Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas Open House

I thought I would add myself to this fun Christmas Open House, showing some of my holiday decor. Our tree, full of red and white.

I love these cool snowman heads. Gotta love Marshalls.

Our stockings were hung on the wall with care.

Two very Christmasy boys.

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Future Good Husbands

As promised, I took pictures of my boys mopping the floor. This is by far their favorite chore - think of it as a giant Slip and Slide. As with all things, the mops are being turned into swords...someone always ending up getting hurt.

I think of this as a favor to my future daughter in laws, boys who aren't afraid of domestic duties.

Here is Cruz, happy that he is too little to hold a mop.

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

My Three Sons

Last Friday was spent with a little hike, a lesson in skipping rocks and just gathering treasures. It was a day of Family Fun.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Polar Express

Last weekend we went on the Polar Express. The Grand Canyon Railway takes families all dressed in jammies on a train to the North Pole.

Here is Cruz all nice and warm with hid Dad.

We listened to the story of the Polar Express on our way to the North Pole.

They gave us hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies to eat on the train.

Santa came on board to give evert child a silver bell. It was fun and the kids thought it was magical.
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Thursday, December 07, 2006


This is my mother holding Baby Cruz. She is a great mother, grandmother and artist. Actually, she usually excels at pretty much everything she does. Well.....everything except for spelling. She has become known as the "Worlds Worst Speller." It wasn't until the other day that I realized that I inherited the poor spelling gene. I was praying for it to skip a generation. It didn't. I realized that I have been spelling the word pity with two t's. This wouldn't be that big of a deal except that it is what I named my blog! I guess I am just going to have to live with this terrible trait. It could be worse, I could have used two t's in the.

ONe Word Tag - No Explanations
Yourself: Busy
Your Partner: Funny
Your Hair: Curly
Your Mother: Fabulous
Your Father: Hardworking
Your Favorite Item: Kids
Your Dream Last Night: Scary
Your Favorite Drink: Fancy
Your Dream Car: Breezy
Your Dream Home: Beachy
The Room You Are In: Messy
Your Ex: Gay
Your Fear: Meanies
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: Skinny
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: Cruzer
What Your Not: Ethnic
Muffins: Carbs
One of Your Wish List Items: Massage
Time: Late
The Last Thing You Did: Breastfeed
What You Are Wearing: Loungewear
Your Favorite Weather: Warm
Your Favorite Book: Mormon
Last Thing You Ate: Chili
Your Life: Full
Your Mood: Average
Your Best Friends: Hilarious
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: Catering
Your Car: Minivan
What Are You Doing At The Moment: Typing
Your Summer: Free
Relationship Status: Fun
What IS On Your TV: OC
What IS The Weather Like: Nice
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: Always

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Happy 8th Anniversary

Eight years ago Jason carried around a pager. We had no cell phones. Not everyone had the internet at their houses. I han't yet heard of Tivo. Friends was still on the air. Seinfeld had just said goodbye. Blue, Slade and Cruz were still chillin' with other spirit children, and Jason and I got married! I wonder what the next eight will bring?

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

4 going on 14

This is how I found my little Slade yesterday. Laying on his bed with this CD player on. I asked him what he was doing and he said, "Just listening to some rock n' roll." He had gone through all of our CD's and decided to turn on Smashing Pumpkins. At least he has good taste.
Pray for me and the 20 or so years...

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Slave Labor

There is a thing of beauty happening at my house. My kids (well two of them) are learning how to work! They are now "experts" at hanging clothes and mopping the floor. Blue and Slade each worked very hard at hanging up their own shirts. Next time they mop I'll have to take pictures - it involves ALOT of water.

Cruz had the job of playing nicely in his walker.
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Sunday, November 19, 2006


Here are a few pictures from Saturday's big catering job. It was a wedding with a tropical paradise theme with beef, chicken, pineapple, and vegetable satay. We also had Kalua pork, a Vietnamese salad, an abundance of fruit and an array of different dipping sauces. This is what no sleep for days and food for hundreds looks like.

Our lovely pig head. Brooke enjoyed having the teeth fall out in her hands while she was preparing it to be roasted. Notice the cute flower in it's ear. Brooke always thinks of everything!

The perfect setting for our buffet under this lush patio.

A little shout out to everyone that helps to make it possible for my sister and I to have this business - thank you husbands, mother, father, grandmother, sisters, children who try so hard to be extra good on catering days, and friends to work. We truly could not do it without everyone!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Four Things I Love

Jason got this TV for his birthday. We have had it for a few months and now it feels like part of the family. What should we name it? I'm thinking it's another boy.
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006


While Blue is at school, Slade find another brother to play with.

His name is Cruz!

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Off To College

Did someone forget to tell me that my little Baby Blue is now an adult? I took this picure before church today and couldn't believe what a young man he is becoming. Someone start stocking up on Kleenex - because college is right around the corner. Alright, that may be slightly dramatic.

What you can't see is the candy that he is holding, trying to sneek some to church...
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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Award Winning Husband

Jason, the man I love. He loves a good deal. The other day he drove past one of those wierd Bakery Outlets and I guess the idea of "day old bread" was something that he couldn't resist. He went in and purchased some Entenmanns coffe cake and danishes. Apparently they had a deal that if you spend eight dollars or more you can fill out an entry form to win a fabulous gift basket full of off brand cake mixes, almost expired pretzels, and such. Well guess what - Jason got a call saying HE WON! You would of thought he won the lottery. He was so excited about the whole thing. I'll tell you what, that Bakery Outlet just got a repeat customer.

Looking thrilled.

Looking lovingly at the basket.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Name Game

As per Stephanie's blog, here is my name game...

-notice the drool-

-notice the rubber band across his face-

-i couldn't find a wierd picture of Blue, so notice the missing tooth-

There really is no "method behind my madness" except that we like 1 syllable names that sound cool. The number one criteria is that they have to sound good with the the last name and with eachother. You can't have Blue, and Thomas etc. It's all about the flow for me. They all have family middle names that are pretty basic.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Strange, Spooky and Silly

My husband with extremely large nostrils and his standard Halloween costume, the rainbow wig. He can't get enough of the rainbow wig.

My sisters, that's right - the one on the left is a girl.

My baby with the best smile and most cuddly costume.

My trick or treaters with someone a little familiar. If He can't have Eden then he'll have to settle for his pretend grandchildren.

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