Sunday, December 6, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just wanted to toot my own horn for a moment. I painted these dried gourds and made them into ornaments last Friday at our Enrichment night. Let me just say... they may not look like much, but it took me a heck of a long time to finish them. Rick was proud of me, so I'm good!

Don't you just love the "Deer caught in the Headlights" look?

Friday, September 4, 2009

I was looking through my camera last night and realized how many pics I haven't posted about. We have had a fun summer!

Drake turned 7 at the end of June. I love this one of him at his party!

Rick and I went to a 311 concert in San Diego, but before we went out to dinner we saw this guy on the side of the road when we were waiting for the light. We gave him $5 for such a creative sign!

My brother and SIL went on a cruise and so their kids got to spend some time with us. Jett and Sophia just LOVE each other. We were wondering why we hadn't seen them in a while and why they were being so quiet. Then we saw this. It was the middle of the day and Jett rarely takes a nap. We thought that they must have just decided "hey, i have this blankie that is so soft and comfy, you wanna share it with me and take a little snooze while we're at it?" I love, love, love those two. I secretly want Sophie for my own. Well not really secretly, I voice it openly!

I went to Target to get a slip and slide for the kids and found the one Cade requested. It's the one with the skim board. Well, they got tired of that and pulled out the boogie boards. Ace always wants in on the action. He kept getting on, as if waiting for a wave to take him for a ride, and the kids kept yelling at him to move so they could use it. Such a turd, but so cute at the same time!

After Rick came home from Hawaii we took the kids to the OC Fair to spend some family time together. That place is a money pit! But we had fun anyway.

This was the biggest Steer I have ever, and probably will ever see! It looked like it should be Paul Bunyan's ox. It was that BIG! Crazy.

We went to Palm Springs to the same hotel I grew up going to. It's nothing fancy, but we all had a great time hanging by the pool!

Rick and Kaleigh's birthday's are a day apart so they are usually celebrated together. Kaleigh was so excited to get a phone! Doesn't every 9 year old need a phone? HA!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Absence makes the Heart grow fonder...

... or crazy.

So Rick has been gone since Sunday, and I'm crazy missing him! Again I feel like a single mom, remembering all too well our life in Utah the last 7 months or so that we lived there. At least this is only for a week (hopefully). The good thing about it is that he gets to eat fish every night at Irifuni's in Honolulu, one of his favorite places for Fish. And I don't have to rack my brain for dinner dishes. How does cereal, corn dogs and mac n' cheese sound? And I get to clean my disaster of a house when all the kids are asleep. That way I know it will stay somewhat clean until I wake up. But, dealing with 5 kids all by yourself who love to fight, cry and scream.... Man that's a good time!

Here's to Husband's we can't live without (hand in the air, holding my Red Bull, waiting for a "cheers")!!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Independance Day

We had a great Forth. It started with the 4 older kids going to the tide pools with Grandma Sherri and Papa. So, you know it must have been a good day with only one kid in the house ;). Rick and I took Ace to breakfast at Sunny's and then I got a new Bike! It's called the "Lahaina" (appropriate for us, don't ya think). It is sooooooo cute I love it.

Then, after the kids got home, we went to the Hudson's to start the Holiday festivities. The kids went swimming and Rick and I just relaxed (as much as we could with our busy baby) and ate some awesome ribs.
Then when it got dark, we went to Drew's [Hudson] parents house in Costa Mesa cuz you can actually light fireworks there. All I'm gonna say is that we went to Wyoming the week before while we were in Utah... It was a great show, thanks to Ricky BB! It was a fun day!

Drake and Cade with their stash of Glow Bracelets

I think he is happiest when he's playing with fire

OK, I'm ready...

for a real post.
This is surf camp. The kids had a blast. I only wish I had gone the whole week instead of the last day so I could have had more pics. All of the kids loved it but I think Cade liked it the most. That kid is a natural athlete. He popped right up on that board and rode the wave all the way to shore. Drake liked it, but really only tried the surfing because that's what I told him I paid for the camp for, To learn to surf! He would much rather body board or play on the beach. But, He also did great on the board. I'm so proud of both of them!
Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics of Kaleigh cuz I left my camera in the car and the walk was like a mile back. That is an entirely different story, so I won't get into it. She had fun though, except for the rash from the wet suit. Next year they will all have their own, one's that fit properly!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Did You Know...

