Tuesday, January 29, 2008


trains. kiddos. sunshine.Final round of a circle journal.
some daily love.
overlooKed subject 1...complete.

Monday, January 28, 2008

its pays to stay up late.

I feel like a teenager who gets all excited when calling a radio station to request a song for the boyfriend.
sidenote. I have done this once to request a song with Delilah and I got to talk to her.
anyway, so I got this email from a band I really enjoy, Let's go Sailing ,saying they were playing on a local indie station here tonight.
So i listened in. They were awesome.
and I called in and won a handmade tote!
so cool.
so fun.
Its the new way to go to concerts for parents when you can't make it for real huh?

Sales make it all better.

2 heapings of free Craigs list
1 part supersale at Urban
6 cups Anthro
1 cup and 2 tsp of Pottery barn.

Mix together with a couple
dashes of cash, a playarea
and Happy Meals and I have
myself a good ole day.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

"mama, can we go swim outside now?"

Friday, January 25, 2008

We left our hearts in Kauai.

Some time has passed.
We have lost our tans.
The heater is on in our house.
The ocean water is freezing.
I have not donned my bathing suit in months.
Traffic is crazy.
and yes I could go on, but I am starting to whine.

Don't get me wrong, it could be way worse living than CA but still.
We were totally spoiled.
There is not a day that goes by that we don't say "when are we going back?"
With each passing day it gets closer and closer.
That's the good thing.

One sure fire way to take us there is to blast Jack.
and so that's what we do.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

i'll be damned.

Today is the first morning since I don't know when that I got up and moving before the kids woke up.
just for the record this is HUGE for the not so morning person in me.
Even tiptoed up the stairs to keep quiet.
Hoping to enjoy some Mommy time early before the day gets off and running.
Took a breath of the first sight of sun rising over the mountains and....
in about 2 minutes and 37 seconds I hear little feet coming up the stairs!

what gives?
I guess that is maybe the motivation I needed to try it again huh?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

the recap.

Pictured above...
*Anthony ironing while enjoying a view of the Vegas strip. mommy and daddy got a weekend away!!!
* the kids loving having Lito and Lita wrapped around their fingers for a week.
* Olivia and Kyan loved putting together our Valentines Day tree thanks to project 52
* finally finishing up on some projects that I got in way over my head on.
* the Long Beach Swap Meet is as cool as rumored.

Pictures were not taken when I...
*met up with this girl who is super cool!
*got rear ended.
*attended a Pre deployment meeting.
*saw the Bee Movie with the kids.

A week in the life of us i suppose.

Friday, January 11, 2008

our go to dinner.

so easy.

so delish.

The lime with cilantro and soy=perfection in my book.

and the fact that it cooks in like 3 minutes...no joke.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

just like pre-kid times.

This shot was taken:
*at our first Social D concert.
*after i caught a rose from the lead singer who by the way is old, yet can jump kick with guitar in hand like no one's business.
*by our camera that was snuck in (in our pants)
*down low.
*with drink and Starburst candies in hand.
*before we were escorted out by two huge dudes.
While exiting the venue, Anthony gave it one last shot and pleads...
"We have a 2 and 3 year old at home and all I wanted to do was take a picture Social D singing Ring Of Fire for them. It's their favorite song. Please."
I stood there thinking "oh no he di'int bring the kids into this." nice.
No sympathy was given and out to the car he went.
Great night though.
For my Social D loving friend Sara.
You know tucking a damn rose in my shirt for 3 hours while being pushed against sweaty strangers is a pain right?
Well i saved it for you.
Be on the lookout for it.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Compliments at a thirft store.

Say hello to my little friends.
My favorite earrings at the moment.
They jingle and jangle in my ear and normally that would annoy me, but it adds to their charm.
So i wore them out today with a tank, zip up sweatshirt and jeans.
A sure fire way to spruce up any outfit.
And while shopping through the thrift store, this male worker looks and me and says,
"Girl, you are rockin' those earrings. Are they gold?"
me. "pssh please. They were $3.80 from Forever 21. Thanks. You made me day."
and he did.
out of nowhere.
i love compliments like that.
Weird being the one getting them not giving them, but nice in any event.
Genuinely compliment some random person today.
and on a totally unrelated note.
see the photo above?
That's me attempting to take catchy shots.
So glad I'm doing Adrienne's Artistic Edge photo class because I need some assistance.
Fun camera. check.
skills to go with the camera. Coming soon.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Monday, January 07, 2008

A Fine Frenzy.

One cell in the sea is without a doubt my favorite cd today.

and this song.
These lyrics.

"like a shell upon the beach.
just another pretty piece.
i was difficult to see.
but you picked me."

This will read on my valentine to Anthony for sure.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

The guilty mom in me thanks you SB!

I adore Sarah Bowen and her The Best me prompts.
4 of the 5 are complete.
My last one shall be completed today at 3:50.

PS I Love you....here i come.
Pockets are filled with tissue. (thanks Stacey)

Layout to follow.

Friday, January 04, 2008

adventure to the cold.

The beach in us took a backseat today.

Because a new year always brings new adventures for us.
Conquering a trip to the snow was our first.
And to even call it snow feels a little silly, being that we do live here in California now and it's all man-made "snow"
The kids enjoyed it nonetheless.

And can just say what amateurs were are for a trip like this?
Fleece gloves.
tennis shoes.

a day to remember.
you bet!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

lesson one of 2008

Read the directions all the way through.
It pays off. I really love the crackle look that Vee has been working over and thought i would give it a whirl.
With crackle in hand, i make my first attempt.
no luck.
a few more times...no luck.

Then I placed a call to my trusty friend Sara and she told me how it worked.
If i ever have a question, this girl without fail has the answer.
With her on the phone I read the directions and just started laughing at myself.
I got excited and started painting without reading all the way through and missed the final step.

One note to self taken.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

dance party time.

getting crafty with the kids.

super simple.

free downloads.

popsicle sticks.


pipe cleaners.

and dancing.

yo gabba gabba style.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


and as the sun set on the first day of this new year, she said to herself...

"This year is gonna be good!"