Tuesday, June 22, 2010


How I keep in touch with my roots.........decorate the boy's room with style. Go Blue!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The two best dads

When you get married, you really can only guess what kind of father your husband will be, but I can tell you that I had no worries, I just knew Justin would be the best and what do ya' know, he hasn't let me down and I'm sure he never will! The kids love when daddy walks through the door and recently they have loved going to his new office to have lunch with him. Justin is great at teaching, cuddling, playing, you name it! I love him so much and couldn't be happier with him as a father and husband. Next, I want to tell you the reason I didn't settle for any less than the best in choosing my eternal companion......

My dad. I have always felt a special bond with my dad ever since I was young and as I've grown older I've realized it's because we are alike in many ways. As a teenager my mom would always tell me this, but I would just roll my eyes. Now I embrace the qualities that my dad has instilled in me, particularly the love we both share for dance. When I danced in competitions growing up, my dad would always meet me right after our team left the floor to hug and high five me telling me what a wonderful job I did. It may seem a small thing, but I have never forgotten the feeling that gave me of being loved by my daddy and knowing he had every confidence in me. A couple years ago we had the opportunity to dance together at a family gathering and it is one of my favorite memories and will probably continue to be for the rest of my life. Simply put, my dad is the best! Love you dad! Happy Father's Day

Saturday, June 19, 2010

sweet and juicy

I got the best deal on strawberries today......

Free from the Price strawberry patch. yummy.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Disneyland was everything you would expect it to be; exciting, spectacular, exhausting! The park was not crowded, a definite plus, so the most we waited for a ride was about 20 minutes. The princesses on the other hand...one hour, two times and we ended up seeing two of the princesses twice.....arrrgh! I would definitely just pay the extra money next time to have breakfast with them. The girls were in heaven, though, especially about Princess Tiana from Princess and the Frog. Treygan only wanted to meet the princesses if I would let him show them his "trick." Since I thought it would be rude for him to fart with his armpit at them, he and dad went on some other rides while the girls waited. Taylee says her favorite rides were the rocket ship and Dumbo. Brooklyn's was Pirates of the Caribbean (so she says; she covered her eyes most of the time) and Trey's was Indiana Jones. We all loved meeting the characters, seeing the shows and having great spots at the parade! Disneyland truly is the happiest place on earth and we can't wait to go again....in at least three more years!

Princess Tiana
Taylee ran back to Minnie for one last hug

Mary Poppins
killing time in line
After day one
no problems being in one room that night!
Telling Belle she's five
Sneaking a kiss from Mickey
High five Woody!
Muppets in 3D
Brook was TERRIFIED of this ride. No, it is not a scary ride
dancing at the parade
Trey really got into it
Bye bye Disneyland

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 2- Sea World!

Surprisingly to me, Sea World turned out to be more than just a glorified aquarium. It was very cool to be able to touch many of the animals and see them up close, we especially loved the polar bear exhibit though it was too dark for good pictures. What really made it all worth it were the shows, we loved Shamu and the Sea Lions!

Touching the velvety soft bat rays
starfish- the only thing we could convince her to touch

Shamu show: we chose NOT to be soaking wet in 60 degrees

40 year old naked walrus
sea lion show
Yes, there are a few rides at sea world
Trey is getting better with the camera

Where's Tay?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

California trip, day one-beach and family

The weekend we arrived in California, we stayed in San Diego and played at the beach, ya' know to lay out in the nice warm sun.....not so much, it was only about 60 degrees, we had fun collecting seashells anyway. We also visited Justin's grandparents in El Cajon, not something we get to do very often.

Trey man
holding her disease infested feather...I mean "treasure."
We filled 3 buckets with shells
This is Justin's grandparent's old school Atari table, so cool!
The kids fought over who got to play
The kids with grandpa and grandma price