Monday, June 30, 2008

Father's Day

This year for Father's Day we gave Jay a day of fishing with his friend Jim. Jim and his family live in the mountains. All of us went along so we could visit.

Jay, Jim and Andrew went fishing. Andrew didn't catch any of these fish but he had fun fishing.

He did eat them AFTER they were cooked.
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He & Me event

This year for our yearly Girl Scout He & Me event we went bowling. Jill and I served pizza and had fun prizes for everyone. We held the event the day before Father's Day.


Maddie and her He (Daddy)

Samantha and her He (TC)
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Last year's He & Me event

Last Day of School

Earlier this month was the last day of school for Samantha.
She did aweseome! Below are some end of year school pictures.



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Thursday, June 12, 2008


My friend Becky tagged me!

The Rules:
~Link the person(s) who tagged you
~Mention the rules on your blog
~Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
~Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them
~Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

1. I talk to my cat like he knows what I am talking about.

2. I can swallow several pills at one time. As a kid I couldn't swallow pills. I had to have the liquid version.

3. I like cold pizza better than hot pizza.

4. I have to sleep on the same side of the bed (even when I'm at a hotel). If I have the bed to myself I like to sleep sideways.

5. I can only wink with my left eye.

6. I drive with either the AC blaring or the heat in full force.

Okay, now I tag: Jay, Tara, Jill, Raellyn, Cari, and Amy.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

WFMW- Zafu (finding the perfect bra/jeans)

*Edit- I thought this post would also work for Fight the Frump by Fussy!*

Today is WFMW over at Shannon's blog. If you want more tips you can check out her blog.

If you need to find the perfect pair of jeans or a bra check out this website- Zafu.

This site isn't owned by any one particular company so you don't have to worry about it being bias. It gives you a range of prices and stores (some are online, some are dept. stores, some are Walmart type stores and some are high end stores).

It takes about 3 minutes to complete the process. If I remember correctly it has a 90% accuracy rate. Can't beat that. Saves you time and money when you go searching for those perfect items. Give it a try.

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Knitting baby hats


This little baby is only a week old and she is wearing one of our knitted hats. I think I actually made this hat but usually Samantha makes the hats.

Samantha has sold atleast half dozen baby hats.
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Saturday, June 07, 2008


After the parade we got ready to head out for the MAX (light rail) to see the floats up close and the fleet week. I am embarrassed to say I must of look like a hick on the MAX. Once I got on I noticed it was crowded and I thought it would be a fun shot to get the girls all crunched together. All of sudden the MAX shot forward sending me flying backwards (almost falling over and taking one of the girls with me). I got a shot of something we couldn't make out; I'll take that over landing on my bottom.

We didn't go on any of the navy ships because the lines were long but we did walk along the water front and look at all of them. This is what we saw when we looked out in front of the fleets (machine guns).

Here is a float up close.

Group shot before we got back on the Max to get to our cars were we headed to the Llyod Center (mall). We were disappointed to find out that the ice wasn't ready to skate on it. I guess they drain all the ice and use it for part of the judging area for the Rose Festival. So, the girls shopped and then we went to dinner.
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Rose Parade

This morning was the Rose Parade up North. So, for part of our Mystery Trip we took the older troop this morning. The girls met at our houses (mine and Jill's) at 6:15 am.

It always rains at the Rose Parade. Yes, one of the Chaperones has a black plastic garbage bag on her head to protect her from the rain. :)

I snapped a few shots as the floats passed by. It is amazing to think these floats are made with flowers and natural materials.

The Peacocks were fun to watch. We even saw one get its head stuck in a tree.

This was an all girl's marching band from Taiwan. I wish I would of gotten a better shot of their instruments because I hadn't seen some of them before.
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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Maddie's b-day part 4

Last of the Maddie's b-day series.

We went to dinner with friends the next day.

Tori and Maddie have become good friends. Too bad they don't live closer.


Our 6 kids all together! Can you believe Samantha is the oldest of the bunch?
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Maddie's b-day part 3

Maddie wanted to model one of her new outfits. Below are pictures of Maddie's new career choice---> future fashion model.



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Maddie's b-day part 2


After lunch the kids and I headed to the mall. We continued to celebrate by going to Build-a-Bear.

Maddie is giving the heart a special kiss before got sewn into her animal.
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Maddie's b-day part 1

Last month Maddie celebrated her 9th b-day. This year we decided that for all three kids b-days we would only have one friend birthday party. We are renting the big outdoor pool and the kids have invited all their friends.

On Maddie's birthday we went to lunch. G'ma and Jay met us at Red Robin. Maddie opened her family presents. She is showing off her ring and bracelet from G'ma Betty.

At Red Robin they bring you a sundae and sing ~Happy Birthday~! Maddie enjoyed all the attention.

Maddie had saved room for her sundae.
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It was record breaking temperatures on her b-day (100 degrees). Hard to believe it was ever that hot since today it is cloudy and raining and in the low 60's.

Monkey see - Monkey do

Last month after Samantha got done getting her hair cut, Maddie decided she wanted the same hair-do.

Samantha let her feelings be known that she did NOT want Maddie copying her. So, Kim didn't cut Maddie's hair as short and she rounded the hair around her face.

Maddie looks very cute!
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Samantha's new do

Samantha has been growing her hair out so she can donate it.

It was decided that her hair would have to be a lot shorter than she had planned. So, she decided maybe once school starts again the Fall she would begin growing it out again and try for next summer.

She looked so grown up with her new hair-do. She likes her new length. Much easier to manage in the summer time.
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Mother's Day

I know I'm a month behind in blogging. I'm going to try to catch up. :)

Andrew and Maddie work me up and had me come out to the family room. I had to walk through streamers hanging from my door and once I got into the family room balloons fell from the ceiling. Andrew and Maddie had tacked up a sheet to the ceiling and then filled it with balloons. Then they pulled the strings and the balloons floated down just like you see on TV.

Then I was seated at the table and served a wonderful breakfast that Andrew had cooked (scrambled eggs and toast).

We drove to Wildlife Safari for a day of fun. Everyone (my Mom was with us) laughed when the camel reached its head into our van to say "Hi" to me. It totally freaked me out. Samantha got a shot of it with her camera. Everyone said I touched the camel but I don't remember doing that so I think I blocked it out.

I grilled steaks for dinner and made a cute dessert that was inspired by The Pioneer Woman.

It was a wonderful day and I'm so thankful to have 3 wonderful and thoughtful children!