Sunday, August 26, 2007


What do you think?


When I saw Bonny post Victoria Beckham about a month ago, I fell in love with the haircut. I debated for weeks while Jake kept telling me just to get it cut. I finally took the plunge this weekend. I took a picture to my fabulous hair stylist and she copied it perfectly. We added a little brown in and toned down the blonde. It is so EASY to style. I didn't spend more than 5 minutes in the bathroom this morning. Although, the best part is for once in my life Jake absolutely LOVES my hair. He has told me this about 50 times in the last 48 hours. His exact words this evening were, "This is your best haircut ever. Will you keep it like this? At least for a year?" YAY!!!!

The back view.

A long wait.

Our new couch! We love IKEA!
(P.S. We had just gotten home from Utah and I had to go help Jake haul. Then we came back and set the couch up. Hence the reason the kitchen is very messy! It is now clean thanks to a loving husband.)

Saturday, August 25, 2007


We are in Utah today and we are finally picking up our new couch. It only took us a year to finally buy it but I am so excited. Also, I CHOPPED my hair. As Kirsten said running up the stairs....Come look at my mom's hair. It's funky!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Just when you are ready to lose it and threaten to take all the toys away because of all the teasing and arguing and anything else you can imagine you find this when you go downstairs to check on them before heading off to bed. One had crawled in with the other. They look like the perfect sisters and that they could never do anything bed....Ever.


I feel like this says it all.

Kirsten turned five

Yesterday was a crazy and fun birthday. Kirsten wanted to go shopping and spend her gift cards and buy her a new dress. This took almost all afternoon as you can imagine and we didn't find the dress until today. Then we came home and she opened her presents when Jake got home from work. She loves PetShops (if you can't tell). That night we went to a place we discovered call Blast Off. It's actually really clean and not crowded whatsoever. They go every 2 hours and wipe down all the slides and tubes (impressed me). It looks sorta like a dump on the outside but really clean on the inside. I guess that is what counts. Here are some pictures of Kirsten's special day: (Jake will say something tomorrow morning when he notices that this will be a long post. I hadn't blogged for awhile and I am so far behind...can you be behind in blogging?)

Katanya and Kirsten below....

Jake was above. Parents were allowed to go in and play with their kids for free.

Blowing out her birthday cake. I like the fact that she has some extra help in the background.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Kirsten turned five today! She starts kindergarten on Wednesday but has the attitude of a teenager! She is my very opinionated sweetheart and we are glad she is in our family We love you Kirsten!

(This picture was taken when she was one year old on a camping trip with the fam. I think Katanya looks just like her.)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Who LIKES????

Our last trip to Utah a couple weeks ago featured a couple trips to IKEA. I originally went to use my gift card but we got carried away. Then I forgot to even use it. Looks like another trip will be in the making. Here is what we did.... Jake LIKED....I wasn't sure but when I saw it I loved it. The yellow goes great with the red. (Yes Jake has an eye....sometimes :P) Sometimes you just need a new duvet cover and your whole room is new again.
Cruz LIKED. Once again I wasn't sure, but it matches and it looks pretty cool with the planets on the ceiling. His favorite color is green and he picked it out all by himself. His other duvet was denim on both sides and just too hot.
THE ROOSTER....I LIKED and fortuneately so does Cruz!

Friday, August 03, 2007

The most wonderful time of the year

I love the beginning of fall / late summer for the tasty fruits and veggies! I found a little truck roadside stand that sells the best sweetest corn we have had in a long time. Just to give you a few numbers on how well we like it. I bought 4 dozen ears yesterday. Last night we cooked 22 ears. Jake had 5, Kirsten had 5, Cruz only had 3 due to the fact that he ate an ENTIRE T-bone steak by himself. You can figure out how many I ate....(I'm not bragging about this. It was so yummy! To make up for it I ran an extra mile this morning on my run.)

The only other thing that can compare to sweet young corn is fresh juicy peaches which I will soon be indulging in. My mom's are on and when we go down to pick up McKay you can be sure I will bring plenty back! :)


My little snaggletooth. I haven't ever seen a situation like hers. She has her two bottom teeth in and the a top side tooth. Very unique.

A little belated....

After hours of the kids wanting Jake to blow out his candles on his cake he finally gave in at 10pm. As I mentioned before he had been very sick all day. He blew out 31 candles in about 6 breaths (not kidding). After words he said, "I have to sit down, I'm lightheaded. It's going to suck when I get old."