Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good Bye 2008, Hello 2009!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?

Went to Hawaii

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

No, not even CLOSE. But I will make new ones.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?

No thankfully

5. What countries did you visit?

This one.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?


7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

First vacation kid free

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Being a wife and mom

9. What was your biggest failure?

Probably being a wife and mom

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No but my husband broke his collar bone

11. What was the best thing you bought?

The Wii is so much fun!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?


13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?


14. Where did most of your money go?

Food, Clothes, Maui, Tuition

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?


16. What song will always remind you of 2008?

Probably Living on a Prayer, since I went to see Bon Jovi in concert

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Neither.
b) thinner or fatter? Neither.
c) richer or poorer? poorer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?


19. What do you wish you’d done less of?


20. How did you spend Christmas?

Running all over town to be with the people we loved

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

I stayed in love

22. What was your favorite TV program?


23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

I don't hate anyone.

24. What was the best book you read?

The Twilight series

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Indie music

26. What did you want and get?

A blue plate. I desperately wanted that. And a new wedding ring.

27. What did you want and not get?

A new coffee table

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

I haven't seen any new movies!!!

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 28. And sadly I cannot remember what I did!

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?


31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?

Same as always. Jeans, hoodies, flipflops.

32. What kept you sane?

Trips shopping with my sister

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Well there is my beautiful vampire Edward. I think he has a real name, I just don't know it.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

The election in general.

35. Who did you miss?

My mom

36. Who was the best new person you met?

I didn't meet anyone new. But all of my friends are pretty great.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.

You can only trust yourself.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

"So for those of you falling in love, keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right. Through yourself in the midst of danger, but keep one eye open at night."

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stitches and Broken Bones

Happy Late Thanksgiving and with the way I'm getting around to blogging I might as well say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Things are crazy. Brian fell at work and broke his collar bone in three places a few weeks back. So he will be off of work for about a month. At Christmas. Which is bittersweet. I also have two weeks of at Christmas, but darn if the money wouldn't have been nice!

And last weekend my William who is four, decided to split his lip open and get four stitches. He took it like a champ though. I was totally amazed!

I am done with my Christmas shopping. Wrapping is 90% done, decorations are all up. But baking hasn't even started!

So until next time.....Stay busy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

And the winner is

The winner for the photo contest entry is Victoria and her cake! Thanks to everyone who voted.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Photo Fun

Hi Everyone,

I'm thinking of entering a "Fun with Food" contest I saw at 5 minutes for mom.

Can you help me pick your favorite shot? Just leave me a comment and let me know. Thanks!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

If I Only Had a....Pen

So its been awhile, 3 months, but who is counting right? Well that just shows you how uneventful my life has been. But on to my story.

Its September, and that means Hockey is back. My family loves hockey, and we are Shark Pass Holders. Which means we love our team and buy 10 games before the season opens, but can't afford to buy season tickets.

Season ticket holders get a lot of perks that us Shark Pak holders don't. For instance, the are invited to the Teal and White game. What is that you ask? It is a night where the players on the Sharks sign autographs for an hour, and then play a scrimmage game. Which means, the team breaks in half and plays each other.

There is free food, free drinks, free face painting, pictures etc.

I was fortunate enough to get invited by my daughters old 3rd grade teacher. He is also a huge Sharks fan and we talk often about the team. Well at first he only had two tickets. Which left me in a tight spot. See my husband and I usually go to the games. I do take Julia, but it has to be on a weekend or a night when she isn't getting up at 6:30 the next morning. But her favorite players were going to be there signing autographs, so I wanted to take her. Well about 2 hours before we were supposed to go, Dustin (3rd grade teacher) informs me he has 3 extre tickets, and would love if I used the thrid ticket for Julia. Awesome!

So we all head to the arena, Julia is beyond excited. We meet up with Dustin, Stacy, and her son Hunter. Since the lines are so very long, we must pick who we want to see. Julia has two favorites, Joe Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo. She picked Joe Thornton. Mostly because she already has a signed stick from Cheechoo. So we get inline. And we wait, and wait, and wait. For about an hour.

