Friday, January 25, 2008

And it don't stop

What can I say, another beautiful weekend was just passed in the good ole SSC- Sunny Southern California.

Recipe for success:
-Saturday morning in Santa Monica enjoying the Farmers Market only to be followed by a stroll down to the beach and a spontaneous game of imaginary football. Quality family time.
-A late lunch/early dinner at Stonefire with friends. As if life couldn't get any better, it is followed us with some tennis. Thank goodness we have luxurious friends like the Anderson's who have a tennis court (with night lighting I must add).

So Sunday I was saying what a fun day we had and how it was just a great weekend. And then things only got better...

-Monday morning wake up, leave the rain in Van Nuys only to find the sun in Santa Barbara.

-A great breakfast at some local place- Sambo's.

-An adventurous ride on some 6-person bike type deal.

-Relaxing on the pier with coke and an ice cream.

That's what I call a good weekend...

(For more details check out the Anderson's blog)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Top moments this week:

1) Believe it or not....... we have entered the new century... we now have DVR. Thank you, Brooke! Yosh insisted on getting it to watch American Idol so that he wouldn't have to wait through all the commercials to support his AI pick! Has it changed my life? Yes, for the worse. My husband used to never watch the NFL and now he is thrilled that it only takes 30 minutes to watch a game. That means 30 minutes of way-below-quality-time together to replace our oh-so-blissful nights we used to pass together. Am I thrilled? Not so much but that's ok, I'm sure I will convert.

2) I always get yelled at for touching Yosh with my feet. When we are in bed I like to have just a little physical contact so I put my feet kind of on his so that we're touching yet we both totally have our space. Well, he hates it. He compares my feet to sand paper. Possibly true. The other night he told me that he hates me putting my feet on him as much as I would hate him wiping a booger on my face. In fact, he went on to say that if I touched him with my feet again, he in deed would wipe a booger on my face. I touched him with my feet again...

3) Yesterday at the gym, the boys saw their friends while all of us girls did a class. The truth about the happenings came out in DB's prayer. I was praying and he was randomly inserting. These were his inserts. "And I tackle Madeleine." I repeated after him and tried to keep going. His next insert was quick and insistent... "And she no like it..." ! Totally laughing (that would be me; DB was dead serious!) This kid is a sincere pray-er, just says things like they are!

And because no post is complete without a picture...

My cute boys right out of the bath tub. Call it a cliche or corny or whatever, but I really like hanging out with these two little ones. They're a riot!

Monday, January 7, 2008

I started a different post today, oh yeah i just remembered it's saved. Anyway, mid post my computer malfunctioned and we had to restart. In between then and now, my post has drastically changed because of the most unfortunate news... I can't find my wedding ring. I'm freaking out. I know exactly where I left it(which was in somewhat of an irresponsible spot... I put it on the counter when I was making cookies- rookie mistake). So I haven't been able to find it, but I really think it is going to show up. I went through all the trash- that's right, piece by piece. And it didn't go down the disposal so it has to turn up. Until then I have to just wait and try to control my anxiety.

These last few weeks have been pretty fun-filled! We stayed home for the Holidays this year because Yosh's schedule is a lot slower around these couple of weeks and so we get to spend a lot of time together as a family without him taking any time off of work. Now that I'm writing I'm realizing I should say we mostly stayed home for the Holidays. To jump start the whole season, we did go down to Vegas to witness the Cougar's victory in the Las Vegas Bowl. It ended up being a pretty sweet weekend. Our friends, Dave and Brooke, found this amazing hotel for an amazing price. It's called Red Rock Resort. It's about 12 miles off the strip, but you feel like you're miles away from anything and it is so relaxing. The decor was so chic and everything was done so luxurious. It was amazing. The bathtub had a TV on the wall right there so that you could bathe and watch TV at the same time. I think all of us took a bath watching TV. Then you should have seen the pools. There were so many of them in somewhat of a sun formation. We actually took advantage of them despite the cold weather. They had them heated to a nice 88 degrees!
We were freezing (or maybe I should say I was freezing) at the game! But it was fun as always!

Take notice to the TV above the bath tub...sweet. (Please excuse the nudity...)

The pool has this like 10 foot kid rim all the way around so that even little people like Porter could walk all the way around the pool!
Can you believe all these pools?!! And you can't even see some of the hot tubs.

We got home from Vegas on the 23rd. On Christmas Eve we had lunch with friends and then that night we took the boys to the temple to see the lights. They do a real good job. The boys kind of enjoyed the lights but really just liked running around. Here they are in their handsome Christmas Eve sweaters...

Not the best pic, or maybe it is just a very candid one!
Christmas Day was very relaxed... no time schedule and no where to really be. We opened presents in the morning and went to our neighbor's house for brunch. Denny made probably the best Egg's Benedict I've ever had with crisp bacon and tomatoe. He was not messing around- it was delicious! After naps we went over to the Neilsen's for dinner and games... and somehow ended up having a sleep over. I really don't know why we thought that was necessary when we only live 6 streets apart. But whatever! The idea was more fun than the actual event as we didn't get the best sleep but it was spontaneous so that made up for it!

The day after Christmas. Nancy came in town for a couple of days. We went to the Aquarium in Long Beach. It was pretty fun and something new for us! Dallin and Porter both enjoyed looking at all the fish. Although I will say what Dallin was probably the most enthused about was the men in the tanks moving the rocks. He kept wanting to go back to look for the "guys". It's funny what catches their attention.

So we have had a fun few weeks but are liking having a routine back. It's funny how you're always ready to return to the norm...