Saturday, May 1, 2010

Our vacation!

As most of you know, Kevin surprised me for our 7 year anniversary by booking a 7 day cruise to the Mexican riviera. Well, we are back and I just have to say how wonderful it was!! We actually left a few days early and on our way to Newport we stopped at Magic Mountain!! It was SOO fun! The park was not crowded at all and the longest we had to wait for a ride was maybe 30 minutes! This was the perfect scenario for me, but for Kev?!........not so much, toward the end of the day he was ready to go. After leaving there we headed to Newport beach where we stayed in a nice hotel and ordered a movie in our room. The next day we were able to go to Dodger Stadium to watch the Dodgers vs. Giants game.........which Kevin was really excited for. We were one of the few Giants fans amongst the sea of Dodgers fans, which made for some interesting conversation with the people around us. We were just happy to watch the Giants destroy the Dodgers 9 to 0!! After the game we had a nice steak dinner and rested up for our cruise!

The next morning we headed to the Long Beach port to get on our GINORMOUS boat. For the next 7 days we partied and had lots of fun. We even met two awesome LDS couples that we got to hang out with! A few of the things we did at our stops:

Puerto Vallarta- we did an AWESOME zip line tour. Which I have to say was one of the best things we did!! I LOVED it and would go back just to do it again!!

Mazatlan- We shopped and bartered till we dropped and did a very scary para sailing ride! I think I would have felt a bit more safe if we had booked that one through the cruise line....I mean seriously tape on the end of the rope?! What was I thinking?! It was fun though and I'm glad I tried something I might otherwise wouldn't have if I hadn't been pressured into it by someone I won't name (and no it wasn't Kevin).

Cabo San Lucas- We did a beach tour that took us on a boat ride......can I just say how beautiful it was?! I was sad that we didn't get to stay longer there. After that we went to some beach resort where we had lunch and hung out on the beach. We then did some more shopping, but by then it was really just browsing.

I really had SOO much fun am grateful that my husband planned such a wonderful vacation. Here are just a few of the pics we took.

Our Stateroom on the boat. I was just a little excited.
These are the awesome 2 LDS couples we meet and ate with every night.

Yes that tiny dot in the sky is me!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I just can't get this song out of my head!!

This is such a beautiful song and ever since I heard it, I can't stop listening to it. It is a cover of Kate bush's version. It was originally written for a movie (which I can't remember the name of) where a man is waiting in the next room waiting to here news of his pregnant wife and unborn child who are in danger of losing their lives. Yes it is a little on the sad side, but I just LOVE it. I just Love Greg Laswell too, I recently discovered his music and I love it. This really isn't an important post, just a little break to listen to a beautiful song.

P.S. You will have to go down to the bottom of my blog to turn off my regular music so it won't conflict with the song.

Friday, January 29, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my not so baby GIRL!!

Oh how I just LOVE this little girl to pieces!! I can't believe she turns 2 today, time has just flown by and I am having trouble not calling her my baby (because lets face it, she is a full blown toddler)! She is just the sweetest little girl and always knows how to make us smile. She is also fiercely independant and wants to do everything herself and is not satisfied until she has at least tried multiple times..........which she then may or may not except our help. She is always willing to give kisses and hugs and knows how to give a good grumpy face as well, which usually just induces laughter from her and us!! I could go on and on about her wonderful personality and how much we LOVE her!! We are just lucky to call her ours!! HAPPY birthday my not so baby girl!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I just wanted to share this beautiful video of the Nativity set to the beautiful song "Breath of Heaven" by Amy Grant. I can't help but feel the spirit of Christmas when I watch this. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Kev!!

So I just wanted to tell my wonderful husband that I hope he had a wonderful day. Today he turned the big 3. 0. What a wonderful husband and father you are to this family. We absolutely LOVE you!

