Friday, February 27, 2015

David Thomas Would Agree

25 things you didn't know about Kelly Clarkson

Last Man Standing

Brooke won the first game and Sydney the second. The fact that Sydney easily got them to play was awesome.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Giant Yellow Bag

I discovered this giant yellow back that was bigger than Lenore's head. She said she already heard that somewhere else. How had I not received a picture of it.

Instagram Food & Travel

I am getting annoyed with Instagram and am using it far less these days. Most of those I follow now are restaurants and travel photographers.

Dang this MacNCheese looks good and there's my favorite pic from yesterday.
Some favorites:elisabparkranger, usinterior, visitutah, Australia, laurenepbath, nationalparksusa, top_la_restaurants, giadavegas, and njhenderson 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday!!!

Happy birthday to this adorable little girl! I love you Kiersten and hope you have a wonderful day!!!!! PS. Can't believe you are three-miss you

Early Flight Today

And I made the grand mistake of drinking some coffee around 8:30pm last night. I couldn't sleep at all, then Brooke had a headache around 1:00am and crawled into bed with us. (She has been having these again for about 2-3 weeks-please pray for her) I held her off and on the rest of the night, David snored extra loud. I got up at 4:50 and Brooke had peed in my bed. Happy Monday ;) Off to Phoenix and then Las Vegas.

Sydney And I Did Some Sparklers

Sydney, Mom wants you to have a really good day today! I hope someone shows this to you and that you remember how much your mom loves you!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My Baby Is Five

This girl is so much fun! I can't believe that she is five. She brings so much joy to our house every single day and I can't imagine the Thomas Family without her smile and zest for life. 

Tonight our girl wanted to play a giant game of Uno with the whole family so after dinner that's exactly what we did. 

Presents today included: Legos, life size Elsa, art supplies, Sherrif Callie, new shoes, puzzles, a game, Frozen headphones, and a 5th ornament for her birthday tree.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I Just Got Shopped

When I worked for Marriott's Residence Inn we used the expression "I just got shopped" in a dejected voice as we hung up the phone after realizing that a fake corporate worker just called and tried to make a reservation to quality check. Usually you could pick up half way through the call that it was a professional caller and your level of customer service would go up to try to recover the first part of the call. They would rate you on many different things and one to two days later you would see the shopped call on the bulletin board in the Front Office Managers office. Now, we all cared about quality but at the Residence Inn the front desk does everything from taking reservations, picking people up at the airport, check in and check out etc. so sometimes we would get called in the middle of a checkout or dealing with another customer and this hurt on a shop call score for sure. 

I am convinced that one of my employees is a shopper. Honestly every problem that could happen, happens to this employee. Everything I tell this person turns out to be wrong. Even good stuff turns bad. My only hope is that the person is a shopper for the whole organization and not me personally. PS. I just got shopped! Anxiously awaiting my survey....

Monday, February 16, 2015

Fun At The Magic Kingdom

Tuesday we headed to the Magic Kingdom for the day and I got to experience what it is like to not use Disney Transportation. It takes alot longer to get into the park and is somewhat of a hassle. After getting in we had fun going on rides and we all thoroughly enjoyed the Castle Show. After lunch and Big Thunder Mountain the Sauers left and Brooke and I spent the afternoon getting autographs-She had so much fun doing that! 

4 Parks, 1 Day!

 On Monday it rained from about 1:30PM until at least 9:00PM. There was no way that Rachel could take Kellan out in the rain so we decided that I would take Brooke and Nathan out. We started by putting on ponchos and heading to Hollywood Studios. There we went on the Movie Ride (shocking no line since it's an inside ride and queue) and Star Tours before heading to the Starbucks and then going over to Epcot. It was wet and a bit cold. 

At Epcot we went on Living with the Land (Didn't see any giant lemons but did some giant cucumbers-James) and then had dinner and went on Spaceship earth-hilarious pictures below. 

On the way to the Magic Kingdom so Nathan could ride the Mine Train Brooke announced that she had lost her Magic Band-I managed to not get too mad considering I had told her to put it back on when she took it off in the bathroom. Fortunately, guest services was prepared and we were able to get into the Magic Kingdom with no problem. We were so excited that they let the kids ride together on the Main Train, fireworks went off and they loved it so we went again (Line was less than 30 minutes), after the Mine Train we headed to Big Thunder and then got ice cream and saw a little bit of the Electrical Light Parade on the way out-it was awesome. Leaving Nathan announced, "I can't believe we went to all four parks in one day-this is the best". Indeed, Nathan. Good Times.

Relaxing at the Hotel

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Animal Kingdom: 2 for 3 on Thunder Storms

We continue to love Expedition Everest! It was a good day until it started pouring, Rachel and I ran through the park with the four kids and got them to the car as quickly as we could. Fun times-Brooke was thrilled to get Rafiki's autograph.

Catching Up On Blogging....

I ran across these pictures and couldn't remember anything about them until I noticed a background painting that reminded me of the slowest service ever at Old School in Pasadena. I think we waited an hour and a half for our meal. This was our second trip there, and we're done.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Heading to Tampa

Brooke and I headed to to Tampa last Sunday to spend some time with the Sauer family. The cousins immediately got down to business and started running around and playing. We had an awesome time but one of my favorite moments was a late night walk I took with Rachel, sans all the kids ;)

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Kids Gym: I Really Hate The Slogan

The girls love the kids gym by our house but I really really hate their slogan. I just don't get it, there is nothing wrong with saying I'm sorry and when you have kids running crazy, chances are "I'm sorry" is going to need to be said at somepoint.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Long Weekend Fun

We spent the day at Disneyland with Matt, Kim and lots of Frozen Fun at Disneyland. After Disneyland we drove to Del Mar for a weekend trip to San Diego. The funny thing is we never made it into San Diego but we did make it to Legoland the next day. Legoland was crowded but fun, Julia joined with her daughter and it was good to see her and the kids enjoyed having a friend,