Friday, July 20, 2012


It's genetic.  I'm sure of it.

Today, Alexis decided she wanted to make lunch for the kids while they swam.  She pulled out some deli meat from the fridge.

"Ew.  Mom this is so old.  It's been in the fridge for like 10 years!!!!"

"Alexis, we haven't even lived here for 10 years."

"I know.  It just means it's really old." (as she skips her little plates outside)

Wonder wear she got that from.  Someone AMAZING...right?  Someone, who has mastered the art of exaggeration to the point that everyone who knows her says "Get to the point!"

Well, friends, I've created another monster.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sorting Laundry

There is truth in that saying "Laundry: Loads of Fun."  Especially, when you have notes attached with scotch tape & duct tape.  Love it.  Do I dare ask how it "just got on the pillow?"


Monday, April 23, 2012

Baseball Season

Man!  We have been busy.  Mostly, spending our days at baseball and softball games. 
Alexis and Carter usually have 2 games a piece each week.  Sometimes, even 3.  Which puts us at 6 baseball/softball games and 1 soccer game weekly.  It get's pretty crazy around here when you add in their practices, swim team, AYSO spring soccer practices and games, and Club soccer training in full gear.  Throw in some birthday's and a nasty car accident last week...and it's bound to get me behind!  I just found this picture of Carter so I thought I'd better document his unbelievable season in his first year of machine pitch.  He's the youngest and smallest but don't let that fool you.  Inside that quiet little boy is a fierce competitor.  He's on an amazing team with a friend of ours coaching.  It's pretty fun.  And...let's be honest...winning always helps.  The season thus far:



Farm Notre Dame Fighting Irish1100

Not bad, eh?

Monday, April 2, 2012


Just saw this commercial.  I can't stop laughing.  I can watch it over and over and over!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Owen's getting funny

A week ago we were stopped at a stop light.  It had been a long day and we were finally going home to get the boys down for naps.  I looked back at Owen as he was giving in to his heavy eyelids.  I asked him if he was tired just to keep him from falling asleep.  He looked up just as a car honked.  With his eyelids half shut he muttered...

"Mom, they beeping you!"

Sure enough...the light was green and I was being honked at.

A few days later we were going to Carter's baseball game.  Carter and Alexis were fighting in the back seat...A NORM these past few weeks...and it's killing me.  I had a busy day of games without Chad so I said to myself, "Amber, pick your battles today.  This one isn't worth it!"  So I kept my mouth shut and let them fight it out.  They quit fighting within a few minutes.  About 20 seconds after they quit fighting Owen comments.

"Mom, you spank their bums?"

To which I laughed and agreed it was a great idea.  Carter's and Alexis' silence was ended with an eruption of laughter.

I think I should pick my battles more often.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's sneeking up on us...

(I took her pictures today.  It was so fun.  It sure helps that she is adorable.)

Photo Shoot

 I finished Alexis' baptism dress last night!  25+ hours of MAJOR patience.  
Alexis and I ventured out this afternoon and did a little photo shoot in preparation for the big day. 

But, before you see the pictures...let me give credit where credit is due.

When I saw this dress 2 years ago there was no going back.  Leisel, who made the original dress, said she would try and make up a pattern for it back then.  Every few months I'd ask her if she made the pattern.  I emailed her a month ago asking her some questions about the dress because I figured there was no way she'd be making the pattern now that the holiday season was approaching.  She emailed me back...and had finished the pattern!  I can't even tell you how thrilled I was.

She made up the pattern herself and she shares it for FREE on her blog.  Amazing, huh?  I honestly need to take a picture of the inside too...because if you could see how clean and pretty it is on the inside (with 1 surged seam showing) you will see why it took so long.  Pretty much...Leisel is AMAZING!

 We went to the Newport Beach Temple to take pictures but as I suspected they lock their gates on Sunday.  But, we still managed to get some cute shots from the church grounds across the street.
 Alexis woke me up 2 weeks ago and she could hardly contain her excitement.  
She apparently woke up early and couldn't fall back asleep and so she decided to lay in bed and read her scriptures.  
The excitement (no joke...jumping up and down...while waking me up) was because she's now in 2nd Nephi.  
Amazing, right?
Would you believe me if I told I didn't edit this picture above besides cropping the picture a tiny bit? 

 Then we went back home for some pictures at the beach.
Loved taking her picture on Lifeguard Tower #8  (It was my friend Jillonnie's idea)...but those Lifegaurds were after us on their trucks so fast.  So we hopped off before we could get in trouble from them. 
 Those toe lines forming the 8 are just too cute.  And who doesn't love an exclamation point!

 What...all the lifegaurds are helping that ambulence by tower 6 help someone?  
Certainly, they don't need more people crowding them...
maybe we should just wait here on tower 8.  Why not take a few more pictures?
That's staying out of the way right? 

She just couldn't help grabbing her $10 fisher price camera to take a picture of the sunset on our way out.  So cute!

It was such a fun afternoon.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time alone together.

(P.S.  In case you were wondering:  The lady down by tower 6 seemed to be doing fine when we left.)