Kevin didn't really want to make a big fuss this year about his birthday, especially because it is a big one ;) . But unfortunately, because our family was sick the entire week we weren't able to plan anything anyway. I still hope you know how much we appreciate and love you and everything you do for us!! THANK YOU for being you! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

P.S. I was going to post this with a wonderful picture depicting my handsome husband............but all I could find were silly ones with wonderful crazy faces, and I didn't know if you would appreciate that. So in the interest of keeping your day happy I left the picture out. LOVE YOU!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Oh how I want to win this GIVEAWAY!!

I am an admitted BLOG stalker. I love to look at blogs especially photography blogs (that is no surprise to anyone that knows me) and blogs that have anything adorable or cute in any way. Well, today I was looking at some AWESOME blogs and I happened to stumble across this one...........

You have to go look at this blog, they have an etsy shop too. They have the most adorable headbands and bows/clips I have seen!! And to top it off they are doing a big $100 giveaway. All you have to do is blog about it and then leave a comment on their blog with a link to your post or you can just leave a comment telling your favorite item. There are a few other ways to enter as well, but I REALLY want to win, so cross your fingers for me :)!! Have a fantabulously AWESOME Friday!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The pumpkin patch :)

As most of you know Logan started Kindergarten this year, and boy does he LOVE it. It's crazy that my little man is in school! He is so happy to go and learn and I just have to say how smart he is! I am so proud of him :)!!
This year Logan got to take a field trip to the pumpkin patch out at Cobb Ranch with his class. Kevin really wanted to go so he signed up to help out and while he was there he got to take a few pictures.

Here he is searching for the perfect pumpkin.

The proud owner of said perfect pumpkin.........

Posing for the perfect picture with his perfect best bud Brooklyn

Just a few of Logan's classmates hanging out at the pumpkin patch

Logan chasing the ladies (this one happens to have a crush on Logan)

My handsome little man

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tis the season..........

Dear Fall, soon to be Winter, and eventually Spring,

Oh how I love you, all three of you really (because lets face it, I am not a Fresno Summer kind of gal), but could you not be so hard on my girls!? Seriously, Summer doesn't seem to bother them, but for some reason right when you bring your cool weather and lovely fog and rain my girls get sick. Not just the occasional cold, because that I could handle, but like sick (docotor, ER, and hospital visits) the entire duration of your stays!! So really, could you just go easy on them this year? That would be great, thanks :P !

P.S. This week was NOT a good example of how to go easy on them.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

I am a blog SLACKER!!

I know, I know, I am a major slacker when it comes to posting and updating my personal blog! On a positive note, I do update my photography blog on a fairly regular basis, but I don't ever talk about what is going on in my family. So alas, I promise I will try to be better. I need to catch up on what is going on with us, but that will be my next post :). Until then I just wanted to show everyone my ADORABLE daughter and her ADORABLE "grumpy face". She actually just got up from a nap in this picture so her hair is all over the place, but I still think she is so cute in this picture. Seriously, isn't she a doll?!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


So the other day I was sitting on the couch reading a book trying to tune out the kids (no they weren't being bad, they were just being really loud). All three of them were waiting at the window for Daddy to come home from work and laughing hysterically at Logan who was trying to kill a fly by smashing it against the window. Apparently he got it, but that's not the gross part. As I am reading, I suddenly hear Logan say, "EEWWW Claire that's Claire put a fly in her mouth!" I didn't really believe him because he was laughing when he said it, but I decided to take a look just in case. Sure enough I notice that Claire seemed to be munching on something, yup you guessed it, it was the dead fly in her mouth! I immediately run over and pull it out, and what does Claire do but stare at me with her big blue eyes and smile with her scrunched up nose. Apparently Claire needed some extra protein for the day.

Seriously I was getting a picture (which I admit is pretty gross) and Claire came back for seconds.

We love watching our little baby grow up. We are seeing more and more of her fun personality everyday. She has the ability to melt my heart when she giggles and scrunches her nose, and definitely has Daddy wrapped around her finger.