Sunday, December 16, 2007

Family Night with the LeBaron's

I am embarassed to admit that we haven't seen the LeBaron's in over a year, and the worst part is we live 10 minutes from each other! So, we finally got together and decorated gingerbread houses with the kids. FYI: Don't ever buy the gingerbread tree! You get a fourth of the candy and you have to mix your own frosting! Anyway, we had lots of fun! And since Sarah is an anti-blogger, this post is for all of you wondering what the LeBaron's are up to.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snow Capped Mountains!

This is what I get to see out my window everyday!

Another gorgeous hair do after a nap!

Check out the "Mater" teeth too! You gotta love it.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Halloween at the Hodsons!

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Kael is suppose to be Jack Sparo, not a girl.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Couples Halloween Party!

Friday Night, Marc, Eric, Katie and I had a Halloween
party to go to that our neighbors were having.
It was in this big spooky barn and it was SO
much fun! In deciding what we were going
to be, Marc tries on this mullet. Well, it was
too funny of a wig to pass up, so he went as Captain
America with a mullet, and I was his date, wonder
woman. Eric and Katie as you can see were Jack
Sparo and his pirate girlfriend. They won best
coordinating couple and we won best super duo.
We ate and danced the night away. And when I say
we, I mean my girlfriends and me, Marc does not
dance. Happy Halloween Everyone!! I must
say, dressing up is actually pretty fun.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Christmas Music

Yes, I posted a Christmas song. So don't
be alarmed if you get it! If stores can
already have Christmas, so can I.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tagged by Jacquelyn!

What was I doing 10 years ago…

I actually had to go back in my journal for this one. This is so corny
and I can’t believe I am actually writing this, but my last entry on
October 1, 1997 read, “I am in my sophomore year of high school
and hating it. I’m known as, “Akoni’s little sister”, and he’s not
exactly the favorite guy in school. “ I won’t write the rest, but here’s
the short version. I was nominated to be princess on the Home Coming
court, and that is so not my kind of thing for those of you that know
me. I didn’t have a boyfriend at the time to escort me like the other
girls did, so I asked my friend at church who I think I was taller then
at the time. HA! HA! HA!

What was I doing 1 year ago…

Once again, I feel like I am bragging. 1 year ago I had just finished
training and running in the St. George Marathon. In the beginning
of October. By this time I believe I was taking a break from
running. And that’s my life in a nutshell. Running and being a mom.
Nothing exciting!

What was I doing yesterday…

Kael had preschool yesterday, so while he was there I went and did
some grocery shopping. When I got home I put Aliyah down for a nap,
made yummy pumpkin bars, and picked up the house. I took the kids
over to Christy’s, made everyone some dinner, and left Marc and the
kids there while I had a Girl’s Night with some girls in my neighborhood.
We went out to eat and to the Haunted Forest. It was so fun. We felt
like we were in high school again. It was a good one too, chainsaws
and everything!

5 places I’d rather be…

1. Back in Hawaii
2. The Atlantis Hotel
3. At a spa being pampered
4. On a Beach
5. Oh and did I say Back in Hawaii?

What would I do with a million dollars?

Well, for those of you that know me, I would stash it. I would save
It or invest it. If I had to spend it though, I guess I could think of some
things. Here we go… I’d buy a silver Range Rover so I could drive to Taipan
and fill it with everything I needed to decorate my house. Then, if there
was still room, I’d swing by the mall to go on a shopping spree. Oh,
and a girls gotta eat, so I’d order Cheesecake Factory to be delivered to
my house and ready for me when I got home. Heaven forbid I stop and
pick it up…I’m a rich snob now!

5 favorite TV shows…

1. Smallville (forever)
2. Lost
3. Anything on Food Network
4. Oprah
5. Friends (forever)

5 people to tag…

Amber, Kim, Shanetta, Abby, Wendy

A little Reunion

Last weekend 3 of my greatest childhood
friends and BF's for life had a girls weekend...
with the kids!! We still had tons of fun. We
just ate and talked. What more did we have time for??

The most annoying music ever!!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Taking Grammie & Papa to the MTC!

These are some pictures I took at the MTC!
Grammie & Papa are going on a mission
to the Phillippines. We tried to fit Aliyah in
the suitcase. J/K

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Scuba Steve!

Listen for my scream as a wave catches me by surprise!
I'm a dork.

