Monday, November 29, 2010


I am excited to share that I am participating in my very first boutique! I'll admit, I am a little nervous. I'm not sure what to expect. But, we'll see! Check out the flier and stop on by! It's this weekend and there is going to be over 40 vendors! Fun times!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I post most of my pictures on Facebook because they upload so much faster. Sorry for neglecting my blog. But, here is a picture of all of us on Halloween. We all dressed up this year. We had a lot of fun!

Click here to see all our Halloween pictures that I posted on Facebook (if you haven't already)! I hope you had a great Halloween month! We sure did! 2 Spooky dinners, movie night, game night, Adult party, trunk-or-treating x2. Good times!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

School is in session!

I do love summer, but sometimes it just seems too long. Life is better when we have a routine. So, yes, I am happy that school has started!! Even for Lindsey! Here are pictures of the kids on the first day. 6th grade, 4th grade, 2nd grade and Preschool.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Well thanks to my sister I found out that I typed my new blog website wrong! Oops! The name of my craft blog is Strawberry Sweetie's Shoppe and the link is I hope you'll check it out!

Click here so you don't have to copy and paste. :-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Long write!

Sorry bloggers, I have been neglecting you. Not on purpose though...just got kinda bored of it.'s some updates...starting with the most recent.

On Monday night we went to McDonald's for family night. Cheap ice cream!

Also...I have started another blog: where I am displaying items that I have made and would like to sell. Check it out! I plan to open up an etsy account as well. Here's a sample of what I have done recently:

I gave my baby a haircut! I cut off all his curls... :-( He looks so cute though! It was just really bushy in the back. Much better now! (Pardon the food in his mouth! hahah)
We have had some fun at the beach with family and friends and look forward to many more trips there. It's been rather cold for a California summer...but I'm not complaining too much! :-)

We love having Aunt Mandy here!Silly Grandma and Derek wavingRyan cooking the hot dogs...YUMMY!!!Lindsey sitting underneath the EZ-up and the was really windy that night.

So, there's a taste of what we have been up to. I will try to be better about posting because I am sure that you all missed me so much!!!!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lindsey is 4

My little girl...who was my baby for so 4 today. She is growing up so fast. She still loves to snuggle with me and love me! Her favorite color is purple and since that is also my favorite color, I now have to be yellow for everything because she is purple! She is so cute and sweet. I just love her!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY LINDSEY!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Crazy hair day

Gotta love crazy hair day at school!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Another giveaway!

I know...I know! But one of these times I gonna win something!!!!! Cute potholders are the giveaway this time! Check it out here.

Actually, I did win something once, but it never got sent to me... :-( It was way cute! Oh well.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Birthday boy

I can't believe it! My baby is 1 today!! I am so not happy about this!! I want him to stay small. When I was pregnant with #5...we got lots of flack from people. It was a really rough pregnancy emotionally. But...I didn't care (for the most part!) what people said because I knew that he was supposed to be a part of our family. My regular readers will probably remember how he came to be (not the birds and the bees story...the cool story). If not, you can check it out here. He is a wonderful little boy. The rest of my kids just love him to pieces! He truly is a blessing! I love you, my sweet baby Derek! Our life wouldn't be complete without you.

Some stats for your reading enjoyment: he has 7 teeth...almost 8, he is walking ALL over the place now (crazy!), a month or so ago he weighed 24 1/2 pounds. We'll see what he is like tomorrow. He loves to eat...duh! He's my chunky monkey! He gets excited when he sees dogs...and food! I love this little guy!

Gag me!! Gotta love prego pictures!!

My newest son!

I love how peaceful he looks when he's sleeping!

Here's his 1 year old picture. Such a big boy!

Dallas Cowboy Romo Jersey from his Aunt Wendie...I had to post this...soo cute!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Two years ago...

my father-in-law passed away. I can't believe it has been that long. Some days it seems like it has been a really long time. But, other days it seems like it was just yesterday. It is still weird to go over to the house and not see him sitting there in the living room. We took the opportunity to visit his grave yesterday. We stood around the headstone and just talked about things we remember about him. We gave the kids the opportunity to say if they were talking to Grandpa. Needless to say that there were plenty of tears flowing. I'm so sad that he is not here to watch my kids grow up. If there was one thing I knew for sure is that he loved my kids...more than life! He wanted to see them all the time...and he spoiled them! Always a trip to McDonald's or treats...not just one either! He would always call us and ask why we were keeping his grandkids away from him...and we were just there the day before! I'm thankful for the love he showed my children. He was a great man! I am thankful for the opportunity to have spent time with him.
Grandpa...we love you and miss you terribly!!!

Ryan & I

Derek was so cute...he just kept sitting there and touching the headstone. So sweet!

The kids...missing their grandpa!

If God wanted holes in your ears....

he would have put them there himself!

