Sunday, June 26, 2011


I never used to like Summer. I don't like the heat and I DO NOT like to get into a swimsuit. But this Summer might make me change my mind. I love seeing the kids in their swimsuits and goggles, their little tan lines, Sev is starting to get a lot of freckles, and we have a pool at our new place so the kids can swim all day long. The weather here has been in the 70's everyday which means it's not quite warm enough for me to get into my suit ;) far so good!

Top Twelve:
(There were two more this month)

12. Helados Mexico-Lime popsicles. @Mi Pueblo. Try them they are awesome.

11. Father's Day
Daddy I love you. You were and are a wonderful father/grandpa

Craig I love you. You are a fantastic dad, husband, and friend. Thank you for all that you do, I am lucky to have a man that willingly vacuums, folds laundry, takes the kids to the park, washes dishes, and cooks dinner, and works on top of all of that! You are rare and you are mine. :)

10. The kids passed Preschool and Kindergarten.
Phew! I was sweating that one! :)
Why there is preschool & kindergarten graduation I will never know, Although I thought it was silly, the kids were excited and it was fun to see everything that they did and accomplished throughout the year. Now I don't know what to do with them???

9. We are moving into a really nice, spacious townhome in a few months!
The company I work for
did not have anything available when I started, but offered us a great place when the current residents move out. We are really excited for our new place.

8. We are living bare bones (we have most of our stuff in storage until we move into the larger place in September) It's kind of nice not having tons of toys, clothes, furniture, etc. It makes me think I can purge a lot more before we move!

7. The kids have learned to swim!
They both can swim across the pool and underwater they are SO excited.

6. Sev's quotes of the month:
a. "Mom do you know why I like dogs? Because their skin is furry, they have long ears and long tails, that is why I like them".
b."Meercats are so lucky, they get to get in the water without asking their moms" pause, thinking..."I wish I was a meercat, a redheaded one".
c. "I really love this family"

5. Liv's drawings keep getting better and better and more detailed.
This one is especially great!

4. Craig is on Summer break! I LOVE having him around.

3. Jillian's 30 Day Shred work out video. This thing is awesome! I am so sore, but it is working. Hopefully in July my weight loss will be in my top ten :)

2. Sev has changed his name to "Cubby". He is signing all of his drawings as his new name and he wants me to address him as Cubby. ???

1. Summer produce!
Watermelon, cantaloupe, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, the list goes on and on. Can't beat the great produce come summertime in California! (or year round for that matter)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

May Means Change

A LOT has happened this month....

1. We are moving! We have decided to take a job with a different management company that offers more compensation, better living conditions, and peace of mind for all of us.
We are moving across the street which seems as if this was meant to be. We did not want to leave Mountain View, not only because we love it, but we wanted the kids to be able to stay at the same schools and be close to their friends. We lucked out for sure in many ways. We will miss living at Alpine. We have incredible neighbors that we hope to keep in touch with for years to come. It was a little piece of heaven for our family.

2. Kell when will you realize Northern is far better than Southern?
Another weekend down to LA to see my fam. My sis Kell and her husband Rich went on a luxurious getaway for the weekend which meant we got to have my new little niece Ella and her big brother Jaxon all to ourselves! Well, almost all to ourselves. My mom, dad, and little sister came too. Every time I was holding Ella someone else wanted to hold her! The nerve!

3. Happy Birthday Stace!
My oldest sister Stacey celebrated another year on the 21st of May!
When my sister's and I were little Stace would play with us for hours. Anytime we wanted her to play she was up for it.
One night I woke up scared because I had a bad dream, I went into her room and told her I was scared. She hugged me and told me to think about all of the things that made me happy like ice cream, the circus, and roller worked every time. I now tell my kids the same thing when they have had a bad dream.
Stace has a heart of gold. Anytime any of us in the family are hurting, going through rough times, or just having a down day she is always sympathetic and willing to do whatever she can to make it better. And she sends THE best packages to my kids! I think every holiday but Martin Luther King day, my kids have received a package from Aunt Stacey.
Love you Stace.

4. Loving the 65 degree weather in Northern California!
Most northern Californians feel that by May the weather should be better. I am in heaven. I love this unseasonably cool weather. It can stay as long as it would like.

5. Mother's Day Tea
Olivia's kindergarten class put together a Mother's Day tea for all of the mothers. Liv is shy when it comes to getting up in front of people. Her teacher announced that a few students in the class had offered to read aloud their essays that they wrote about their mother. Olivia was the first one to read hers. She stood up and started reading and I began to bawl. Typically I am not a super emotional person. I don't cry very much. But when I do cry I can't stop. It was so embarrassing to sit there listening to her read while crying uncontrollably and having every parent in the classroom wondering what the heck was wrong with me. After Liv was finished reading she came up to me and started crying. I asked her why she was crying and she said "that was really scary mom". SO sweet. I'll never forget that day.

6.&7. Sev's quote of the month:
"Mom do you know why I always say hi to Moira? Because she doesn't have an eye"
(We have an elderly neighbor named Moira that had to have one of her eyes removed and now wears an eye patch.)
"Mom will you feed me? (Sarah, "No") why? I have been holding things with my hands all day!"

8. Craig has found his favorite ice cream!
(Craig wanted me to post this one)
ClusterFluff by Ben & Jerry's
Peanut buttery goodness with weird stuff mixed in. He says it's delicious.

9. Sweet quote by Olivia:
"Mom I'm so glad I have parents"

10. Can't forget....
Last but not least, The Kitchen Aid. Still love it.