Friday, October 31

"Tricken!!!" says Dalen

We started our night with feeding the missionaries was from Sydney Australia and this was his second time having Chili ever!! We fed them early since they had to be in by 6pm for the night...

Then we had the Malcom's over for are Natalie, Lexi and Noelle ready to go trick or treating...

The group: Dalen, Deveon, Noelle, Natalie, Preston, and Lexi...

Lexi loved holding grandma's hand from house to house...

Cute Lexi
Spidey Noah
and since our friends Tami and Erick were gone at Disneyland for the weekend, we took good care of their pumpkins that night...
A little rain never stopped anyone...they just moved quicker...
Hope everyone had a nice Halloween night!

Tuesday, October 28

The 'Yes on 8" mobile

If you don't have a yes on 8 mobile, you have got to get one!
Just stickin' up for Marriage!
Families Rock!

PS my Y on 8 bumper sticker now lies on Josh's car came off my car just fine!

The Superheroes are here!

Fun times are always to be had at our ward Halloween Party!

Cake Walk with Noah!
Noah was so stinkin' cute, he just wanted to play the cake walk so bad so we finally let him make his way to the dancing circle and the kids just had to walk around him...he really was playing...

Check out these great videos of the kids playing some halloween tricks for some treats!
Noah and the cake walk

Lexi tosses the ball...

Deveon tosses the ball...

Dalen tosses the ball...

The Big Race

Dalen and Deveon finished their race!
We entered Dalen and Deveon in a race last Friday and they had a really great experience...We were so proud of them, they said it was really hard but they kept going and ran the whole time!

Showing their race numbers!

Here comes Dalen in the 1/2 mile with a time of 5:08

Water? after he finished they were giving out oranges, cookies and water, but Dalen thought you had to pay for it until I told him no it's for you cause you finished the race!

Deveon did the 1/4 mile race with a finishing time of 2:02

Saturday, October 25


4 Random Things I Like About My Husband*
Teacher to all
Musically Talented
4 TV Shows That I Watch:* (w/out Josh)
The Young and the Restless
So you think you can dance?
Rachel Ray
Desperate Housewives (still)
4 Movies I Can Watch More Than Once*
Never Been Kissed
Legally Blonde
4 Places I've Been*
Africa (Egypt)
France (Nice, Eze, Capri)
Greece (Athens, Mykonos, Rhodes)
Italy (Naples, Rome, Venice)
4 People Who Email Me Regularly*
Sandra (YW's)
4 Favorite Foods*
Fish n Chips from Jack n box
Pesto Pasta
Bread and oil from Macoroni Grill
4 Things I'm Looking Forward To In The Next Year*
Finding out where Apie and Steph r going on vacay
Deciding on baby #5 or not
Lake Tahoe (winter w/ Tami? & summer w/ Apie?
Planning our next Cruise for 2010
4 People I Tag*
Heidi W.

57 out of 100...

...Things I've done and Been to
Clarification for Ape and anyone else who I may have confused!
Here is a list of 100 random things that I got from another blog friend...I have bolded the things that I've done...when I counted them all up, my count was 57 out of 100...
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars-girls camp
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain - Hawaii
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea - Grand Caymans
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort - Tahoe
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language - Sign Language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - McDonalds in Stockton...a bum...
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance - when I was two...
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (remember Simi's drive in and Sacramento w/ Valuseks
55. Been in a movie - high school movies
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (etsy)
58. Taken a martial arts class - Turbo Kick box @ 24 hr
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (in HS to get out of 5th period!)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (does a museum count?)
67. Bounced a check - it was a tithing check...
68. Flown in a helicopter - over a volcano in Hawaii
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt (RS service project)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle -Was Eric V speeding in Stockton?
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (in grade school)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car - My Pilot;)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (& Book of Mormon)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating eewww...
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous -Barbara Bush
92. Joined a book club (goodreads?)
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake eewww again...
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day (do kids books count?)
Do your own if you'd like...

Wednesday, October 22

Lexi Bug

Love this picture of Lexi...
She just looks so grown up...we were at her BF Sarah's lil bro Adam's 1st birthday party which was a bug theme...way too cute...they went searching for bugs in the grass and got to keep the finds in a bug box...
Can you believe she's already 3 1/4?!?

Tuesday, October 21

Noah drooly baby

Check out how Noah is sitting...

Criss Cross Applesauce

Hands in your Lap

Put a smile on your Face

and Give a little Clap!

Noah is just shy of 11 time flies when you have fu...four kids! He's got no. 5 tooth coming on his bottom left...sooo cute, but he bites like nobody's business!

Case of the missing pants...

Today Noah was doing his Army crawl around the house and this was how I found things...Noah had crawled right out of his new pants! hilarious and picture worthy!

As many of you know, my kids basically skip the regural crawling and go from army crawl to pulling up to's's starting!

Hey Princess Cake

I was cleaning out my closet the other day and was getting rid of some old purses and stuff and came acrross this cute lil purple purse still w/ tags, so I thought Lexi would like...well she loves it! the girl hordes things in her brings new meaning to "rocks in her purse"...
I was curious as to what she thought was so important that she just had to have it in her purse so I stole it one afternoon and took a's what she had...cotton swabs...guess she wants to be clean...

The bag is sirsly bursting at the seams...I don't think she can fit anything else in there, well maybe just one more lipstick!
Deveon and Lexi are the new twosome here at home...they are like an old married couple...they argue about everything...but are the best of friends...they are so excited to play together when Dev gets home from school...Their favorite things to play right now are "Tahoe" in my bedroom, and "Redding" in Lexi's room...??? too cute

What are the boys up too?

