About Me

Marcus and I have been married 12 years. We live in Lake Forest Ca where we just bought our last house and love it! We have three adorable yet active children. Overall we are a typical LDS family.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tagged List

My Aunt Kathy had this on her site I said I would tak the challenge so here goes...

TEN YEARS AGO...I was newly married and very pregnant with Isaac. I was finally over being sick and starting to enjoy life again as much as you can when you are prego. I know we went to Utah for Damon and Laura's wedding and I was spending time in the pool at our apartment in Laguna Niguel.

1. organize my house before going back to school (I have alist of about 10 places)
2. start working out
3. pay off my debt
4. buy a house
5. start to scrapbook again

A SNACK I ENJOY...Chocolate!!! Right now I am into sweet salty and sour. I love chocolate covered pretzles and sour patch kids mixed together in a bag. Gotta love Resess sticks!

HA!THINGS I WOULD DO IF I WERE A MILLIONAIRE...Wow the sad thing is that it wouldn't go to far anymore. I would buy a house for cash and get a new car. Of course I would furnish my house and I think that would take care of most of it!! Sad~

PLACES I HAVE LIVED...I have lived in Southern California my entire life. Born in La Puenta, raised in Ontario, moved to Laguna Niguel, Lake Elsinore (5+ yrs), Lake Perris, Lake Forest ,and now Mission Viejo (until we buy a house one day). My final resting place I would love is Lake Forest or San Clemente those are future places.

NOW FOR TAGGING...I'll be nice like my aunt and I will tag anyone who would like to take the challenge. I love to read the posts!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


After visiting my sister and sister in law's blogs I decided I needed to add my cute neices and nephew for all to see. I have to say they are the cutest ones out there. As my Mom would say Kaelyn in the cutest 7 month old right now, Jay Jay the cutest 2 year old right now, and Brydee is the cutest 3 year old right now. I love them as much as my own kids I never thought that would be possible.

Kaelyn, my sister Jill's baby
Brydee, my brother Jeff's little girl ( such a diva as Jill stated)
Jay Jay my brother Jeff's little boy(as if you couldn't tell)

Locks of Love

As many of you know I am donating my hair to Locks Of Love. I have been waiting until I lost some weight to do it, but I am so sick of it. I decided to cut it first and then grow into my new hair cut. Now I am really going to have to start working out. Thanks to my great Brother in Law Damon I can use my Wii fit! Thanks again for hunting one down for me I am so excited.

Back to the hair here are some pictures of before and after.

Obviously right before I left to do the cut

Here is the hair after the cut. I was bummed cause almost half of it was falling out of the rubber band after it was cut. I showed how much was not in the rubber band. I thought it was a lot. Oh well I tried to include it all, but I know they will only take what is already bound by the rubber band so that is what they are getting. Half will go to the trash the other half will hopefully help out a little childe with no hair.

Here I am smiling for the camera. These next shots I had to do on my own as everyone here is asleep. Not the best, but the best of the 15 I tried to take. I was so excited to finally dye my hair again. It has been 2+ years since they want virgin hair. Yeah no more gray!!

front view

back view

Who knows I might do the process all over again in a year. I want to enjoy no gray for awhile!

Another Day at Disneyland

Laura and I went to Disneyland Thursday before I left for Utah. We had a great time. Isaac and Laura' s son Nathan were chosen to fight Darth Mal ( I have no idea how to spell it) I thought I would post some of our photos for you to see.

This one is so adorable of Scarlett and Nathan. Right after I took the picture they moved from holding hands to puting their arms around eachother. It was so precious especially since they are like brother and sister. Scarlett calls them her real pretend brothers.
Waiting outside the bathroom one of our many bathroom stops. They are always so good! (wink wink)
These next couple are of Isaac getting ready and fighting Darth Mal with the force. Following in his Dad and Grandpa's footsteps a JEDI!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tag I am it!

I was tagged by Kathy so here it goes.

Picture Blog Tag.The rules are you have to take ten pictures of the following things. And you have to do it right away. No straightening, cleaning or wiping your child's nose. Then you tag five others.

I am not tecno advanced and am having problems doing it all on one blog don't ask why. Marcus of course is asleep he had a busy day with work going bowling and watching an Angels game and going out to eat...... Poor baby. So you will have to cope! One day I will get caught up with the world or the computer will obey my every command.
I tag..... Cristtin, Ali, Jyl, Le Ann, Heidi, and Jamie No excuses I did it and got new batteries to boot!!
DRUM ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ( I know I am a dork it is late and I am tired)

first 5 of Tag I am it!

1. Your closet- I warned you this is where everything goes before th housekeeper comes etc etc. It is where we store everything for next year or that we don't want in the garage. One day, it is on the list of places to get to.

2. Toilet- not bad for two boys! give it a day or two it was just cleaned!

3. What your children are doing right now-

of course Scarlett is asleep like a good girl and the boys!!!! Wait until I wake them up to go to Disneyland in the morning!!
4. Your favorite shoes- I like my aunt LOVE to go barefoot. I only wear shoes when I really have to.
5. Dream Vacation- the picture on my blog is a pretty nice place, but I have to say my dream would be to go to Europe mainly Germany! no pictures sorry.

Next 5 are in the following blog. SUSPENSE!!!!!

last 5 of Tag I am it!

