Saturday, December 27, 2008

Playing Catch up!!!

SO the week before Christmas, we had some cool things happen( besides the snow!)

Hayley and the girls stayed over for a night and Brielle had her 1st official sleepover with little Ava!
watching Cinderella on DVD and playing was what the girls did until about 10 or so. They were so tired the next day!

Aren't they too cute?

I went to my friends Christmas Party where i was the designated( and payed) Photographer for the event at the Anthem Country Club and it was a Blast! They have such a fun company and i enjoyed taking pictures and such and at the near end of the party, John, ( melyna's Husband) responded to some of my friends in the crowd who were shouting for me to sing. I said sure but then sat down( thinking it was just a joke) and then John says"Many of you met Corrine, the photographer, who is a close friend of ours and is a great photographer but, she's also an amazing singer.. So, give it up for Corrine!"
I stood up an pointed to the singer who was already there and said" and JOBELLE was one of my teachers- so give it up for JoBelle!" I wnet over to the band gave them my pitch and started singing...

I didn't sing the best i have ever sang but it wasn't all that bad. It so fun singing with a live band. The people started getting up on the dance floor and slow dancing with there significant others and i continued to sing. It was so much fun and i don't know when the last time I have done something that Spur of the Moment, in who knows how long!
It was like i was living a movie right then. It was so much fun! Here's some pictures of my sweet girlies!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We hope you all have Wonderful Holidays!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Yep, You heard Right! This is probably the most snow Vegas has had in MANY years!
We had a blast building snowmen and playing with our neighbors out in are hood!
Here's Pictures...
Brielle had way too much fun and didn't want to come back inside and get warm. She got hungry so she decided to come in. I must say, she ate like a champ too! Let's see, i bowl of cereal, a piece of cheese, a half PB&Honey, a bowl of creamy tomato soup, and a quarter of my grilled cheese. She must have played hard. SHE NEVER EATS like THAT!
Aria was just in shock and awe and really didn't like moving around much b/c it's slippery! She would just take a couple steps and then stay there till she go tired. Then she would try to crawl but get stuck in a downward dog position( YOGA) It was funny! She loved it though and we brought her in a few times but she just whined to go back out and be in this incredible snow park!

My friend Melanie S. , does awesome vinyl and this was her Christmas gift to our family! I love it! Our door just looks a bit SASSY! It's a great gift and it peels off when I'm done with it!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! and if i don't post again until after Christmas it's b/c i have many projects to finish and people coming to visit like Hayley and her girls for a night, my dad and brothers and Aunt and Uncle. Loves to you all!

oh ...cute things Brielle says will be posted soon:)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tree Time!

So getting out our tree(s) is always an ordeal but, this year we got it done pretty fast. Like everything was up in four days. Not bad, considering in between the decor getting up, we went to a UNLV basketball game one night and had family over for Thanksgiving( which went great and relaxing, mostly) and. then on Black Friday we mostly decorated ( except for the gym  and target) and we got a lot accomplished! 
I must Thank all who helped. Codi, our neighbor and young friend, you watched the girls a bit while watching football. You also were the perfect person in the attic helping us get things down! I also went up in the attic and now, I'm not so scared of it anymore. Maybe it was Home Alone that did it to me, or the fear off falling???
Anywho( nice tangent, i know, right?) Thanks to Elders, Vaitia , and Elder H and one other elder Allen maybe? i forgot your names so sorry! Anywho, they were excellent service men. Since it's hard for them to actually get service hours in our area( everyone hires things out, pretty much) They came in really handy and got there hours in that week. 

So, that's my Thanks. Here's tree pictures. It turned out okay, so far. i still feel like it's missing some aqua? I think it would brighten it up! What do you all think?

Brielle loves to take off the little RUBIES and make a collection( so she calls it)

I left the bottom part kinda bare for now b/c we have four little hands that just take things off a lot but, about 95% of my ornaments are KID SAFE.  i used a lot of acrylic, plastic, resin, and foam ornaments! And so far, what's on the tree is stuff i already had from years past. I love this feather ornament! It's Just Silly and whimsical and soft! More on my girls later!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

found this on Cristi's Blog you can do it too!

