Sunday, November 16, 2008


I know this has been a long time coming, but I decided to get bangs like Reese Witherspoon... so here you go, pretty hot expecially for a Sunday Girls Night... that is one of my bestest girlfriends Laurie, she always looks hot.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Washing of the Coins: I DON"T SUGGEST


I have a change box that I dump all my change in and leave in the closet. I looked in it and the cat had peed on the change. I was totally grossed out so I put the change in a pot, added bleach, and boiled the heck out of it. Now, I have gross looking coins. Needless to say, I don't suggest boiling coins if you plan on using them in the future to purchase Diet Cokes at the Mav. I don't know if you can tell in the picture, but the coloring looks like it came off and rusted. Sometimes I wonder how I get these genuises idea and am still able to hold onto my Masters Degree?

Friday, November 7, 2008


I got out of the car this morning and saw that Emma had taken a jump rope from the gym and hid it in my bag. Not to worry... I will be back there on Monday to return the stolen item. She brought the jump rope inside and I start to clean the house (or so I would like you to think that is what I was doing instead of just sitting on the computer) and Audrey comes in, jump rope in hand, and says, "Emma and I both wanted the jump rope, so I cut it in half" DANG IT!


We had our first HUGE snow storm of the winter and I cannot be more excited. I remember growing up in California and not really understanding the changing season, but now I am all about the leaves falling, the weather cooling, and the SNOW falling! Here is our house and our front porch after Tyler shoveled. Warm up the hot cocoa for these pictures!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

All Hallows Eve: ADULT ONLY!!

So with all my complaining I did have a blast, PHEW, we got some great friends...

Here is Jenna and I. Our sons are BFF, and rumor has it that her son Andrew might marry Audrey... She is Boba Fett.

And remember Kayley, my college roomie, have to say we still look the same!

Now, I might hate the holiday, but I sure like to party, so I guess when you have friends all it good. No more complaining from me, until next Halloween!

Halloweenie with the Cluffies

I hate Halloween. I don't know why, I just hate it. I hate the mess of the pumpkins, the candy that gets in our hair and the carpet, the sugar high, the late night, the constant ringing of the doorbell, the "not going to shares", the dress up drama, and everything else that goes along with this "holiday". It is kinda funny because with my sparkly personality, one would think I was the dress up, pumpkin party type... but nope. It just sucks. So in the spirit of all hallows eve, we took the kids trick or treating. Our neighborhood is in it's "remodeling" stage meaning we have only about 20 houses finished in the community. So we went over to Kayley's house for some hot cocoa and donuts (We were late, I tried to get in my pj's, tell Tyler I wasn't feeling well, and hop into bed... so didn't work. He said I had to "suck it up" and get dressed. I showed him and stayed in my pj's, but then it started to really rain, like Hawaii rain when it was just coming down and my slippers got so wet that I had to walk with no shoes on). Anyways, here are some pictures of the kids. They sure did like it.

Emma, the Gangsta'

I think Emma thinks she is apart of my brothers South Pas gansta' tribe. She sure dresses like one. Can I just say she must have gotten her keen fashion sense from her Auntie Beth... JK! Check out that Hat, those shoes, that outfit, and of course, the OREO's that seem to grow on her face!

THE Primary Program

We had our first primary program in our new ward and for the first time with both Ben and Audrey. Oh if only those feelings that were expressed during that time could be bottled and sold. LOL!

Tyler sat on the stage with our 5 year old primary class, Audrey was in the front row, Ben sat next to Gabe on the side, and I sat in the pew with the Emma. Seemily the perfect church going family.

As always, Audrey was the perfect angel. She was really great, just sat and smiled. Now if you had been at our house before church you would have seen her DIVA side, but that is not that fun to write about. Emma was a wiggler, but actually sat through the entire hour sacrement program.

The encounter at this church event had to be Ben. He sat and pointed at me, thumbs up, standing up, wiggling around to no end. His teacher had him changed seats, which didn't seem to help. I even did the sign for death in sign language, he laughed and signed it back. It was at the point in my life that I wondered if it would be appropraite for me to race down the aisle and pull him out of church. Instead, I sat, smiled like a proud mother and quickly brewed his punishment.

