Sunday, December 20, 2009


Happy 6th to us!!

Thanks for the hot date last night, honey! I love you.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Bug

Griffin is growing up so fast and I don't like it. I want him to stay a little boy forever! Oh well. He makes me laugh everyday and is such a fun buddy to have around.

Except when he peed in my new leopard flats the other day. Yes peed. It felt like we had a pet dog for a moment. Luckily, they were cheap Target shoes. But still! I threw them right into the trash.

I love my bug!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

L's Birthday

Last Saturday was my mama's birthday! My mom, Rach and I were in LA visiting Lucy so we celebrated there with some Sprinkle cupcakes and PF Chang's takeout. Happy Birthday hot mama!!

Some things about my mom:

- She LOVES to talk on the phone
- She is a good listener
- She has lots and lots of friends
- She loves to go to lunch with the ladies
- She loves to "bus" the house and her house is always spotless
- She loves to chew carrots while talking on the phone
- She is a worrier. If you are not worried, don't worry, she'll worry for you!
- She can sing like an Indian
- She calls all her kids everyday to "check in"
- She loves Kraft Singles and believes that eating one will cure the shakes
- She's got groovy dance moves
- She always drives with her hands at 10 and 2
- She is the best of the best when it comes to back seat driving
- She LOVES the grandkids and spoils them with gum and chocolate milk
- She loves to shop and always dresses cute
- She has a song for every word you say
- She loves to talk about the weather
- She has a strong testimony
- She is a good example to her kids and grandkids
- She always has a kleenex in her purse and jacket pocket
- She loves Regis and Kelly and Dancing with the Stars
- She plays the piano well
- She is the best mom a girl could ask for!

I love you Mom!! Hope you had a fabulous birthday!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Little Lucy

Last Thursday, Rach and I drove over to LA to meet Miss Lucy. My oh my is this girl sweet! We literally watched her sleep, eat and poop all day. We just stared at her all day long. We couldn't get enough of her! She smelled delicious. I love the newborn smell. She is adorable and such a good baby. Nat is a natural at being a mama. It was so great to see her in action. Thank you, Nat and Dave, for letting us smother your baby for a few days! I'm already having Lucy withdrawals. Luckily, they'll be here for Christmas!

Little Lucy
Secretly sniffing her while posing for a picture.
I think I'm her favorite.
Watching her sleep.
All bundled up for a trip to Yogurtland. Don't trip, Lucy stayed in the car.
A quick photo session after her bath.
The proud parents.

P.S. Nat was wearing her skinny jeans by day 6 post-partum. I know. Sick.
P.P.S. Lucy's cute headbands were made by my friend Melanie.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lu Lu

I couldn't resist posting more pics of my new niece, Lucy. I get to meet her this weekend and kiss her cheeks! Excited.

And here is Nat and Lucy in the hospital. Yes, this is just after Nat gave birth. Perfect. Seriously Nat. At least have a drop of sweat on your face or something.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


My little sis, Nat(6 days overdue), had her baby tonight!!!

Lucy Brooke Todd
7 lbs. 8 oz.
20 inches

Isn't she precious! It's killing me that I'm not there to kiss her squishy cheeks! Just a few more days till I get to hold my new niece.

Congrats, Nat and Dave!
She's a dream.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Griff and The Cousins

Griffy calls Rach's kids "the cousins." He LOVES his cousins! The other day, Rach was babysitting Griffin and snapped a few shots of "the cousins" and Griff wrestling on the trampoline. So cute.

These 3 look so much alike. Griff fits right in!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Big T's Birthday

Today is my dad's birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!!

I love my dad for so many reasons.
He is one of a kind.
He genuinely cares about other people.
He is a people person.
He will talk to anyone about anything.
He is a major sports fan. If you get him talking about sports, you better grab a chair.
He loves the UofA and all of its paraphernalia.
He goes to the gas station everyday to get a diet pepsi. Sometimes twice. And he always shares.
He loves to go to lunch.
He loves his grandkids and babysits them often. Not many grandpas will do that.
He loves the beach. He passed it on to me.
He has a positive attitude and likes to have fun.
He likes to shop. Nothing better than a sale at Dillard's for Big T.
He has more shirts, sweaters, jackets, visors/hats, and ties than Krispie Kreme has donuts.
He is a busy body. Always running errands, sweeping, going to Wal-mart, etc.
He is such a good example to our family.
He does his Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve.
He gets teased a lot by his kids and takes it like a champ.
He will fix anything with Elmer's glue or duct tape.
He loves his Franklin planner and writes his tasks in it daily.
He is and always has been strong member of the church.
He loves my mom and treats her well.

