Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lil' Livi Mae

Sittin' up!

Watch out I come!

Happy Birthday to my niece Chloe and a belated one to my nephew Kyle! Both teenagers, I can't believe it!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend Fun!

On Saturday we walked in the March of Dimes "March for Babies", thank you so much to everybody who supported me in this - I was the top fundraiser for my MOMS Club team! It was a great way to support a worthy cause. Olivia wasn't such a happy camper, but she pushed through and we made it the whole 6 miles!

Gettin' ready to walk!

This was pre-meltdown...funny how before you have children you picture these lovely walks with your husband and children, him pushing, you gazing at the scenery around you. Oh we were so not this family that day, but I was determined to finish!!

Me and my friend Sabin, she is such an encouragement to me as a new mom!!!

Sunday, I was feeling a little stir crazy and hadn't left Yakima for a few months, so we hopped in the car and went to North Bend. There's a good outlet mall there (holla!) and we visited Snoqualmie Falls. It is a site to see - twice as tall as Niagra Falls! We had a fun day as a family, we needed it!

The Falls! There's a beautiful Lodge and Spa overlooking, we got a brochure and I gave Brian lots of hints (wink! wink!)

My husband has lost about 15 pounds and beginning Week 3 of bootcamp. You're almost halfway done Brian and lookin' so good (his pants are saggin'!). I'm so proud of you!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Four Things - Fun for a Friday

My friend recently sent me an email titled "Four Things". I decided to post my answers here and then "tag" four of my Blogger friends to do it on their blogs! Here goes..

Four things about me that you may or may not have known in no
particular order. The directions are at the end.

1. Four jobs I have had in my life:
Laura Ashley, J. Crew, California Pizza Kitchen, The WB Network

2. Four places I have lived:
Pacific Palisades,Ca, Woodland Hills, Ca, Valencia, Ca, Yakima, Wa

3. Four TV Shows that I watch:
American Idol, The Office, Jon and Kate Plus Eight, One Tree Hill

4. Four places I have been:
England, Hawaii, Florida, Carribean

5. Four blogs I read regularly:
Hollie's, Abby's, Kelli's, Sara's

6. Four of my favorite foods:
Mexican, BBQ Chicken Salad, Pizza, Golden Spoon frozen yogurt

7. Four places i would rather be right now:
The Beach, My Parent's House, Valencia, The Spa

8. Four friends that I think will respond:
Hollie, Abby, Kelli, Sara

9. Four things I look forward to in the next year:
Olivia's 1st birthday, visits to California, Tricia's wedding, Kauai

Now I tag Hollie, Abby, Kelli E. and Sara to do this on their blogs!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Seven Months

Livi is seven months old today. She is becoming a very independent, determined little girl. She wants to do everything herself and is very vocal about it! She is sitting up without help now and loves to play with her toys. We can't get her to sit still very often but we can still get the occasional 10 second cuddle!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Brian!!

Today is my hubby's 30th birthday - he's growing up!! Funny that he shares the day with the Earth, if you know him well you know why that is so ironic. I could list 30,000 reasons why I love him and am so honored to be his wife, but I'll keep it simple and say, Brian thank you for being my husband, best friend and an amazing dad to our daughter. We love you so much and celebrate you today!! Welcome to your 30s!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Bootcamp! Highchair!

I am so proud of Brian, he started a bootcamp today. Our neighbor, Karin is a personal trainer, starting this as a business, so she recruited some of the men in the 'hood to brave 5:30am with her. I tried to talk him into letting me take a "before" picture this morning so I could post it here, but no such luck! He seemed a little sore when he came home for lunch, but said he felt ok. It's four times a week for six weeks, so I'll keep you all posted. GO BRIAN!!!

Here are some pics of O in her new highchair....

Friday, April 11, 2008

Boys Will Be Boys

golf wid·ow (plural golf wid·ows)



woman ignored for golf: a woman whose husband or partner spends many hours playing golf

Spring is in full swing which means GOLF for Brian! I know many of you can relate. Our little town is teeming with golf courses. Man, if only the shopping were as good as the golfing! Anyway, Brian will be golfing this weekend at Apple Tree. I've learned that there are a few things boys do on a golf course that Brian says "guys just do", but I'm going to keep the blog PG and you can consult your husbands for this info. Let's just say I'm glad to be a girl!

A little funny for your Friday for all you golf widows...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Holy Headbands!

My creative friend Cortney (who better have a girl next - Hi Cortney!) made Olivia these headbands. Aren't they so cute!? We had fun photographing them today..

Thank you Cortney!!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Today is my day of recommendations! I love this site! My mom and I discovered it through Over the weekend we created an album for her of our wedding photos. She said it was worth the year and a half wait! It was super cheap (40 bucks!) and simple to do.

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A Few of My Faves

Here are the things I can't live without lately:

My new Chocolate phone from Verizon! It has some cool music features (which I'm still trying to figure out!). I love the color!

Dove's Cream Oil Body Wash...seriously! My mom turned me on to this and you can buy it at WAL MART. Gotta love it!! It smells good and leaves my skin so soft.

I love the Bees...this new Burt's Super Shiny gloss in Puckerberry rocks! It's shiny with a hint of color and tastes good too!

His Baby Bees line is delish. I'm using the lotion on Livi, she smells so good...we love you Burt!

Last, but not least, my ever-faithful Starbucks has brought me a latte to love. Let's hear it for the Cinnamon Dolce, in regular or skinny!

Oh how I love life's little pleasures!