Well down the long line of people, I notice an usher walking. He is informing everyone, that since the players need to get ready for the game, there will be no more autographs. Huge disappointment. So I start walking to the front of the line, since everyone is leaving, hoping I might get to sneak up with Julia. But nope, there weren't letting anyone through.

So we decide to just hang out around the area he was signing, waiting for the game. And what do you know. I turn around and there is Joe walking down the stairs. Well I'm not the only one who noticed this, and people start running towards him, ushers are pushing people back, women are screaming, it was a mad house.

Well Stacy and I scramble to get Hunter and Julia and we shove them into this mess of people and yell to Joe, "Joe will you sign their jerseys?!" Well he stopped and said "Sure, do you have a pen?" And this folks, is where I win the Mother of the Year award. A pen? Stacy? Nope, and the ushers whisk him away.

It was awful. Thats the only way to describe it. Stacy and I both felt horrible. Oh and to rub it in, Brian says, "I told you to bring a pen!" Which in his defense, he did. He asked me before we left, but I was so sure they would have pens at the table where they were signing autographs!!!! And they did. At the table.

Bring on the awards people, it doesn't get any better than this!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just for fun

So when you have nothing to blog about....except how your 4 year old son keeps telling everyone that he ate dinner at the "orange owl place" then you steal a silly name survey.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet and current car)---Sugar Yukon

2. YOUR GANSTA NAME (favorite ice cream flavor and fave cookie)---Mint Chocolate Chip (not very intimidating)

3. YOUR FLY GUY/GAL NAME (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)--- T-Tho

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)---Orange Shark

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)---Ann Fremont

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)---Tho-Ti

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)--- The Orange Dr. Pepper

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)---Joseph George

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)--- Fantasy Twix

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) --- Ellen John

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)---Bernstein Brooklyn

12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)--- Fall Hibiscus

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)-- Banana Hoody

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)--- Milk Willow

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)---The Reading Rain

OK, now it's your turn!

Father and Son

I work Monday evenings. I work all day and then go to work for my mother in law at her quilt store. This is a nice time for my husband to take over the night role of putting the kids to bed.

This Monday however was a bit different. My girls were gone, Julia out of town with my brother and sister in law, and Victoria was spending the night at my uncles house. So I figured this would be a good time for Brian and William, Father and Son, to have a fun night together.

Well Brian decided it would also be a good night to introduce William to the lovely family establishment known as Hooters.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I think everyone desires a little bit of simplicity in their everyday world. I know I do. I love a clean house. Everything in its place, looking nice and clean. And yet my house is one constant mess. As I type this I look at my desk and I have a cereal bowl, glass, christmas ornament, hair brush, lotion, cell phone, three different calendars, and dog leash.....I could go on, but I am embarrassing myself.

So I start each day with these great plans to clean the house. Put everything in its spot, and clean, clean, clean. However my day doesn't usually goes as I plan. I usually work, then have a million other things to do. But my plans and ideas are great!

Thinking about being simple. I desire the samething for my appearance. I love looking clean and put together. The clean part I always have undercontrol. The put together part....not so much.

See I don't like to blow dry my hair. However my hair is this giant frizz ball since having kids, and needs attention. A lot of attention. And that requires time. Which I don't have, and even if I did, I don't want to devote!

Makeup is usually nicely done. But I only wear mascara, so I can't act like I'm doing a super job.

Clothes. I live in jeans and t-shirts. On the rare occasion that I go out, I dress up, but I can't seem to find that perfect balance of cute t-shirt and jeans. You know the one I'm talking about, the kind of simple jeans and shirts the models or actresses wear and look totally chic. Yeah, I can't pull that off.

Where am I going with this post? I have no idea. I usually have these feelings after I go to a school function and see all of the cute moms, or I go to someones house and see how totally perfect it looks.

I guess its something to desire....a goal if you shoot for.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I'm a bit picky when it comes to lipstick and mascara. In the lipstick department, I am constantly on the look for the perfect shade, the right feel, the longlasting, non sticky.

