Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sophia's Fortune

Sophia's class has been learning about China and Chinese New Year. One of their activities this week was making fortune cookies. Printed on the strips of paper were the beginnings of sentences.

You will travel to....
Your family will....

The kids then filled in the rest of the sentence.

My favorite was the following by Sophia:

You will find money when...You look in your Mom's wallet.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sand in our February!

The laundry is piling up
The dishes aren't done
The floors are getting sticky
I'm out of milk and probably haven't made a decent meal all week.




When we lived in Florida, I wouldn't have considered this beach weather. BUT, in the Pacific Northwest, a week filled with sun and in the mid 60's in February means Spring is coming early!! So, we took advantage and spent the week playing at some of our favorite beaches around the hood.

Valentine's Day

I'll admit I'm a total geek when it comes to birthdays and holidays, as the evidence will show...(It looks like Cupid came in and puked all over my house making it look all cutesy)

My flowers :-)

The kids Valentines and treats

I couldn't just do the dining room

Heart shaped everything food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (so dorky, I know. Luckily Jay and the kids have a sense of humor)

Hayden is 4!!

My baby boy turned 4 and it all seems to be going too fast..
At least he still has some chubbiness in the face, has some blonde hair to go with the big brown eyes, and likes to snuggle me and tell me he loves me. :-)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


So, here are a FEW photos from Christmas. For some reason my camera and my computer are not seeing eye to eye, so this is a bit delayed. Also, I've been busy doing some stuff to help Jay with business (advertising, etc).

We had a very quiet and nice Christmas this year. We did get together with friends in Portland (photos are on FB and not my blog yet due to the camera vs. computer issue). We had Grandma Jackie over early (since she was gracing my siblings with her presence for Christmas), we hung around the house and ate and played and baked and generally relaxed. We are truly blessed!

Monday, December 21, 2009

A penny saved...

I'm not sure if anyone else has tried this (or any other) website, but my sister told me about it and how much she's been saving over the last few weeks.

I signed up for the 4 week free trial. It took a bit of time to figure things out and also figure out how to work it into my lifestyle, but my sister was helpful and I'm optimistic. I saved 30% off of last week's grocery bill. It's actually pretty simple AND organized once you get going. (It helps that my sister and her SIL had some helpful tips)

I'll post my (hopeful) progress. I've decided I need to save as much as possible in this tough economy, so here goes nothin.

**BTW, if you decide to try it, please enter my email as a referral.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Baby, It's cold outside!!

It's been freezing outside!! We spent the entire day, Sunday, holed up in the house.

We drank warm drinks, had the fireplace going, watched Christmas movies, napped(my personal favorite), and the kids spent the afternoon making puppets. The girls then put on a puppet show for us after dinner. We spent the rest of the night cracking up at home videos.

...Not a bad day. :-)