Sunday, November 30, 2008


Yesterday we had some family photos taken by Gary Roberts for our Christmas cards.

We left to go eat some California Pizza Kitchen while he burned a disc with all the raw images on it.

I asked my sister, who is friends with Gary, "Do you think he'll put all the pictures on it or weed out the ones that are obviously no good?"

To which Colby said, "We'll still get to see the dinosaur ones, right mom?" (!@#(*@&?)

SO. We got home to find oh...I 7 pictures of Colby doing this. THANK YOU Colby. You made Tabitha laugh until she cried!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Here's To...

a quarter of a century.

Happy 25th Birthday William!

(and Cody...wherever you are!)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Here in You presence God, I find my rest.

Presently I feel as if I've been facing some trying times and I have been feeling really exhausted, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

The good news is that God is forever faithful. People are going to always let you down. Your family...your friends...your husband...but I guess the beauty of it is that it forces me to draw near to God for comfort and for strength and for all those things that I might usually turn somewhere else to find.

I hate these times but during these seasons in my life I always look back with how I have pulled through a better person. More focused and able to see things clearer....hope I get there again soon! But even in moments I feel alone I know that I am not. And when I can't see the big plan, I know Who does...and I do find comfort in that!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Few More...

Can you believe the fire truck was a thrift store find?

Boo's Party...

So. I have sort of been missing in action lately since my Grandma had her surgery and I've been at the hospital, but we finally got to have Micah's birthday party!

We had it at Mountain Mike's (yum) and just decided to keep it low key and family only :) Boo's invitations were inspired by his favorite little fern animal.

I made the party favors out of the same fabric I had his custom fern animal (and Colb'ys too) made from and then I had a bib made to match from here.

Ashley, the fern animal designer, was kind enough to set up a listing for me to buy fern animal pins to close all the fabric goody bags up with.

We had a lot of fun visiting with our family and getting to see our lil' cousin Averie who lives in Redding!

Thank you everyone for coming!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another Graduation...

this time my little brother graduated from the Police Academy.

Colby has thought Toby was super cool ever since he started wearing the cadet uniform to school but no police academy for Colby! He still has his heart set on being in the Army!

Congratulations Toby! We are proud of you!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I like them. :)

So. I'm pretty sure I'll like their little baby too :)

My cousin William and his wife Atasha just found out that they are expecting a baby BOY this April!!!

Congratulations you two! We love you both and are very excited for you!

oh. and here is a disclaimer. my "boy" name is noah james. and even if you steal it, i will still be your friend :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Boo Boo.

Today Micah is turning 2 years-old!

This day has always been bittersweet as I remember not only the horrible things Dr. Hoffer said to me but also the horrible and rushed c-section he performed that has left me in much physical pain even now 2 years later. I know he apologized, and every day I try to leave it all behind me, but it is sincerely one of my worst memories.

On the other hand, despite Dr. Hoffer's negligence and unethical comments to me and my family, I did get to finally meet the little boy I carried around for 9 months!!!! I have to try very hard to separate the pain of this moment from the joyous occasion of Micah "entering" our family!

He is such a little lover though I think the terrible 2's may just be fast approaching!

Happy Birthday Micah! And as Colby always puts it, "Everyone loves you Micah!"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Land of the free,

Because of the brave.

Tierzah, we are so proud of you!

This last week my little sister graduated from her training for the United States Air Force! My parents and my sister Tabitha got to go to Texas to see her, but we wanted to tell Tierzah "Congratulations!" too!

Please keep her in your prayers and remember to thank a Veteran today for all the sacrifices they have made for this country.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Because it's not about politics.

It's about having morals.

I have known since I was a child that what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong and it's as simple as that.

That's why my vote supports a man who has fought for this country and values traditional marriage as God intended it, as well as the rights of the born and unborn.

Monday, November 3, 2008

RIP little Station Wagon.

Yesterday Billy and I went down to Roseville on a car hunt.

We knew we didn't want to go high into debt over a car, but we also needed something desperately! So I am happy to say we went with this buick rendezvous (which we had never even heard of!) but c'mon! The car only had one other owner and it has 36,000 miles on it!

AND we stuck to our guns and got it for a steal!

Thanks to Tamiko for keeping the boys all afternoon and to Sandy and Steve for helping us score the awesome insurance coverage through USAA! And to my mom for letting us use her car for the last 2 months!

Oh. And if you have not checked out the new "Fountains" shopping center in Roseville, you are missing out! It is sooo nice! Got some new dishes and Japanese mugs at Anthropologie and finally got to scope out Posh Pumpkins...not quite Kat's Meow, but definitely cute!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


That's what Micah says when he wears this shirt.

Then he says, "I wanna wat dat. I wanna wat dat mommy." (he wants to "watch that" meaning "Yo Gabba Gabba" because he think the yetti on his shirt is a yo gabba gabba character) :)

Tonight Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Steve took us out to Red Robin and then came to church with us! It was a good night!

AND it rained. All day! So I had to bust out one of Micah's birthday gifts early. As you can see he loved his froggy rain boots!