Copy and paste the words. Bold the things you have done...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run .
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language ( just for the trip to Italy not many words though)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone .
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Don't get any crazy ideas, it was a FISH!)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
(Heimlich on a baby counts right?)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone 
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Made amends with someone who offended you
101. flew in a small Cessna plan with just you and the pilot
102. visited a monastery in Tuscany
103. ran out of gas 

now add something that's not on this list and keep it going, if you'd like.

Making up for LOST time!!!

SO. I've been so busy with EVERYTHING! So i apologize for it all but if you've seen any part of my other two blogs you should fully understand! But, now i have bit more free time to cavalierly blog what ever i feel like. 
here's our situation:
Currently, Brandon is still doing well in the Lending end of Real Estate. Not sure how long that will last but, mostly all his clients have good credit and money to throw down. It seems you must have impeccable finances to purchase anything these days! He had fun playing football on Thanksgiving and his Hamstring got really sore. He is having so much fun getting ready for the Holidays and LOVES to shop for his girls and He helps me tons with watching the girls and house stuff. I'm not the best housekeeper but, He's there to help a lot. And currently, i don't feel like paying someone to lean our home for a while.

Brielle, is going to be 3 on Jan. 12th and is so full of things to say. Some silly or mean but mostly all sweetness. She loves Aria and loves to play. She says to us " Mom, you are the best in the whole white world! She also learned how to sing jingle bells and a few other songs. I don't know how she remembers so much in her little brain. she counts up to like 28 or something and always surprises me when she say " hey mom, there's 7 pillows in here!" I know she enjoys math, playing house, dancing, dress up, gymnastics, singing and so much more! ( we got them a trampoline for christmas-shhhh:)

Aria, is almost 18 months and she loves to parrot your words. she's understanding what facial parts are like eyes, nose, teeth( tees) ears(ees) mouth( mouww). She says all kinds of words and is starting to communicate in more understandable ways. She told me brielle took her monkey by saying be-L, ( then pointing at her toy) oohoh ahah( monkey sound) then she made a small grunt to tell me she wasn't happy about it! It was funny! She's still really tiny( all except her belly:) She's fitting in 6-12 an 9 month clothes still. her shoe sizes is a 2 or 3 but the 3's are still big on her! She loves animals like crazy and loves dancing, singing and playing with any kind of baby doll. Brielle and her occasionally argue over toys so, now we just get two of everything. It's easier on us:)

As for me, just check my other blogs but, I'll keep you posted on me more! 
For now, Here's some pics of us in October at our Local carousel!

These two EXTRA girls are ERIN ( above) and Taylor ( below) They are some of the neighbor girls and Erin is  one of Brielle's Best Friends!

MOre to come soon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What's up with Us?

Well, Brielle and aria both had rounds of the FLU and thankfully we made it through unscathed!

Brielle has been trying to avoid taking naps and this is what ends up happening about 5 ish or so!

She was very cuddly during her two days of sickness and i enjoyed it , even though i missed my normal morning routine of the gym and back. 

Aria had only a short bit of it and she bounced back really quick. It's been hard trying to keep them apart and i feel like i lysoled my WHOLE House!
SO, we are on the mend and looking forward to Our Parties coming up and Halloween night and then bright and Early Saturday morning we will leave back up to FALLON, to help my mom set up her shop:)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Reno Hot Air Balloon Races

So I'm obviously catching up on OLD NEWS. But, I had so much fun in Fallon and Reno and one highlight was waking up at the crack of dawn and hauling the kids to the Balloon Races.My little girl loves to clap for just about anything.
Cousin Owen and all of us had so much fun looking at this amazing spectacle! I remember doing this as a little kid myself. Brielle was fascinated and kept asking when she could" go for a ride".

