Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Here is a picture of our family on Christmas Sunday. I sang with the choir, and we actually sounded pretty good!! The kids also sang a couple songs. It was a nice day. Everyone looked so nice. You can kinda see my pregnant belly in this picture.
Thanks Auntie M for taking our picture!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Last year some of you may remember the picture of the kids with Santa and my little one Pebbles screaming her head off and freaking out. If not...or to see it again, click here. Well, this one's not too shabby! I'm standing right next to her and all she kept whispering was, "Mommy!" It was cute!!!
We also had another event happen recently. My parents have a family night every year and we have the kids put on the Nativity. I did this when I was a kid and the tradition still lives on! We rotate who gets to be who. This year, E-man was Joseph, Bug was Mary, TJ was a shepherd and Pebbles was an angel. I didn't get a good picture with all the kids (so maybe any of my family reading this that got one could email me a copy! :-) ) Anyways, the kids did a great job. My nephew was a wise man and my other two nieces were also angels. It was a very nice night! I love family get-togethers!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I want to know what your favorite Christmas song is. My favorite this year is "O Holy Night" by Josh Groban. I love the way he sings it. So beautiful!! So, what are some of your favorites? I would love to hear! And, just maybe the next time you visit my blog you will hear it playing!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I want to list a few things that I am thankful for. For starters, I am so thankful for my family. My husband is my best friend and I couldn't ask for a better companion. He takes such good care of me and the kids. He is very hard-working. I am glad that I get to spend the eternities with such a wonderful man! I love my children. They make life crazy...I mean, fun! They are each special in their own way. I am especially thankful for this little one growing inside me. I think I finally felt the baby move yesterday! What a blessing it is to be a mother and to be able to carry a life inside of you! I can't wait until the baby starts kicking. I love my parents, my siblings, and allllll my in-laws. They are all so important to me and my life wouldn't be complete with each and every one of them. I am thankful for friends. I have been blessed with many friends over the years. I am thankful for the ones that I have kept in touch with over the years and also for the new friendships that I have made. It's so nice to have friends around.
So, I guess it's on to Christmas. We started decorating today. Makes it nice that we have 2-3 days to decorate. The kids were a little bonkers...probably too excited about all the decorations. I am looking forward to Christmas. I haven't really been thinking too much about it. But, I am looking forward to it, nonetheless. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy the Christmas season with your family and loved ones!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wow!! What a fun night!! All the girlies came over to my house and we listened to the soundtrack and ate munchies. My sister posted up pictures around the house and made a Twilight banner. It was fun!! Then we all tattooed ourselves (mom included!! pictures to come...) and we were out the door. We got to the theater around 8:30 and we were already pretty far back in the line. What the heck! Plus, the security guards wouldn't let us sit on the ground...LAME!! We got into the theater a little before 10 and the only place that didn't have seats saved was the very front section. That's right, folks, we sat 4 rows from the front. Edward was HUGE!!! hahah!! I really enjoyed the movie. Obviously you can't fit a 500+ book into a 2 hour movie. But, I did like what they did. Oh, and did I mention how HOT all the Cullen boys are?!? Oh my goodness!!! So hot!! I could have me a little Emmett! Jacob wasn't too shabby either. It will be interesting to see him in the next movie since he will be the star.
Anyways...LOVED IT!! I would like to go see it again, when I'm not so close! I enjoyed the night together with the girls. Yes, we did go out to breakfast after so that we could all chat. We weren't really too hungry, but it was still fun. Thanks girlies for a fun night!!
