Friday, July 16, 2010

Aloha Friday...favorite state!

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too!

Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
My Question:
What's your favorite state that you've been to?

First and foremost...I love the state I was born and raised in, California.  I know you are thinking I am insane and asking for the punishment this state is dishing out a little crazy, but I just love the climate, I love the seasons, I love the fact that I can drive an hour to the snow or an hour to the ocean.  It's been an excellent place to grow up and I love that I am able to raise my kids here too!
As for states that I have been to...I am a big fan of Manhattan, NY!  I love the pace and everything about it.  One of my favorite things was the subway, the fact that you don't actually have to own a vehicle was awesome!  If I chose to not be a parent and raise a family, I would have moved to NY in a heartbeat!

Happy Friday!

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New Friend Friday...


Hop on over to The Girl Creative and link up to meet some new bloggy friends.  It's a great way to get followers and find others with similar interests.

Just for the fun of it...add your link below.  I am just learning how to do the whole "mclinky" thing and would love your help and then head on over to The Girl Creative to do it again...
it'll be like a practice. :)

Happy Friday!





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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Monday Mugs...


There is a super cute blog post over at Oswald Cuties for those of us who either don't have time on Mondays to type a single word or who are too tired from the weekend to muster anything up...


My girls ready for school on their 7th birthday...

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and very productive Monday!
Don't forget to link up over at Oswald Cuties and show off one of your Monday Mugs!
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Father's Day 2010 in SF

For Father's Day this year we let my husband decide where he wanted to go...he picked San Francisco.  I liked this idea because the only time the girls had been there was for the zoo but that's on the opposite side of the city, so they would love this too.  So we all got ready to go with myself, my girls, Adam and my mom.

It was a BEAUTIFUL day!
When we first got there we thought it would be fun to get the girls characture done...

We decided to go down to Pier 39...my girls would love the fun atmosphere down there with the sea lions, the fun people that dress in all silver and the street shows that happen all over.


We had fun going through the pier showing the girls all the super cute shops and letting them ride some of the rides.

Then we found a great spot to get our picture taken with the island that housed the prison Alcatraz...so in the above picture with the family you can see Alcatraz along with the picture you can see it behind the girls too!

We had been there for a couple of hours when we saw that there was a dancing street show about to start...we love these so we got in the front row.  Little did we know that because they were in the front row...that this group of dancers were going to look for two REALLY TALL white guys.  They spotted my husband Adam right away.  I was cracking up!
When they found the other tall white guy...we learned that one of the dancers were going to do a flip over the top of these two guys.  This was hilarious.  What a Father's Day!

So of course, I recorded it on my phone so here is the grand finale of dance show with Adam in it...super fun!
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Then...we got the text that Adam's brother Mikey's wife was delivering her baby right then...we packed up got in the car and headed to the hospital about 3 hours away to be able to meet our new baby nephew and welcome him into this world.  WOW...what a day!

I am very thankful for such a wonderful husband but more  importantly such an AMAZING father to my precious girls.  I couldn't hand pick a better dad for my little ladies and that is such a blessing.  Thank you Jesus!




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The girls' first sleep over...

A couple of weeks ago we decided that we would let the girls each invite a friend to sleep over because im crazy.  It is interesting with twins (especially identical) this is something I haven't ever really thought of before because they always have their best friend with them. 

This was going to be the first time that they had "friends" not cousins stay the night with them.  So they were pretty excited.  The girls that we asked, ironically, they hadn't ever stayed with anyone other than family before either, so it was a first for all the girls...that made all of them feel better. :)

So I called and asked the moms first and they both said yes, they were coming over Friday afternnoon.

So Isabella arrives (Emilie's invite) and she is so excited...but I can see the diappointment in Erynn that her friend isn't there yet.  (That darn mom guilt kills us...and gets me every time)

About an hour later Erynn's friend, Lauren, finally arrives and we decide that we'll go swimming before the BIG NIGHT...

It just so happened that my girls had been in Vacation Bible School all that week and this was the last day and they were doing a "Celebration" at the park for everyone to come and enjoy dinner, snow cones, bounce houses, they had a swimming pool, etc.  I thought thank you Jesus this would be a lot of fun!
As the 4 of them were getting dressed, I figured they might as well GLAM up a little...so I pulled out all of the glitter and the kids innocent makeup.  They had so much fun putting eye shadow and glitter on each other even though I didn't know how we were going to get it off, it was so super cute to watch.

Then it was time to go...

They ate, played on the bounce house, the playground, etc. and to our surprise the church picnic had scheduled a ventriloquist to talk to the kids.  He was HILARIOUS! 
So on the way home I figured that we probably let them stay up until they fall asleep on a sleep over (that's what we did when I was little)...so even though it was 9:30pm we might as well stop and get ice cream. 

The girls were wired!! 

It was time to get jammies on and I thought we could take the TV out of our room and put it in the loft (where the girls were sleeping) and get them all ready for bed, pop popcorn and they could fall asleep watching a movie in the right spot please let this work, my eyes were closing I was so tired.

They watched the movie, Evan Almight (one of our favorites) and were starting to wind down.

And even our puppy was taking part in their sleep over!

They all fell asleep before the movie was over except for Lauren...she watched the whole thing.  And they slept perfect.

I didn't correct the girls on anything they were doing the whole night...just let them have their sleep over the way they wanted...for instance, my girls felt that since they had "their friend" there with them that every where they went, their friend had to follow...it was pretty funny but no one knew the difference cuz they hadn't ever done this before either. 

But thankfully there were NO problems at all.  Everyone got along great, they each had a blast...I had to go to training for my business the next morning, so my husband Adam made them breakfast and they sat at the bar and ate it...

Thank you to all of you who offered suggestions...we are excited to have another one and so are the girls. 






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Friday, July 9, 2010

New Friend Friday...


The Girl Creative and The Trendy Treehouse have officially teamed up to co-host New Friend Fridays! Each week you will have the chance to add a link to your main blog to the ever growing list below. New Friend Fridays is a fun blog hop where it's all about making new bloggy friends and offering meaningful comment support to other bloggers. Whether you add your link to the list at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse it's all just one great big list!
The Rules are Simple:

~Add a link to your main blog and the Linky tools below...
~Visit the blog of the person whose name is above and below your name in the list and leave a meaningful comment on their blog.
~Visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments telling them you are visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse.
~There is no obligation and no pressure to follow everyone who follows you. Please just follow the blogs that are of interest to you. :)
~Family Friendly Blogs ONLY please. Explicit sites will be removed.

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So, tell me, where do you all live? State is fine. :) I'm from CAbut I feel like Utah and probably Texas kind of corner the market on bloggers! lol Curious to see if I'm right or wrong. ;)
If you have any questions or concerns about the rules, please click {HERE} to read a post that should clarify things a bit.

Grab a button, post it somewhere on your blog and get ready to make some new friends!




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Aloha Friday...Summer

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too!
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

 
My Question:
What's your favorite part of summer?
 
I love summer...I have always been a fan of the heat vs. the cold...hence why I live in California. :) 
My favorite part of summer is the weather, the freedom to do what we want with our girls when we want.  The parties that we get to have...I will post pictures of our Father's Day, the Sleep Over as well as our 4th of July party we just had.
I love the nights that seem like they go forever and I thank God that we have a pool!
 
Happy Friday everyone!

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