Monday, March 31, 2008

Quote of the Day

When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since.
-Shirley Temple
Sunday, March 30, 2008

Aidens Bday Bash

We had Aidens 2nd birthday party this Saturday! It was a Blues Clues theme, which is one of his favorite shows.. we had a blast, here are some pictures of the fun!!

Aiden in his Thinking Chair.. Ready to PARTY!!

Family Shot

Party Favors

We played Blues Clues.. thats a Spatula, Burger and
a Daddy.. can you figure it out?

It was the BBQ.. the kiddos found doggy bone chocolates!!
Playing pin the picture on the frame!!
Birthday Boy!!
Jakob enjoying the Party fun!
Aiden opening his gifts!
We had such a great time... only 6 more months until Jakeys 5th Bday!!
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
-- Lucille Ball
Friday, March 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Accept people for exactly who they are, or do not have them in your life"
-- My Father (:
Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Thursday Three

1. My grandma Barb is a total GlamMa :) Growing up I remember her always being dressed beautifully, with matching jewlery and shoes. My grandpa Chuck LOVED to shop ( she got lucky :).. and he LOVED to shop for my Grams!! I often tagged along when he would buy her a piece of jewlery.. it was always pretty and always perfect for her !! I think I got my love of the whole Old Hollywood era from her! She will forever be my GlamMa Barb :)

2. When I was a teeny bopper I was head over heels in LOVE with Jonathan Taylor Thomas ( or JTT for you former Tigerbeat He is the middle son on Home Improvement and was in a few movies. I had 112 posters of him on my wall.. yes I counted :) I was in his fanclub and would beg my parents for any magazine that he graced the cover of. He was my first Love (:

3. I love to sew. I wish I was a little better at it and had more time, but when I get a chance I love the feeling of creating something beautiful out of yards of fabric. My mother in law can SEW! She is a genius with a needle! I hope to that good someday too!!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Quote of the Day--- A Poem for my Hero!!

I watch him leave each day
Its hard to understand
Just how deep my worries run
As he lets go of my hand

I’ve learned to be strong
I can do most anything alone
But I need him with me always
I need him to come home

I pray for him to be protected
As he protects and serves
He gives his job so much of himself
Never receiving the thanks he deserves.

My husband is amazing
I am blessed I know its true
I am so proud to be the wife
Of a HERO dressed in Blue.
Monday, March 24, 2008

Quote of the Day ** For My Little Sister :) **

"Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got."
~ Janis Joplin

Easter Fun!!

Our Easter was alot of fun! We were so lucky to have my mom, dad, sister, brother in law, nephew and brother with us! Saturday we spent the day eating, shopping and celebrating Aiden and my brother in law's brithdays. Later that evening we colored our eggs! Sunday brought an Easter Egg Hunt. After our family had to leave, we had some fun in the sun (Only in beautiful Arizona :), playing in the boys new shark pool and running through the sprinklers. All in all it was a GREAT couple of days!!

The Boys eating Bunny Pancakes for breakfast!

Jakey coloring eggs! He LOVED it!!

Family of Eggs

Easter Baskets :)

Hunting Eggs!!

Hope Everyone had a WONDERFUL Easter!!
Sunday, March 23, 2008

Quote of the Day

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
~Tenneva Jordan

My little BIG boy!!

First off HAPPY EASTER!! I will have a post all about Easter with pictures tommarow!

This post however is about my sweetie Aiden! This morning he came crying to me and struglling with his pants. They had just came in from hunting eggs, so I thought he was itchy from the grass, and I took off his jeans. At that point he proceded to rip of his diaper and run down the hall to the bathroom. I thought for sure he wanted a bath, but he had other plans. As I walked into the bathroom what do I see.... my little boy standing, pee pee in hand, using the potty.. I WAS SHOCKED.. to say the least. I have not even really introduced the potty to him yet, but with Jake and Aiden it is monkey see monkey do!! Let me also tell you that he is not quite tall enough, nor does he have the proper aiming skill, so more pee was on the toilet than in it, but it was well worth the clean up to have that memory! Since this morning he has followed Jake into the bathroom, and (using a stool and Mommy helping with used the potty twice more! We shall see where this leads... I may need to get some pullups.. and OF COURSE I just bought a HUGE box of diapers at Costco...hahaha! I hope everyone has a great Easter!!
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Qoute of the Day