Some Hot Buns on that Bunny:)

Brielle and Aria Help roll up the tarp for the Sands Hotel crew too. ( this was Aria's favorite part) Aria ran everywhere she could and had no fear of these giant balloons.
I had to catch this image as we walked towards our cars home. It was a very tiring day but super fun. Oh yeah, i haven't edited the kids bounce house pics. But, they had a blast at the many bounce houses that were there:) We miss being up there heeps!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Like Father, Like Daughter

So, when Brandon was a bitty little boy, he used to fall all the time. He learned to run very soon after he learned to walk. He has kind of a big melon ( custom sized hats usually) and he'd fall straight forward onto that melon of his. Many bruises happened but this was his first big one!Aria has had four bruises so far but this is her first BIG ONE! She did the same thing and used her head instead of her hands to catch herself. She fell on a door track at the sitter's house. I knew  this would happen soon, i was just wondering HOW! Hopefully she doesn't get as bad as daddy did, though!
I must warn you this picture is a bit scary and it's after Brandon had repeatedly fallen on his noggin in the same place. Once, he landed on bricks, once he tried to jump off the church stage and fly like superman and many other Boyish stunts! OUCH! Poor Bitty Brandon!

He turned out alright though. I just put Aria's big flowers on and try to cover that honking bruise for now. 
Thanks Betty for these pics of my man! Love ya!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Bit of Last week's adventures

Last week was a bit of a roller coaster for us. I tried to unpack from our trip up north, clean and organize my house and get some of my business stuff done. Also, i am continuing my workouts every morning as usual. I needed to re-stock our fridge and do the normal home things as well.
We've been debating wether or not to keep Myla now. She's a good dog but, i still feel we don't give her that much QT. She deserves more from Owners. So, that's been on my mind. i also realized last Monday that the Tri-athalon i wanted to do was on a SUNDAY and I'm no
t really interested in Breaking the Sabbath so, I looked into 2 other tri's. One is in AZ and one is in ST. George. I'll let you know what i decide to do. I was way bummed about that SYK!

I got my temporary crown on my tooth and while the sweet hygenist( she really is 
very kind and sweet) was putting this nasty tasting crap in my gums( i mean packing it into a place tat used to have tooth their) the novacaine started to wear off( or whatever it is they use). It started to throb. They gave me more numbing stuff and it was fine after that. 
The next morning, i woke up in minimal discomfort and went on with my daily routine of getting the girls dressed fed and out the door to the gym a
nd while i was preparing some food, I heard aria fall and she yelled/cried so loud, I rushed to her and snuggled her and brought her over to the kitchen. i put her finger under water, thi-
nking she had slammed it or something, then, i went over to wear she was and lo and behold, there was a HUGimous ( Brielle's word) SCORPION ( Scerpie as B's says)!
Yep, i automatically looked a little closer to Aria's finger and thought OH CRAP SHE"S BEEN BIT! So, i ran to my Surgeon/neighbors home and I  was advised to call 911! So, i did and as i got off the phone with the lady, Aria stopped crying? WHat? Maybe she didn't get bit! So, i
 called 911 back and told them i was probably a false alarm since the scerpie was practically dead anyways when i found him( of course it's a male bug:)!
But, the lady said they were already on their way and it was FREE for them to analyze her and unless she needed to be wheeled off there was no charge. So, i said, okay, sure! So in came the men and we had a photo session. 
Of course Aria was fine and just as happy as pie! She won over the hearts of these guys and I'm so glad I was wrong. 

