Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010 Newsletter

So it is pretty obvious how often I blog. NEVER. Well, once a year at least. This is our letter for 2010. I almost didn't do anything but decided I would try posting it instead for those who might want to read. We do wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope the New Years brings new adventures and sweet blessings.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

If you ever wondered . . . now you know!

If you have ever wondered what would happen if you left Hawaiian Punch within the reach of an 18 month old, now you know.

Brynlie has turned into such a busy body and I can't control her anymore. We go through numerous outfits a day and now we just bathe on a "as needed" basis because it is usually 1-2 a day. She can get out of her chair and the table, she can squirm out of the stroller straps, and she stands up in the carts at the store. It wouldn't be so bad if she would let you hold her hand or hold her, but she wants nothing like that. If the outside door is left a tiny bit open she is out the door and in the street. If you leave her outside in the back for a second she has sand, grass, anything gross she can find on her hands and in her mouth.

I think we will consider ourselves lucky if we make it to two. Right now I am just trying to keep her alive one day at a time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Costco Cupcakes

Since I was just blogging about an infatuation I have with those shoes, it made me think of other things I long for. Costco cupcakes are one of those things. I did a search to find an image and found there are others out there that share the same fondness for the cupcakes but there is one exception, I special order mine with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING.

Some may think, that this doesn't make a difference but I really do have to disagree. It doesn't matter if it is chocolate or vanilla cake (I do favor the vanilla slightly more) they are both delicious with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING. And I also beg them to not put the sprinkles on. Yucko! Capital letters on the order sheet, "NO CONFETTI PLEASE! NO CONFETTI!" They are on coupon for the next couple weeks and I am honestly wondering if I should get 2 boxes. That is 40 cupcakes people. And not only is 40 a lot, they are super sized.

How can one consume so many cupcakes, you wonder, before they go bad? Well, I have to admit, I have it down to a science. I freeze them in containers that hold 3 and pull them out when I need them. This is usually about 7:30 or 8:00 at night after the dinner has worn off and the kids are screaming and needing baths. I sit and eat half to a full cupcake with a glass of milk and that takes care of my craving. Until the next night . . . and so on. I honestly think I might be addicted to them.

And yes, I do share with my family, even though I don't think they share the same love. But I would share a lot more if I had a good stockpile.

My new infatuation . . . another pair of shoes!

So I was at the park this afternoon, pushing kids on the swing, and what did I see but a pair of these cute shoes!! I stared at them and then noticed they were KEENS, my new favorite brand of shoe. So I needed to come home and find them. I had to know all about them. Well, a couple of google searches and I found them. And I still really like them. The feel they are a little GREEN because they are made out of recycled rice paper and so I would be doing my part. (insert wink smiley face here). And they are cute, that is also how I like to contribute to the world is with cute shoes. Because I did get a bunch of shoes for my birthday, I may have to wait for another excuse to get these. And the best part about waiting is I might decide I really don't need them.

I need to give credit to the girl at the park for wearing these and also Zappos for the pictures, which I highly recommend for online shoe buying!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This was my son's inchworm for the cake contest at the Blue and Gold Banquet. He received the award for "the creepiest" cake.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mornings with Lilly

This is taken off of an iChat with Lilly's Dad and I, I was typing and she was talking. . .

Right now I am playing "name that movie" with lilly. "I want to watch enchanted but not the movie with the step mother, and there are just people and a golden dress, with two people and no animals and it has 2 princes and two princesses nooooo not enchanted it doesn't have two boys, I want the other one”

any guesses?

I think it is just the music video. let's try that.

Ding. One point for mom.

(a few minutes later)

Now here is a new movie:

“it has 2 boys and 2 girls and the boy dog and a girl cat and a boy cat only one boy cat and only 2 boys cats there’s a tall boy that is a people and its has another boy that's a tall person boy and 2 persons girl and a nice girl mother that's a queen that is not mean she is nice”
no idea...?

Me either, luckily she lost interest and the last thing she said was, mom, but I want some bubble gum. Now she just said, mom but I want a princess movie.