Friday, January 30, 2009

Isaac's BFF

These are our friends Burke and Jen Evans and their son Nathan. They were very kind to bring us dinner the other night. They also stayed for a quick visit which was alot of fun. We met them when we took the Crown Financial class about 2 years ago and we've been good friends since. Here are the two BFFs.I can just see it now: 2 on 2 basketball with the daddy's!!!

A New Creation

My mother-in-law gave me a subscription to Family Cirlce Magazine for Christmas and I'm very excited about. It has great home decorating ideas and lots of recipes. One of which is my new spring wreath that I just made. The great thing about it is you can make one for any season by changing the color of the ribbon. Here's how I did it:

Pick three colors that all coordinate. I got 4 spools (4yds. each spool, 1 1/2 in. thick) of each color. Cut into lengths of 21 in. You may need more ribbon depending on how big the wreath is. I just took an old wire hanger and made it into a circle. Tie each length of ribbon into a bow around the wreath and bunch them together as you go to make it look full. It was really fun to make. It's not hanging outside yet because it's not spring yet, of course! I can't wait to put it out there though!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tagged and Tagged and Tagged again!

I've been tagged about 3 different ways in the last week and haven't had time to "do" them. SO here's my first. Elizabeth Radez tagged me. The things in bold apply to me. By Rockie:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (In Mexico)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (Luke has in Russia)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (their called "mental health days"!)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (I just stayed at the bottom)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (Just the ones we made in college)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (We came really close)
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (by my eye!)

I tag Andrea S. and Amy B. I think I'll also try and get Luke to do this, he'll have alot!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Life with 4 Kids

This weekend, my sister and her kids came to stay with us for the big Kids Exchange. What a great time we had going shopping and playing games. But OH did we see what our lives could possibly be like with 4 kids. The excitement never ended!!! But it was fun to see them interact with Isaac. I can't believe how old they are. I'm so used to talking to 2 & 3 year olds that I had a really hard time talking to Malikhi and Zhayla, the two oldest. They can reason and understand adult language and I had to make myself stop baby talking to them. Luke and I were glad to have some more people to play Mexican Train with (thanks Michele!). AND, MissyGirl also gained a cousin.....meet Duke. He also came to visit and boy was he full of energy. Whenever he and Missy started to play and chase eachother, he would leap over her easily. It was funny to watch. Here's one more just because. Isaac is all bundled up and ready to go to the Getty concert

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's Beginning to Look alot Like Christmas!

Too bad Christmas was a month ago. I've been praying for snow since October!!! God is Lord over all creation, and that includes the weather. So, though there is a place for weathermen, when it comes to snow, I believe with all my heart that God can make it snow even if it's not in the forecast. This morning we woke up to 3 inches of snow, and it just kept falling. We LOVE the snow. It makes us feel like kids!! And we were excited to take Isaac out for his first snow. Don't worry, we didn't stay for long. Here are some pictures from our adventure. Here we are, all bundled up and ready to go!FamilyPicture in the snow. Missy is all bundled up too in her corduroy jacket and sweater. Isaac with Mami and daddy. He slept the whole time we were out there. He finally woke up once inside so I sat him by the window to look at the snow. Isn't he too cute.Here's a cute video of Isaac looking out the window. If you listen very closely, you can hear Isaac "making a deposit"! Too funny.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

This One's Late

Daniel and Alinna left last Wednesday and I'm extremely late in posting about it. We all miss them dearly and it was such a whirlwind trip for them. We ate out alot! They specifically wanted Bojangles and Cracker Barrel becuase they don't have those in Cali. We hung out with both sets of families which totals about 16 people! And that meant 2 amazing games of Celebrities!!!! Luke's family threw them a "Gift Card Only" shower where people only brought gift cards (duh!) so that they wouldn't have a bunch of stuff to fly back. We were also able to have just the two of them over to our house for lunch one day and that was fun. We talked about tons of stuff, but mostly about transition to parenthood since they will be parents in June! They are going to be great parents even if Daniel refused to change diaper! His time is coming!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Luke Made This....HA!

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Precious

A Mehaffie family friend took family pictures while Daniel and Alinna were in town and she took this amazing picture of Isaac. We just can't stand it! He's soooo cute!! He looks like he's tipping his hat saying "cherry-o gov'na" or " top-a the morrrrrnin' t'ya!"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Meeting Uncle D

Daniel and his wife Alinna got married in May and moved to California. They came back to visit for a week and we were so glad to introduce Isaac to his uncle D! Isaac will have a cousin very soon as they are expecting their first in early June!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

We once again spent New Year's Eve with the Braddy's in Youngsville. It was still called the Mustache Bash, though mustaches weren't a must like last year. We had a great time hanging out and catching up with friends that we don't see that often. It was much different with Isaac this year but there were alot of kids there playing around so we didn't feel like we were burdening everyone with Isaac. In fact, he was a star!!!! Kim is due with here second in just under 2 weeks so the party ended before midnight. But again, with all the kids, the ending time was just perfect. We started to play our game of Celebrities but didn't get to finish it, but it was still fun. Here are some pics from the evening: Isaac bundled in and ready to go! Radez holding baby Isaac Guys against girls playing celebrities. Halie making sure Isaac's feet are warm with her pink boa. Isaac looks alittle concerned. After the party, we came home and watched the ball drop, except we missed it because Luke was in the kitchen and I was plugging something in. Amazing how New Year's is becoming more and more anti-climactic as we get older. But we do love hanging out with our friends. Next year it's Pajamas & Chops at the Braddy's!!!