I love you, Dad. Thanks for everything. Have a happy day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Last weekend, we decided to take a trip to LA to see Natty-girl and Dave. We wanted to go before baby-girl arrives. We had so much fun! Here is what we did:

Went to Venice Beach. It was pretty much freezing that day so we just hung out on the sand and walked along the boardwalk. Bunch of crazies there.
Took Naps on the beach.
Got our frizz on.
Hung out at the apartment.
Celebrated Nat's 26th birthday and went out to Cheesecake Factory.
The fam.
Took a little tour of the UCLA campus. Dave is getting his MBA there. It's such a pretty campus! Got our frizz on there too.
Met the Bruin.
Stuffed ourselves at dinner and topped it off with a generous slice of red velvet cheesecake!
Got a group shot by the Bruin.

Other activities include: Tito's Tacos, Diddy Riese, Century City Mall, driving by stars' homes, walking around the promenade, getting locked out of the apt, trip to Chubby's bike store, church - Nat and Dave spoke, eating ourselves sick, Dave's delish homemade waffles, walks, soaking in the fabulous weather, and dry heaving at the smell of Asian food throughout the apt complex.

Thanks again, Nat and Dave, for the great weekend!!
Now have your baby, Nat!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


We went - to get our cookbooks signed by The Pioneer Woman.
We saw - PW and all her cuteness.
We met - Pioneer Woman. She is just as sweet and funny as we hoped she'd be.
We froze - and couldn't think of anything to say.
We loved - every second of meeting our cooking hero.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Happenings

We had so much fun last week doing all sorts of Halloween activities. We decorated cookies with friends, attended 2 Halloween parties, and went trick-or-treating! We also took a quick trip to the train park.

Clark and Griffin making Halloween masterpieces!

How are those sprinkles Griff?
Bob the Builder and his cousins
Bob and Mr. Lion
Ry and Griffy on the train
Me and Griff on the horsies
One more of Bob and Lion - too cute!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


So, I guess the saying "like father, like son" is true. If you don't already know, Ryan is in love with Apple computers or anything Apple for that matter. He doesn't have an iphone yet and it is killing him. However, our bro-in-law, Brett, does have an iphone and guess who is obsessed with it?? That's right, Griffin. And, yes, he's only 2 and a half.

The minute Griff sees Brett he is begging to play with his iphone. One night we were at Rach and Brett's and Griffin was playing with the iphone. It was time to leave so we told Griffin the iphone had to go night-night. He of course started crying and asked in his sad voice if he could kiss the iphone good night. Which he did. He then proceeded to roll around on the couch crying, "I want an iphone."
The other day, Griffin was talking about Brett's iphone and he asked Ryan where his iphone was. Ryan said, "I don't have an iphone." Then Griffin pointed to the remote for the mac mini and said, "Is that your imote daddy?" Classic.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nat's Baby Shower

Last week, Natty-girl was in town! We had so much fun hanging out while she was here. We miss her so much. On Saturday, we threw her a baby shower at my parent's house. It was so fun to visit with friends and family and eat all the yummy shower food. Nat is due November 23rd with a girl. Oh my, we are excited!!!

Mom, Rach, Nat and her cutest bump, me and Jen
Emery, Hallie, Shayla and Megan
Rach and the Italian Cream Sodas aka the best thing ever!!

The guest of honor

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I want this...

Has anyone heard about or tried Physique 57 before? I think it looks like a fun/good workout.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Typical Friday Night:

1) Eat at our favorite mexican joint
2) Pit-stop at Wal-mart
3) Drive till Griff falls asleep
4) Snuggle up with my honey on the couch
5) Watch a movie or The Office
6) Snuggle up with my honey in bed till we fall asleep

I LOVE a typical Friday night!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

As of late...

This last week, we did some fun things:

Ran races on Bumpa's lawn
Rode the motorcycle grandma bought at a garage sale and LOVED it.
Posed on the motorcycle
Got a new hair do
Played and played at the Youth Museum with the cousins

Got a new lunch box. This is actually my lunch box from 3rd grade. Ry is not so keen on the color but Griff doesn't care. It carries his toys and that's all that matters!