For those that haven't commented yet...what did you think? I hope you had a great time!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tonight is the night!! I am super excited! My 2 sisters, mom and 2 sister-in-laws and I are going together! We are having a little party at my house before we go to the BELLA terra to see the midnight showing! I really enjoyed the first book. I'm still working on the 3rd (I know...everyone else is mad at me too!!), so I need to get reading! I am going to be super tired because we are going out to breakfast afterwards. My sister (who is also pregnant) and I decided that we are going to nap in the theater before the movie starts!! Ya right...like that could really happen!! Anyways, I will post about the movie tomorrow! This is such a huge hit! And, according to my poll, a lot of you are seeing the movie tonight as well. Maybe I will see you there!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
1. American Idol
2. Dancing with the Stars
3. So You Think You Can Dance?
5. Lipstick Jungle
6. Grey's Anatomy
8. How I Met Your Mother
8 Favorite Restaurants
3. Olive Garden
5. Red Robin
6. Boston Market
8. El Pollo Loco
8 Things That Happened Yesterday
1. Had family dinner with the Bremer side...YUM!
2. Played the piano at church
3. Saw an old friend
4. Made a Pumpkin Cake dessert...another YUM!
5. Went to bed early
6. The Cowboys won
7. Went to choir practice
8. Talked to my mom on the phone
8 Things I'm Looking Forward To
1. My new little baby
2. Twilight on Thursday!
3. My ultrasound...hmmm...should I find out what I'm having?!?!
4. Working on my Christmas gifts and cards
5. Scrapbooking...I think I've forgotten how to do it...it's been so long!
6. Listening to Christmas music
7. My husband's raise in January and bonus in December
8. The day when my kids will behave themselves...ya, I know...YA RIGHT!!!
8 Things On My Wish List
1. A new wallet
2. A new diaper bag/purse
3. A vacation
4. A better camera
5. Bigger bedrooms for the kids...this new baby is sleeping in the bathroom!!
6. To be caught up on my scrapbooking
7. A new sewing machine or serger
8. To be thin again!
8 People I Tag
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Oops...I guess I should have put an option on my poll for those that are not going to see the movie. Sorry Carina!! :-)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I know...I know...I'm really late at posting this. We had major computer problems but now we are all good.
Anyways, we had our 4th annual spooky dinner right before Halloween. We invited my brother and his wife and my cute little nephew. We had bloody worms and eyeballs (spaghetti & meatballs), mummy fingers (breadsticks) and slime (lemonade) for our meal. We froze spiders in our ice cubes (my brother was NOT a fan of that). We had a lot of fun. We read a couple stories afterward and I made a Ghosts in the Graveyard dessert. It was a really fun night.
The first 2 years we did it with just our family. Last year we had Ryan's sister and her family. It's been so much fun and we have enjoyed carrying on the tradition! Thanks family for a really fun night!!!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Today I took my little girl to see High School Musical 3. I have to admit...I loved the movie! Super cute! Loved the songs...everything!! She liked it to. I love all the movies! I miss doing that in high school (pop concerts...singing and dancing). I know...I'm a sap...I totally cried in the movie!! haha!! Can't wait to own this one on DVD!! We had a great date together!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We had our ward party the other night. The kids looked so cute in their costumes! Even Ryan and I dressed up! (I made those costumes!) The kids got so much candy...and it's not even Halloween yet! We did trunk-or-treating (which is car to car) and I got 4x the amount of candy. E-man went around 4 times! Good grief!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
On a brighter note...THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING...THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!!! I am so excited! I love all the holidays...especially because I get to decorate my house. Right now there are tons of cobwebs everywhere and a skeleton hanging from the ceiling, just to name a few. The kids are excited about their costumes. We will have an Ariel, a Snow White and 2 pirate skeletons. We have our ward party on Saturday night. The kids are off school on the 30th and 31st (I know...LAME!). Plus they aren't allowed to wear their costumes to school. Fine times are ahead!
So, what's your favorite fall/winter holiday? Take my poll and let me know (or for you google readers, leave a comment!).
Let the holidays begin!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Anywho, I just wanted to document my awful day. I'm only 10 weeks!! I hope this yuckiness stops soon!! The things we go through to bring these precious children into this world!!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
So, not the greatest picture, but here you go. This is a picture of me when I was in the play "Beauty and the Beast" in April 2007. It was the best time of my life!! I had so much fun! I am a villager in this picture. I was "lady with babies"...how appropriate. So, that is what I am holding, wrapped up in blankets. I loved every minute. Later on in the play I was the Salt Shaker. I got to do a death drop with the pepper. It was so awesome!!! Ok...I'll stop typing about it now! Obviously you can tell it was a wonderful experience for me!! LOVED IT!!