6. Your Fridge- I ran in this morning and threw the cold items in and went out again.

7. Self portrait- what can I say it is after 10 and I have been on the go all day. No make up like usual!
8. Your favorite room- My bedroom I LOVE my bed it is so comfy. Not to mention that my room is the coldest in the house you all know that is a big deal to me!
9. Your Kitchen Sink- yeah for a clean sink and ugly counters! I try to have a clean sink before I go to bed, not always though!!
10. Your Laundry Room- I HATE doing laundry can you tell. I have a lot to catch up on before we leave on Friday. Not to mention being gone all day at Disneyland Thursday. YIKES!! I know I am full of excuses, aren't we all when we show off our house! One day I hope to have a big laundry room I can organize it all in like Kathy and a huge bathtub to become my favorite room!!

Huge Savings

Alright I have to share my big savings I did today. First I was up and out of my house by 7:50 this morning that is huge for me. Isaac went to the dentist to get his other side of his mouth filled. Come to find out that they charged me for everything last time so all I had to pay for this time was the laughing gas and that was only $60. Not too bad when Ipaid almost $400 last time. I also found out that the dentist put in the white fillings and I wanted the silver ones since they aren't his permanant teeth. So I got that upgrade for free! that saved me almost $400. Yeah!
Then I went to Ralphs and Albertsons after wards to get the $1 deals. Yes I paid nothing more then $2.50 for everything I bought. So here is my huge savings of the week I spent $165.36 between the two stores and saved $250.81. I am talking good items too like cereal, oatmeal, fruit snacks, lunchabels (they weren't that great of a deal, but not over 2.50),capri suns, frosting, cake mix, ready to bake cookies, pudding, yogurt 4pks,100 calorie snack packs. I mainly stocked up on the cereal it was $1 at Ralphs. You can't beat that (unless you had a coupon and even then over all I still don't think you could save too much more.)
Of course of the past few weeks I have been stocking up on back to school supplies at Target, Walmart, Staples, and Office Depot. I have been payin 1 cent to up to 88 cents for items. Of course there were a few things that were free too. I am very proud of myself. I love hearing what the deals are for the week Sunday night. Thought I would share my good news.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tagged/ Sick

I was tagged by my aunt to do a post of random pictures of my house just how it is a that moment. I am currently out of batteries, but I promise to do it tomorrow as soon as I get some. I have to warn you all that my closet is terrible. It is on my to do list and maybe I should do it now. Once you see it you will understand.
I also wanted to update you all on what is going on here I have been sick for about a week and am so over it. Today I did nothing, but rest all day (Isaac was at his cousins, Kevin was at my moms, and a friend picked up Scarlett) Yeah thank you so I slept most of the day away. I truley feel better after sleeping so long and starting medicine. Marcus and I are going to Utah Friday night for his family reunion and I hope to be better then so I can enjoy my days without my children. I am excited to see my family that I love to hang out with. Of course I will se all of Marcus family that lives there while we are at the reunion and Sunday for dinner. Then I would love to visit with my aunt and uncle and maybe Missy if I get a chance. We will be staying with Marcus brother Damon and I will have a ton of fun with his wife Laura. We love to hang out and do fun things. I will post pictures when I have some. Just wanted to put a new post on my blog.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Here are the directions:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty cool (and funny) to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. :) If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.So simple enough. I copied this from Cristtin's blog and this next rule is hers and I have to agree. Now, I am going to add one more rule, some of my readers know me from my High School years, so if you choose a memory from then remember this is a PG-rated blog, at least I try to keep it that way, so please be nice.
3. I know I am new at blogging so please leave something so I have something to look at!! THANK

Finally we Did it

Laura and I on either end of the kids (back of shirts obviously)

Front of our shirts it turned out blurry, but you can get the gist of it How cute are we!

So Laura and I go to Disneyland all the time with our kids and for over a year or two we have been talking about making them t-shirts so we can count them easier while we are there. In the past we have just color coded them and it has helped, then we decided to do BIG numbers on the back. Of course we went overboard and did each of their handprints on the front of their shirt with the title Mouseketeer on top of it with their number in their handprint in yellow puffy paint. On our shirts it says Momsketter on the front and on the back is each of the kids handprints in black with their number in yellow puffy paint in their hand. I have to say they came out super cute.
We had some drama when we decided to do the words on the front by ourselves with press on letters we bought from Walmart. Needless to say that we destroyed two shrits and then decided to pay and get it done at a local store. They turned out way cute and we love the fact that we can quickly and easily count all the children while we are out. Now we are just going to have to make one more set that doesn't say Mouseketeer on it for when we go out to non Disneyland events. We'll see when we get to that. Maybe in another year or so!!
PS I also made the hair bows in all the girls hair. I will try to post a close up later.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Girls Week

This past week Marcus and the boys went to Mesquite Nevada with my family. Scarlett was in summer school so she and I stayed home. Not to mention I didn't want to be in the heat. It gets hot enough for me here in Mission Viejo let alone Nevada! So anyway after I pulled her from summer school because her teacher was completely irresponsible we decided to go on a vacation ourselves. We went to Disneyland Hotel for two nights and lived it up just us two girls. We had a ton of fun and I hope to do it again soon.

Scarlett in front of the Big Mickey before you enter Disneyland Hotel

Scarlett sitting in the 'A' in the California sign before we went into DCA

Scarlett decided she wanted to pretend she was running from the huge Wall-E in Downtown Disney

Wall-E was huge here he is full size yes she is still running away

After we left the hotel and played with our friends all day we went to Olive Garden. Scarlett had to make funny faces while I was taking her picture. Never a dull moment with her around.