Sunday, November 30

Buffet Miles Style

The Prepping....

This year we had the kids all do a little something to help prepare for the big meal...Deveon ripped all the leaves off the herbs....

Lexi made sure Grandma washed the Turkey inside and out....eeeewww the neck and the heart...

Dalen chopped the veggies for the stuffing, and made the green bean casserole....

Noah crawled around the floor keeping food off the floor...
The Eating...

We had Tami and Erick over and they brought yummy homemade rolls and a sweet potatoe out pumpkin there's a new pie in town...
The Lounging...

The Playing...

We had a great Holiday weekend with my parents visiting...My mom and I had plenty of time to shop, craft and just catch up on things...Of course we went and saw Twilight which was my fourth time (1-w/ Tami 2-w/Josh 3-w/ our babysitters 4-w/Mom and Tami)

....and the leftovers are GONE!

Saturday, November 29

Check out this holiday skirt Steph...we can be matchy matchy...

So my mom and I went shopping yesterday on black Friday...we didn't have anywhere in mind but we remembered that a store called H&M opened in the Roseville Galleria and so off we went with the two babes while Grandpa took the boys to the movies...LOVE this store! This is what we found:

I bought Lex this skirt for 12$ My mom bought her these shoes for 9$ and an asian inspired satin dress for 24$...Have to go back now and shop for myself when it's not so crazy crowded in the dress rm...

Thursday, November 27

Turkey Extravaganza

Happy Turkey Day!
On our menu:

Mom's Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Lauren's Twice baked Sweet Potatoes
Dalen's Green Bean Casserole
Deveon and Lexi and Lauren's Stuffing
Tami's Homemade Rolls
Lauren's Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Tami's Sweet Potatoe Pie
Our dinner: Awesome
Our Nap after: Priceless
What's on your menu?

Saturday, November 22

Bella and Edward Forever

Los Angeles, CA November 22, 2008 — Summit Entertainment announced today that the studio is officially moving forward with the production of NEW MOON, the second installment of its filmed franchise TWILIGHT, the action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The movie will be based on the second novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series titled, New Moon. The first movie in the TWILIGHT franchise, the self-titled TWILIGHT, arrived in theaters this weekend to sold-out showings.

Monday, November 17

Stealing Babies?

So I just ordered this from a site called babysteals ...they post one item at 50% off every day until it sells out and then they post a new item...I had really wanted one of these jujube diaper bags but did w/out cause my patunia picklebottom was just was just a little on the girly side...but now Noah can have a stud black and silver bag to hold his dipes and wipes!

Thanks, Mom!

Sunday, November 16

"It's Fun to Run" says JD

We get to the park at 6:30 am, turns out we didn't need to be there until 7:30...we decide to make the best of it and go down by the lake at the park where the starting point for the 1/2 marathon are some photos of the bros and the kids...

Jared Jesse Joshua

Deveon Dalen

Daddy and Lexis

And they're off...

Jesse and I go to Discovery Park where the finish line is and let the kids play while take a little snooze...well at least Jesse and Noah did...
Josh placed 10th in his age group and Jared placed 8th in his...we had a great weekend...

Wednesday, November 12

Miles Foto Shoot

This afternoon we went and did our annual photo shoot...This time Tami came with us to take our family pix and then I took the rest of the kids...Thanks Tami for coming with...literally could not have done it w/out you...Here's a sneak peak of what will be in the Christmas card

Some of my favorites...

The photog's kids...

Sarah and Adam

Tuesday, November 11

Be a Love Bug...

...Not a Flu Bug
We are officially prepared for this season's Flu Season...We all went as a family to good ol' Kaiser and all got shots in our arms/thighs...If you are under 4, they give it to you in your cute little chunky thighs so up went Lexi's tights, perfect...Then Dalen's arm, perfect...he even giggled...then it was Deveon's turn...Screamed THEE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME...OMGosh! Josh had to pin him in the chair and he would not let the nurse touch his arm...He wanted it in his there it was...Noah's turn, perfect...
Difficult Deveon (new nickname but not a new concept)

Saturday, November 8

Save or Splurge

The results...
This was the game: you have to guess which item was the splurge or save money item...With all of these items: I own one but then found the same thing elsewhere for a lot more...Rachael Ray does this on her daytime show...those are the only episodes I watch! So comment comment comment...and Steph you can't play cuz I know you'll get them all right j/k u can play!:)
Have Fun!
What's ur save and splurge?

Save or Splurge

I just bought one of thess outfits for Lexi...

$78 Nordstrom

Although I love this outfit from Ooh La La at Nordstrom, I am not about to spend this amount on a little girl's outfit...

$10 from Children's Place

$16 from Old Navy

She wore this on Sunday and looked totally couture!

Save or Splurge

I just ordered one of these online...

$88 from The Gap

$25 from Old Navy

both are steals though when it comes to jeans especially when compared to Sevens, Citizens etc...

Gotta have great jeans!

Save or Splurge

Which ones for my holiday shoes?

$150 from Nordstrom

Love em but found a similar look for a great price and I won't feel bad if I don't want to wear them next holiday season...


Save or Splurge

One of these bags I own...

I own the one on the top...$20 at a Discount store (like TJ Maxx) here in Sacramento...

Here is the inspiration from Dooney and Bourke...maybe when I don't have sippy's and snacks in my purse I will splurge on a fancy bag but for now this bag geets the job done...and I get so many comp's on the print, like they've never seen a D&B...

$200 Dooney and Bourke

Save or Splurge?

I have one of these for Lexi...too cute!

$25 or 12.50 if you use a gymbuck like I did...Gymboree

$48 from Janie and Jack...who can resist these cute lil things?

Wednesday, November 5

Crazy 8...

"This is a great day for marriage. The people of California stood up for traditional marriage and reclaimed this great institution. We are gratified that voters chose to protect traditional marriage and to enshrine its importance in the state constitution. We trust that this decision will be respected by all Californians...."to read more...

I am so grateful for this opportunity that our family had to join together with other families whose beliefs were parellel to ours on this important issue. It really strengthened our testimonies to see all who believed in this come together at such an important time. It gave our family another chance to discuss Heavenly Father's plan for us and our role here as a woman and a man, a mother and a father. At first I was a little apprehensive about discussing this issue to my 5 and 6 yr olds, but as time went on and the race became bigger and stronger, I felt it needed to be taught and discussed with them...See Dalen's thoughts...I am so glad to have been a huge part in this well organized yes on 8 campaign. I learned so much and I was able to use my talents and strengths for a good cause. I had the chance to donate money and time to this campaign, speak up to a group of volunteer moms at school when they were dogging our campaign commercials, make calls on behalf of the yes on 8 campaign, waive signs (in the rain) --(Mormon batallion?), AND drive around with my bumper sticker and lawn sign stuck proudly on my car, I felt scared with each new thing but then I would remember my promise to our Heavenly Father to take upon us His name. I am so grateful to have had the chance to do my part in protecting marriage.

Families Rock!

This morning...hurt feelings never our intention...

The mormon missionary...Too far?