Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I have a family member who is launching her new business called and she's having a giveaway to celebrate. Naturally, I want to win. :D Basically, it's a business that makes matching ties for dads and sons (finally, something for the boys!) or groomsmen, etc. I am in love with this tie for Easter,
but also love this tie, just because the blue is beautiful.

So check out her website and if you want to enter the giveaway, go to her blog.

(I seriously just copied this whole thing from Tawnya's blog. Thanks for doing the work for me!)

Monday, January 25, 2010

night time adventures

This is what Drake looked like when I went in to wake him up the other morning.
The boy has a bit of a nose picking problem. Sometimes he picks at night and then bleeds all over his bed.
So then i have to bathe him and wash his sheets. Well the other day both kids sheets were still in the wash, so they were going to sleep on the floor. Instead, Drake brought his carseat from Ryan's car in his room and wanted to sleep in the car seat. So for the last two nights, he's slept buckled in.

And you can't tell from the picture, but Gwen has her booster seat under her pillow. She didn't want to be left out of the car seat/bed fun.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rock 'N' Roll AZ 2010

My friend Holly calls these blag posts. That's a post on your blog where your bragging. She's right. And I am!
Rock N Roll 1/2 marathon, and yes, we rocked!!! It was so much fun this year with Emily and Jasmyn! Also, I shaved 13 minutes off my time from last year!!! And finished in under 2 hours. (that was my goal) Thank you family for your support, and also I'm so touched by all the nice texts and phone calls I got. Thanks friends for thinking of me!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Drakey boy

Do you ever remember a part of your life that you totally forgot and you don't know how you could have? Like I totally forgot that my license plate in college said "MsMeow" and I had forgotten that until my brother in law reminded me. Well I also forgot until recently, that when Drake was a baby I used to call him my bucking bronco because of how excited he'd get when I was dressing him that he'd buck around on the changing table. But if I had to classify his horse type today, he'd be a wild mustang!
Honestly, I turn my back and I don't even see him slip out the back door. Then I see his puffy head sneaking by the side window carrying his scooter to the street. Then he just takes off.
This is usually what he does after I've asked him to make his bead, or put something away. I can't even take an afternoon nap because several times I've waken to find Drake's gone and I don't know where!
The other day he came to me crying. He had somehow managed to get his gum stuck in his hair. He wasn't sleeping, just playing and for some reason took it out and stuck it to the side of his head!? He had been pulling at it and was distraught. I went to pull it too, but it was stuck in there good.
I thought I'd have to just cut his hair really close there, or try the freeze and break off strategy. But good thing I was in the kitchen and there was my olive oil right there. I just poured some on and worked it a little and the gum came right off! Thank heavens I don't have to bring scissors to that beautiful head of hair!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

ranting and raving

If you didn't know, you do now. We're poor. Honestly I was stingy before, but law school has turned me into a coupon clipping, ad-matching, re-use everything queen just to save a buck. So when Ryan got a couple of good grades in for this last semester I thought we'd celebrate with some Chinese food.
Enter Panda Express. Ryan loves it. So I suggested it because I wanted to make him happy, and I had a coupon. Buy a two item combo, get a free Panda bowl. So we go, order our food and upon paying the girl at the register read the small print and then said that this coupon wasn't good at their location!!! The nerve. Oh, we're really sorry that someone else paid for advertising and YOU are getting the customers. I can't believe she just didn't take the coupon. So I'm on a Panda strike, and I encourage all to avoid the Panda Express on University and Gilbert. Grrrrrr.

Onto better things. My Buster Brown is in primary now!! Here's my little Sunbeam on his first day.
He did great! Went right in with no problems and loved it! He sang, participated and even tried to go up front and talk in the microphone.

Yesterday I was working all day, catering for Nancy Jo. So Ryan stepped up and took the kids to the Railroad Park.
Even though he had the kids at the park all day, he still wasn't the world's greatest dad because unfortunately this guy still holds the title.

Saturday, January 02, 2010


Our wild crew just moments after lighting up a fireworks display that'd make Michael Jackson jealous. We partied hardy while the babes slept.

Okay, now on to a new year. Oh my, even a new decade. Time to resolute. Yep, that's right. Resolute. I'm going to commit some to paper tomorrow. I might be too ambitious though. That's what I thought last year, so I didn't end up ever writing them down. Now I don't remember what I was too scared to do. Oh ya, one of them was run a marathon. That didn't happen. So was it because I didn't write it down? At least I didn't mess it up if I didn't commit right? Hmmm, sounds like a good strategy to me. :)