Friday, May 21, 2010


Our first morning in CA, we woke up to fog. At least it looked like just fog, but when we walked outside it was "misting" (for lack of a better word). It was just wet. My curls came alive with new purpose! I've never seen weather like it!
Then we found we had some new pets outside our front door. Snails!! The kids were in heaven!

We convinced the kids that we couldn't keep the snails, but they sure spent hours loving them. At one point I had a snail on my bathroom counter, and at another point they were all lined up on the floor just inside our door. Such excitement!!

Our Stop In Vegas

So, on our way to Tehachapi, CA we stopped in Vegas. We thought it would be a good idea to break up the drive a bit.

Of course we had to stop at the Coke store. We timed it just right and we were able to take a picture with the Coke bear. So fun, right? He even nibbled a bit on Shaun's head.

Haylie loved the big buildings, the Bellagio fountains, and weirdly enough, the escalators. I think they were her favorite part of all! We had to ride every one that we saw!

Here is Tayson and Haylie by the alligator outside of the Rainforest Cafe. We ate there twice since it was so much fun! The kids loved the real looking sky and animals! So much fun!

Here they are outside of MGM. We didn't get too many pictures since we were on the go all of the time.

Oh Spongebob! Can't go anywhere without seeing you! Haylie ran right up to him and gave him a big hug!

I think Tayson's favorite part was the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. We didn't get any pictures, but we spent half a day there and walking to and from. Tayson also really liked the Tram that we rode back to our hotel. We also played a couple of games at Excalibur. Tayson even won a stuffed animal!

The kids didn't want to leave Vegas and are hoping for a stop there on the return trip to Logan. Oh...Shaun and I had a good time, too! It was so much fun to show the kids everything that we always talked about. Of course we didn't see all of the strip, and look forward to taking them again. All in all, a very fun vacation!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas!

My sweet Tayson and Haylie. Sure do love them!

How sweet can you get?

This year we decided to get a live Christmas tree. We even splurged and got it flocked. Add some new ornaments, and voila! A perfect Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Update in Pics

Oh my! It has been so long since I have posted anything!
This summer was awesome! Shaun was actually around and we got to spend a lot of time together! We took a little trip to Yellowstone:

Then Tayson started second grade! My baby is sooo big and handsome!

Then we found a new hairdo for Haylie:

That's about all that is new with us. Shaun is back in school working on his Master's degree. He is very busy and stressed out. I just keep telling him that it will all be worth it in the long run!
Tayson is enjoying being able to walk to school and in fact, he can see home from his classroom window! Pretty cool! He has been working hard and saving his money and was able to buy himself two froggies. Very cute.
Haylie is just at home with me and we enjoy our time together.
Hopefully I'll keep this thing updated a bit more often now. Here's hopin......

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Crazy Post

So, while reading my friends blog, I found this site.

It generates a blog post for you when you can't think of your own. So much fun! Give it a try!
Here's mine.

Holy Snapping Duck Do! I just climbed out from under my rock and realised I have not updated this since people stopped clapping and Tinkerbell died... You would not believe the fairy dust I have to clean up. But I'm sorry you'll just have to take my word for it..

I am absolutely consumed with feeding the little people, driving from one end of the city to the other, just generally being a delightful mistress to my husband, my day is a magical flight from the moment my children manage to unlock my bedroom door and use me as a jumping castle until I feel like going to bed. I am totally loving it, dudes. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.

I send you kisses! I will write something that makes sense soon. Honestly! What do you mean you don't believe me?.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Almost Three and a Party!

My little Haylie is going to be three tomorrow! Can you believe it? I know people say it all the time, but it really does feel as though we just brought her home from the hospital!

We had a party with some friends today. It was a short guest list. Lisa, and her beautiful girls came over along with Mara and handsome Landon! We had creamies, blew bubbles, played in the sand and chatted. It was the perfect simple party for my little girl!

Here is the whole crew.

Tayson and Cheyenne

Haylie was so excited to get new skates from Mara and Landon. I think she may sleep with them!!! Thanks again, guys!

Here is a picture of Mara, Landon and Haylie! How cute are they?

After the party we had a quick lunch, nap and then it was off to the movies! Haylie hasn't been to a movie since she was a tiny baby, due to some unruly behavior in the past! :0) We thought we'd try it again, since she is sooo big and a whopping three years old now! We went and saw Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. It was so cute, and Haylie loved it! Tayson said it was his favorite Ice Age so far!

We had a wonderful "pre-birthday" day for Haylie.'s hoping tomorrow, her actual birthday, will be as memorable!