Anywho, i forgot about doing a Poll for my hairstyle. I already got it done. I got coppery/red and honey highlights and a new cut! I love my colors so much and my cut is cool for now. I just keep wanting to cut it shorter. But, i probably won't.
Anywho, I'll post pics of my hair later! 
Oh yeah, last week, i made about 6 custom bracelets and 8 flower clips and this week I'm filling a few wholesale orders so, i will continue to be busy!
I had a great weekend though. i'll post on that later!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Here it goes! Fallon post 1

So, i will have many posts on my trip to fallon and you are free to roam my other two blogs to see more of what i was doing up there! But One really neat thing happened. My brother, Brad turned 25! Yep, I'm 26 and he's 25. My birthday is in January, you do the math. We are close:)
On his birthday we went to church, went to the Grastiet's home for one last party and then came back to mom and Carl's and Tirza and I made him a delicious Reese's Peanut Butter Dream Cake! It was HEAVEN! If you like peanut butter and chocolate, you'll love this! If you are interested you can call me and I'll give you the 411 on it! It's way more simple than you'd think.

Anywho, in me being SLOW, i for got to tell Everyone something!

Yep, She started walking almost a month ago and she's starting to walk really fast now! She often falls on her bum and her face looks like this!
It's like she's saying" how'd i get here again? I was just up walking and now I'm back here already!"We also got to spend lots of time with our little nephew Owen! He's so adorable and he got the nick name BamBam while he was with us. He likes jumping off things just being a boy! Him and Brielle played pretty well. More on that Later!

Brielle was alseep in the car( doors were open and she was safe!) during the whole party at the Grastiet's so she's not pictured. Sorry Big Brielle Fans. But, there's plenty pics of her to come! More later!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Being featured!

Hey gang of sweet friends and family ( and blog-hoppers)! So, If you haven't checked out Petit Elefant yet, you should. It's another cool mom blog and they are featuring CC BABY INC. right now. And in a few days or so, she will tell you that you can enter her blog for a giveaway for a $20. credit to my store. So, if you missed the last contest here's your 2nd chance!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I'm Coming to FALLON AND RENO!

Hey family and friends and peeps!

I'm needing sweet girlies for my Fall photo shoot and I will be in Fallon and Reno this wednesday thru the following wednesday(27th-3rd). So, if you have a baby girl 0-1yr. or toddler 1.5-5 yrs. that you'd like to model for my company please send me an email with a
picture of them or two and a few words about their personality.
I'm looking for a few older girls too, ages 5-7.
I will be constantly checking my email while I'm up there so, as soon as you read this post, email me!
Each model will get a free set of clips or a headband and %20 off their order. Plus, they will get free photography of their sweet kiddos( always priceless:)! My times are pretty open so, don't hesitate to call or email me.

I also plan on enjoying the cantaloupe festival, Lake Tahoe and seeing my family and their growing babies!
Remember, i lost all my numbers  b/c i lost my phone so, please call me!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

For some good news!

My new phone is good and I love VERIZON! I've been happy with the service since i had it! (brandon takes care of the bills and most of the CS stuff so, maybe that's why I'm so happy:) So, if you are in my network call me all the time.

Also, We have lots of interest for Daisy and not so much for Myla but, we will see what tomorrow brings and it's the last day the ad runs for them.

We took advantage of the $12. and $7.00 jeans sale at OLD NAVY and I got two pairs of new jeans! And guess what??? I fit a size 6 quite nicely now! I was freaking out. i haven't been this small since like the 2nd year of our marriage!!!

My tooth is feeling lots better! And both the girls are sleeping peacefully. So, though it has been a long day, filled with ups and downs, we always come out on top, Happy and Healthy! (and a bit skinnier every day.) I'm seriously sticking with this triathalon training!

I lost MY PHONE!

Okay so, i've had it for almost 3 years. I was really careful with it while i had it. i barely took off the protective case and the plastic liner over the screen like last january. But, somehow, I lost it. So, i no longer have anyone's information so shoot me an email or call me so, i can re-program you into my new phone. 
Other than that, i had a great 11 mile bike ride this morning, much of it was uphill this time followed by a root canal at 9 am. 

On another note, we are trying to find good homes for both of our doggies! Yep, it's a sad reality but. We just aren't being very good dog parents to them. I never walk them or take them to the park. They deserve to be appreciated and cared for more and with 2 kids, multiple business ventures and someday wanting to have another baby, they are just not fitting in with our lifestyle. They need good new owners! That's just it! I already cried about this b/c part of me feels like a big failure but, at least I'm mature enough to admit that they deserve better homes.
Here's a couple pics of them if anyone is interested!
The Boxer is Daisy!
She's obviously Myla!
Both are pure bred dogs! 

