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!