Thursday, December 18, 2008

i've been tagged.....

I have to respond to what’s posted with one word that comes to mind. then i tag 4 people to do the same....
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? Shane
3. Your hair? thin
4. Your mother? giving
5. Your father? talented
6. Your favorite thing(s)? family
7. Your dream last night? ?
8. Your favorite drink? OJ
9. Your dream/goal? mom
10. The room you’re in? office
11. Your fear? public speaking (i cheated)
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? closer to Jesus (cheated again)
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you’re not? bummed
15. Muffins/donuts? donuts (old fashion)
16. One of your wish list items? giftcards
17. Where you grew up? orange
18. The last thing you did? clean
19. What are you wearing? sweats
20. Your TV? Vizio
21. Your pet? nada
22. Your computer? dell
23. Your life? blessed
24. Your mood? chill
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Favorite pastime? volleyball
27. Something you’re not wearing? socks
28. Favorite Store? Target
29. Your summer? Hot!!
30. Your favorite color? blue
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried? 12/7/08
33. Who will re-post this? shaina
34. Four places I go over and over? target, church, stater bros, in-n-out
35. Four people who e-mail me? jenni, shaina, shane, jena
36. Four of my favorite foods? mexican, italian, in-n-out, ice cream
37. Four places I would like to be right now? heaven, hawaii, italy, australia
38. Four people I tag? shaina, kim, katelyn, adam

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Big Brother

Yes, Micah is going to be a big brother soon. I am about 3 months pregnant and so happy that we are going to have the awesome gift of another little one. Please pray for the health of our baby and for the Lord to prepare us for the craziness of two :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving in Tucson

We left eary Tuesday morning to celebrate Thanksgiving week with our family in Tucson AZ. Micah did pretty well on the drive...sometimes we just have to let him cry, on our way out we stopped at Ikea to get some of that energy out. Anyways we had a full week of activities and super yummy food. Micah loves playing with all his cousins which was a nice break for me :) It went by way too fast, and I am already looking forward to next year. Thank you Sissy for the awesome time, we enjoy being there with all of you so much!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I've been tagged

My sister Jenni tagged me forever ago to write 7 random things about here I go :)

1. 1-4 is one of my favorite times of the day. I adore being home with my little man all day but his nap from 1-4 is like gold. It's a time to rest, get the to do things done, catch up on emails, read, and get refreshed in the Lord. Right now I am going through Acts and it is awesome to see how eager the early church was to preach the gospel, which leads to the next thing.

2. I want to share the gospel much more then I do. It is the most important news we should be sharing. Many of us I think get afraid to share it because we may get the wrong impression and think its a message of condemnation and judgement? So we may think it might turn people off, when really its a message of hope and salvation, and living forever with God. If we are believers in Christ Jesus we need to be just as eager as the early church to get this message out :)

3. On a lighter note, I love surprises!
Before Shane and I were married he would surprise me at least a couple times a month with something. Whether it be a cool date, flowers or a simple note on my car. He still does occassionally, and it brings a huge smile to my face...I love you honey :)

4. When I was a little girl I was pretty much a boy in a little girls body. I hated dresses and dolls and I remember my sister would like to dress me up and do my hair and I hated it. It wasn't until junior high I wore a dress...thats when I think I embraced being a girl and accepted it. I still have a little bit of that tom boy in me. I prefer playing some kind of physical sport much more then shopping or sitting around and talking.

5. I just recently really started to love reading. I never read novels before, until this summer. My friend Shaina lended me a great novel called, "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. It is a modern day version of the book of Hosea. It is about a man who persues the love of a prostitute, and shows her unconditional love. It was such a great book I went on to read another. Thanks to my friend I have now become a reader and I am enjoying it so much...Thanks Shaina!

6. 75% of my television watching is the food network. I love food, and I love watching these entertaining chefs make such deliscious meals. Sometimes I wish I could stick my fork in the TV and have a bite of that yummy beautiful meal. Especially Paula Dean, her dishes make my mouth water...why do I do that to myself?

7. I am a total art geek. I sometimes watch utube videos of people painting and try to pick up different techniques and tips on oil painting. There are also two artist blogs that I check out daily to see their daily painting. One is Duane Kieser and the other Abbey Ryan. They both have similar styles and paint everyday objects...such as a spool of thread, a cracked egg or a lolipop. I love that they can make such simple things look so beautiful. I have been inspired by them and I have painted a PB&J, a blueberry muffin and some sea shells. Next I think I might want to try some Hot Wheel cars and put the paintings up in Micah's room.

