Friday, September 24, 2010


Some of you may know that I have 2 blogs.

This one here that I neglect just slightly which is supposed to be more of a blog for family and friends (and myself) to keep up with what goes on in our day-to-day lives and to share pictures of the kids. I also used to post the scrapbooking layouts that I made on here. Emphasis on used to.

Then I started another blog last year called funsize creations (that I neglected WAY MORE than this one) which was supposed to be about all things crafty. Problem is that I just kept posting everything here because, well....I'm lazy.

There. I said it.

But I have seen the error of my ways and I have decided to stick with the plan.

From now on this blog will be pictures and posts all about my family and my kids while funsize creations will house pictures and content related to my crafty endeavors including all of my sewing items, scrapbooking, art journaling, as well as any updating we do to the house (I have TONS of that kind of stuff to share from the last few months. We've been BUSY!).

So basically what I'm saying is that if you read this blog I would love it if you would hop over to my other one and become a follower, or add me to your reader, or your favorites, or your bookmarks, or whatever you do to keep up with your blogs.

I promise not to neglect it as bad as before.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Seattle (part 2)

Here are the last of my pics from our Seattle trip. These include our day trips to Baimbridge Island, Pike Place Market, and Alki well as a few shots to remind me just how yummy-delicious-yet-gross-at-the-same-time the tacos are at Jack in the Box.


Ferry to Baimbridge:

Pike Place Market:

Tacos. Yum.

Alki Beach:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Seattle (part 1)

The second leg of our "girls only" trip across the country this summer was from Las Vegas to Seattle, where we spent 5 days visiting Bubba and Tina.

The obvious difference between the two places: the weather.

When we left Vegas it was over 110 degrees and when we landed in Seattle it was BARELY 70 degrees. That's a 40 degree change in just over 2 hours. And it felt soooo nice. My favorite weather is low to mid 70's where you can wear jeans and a t-shirt with flip flops and be comfortable, and that's what it was for our entire visit so I loved it.

This was my first time visiting Seattle and I fell in love with it while I was there. I enjoyed how close everything is - the city, the beach, the suburbs, and the mountains are all 20 minutes from where my brother lives.

We did a whole bunch of "tourist-y" things during our visit:

* We ate dinner at BJ's and had something called a pizookie - which is straight from heaven. It's a chocolate chip cookie in a pizza pan, warmed up, then topped with vanilla ice cream. So dang good.

* We went to the Pacific Science Center for a few hours, walked around the butterfly exhibit (which was really cool), then saw an Imax movie called "The Living Sea" while we were there.

* We walked to the Space Needle and the kids rode a few carnival rides and ate snow cones.

* We headed to Pier 54 to take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island where we walked around the shops and had ice cream.

* We ate more Jack in the Box. *heart*

* We sat by the fire pit in Bubba's backyard and talked.

* We went to Pike Place Market and saw the very first Starbucks, shopped for souvenirs, and enjoyed all the sights.

* We went to Alki beach, walked in the sand and collected driftwood and shells. The girls and Bubba dug big holes in the sand and Jenny made friends with the locals like she always does.

Here are some of the pics (I have lots of pictures to share from this trip so I'm splitting it into 2 posts).

At the Pacific Science Center:

At the butterfly exhibit (which Jen didn't really like so much).

Jenny showing her support of Da Bears:

The Space Needle:

Bubba and Steph:

Part 2 coming up.....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Las Vegas/Seattle

The girls and I had a wonderful summer together. Really truly wonderful.

It was the first time ever that I wasn't working full time and was able to stay home with my children for the summer, and we really made the best of it. One of the most wonderful things that we got to do was take a girls only trip to Las Vegas to visit my mom (aka Grannie) followed by a trip to Seattle to visit my brother (Uncle Bubba) and his fiance Christina (Tina). Poor Ronnie had to work so he couldn't come (but he was missed big time. Especially on the loooong plane rides. So was Daisy.)

That trip was perhaps a once in a lifetime experience for us and I loved having the chance to build those kinds of lasting memories with my two sweet little girls. I know we will never forget it.

During the Vegas portion of our trip we got to do all kinds of fun stuff with Grannie:

* We went to the local park real early one morning (6:45 AM) to try and beat the heat (which was around 110 the entire time). We were the only ones there (clearly the only people crazy enough to be up and at the park at 6:45 AM) and stayed for about an hour before it got too hot to be outside. The kids played in the water park for a little while and it only took them about 20 minutes to completely dry off. It was THAT hot. But it's a dry heat you know (that's what everyone who lives there tells themselves to make it seem like it really isn't that bad. But it is.)

*We ate at El Pollo Loco which was yummy but not as yummy as I remember it from growing up in Southern California.

*We went to Shirley's house (a good friend of my mom's) to go swimming one day. Shirley has!!! The girls had such a good time, didn't want to leave, wanted to go BACK the next day, and still talk about swimming in that awesome pool!

*We went to Excalibur one evening and the girls saw a 3D Spongebob show, then we went to New York, New York to walk around and have a yummy Mexican dinner.

*We got dressed up and went to Mandalay Bay one evening to see The Lion King (which was A-mazing.) It was the first time the girls had ever been to see anything like that and they just sat in awe the entire time. So did I.

*Before the Lion King we went to the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef aquarium and checked out all the cool fish and animals. They had a really neat display of jellyfish that was just stunning, I could have sat and watched them swim for hours.

*We ate at Jack in the Box which was every bit as yummy as I remember it from growing up in Southern California.

On the airplane on the way to Las Vegas:

At the park:

Doing the tree pose with Grannie:

Swimming at Shirley's house:

All dressed up to go see The Lion King at Mandalay Bay:

Checking out the Excalibur and New York, New York hotels:

Next up: Seattle.
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