TAG IF YOU THINK THIS SOUNDS FUN!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The kids had school pictures taken this past week. Now that I have three in school, everything is triple the amount. The cheapest package was $14. That included a class picture, 1 3x5 and 4 wallets. Ya...my family is WAY bigger than that. So, if you wanted to add anything to that package or choose another package, the price just sky-rocketed! I couldn't believe it!! So, while the guys were gone Saturday night at Conference, the girls came and hung out here. Thanks to my 2 sisters (Wendie for hair and outfits; Jamie for background and lighting...and both for posing), we captured some great pictures! Now I don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get the pictures for everyone in the family! I bought pictures of different sizes for all 3 kids and it cost less than the cheapest package!! So crazy!! I posted the best pictures of the three kids. I must say that they turned out FABULOUS!! Don't 'cha think???
P.S. - I took the pictures myself!! :-)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Everyone always says that they have to write down some of the things that their kids say. Well, I have 2 to blog about right now. My little one is 2. She was in the shower with me the other day and I was throwing up (yuck...I know!) and she just kept saying, "Bless you!" So cute!! I wish that's all it was!! Then, tonight at dinner we had baked potatoes. I scooped the potato out of the skin, grated some cheese on top and put some chili on the side and gave it to her. She pulled a piece of chili out and showed it to me and said, "Pooh-poohs!" Too funny!!!
By the way, I go to the doctor tomorrow, so I will post about that then. I will have an actual due date and how far along I am...for all of you who are dying for the details!! Thanks for caring!
Friday, September 26, 2008
So, I have a wonderful story that goes along with us deciding to get pregnant. Some of you said that you thought I was done. Well...that means that you never talked to me about it because I have always been on the fence. I never felt like I was completely done. Ryan on the other hand wasn't open to discussing it. So, here's the story. Ryan's dad passed away in May. About a month or so after he passed away, Ryan had a dream about him. He was holding the hand of a little child. Ryan didn't tell me about the dream...I think he was a little scared about what it meant. Then about a week or so later I started having baby dreams. Ryan and I talked about it and he told me about his dream as well. We decided that we should pray about it. Sure enough we felt so strongly that we were to start trying. I have had 1 cycle since stopping the pill (too much info??? sorry!). Here's the very interesting part. My due date is the day that Ryan's dad passed away. Can you believe that? I guess when it's meant to be, it's meant to be, huh?
Well, that's my story....and I'm sticking to it!!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Anyone in need of an organizer?? I have a referral for you!! She's trying to start up her own business!!
Thanks Tiff!!! You're the best. So...what room can we do next?!?!?!!?! :-)
Friday, September 19, 2008
My husband celebrated his 10-year anniversary with his company earlier this year. A couple months ago they honored him with a certificate and a gift card to Tiffany's!! A $350 gift card, I might add!! So, what does he do? He found this beautiful necklace for me...with the help of my sisters (thanks Jamie & Tiff!). What a sweetheart, huh? It's absolutely beautiful!! I will have to post a picture later of me wearing it. I love it!! Thanks honey...I love you to pieces!!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
I have been teaching for about 6 or so years and have been playing the piano since I was 12. I truly enjoy teaching children. I love to see the look in their eyes when they get it or play a song that they know. Anyways, I am recruiting students, so if you are interested...you know what to do!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
My parents always forget about Grandparents Day, but we always seem to remind them! It was this past Sunday. We sang a cute little song for them that I found on the internet. The song is sung to "Take me out to the Ballgame". It goes like this:
Let's go see our Grandparents
Take us there for a while.
Mommy & Daddy both need a break.
We'll play games and we'll stay up real late!
Oh, we'd like to thank our Grandparents
For all the things that they do.
So it's time to say.............."You're the Best!
And that WE....LOVE....YOU"!!!!
Cute huh? I took picture of the kids with my parents and with my mother-in-law. It was a nice day. We had my mother-in-law over for dinner. We gave them a singing card and a cute little book about Grandparents. I hope they liked it!!!
