Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What Up

I tried to blog but I couldn't get any pictures to upload. Grrrr.....

In december I had lots of reasons I did not blog. I even have a few pictures as proof.

1. We took our kids to Gilroy Gardens. It was such a total delight.

2. We drove up to the Mountains and cut down our Christmas Tree. The experience was better than our tree.

3. Dayne performed in a little Christmas dance class performance. My friend kept asking if dayne was trying to do the dance moves or was she trying to be a mime. It was hard to tell the difference.

4. Crewe celebrated Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Navidad en Mexico and Christmas all at school. It was awesome.

5. We went to a great Christmas party, with no kids.

6. We had a nice Christmas with the Palmer family.

7. Now the kids and I are in Montana. My brother and his family are also here. We are having a fantastic time. It is freaking cold. Today the high was 19 degrees.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


December 8 Moment of peace. An hour or a day or a week of solitude. What was the quality of your breath? The state of your mind? How did you get there?

I truly find peace when my kids are so perfectly happy. When they say something funny or endearing. Because I can here a few:

Crewe's teacher was having the kids raise theirs hands and list a holiday. Crewe raised his hand and when called upon, shouted, "Black Friday!"

Dayne wanted some of my Diet Coke. I told her that it really isn't good for little girls. But the logic doesn't work for her, If I can drink, so she she. I then muttered, "You shouldn't be drinking this. It's ridiculous.!" She replied, "Ridiculously yummy!"

Outside of Crewe classroom, at school, are hanging art projects. Each child had drawn a picture and filled in the sentence. My holiday wish for everyone worldwide is..... that everyone could belong to a church. Oh, my heart.

Monday, December 07, 2009

December 7 Blog find of the year. That gem of a blog you can't believe you didn't know about until this year.


Favorite blog. It's that easy.

I also love this cooking blog.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Happy Birthday Nat!

Happy Birthday Natali!
***Yes I have two Sister-in-law's named Natali****

Natali is awesome. She is kind. Thoughtful. An amazing mother. Loves the TV show, "Friday Night Lights" and "Big Bang Theory " (a show that I don't get). Has 4 boys. Plays the piano. Is in great shape. Is a freaking Dentist. Drinks mostly water. Hair is naturally curly and thick. She has great nails. Likes to read. Home is decorated so darling. Favorite food has got to be meat, ribs. Watches movies in the Dark. Super Smart. Use to wear glasses, eyes have improved with each baby. IS a scuba driver. The most beautiful handwriting. Really. Enjoys pedicures but doesn't get them that often. Caned fruit this year because she has a pear tree. Loves to Travel. Doesn't own enough towels (hehe). I love you Nan. Happy Birthday!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Day 4

One of the books I liked the least this year, I Love You, Beth Cooper. It was an awful book. Terrible. It was a book that tricked you. It wasn't bad to start, even enjoyable. Very in the vain of Pretty in Pink or that movie that Jennifer Love Hewitt plays the girl that seems popular only she is lonely. Then the book goes down hill. Quickly. Then I had to stop. I could not handle one more page. Blah.
One of the best books I read this year, The Other Boleyn Girl. I have had friends recommend this book to me in the past but I had too many reservations about reading a Historical novel. In general, I don't care for them. But this novel isn't so much a historical novel as much as it's a love story. And I am sucker for those..... I have passed the novel on to Natalie and Rich's Grandma, who gave it his Aunt. I love the passing of this book even more. Good Job 2009 helping me branch into a different genera.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The 2nd

December 2 Restaurant moment. Share the best restaurant experience you had this year. Who was there? What made it amazing? What taste stands out in your mind?

The details:
Where: Mexico
Who: The jody, Crewe, Ashley, Baby Dayne, Uncle WImp and Aunt Dawn
When: April
Food: Mexican. Good. Amazing cheese. Beans and rice. Good Salsa.
Music: Gypsy Kings. We requested.
Area: Overhanging the ocean.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December 1st

*Me with nephews and niece. The first day of the fun*

I was reading one of my favorite blogs, JMS Musings, and she linked you to another blog that had a end of the year review. I love having someone tell me what to blog about so I am going to try. (I will get back to NYC soonish).

December 1st- What was your best trip of 2009?

Since I love all my trips and vacations this was hard. I am going to say our cruise that we went on March. I love being with all of my family. I loved waking up in the AM heading to the breakfast buffet and running into my brother, already sitting there with his boys eating cereal. I loved staying up late with my both of brothers going to a comedian. I loved watching all the kids playing together 24/7. I loved ordered pina colodas with Nat and Nan (strawberry for Nan). I loved having our room link to my parents and being with them. I liked ordering room service, the Mexican Restaurant (he he), the bowling (I sucked) and the small rooms. I loved being on the boat as well as touring the countries we went to. The warm weather was fantastic. It was a perfect vacation. Perfect.