Sunday, November 23, 2008


I am happy to announce that I now have 4 adorable Scouts in the family! My great husband consented (after years if saying no way, no how) to being a scout leader. He was just released from the college singles Bishopric, a calling that he loved and they loved him. I know he will be fabulous and enjoy his new calling. The bonus is how cute he looks in his uniform! I am certain he will be a true scouter because he even bought the matching Scout socks, Happy Scouting!


Over heard this weekend:
Braden: "Chandler, turn down the volume it is way too loud!"
Chandler: " I like it this loud" Braden then turns it down for Chan and takes the remote from him to which Chan replies: "Please just let me just hold it, it gives me comfort!" Spoken like a true man huh? YIKES! is what I say to all of this!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

7 Random Facts About Me

I was picked by Garin and I usually don't participate but this one seemed simple and not too taxing on my brain so here goes:

  1. It "grosses me out" to drink from a plastic ie tupperware type cup, especially milk
  2. I would rather read than watch T.V.
  3. I have always had a fear of walking into a public restroom and finding someone dead (I wonder if this could be one of the reasons I was attracted to Shawn?)
  4. I cried tears of sadness through smiles on "Soarin' over California" @ Disneyland, I was flooded with all of these amazing and happy memories of flying with my dad (the passionate aviator) and how much I miss him. So many memories and great times!
  5. I would really like to learn to surf
  6. I have zero, zip, nada musical ability
  7. When the weather gets cold I would be content to eat soup 24/7
So now you have a few very random thought on me, I pick...Jo, Kirsten, Chris K.,Bart and Desi

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Escaping to. . .

The "Happiest Place on Earth" will return next week!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

When you go 100 mph all week. . .

My Athletic Artist

Today is the last soccer game for Chan. I think we will all be happy, we have soccer burnout! Chan's favorite thing about soccer is the snacks after. Often you will see him on the field chit-chatting with other players or he will chase the cobwebs flying in the air and sometimes he gets his aggressive soccer face on and really plays (none of my children have and ounce of competitiveness in them). Sometimes after practice when Chan is all sweaty he loves the look because it makes him "look like a real soccer player"
This is his true passion- anything to do with art. His teachers are amazed. He proudly tells me that any projects he does the teachers always want to keep extra long so they can show other students and teachers (it is true). This picture was done for a postcard that they had to make for a story read in class. He loves the fact that often during lunch kids from other classes will commission him to draw the one of a kind piece for them. I see a future here!

Monday, November 3, 2008

There is hope

While helping where I could with the "Yes on 8" campaign here in California to protect marriage, it has been a bit discouraging in our little liberal city of "all things right and relevant" where people are proud to be tolerant and welcome diversity. I find that they are only tolerant when your opinion lines completely with their views, as in protecting marriage. I have felt our efforts have been somewhat wasted in my city. I was so excited when I left work in Fairfield today, in pouring rain the street was lined with hundreds of Yes on 8 supporters. I honked and waved and gave them all thumbs up and a smile as I passed their diligent faces! What a contrast and what faithful people it has taken to take a stand on this issue, one I fully believe in!! I am not a "hater" but I will take a stand to protect the definition of marriage, for me and for my children. I believe that same sex couples should have the benefits of a traditonal married couple (and they do in CA), but I think it is wrong that they think they can redefine marriage.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Party Animals

Me with my "crazy Eyes" contacts-they were really creepy and fun. A great way to intimidate any boys crushing on my girl! This picture does not do the eyes justice, it really freaks out everyone when I wear them.
We hosted about 40 9th graders at the F.H. for a Halloween bash, it was such fun with great kids. Hannah and her friends did all of the planning for it- they did an fabulous job and everyone had a lot of fun dancing, playing games , grubbing and just chilling out. The talk on Hannah's facebook is that it was the best party ever, her friends were all so thankful, as were parents to be able to party without alcohol being served and have a supervised fun place to be on Halloween. After all, it's not everyday that you get to party with a mortician at the Funeral home right?

Shawn and I were able to go as vampires to several events this year, it was great fun, we drove the hearse to a party in Sac and got a lot of strange looks!
The party planners after the event-hence the tired looks. I am so lucky to have a fantastic daughter with really great friends- we would certainly host another party with her pals!