Saturday, November 29, 2008

We went to Arizona for Thanksgiving (2 of Steve's siblings live in arizona). We all ate too much of course but had a great time doing it.

We put up our Christmas tree and decorations today which is one of my favorite things to do. We also put christmas lights on our house. It is the first time we have ever done it. we are the only people on our street who have lights.

Steve took Kiera for a walk today and she found a puddle to play in. You can only do that in november in california!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Kiera celebrated her second birthday on saturday. She had the pleasure of sharing her special day with the BYU/Utah football game (which didn't turn out so well). I made Kiera an Elmo birthday cake. It was my first cake decorating experience and I think it went well since she recognized it as elmo at least. Kiera was of course afraid of the candles and nobody ate any of the cake (who likes birthday cake anyway? yuck!)

Here is a little about Kiera:
1. Afraid of everything that most kids like: disneyland, beach.
2. Won't eat candy or dessert.
3. Can identify and name #'s 1-9.
4. Can count to 20 all except 12.
5. Can identify all the letters of the alphabet.

It is interesting to me to see the different things that kids can do. Kiera is really good at letters and numbers, but yet I'd say that all of her friends her age can talk much better than she can. She is just starting to put 2 words together.

Anyway, it was fun to finally have a child who has some sort of idea that something special is going on for her birthday.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Q is for Quarantined.....which is what we are right now. We've got the plague at our house: the fever/vomiting/runny nose/cough etc.. Steer clear unless you have a desire for plague in your life.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


7 random facts about me:

1. I'm the only person that I know who has 2 belly buttons. I've had 2 for 5 months now.

2. My dad worked for the CIA while I was growing up....but now that I told you I'll have to kill you.

3. I graduated a year early from highschool and regret it.

4. When I was 18 I spent 3 months volunteering in orphanages with this group. It was an amazing experince.. I honestly think that every 18 year old in the USA should have to spend a few months in a 3rd world country.

5. We don't get TV in our household. And I don't want to ever get TV. Everyone needs some sort of rest/relaxation time--I use blogging as my non-productive time.

6. I'm starting school again online in January. I have 2 more classes to get my BA in nursing. I don't actually plan on ever working again as a nurse (I'll probably work in my husband's dental office), but I figure it wise to get my degree just in case.

7. I think I'm a bit of a germ-freak. I'm not as bad as some people I know, but I'm definately worse than most. I hate my kids being sick!

If you have the desire to be tagged, then pretend like I tagged you and go ahead and list 7 random things about yourself on your blog.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Done with prop 8 and we won....until next time.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

My talented friend

This past weekend my friend Laura and her mom came to visit. Laura was a good friend of mine from my high school days and is ridiculously talented in the arts. She came down from Utah to audition for the reality show "Project Runway" (not to be confused with America's top Model which I think is trash). She is an amazing clothing designer and I'm proud to call her my friend.

Side story: for those of you who are familiar with the long drive from Utah to Southern California, you will appreciate this. Laura and her mom came to California using a GPS. I called them about 2 hours after they were supposed to arrive at my house and asked them where they were. "um... we are on a road called Rim Of The to Running Springs....Big Bear...." Their GPS had them get of I-15 in Victorville and go through the mountains! And this happened to be on a stormy foggy night. Never trust a GPS!