Well, that's all for now, my half botoxed-numbness is starting to wear off from my wonderful 2 hours in the chair so, i better go. Oh, i got to watch a movie with a headset while i got my tooth worked on! It was very nice! If you live in GV or Henderson, Go to Gubler Dental! They rock. Tell them I sent You!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Little known facts!

I have decided that from time to time i will do posts called " Little known Facts" about my girls or my life.  It's just a fun way for you all to get to know us better!

This one is all about ARIA...

Aria LOVES Baby wipes! She will walk around holding one for as long as she can, until it's totally nasty. When i take it away she screams in high tones and sometimes cries like she just broke something. It's sad! Maybe i should just keep them out of her reach. But, how would i keep her occupied when i'm changing her diaper? I give her toys but she goes straight for the wipes container until she gets at least one.  Silly baby!

A little change...

Will do me good.

So, as you know, i have lost a lot of lbs. and last week Brandon came home and gave me a few hundred dollars and said" you need to get yourself some clothes that fit!" What a treat! i couldn't have asked for a nicer husband. He has been such a trooper with this and has really let me do my own thing. Never criticizing or REmInDing me to get to the gym. I just did it anyways.
So, i got some new jeans and skirts and tops( bla bla) and now I want to do something with my hair. i was thinking about adding some copperry bronzy highlights (not blonde). I have also been thinking about doing it in a cute cut. i am just not sure exactly where I want to go in the Hairdo dept.
So, my cousin Crystal, did this poll on if she should cut her hair or not. I think it was a great idea. her reaction was great. so, I think I'll take a pic of my current hair and put up a poll and you all can tell me what you'd lie to see. It will be up soon ( within the next week.) Have any ideas? Leave a comment!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Our happy girls in one of my favorite outfits!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Our Littlest Cupcake is ONE!

These are some of my favorite pics of my baby as she has grown this past year. I started writing this post before her b-day and i finally have a bit of time to finish it. Enjoy!

nordstrom fashion show
Easter o8
Aria was born on July 24th of '07 . My labor was great and under 4.5 hours. Brandon said that when he looked at her_ she's an ARIA. B/c we were deciding between Layla and Aria.
And she truly is. Her names is Italian in origin and means a Solo Melody , usually in an Italian Opera. It also means "Lion" and both fit her very well.
She sings itty songs all the time and she squeals with excitement in octaves I've never even heard.
Just a few days ago we were in Trader Joes and Aria got a balloon from the lady and she squealed so loud everyone's ears were pierced by the sound of her glee.

She has been such a great baby and so different from Brielle. i am glad they are so unique and so special i their own ways.

Aria loves banging on anything that makes a noise, singing songs, squealing, playing with the doggies, playing with Brielle and her family, pushing chairs or her car around, eating anything off the floor, waving a baby wipe like a scarf, sucking her thumb, and waving her arms like a maestro.

She says baba, daddy, doggie, puppy, mama, mommy, nana, uh oh, nu huh, nigh nigh and is working on more. She loves climbing the stairs and she has taken about 3-4 steps at a time walking. And i'm glad she's not rushing it. They all grow up too fast.

She's so much fun and when she goes to bed i still get the urge to wake her up so we cn play again or just so i can hold her and cuddle. She's a major cuddle bug and will even cuddle on your leg, a soft toy, a blankie, anything. It's so cute.

We've enjoyed this first year with our little tiny bits, sugar baby, pickle, peanut, snuggle bug, sugies( shu- gees) and all the other multitude of nick name we give her. She makes me so happy to want to have another baby. ( no, that's not news) She has blessed our lives in so many other ways it's hard to name them all.

WE Love You Baby Girl!
Love Mommy, Daddy and Brielle