Wednesday, February 25, 2009

oh, the smoosh...

on facebook there is this note going around where you have to ask your child questions about their mom. i decided to ask smooshie the questions and these are his answers.....enjoy!! i know i sure did! :)
1. What is something mom always says to you?

i can only drink water

2. What makes mom happy?


3. What makes mom sad?


4. How does your mom make you laugh?


5. What was your mom like as a child?

6. How old is your mom?


7. How tall is your mom?

this tall (showing with his hands)

8. What is her favorite thing to do?


9. What does your mom do when you're not around?

invite other people over

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

butterfly kisses

11. What is your mom really good at?

kicking a ball over the fence

12. What is your mom not very good at?

hitting me in the face

13. What does your mom do for a job?


14.What is your mom's favorite food?


15.What makes you proud of your mom?

when you win

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

a girl

17. What do you and your mom do together?

hang out

18. How are you and your mom the same?

we both have freckles

19. How are you and your mom different?

we have different hair, and not that much freckles

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

i just know

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?

you love him

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?

wild rivers

Sunday, February 22, 2009

happy birthday mom...

today my mom turns 57

so, i wanted to honor her by writing 57 amazing things about her..

1.she is a giver
2. she is the best nana to my boys
3. she is a great mom
4. she loves me even though i was a bit of a stinker (maybe even still am )
5. she gives 110% to her job
6. she is very, very organized
7. she will drop everything to help me
8. example 1: when i had my kids she was here everday holding my babies, doing my laundry, cleaning my house.
9. example 2: when i had kidney problems over the summer i would call her at work and she would come running over the second i called.
10. example 3: when i was in the hospital for a week she was at the hospital EVERY single day and was also at my house helping seth with the boys.
11. she is always willing to babysit
12. my boys adore her and LoVe to spend the night at her house.
13. she has made dinner every night at 6:00 for as long as i can remember.
14. she has a special relationship with her sister
15. she was/is an amazing athlete
16. she is THE most regimated person i know, but i love her for it.
17. example: wakes up, works out, takes a shower, eats the same thing for breakfast, reads the bible, goes to work, comes home from lunch eats the same thing every day, reads the paper, goes back to work, comes home, changes into her sweats, turns on the news, makes dinner, eats dinner, clean up, go on a walk, take a shower, go to bed.... love it :)
18. she is the most fit 57 year old i know
19. she takes care of her body by eating right and working out every day
20. she loves my husband
21. she reads her bible every morning
22. i was never late to school. not even once!!
23. she taught me that you don't always need to be the best but you should always try your hardest, i have now passed that down to my boys.
24. she does every thing around the house and never complains
25. she LOVES my dad,
26. they have been married for 32 years
27. she is a sports nut , try to challenge her on sporst trivia. you won't win
28. she is a tomboy...i love it that God have her girls and then 4 grandsons :)
29. her car is always clean
30. she can make the BEST chocolate chip cookie
31. she has always been my number one fan. i played soccer for 20 years and she was always there cheering me on
32. she carries others burdens
33. she is loyal to the core
34. she is generous
35. she puts others needs before he own
36. she gave up her dream of being a teacher to stay home with my sister and i, i am forever grateful for that
37. she made me want to be a stay at home mom
38. she has a very cute dog that she loves very much
39. she always had my back, and still does. you don't mess with one of her daughters
40. her laundry smells so good....seth still loves it even though we use the same detergent and fabric softner
41. she loves to eat, even though she is super healthy, she still loves a good hamburger and fries
42. her house is always sparkling clean but she doesn't fret if the boys spill or eat in the living room
43. she likes to spoil us
44. she loves the beach
45. she loves hawaii
46. she is so cute and has a cute personality
47. one huge example i remember as a child, is her reading her bible every day and going to church but never forcing it on us, we had an example but found our faith in God on our own
48. when i was a child i would wake up for school and my breakfast would be made and my clothes would be layed out...every morning
49. i have never in my life woken up before her. she is an early riser.
50. she uplifts me if i am down
51. she is a good listener
52. example: she just listens and doesn't try to fix the problem
53. she loves to be outside
54. she loves dodger dogs
55. she loves baseball, football, basketball, soccer
56. she has never missed one of her grandsons soccer games or baseball games
57. she loves being with her family

happy birthday mom! i love you and cherish you!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

11 years...

