Tuesday, October 31, 2006


secretly, i was hoping kyan would start walking more on his own by today.

so close but not quite.

i can't wait to see my two little ones running about together.

he sure does love pushing around Olivia's shopping basket filled with girlie things though.

pink glitter purse and all.

secure in his boyhood i suppose.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

pump it..


pump it.


gotta love the black eyed peas.

We carried their fun spirit into Halloween this year at our house.

Anthony and Kyan dressed up as black eyed P's for the kids party the other night and looked awesome. Surprisingly Kyan did not mind the black around his eye either which was a huge plus.

The coolest part is that they won best family costume and a 20 gift cert. too.

Olivia dressed up as Dora but threw a huge fit on the way. Basically, she showed up in shorts and shirt because she had torn all the accessories off on the walk there. oh fun times of a two year old, i'll tell ya.

Tonight we put out some more decorations and are so ready for the actual Halloween on Tuesday. I think i may find a way to dress up as Fergie and really carry out the whole Black eyed peas motif.

isn't it crazy how Halloween goes on and on now. I don't know about you, but there have been tons of parties and garb for this holiday. I love it, but it feels like Halloween is a week long affair this year.

Before i know it all the fall stuff will be down and it will be full blown Christmas time. Wow, how time flies.

Hope everyone has a great Halloween.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


"all these changes make me feel like i am going through puberty all over again"

from the mouth of my neighbor, aida, who scrapbooked for the first time this week and got her hair chopped off.
I wish i could be as witty as her sometimes. I've told her that she needs to journal on my pages the way she tells stories....always hilarious and clever.

I used to be the only one around where i lived that scrapbooked and now its spreading like wildfire. We even have a group that gets together every other monday night. Its always so fun to see the different things everyone comes up with.

thats the magic of scrapbooking ...i love it

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Monday night bliss

we'll welcome to 2006 for us.

we are not the ones to run out and buy new things, especially big things, but with the opening of Costco and a coupon ANthony could not resist.
This mack daddy tv is quite the treat for him. Its been 12 years since he bought a new tv so he figured it was time to upgrade. Having HD (high definition) on a flat panel is beyond words.
especially for the kids while watching Dora the Explorer...dang.
I was never so spoiled as a kid. But i guess its a family spoil so we are all lucky.
WAtching football on it last night was crazy!!! you can see every detail, including sweat and other delightful things you'd rather not.
Maybe it was good tv juju i had, because i won again this week in Fantasy football.
I am the only girl in the league, so i really love when i win. and there is money at stake so thats a plus for my competitive spirit.
**not to mention I got my first Circle Journal in the mail from Heidi and WOW.
i had seen pics of it on your blog girl, but it blew me away in real life.
love it so and hope to work on my entry tonight. yipee!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

seeing this...

...makes me so happy. Seriously.

like the warm and fuzzy, wanna grin ear to ear happy.
Those smiles are priceless and wow, isn't my step mom a bathing beauty.
she'll hate that i put this on here, but i love it.

I grew up never knowing my grandparents and am so thankful that my kids get to spend such quality time with their's.

We had such a wonderful visit with my parents while they were here. Nothing is like seeing my kids hug up to them.

warm fuzzies again....ahhh.

Sad to say, I have not had a chance to start my class at Shimilles yet, but i am thinking about moods and this feeling of happiness is for sure going on my happy page. Hopefully this weekend i'll be able to work on the booklet a little more.

fun times.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

big day here...


today was the grand opening of Costco here on Kauai.

It has taken forever, but it is here and it is grand.

so awesome to have some reasonable prices.

for real.

just a quick example.

gas price pre costco...$ 3.38


are you kidding....such a change and now more money to spend on scrap goodies.

after shopping with tons of people with permagrins, I overfilled my cart with lots of fresh fruits, veggies, meats, kids food snacks and lots of other yummy things.
As i was drooling over the size of the fresh prawns ( banana size..no joke), a man passed by and said " wow, this Costco opening is bigger than Hurricane Inikiwas in 1991." Damn. I was not here for the Hurricane thanks goodness, but i for sure got what he was saying...too funny.

gotta love it!!!

Monday, October 16, 2006

we clean up ok

ahhh...what a breath of fresh air.

Anthony and I had a Navy Ball to go to at the Grand Hyatt and decided to stay the weekend. My parents were so sweet to fly out from Idaho to watch the kids while we had a weekend away. Mind you..this is our first time away from the kids for more than a few hours, for over 2 YEARS...LONG OVERDUE.

We had such a fun time and felt like young kids in love again. What a rejuvinating thing for us. We enjoyed the pool, drinks and relaxing more than words can say. Saturday night, we got all dressed up and danced the night away. Dang i love dancing with my man.

If you ever come and visit Kauai and are looking for somewhere heavenly to stay...check this place out.http://kauai.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/index.jsp

Due to the late night and wonderful drinks, we slept through the quake that took place on Sunday morning. Thank goodness, because otherwise i would have run home crying for my kids. Pretty scary considering quakes are not a common thing here in Hawaii. I just thank my lucky stars that everything is ok. THanks to all of you that called or emailed concerned for us. So sweet.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

sign me up

oh yea!
i signed up for an online class at Shimelle and am so excited.
the whole deal with the class is to really get to know yourself and things that make you tick.
also i am thrilled to know i will have a book for my kids to see when they get older of what i was like. so cool.
I am working on the notebook now and on the 15th....let the mini book begin. http://shimelle.com/classes/

on another way cool note:
i am doing a circle journal with some A*mazing girls over on two peas. Deanna, aka D-bird, asked me to join in and i can hardly wait to do this. It will be my first one so wish me luck that i do it all right. The theme of the book is life-isms and noting some of the quotes and life lessons that are most meaningful to you...yipee.

off i go to get started!!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Grace Kelly here..

