Monday, January 19, 2009

The Lego err....Megablock palace

Luke is just starting to really get into Legos...ok these aren't REAL legos...they are Megablocks & my friends apparently there is A BIG difference. Legos are, ahemmm, the REAL deal. So looks like we will be putting more money in the Lego bazillionaire's pocket soon. usual...I digress.
Friday I was volunteering in Zoe's kindy class & came home to Luke & Daddy building a grand palace out of the Megablocks...GRAND. As in we must use every Megablock we own on this baby. (Straight from Daddy's mouth)....boys will be boys. It was a home for Luke's new spaceship and it was glorious...for a few days anyway.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Dad, what's a Superball??"

That is where WE are going!!! Holy crap...dare I's a miracle.

Go Cards!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas 2008

Ok, I know....I KNOW...Christmas was ummmm what 3 weeks ago, but hey at least I'm gonna mention it. It WAS a fantastic day. COLD & rainy...well cold to us Phoenix folk anyway. It was shorts & t-shirts for 2008 which makes me very happy. I actually did not take a single picture on Christmas...not with my own camera anyway and only snapped just a few at my Mom's with her camera when we got over there. I have a hard time enjoying the excitement and taking pictures at the same time. Must try to be better at that. Anyways, it was good. Yummy food, fantastic gifts, lots of family & laughter. My kind of day. Here are a few of the few images I got of our spectacular celebration....

first of my FAVORITE gifts. my mom made us girls these CUTE CUTE CUTE aprons. makes cleaning WAY more fun... (can you guess which one is me??? pants are NEVER quite long enough..I'm a dork...and I have really long legs....and I sometimes forget to wear my wedding ring...and I love my new tennis shoes from my husband...ok I guess I gave it away)
Next up my little cutie...this is TOTALLY her. Girlie all the way. Adore the combination...HEY her pants are long enough! What gives?
And my little to save the universe or the planet or the neighborhood...whichever comes first...
my VERY cooperative girls...always extremely excited to be photographed...ok, maybe ONE of them is cooperative...gotta love messy faces. Seriously I DO!

and finally Miss Zoe. She had NO interest in picture taking, but was willing to share some of her favorite gifts. You will notice the bell (anyone who has seen Polar Express can understand this one), the "diamond" (yes friends, she asked for DIAMONDS!!!??! I was thinking honey...Mommy ain't even getting dimaonds, but heck why not. Notice the cut, clarity...SIZE!!! Thank you Michaels...ahem I mean Santa! This was by far her favorite gift.) And finally we have the Hannah Montana pin. Sigh...ok yes, we are now officially in the Hannah Montana phase. And sadly all of us in the house are singing along with the new CD. Hey, it's catchy!

Merry Christmas my friends!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Picturing 2009

Ok, so I TOTALLY stole this posting idea from my bestest friend Rachel, but she loves me so I don't think she'll mind. :) My list of resolutions for the year is, well, just a bit long. I may need to do adjusting & get real on a few things, but I am excited for a new year to start fresh. My ultimate theme this year is.....
I find myself quite out of it a lot and it is simply NOT ok. I need to refocus my priorities & set limits & go to bed at a decent hour for heaven's sake!

The main areas of focus for me in 2009 are:
My Spirit

My Family
My Body
My Mind
My Home
My Business

And since it would be so boring to list out all my resolutions & since I'm a picture kind of are a few of my pictures.....

I can do it! I think I can..I think I can...I think I can....

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Out to dinner at Rosa's....Luke is hacking away at his bean burrito with his knife.
Me: "Do you want me to help you cut your bean burro?"
Luke: "No Mom, I'm a man."
Me: "Nuff said." (snicker)

Friday, January 2, 2009


Today is Grandma Roberts' birthday. We wanted to do something that would help us remember her. So we packed up the kiddies, brought our cleaning supplies & headed down to the cemetery to spruce up Grandma & Grandpa's headstone & add a fresh bouquet of silk flowers. We brought along a picture of Grandma & Grandpa & the whole drive over little B sang, Grandma Rooooooberrts...Grandmaaaa Roooooobeerrrts while clutching that picture. unfair that she doesn't have her fabulous Grandparents in this life....

Everybody was in on the action...and we kept them pretty well contained....generally speaking. We even got a chance to go & visit my Grandma Larsen's gravesite as well. So many people we love & miss so much!! Makes you value each moment.

Ahem, Zoe dressed herself & did her own hair for this event. Gotta love 6 year old fashion

After completing our clean-up we gathered around & sang "Happy Birthday" to Grandma. We miss you so much Grandma R....happy, happy birthday!!

AND for a little comic relief...if you look VERY closely you will see a boy who simply COULD NOT hold it any longer. He will kill me for this someday....most assuredly. But when Rob & I looked over, I just couldn't resist. ;) Boys have it SO easy.

P.S. Happy Birthday also to Aunt Jessica! We love you too! Smooch!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Putting our best foot foward...

The new year...fresh & full of possibilities....hmmmm...this is beginning to sound familiar. Did I say something like this January 1st of 2008?? Oh it is possible, probable in fact, but none the less quite true. We begin again. I have been sitting here pondering my New Year's Resolutions for 2009...resolutions broken down into these parts: spirit, family, body, home, mind & business. Frankly for me this year it is all going to be about balance, keeping my priorities in check & finding joy in each moment. And so I embark on 2009 filled with hope, purpose & resolve. Let's make it a memorable year my friends!