11 years ago today was one the happiest days of my life. i love you now more then ever. you are my husband and my best friend. happy anniversary seth!

Friday, February 20, 2009

my boy...

yesterday on the way to school my boy completley blew me away. this is what he said ...

Zas- mom i was thinking today that we only have one life to live. since we only have one life then we should live it the best we can and make the best decisions for ourself. i mean we only have one chance. and isn't it crazy that we only have one chance in this life to also choose where we will go when we die. like, we can't decide after we die. we have to decide now here, in our one life. we have to choose heaven or hell. i choose's sad for those that choose hell.

wow!!! very profound for a nine year old. preach it isaiah!!!! :)

i love my son

Monday, February 16, 2009

anniversary weekend getaway....

our 11 year anniversary is next weekend. we decided to go down to san diego for our anniversary over valentine's day weekend. we left the kids with my parents and headed out of town for a couple nights. we stayed at the US GRANT hotel in downtown san diego.
this is seth in our awesome room . this was the most comfortable bed ever!!! i could have slept there all weekend. :)
on friday night, we met up with our good friends tim and nat. they live in san diego so they knew exactly where to go. they took us to old town san diego for happy hour at this great mexican restaurant. after happy hour we headed back downtown to Extrodinary Deserts.

this place was soo good!! we had the best desert.

all of us out front of the desert restaurant.
(seth, ,me, nat, tim)

on satuday morning we slept in really late and then walked down to Cafe 222 and got an amazing breakfast. if you are ever in downtown sandiego i highly recommend this restaurant. after breakfast we walked back to our hotel and took a nap. :) gotta love vacation. after our nap we went running down by the beach. it was cold but sunny and beautiful.
this is us on our way to our valentine's day dinner. our hotel is in the background lit up by red lights. they did this special for valentine's day. we had dinner at a italian restaurant in the gas lamp. i was a little bummed on the food but it's okay cause the company was great :) our surprise our good friends navin and becky were also staying in downtown sd for the weekend. their hotel was actually only a block from us. so after dinner we met up with them at a club on top of a hotel. it was so much fun. i'm bummed we forgot our camera at the club. the view was amazing. (*as a disclaimer i just noticed that it looks like i wore the same outfit both nights. i didn't :) just the same boots and jacket.* )
Seth thank you for being married to me for 11 amazing years. i love you so much! you are such an incredible husband, friend, and father.

happy anniversary and happy valentines day

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


a few weeks ago we added a little girl to our family...a puppy....and not technically in OUR parent's got a new little dog and the boys are smitten to say the least. they cannot get enough of her. we have even had the privlege of dog sitting the other night. i snapped a few pics of the boys when she was over the other night.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


****if you happen to see tanner PLEASE don't tell him that i put this on my blog, he told me not to, but i thought it was much to priceless to pass up****

so yesterday tj started single A baseball. at our team meeting on monday they told us we needed to buy the boys cups. OH MY GOSH!!!! i am offically a boy mom. to be honest i have actually never even seen a cup before. so i go with a friend who also has a boy on the team to buy our boys their 'cups' . when i was getting tj ready for practice i showed him what he had to wear. he didn't care, he actually thought it was cool. he said he knew what they were cause he had seen his friends cup. (so i guess boys show eachother their cups???) so on to the funny quote....

tj at baseball practice-

tj (talking to his friend jack while hitting his private)- our weiners aren't going to get hurt.

jack- no, because we have these shells protecting them.

ha ha ha!! gotta love boys!!