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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Uncle Paul!

My Uncle Paul's birthday is on Christmas Day so I thought I'd have my kids make a sign so we could post it for him. Uncle Paul lives in Barrington, Illinois so he is not close for us to see him. I do know he likes to look at my blog sometimes so I hope he see's this.

We love and miss you Uncle Paul! Have a Happy Birthday and a Merry Christmas!

Please note Macy was sleeping during this and Noah was not in the mood to be in the picture, so I took a separate one of him. The face was his idea. Also, the girls were happy even though they don't look it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Updates to Come...

I am sorry I have not updated this in such a long time. I have joined Facebook and have completely neglected my blog. Also, my computer ran out of memory and for some reason, you can't run a computer without memory. We just bought a new hard drive and it will be installed soon and I can update with pictures too! I bought a new camera too, since I broke my last one. Keep watching...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Finally some pictures!!!

So here are a bunch of pictures of what has been going on in our lives. Fish, fish and not a bite to eat! My mom and I took the kids up to Apple Hill and there is a little fishing hole where you rent a pole and can fish. We were the only ones fishing, and not one bite! If you click on the picture of just the water, fish are just sitting there. One actually jumped out of the water onto the shore, giving Ellie a heart attack! NOT ONE BITE!!! There are also some pictures of the kids at Bodega Bay. We went for the weekend with Sam's family. It was soo nice. You will also see a picture of 4 girls, that was Lily's birthday party. I took the girls to get their nails polished at a salon. Lily looked beautiful that day. Last you will see a picture of Ellie with cake on her face. My baby brother turned 21 (sigh). At his party, Ellie dared my mom to put a piece of cake on her (Ellie) face. I don't think Ellie thought Grandma really would. Boy was she surprised! My little Macy is the cutest thing in the whole world. Such a chub-a-wub. Love the blond fluff for hair. She is soo sweet! Enjoy the pics!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bodega Bay

So we had a nice long weekend in Bodega Bay. I love the ocean. Mountains are cool I guess...but the ocean is where it is at!!! We had a great time at the beach house we usually stay at. It is beautiful. We went with Sam's dad, sisters, spouses and baby Kainoa, who is his sister Julie's baby. He is about 6 weeks younger than Macy who will be 1 at the end of the month. I'll post pics asap.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Ok. Do you want to know why I haven't blogged for a while???? I dropped my camera and now it won't turn on so I can download some pictures. Who wants to read a blog? I like pictures! So let's see, Ellie and Lily started school, Noah started pre-school, Lily has ballet on Tuesday, Ellie has Tap and Jazz on Thursday, Noah has soccer on Thursday, Ellie has Musical Theater on Friday and she also has Activity Days (church stuff) every other Tuesday night. I am a taxi. Totally OK though. I love it. They look so cute doing their thing.

Lily just had her 6th birthday. Today I took 5 little girls to the nail salon and they got their fingernails and toenails painted. Then we went fancy, and went to Olive Garden. What a fancy, fancy day! Fun. Thanks to every one who sent cards and gifts! Lily is a happy camper!

I'll post some pictures as soon as I can.

Note to Trish in Texas: I hope you guys are OK down there with IKE blowin like a freak.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Our Last Disneyland Trip..(for now...)

We had so much fun at Disneyland with our best friends the Kapele's! We were there during the earthquake. We were waiting for a table at the Rainforest Cafe when the ground started to shake! My first thought was it was part of Rainforest's schpeel, you know, like the thunder and rain and stuff. Then, very quickly, I realized it was an earthquake. My legs were shaking too! I hadn't felt an earthquake like that in a long time. I grabbed the kids and Sam because I just wanted to go outside for some air and the lady at the front said "Betty, party of 14, your adventure is ready to begin!" I was like "Too Late!" Anyway, we got to our table and we were all trying to call home to let everyone know we were OK, but the lines were tied. Eventually we got our families and told them. They closed the rides at Disneyland for a while, so it was a good thing we decided to eat first, because everyone came to Downtown Disney. It was an interesting day. FUN, but interesting. The rest of the week was great.

We went on the storybook boat ride. When we passed Cinderella's castle, Noah said "Who's Cinderella?" I said "The chick in blue!" then Lily said "She's not a chicken!" I laughed sooo hard. We also went to Hollywood and Mann's Chinese Theater. I put my hands in Johnny Depp's hand prints. Need I say more???

We got home Saturday evening, and all was well. We had such a good time. Our Disney season passes expire on August 13. I will wear black in mourning.

BUT...This Saturday we are pouring concrete!!! Yeah! I will be able to work on my backyard. I want to hang chinese lanterns.

