Saturday, January 31, 2009

Day 31

Skyler had State Championships this weekend in San Juan Capistrano (luckily we avoided the Lancaster venue).  Although the outcome of the weekend was not so good, Skyler played some great soccer! This was his first season on Club and he loved it!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Day 30

Jim was out of town for the weekend, so this is what I did with my Friday night!  (burned 558 calories in 50 minutes..then went and ate the rest of a candy bar!)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day 29're all welcome to visit me in Sonoma when I win this year!  I feel it (like last year, and the year before that..) that this is REALLY my year!  FYI:  if you want a chance to win go HERE.  

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 28

Anyone who knows me, knows that this {picking my split ends} is ONE of my most annoying habits!  (skyler grabbed the camera and took this)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 27

Chantel has got to be the cutest pregnant person ever!!  She is all baby and soon she will join my club:  THE 3 BOYS CLUB!  {membership has it's privileges!}

Monday, January 26, 2009

Day 26

Today it was Skyler's turn for shoes/cleats!  We wondered why he was running funny lately..come to find out, his cleats were 2 sizes too small! My almost 10 year old is becoming more and more picky so this was not a fun endeavor!  (He was mad that I vetoed the $199 cleats..honestly, unless you're a pro, who needs $200 cleats!) 

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Day 25

I've never seen a kid love salad more than Jayden! 

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Day 24

Went to B.J.'s Pizza tonight with the Brays, Lundquists, and the Gharrings!  The service was horrendous so we got this enormous pazookie on the house (as well as our appetizers)!  As you can see, we didn't waste a bit! 

Friday, January 23, 2009

Day 23

Skyler had a night game tonight (and my camera doesn't have a very strong flash) so my picture was horrible, but I had to have a photo for the day, so I played around with it and made it a little abstract.  (Skyler's #16) 

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day 22

Pinewood Derby time again!  Every year I'm amazed at the involvement that goes into these cars {mainly by the fathers}!  Skyler won all his races but because of time, they didn't switch lanes for the finals and our luck, he got the slowest lane so he took 2nd for the night!  {sidenote} When it was all over, for our own satisfaction, we took the top three cars and raced them down the same lane and looked at times! {Why they didn't do that in the first place is beyond me} Skyler's was the fastest time!  So even though he didn't take the official championship, he was ultimately the CHAMP and all the dad's knew it! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Day 21

After watching Jayden at Tae Kwon Do, I suddenly had a craving for Chinese Food {the kind I don't have to make}!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 20

Jayden lost his FIRST tooth this morning!  After having it dangling for several days, he finally got the nerve to just pull it out!  

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 19

What better way to spend a day off school than to go to the January?'s been in the 80's for 9 straight days and the beach was GORGEOUS! Life is good! It just reaffirms why we pay to live in California!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Day 18

How Ryder entertains himself on Sundays!  Building a fortress with all his toys.  It goes right along his need for uniformity.  

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day 17

As bear leader..I got to go on the Mormon Battalion hike with all the cub scouts in our stake! Jealous? Go HERE to see what I did that night!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 16

Seriously, this entire week has felt like summer.  What better way to cap the week off than with the ice cream man!  Hearing the ice cream man coming up the street just takes me back to the carefree days of youth! (what? a big stick isn't $0.25 anymore..$1.50! dang that inflation!)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day 15

Jayden's first day of Tae Kwon Doe!  I think we found the perfect outlet for him!  Something that is his very own.  He was having so much fun out there and without prompting, Skyler told him he did really good! For me, that was a moment! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day 14

Took my cub scouts bowling today!  It was a blast and of course I had to kick their butts.  Yes, they're only 9, but with only a score of 135 it wasn't a very big win for me.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 13

Today was my day!  For no other reason than I wanted it to be!  Got a manicure, a pedicure (would've got a massage if I didn't have a preschooler to pick up)! Went to In-n-Out for lunch and banned all forms of cleaning! 2 new magazines came today..I just sat and read them, front to back.  I sat at the computer and learned some new things in photoshop (like brushes) and now Jim just walked in from his business trip.  Jan. 13th was a good day!  (after the post I went to the movies:  Bridal Wars, with a girlfriend..this day was great!) Did I mention it was about 84 degrees today and I wore shorts (even though my legs were pasty white)!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Day 12

I'm in love with this box!  Why did it take me 6 1/2 months to finally get a pool guy to come out and hook this up?  A simple push of a button and the spa started heating and lights started glowing!  You've got to love the simple things in life!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day 11

If you only knew the drama that was involved in securing one of these kits you would realize why I feel soooo lucky to not only have gotten 1, but 2!  Because the site that turns my blog into a book apparently doesn't work with the blogger format anymore, this kit was perfect.  All I do is put the picture in the specially made protectors and use the provided journaling blocks. Can't get more simple than that!  This might be the quickest scrapbook I ever make! (thanks to theresa for getting up early on jan.1 and going through the fiasco to order them) 

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day 10

The major part of our Saturday was spent cleaning the garage..Jim hung some more ceiling shelves (mostly because I acquired a lot more Christmas decorations this year) and I sat and critiqued.  For cryin' out loud..we have a 4 car  garage, Jim should be parking his car inside!!

Friday, January 9, 2009


...and the winner of "Mother of the Year" goes to?  Surely not me as I missed my son accepting his award for TRAILBLAZER of the Month at flag salute this morning.  NOTE TO SELF:  check backpack and actually look at the stuff in the Wednesday folder, there might be a note informing you of something you don't want to miss!! (a little ironic that they asked ME to keep it a surprise..boy did I!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Day 8

We played hooky from school today and took the kids to Disneyland, along with 30 other people from Jim's work (minus Ryder who won't be allowed into the Happiest Place on Earth until he's potty trained). Every time we go with work, we are treated to dine in the exclusive CLUB 33. (click for more info.)  Jayden's first comment, "mom, why are there so many forks and spoons by my plate?"  It was a wonderful day shared with friends and family!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 7

Jim had mutual at our house tonight. The TEACHERS were working on cooking (do MRE's count?)  These particular MRE's seemed to be packaged in 2001 and needless to say, the chicken looked less than appetizing (as you can see from their faces)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Day 6

I'm just astounded how quickly my boys can go through a pair of shoes!! {and it's not that they outgrow them, they just thrash the point where the soles are crumbling off} 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Day 5

Sad day.. Christmas came down!  I feel like I just put it up! 

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Day 4

jayden's favorite meal = tomatoes!!  {got to love the juice just rolling down his cheek}!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 3

While he was recovering, my sweet husband thought to send me beautiful "New Year's" roses! {thanks sweetie!!} you're the best..even when you're down!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Day 2

Not exactly how Jim wanted to spend one of the last days of his vacation! (He got another lower lumbar epidural..his back is not behaving again.)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Day 1 {Happy New Year's}

One of the coolest things about the Rose Parade is the fly by of the STEALTH BOMBER!