Thursday, November 30, 2006


so who are the geniuses working at Old Navy?
Bringing super, yummy , chocolate covered goodies in this store for only 5 dollars. for real. so smart or i am just a sucker for anything sweet.

i am eating this goodness ( the piece in the above picture) as i am typing and feeling a bit gulity at the same time.
it was a good deal.
it tastes awesome and is so festive.
huge but.
this was suppose to be a stocking stuffer for someone else.
guess i need to go shopping again.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

a maui good time

the boys enjoying the Maui Ocean Center's turtles.IRL...loved meeting up with Miss D bird herself. She is ultra cool. I have to say that i am a huge nerd and was so nervous. When we saw eachother we just hit it off though. Talking and laughing and just hanging out. Its probably a good thing we do not live on the same island because we could do some major shopping damage. and can you imagine combined shipping...oh yea! I hope we can for sure meet up again and do some scrappin. i had a blast, even though our visit was short. and thanks Anthony for taking the kids to Happy Feet, even though they were not so happy while watching it.Uncle guy checkin out the fish with the wee onesthis time last week we were packin up to island hop over to Maui for Thanksgiving with my brother, Sil and nephew Logan. We had such a fun time.
it started in the airport with miss Olivia, the flight attendant wanna be, trucking her toys. Loved seeing that.
Then we enjoyed a beachside, potluck style Thanksgiving. Yummy!!!
More time was spent shopping, eating, and enjoying the beach. It was so wonderful to see all the cousins playing together. There is nothing as special as time spent with family. It will be nice when we all live closer and can do it more often.

so now we are in full gear Christmas mode.
tree. check.
decorations. check.
music. check.
feeling of comfort and joy. check, check.
stockings hung. check x 4

I know its not even December yet, but man i love me some Christmas time joy!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

for real?

this is one of my most favoritest pictures ever!!

took it at the HNL airport and am so tickled that she is a ham for the camera and i could get a photo like this.

i used to be a flight attendant and there's my little girl being like one.

***aaahhhh this***

had a great weekend
have lots to share
be back soon.

got alot to do while the kiddos are nappin.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

thankful am i

in no particular order really...just a few things i am thankful for this year.
my health
my precious babies
my loving husband.
our safe and happy home

this can of cranberry sauce...yummy
my family....every one of them.
that i still am my daddys little girl.

that i just killed a flying cockroach in our house. can't have those flying around when i fall new nephew that should be born anyday.

the beautiful beach we call our backyard.
my mom's english boyfriend that is visiting her and keeping her so happy.
that i have almost lost all of my pregnancy weight...whew.
that i am learning to run. still hating it, but learning to accept it in my life.

Most of all....
the love and support of all my friends and family.
my life would be so empty without your relationships.

Happy turkey day to all.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

its the most wonderful time of the year.

i know, i know.
its not even Thanksgiving and already I am Christmas bound and giddy. Hence the holiday colors on the blog even.
Just got back from my weekly Costco run and got this Martha Stewart Holiday gift mag and whoa!!
my poor husband sat with me watching football while I ewwwwed and ahhhhhed over this thing.
so many beyond great and simple ideas for holiday gifts and even recipes.
minty marshmellows?!? Who wouldn't love those in their hot cocoa?
mmmm. i can smell it already and feel the warmth in my hands.
not i like i need warmth here because it was in the 70's today, but i can blast the AC, bundle up and make me some right?
this mag is only 7 dollars ( 30% off that if you buy it at Costco) and is so well worth it.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

i can post again.

dang...blogger was not wanting to work with me the past few days, but i am here now.

still working on the circle journal thing with the best group of girls out there.

just finished Michelle Guray's and dang that things a beauty! next i'm due to get Alex's and can hardly wait.

i love these things.

