Monday, January 28, 2013

Not A Snake

But from the house and across the yard it looks like one.


A Night At El Capitan

We went down to Hollywood tonight to see Peter Pan on its limited engagement before Blue Ray comes out. The girls had fun but other than the "you can fly" song I think the movie is pretty lame.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Welcome Kodah!

James has adopted a German Shepherd/ Husky mix and has named him Kodah. Tonight Sydney drew Kodah a welcome to the family picture. The freakishly tall woman in pink is Grandma and she is watching Kodah play with his friends. Sydney was not happy when I reminded her that dogs have four legs and so she went back and fixed them-Now each dog has one green leg. Welcome, Kodah! We love you!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, Becca!

Happy Birthday, Becca! I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate you and how much I enjoy raising our kids together. They are the best of friends and I am so glad that as we grow older we continue to grow closer. I Love You!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Welcome To Zion (No Stalkers Please)

What happens when you leave after work to drive to Utah.

Our New Theme Song

 Proof that we live 3 minutes from mom's house. The "Great Divide" is now our song every morning and evening on the way home from Grandma's.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

After 8 Years

Larry and I decided to make it official ;)

Mini-Me


When I looked closely at this picture of Sydney the other day it reminded me of my high school graduation picture. I can't believe how much we look alike.

Mid-Week Funny

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How To Be A Friend By Sydney

The other morning on the way to church I listened to the following conversation:

Sydney: Brooke, when you go to church you need to put your sticker (name tag) on at the computer Brooke: OK, Sydney
Sydney: Then you need to.....pause...pause....pause..find a girl in your class
Sydney: Go to the girl and say What's your name little girl?
Brooke: OK
Sydney: Then she will tell you her name and it might be Kristie or something like that
Sydney: Then when she tells you her name she will ask you Whats your name?
Sydney: and then you say Brooke
Brooke: my name is Brooke
Sydney: Thats right, and thats how you get a friend!

 Kim: My name is Kim whats your name?
 Laura: Laura

Monday, January 14, 2013

Edamame To Go

Sydney put all of her edamame in her pocket for later.

First Solo Ride at Disneyland

Well, it was half solo, we were sitting in the back seat on Alice but they felt like really big girls.

I Couldn't Love Her More

I look at this picture and all I can think of is unconditional love.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Football At Thomas Cove

We were ready for the Ravens and the Green Bay game! Thrilled about the outcome of the Ravens game but hated seeing my Packers perform so badly!

For Ash and Laura

Bora Bora from space

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Yeah, We Won't Be Learning This

As seen on Pinterest: Cover hand in shortening to demonstrate how fat keeps animals warm in the winter.


Friday, January 11, 2013

My New Cup (Christmas Gift)


It's January 11th


And there are a million people in Pasadena that don't just have their lights up (that I get) but have them on. On 3 streets alone there were over 15 houses with lights on.



Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Wonderful New Quilt

This post could be entitled about 100 things. (1) Long Overdue Post (2) Best gift of 2012 (3) My colorful quilt (4) Why I love Andrea Braun (5) Double chin Kim (6) Well, you get the idea. Back in September when Andrea came to visit she brought me the most awesome quilt she made. It's light weight and we use it all the time! Yesterday when I got home from my trip and had such a headache the first thing Sydney brought me was "mommy's special blanket". Andrea Braun-I would have never put these colors together, you are so creative and I love, love, love this quilt!