I am not usually one to do these, but I had time to and thought what the heck.
Yea, sure, and she's exactly what I look like everyday too.

Which movie star are you?

This is fun!....Ladies only
Ever wonder which movie star you are most like?
Don't read ahead please!

Well, a team of researchers got together and analyzed the
personalities of movie stars.

That gathered info has been incorporated into this quiz.

There are only 10 questions so it doesn't take long.
Number your paper from 1 to 10, then answer each question with the choice that most describes you at this point in your life, and then add up the points that correspond with your answers.

Send this to all of your friends (including person who sent it to you) with your star's name in the subject line.

And don't be a butt and ruin the fun by not responding.
Don't look ahead or you will ruin the fun!

1. Which describes your perfect date?

a) Candlelight dinner for two
b) Amusement Park
c) Rollerblading in the park
d) Rock Concert
e) Have dinner & see a movie
f) Dinner at home with a loved one

2. What is your favorite type of music?
a) Rock and Roll
b) Alternative
c) Soft Rock
d) Classical
e) Christian
f) Jazz

3. What is your favorite type of movie?

a) Comedy
b) Horror
c) Musical
d) Romance
e) Documentary
f) Mystery

4. Which of the following jobs would you choose if you were given only these choices?

a) Waiter/Waitress
b) Sports Player
c) Teacher
d) Policeman
e) Bartender
f) Business person

5. Which would you rather do if you had an hour to waste?

a) Work out
b) Make out
c) Watch TV
d) Listen to the radio
e) Sleep
f) Read

6. Of the following colors, which do you like best?

a) Yellow
b) White
c) Sky blue
d) Teal
e) Gold
f) Red

7. Which one of the following would you like to eat right now?

a) Ice cream
b) Pizza
c) Sushi
d) Pasta
e) Salad
f) Lobster Tail

8. Which is your favorite holiday?

a) Halloween
b) Christmas
c) New Year's
d) Valentine's Day
e) Thanksgiving
f) Fourth of July

9. If you could go to any of the following places, which would it be?

a) Reno
b) Spain
c) Las Vegas
d) Hawaii
e) Hollywood
f) British Columbia

10. Of the following, who would you rather spend time with?

a) Someone who is smart
b) Someone with good looks
c) Someone who is a party animal
d) Someone who has fun all the time
e) Someone who is very emotional
f) Someone who is fun to be with

Now total up your points on each question:

1. a-4 b-2 c-5 d-1 e-3 f-6
2. a-2 b-1 c-4 d-5 e-3 f-6
3. a-2 b-1 c-3 d-4 e-5 f-6
4. a-4 b-5 c-3 d-2 e-1 f-6
5. a-5 b-4 c-2 d-1 e-3 f-6
6. a-1 b-5 c-3 d-2 e-4 f-6
7. a-3 b-2 c-1 d-4 e-5 f-6
8. a-1 b-3 c-2 d-4 e-5 f-6
9. a-4 b-5 c-1 d-4 e-3 f-6
10. a-5 b-2 c-1 d-3 e-4 f-6

NOW, take your total and find out which Movie Star you are:

(10-17 points) You are MADONNA: You are wild and crazy and you know it. You know how to have fun, but you may take it to extremes. You know what you are doing though, and are much in control of your own life. People don't always see things your way, but that doesn't mean that you should do away with your beliefs. Try to remember that your wild spirit can lead to hurting yourself and others.

18-26 points) You are DORIS DAY: You are fun, friendly, and popular! You are a real crowd pleaser. You have probably been out on the town your share of times, yet you come home with the values that your mother taught you. Marriage and children are very important to you, but only after you have fun. Don't let the people you please influence you to stray.

(27-34 points) You are DEBBIE REYNOLDS: You are cute, and everyone loves you. You are a best friend that no one takes the chance of losing. You never hurt feelings and seldom have your own feelings hurt. Life is a breeze. You are witty, and calm most of the time. Just keep clear of back stabbers, and you are worry-free.

(35-42 points) You are GRACE KELLY: You are a lover. Romance, flowers, and wine are all you need to enjoy yourself. You are serious about all commitments and are a family person. You call your Mom every Sunday, and never forget a Birthday. Don't let your passion for romance get confused with the real thing.

(43-50 points) You are KATHERINE HEPBURN: You are smart, a real thinker. Every situation is approached with a plan. You are very healthy in mind and body. You don't! take crap from anyone. You have only a couple of individuals that you consider "real friends". You teach strong family values, keep your feet planted in them, but don't overlook a bad situation when it does happen.

51-60 points) You are ELIZABETH TAYLOR: Everyone is in awe of you. You know what you want and how to get it. You have more friends than you know what to do with. Your word is your bond. Everyone knows when you say something it is money in the bank. You attract the opposite sex. Your intelligence overwhelms most. Your memory is the next thing to photographic. Everyone admires you because you are so considerate and lovable. You know how to enjoy life and treat people right.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

wholly paparazzi

no famous paparazzi here, just my husband a little camera happy.
we were out front relaxing with some friends and click click went the camera.
a silly picture but it shows the genuine me..not just me posing for a picture, which is rare in and of itself......Anthony loves the candid ones.
he also enjoyed taking photos of our dog, a huge frog,cars in the pitch black and other random things.
thanks goodness for fun friends, a little adult beverage and a baby monitor.