so anyway, we have this post going where we can say "hey" and i was curious as to what everyone's scrap area looked like and to hear where everyone scraps. we have a super long living room and we split it in half with the couch and so the backside of the room is our office/scrap area. i was ecstatic when a local restaurant went out of business and i got a huge metal rack for my organizer boxes and a gigantic table for workspace that i covered for super cheap. yipee. about 6 years ago when we lived in Virginia, i used our coffee table and would have to do the pack up..then bring out game. fun times. its funny how this hobby can take over some major space, but for good reason though. right?

don't i look like a little wimp gangster in the one photo? it made me laugh though so i thought i'd share it.

since taking those pics the other day, i cleaned up a little and found some projects that i have been wanted to do forever. So i stuck my heels in and made Kyan's name. Forgot how easy those things are and am so glad i finally finished it for his room. Poor boy. Its so much funner to decorate a girly girl room and so i have long had Olivia's done and now i have got to push to get his all fun like. one step down, many more to go.

also in crazy news here... we had a tsumami watch here again yesterday. eeekks. We got a call at 5 am but luckily it passed with minimal results. Below is an article that was in the paper and for sure got me a little rattled.

Story:Mini-tsunami has minimal effect on Kaua'i Surfers and fishermen noticed a tidal change that exposed reefs after yesterday's tsunami, but no damage, injuries or severe flooding werereported on island, officials said. The only reported flooding was a 21/2-foot swell that flooded a parkinglot at Nawiliwili Harbor, according to Mary Daubert, county spokeswoman. For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:

the key word in there in MINI. yikes. any at all is too much for me.

The whole warning got me thinking about how i need to be more prepared now. A little good comes out of everything right?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

ideas are a flowin'



i got this catalog in the mail yesterday and am in awe.

the christmas ornaments in here have my mind spinning.

gotta make something cool like that soon.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

november 8th here

WIshing a huge, big, gigantic happy birthday to my mother in law Vera who is celebrating her 60th today. I hope you are truly enjoying your special day and we'll have to do a belated celebration when we come to Dallas for Thanksgiving.
Happy birthday to Jamie (kokopuffs) too. Made you this little goodie bling tin filled with some fun embellies. It will be coming your way soon. Happy day!!!fun news for me too. I was asked to be a guest designer at a challenge website called Beyond Appearances and this is my can check out the details here... what a fun thing to join in with you girls....thanks!

Monday, November 06, 2006

just a another day here

not much is new really.

mom always says "no news is good news"

took the kids to gym playgroup this morning.

mailed off some goodies.

enjoying listening to tunes on my ipod.

hanging out in the sun and so glad its not cold here.

sending my warm juju your way if you are where its cold.

bummed that the Bachelor is not on tv tonight.

heading to craft night soon though and that'll be fun.

proud of my husband for finishing this 10 mile run 1st in his age group ...go baby go!
thinking how fun it would be to make a mini book of all his race stuff...hmmm.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

enabler alert (nsbr)

ok for real?
i got this email and thought my friend was joking.
checked it out... its for real!
makeup for one dollar.
yes you read it right, 1 dollar.
check it here...

it seems as though the company is just starting up and wants to get their name out there.
worked on me.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

and a happy Halloween it was.

a chance run in with
Britney Spears, K-fed, and
baby sean. Can you believe
gooey twix filled baby boy fingers.

Old school candy..Hello?? made my night for sure. Even my tongue was filled with colors from the Razzles!! loved it!

And then my little unicorn. So precious. Thank goodness that we have dress up costumes because after she changed her mind about being Dora, the Unicorn came in quite handy.
she looked so cute running around with her little pumpkin pail and saying Trick or Treat in her shy girl voice.
i loved every minute of it.
Even Anthony and i dressed up for the night. I tried to figure out how to be Fergie but couldn't think of a way to not look trampie. She can pull it off, but i sure don't have the body or the courage with two young kids to give it a whirl.
i did go as a skydiver though. So less cool but the look worked due to Anthony's gear .
Anthony at the last minute made himself into a rubics cube. i'll just not even go into detail, but it was a sight to see.

what a great way to end the month!!