Your Gangsta name (1st three letters of your real name plus izzle, favorite ice cream & Fav type of shoe):
Melizzle Mint Sandal
Your Native American name (fav color, fav animal):
Your NASCAR name (1st names of grandfathers):
Stripper Name (Fav perfume/scent, fav candy): Ici Reeses
Soap Opera name (middle name, street you live on):
Star Wars name (1st 3 letters of last name, 1st 2 letters of first name): Breme (well that's kinda lame!!!...almost my last name...oh well!!)
TV Weather/Anchor name (5th grade teacher's last name, major city that starts with same letter): Broderick Boston
Spy name (fav season, fav flower): Summer Carnation
Cartoon name (Fav fruit, article of clothing you are wearing now): Strawberry Pajama Pants
Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast, fav tree):
Super Hero name (2nd fav color, fav drink): Yellow Lemonade
Witness protection name (parent's middle names):
Goth name (black, name of one of your pets): Black Keemo
Movie Star name (1st pet's name, 1st street name):
Iraqi name (2nd letter of first name, 3rd letter of mom's maiden name, 3rd letter of dad's name, 1st letter of a sibling's first name, last letter of mom's first name): Ermjd
Rock Star name (first pet, current car): Boots Astro
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Let's just face it...I love comments!!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Or...as Ryan says, "We're free at last!" The kids had a fun first day of school. They all really like their teachers. I have a 4th grader, a 2nd grader and a little Kindergartener!! It is so nice to have them back in school again...back on a routine. It will be weird to have only 1 kid at home during the day. Enjoy the pictures of the kids in their new outfits on their first day of school.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
We went to the Angels game on Monday night. It was a lot of fun. We had GREAT seats! We were in the Diamond Club Section...thanks to a friend of ours. Ryan's sister was offered the tickets invited us to go along with them. You know...I never knew that there was a fancy restaurant behind home plate. That's where we were sitting. We could actually hear the umpire saying "Strike!" It was amazing! The Angels lost...as they do every time we go to a game, but it was still loads of fun! Thanks to M and Bubba for the invite!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Well, we finally celebrated the last of our birthdays this past week. Our birthdays are January, February, April, May, June and July!!! Crazy, I know! So, TJ just had his 7th birthday. We had a magic show party for him and his friends. You know how whenever you do a party you invite more than what you think will come and expect half to show up? Well...we had 11 kids here!! Only 2 couldn't come! Can you believe it?!?! So, back to the Magic Party thing. My brother-in-law came as "Craig the Magnificent" to put on a magic show for the kids. He is so good...it's mind-boggling the tricks he can do. The kids (as well as the adults, his wife included!) were in awe! The kids had a great time. So, now I have a sweet 7-year old boy...who is about to be in 2nd grade. Time flies. He really is a sweet boy and is a big helper (most of the time) for his little sister. He brings so much joy to our family. I love you, my TJ!!!
We had a bonfire at the beach a few weeks ago. Sorry for posting so late. We went with the Armstrong family. It was a lot of fun! The kids loved going to the beach. My little one was a little afraid of the water...as you can see in the picture...she is the furthest away from the water! Daddy finally got her in though. We had a great time. We always like being together with family!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.
No one has any memories of me??? How sad!! :-(
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Well, I finally did it...I joined all the Twilight fans by reading the book!! Well, I'm not done yet, so don't say anything to spoil the end or any upcoming books, but I am totally hooked. I am surprising myself!! I LOVE this book! I NEVER read. I hated reading all those novels in High School. I did the bare minimum. I can't believe that I am dying to find time alone so that I can read! It's weird...those words coming out of my mouth!! Anyways, I love this book...it has definitely kept my attention. Can't wait to see the movie in December! How about you?
Monday, July 7, 2008
A- Attached or single: Totally attached
B- Best Friend: Ryan-my hubby & Jamie-my sister
C-Cake or Pie: Probably pie...chocolate satin, strawberry & lemon meringue are definitely YUMMY!!
