Friday, September 29, 2006

Fun at the Spectrum

Sophie is a little Diva. I went to get her pictures taken today and she wouldn't smile for any of them. I left without buying one single picture. We played in the fountain and there were plenty of smiles. I am so excited too because right behind these fountains they are putting in H & M.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Mini Van Debate

Yes, I am sure there are a million posts that are dedicated to the mini van but I have such a strong opinion on the matter that I thought it was time to let my voice be heard. A few years ago I would be that girl in the Chuck E. Cheese parking lot telling all her other mom friends that she wouldn't be caught dead in a mini van. "Only a SUV for me thank you," I would say and laugh as I watched some other mom pack her kids in her Toyota Sienna. I learned my lesson the hard way. When Seth and I found out we were expecting our third baby we realized that the Mazda 626 just wouldn't cut it. A full row of carseats just wouldn't work so we started looking around for our SUV. We finally settled on a Durango. It was a great SUV. It was a limited edition R/T engine. (I have no idea for what that means but I think it means that the vehicle had balls, big ones.) The first few days I loved driving around looking all cool in my big SUV. Nevermind that I had to use a freaking step stool to get in I was enjoying my youth with 2 1/2 kids in tow. I looked so cool, or did I? A couple weeks and $250 in gas later I hit a huge realization. I was not cool anymore. This car was never going to drive into the OHS parking lot. It was never going to cruise main in Spanish Fork. This Dodge Durango was only going to see days full of dropping kids off, trips to the park, the occasional diaper change in the car and maybe even a little vomit after a long road trip to grandma's house. Besides the gas factor it was a pain in the butt to buckle the kids in their carseats and it had NO cargo space with the third row up. Once you have 2+ kids no one says things like, "Look at that really cool mom, she drives a Tahoe" or "Look at that really lame mom, she drives a Ford Windstar." With this sudden light bulb Seth and I decided to trade in the Durango and get a Mazda MPV. I love it. I have never been happier with any other vehicle. It gets good gas mileage, it is easy to drive, the kids are comfortable...the list goes on and on.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

"You've got your hands full"

I have 3 kids under the age of 6. Not that strange in Utah but here in California I am somewhat of a novelty. Everywhere I go I get comments. We attract a lot of attention because a)my children are gorgeous and b)I am gorgeous and finally c)my kids can be kind of crazy. I really don't go anywhere with all three in tow. I usually save errands for when my husband is home or just take the younger two when big sister is in school. I don't mind the attention until I get my the phrase, "You've got your hands full". What the hell is that supposed to mean? I guarantee I hear this every single time I have my kids with me at least once. The next time I hear I think I am going to go crazy and just rip one back like, "You have your hands empty! You chose not to have any kids and you will die alone." or "Too bad your puppy that is dressed like a human isn't a human and you are crazy". (I will add a few colorful profanities in-between these comebacks.) Moral of this story: Don't ever say "You've got your hands full" to anyone because it might be me and you will get a nasty comeback. Besides its not even good grammar.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Ode to Christina

I have to admit it, Christina Aguilera is amazing! I know a lot of people clump her into the Britney and Jessica group but I am here to tell you that she stands above the rest. I went to work the other morning and we listened to her new album before we opened. As soon as I came home I downloaded it from itunes. Although some of the songs cannot be played in my mini-van ("Still Dirrty" and "Nasty Naughty Boy") I dare say that it is the best female vocal album I have heard since Fiona Apple's "Tidal". I know a lot of people don't appreciate her style but after listening to this album I don't know how anyone could say she isn't talented. I am going to stop now because this blog entry sounds like I am in Junior High, but I mean it Christina, you rock.

Friday, September 01, 2006


To $- (my significant other)
Happy Birthday! Here are the Top 10 reasons I love you:
10. Lets face it, I really didn't see myself marrying a "jock". But, my goodness, body is A+++. (You're not really the "typical jock").
9. You get my jokes. I get your jokes.
8. The 3 sex trophies rule. (isabella, carson, and sophie)
7. You secretly want to be in a play.
6. "The Pimp Hand"? C'mon babe, you know who wears the pants.
5. You deal with the fact that I always round down with money.
4. We can read each others minds. E.T. and Elliott forever.
3. OCD rules!
2. You think I look hot without make-up. Bless your heart.
1. Ladies, I hate to break it to you, but I married the greatest man that ever lived, you might not know this but he's a really big deal. I am the Luckiest. I LOVE YOU $!

I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest