Monday, November 24, 2008

family pictures....

our great friend/neighbor/awesome photographer took some family pics of us this weekend. we love them. thanks michelle! (if you want to check out her work go to

Friday, November 21, 2008

i am thankful...

with thanksgiving less then a week away i have been thinking alot about all that i am thankful for. here is my list.....

1) God
2) my husband and boys
3) my amazing family
4) friends
5) that seth has a job!
6) for simplicity
7) for God's continuing provision
8) that my kids go to a great school
9) we are all healthy
10) we own our house and live on a great street

i know i could go on and on with all that i am thankful for but those are my top 10. i hope everyone enjoys a very blessed thanksgiving. happy turkey day ! :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

friends thanksgiving......

we had a very busy enjoyable weekend. on top of two soccer games, the boys all going to a sleep over in temecula, anita's shower, we also had a friends thanksgiving with some of our best friends. this has been an annual tradition for the past 7 years. the hodgman's hosted this year. it was fun hanging out with friends and all our kids. we are so thankful for all of you and for all of your friendships.

anita's shower.......

this weekend me and my highschool bff's threw a shower for our friend anita. i hosted it at my house. anita has one little girl and is now pregnant with a little boy. we can't wait to meet the handsome little bundle and are so excited to welcome him into this world. on a side note...this shower was done when we had bad winds and terrible fires about 8 miles north of us. praise God for calming the winds and the smoke did not blow in our direction. we were still able to have a beautiful shower out side.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

another funny one from smooshie.........

tonight smoosh and i were cuddling on the couch watching 'john and kate plus eight'. during the episode kate said the word sextuplets
smooshie- oh my gosh mom she said a bad word!
me- what did she say?
smooshie- sex!
me- do you know what that means?
smooshie- bad word

i let it go. didn't feel like having the talk at four years old. he can think it's a bad word for now :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

"mommy, i look just like you".....

this morning after getting smooshie out of the bath he asks...

smoosh-Can i wear your comfy robe?
me- ofcourse!
smoosh- can you put the towel on my head like you do?
smoosh- mommy, i look just like you!! (with a HUGE smile on his face)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


last night tj and zas were really into the election. as they were sitting on the couch watching abc 7 about a half hour before the president was announced this is the conversation i overheard........

tj- isaiah what will happen if obama becomes president?
zas- he is going to take all of our troops out of iraq.
tj- what about the germans???

ha ha ha!! i think we have watched one to many world war 2 documentaries in this house.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


our halloween started on thursday night at 'treats in the streets' the annual halloween party down in the circle. zas was anakin skywalker, tan was batman, and smoosh at the last minute decided to be an super american gladiator..what??? he was supposed to be captain rex the clonetrooper. whatever, i have to choose by battles with him so i let him go with it :)
the dark night batman
the super american gladiator
anakin skywalker

aunt katie and pirate micah
the boys were so excited to see darth vader
more star wars guys. since zas was dressed as anakin these guys started asking him all these questions about star wars. zas did not even miss a beat and got every single question right. i was quite impressed and so were the guys. maybe he's a jedi for real??
tired from too much 'treats in the streets'
on halloween day both zas and tan had 'character day' at school. they were both excited to dress up. both boys also had class parties. smoosh and i were lucky enough to participate in both of them. first we went to tan's party. in kinder they do a bunch of games with all three kinder classes. i worked the "eat the donut off of a string" game. super fun! zas had a class party with lot's of junk food.
tan and his best friend peter both dressed up like batman. so cute!

tan's class
zas and his friend colin also had the same costume
then...we hosted a halloween party at our house! we had friends come over to go trick or treating and then we came back to our house to hang out and eat. everyone was supposed to dress up , adults included! it was fun seeing everyone dressed up :)
seth and i went as orange high cheerleaders.
jeff and jen. ha ha! jeff looke a little too good in the juicy sweat outfit. :)

ben and salley
finally smoosh wore his clone tropper costume
and BEST costume of the night goes to vern and james. aren't they awesome ???
and BEST apple bobber goes to TJ!! he was so good at bobbing for apples. he won every time :)
i think zas went a little crazy bobbing for apples. ha ha ha!

whew!!! that's it and boy are we tired. BUT, we did have a great fun filled halloween :)