A Life full of fun, five wonderful kids,cute husband, amazing family,and a catering business as the cherry on top!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Viva Lucha!

Maybe you dont know this but I L O V E love the fab Mexican fighting masks. Lucha Libre...ahhhh the theatrical show of strength, the pagentry of it all, the boudless amounts of churros I am sure they sell at the matches. I found american fake wrestling when I was a young babysitter and nothing else was on basic cable at 11:00 on a Saturday night ( that was BEFORE I discovered the awesomeness of SNL -another story-and TBS movie marathons) I enjoyed Macho Man , Ultimate Warrior and of course Hulk Hogan- love me some bright yellow feather boas- and I didnt think any thing else could compare but the Masks of our resourceful neighbors to the south won me over. A few years ago my Glam Mom and sisters and I went on a little cruise to Mexico and all my pesos were spent on Masks. I found baby sized ,fringed, furry,and pleather beauties and now my costume obsessed kids and I can revel in their coolness.I also adore any sport that gets a costume (dodgeball ,rollerderby or ballet anyone?) and I think we should bring back the fancy swim caps of yesteryear ( Esther Williams was soo glamorous). Wrestling with a costume always looks cool even if its lame.Ava and Nash rock the Masks too.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bathing Beauties

I love just bathed tangle free girls who smell like soap and look shiny and squeaky clean.Fresh out of the tub into jams and jump right into a book then bed(hopefully with some teeth brushing mixed in). What could be better?

Saturday, August 23, 2008


A couple of weeks ago we went to the drive in and saw two lame-ish kids movies Meet Dave ( talking about the career choices of Eddie Murphy is another blahg entirely) and Chimps in Space ( it was about chimps in space). The misquitos were rampant and the heat didnt die down till the 2nd movie but it was till alot of fun.(I should add that we didnt get home till 12:30 am and our church starts at 9:00 am so do the math- life hangovers were had by all ) I remember going to the drive in when I was little pilling in the car with tons of blankets and homemade popcorn and having a blast . So I would like to give a shout out to my Mommie Fabulous for taking us to the drive in and doing a million other things that encouraged us to have fun as a family and bring us closer together. Thanks to an awesome Mom who made everything FUN!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Personal Space

Firstly - check out my cute #1 and #4 - Secondly I would like to say that most people have phobias ,quirks, and or a general dislike for face grease swapping that may make a face to face smoosh like this uncomfortable.I don't think that idiosyncrasy shows itself in children until at least the tween years. My kids like to be ALL up in my bidness' . We live in a constant smoosh fest. I have a few kids who would like nothing more than to press their whole body against mine for a full night of sweaty sleepy time. One daughter thinks secret telling means holding your whole face and breathing heavily into your ear( I know a couple different names for that). I guess it doesn't really bug me except when I need good sleep or a little bit of a flesh pressing break. They aren't always going to want to be all over my lap or to have me rub their back or tell me elaborate reasons why the jokers minions should have jackets of a different shade of purple.I need to embrace ( literally and figuratively ) the chances I've got to pile all together on the couch and force them to watch old movies, have scared half asleep kids suffocate me in my sleep and hug it out when they are grouchy at me for any reason at all. Personal Space Shmershonal Space

Friday, August 15, 2008

It was the Best of Times it was the Worst of Times....

Today is our 10 year anniversary. A decade that has literally flown by. Yesterday I was thinkin' about how much we have changed how much our lives have changed and I felt so happy that we have 5 kids 2 small businesses and still manage to dig eachother.I was thinking all of this when I heard a frantic yell from the other side of the house.I ran to assess the damage and saw Xander having a puke fest in the bathroom while trying desperately to keep the baby out of it. We got the scene of the crime under control and then I called Kevin to share the news and he couldn't chat it up cuz' the bathroom he was remodeling was being grouted ( Ya' know time sensitive) .Anyway, I was cleaning vomit out of tile and grout while he was laying tile and grout ( Alanis might say this is ironic) . I thought how Lucky I am to have a partner in this life who works hard along side me for the good of our family.Lucky to have a honest righteous man who loves me and loves and respects our children and who is ambitious and wants us to succeed . Lucky to have a man who will wear most any costume I assign him and bust out his world famous worm dance if the mood strikes. I am Lucky to to have someone who will apologize when he needs to and wants me to be happy. I say I am Lucky but I also realize that Luck is only a small part of the equation cuz' 10 years ago we picked eachother and everything that went along with it. We decided to be married, to have our wonderful kids and to live according to the will our Heavenly Father. No matter what good or bad the future holds for us I am grateful to have Kevin to share it with. 10 years down and an Eternity to go Yeah for Us!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

School is Cool !

This is the best back to school shot we got this year, 3 kids looking at the camera 1 looking off to the side and 1 looking at something much more interesting seems to be as good as it's gonna get. The kids were filled with same mixed feelings I've been having.Xander misses his 2nd grade super fun teacher and the 3rd grade is gettin down to business time so he's missing the freedom and coloring homework of his youth.Nash misses me ALOT - he's a tender heart and has a hard time with change but he digs his teacher so I'm sure it'll be fine.Remi is very excited to be a kindergardener but kinda' forgot what it was like to be gone all day .Ava LOVES everything about preschool and just wants more of it. Sloan and I have had to adjust to the new schedule and it was fun to play with just her for a few hours today.So the first week back is almost over but its full steam ahead for another year of homework , book fairs , playdates and half eaten lunches hooray!!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Adios mis Amigos!

I guess SOMEONE is sad (that's a sad face isnt it?)that her big brothers and sisters are about to end their summer-o-fun and head back to their 9 to 3 day jobs -elementary school( and Ava is pickin' up a preschool shift-she does it strictly for the discounts). I would echo that sentiment whole heartedly if it wasn't peppered with a teeny tiny bit of WOOOHOOOO!!!!!! lets face it we can only go to the movies and swim and play on the computer and Wii till our eyes bleed for so long . So we have 3 days left of Summer 08' and I'm crying and enthusiastically jumping up and down at the same time.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Sunday with the Fam'

This is what happens when we drive to Glamma and Grampa Fabulous' house - every Sunday we pile in the car and the kids who havent enjoyed a siesta before the trek pass out in the warm car. Xander uses his super human stay-awake powers to draw all the way there. I love listenin' to Wait Wait Dont Tell Me ( my fave news /quiz/ joke show on NPR ) and Kevz likes it too (even though he acts like its waaay to liberal for him -yes, he's my not so closet conservative) . We try to guess the answers to the Quiz and the kids drool away till we reach their fave place for some fine chow last night it was- salmon with lime and butter, steamed veggies ,lovely salad with feta and avocado , fresh summer fruits and for dessert a little (lets face it a big ol' slab) pound cake with fresh whipped cream and sweetened strawberries I would like to see Martha do any better . We have a wonderful time seeing cousins and Aunties and Uncles and of course the Glammz laughing and wrangling the kids. I love Sundays . I Love them more with my whole fam'. What do you like about Sundays?