A week in Paradise...

Well, after 6 years of being married, Marc and I finally took a
vacation...ALONE! No kids, no work, no STRESS. (We've been
having a lot of it lately too!) 6 days & 5 nights in beautiful
Maui. I did not want to come home. I cried when both kids
were screaming for me as I closed the car door at the
airport. It's amazing how quickly I got to enjoying myself
though. As you can see in our pictures, we had tons of fun!
Most of them are taken by one of us just holding the
camera in front of us. The ones with half of our faces were of
course taken by yours truly. ( I hate asking people to take our
Our week consisted of: Sleeping through the night without a kid
to wake us up, eating yummy island food, snorkeling
(we got to see a sea turtle), boogie bording, sun bathing,
waterslides, walks and morning runs on the beach,
shopping, seeing a show called Ulalena, a Luau, miniature
golf, going to a movie, walking through a few high end hotels
(very pretty), sleeping in, ordering yummy pool side tropical drinks,
shave ice, and much much more! And might I add that all of this was
done without having to call a sitter or arange someone to watch the
kids! It was so nice to just get up and go when ever we wanted.
We stayed at the Westin, and I now am a believer in their infamous
Heavenly Beds! Slept like a baby, that's all I can say. It was so great
to get away and relax. And being with Marc was the best part. I love
you honey! We hope to get away at least once a year. We were well
overdue for a vacation, and since we haven't done this in 6 years, does
that mean we get 5 more vacation weeks for 2007?

Our Hawaii Trip!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

My ABC's

A- Attached or single: attached

B- Best Friend: Aliyah! Marc says him and Kael are, so I guess that leaves me Aliyah.

C- Cake or Pie: Pie-rich chocolate filling with a flaky crust.

D- Day of choice: Saturday

E- Essential Item: my wedding ring. I have this fear of it falling off, and I check to see if it is there at least 5 times a day.

F- Favorite Color: Black and white (and yes they are colors)

G- Gummi Bears or Worms: worms

H- Hometown: Oregon City, Oregon

I- Indulgence(s): I am not afraid to have something sweet EVERYDAY of my life. Especially chocolate and ice cream.

J- January or July: July, it's in the summer

K- Kids: 2- Kael & Aliyah

L: Life is Incomplete Without: Family & Friends

M- Marriage Date: June 23, 2001

N- Number of Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister

O- Oranges or Apples: Oranges, especially fresh from the tree.

P- Phobias or Fears: Slithery SNAKES!

Q- Quote(s): Have no regrets!

R- christy left out the question, but I like watching my kids sleep too!

S- Season: Fall

T- Tag Three +: Kim, Shanetta, Liz

U- Unknown Fact About Me: All of my hangers in my closet have to be the same color. And I HATE wire hangers. I think they are ugly.

V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: I eat chicken almost every night.

W- Worst Habit: I put pepper on everything! And it has to be a good 7-10 shakes.

X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds

Y- Your Favorite Food: Mexican

Z- Zodiac: Gemini, and no I am not a twin

Friday, September 7, 2007

Goodmorning Beautiful!

Bead head all the way. This is Aliyah when she wakes
up in the morning. That "just from the salon" look.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Want a good laugh???

We have a photo booth on our computer that distorts your face.
Here's Kael and Aliyah! I die laughing everytime.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Aliyah's whiskers!

Aliyah found a pen, crawled under the desk,
and drew....on herself! I could only snap a
quick picture of her cat whiskers before she
ran away and escaped. And as you can see,
she's pretty proud of herself!


Kael is playing soccer and loving it! He's come
a long way since his first game. He raises his
hand to be goalie, then takes the goalie shirt off
after about 1 minute, walks onto the field, and
hands it to another teammate.

Like my template?

My template for this month was inspired by our
trip to Hawaii in 3 weeks!! has tons
of fun ones. Kim, you need to do the Smallville

Kael's First Day of Preschool!!

He didn't even wave goodbye! He ran up ahead of me and into his classroom
before I could even give him a kiss. The next thing I could see was his little
head disappear among 16 other little kids. It wasn't until I made my weekly
trip to walmart without him that I DID NOT miss him. To Kael, it was just
another day. For those of you wondering...yes, I cried. But only until I passed
my friend dropping her little boy off, and she asked me if I was okay.

P.S. In the picture he is saying, "School is Cool!"