Monday, December 21, 2009

I love the holidays!!

This years Tree 2009

Random photo's of mine and Shane's Christmas past.
Me and my sister Nichol
Shane and Santa
Me and Shane 2007
Me, Nichol and my cousin Wendy I think Christmas 1994
Christmas 2003 I think
Shane and his sisters Heather and Lisa

I love the holidays. This my most favorite time of year. Christmas music, candy, goodies, family gatherings, gift giving and most of all the true meaning of christmas, the birth of our savior. When I was a kid I would make one of those green and red paper chains and hang it from the ceiling of my room and count down to christmas day. I remember times of laying in bed on Christmas eve waiting to see if I can hear the sound of Santas reindeer. I always had this feeling that I couldn't wait and wanted it to be Christmas morning so bad. I'm very naustalgic and love thinking back to when I was a kid at Christmas. Don't tell anyone, but I still believe in Santa. I'm all about Christmas triditions and even though I am sad Shane and I won't be with family on Christmas this year I am excited to start triditions of our own. We will drive to Portland the day after christmas to be with my family. I'm excited to see the kids and the excitment on their faces.


Sunday, November 29, 2009


Shane and I spent Thanksgiving in Portland with my family this year. It has been 10 years since I have been home for thanksgiving. It was nice to be with my family and relax. We also got together with the Bralliers and had a good time playing a game and eating muchies.

Monday, November 2, 2009

All Hallows Eve 2009

Halloween this year was alot of fun. My work had a halloween party with too much food and candy. Later in the evening Shane and I had some friends over for a halloween dinner party and passed out candy to the trick or treaters. This year I was a ROCKER!! Shane had purchased an afro wigg but decided not to wear it last min. HAPPY HALLOWEEN


Drive In Movie Night

My sister-in-law gave me this really great idea for a primary activity. We had a drive in movie night. We turned the stage into a movie theater, rented a popcorn machine, had tons of candy and the kids made cars out of card board boxes. It was a hit and we all had fun watching Walace and Gromit.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mineral Makeup

I changed my mind I'm keeping it. I love this makeup go check it out at COSTCO

Anyone interested in mineral makeup? I bought this set from costco and only need the loose powder foundation. I already have everything else. $19.00. I bought the set for $24.99. Let me know if you're interested. Costco has really good makeup.

Mineral Loose Bronzer
Mineral Eyeshadow Base (tube)
Mineral Loose Eyeshadow Linen, Cashmere and Petal
Mineral Pressed Eyeliner
Eyeshadow Applicators (2)
Kabuki Brush
Retractable Brush


Friday, September 18, 2009

It's still me

The skinner Days

So I'm sure you all have noticed I have gained a lot of weight. I look at myself in the merrior and I see the same person, but wow when I see a picture of myself I can clearly see I have gain more weight then I thought. It's been a struggle for me. All my life I have been a bigger then average girl. I've had my moments when I have lost a few and felt great! It's been a hard road and a bigger struggle ever sence Shane and I have been trying to have a baby. Every medication and perscription adds a few pounds and it doesn't help that I turn into this beast when I'm on them and want to either punch anyone in sight or eat everything including kitchen table. Well, I've decided the meds haven't done the trick to make my body be normal and do what it needs to to have a baby. When Shanes parents were here a few weeks ago is when I really noticed I have added the pounds, so I have decided to eat better, exercise and just have a better, clearer mind about loosing weight the right way. This week was week one and I feel like I did a great job. It's the beginning of a diet I hate, it always takes a while to get into the groove, so that's way this time I am not going on a diet. I am just eating healthier and exercising and again haveing a clear mindset. I feel great and this is something I need to do for myself and I know if I were to loose the weight I will feel so much better about myself and will hopefully get my waist back. And this is something I need to do for my health as well, but don't expect to see me as a size 8 that will never happen, but a healthy 12 or 14 will make me more then happy.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cycle Oregon

Shane and I went down to the Rouge tonight to catch up with my Uncle Paul. He is riding with Cycle Oregon this week and had a couple days stay in Grants Pass. It was exciting to meet up with him and get the low down and history of Cycle Oregon. Wish I was in shape to be able to do something like that, but I think I would kill over in the first hour. I huff and puff just riding down the street to the mailbox. KUDOS to my Uncle Paul for 4 years in a row. It was nice to see you. Enjoy the rest of the ride.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Best Friends Forever

Addi's blanket hat

Over the weekend Paige and Dave Hirschi and their two kids were in town visiting. We had so much fun playing games, talking, eating, visiting the scary town of Applegate I"M GLAD WE GOT OUT ALIVE! playing with the kids and feeding the ducks. Shane and I were so glad they came to visit and wished they could have stayed longer. Paige and I go way back to the days of our family hanging out together. Camping, Sunriver, Thanksgiving, New Years, Sunday desserts and Red Robbin Mondays. I'm so glad Paige and I have stayed close specially now that we are married and live far apart we always try to keep intouch somehow. Their kids are so cute and it was fun to entertain them and get to know them better. It was nice to wake up in the morning to a hellooo from Eddie and a cooking show from Addi May at Dinner time.

Paige, thank you for coming and I hope you guys injoyed your stay. It was fun to cath up and talk about the memories. Thanks for the laughs, the yummy food and thanks Dave for the game. I'm not a huge fan of games but I really enjoyed Elfenland. Lets get together again soon.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ma & Pa Bonella & Dixie Too

Shanes parents and their doggy were in town last weekend. We had them with us from Friday night to Monday morning and I was sad when they left. I love it when family and friends come visit, you get so used to having poeple around then one day their gone. We really enjoyed having them and spending time with them. I hope we will get to see Ma & Pa Bonella again soon. Thanks Kathy and Harold for coming to visit. I enjoyed our lunch at the park and feeding the ducks. Come back soon!