Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Eve

We went to both family Christmas eve celebrations. Phillip was a Shepherd for both Nativity productions. I'm afraid he has been type-cast. We got to have two ham dinners, see Santa twice, and do the nativity twice. It was a lot of fun packed into one night.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Merry Christmas

We had a fun filled christmas season. We went on the "Polar Express" (aka Heaber Creaper). Phillip was really excited to get on the train. We also had work parties and family parties galore. I'm nervous for my next weigh-in.

It was fun decorating for Christmas in our house for the first time. I really liked our mantle of nativities, santas, and christmas cards. It looked like Christmas "threw up." We also had a new christmas tree. We went from a 4 ft to a 8 ft tree. Luckily my mom and pete's mom were getting rid of christmas decorations.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Turkey Bowl

We had breakfast and a turkey bowl with Pete's family. Phillip had fun chasing everyone around. It was an active packed Thanksgiving day.

Fall Football - GO COUGARS

Pete's Parents had extra tickets to the BYU/Colorado game. Phillip had fun singing the fight song. He especially liked the ice cream popcorn and football treats.

The BIG BLOG update - Halloween

It has been a long time since I updated my blog.

Phillip was a monkey for Halloween and LOVED getting candy from everyone. By the end of halloween night he started saying, "MORE SUGAR!"

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Before & After Living Room



This room was a labor of love for Pete.

1) Remove Popcorn Ceiling
2) Rip up carpet
3) Get rid of the panelling
4) Sand down the glue from panelling
5) Paint (twice) I changed my mind on the paint color
6) Patch ceiling
7) Texture Ceiling
8) Paint Ceiling
9) Crown molding
10) Chair Rail
11) Re-Finish floors
12) New Windows
13) New can lighting
14) New light fixture

We still need to do some touch-ups and need to get more furniture for the room, but It looks ..grrrEEAAATT! Way to go PETE :-)

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Phillip has a new favorite song to sing in the car. It's "Downtown" by Petula Clark.

Friday, October 05, 2007


IT's a BIRD ... IT's a PLANE ... no it's SUPER MOM!!!

Well, it's easy to be super-mom when you can tag team. Becca and I stayed up until 1:30 AM decorating the train cakes. We got the idea from Coolest Birthday Cakes. It's a great site. Anywho, becca baked the pound cake and make the frosting ahead of time. We went to the grocery store and went a little crazy with the candy. The little rocks are made out of chocolate. It's GREAT! The kids loved the train cake. I'm sorry to say we still have the cake a week later. I don't have the heart to throw it out. But I guess I should, or else we'll get another cat coming in our house :-) (see entry below)

Happy 2nd Birthday Phillip

Phillip is 2 years old! Becca and I through a combined birthday for Phillip and Anthony. It was a great division of labor. Becca did a lot of the prep work (invitations, party supplies, food). Becca make some really good chicken salad. My focus was the cakes. (I need a seperate entry for those) :-)

Phillip loved the candy the best. He could hardly blow out the candles because he had his cheeks full of candy. It was a GREAT party with Family, Friends, and GOOD FOOD.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Cat in our Floorboards!!

Well, we had a little scare Saturday morning. Pete had started taking out the storm windows and i guess there was a little crack open. We woke up to a cat meowing and saw that there was a cat inside our house outside our bedroom. Ga;ak!!!

It hid downstairs, and Pete chased it back upstairs. It found a hiding place in the floorboards. You can barely see it in the video b/c I was freaked out. We eventually chased it out of the house. Good Times!!

Home Renovations Part II

Well, Some more exciting pictures from our "Construction Site." We are down to the fridge, Po-ang chair and my african chair in the family room. (Had to move the couches downstairs b/c of the dust). You get a real feel for the dust with the picture of the comb. This was the dust that had settled around the comb that I left on the table.
Pete has been hard at work. He finished ripping out the tile and cabinets. He finished most of the crown molding. Our brother-in-law has helped out a lot with the electrical. I love the new lighting. :-)

Phillip is enjoying the new dining room. His new train set is our only furniture in the room for now. I liked the picture of phillip rolling around in the dirt. I'm glad that we are doing this now, phillip doesn't really mind the mess. He likes to find little pieces of insulation or rubble and drop it between the floor boards.

The last picture is Pete taking a rest enjoying the fruits of his labor.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Phillip & Toast


Phillip is getting bigger. He's almost 2!! WEIRD. Here are some pictures of Phillip eating his favorite food. Toast with peanut butter and jelly. TOAST!!!

Home Renovations

Well, We've only just Begun ....

Picture One & Two - The "Before" from a walk-through the house before we closed. (**A Disclaimer** The IVY on the ceiling is NOT mine) ha!

Picture Three - In the process of knocking out the wall.

Picture Four - The OPEN kitchen

Pete has been working like crazy and so far he has - removed most of the cabinets, knocked out a few walls, ripped up tile and carpet.

I'm excited for the end-product. Wood floors and a kitchen that is open to the family room. I'll keep posting as we go along.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bountiful Parade

This was my first Bountiful Parade extravaganza. Pete's data announced the parade as usual. Phillip and I wore our matching tye-die outfits. :-)

Phillip LOVED the parade and every chance he could get he would run out in the middle of the street and wave his flags. He especially liked all of the cheerleader groups and dancing groups. Phillip started collecting his own candy and definately had a sugar high by the end of the night.

Good times!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Having Fun in Utah!

Well, It's been a while since I've updated this blog. We've been BUSY! We moved to Utah end of April. We were able to sell our house in California. Both Pete and I are working right now. So far so good! Hopefully we'll find a house soon. :-)

Phillip is getting bigger and talking a lot. He likes to waddle around and make duck sounds. He's getting to know his cousins better. He likes to point at their pictures and tries and say their names.

I attached some funny pictures. The first is Phillip playing with his favorite toy: his personal DVD player. :-) He also had fun playing Piano with Pete at grandma and grandpas house.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Muir Woods

Pete wanted to show me some of the Redwoods. This is a park that is about 30 minutes outside downtown San Francisco. The trees were amazing. Most of them are over 700 years old. Good Pictures. Good Times. This is a great kid activity if you take the family to San Francisco. Phillip liked it a lot better than shopping in the city.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

San Francisco

I got a good deal on a hotel by Union Square and we were able to be on the Concierge level (free snacks at night and free breakfast in the morning). Wahoo! Phillip didn't like San Fran as much as Monterey. Pete ended up taking Phillip to the hotel and I got to go shopping by myself for about 4 hours. I didn't buy much (one new outfit and a pair of pocka-dot shoes) but it was great to shop without any time limits. YAY!

It turned out we were there during the Chinese New Year. We went to a Chinese Restaurant on "Chinese New Years Eve" and it was really busy. In china town they had the regular junk shops, but there were a lot of tents set up for gambling and selling knock-offs. (I got some knock-off sunglasses).

On our way out of the city we got a shot of the family by the "Full House" park. "Whatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV ... ooooaaaaa"

Monterey Aquarium

Phillip LOVED the fishes. My favorite were the jelly fish. It was so cool to watch with the lights and the classical music. There was a cute little cave where you could crawl behind some fish displays. Pete got a good picture of Phillip starring at the fish. We also got someone to take our picture by the Panguin display. Phillip didn't like it how I ran away from him. Poor little guy.