In the mascara department I look for a perfect blend of black, that doesn't clump, and makes my lashes long and full.

For the lipstick, the perfect shade was found about three years ago. Almost at this exact time of year. My sister-in-law were shopping for her makeup for her wedding. We were at Macy's, at the Clinique counter. Now let me stop here, and say that I have never purchased anything from a counter at a department store. Unless it was clothes. I have a fear of paying high prices, hating it, and not wanting to return it. But anyways, so we are trying on stuff, and I actually found it. Uptown Nude, in All Day lipcolor. It was a perfect touch of looking like you have something on your lips, but not too obvious. Exactly what I like.

So I bought one. And there in lies the problem. It is widely known in my circle of friends, once I actually like something, it stops being made. And that is exactly what happened. So I held on to this perfect lipcolor for 2 years. Yes that might be too long, but it never got old and yucky, and I didn't use it all the time. I reserved it for those special times I wanted to look amazing.

Well in January of this year, I lost it. I was in Las Vegas, had it in my cute purse, and my purse opened and before I knew what happened my lipcolor, along with my new cell phone, fell out. Talk about ruining a night of dancing in a club. Initially I was very upset about the phone. (Still am, some little bastard had it and even tried to use it!) I never did get it back.

But the phone is replacable. Sure exepensive, but still doable. The lipcolor? Not so much. It wasn't even found on Ebay. I was crushed. But I never gave up hope.

Monday comes around, and I am doing my normal search, and I found it! There is was, on Ebay, for cheaper than the stores! I held my breath, it was a "buy it now" item. So I did, and waited on pins and needles for it to arrive.

It came yesterday. It was perfect. In the box, never used. I'm in love.

Now if I can find the perfect mascara, (and bra for that matter) my great search will be over.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


It is summertime. School is out, and the fun begins. Our summer started with a fun trip to a local carnival. It cost me $50 in tickets, but the kids had a great time. Then a nice fun day of shopping. With three kids. I think they hate me now. Followed by dinner and UFC fights with my dad and family for Father's Day.

Not bad for the first weekend I guess. This weekend is consisting of swim lessons, swim party, and trying to relax. I'm afraid my kids are going to be totally bored. It is hard to find a good balance when you work full time. However there are a lot of local things to do, we just need to carve time out to do them. And I don't think anytime is more important to spend together as a family, than summertime.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Please Pray

I have been following the life of Jacob Ryan Fahmer. And this past weekend he has passed away. He was 138 days old and born with Trisomy 18. Please pray for his family.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Idaho is a very long drive from San Jose. 11 1/2 hours to be exact. With three kids under the age of 10, the trip seems even longer. Driving at night, while being awake all day makes in unbearable.

However once you are there, it is worth it.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Newest Creation

I made this baby quilt for my sister-in-law and soon to be here neice Addision. Its a Yellow Brick Road pattern and very easy. While I'm happy with the outcome, the YBR pattern was harder than I thought, simply because there is no directions telling you were to place which block, and how to avoid this color touching that color. But it turned out really cute.

My next one will be all about lemons. So stay tuned.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I got nothing

I have nothing for you today folks. So I'm doing a Meme from Poppy.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
10 Years ago I was a senior in high school. I was 17, planning my prom.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
1 year ago I was doing pretty much the samething. Daycare, shuttling kids back and forth.

Five snacks you enjoy:

1. Chips
2. Kudos
3. Popcorn
4. Carrots
5. Chocolate

Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:

1. Don't Dream Its Over by Crowded House
2. How Can I Stop by the Rolling Stongs
3. Everlong by Foo Fighters
4. Stop and Stare by OneRepublic
5. Stronger by Kanye West

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1. Pay off bills
2. Buy a house
3. Invest
4. Move my mom here
5. Go shopping

Five bad habits:

1. Not drinking water
2. Procrastinating.
3. Worrying about things I can’t fix.
4. Stressing over things that are being fixed
5. Being Messy

Five things you like doing:

1. Quilting
2. Reading
3. Playing with my kids
4. Going to Shark games
5. Going out to dinner

Five things you would never wear again:

1. Stretch pants
2. Scrunchies
3. Tummy shirts
4. Ill fitting bras
5. Mom Jeans

Five favorite toys:

1. Computer
2. Cell phone
3. Guitar aero
4. Kitchen aid
5. Sewing machine

If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Do you give anything up for Lent? I gave up soda. Well I gave it up last year, and I gave it up this year.

