Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We are ready for Christmas! On Monday I had the day off so we ran around putting up Christmas decorations. Phil put the lights up on the house and after dinner we put up the tree and decorations. Emma was so funny! She would get out one ornament at a time and look it over gently and then put it on the tree. Of course I had to go back and rearrange a little. She put them all in the same place. :) Then last night while we watched Polar Express, I wrapped gifts and started placing them under the tree. Emma kept inspecting them and would get excited every now and then as the pile grew. None are for her yet. I can't wrap them in front of her or she'll want them right then. :) We are very excited to watch her thru the holiday season. She loves Christmas lights and remembers a little of those from last year. We take her around the neighborhoods and see what good displays we can find. No snow yet. Had a little dusting last night, but no major storms in the next week. Hopefully some to soon for the season. :) We are as ready as we can be. Happy Holidays and hope everyone is safe and healthy for Christmas and the New Year!
P.S. Does anyone know if a certain kind of flour can make baking cookies turn out crappy? I have tried two differnt recipes for two different kinds of cookies, and both turned out funny. I've made these before and never had a problem. Help?
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
It is really fall now. The breeze is chilly and there are fewer and fewer green trees. Very golden. Over the last weekend we had our first seasonal snow. It didn't last long but the weather was cold cold cold and for two days it snowed beautiful huge white flakes, but it didn't leave much on the ground. On Sunday morning it left a thin layer over everything. Very pretty, but I am a little worried we'll get more snow this year than the previous year we lived here. We got lucky that year and didn't have to shovel much. We'll see right?
Not much new or exciting. We are going to a Jazz game at the end of the month which should be fun. They are very popular here and if I'm lucky, the tickets I landed will either be a Lakers or Celtic game. Go Jazz! We are taking Emma to Disney on Ice at the beginning of Novemeber. I'm very excited about this. She knows alot of the disney characters and of course the princesses, but she has seen the advertise on TV and just goes crazy. Which leads me to something funny. The other day I was trying to put in Emma's eye drops for her pink-eye and she was crying and flopping around in protest. I told her to stop freaking out and that it doesn't hurt. So the next day she sees the advertise on TV gets all excited and starts running around and turns to me in mid-jump and says, "I'm freakin out!" She is just too much cute to handle sometimes. :) Oh how we love her!
This pretty much sums up our last couple of days. Hope all is well with everyone! Hope everyone is warm and safe! Until later...Caio!
Friday, October 10, 2008
8 TV Shows I Love To Watch:
2) Dancing with the Stars
3) What Not to Wear
4) Ghost Hunters
6) Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals
7) Grey's Anatomy
8) Dragon Tales with emma
8 Places I love to Eat At:
1) In N Out
2) Claim Jumper
3) Olive Garden
4) Cafe Rio
5) Ice berg
6) Pei Wei
7) China a Go Go
8 Things Things That Happened to Me Yesterday:
1) I woke up (that's a good start right?)
2) I woke up with Pink Eye (not so great)
3) Took Emma to Pre-school
4) Went to work
5) Came home from work
6) Gave my angel and husband kisses
7) Made dinner
8) Watched a movie (what an exciting life I lead)
8 Things I look Forward to:
1) Tomorrow (Its always a fresh start)
4) Christmas! ( do we see a trend?)
5) My Ten year Wedding Anniversary next fall
6) Our trip to Italy for our anniversary
7) Eventually not working
8) I always look forward to getting off work! :)
8 Things I Love About Fall:
1) The change of weather
2) The beautiful scenery of green to gold
5) Cooking Chili, pot roast, and fall foods
6) Costumes and parties
7) the smell of real wood fireplaces
8) the smell of cinnamon candles
8 Things On My Wish List:
1) The orange Lambourgini from MI 3
2) $1 Billion Dollars
3) With my Billion Dollars I buy several Islands
4) I destroy these islands mysteriously with people on them I do not like :) Ya know...Democrats, ugly people, idiots, etc...You get the idea. :) jk if you're a democrat! :)
5) To learn to paint
6) To take up Piano again
7) To travel to Italy and up thru Brussels
8) To buy a whole new wardrobe!
8 People I Tag:
1) Austin and Danielle
2) Chelsea and Curtis
3) Wade and Brenda
5) Amy Matthewson
6) Nicole and Matt
8) And Gina (again!)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Additionally, Today is our Wedding Anniversary. We had a romantic dinner by candelight and movie for two....um....all via cell phones.? haha. Not that easy to do when you are in two different states! But hey, we remembered to call eachother, does that count? :)
And last it is 9/11 and I hope no one forgot our soldiers and the purpose they fight for! There is a great clip on Brenda and Wade's blog. You should go see it. :)
This is another video of Emma playing in the water park with Rachel and Steven. We hadn't been there very long and Emma was hesitant to get wet. Rachel was trying to get Emma to run thru the water. At the end I ask her if she got wet and she says,"yes!" She is so funny! We all had fun!
Yesterday was my day off and I took Emma over to this new little park by Spring Valley High school. It's got this fun little water feature and a covered toddler playground. I took Rachel and Steven with me and we had a fun time getting wet too! This video is Emma running through the water. Question is...was she really getting wet? :)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Our move is coming along. Our renter has officially moved in and now I am just waiting for my transfer. My official start date is Oct. 6th. In the meantime I am staying with Wade and Brenda. I thank them for all their generosity. I appreciate it more than they'll ever know. They have been a godsend. And Emma, my little Emma. She doesn't quite understand what is happening. She keeps asking me when we are going home. Poor thing, but she is happy as a little lark to be at Nana and Popo's. So spoiled. :)
So much change over the next few weeks. Corban leaves for Savannah, GA in two days for college, Chelsea and Curtis are moving next week to South Dakota, and soon we will officially be in Utah. My favorite thing about change is that just when you think you have it, it's morphed into something else. :) Funny thing time and change. Seems to go hand in hand, ever evolving. Life as it comes.
My favorite change right now? FALL!!! It's almost here. Slowly but surely it is cooling off. Its most noticable in the mornings. Yay! I am so excited. It's my favorite time of year. I especially love Halloween. I still remember my Dad taking me Trick or Treating when I was little. I think this year, Emma will be Cinderella.
Well, Good luck to all who change awaits and I shall keep everyone updated as best I can. Caio!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
This is pretty funny! This is Emma's rendition of the "How do you know you love her" song from one of her favorite movies Enchanted. Listen carefully and you can hear the How do you know part over and over and over... She does an Elvis impersonation, a ballerina twirl, gives thanks to her band (daddy), and claps for her own broadway performance!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
This is a video of Lily (our little dog if you didn't know) playing in the pool with us on the 4th of July. She just kept jumping in and chasing Emma's pink princess ball. It was too big for her mouth to catch, but she was so determined! She chased that ball up and down the pool until her little legs just gave up and she waddled out of the pool! We have more than one video clip, but this was the shortest. For those who think our dogs are crazy, here's proof!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Today was my day off and Emma and I made a day of it! We had lunch and then went to the pool where Emma splashed and played Ariel (what girl doesn't?), we made cupcakes (Emma loved the icing) while we watched Harry Potter. Then we watched Nanny Mcphee and painted our nails. After such a fun afternoon, Emma took a nice nap on the couch while Mommy made dinner. We had a splendidly girly afternoon together!
So much fun!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Hopefully I can keep it updated with pics and happenings of our clan, but after everything Danielle showed me, I'm not sure what planet I'm on! j/k. Updated for the moment are a couple of pics of us from the last few weeks. Eventually I will figure out how to have a slideshow and that will be easier to keep pics updated over time. :) Again, thank you Danielle for your help!