that Red Bull, my guilty pleasure, has real bull semen in it? Great...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I hate posting

Monday, May 4, 2009

Our Kid Free Weekend

.....was AWESOME! This year I got to plan the festivities (next year is our 10 year and I wanted Rick to be in charge of that one!) and decided to go to a bed and breakfast in Cardiff-By-the-Sea. It's a little beach town between Solana Beach and Encinitas. The place was cute and had different themed rooms. We got the last room with a king size bed, so we were in the "French Country" room. The rooms weren't the best decorated, but for the the type of place that it was (being and bed-and-breakfast and all), they were just fine. What was really amazing was the the roof top area with the jacuzzi and fire pit and seating areas that overlooked the ocean. That was cool! Needless to say, it was a perfect place to relax and just enjoy each other.

On Saturday we went shopping at the, not so great, Carlsbad Outlets. We did manage to find a few good deals though, some shoes, sunglasses and clothes for Rick. Then that night we went to Island Prime in downtown San Diego. I am a lover of a great fillet and lobster and have had my fair share, but this place took the cake! It was D-licious!!!! I didn't even have room for dessert and that NEVER happens!!! Thanks again babe for finding the most perfect eating establishment ever!!! Oh yeah, I forgot to mention it was on stilts in the ocean and we had a window seat so it seemed like we were out to sea, very cool! I highly recommend it if you are ever in SD!

Sunday wrapped up the trip, but not before a stop a Tiffany's for a little Mother's day gift. Poor Rick, our anniversary, mother's day, and my birthday are all within 1 month of each other!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Just Love Trips Down This Street....

Memory Lane....
My, oh my, how 9 years can change the appearance of people!
Happy Anniversary, Babe! Love YOU!!!!
This is the one we picked for our engagement pic.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just a heads up......

Cade: My new name is Spike, call me Spike!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pay it forward...

I saw this on some one's blog and thought it was a fun idea!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something from me!

My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1 - I make no guarantees that you will like what I give you!

2 - What I give/make you will be just for YOU.

3 - It'll be done this year (might take a little while).

4 - You have no clue what it's going to be.

5 - I reserve the right to do something extremely strange (I didn't quite get this catch but thought I would leave it, just for giggles).

The catch?

Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same.

The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS gift from me (may and might be homemade, who knows)!

Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

Good luck!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Baseball, Baseball, and more... Softball!!!

So here I am, slightly overdue, but the "Book" has gotten hold of me and wont let go! I'm so funny, I know...

Where to start... Well, my life is Baseball right now. Actually, to be exact, it's Softball, Baseball and T-Ball. We have one practice Monday, one on Tuesday, another on Wednesday, and then 2 on Thursday. Throw a game in the mix of those and then put 3 games on top of that on Saturday, and you get my crazy! But for those of you who know me know that I have waited for this time in my kids life for like forever. I mean, I really only procreated so I could have awesome athletes to call my own, right? Kind of! For a girl who was anything but athletic, I sure am crazy nuts about wanting my kids to LOVE and want to play sports, especially if we are talking about Baseball and Football.

Today was Opening Day for both Drake and Cade. It was a blast to watch both of them play! We pretty much knew that Cade would be a natural, but were pleasantly surprised by Drake. He loves playing! Music to my ears!!! He is our "I want to be a Rocket Scientist or an Astronaut when I grow up" kid. He likes video games and cartoons and would be perfectly content with sitting on the couch all day, every day. So you see why I am so excited that he is enjoying himself. I know this is the first game and all, but I'm thinking that this is just the start to a long line (4 to be exact) of "Jackman" ball players! Can't wait until Tackle Football starts (flags are meant to be strung on poles, not boys)!

Not to give all the praise to Drake, but he has just really surprised both Rick and myself about the whole sport thing. I can't say he will stick with the enthusiasm, but a mom can dream!

Cade... awesome.

Kaleigh... She takes a little while to warm up to all the practices (ok, she hates them) but she loves the games, so she endures them. She is getting better everyday! I love that she wants to try every sport, too. I never wanted to do anything as a kid or a teenager for that matter! I'm glad they all take after their dad in that area. Every time she has a game I forget my camera so no photos of her just yet.

And here is a cute one of Ace, just for fun!