Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I have a shopping addiction and the new kit from LCC by Amy Stoffel is just perfect for me! 5th Avenue is available at and can be found in the fresh fruit for this week at 20% off. Nice!

Agua Caliente!

We spent Saturday at Agua Caliente with our good friends Karen and Pete and their gorgeous baby, Natalia! It was fun to hang out in the pool with a fruity drink, but it was sure different from the times we all used to have pre-children!

Happy Birthday to My Wonderful Mom!

Today is my Mom's birthday! It's days like this that I am sad that we aren't able to be together. We sent her a gift and flowers so that is something :-) Mom and I celebrated in July by going to Laguna and the Pageant of the Masters. I love and miss my mom so much though.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We're getting by!

This week has been all full of craziness! My poor blog has been abandoned as I delve deeper and darker into the world of digital scrapbooking and into a new book. I have very limited time with either because the kids and my job occupy the majority of my time :-) I have to say that last night was the night from h-e-l-l. Jasper (the new dog) decided to pee on Zach's upholstered chair and then I found the kids playing "doctor" of some sort. I believe it was just Zach trying to show Ava how to scratch her butt with a q-tip instead of her fingers, but still. I separated them and told them that they don't share their privates with others. I put Ava in her chair and left of a moment. I hear "look mom, look mom" and I come in to find that she had PEED in HER CHAIR! She showed no remorse and was actually giggling. I was fuming! I finally got everything cleaned up and we settled in for a movie. She took it upon herself to go to the potty and then try to empty it. It ended up all over the kitchen floor! How and why it got from the bathroom to the kitchen, I haven't a clue. It is for these reasons that I realize another baby is probably not in my future!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Meet Jasper!

Jasper happened into our life today. I went to get food for Zave and started talking to the girl about Bella. She said they had a little boy poodle with silver hair and the same age as Bella that needed a home. They had found him wandering in the parking lot :-( Poor guy! Andy agreed to meet him and we all fell in love. Even Zave was ok with him. He is such a good, sweet boy. He is cuddled up next to me as I type. I think he was meant to be! Yes, his name is Jasper, after the Twilight vampire. Bella was Bella long before the books or movies, but I figured I would stay with the theme. Zach was calling him gopher for a while, but is starting to get Jasper :-) Zach also asked when his birthday is so we decided that today is his birthday because it is the day he came home!

Oak Glen

We took the kids up to Oak Glen yesterday and it was a perfect day! We all had a lot of fun and we couldn't beat the weather.

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Kit by Tracie Stroud at

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Week in Pictures!

It's been a fun and busy week. We had dance class, swim lessons and a playdate! Zach did great at his first swim lesson. He loved showing the teachers (both girls) how he would kick and go under water. Ava did better in dance class and we also had a playdate with some of our friends. Today Andy took the kids to the March Air Force Base museum, but forgot the camera.

Digital Scrapbooking Layouts!

Some layouts from the week! I have been busy trying to keep up on I love it there!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Birthday and a Meetup!

Our friend Scott turned 30 this weekend and his girlfriend threw him a surprise party at Hello Sushi. Of course we had to attend because Scott is the person that introduced us. If it weren't for meeting him, who knows where Andy and I would be right now. He is a very special friend to us and I hope he finds the same happiness in his life that we have :-)

I also drove to Santa Monica on Saturday to meet some of the girls from the online scrapbooking site I love, It was great to meet a few of them in person and we had a ton of fun like we were all old friends!

Baseball and Angels!

Andy took Zach to his first Angel's game on Friday! I am a Red Sox fan myself, but I said Zach can cheer for the Angels as long as they are not playing my team. They had a lot of fun even though I was so out of it that I forgot to remind Andy to grab Zach a jacket!
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