Well thanks for enduring this list of my 7 random things...ok so I am going to tag: Shaina, Kim, Adam, Erin, Emily K., Katelyn S., and Katy L. to write 7 random things about yourself :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our new home

In a few weeks we will be the owners of this house. For the past ten months we have been on the hunt for a house and after many turn down offers and rejections we finally got a yes...this is the home that was meant for us :) We are so excited to own a home and have it be ours. I have already visited Home Depot and Lowes to pick out colors for the rooms and bathrooms that need to be painted, I can't wait...I love color and I am thrilled to make it our own. The home is about 2300 sq ft, and has 5bed and 3baths. It's also at the end of a cul-de-sac which makes it great for kids to play and another plus is that there are no neighbors behind us. Right next door is a family in the church who has a daughter in the youth group. Her reaction was funny when Shane told her he was going to be her neighbor. They also have two little lab dogs that are super cute and Micah just adores :) Thank you Lord for providing the opportunity for us to own a home...You are so good!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

10k Race

In September some ladies and I from our church got together to run a 10k race in El Monte. We were suppose to do a 5k but we did the 10k instead. We all finished and enjoyed a delicious meal at In-n-Out afterwards :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

My 2 Pirates

We had our 2nd anual Fall Harvest Festival at church tonight. It was neat because this year Micah was able to go in the bounce house, go down the slide and play a couple of one I was so proud of him he threw two ping pongs into a cup. We enjoyed free hotdogs, cotton candy, pop corn and churros. By the end of the night he was falling asleep on daddy during the strongest man competition. It was a great night of fellowship with the body at RBC :)

Treats in the Streets

Num Num!!!

Micah is training for his next pirate fight....go Micah!!!

In Old Town Orange the venders close shop and pass out candy to all the kids. It's a tradition for my sister and her boys every year and this is Micah and I's second year going with them. Even though I don't live in Orange anymore I still love to come down and do these special little events with my family. Orange will always feel like home to me no matter where we go.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

18 months

Today Micah is 1 1/2 years old...I can't believe it. He is talking more, playing cars and making noises with anything that moves, he can climb the jungle gym and go down the slide by himself, and he is getting pretty good with his utensils and can drink his sippy cup on his own w/out any help. He loves books and giggles when I read to him....he loves his daddy and lights up when he gets home and follows him around every where he goes. He is a bundle of joy and fun, and I praise God for giving us such an amazing wonderful little boy that is ours to raise and grow in life with...thank you Lord for Micah!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bate's Nut Farm

On Friday a group of us from church took a field trip down to Bate's Nut Farm in Escondido...there was an amazing beautiful pumpkin patch there...we were all so thankful for nice cool fall weather. Included with our pumpkin we got to do a corn maze and a hay ride...I opted out on the corn maze though, it was packed, I had the stroller, and plus Micah really didn't seem to care either way :) At the end of our day we enjoyed some yummy pumkin pie fudge and had a picnic lunch with all our friends.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


On Saturday night the RBC youth group had a dodgeball tournament at a local park in Temecula. The kids had so much, and it was awesome to because some kids that were at the skate park joined us and had a blast. Some kids shared there testimonies about what God had done in there lives and with that, the gospel was shared as well. God was honored at this crazy, neon, fun dodgeball tournament night. Thank you Lord for blessing this time of fellowship with all the kids...You are good!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Hose

This is what we do when its hot and Micah wants to be outside :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Here are some pics from our time out there yesterday :)


My friend Jennifer had her baby boy Elias a couple of weeks ago. I got a chance to visit her and the baby yesterday. He is so adorable...I didn't want to leave :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

He's got skills

Today I walked into Micah's room to get him from his nap and he somehow managed to pull his shirt over his head. I had to take a picture...I wonder what he'll do next?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Festival of Arts

The other night Micah and I went with Grandma Terrie to the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. They tried on some bareas little artist :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008


This week we went camping up at Carpinteria which is about 15 minutes south of Santa Barbara. My sister got a group site and invited about 12 families. It was such a great time...I never new camping could be so much fun. We spent long hours on the beach, road bikes, ate lots of yummy food, watched boys play light sabers, celebrated birthdays, and thanks to Gina we had some hilarious times around the camp fire. It was so awesome, we can't wait to camp again...thanks jen for inviting us :)

I thinks there were a total of like 20 light sabers on camp...guess what we're getting for Micah?
On Thursday we celebrated Shane's Birthday and as most of you know Shane is an ice cream man. About 25 of us road our bikes to Rainbow ice cream in town to celebrate. We were crowded in the tiny ice cream palor all singin Happy Birthday to my you Honey, Happy 28th!

Tanner John is so special and takes such great care of Micah...we love you TJ!
Shane is out there catching some fish for dinner :)

Micah and Gigi

On the last night we celebrated Hayden's 4th Birthday. We had some cake and a pinata. We love you Hayden and your mommy is right you make everyone smile...Happy Birthday!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thanks Jenni :)

Yesterday I was desperate for ideas to entertain Micah. I was talking to my sister and she had suggested to fill up a bucket of water, bring out some toys and let him play in the water. He loved it...we were outside for almost an hour. He liked the hose the best and I set it on low and he couldn't put the thing down. We will be doing this again for sure...Thanks Jenni!

If anyone has any other ideas on how to entertain a 15 month old I would be glad to take any suggestions :)