Tyler * Carly * Makena * Jade

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Visitors!

So my brother, Jeff just moved in with us from Idaho to work with Tyler and go to school down here, and when he moved down he brought my sister, Candice, back with him so she could take a couple weeks off from beauty school and visit the family. She came down with my mom and we have been shopping--what else do we do??? Unfortunately Makena has NOT been in the mood to do anything. She's been super crazy no matter where we go. We have been extra busy going out and doing lots of stuff in the last week or so and she won't have anything to do with it! Whiny butt! On Monday we went to the Irvine Spectrum to do some shopping and the only thing that made Makena happy was riding the carousel. But boy she sure liked it. One of the times no one else was on it, so I asked the guy if he could just keep it going and he was so sweet and let her and my mom go again!! Lifesaver until he had to stop it and then...back to crankyville!! Well enough ranting!! I love visits, but we just seem to overwhelm Makena and then I feel like I'm going to lose my mind. The other great thing is that my sister is almost halfway through beauty school so that means for someone like me who can't seem to squeeze in a visit to get my hair done EVER I get hooked up :) I have been needing some coloring done because I'm not going to lie to you---I am a 26 year old with gray hair (wahhh! I know) Not a lot, but enough to drive me crazy! So she cut and highlighted my hair and I even jumped on the bang wagon! I LOVE it! It turned out better than I thought and realized even more that just doing a little something for yourself as a mom is SUPER important! Everyone needs a little ME time and I'm grateful for everyone involved for helping that happen for me this week!


Sunday, July 20, 2008


Tyler's family was going to be down at Huntington Beach on Saturday so we met up with them for a few hours of fun! Makena loved watching all of her older cousins play and once again loved playing in the sand and being in the COLD water. She passed out as soon as we got her in the car and then we started seeing the spots of burn on her poor little pale face! Today it looks like a raccoon and I feel terrible! Guess that's what I get for being so white myself. I did put sunscreen on her, but that didn't stop and I must still be new at putting on lots of sunscreen on a little kid! SAD! So that's what the last picture is of if you can see her burnt little face! We had a good time visiting with his family and showing off our new place. Hooray for summer and beach days! We love it!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just say NO!!!

So our darling little girl's favorite new thing is NO! I knew it would catch up with us someday, but I never realized how frustrating it really is. We'll ask her a question that we know she would have at least shook her head to before and now..."Makena do you want a snack?" "NOOO!!" "Do you mean yes?" "YES!" You've got to be kidding me. Every time I ask her anything this is how it goes! I hope this phase is over quickly because as much as it bothers me, my husband thinks she has completely forgotten the word yes and gets really frustrated with it all. Aren't kids GREAT? If anyone has suggestions for getting over the No's we are open for suggestions!! And I thought these pictures were cute from my parents house this past weekend!

Monday, July 14, 2008


Here is a fun little game...Leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.On your mark...get set...blog your memories!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


* Makena
* The Beach
* My Husband

* Icy Roads
* Causing an accident

*Lose a little more weight before I decide to have another baby
* Buy a House in the next 2-3 years
* Set a good example for my kids and hope they follow or are better than me!

* Twilight Book Series
* Taking Pictures- I really want a NEW expensive camera...
* Teaching Makena animal noises & lots of other fun things

* I don't like ketchup, but will eat tomatoes
* My right foot is like 1/2 size bigger than the left, and they both got bigger
when I was pregnant! Stupid, right?
* I love musicals, and can still sing songs from the OLD musical movies that I
used watch with my grandma.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Where Does The Time Go?

So, we were looking forward all last week to our BIG 3 day weekend and now it's already Monday night and the weekend is long gone. We had a blast though as you can see from our pictures. It was Makena's first REAL trip to the beach--not hidden away under the beach tent like last year. We went to Salt Creek, near Dana Point with my parents and my brother and his little family. Makena LOVED it so much. She didn't even eat any sand on purpose, which I feared more than you know. She loved the freezing water and all the people and birds and everything. I don't think she even realized that I was about to DIE on the way back up to the car carrying her because she was still loving everything we went by! It was a blast, though! Then we went back to our place and showered, which is the best thing after a beach day! Got pizza and then made our way to the lake up the street from our house for some fireworks. The amount of people and the length of the actual show could rival an amusement park, and it was literally in our own backyard. It was GREAT! On Saturday the before mentioned golf outing for Tyler and my dad that's been planned for a couple months now at Torrey Pines happened! They both had great fun, and both broke 100 (Tyler almost 90) for those of you golfers who know what that means. What it means top anyone else is that the golf course didn't kick their butts as much as anticipated. I am so glad they got to go...but now they think they need to make a habit out of it, but it's REALLY expensive to play there! I got to hang out more with my family and it was a really fun time. Exhausting, but worth it. We love spending any time we can with our family and when they come to town it's even better for us!!!