mom of four, wife to one, life is good

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

stinkin' cute


I love little girls in their swinsuits running around playing in the water and the sand, all sporting a permanent snuggy. Little buns are such a joy. And of course bean burritos must follow the water fun. I feel proud I finally got ella a swimsuit. Her exact words about the whole thing were "oh, cute".

Sunday, May 20, 2007

guns at church?

Today while we at church Steve drew a picture for Andrew. It was a really cool fort that had a gun, sword, numchucks, and various weapons. I had to laugh.

Friday, May 18, 2007

I have a comment

I think I am spending too much time commenting on everyone else's blogs and my blog now need serious help. I am trying to think of something just one thing to write about. hmmmm.....
Did you guys know that I live in the ghetto, or maybe mexico, depends on the day. A while back we had a serial shooter that was terrorizing phoenix. I thought "well atleast I live in mesa and he's not where we are". Well, he shot one person just down the street from us and then he was caught in his apartment just up the road. Then I was at scrapbooking and BANG!!!! gun shots fired. It scard the you know what out of me. The jr. high my kids should go to (if we stick around for that!, no thank you) had a girl bring a gun to school. Crap, I just remembered that mom is going to read this. I feel like a tough chick now, nothin' scares me. I'm living in the big city! Good thing I have my dog. I tell her to kill anyone that enters the yard. And now I have bad feelings towards mexicans. There is some serious, crazy stuff going on with those folks. We had a family move into the neighborhood and a uhaul pulls up and out jump 20 people! Time to call the cops. Oh the stories could go on and on.

Just a side note I hope you check out the great things drew says, cause he is killin' me.

Time to get back to neighborhood watch.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

the kiddies

Doesn't everyone need a good hug? I love the dress ella is wearing, she is my hawaiian princess. We had fun with grandma and grandpa this weekend.

Monday, May 14, 2007

I am embarrassed I spelled embarrassed wrong

what's with the hair?

okay here is my life struggle... hair. My sister Amy has always had long, thick, awesome hair (which she always complains about) and I am forever jealous. Then my sister Kate decides she too will have long, thick, awesome hair. Then my sister Ashley will knock you over with her awesome blonde locks. What the heck! I have struggled through many hair styles, colors, and even a perm. Oh yeah, and once it was green, yeah you heard me green! Now I have fried, crapy, plain jane hair. I suppose I could shave it like that lame girl, but I don't think I have the face to support such a do. So now what? I think I like myself with more blonde but my hair is literally falling out I don't think that will be possible for a while. Oh the pain, the sorrow, the embarrasment. What am I to do? At this point a good support group might be my only hope.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Man we have been busy, I have a permanant headache. Right now my in-laws are here to visit. I love to have visitors, so if you have been wanting to come, COME! Oh by the way it was 105 today so if the heat bothers you maybe you should wait for 5 months. Did you know your knees can sweat?

Sunday, May 6, 2007

She's Crafty?

For 2 days I have tried to make a poster for Primary and for some reason I just can't do it. I have made 2 ugly ones and now that I have ran out of time I will have to use one of them. It is a little embarassing because it looks like one of the kids did it. I am not sure where my creative juice has gone. I thought I was pretty crafty.
Steve and Andrew had father's and son's campout this weekend so that meant ladies night for Ella and myself. We went to Target and then we gave each other pedicures, well actually I gave the pedicures. Ella loves to get dolled up. I wish I had some sistas around, they could have joined us. But no, I am just a little lonely duck in the desert. Quack.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

givin' you the bird

Scary Bird

In the 3rd or 4th grade we learned how to draw a bird. I have always remembered that and so I felt quite confident in my skills to draw a bird. My kids like to have me draw pictures for them on the magnadoodle, so one day I said "how about a bird?". Ella thought this was a good idea so I began to draw. When I was finished Ella was covering her eyes and saying "scary bird". I am trying not to take offense, so now we do it for a good laugh. "scary bird, scary bird!"
Andrew is now done with preschool for the year and man I don't know what to do. Talk about boring! It is also starting to get hot outside so we can't even go to the park anymore. Any suggestions? I have taken up shopping, but I am not sure if that is really the most responsible thing to do.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Nerd alert

I have not done a single thing for the last 3 days due to my obsessive reading. I just finished part 2 to Twilight, New Moon. I tried to tell Steve about it so he would think it was cool like me but when vampires came up I don't think he was too interested. Anyway, awesome books, so fun to read, and pretty intense.
Steve did great on his adventure race. They went about 26 miles and had funny stories to tell. I have decided to do a race with Steve in Flagstaff in June. It is 4-5 miles walk/run and a 12 mile bike, sound fun? I have always wanted to be tough so I guess this is a step in that direction.
So now back to laundry, cleaning and doing a better job supervising the kids.