The boys have been doing great in school...
Dalen's grades are all in the 90% and's very exciting to see your child succeeding in school...
Deveon is on Max book # 18 and every 10th book we take the family to Top's yogurt! very exciting...He is doing very well acedemically as well...He has made a little friend at school, Addison...but he still can't wait for 1st grade so him and Dalen can play it!
Deveon just finished up his Gym Class and will be doing Soccer again this winter...
Right now the boys have been training for a race and it is this Friday...They have entered the 3rd annual Falcon Fun Run at a local jr high put on by the track and field sports dept as a fundraiser...we are very excited to go and support them and let Dalen and Deveon participate...

Creative Play

Dalen got some K"Nex for his birthday...these are some of the boys creations...

...and as metioned here more random clicks as I upload my fotos!

Scrapbook Expo 2008

My BF Tami and I went to the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo this past weekend and we got some really fun and new ideas for some projects...Thought I'd share...
We saw these really cool memo/cork/magnetic boards everywhere and thought we could make those...we bought some scrap metal to put on our cork boards and took some pix of some ideas to get our I got three metal sheets to do one for me, Dalen and Deveon...they bring so much home from I will show you when I'm done...

(for non-crafters: you decorate these with whatever you want for your home)
Next was from my new favorite booth Melissa Frances...They had all this shabby chic stuff at wholesale prices and of course it was at the end of all our shopping when we found it so there went my I ever stay within...these wooden letter blocks were my favorite find...they were marked down from $20.00 to $3.75 each! So I bought like (trying to count) 8!
One for Miles, Princess, and then for some special people...gotta wait til after Chrismas...
Tami and I found these felt die cuts...very cute...
and here's a collage of the rest of my finds...we had a lot of fun...
Click on picture to zoom!

Friday, October 17

Princess Prittys

For people I know...
Discounts on Princess Prittys...Made to Order...Check my Handmade Treasure's blog for designs and then email me your order...$0.50 shipping...or you can pick up...

Thursday, October 16

New gymboree lines

New Stuff...probably this week!
Check it out:

I got Lexi some rockstar stuff from this line...they're out of the skirt that I still want for was a purple tulle skirt... super cute, the star jeans have embroidered stars on the back stinkin cute and Lexi loves them cuz their stars like "Hannah" wears...see the line here

What did everyone else buy w/ their gymbucks?

Monday, October 13

Prop 8 $ news

"Other religious groups have contributed, including a Catholic fraternal
service organization – the Knights of Columbus – which donated more than $1
million. But no group has given more than the Mormons."

Read the article from Sacbee

Go us!

Yes on 8

The new molly mini cami

Check out these new cami's I just found from TAMN's ads...I just ordered the mini cami, cause I hate when I wear reg cami's under dresses and it rides or bunches...check 'em out...

Monday, October 6

Marriage questions?

Me: What is marriage?
Dalen (6yrs): You go to the Temple and get married...
Me: Who get's married?
D: a boy and a girl.
Me: Does a boy and a boy get married?
D: nooo
Me: Does a girl and a girl get married?
D: nooo
Me: Why?
D: because if a boy and a boy get married, they can't have any kids and if they don't have kids, there won't be any more the prophet tells us to marry a girl...

Are you ready to explain to your child about same sex marriage?...what if they decide to start teaching it in Kindergarten w/out your consent? To learn more watch this video...

Legalizing same sex marriage and redefining what God set marriage to be, would be the opening of many doors that will negatively affect our children...

Sunday, October 5

Gym Class

Lexi and Deveon chose Gymnastics as their Fall Activity...This is Lexi's first class in anything and Deveon has been in gym class and Soccer...I have some videos of the two below...They both love their gymnastic class...Lexi does a mean somersault and loves to become a table on the bars oh and did I mention what a social butterfly she is? she already had to have her teacher tell her and another little girl to get back in the rotation cause they were hiding behind a trampoline...Deveon is really good at hanging like a monkey and he's learning to do a back somersault...

Lexi the gymnast

The Balance Beam

Deveon the Gymnast

Trampoline Tricks

The Back Somersault

Look what I found when I was uploading these videos;

Deveon in his Soccer Class last summer:

What are your kids in? Leave comments...

Tea and Brothers

Tea anyone? So part of the Kindergarten curriculum is to learn nursery rhymes for two weeks and end with a Tea Party to learn about Good here is Deveon at his (Herbal Tea Party, of course the school's not going to give kidergartners a bunch of caffeine tea, they're all hyper enough as it is)...I came to help out, Deveon had lots of fun...

This is so cute when I come to pick up the boys from school at 2:30, Dalen gets out first then walks to the Kindergarten pick up and waits for Deveon to get of his class then they walk out together where I am waiting...the first week or so they did this they would come out holding hands, but not so much anymore, but it's still cute to see them walking out together...

Dark is betta!

My new hair:
Dark brown + Bangs = Happy girl!

7 Kids!

So our good friends the the Malcoms watched our kids for our trip to San Francisco in now it was our turn...we took their 3 older kids for Friday and Saturday...the kids had a blast...Friday night I took them all to "Old McDonald's", yes my kids still call it that (they even asked, "why does Old McDonald's have an M if it starts with an O?") and then they had movie night...Saturday we went to Dollar Tree and then over to our water park then home to play...It was crazy busy but well worth the trade!
This video is so stinkin' cute...I was trying to capture Noah dancing to Dalen's song, but also got a glimpse of Deveon so into whatever it was they were playing...