Sunday, November 30, 2008


Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister Rachel!!

Here are 10 things I love about Rach:

1. She is easy to talk to and fun to be with.
2. I can talk to her on the phone forever about nothing.
3. She uses more hairspray on her hair in 5 minutes than I do in a year.
4. She is a fabulous baker and cook. She keeps Becoming Betty afloat!
5. She is very organized and clean. She loves to clean out her closet and is obsessed with wiping her counter tops.
6. She loves to pop zits.
7. She always has lipstick on her lips and a peely on her nose.
8. When she's talking about something and gets excited, she starts jumping up and down.
9. She has no sense of direction. I laugh a lot when I ride with her.
10. She is my go-to-gal when I have any sort of mothering question.

I hope you have a fabulous birthday, Rach!! Love you tons!

Christmas Pictures

My cute sis-in-law, Jami Weed, is taking family pictures for Christmas cards at a really good price. Check out her blog for more details. Scroll to bottom of her page for special pricing.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Recent Randoms

A few random pictures from last week....

We went to the desert with our cousins. It was so much fun riding quads and horses, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows and telling stories around the fire!
Post Twilight happy smile!
Griff loved playing in the dirt and riding the "cycles" (quads).
Ry or chester face was trying to get his RC car to run. No such luck!
Where there is water, there is Griffin! Yes, that is the gutter. Don't judge me.
He loved every second of it!
Playing out in front of the restaurant. Griff can only sit still in a high chair for so long.
Birthday boy at one of his favorite restaurants. I'd rather barf than eat fish, so I played it safe and ordered chicken strips.
My beautiful mom and sisters.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Big T - The Birthday Boy

Today is my fabulous father's birthday!! Happy Birthday Dad!

Here are 10 things I love about my dad:

1. He is so positive.
2. He loves to sweep and does it every morning in his flannel robe.
3. He can channel surf with the best of 'em.
4. He loves to go to lunch. Ned's and Xavier's are his fav spots.
5. He is so easy to talk to and talks to anybody and everybody.
6. He walks everyday and FAST!
7. He spills on his shirt almost everyday and says, "Oh, would you look at that."
8. He always has errands to run and loves to shop at Wal-Mart.
9. He is always up for doing something fun.
10. He is a good sport when we make fun of him.

Dad, I hope you had a fun day today. I love you so much! Thanks for being the best dad a girl could ask for!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bampah and MaMa's House

Griffin is so lucky to live close by both sets of grandparents. He loves visiting them because they treat him like a king. Nothin' but star treatment for the Griffy guy!!

High chair, sippy cup with Gatorade, taquitos, strawberries, and a front row seat to "101 Dalmations."
Griffy is also lucky to live close by most of his cousins. He and Wyatt are pretty close in age and love to be together. They don't always get along, but the love is there!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Family Pictures

Last week, Brett's cousin, Kylie Glover, took some pictures of our family. She did a fabulous job and was so patient with all of us. The kids were a little crazy but she managed to get some great shots! Thank goodness for photoshop! These are some pictures that Ryan took.

Griffin was like this the whole time! He was not a fan of taking pictures that day.

We even tried to bribe him with candy and suckers.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Happy Birthday to my favorite, younger sister Nat!!

Top 10 reasons why I love Nat:

1. She wakes up in the morning with the best bed head you've ever seen.
2. She is Rachel and I's fashion consultant.
3. She was always singing or dancing around the house as a little girl.
4. She is my "spacer" because she is always looking off into space thinking about something.
5. Once, she acted like me and quit my job over the phone(we have similar voices) because I was too scared to do it myself. A low moment in my life!
6. She was my college roommate for a year. One of the funnest years of my life!(and smelliest)
7. She let me put make up on her and dress her up when we were little.
8. She can walk into any store and find something to buy. She once found a ball and mitt in a gift shop and had to have it!
9. She is school smart and the cutest nurse I know! (as well as Kippy)
10. She can still do a round-off back handspring on demand.

I love you, Natty-girl, and hope you have a fun-filled birthday!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Hollywood Style

Our friends, Noah and Jill Tyler, hosted a fabulous Hollywood Halloween party. Ryan and I went as David and Victoria Beckham. We even got to walk on the red carpet! It was a great party with lots of great costumes, fun games, and yummy food. Thanks again Tyler's!!

I did my best not to smile all night. Posh would've been proud.
Ryan even got his arms tattooed so he looked just like David!
And I got a new skirt out of it from Target. So NOT Victoria!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Family Halloween Party

On Monday, my fabulous cousin Judy and her husband, David, hosted their annual Halloween party. Everyone dresses up and it's always so fun to see what people come up with! We had chili and cornbread for dinner, followed by the costume parade and the doughnut game. We had a great time and can't wait for next year! Thanks Jude.

Ryan and I dressed up as my parents. These are their daily outfits.
T and L reliving their hippy days.
Aaron and Joy, who are expecting a baby any minute!
The hostess herself, Judy, and Rach. Rach's bangs were exactly how she used to do them.
Dave and Nat as each other.
The famous doughnut game.
Mark and Alisse.
Natalie(Randy's adorable girlfriend) and cousin Randy with T and L. Groovy!
Taz and Karlie
Ryan and Jen.