This is what I believed because that's what my mother believed! I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 18. My friend took me for my birthday. Both my sisters got them done when they were younger. So, Heidi just had a birthday earlier this month and I suggested to her about getting her ears pierced. We talked about it for a long time. First it was "YES!"; then "No...not till I'm 8...or 9...or maybe 10." So funny. She finally went back to the "YES!" answer and was telling everyone! She was so excited. I suggested this to her Aunt Wendie and she was all over it! I went with them and she was so brave! We went to 3 different places in the mall and had her choose 2 earrings from each place that she liked the best and then picked her favorite. She picked cute flowers with a pink stone in the middle. She was sooo brave! No tears or anything! I was impressed!! She loves it!
So girly = So Heidi!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


So a couple weeks ago Ryan and I celebrated out 13 year anniversary! That seems so crazy! I can't believe it! I still remember our wedding day very vividly. It was a wonderful day. We had all our siblings there. The reception was huge. Usually people come and go but people stayed! We had to pull out chairs to put against the wall!! Crazy! We felt so loved and we so in love that day. Well, it's 13 years and 5 kids later. Life gets in the way a little too much! Gotta make more hubby and wifey time. Doesn't happen very much! :-( Anyways...I married the best man for me! He is wonderful!! cute! :-)

My family...look how young we all look!!!

Ryan's them!

The cake!! :-) We were nice! ♥

Monday, May 3, 2010

Another giveaway!

Here's another fun giveaway on my friends blog...the cupcake queens! Check it out here.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Swimsuit giveaway!

Who wouldn't love to win a new swimsuit?? They are super cute! Check it out here!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

First Ice Cream Cone

We went to Souplantation last Saturday and they had the little mini cones. My sister convinced me to get one for Derek. So, here he is enjoying his very first ice cream cone! YUM!


My friends over at Cute Cupcakes. All The Time. are doing a giveaway! Cute homemade magnets and coasters. Check it out! These girls are so talented!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Baseball Boys

Here's a picture of my boys in their uniforms. They look so cute! They are having so much fun! I am's busy, but I love to watch them play! Go Sun Devils and Titans!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Game night

We had a game night here last night with some of our siblings. We haven't hosted one in such a long time and boy have we missed it! We had so much fun!! We played two really fun games. Have you heard of them??

Hilarious games!! We loved them! Great group games!! And then, of course, we always play this one:

Definitely a favorite!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My awesome cupcake crazy friends are doing a giveaway! Check out the cute bow...I tell ya...these girls are just amazing!

Monday, February 8, 2010


Actually, I don't really like ketchup...but that spelling was a lot more eye-catching then "catch-up"!! So...I have been reminded that I haven't blogged in a while, so I will play a little "ketchup" today!

My Heidi-bug got another haircut...really cute! She loves it!

We signed the boys up for Little League. They are really excited! We haven't really done sports yet...just through the city. Here they are going to tryouts! Evan is on the SunDevils and Tyler is on the Titans.

Here's a cute picture of Derek doing the army cute! He can pull himself up to stand, but still does the army crawl...not on his hands and knees yet. Oh well! He's 8 1/2 months old now.

This is a cute picture of Lindsey with her two cousins that are her age on the Bremer side of the family. They are so cute together!

My birthday was last Sunday...I turned the big 33!! It was a fun birthday weekend. Ryan invited some friends and family over for dessert (which was super yummy, by the way!) You can find the recipe here. We pulled out Guitar Hero and Tyler decided that he wanted to play. He had only done the tutorials a few times, but it's been a while. Here is a picture of him rockin' out! He was so funny! He even beat some of the adults!!!! Both of my boys have actually been playing Guitar Hero a lot lately...and they have gotten really good! I'm impressed! :-)

I got this fun thing for my birthday too!!! I like to take it to the gym with me! I'm still learning how to use it. It's fun though!'s purple!!! remember we were painting? facebook friends do! We decided to "freshen up" our home with some paint. First we decided to change our bathroom from frogs to monkeys...appropriate, right?!? My sister had us for Christmas and bought us a monkey trashcan and toothbrush holders...soo cute! We painted the bathroom brown and then I ordered some vinyl decals from etsy of some super cute monkeys. I then printed out a leaf from the computer and we cut out a ton of them and taped them up around the monkeys where we wanted them. I traced them and then painted them by hand (I know! That's pretty brave for me!). Then my sister suggested to get a brown paint pen and outline the leaves. Pretty cute, huh? The camera doesn't capture the true colors, but you get the idea.

We had such a hard time trying to pick a brown for the bathroom that we decided NOT to use brown in the living room. We opted for yellow. I really LOVE how it turned out! I took a picture of the wall that we put vinyl lettering on. My sis-in-law has a cricut machine and she helped me print out what I wanted. My bro-in-law was a huge help...he lined up all the letters for me on the contact paper. We also printed out "Remember Who You Are" and put it above our front door.

And...last but not baby. Like I said earlier, he has learned to pull himself up to stand. He is still very wobbly! He was using one of the dining room chairs as his support when pulling himself up. Poor guy is so strong he pulled the chair down on top of his head!!! It's so sad! You can see why from the pictures!

Black eyes!!! So sad!!

Whew!! What a lot to post! Sorry for being such a slacker! Enjoy and I would love to hear your comments...especially about our painting job! :-)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I have some truly AWESOME friends. I am so thankful for all the friends that I do have and have blessed my life. The gals in this picture have been so wonderful to me lately. So helpful and caring and supportive. I don't know what I would do without them!! I love you girls!

Seriously, I don't know what I would do without friends. They are so important to me. I have had so many friends throughout my life and you have truly blessed me. I wish I had a picture of each and every one of you! Thank you for your love and support...ALWAYS!!