So here you go. I had him come home and sit on a chair for the entire hour, which is the length of church. He sat and if he stood up or moved, we started the timer again. I have to tag this punishment as one of my best.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

And the pooping baby saga goes on...

So today Audrey was drawing a picture of me, which is something she does on a regular basis (we are just now thankful it is on paper, instead of the walls) and then she draws little eggs inside my stomach and says "Look Mom, you can poop babies out too!" That was just great. So simple. Why didn't I think of that? Here is the actual picture, see the eggs in my tummy? BTW, I am not pregnant.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Does her Diaper make her butt look big?

So I am just going to throw out this question. Does her diaper make her butt look big? I am thinking so. Thoughts? Isn't it so funny how you can remember different times according to the styles. I remember in the 11th grade when we went to Disneyland and my mom wanted me to wear an "old school" mickey mouse shirt and I totally refused... flash forward to 2005 and Jen Garner wearing the same shirt and now it is the "Rave. Who knew! So this shirt will go down in the file with my bright pink florescent shirt and my tie-dyes :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Our House!!

For those of you out of town... here is a pictures of our house! It's looking all springing, but don't worry the snow will be a coming!

Pooping Out Babies

We were watching Go Diego Go this morning and it had leather back sea turtles who were laying their eggs in the sand waiting for the light of the moon to hatch the eggs and return the wee babies back to the ocean sea... How natural, healthy and beautiful until my 4 year old, Audrey, yells, "Look Mom, the turtles are pooping out their babies!" So much for that!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Family History

Since this is my first family post, I decided to do something that one of my friends did, called "Photo Tag"

#1 Self Portrait

Yes, this might take you back to the 1970's photo of your mother in high school, but with the stress in my life, sometimes that "in the moment" pictures just should not be posted. Here is what I would look like had I graduated from high school in 1974! I am going to boot camp, 5 days a week, and just made a bet with my husband to not eat sugar for a month... so if you see me don't feed me! Maybe I will add a photo in 6 weeks ;)

#2 What are my kids doing right now:

Are you serious? I have been working on this blog all day, they are in bed. Well, I can honestly say that Ben is sleeping, as for Audrey and Emma, they are watching TV in my bed. I know, it is past 9, but they just sit so quietly when "Wow Wow Wubzy" comes on... who else is going to babysit them at this hour? Plus knowing what 1 out of 3 is doing is great :) I can tell you my husband is watching baseball on the couch.

#3 My Fridge

So I started this new thing at and am totally addicted to coupons and saving money on groceries. So much, that I have now been "hired" to work with the company on teaching mothers how to shop on a budget. Amazing, since I don't know how to budget! Plus, it seems like I always am shopping for a family of 10, instead of 5... hmm. I think that is one thing my mother taught me well, keep the fridge stocked!

#4 My Kitchen Sink

As usually my minions were able to unload and load the dishes before they went to bed. I have to say, it is "totally wicked" that my kids can do the dishes every day. So yes, my dishes are always done and Audrey will AJAX the sink. Did I mention they do the laundry?

#5 My Favorite Shoes

Are you kidding me, are there any other shoes? Manolo Blahniks, of course. I might not be able to afford them, but heck, they are always on my wish list. Right now I am into the ones of the right, Mladar, Patent leather pointed toe maryjane. 90mm thin covered heel. Leather sole. Lightly padded insole. Made in Italy. Retailing at Barney's of New York for a $575.00, does somebody smell a Christmas Present?

#6 My Favorite Room in the House

It's the balcony. The view is amazing and reminds me of places I have been and places I will go.

#7 Dream Vacation

6 days, 7 nights with my husband in Paris, France. Kids at the Grandparents.

#9 The Room I Spend the Most Time In

The room with the TV, are you kidding me. They call this "the great room" becuase it connects the living room with the kitchen... so where else would a mother of 3 be? I feed the kids, watch my soaps, eat my bon-bons, and then patiently cook dinner for my husband before he comes home from work... ;) Hey,. wait, I think that is Tyler's dream vacation.