I've been thinking about this. At Lent, when you give something up, are you supposed to give it up for good? Do you use it as a time to meditate on the Lord? I'm not catholic, I'm christian, but I figure I can still do Lent. Right?

And if I'm doing Lent, but my church isn't, do I practice Lent everyday but Sunday? Or do I go the full 40 days straight through, as a way to remember the 40 days Jesus was tempted. Because I really don't think Satan gave him a day off on Sunday. Right?

Any thoughts on this subject, and how you celebrate it, please share.

Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm rocking the Dots

*Job interview today. It went really great, but I'm afraid they gave me too many options for me to make a decision.

*William doesn't sleep you all know that. But now there might be an actual reason. He is seeing a specialist this coming Friday for possible tonsil and adnoids removal. I don't want him to have surgery but if we can sleep I'll be happy.

*My dogs are filthy and smelly, but I don't feel like dragging a 90 pound dog who is afraid of the water into the shower.

*Starting in one week, I won't be home any nights except Sunday. Between dance, piano, youth group, softball, choir, working out and working at the quilt store, I'll never be home.

*I wish I had more time for quilting.

*I wish I had more money for quilting.

Ah well, lets shuffle

1.You Rock My World- Micheal Jackson
2.Highway Man- Kanye West
3.Stop and Stare- OneRepublic
4.Billie Jean- Micheal Jackson
5.Everlong- Foo Fighters
6.Apologize- Timberland
7.LoveStoned- Justin Timberlake
8.Hotel California- The Eagles
9.I'll Be Waiting- Lenny Kravitz
10.No One- Alicia Keys

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger passed away last week, as I'm sure most of you know. He was an amazing actor. I enjoyed watching him. He played some amazingly tough rolls and acted as if they came naturally.

Despite the cause of his death, he was one of my favorite actors. And today I'm a little peeved at all the negative media. Someone is posing as his father to get information. There are private videos of him possibly doing drugs that the news is showing. Talk of overdose in the media.

I think its a shame that this persons personal life is dragged through the mud when he isn't even here to defend himself. Can you imagine having every stupid thing you did in your past brought up after you died?

Why can't we just let celebrities who leave this world too soon rest in peace? Why can't they be remembered for the wonderful things they did, instead of the stupid/unfortunate things they did.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

So far 2008 isn't that great

Its been roughly a month since I updated this thing, and to be honest I was just waiting for something fun and great to happen. But nothing that good has happened, so I will just regal you with what has happened this year.

Christmas was a huge bright spot. The kids were great, the food, the presents, it was all really good. It was very hectic because I hosted Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, a Fight Night, and then New Years Eve party. So I was really busy and spent most of my time cleaning but it was a lot of fun.

Brian and I went to Vegas the second week of January. It wasn't a bad trip. But it wasn't a great trip either. We flew in on a Thursday evening and got to ride in a limo. The first time ever for me, which was kinda cool. Then we met up with a few other couples who were meeting us there. Friday was spent gambling, and walking around, Saturday night was an amazing dinner at Tao. Then dancing at a club called Tabu. This is where things started to go wrong. One of the girls we went with came down with the flu, and was stuck in the hotel room for most of the trip, and while dancing at Tabu, my phone fell out of my purse, and someone decided they wanted to keep it. But I know have a new phone, so all is right in the world.

Other than that, not much has happened. At least nothing really worthy. I'm considering a job change in the fall, we are planning a cruise for our 10 year anniversary in August, and going to DisneyLand in February.

So lets hope 2008 gets more exciting.