D-Day: Saturday...when Ryan's home
E- Essential Item: Sunglasses
F-Favorite Color: Purple
G-Gummi Bears or Worms: Actually, I kinda like the worms!
H-Home town: Garden Grove, CA
I-Indulgences: Peanut M&M's, Reese's, anything chocolate!
J- January or July?: January...my birthday!
K-Kids: 4 monkeys...2 boys, 2 girls
L-Life is incomplete without: my family
M- Marriage Date: April 19th, 1997 (wow...that seems so long ago!!)
N-Number of Siblings: 2 sisters and 2 brothers
O- Oranges or Apples: Oranges...YUM!
P- Phobias or Fears: Being alone, thunder and lightning and earthquakes!
Q- Quote: "Don't worry...be happy!"
R- Reason To Smile: I have a wonderful family...immediate and extended!!
S- Season: Summer
T- Tag Four: Jenny, Marianne, Mandy, LeeElle
U- Unknown fact about me: I just started reading "Twilight"...so far, so good!
V- Very Favorite Store: Probably Target & Costco. Although for clothes, I do love Old Navy and New York & Company.
W- Worst Habit: Sitting on this dumb computer too much!
X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds
Y-Your favorite food: Chicken dishes
Z: Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I can't believe that my baby is 2 today!! She is growing up way too fast. She is such a sweet little girl and I am so blessed to have her as my baby. She is talking a lot and loves to sing. She will give me kisses and gives great squeezes! I love her to pieces and I am grateful that she is part of our family. Happy Birthday, my sweet little girl!
(Her shirt says: 50% mommy + 50% daddy = makes me 100% perfect!)
The boys were invited to a birthday party in San Pedro and they got to go on a fire boat ride. It was really fun! This boat is huge!! They had a great time! The party was at the fire station and then we left for the boat ride. What a great birthday party!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Click on the link above and let me know who you see!! Leave me a comment!! And, no, I had no idea about this. Don't even know the illustrator!! Some one just drew a picture and it happened to look like my kid!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he’s gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
We had the funeral on Thursday. It was really wonderful. I know that he was looking down on us with a big grin on his face. He should be so proud!! We truly honored the great man that he was.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I can't believe that these guys are coming back...after 15 years!! I was so in love with them in junior high. I had the poster in my bedroom (of Donnie Wahlberg, of course), the pillow case, the t-shirts, the HUGE button that I pinned onto the belt loop of my jeans, the keychains. LOVED THEM!! I am hoping that their music will appeal to those of us that loved them back in the day as well as the kids now. Boy, do I feel old in saying that statement or what?!?!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
It's time for another birthday!! Bug is 5 today! I can't believe it! That means that Kindergarten is right around the corner. I can't believe that she is old enough already. She is really growing up. Like I always say, time flies!! She is very loving and caring. She likes to be my good helper...most of the time! She is all girl...and I love it!! Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!
Friday, May 2, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
My pick for the winner of American Idol this year is David Cook. I have really fallen in love with him!! I think that he is amazing!! I have a couple songs of his on my blog. He is truly amazing! Now let's just hope that he doesn't get cut early like Chris Daughtry did!! So, who is your pick?
I just found out that my favorite American Idol contestant (he totally should have won...but that's a whole other post!) is coming out with a new album!! Yes...Clay Aiken!! :-) Sorry folks, but I love his voice! It comes out next Tuesday (on Bug's birthday). I listened to a song and it sounds good...back to the Clay Aiken that I loved a while back. YAY!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Nine years ago today my first child was born. We didn't know if it was a boy or a girl. We were blessed with a cute little bald baby boy. I was induced with him and it took ALL day. He was born at 9:40 p.m. I can't believe how much he has grown. Time sure flies!! He is very loving, sensitive and caring. He is a good big brother to his siblings...and I am so happy to be his mom. Happy Birthday sweetheart!!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
We are so excited!! This game is so much fun...we have had a blast creating profiles for family members and playing all sorts of games. Uncle C and Uncle S are a riot to watch! Wii should have a Wii night!! Come on over! The kids would love to play with someone other than us!!