Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm so proud

~Such a cute family~
I have 500 holiday season pictures and this is the only one I can manage to have time to post! I'll get to the others later :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.....

Oh wait - I'm not dreaming! When I walked out my front door this morning this is what greeted me! Snow on our little Saddleback Mountain (more like a big hill). It was so pretty!

(click on the above picture for a better view)
We decided to jump in the car this afternoon and go find the snow! We were on a snow hunt!

This was really as close as we could get without going off roading! And as soon as we found a good place to stop and take pictures - the clouds had covered our snow!

Oh well - it was still a fun little adventure - and still pretty - and exciting for this little OC community :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sometimes they lose and sometimes they WIN!!!!

It was a long, cold weekend out on the soccer field. But this is why I love my kids playing sports - sometimes they lose and there is a lesson in losing. But sometimes they win - and take 1st place! And it does feel really good :)

This is a Plus Team which is kind of like Ayso's Club team. We have been training since July! It has been a huge commitment for us (Friday night practices stink!!) But when you see how well they play together now - it makes it all worth while! Congrats Fusion!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Solid Advice

My life is so busy and seems so out of control sometimes. I've been trying to say NO, slow down, and enjoy this season. I want to remember and live CHRIST this year!
Someone once sent me this email and I love what it says - I printed it out and hung it on my desk, but haven't read it in months, then today as I was scurrying by, I stopped and read it -

Rules (solid advice) from God
Wake Up!... Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24

Dress Up!... The best way to dress up is to put on a smile . A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart ." I Samuel 16:7

Hush Up!... Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3

Stand Up!....for what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything..."Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10

Look Up!... to the Lord. "I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me ." Philippians 4:13

Reach Up! .. for something higher. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:56

Lift Up! ... your prayers. "Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippians 4:6
It's good to stop and reflect on your priorities sometimes.............

Friday, November 28, 2008


loving my family

loving my family ~ loving their family

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Could homework really be this comfy?
Should homework be this comfy?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Go Big Red!

Another fun cheerleading clinic at the high school (MVHS- my Alma Mater)

Friends always make it so much more fun!

Notice the score board!
Pooooor Crapo - oh I mean Capo Valley High
(I guess a little bit of high school rivalry still lives in me!)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

we all scream for ice cream

Nothing like ice cream and a game of hide and seek with sweet friends to make a day perfect!
Someone luvs peanuts!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chop Sticks

I was blessed to have some friends from church over to my house for an Asian feast! It was so yummy and fun! We used chop sticks (some of us used forks and some of us used beginner chop sticks).
This is our dinner for 8 (or in my case 7), and it has been fun to get to have some small group discussion and Wii time!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or treat - smell my feet


You probably don't want to smell our feet - cuz' they really hurt at the end of the night!