"Screw a 30 minute meal, how about a 3 minute cocktail"
-- Rachel Ray
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Quote of the Day

"I have a love for shoes. I collect them. Race cars, paintings; those aren't my thing. I just hang shoes on the wall. They're architecture, you know?"
-- Tori Amos

The Thursday Three

1. My baby Aiden turned TWO this Tuesday! It seems like not to long ago I felt his first kick, held him for the first time, saw his first smile. I think back to his first bath, step and word. It goes by so very fast. He says new words each day, can run along right side his big brother, and is getting more and more independent. I may have shed some tears, but I cant wait to see who he becomes!!

2. I cannot tie shoes the traditional way. I always have tied them bunny ears. You know, make two loops and then make a knot. I try and try but no can do!!

3. My Mom wears a perfume called Organza. That smell would linger around the house for hours after she went to work. I love it, it is probably one of the most comforting things for me!!
Monday, March 17, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language."
-- Walt Disney
Saturday, March 15, 2008

Skateboarding Sweeties

So I had a yard sale this morning, and set up the boys to play in the garage. Recently we bought Jake and skateboard, as well as knee and elbow pads and a helmet. He was all geared up and skating around (well trying:) when I went to talk to someone at the sale. When I returned to the garage what do I see... my little Aiden wearing the knee and elbow pads, and helmet and trying so hard to skate just like his big brother. Jake told me he has helped Aiden get all the gear on and said " Mommy Im teaching him to ride!" It was so very very cute!!

Quote of the Day

" We can do no great things, only small things with great love"
- Mother Theresa
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Home SWEET Home.. at last!!

Here is the first Family Shot in front of our new home!!

The Thursday Three ( Thank you Bethany :)

1. I was voted " Most Likley to be a Runaway Bride" in my high school newspaper!

2. The song "Kokimo" by the Beach Boys plays a huge role in my childhood memories. I can remember very vividly my mother and father dancing around the kitchen, cooking breakfast and singing this song. To them my siblings and I owe our love and passion for music.

3. My sister is my kindred spirit. It doesnt matter the situation, she ALWAYS gets me, she ALWAYS has the right thing to say, and she always tells me like it is! She may be my baby sister, but I am who I am because we are who we are! "UBUNTU"!!

Qoute of the Day :)

" Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm... and as you grow older you will discover you have two hands. One for helping yourself, and the other for helping others"
- Audrey Hepburn
Friday, March 7, 2008

Homeowners At Last!!

We got the keys to our house today and it was SO exciting. I spent hours cleaning and it was FUN... yes I said cleaning and fun in the same sentance!! The boys were loving playing in an empty house and I was loving the idea of making it my own! Oh and I have to say a big THANK YOU to Jess for her help today... you know you have a true friend when they clean a yucky bathroom for you! We move saturday, and then I paint and paint and paint... I cannot wait!!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Crayons and Splatters and Journaling Matters!!

So I am officially a blogger! I have always journaled, when I was in high school all of my journals began " Dear Gaurdian Angel." I have so many notebooks filled with memories of high school crushes and silly insecurities. It is a daily log of who I was at so many different points of my life, I am amazed when I read the pages to remember all the emotion I felt in each sentance. Once Jake was born I turned my journaling tword him and kept a Mommy Log. Like my journals it is filled with entires that can make me burst out in laughter, and ball my eyes out. With my two little balls of energy zipping around my current journal is more splatters of juice or pages of Aiden crayon artwork, then it is my thoughts. So that brings me to my number one reason to have this blog. I want to be sure in the years to come I have something to look back on, a collection of emotion and memories to cherish always! . We have so many people who we love and miss very much and I hope that this blog is a way to keep connected with all of you! Check back soon for updated pictures of the boys!!

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