Enjoy the pics!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I am sorry for not posting on my blog in...forever. So much to say. I'll sum up: Had Noah's 4th birthday party, Uncle Paul came to visit (my kids LOVE Uncle Paul...he is my uncle), had my nephew Justin's 7th birthday, we are in the process of redoing our back yard, Lily started Ballet, Noah started soccer, Ellie and Lily started musical theatre class, Maile is still a stinker, Macy got her first tooth and we leave in 7 hours for Disneyland. Enough said...here are some pics!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


My sweet little Ellie did that last post when I was sick in bed. Sunday three of us got sick. Today is Tuesday and I am still getting over it. Kristen, Frank and Clay have it too. So does Sam's sister Julie and my friend Amber's son Michael. They're camping. That sucks. This bug is a bad one. Don't stay on my blog too long or you might get it. Thanks to Trish for offering to send chocolate, but tomorrow is supposed to be 111 degrees! Actually today. It is 4 am and I am up doing this. At least it is productive. I was watching Duran Duran videos a minute ago.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Our family has been sick.Maile barfet when she was asleep.When we went to church lily and Sam were in the gym and lily barfet.Now I am sick.Also the weather today is 109!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Long Time

Sorry, sorry, sorry. I know it has been a while since I last blogged. Lots going on. We got our new air conditioner. Awesome. Yesterday was like 100 degrees and we slept great! We took the kids to Discovery Kingdom (Marine World). They mostly played in the water attractions. It was hot.

Saturday we helped my mom with a reception for her friend Karen. Karen's husband died a couple of years ago, and the guy she married, Leo, his wife died a couple of years ago too. So they hooked up! Totally cute. My mom did the reception for them and it was awesome. Except that Lily puked twice. I got some great pictures of my mom doing the "Chicken Dance" with some of the grandkids. The reception was over by then but I couldn't help taking pictures. So cute.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fun Pics!

The girls had "dance" night at their school. Each grade does a dance, and there is a BBQ, and then you can bid on baskets. Lily's class did the song "Going to Kentucky" and Ellie's class dances to "Shining Star". Totally cute.

We also went to Marine World. Here are some pics of that.

The only funny thing worth mentioning this week is Noah asked me where my "wiener" was. We had a brief anatomy lesson. No pics of that.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"I'm pretty, I'm pretty..."

So Maile found some lipstick and put it on. What more can I say? She kept saying how "pretty" she was. Today she looks like she has severe pink eye. So cute.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


So...do you remember that HUGE storm we had in January? We were in Disneyland, but here at home our swamp cooler blew over (we do not have an air conditioner) and so now that it is about a million degrees outside, it is a million and ten degrees in my house. Think I'm exagerating? (Is that how you spell exagerating? eggsadurading...exacturating...exaggerating???) Anyway, see those candles? They melted. In my house. Just sitting on my desk. I heard a clunk, one fell on the floor. Two are leaning, totally melting. My kids have been outside all day playing on a waterslide my friends AJ and Amy gave us. Thank goodness, or my kids would be melting! They also got muddy. The slide leaked and our lovely dirt yard turned into mud...so like the little piggies they are, they played in it. It is now 11:34 pm and I want to go to sleep in my hot bed.

And just so no one worries...we are getting central air next week. I will be a happy, cool, camper!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Fun Times!

Last night Sam, Ellie and I went to the Dixon May Fair. I know, I know. Whoo-hoo, right? Well it WAS whoo-hoo! We saw the B-52's! Fun, fun, fun. We were with Ellie's best friend and her family. I got my big bag of kettle corn and I was ready to ROCK! It was great!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Disneyland Again!

We just got back from Disneyland again! We had so much fun. It was hot for the first few days but still fun. My mom and brother came too, my kids loved that! Can't wait to do it again. I did try on a $24,000 diamond ring. I really liked that. My best bud Kristen, her mother in law and her kids went down too. we only saw her for a second, but we got a picture. Here some pics!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Baby Kaitlin!!!

Welcome to the world Baby Kaitlin! How cute is she? Kaitlin was born to my sister Kelly on Saturday, April 12, around 12:30 am I think. I don't know the exact time. She was 7 lbs 3 oz and was 20 inches long. She is soo cute! Kelly is doing ok. She had some complications. We are praying Kelly will recover well and be on her feet again soon. Here are some pictures. Some of Kaitlin and one of Kaitlin and my 6 month moose baby Macy.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Ellie's Talent Show

Ellie and her best friend Sydney performed in the school talent show. They sang and danced to "The New Girl in Town" from Hairspray. They did so great! We were quite proud.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Finally a new post!

Hey. Happy Easter. We had a nice time. My kids looked great. Good food. Lots of chocolate. Here are some pics.

Getting ready for the egg hunt at 8:00 in the morning and all ready for church.