Monday, October 29, 2007

Bubbles, fish and pumpkins

It's been a busy past week. I don't really feel like going into I'll just show a bunch of pictures to sum it up. Last week Cooper's friend Kaden turned one so we had a little bash for him. Loved the bubble pics. Cooper loved the bubbles more...

Notice the bandage on his right hand? That would be from me shutting his finger in the front door last tuesday. His nail was pretty much cut in half but luckily no stitches...just some surgical glue. Poor thing. He was a trooper.

Saturday we went to Fashion Island...our favorite place these days. Easy go-to place, and always something fun to do. Coop loves the fish pond, but I think he enjoys the birds that fly by more.

Dave hadn't seen the pumkin patch so we had to go again. I could go any that place.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Well because I had to

I think somewhere it's written in stone that you have to take your kid to the pumpkin patch sometime in the fall for pictures. Well, it seems that is the trend anyway. This is the cutest place ever and Cooper loves the goats and sheep so we took a trip for fun. We went along with Kristin and Coop's favorite gal Brecke, and Tracy and Kaelin. There's something about pumpkins that make such a good photo prop...isn't there?
Dave is gone in Chicago for the week (at a training for work) so it's just me and Coop, and I gotta say it ain't so fun when the weather sucks behinds. I'm pretty sure southern California is going to burn down to the ground. We are surrounded by fires. Everywhere. The Santa Ana winds came in and it's been a mess. The weather is dry, hot, windy, and I l0ve the occasional ash that perches somewhere on my face. I've never wanted it to rain so much in my life. So we're stuck inside so we don't inhale the smoke. Hopefully it's better by tomorrow...

Until then good night. Oh and if you're into photography you must check out this site for a little eye candy. Wow...good stuff.

Friday, October 19, 2007


I was tagged by Skye a while ago and just kept putting it off because I have to think with posts like this. Then Milli tagged me so I figured I'd get my butt on it. Here ya're....8 things about me:

1. I am obsessed with cold cereal. I could eat it for every meal of the day...and I usually do, for breakfast and lunch. I am actually enjoying a bowl of Life right now :)

2. I love my boy Cooper so stinking much that sometimes I wonder if I could ever be a good mom to a girl. I worry about having to do her hair and buy her dolls, deal with make-up and girl problems. Hmmmm....I'm sure it will all be fine. Just a thought.

3. To go along with #2, I feel totally un-girly. I don't have a fetish for shoes, purses and accessories. I don't shop unless I need or really want something (usually). I have two pairs of flip-flops I wear all year round...brown and black...and I don't buy new ones until they literally break. I carry a cheap purse and I am terrible at keeping up with my hair and nails. I am trying my hardest to start wearing jewlery. Earrings, necklaces and bracelets drive me nuts. Although I am really trying to wear them more, I hate the fact that I have to try really hard.

4. I am obsessed with the CW (I still want to call it the WB) channel. Well I used to be more when Gilmore Girls was on. But I love ridiculous shows like One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl, and I love America's Next Top Model. You can't help what you love right?

5. I have a love for scrapbooking, photography, decorating, cooking...etc etc. Doesn't mean I'm any good....but I just love loving it. I love finding inspiration through other people's work and trying new stuff. I go from one thing to the next it seems. One week I will love something...then the next is something else. It's so fun finding new things to look forward to.

6. I have a new found crush on Shia LeBeouf. Now Dave teases me any chance he gets.We just rented Transformers and I can't wait to watch it...

7. I am such a nervous eater. My friends have always made fun of me for the way I eat my food. One bite...then tuck my hair behind my ears. One bite...then adjust my bra or something. It's sad but true. My sister has a ridiculously funny impression of me.

8. I LOVE LOVE music. Some songs I have been loving random as they come:
Incubus-Dig, Anna Molly

Pearl Jam-Black (I think this is truly one of the greatest songs)
Gin Blossoms-Until I Fall Away
Chantal Kreviazuk-Eve
Jack Johnson-Cookie Jar
VAST-Don't take your love away
And pretty much anything by Justin Timberlake lately...he's on fire

Ok, there's me in a nutshell. Now I'm tagging Melissa, Tracy, Jessie, Allie, Vinnie, Ashley, Julie, Whitney

Friday, October 12, 2007

I had to try it...

digital scrapbooking baby. Say hello to my first layout...

I've been wanting to put one together, just to do it, and it turned out to be kind of fun.
The layout is totally simple but that's how I like it....simple and easy. I'm sure there will be more to come, but I can't say I like it more than the real thing ;) has a lot of "beginner" advice and I love their cute kits!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


is what I paid at the Quiksilver/Roxy warehouse sale for 7 pounds of clothes! Oh man...if I could only explain the joy I felt. My friend Nicole had two tickets to the sale last Saturday and was so kind to invite me! What a treat! It was in Huntington Beach and you could only get in by invitation/with a ticket...and she knew a woman that worked for Quicksilver. Anyway, I got a bunch of great stuff...sweaters, p.j.s, t-shirts, swim shorts, a bunch of little doo-dads, scarves and a zillion hats because they hardly weighed anything! Forgot to mention...EVERYTHING sold for $8.00 a POUND...yes, you heard right...$8.00 a pound. I was grinning from ear to ear the entire time just shoving stuff in my bag because it was so gosh-darn cheap. Anyway, had to share my thrill for the weekend. Nothing makes me quite as happy as a good deal.

Nice relaxing weekend...conference was nice...well when I wasn't asleep or Cooper wasn't needing attention. Gosh I have a problem with sleep and conference. My poor husband is sitting up usually taking notes and I'm sprawled out on the couch or in the kitchen scrounging for food. Growing up in my home, conference equaled food. Nothing was better :)

Friday we were able to attend the temple. It's been so rare since Cooper's been born, we've only been a handful of times. So it's a treat when we are able to go. On Sunday we watched conference and then went to inspiration point in corona del mar and walked around and climbed the big rocks. We love to go there and overlook the's beautiful over there.
p.s. It's pie month at Marie Callenders...$5.99 for every pie!