Sunday, June 22, 2008


Tagged By Marylin

A- Attached or Single? Attached :)

B- Best Friend? Samantha and Marylin and too many to list so I'll let the picture do it..

C- Cake or Pie? I love Apple Pie and I love yellow cake with chocolate frosting so its tough to choose :)

D- Day of choice? Sunday- its part of Mark's days off and the day we usually just have hang out together

E- Essential item? Cell phone :)

F- Favorite Color? Blue or green or grey I can't choose just one :)

G- Gummy bears or worms? Bears when I was little, now neither...

H- Hometown? Born and raised in Las Vegas....but now live in Tucson

I- Favorite Indulgence? Starbucks :) and clothes .... I love to shop

J- January or July? January for sure, I hate the heat!

K- Kids? 2 Elissa and Nathen

L- Life isn't complete without? Family and Friends

M- Marriage Date?

October 29, 2005

N-Number of Bro's and Sis's? 2 Sister in those count? Otherwise I'm an only child..

O- Oranges or Apples? Apples especially with cream cheese..yumm

P- Phobias and fears? I am claustrophobic and I am afraid of the dark....

Q- Quote? "Sometimes you get shown the light in the strangest places if you look at it right." Jerry Garcia

R- Reason to smile?

S- Season of choice? Fall

T- Tag ten people?....Ummmmm my cousin Brittany and my mother in law

U- Unknown fact about me? I used to tap dance and be on a drill team...yea this white girl thought she could dance....hehe...

V- Vegetable? Brocolli ( I never know if I'm spelling it right?)

W- Worst habit? Being paranoid that people are always mad at me or that I'm always going to do something to make people mad at

X- X-ray? My jaws and teeth to see how bad my tmj is.....

Y- Your favorite food? Italian, I love my spaghetti and luckily so does Nate

Z- Zodiac sign? Sag

How to beat the heat

As many of you know living in the desert makes for some extremely HOT temps in the summer and this one is no exception. We have a pool but its never clean, also living in the desert means LOTS of dirt and BUGS, I am not a fan of either and for whatever reason having one of those 4 foot vinyl pools means impossible to keep clean no matter how much chlorine or pool shocker or algae fighter you put in it. So I decided to get creative, we have a really big trampoline next to the pool and we have a really long hose, so put the 2 together and you're bound to have some fun :)
The best part about it now is Mark has attached a sprinkler to the hose and fence and now we don't have to have a designated sprayer :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

The kids playing

On a whim this morning I decided to start taping the kids and here is what I caught :)

And here is Nate's bye-bye :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Nate is 18 Months Old!!

I took Nate for his 18 month check up yesterday and was reminded of how FAST my children are growing, Elissa will be 9 in exactly 16 days, she reminds me everyday of how many days til her birthday. I tell her to slow down and not to be in such a hurry to grow up, its just my selfish way of wanting to keep her little. Nate's 18 month well check went really well..hehe..according to the doctor him getting into every single thing in my house is completely "normal" and that it should be viewed as a wonderful thing, I asked her if she wanted to come to my house for a week and see how wonderful it is..haha..He is on the small side according to them, but I don't care, he's my big little man and he's perfect to me. He learns so many new things every single day its such a blessing to be able to see it and know that I am teaching him all the little things he needs to know. The Big thing he is doing these days is learning how to use a spoon and fork, which is by far the messiest but most fun thing to do yet. He's very stubborn, he won't let me feed him anymore, he has to do it no matter how long it takes him, I still have no idea where his stubborness comes from..hehe...(no comments from my peanut gallery please). Anyway, I just wanted to remind you all to cherish your babies, they grow so blink and a year has gone by...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The NEW and improved "fort"

Thank you so much grandma and grandpa Bush for providing the kids a Nathen "proof" fort, this one is sure to last alot longer than the others :). As you can see its big enough for even me to get into. Elissa loves it so much she has decided to sleep in it every night for the rest of the summer...we'll see how long that lasts..hehe..