their personalities
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Impromptu photo shoot

So I have a student at school, sEmily she's the editor of the "Aviator" our yearbook. Last week at school we had a pancake pigout. Emily was there taking pictures and since my kids are too stinkin cute... she couldn't resist. Here are a few... Needless to say I booked her to take our family pictures at the end of this month...

Micaela "Mickey" My kids call her... Is the ring leader and with her wild hair.. Peter pan.


This is Christian's favorite pose...


Alina is my little model.
Rylee was sleeping

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Where did you go?

No, we haven't died.......yet anyways. I'm sure Adriana will be all over this blog thing in the next week or two. I'll be at the BYU-UCLA game in Provo this weekend, and Adriana will be doing her sprint triathlon. She's been training for the longest time for it, so she'll be kickin' booty. I've been practicing my screaming at the refs for the upcoming game (no swearing, I promise!). Immediately following the game I will be watching USC dismantle Ohio St. I'm not sure where I'll be watching the game, but no doubt you will find me in front of a TV somewhere.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Las Vegas= Bad Haircuts


This last Wednesday I was lucky enough to get to go to Las Vegas with my friend KC.
We got a room at the Monte Carlo and tickets to a Natasha Beddingfield Concert.
It was Hot Drive, but after a not so quick stop at the Outlet mall we tackled the road and made it just in time to get ready and head over to the House of Blues.

Too bad we couldn't take pictures in the concert becuase it was awesome, The Veronicas are sooo awesome live and if only I could sing like Natasha. Unfortunately Kate Voguele (sp?) didn't show and no one knew why. It was a blast.

After the concert we went to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant for Dessert. It was closed. But just our luck the manager let us up to look around and said he'd try to get us some desserts.
The Desserts and View were amazing.

The next day we went to the spa were I got a massage. Then we hit the pool until 12:00. We checked out and made our way home...

On our way home Jesse called to warn me... Christian had decided to give his sisters a haircut


I'm not sure if you can see in the pictures how bad it is, but he didn't just cut a few here and there, he cut out chunks of their hair. I knew they would have to go super short in order to get evened out.

I'm thinking they thought it would fun to have their big brother cut their hair but I'm pretty sure they are not to happy with him now.


I took them in as soon as possible to try and get it fixed. Micaela sat perfectly still and I'm afraid she liked going to the salon a little too much.


Alina did not like it at all, so they were only able to even out some parts the back still looks really bad. But here are the end results...



And I guess Micaela forgives Christian.
Not sure if Alina does though...

Friday, June 27, 2008

Alina turned three...


It's June 23rd and I went for a bike ride early in the morning before the kids got up.... Well when I got home they were up alright and had decided to make a special birthday breakfast for Alina but instead of getting down the salt they got down the food coloring.. And well they decided to Hulk out...
Food coloring comes out of the carpet it wiped off the floor but on kids it leaves a green sheen that only comes off after a few showers... So needless to say we postponed her birthday pictures...


Here is her princess crown cake she asked me to make... not the best but I think I'm getting a little better.


It was a fun filled day with lot's of birthday requests that ended up with a pizza party followed by cake and Ice cream


I was hoping that now that she's three she would no longer be a terrible two... I think it got worst.
But we love her...
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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Crystal Cove


Friday me and the "twins" went to the Crystal Cove state beach. It's the best beach and I love it. This beach is dedicated to perserving history. Lot's of 1920's movies were actually filmed here and recently the historical society came in and renovated cottages for the public to rent out. It's super hard to get reservationS as they book seven months in advance and sell out within five minutes. So we just went for the day but one day...


Regardless our day was fun; we played in the water and found a crab. We let him go and dug treasures in the sand for awhile,we had lunch at the beach comber cafe and then played some more. Before we left we walked up the stairs for shakes at the shake shack and then took the tram to our car.

We had so much fun.



(Just coloring.)


(At the beach comber cafe waiting for lunch that came with frozen bananas...yum)



(Shakes from Ruby's Shake Shack)

I had to bribe Alina to take a picture with us with Shakes... See previous picture.




(This is the Beach Blanket I made out of towels)



(Photography by Alina)






(Micaela loves pictures, Alina does not)



(Just kickin' it.)




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