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!"