Thursday, September 27, 2007

Free Popcorn!

I discovered the best popcorn ever! And if you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you have to jump at this! OK, there is one string attached, you have to pay for shipping. But you get 2 bags of popcorn and the shipiing is less than $6. So good! It is made by Dale and Thomas Popcorn and they have lovingly called this Drizzlecorn. The sound of it makes my mouth water!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Well, we live here in Arizona where the weather is hot and the cousins are plentiful! Today Quinn and I made a road trip over to Laveen to see Aunt Kami and cousin Addie. Quinn was in heaven! He played with all of Addies's toys and really wanted to pinch and hug Addie all day long. Poor Kami is expecting twins and is supposed to be on bed rest. We brought her lunch to mix up the monotony of her day. Her belly is so big and cute! That will give Quinn a total of 6 cousins (Jason's side) here in Arizona. I am pretty happy about that! Quinn is fascinated by little children and babies. (that is how we keep him entertained at church...just sit behind a family that has kids!) I am so glad that we have family so close!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


This is my sister Shannon. She is holding Quinn on his 2nd day out of the womb. I have been thinking about her a lot. Everyone should be so lucky to have a sister like mine. I start by saying that she has many talents and gifts and I often find myself wondering why I didn't get many of the same gifts. Afterall, we are from the same gene pool and grew up the very same way. I can play soccer. She can cook, decorate any room in the house, organize, remodel a kitchen, keep 3 boys (should I say 4, including her husband) busy and happy, research, plan vacations, sell things on CraigsList, know the fastest way to do something, train a seeing eye dog, and in her spare time paint, make dinners for friends, volunteer at the school, ride her beach cruiser, download music and still have time too keep up with SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. I find that now I am married and have a 7 month old child,playing soccer well does me absolutley no good. I am in much need of Shannon's gifts/talents. I often call on Shannon for decorating ideas, recipes, organizatinal tips and the advice of a seasoned mother. She was there when Quinn was born and she helped me learn how to feed him, learn how to put him on a schedule. She cooked, she cleaned, she washed bottles, and she loved Quinn. It was one of those times that you are deeply grateful that you have a sister. Shannon, my sister. No, you can't have her. She is mine.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ode to BJ

Today is the 3rd Anniversary of BJ's passing. It still seems like just yesterday we were harassing our college professors and whining about our love lives to one another. BJ was one of my best friends. I loved him like a brother and trusted him with my life. My husband and I were on of the last few people to talk to BJ. I cherish that phone call and wish that I had known it was going to be the last. BJ suffered from epilepsy and on a Sunday afternoon retreated to his bedroom to have some time alone. We think he had a seizure and just could not recover. He is sorely missed. His sense of humor is what I miss the most. He could make me laugh until I was crying. He was a passionate person and loved his sports teams! I have never seen anyone be such a die hard Golden State Warrior fan even when they had the worst record in the NBA. He also loved the Oakland A's. BJ was gifted with music. He loved to play guitar and throughout his life was in severla bands. Woodeye was probably the most remembered.
I miss and love him. I want him to know that he is definitely NOT forgotten!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


I have come across an exercise piece of equipment that has been a life saver for me, a stay at home mom. It was introduced to me by my sister-in-law who saw it in PEOPLE magazine from Kell Ripa. (does she have an awesome body or what??) It is called the JumpSnap! It is a ropeless jump rope that you can do at home, traveling, outside, anywhere you feel the need to burn some calories.
Kelly Ripa says she takes it with her whenever she travels and it really helps her stay in shape. I love it because I can do it while the baby sleeps and I do not have to go anywhere. I can put on my I-Pod and start Jumping!! At first I could barely get through a beginner workout and now I am doing the 12 minute workout and burning 275 calories! How great is that!?! (Did I mention it was only for 12 Minutes?!?! TWELVE! 275 Calories!!) The handles on the Jump snap show how long you have been jumping, how many calories you have burned, and how many rotations you have completed.
As we are trying to have Baby #2, I want to get down to a reasonable weight before I get pregnant again. It seems to consume me. The JumpSnap makes it so easy to exercise everyday. If you need another little exercise to add to your routine, check out their website.

Luckily I will also be starting soccer again in 5 days. I can't wait!!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Blogging? huh?

I guess having a BLOG is a big thing nowadays. I have never done anything like this and am not sure where to begin. This will all be experimental for a while until I figure out what I really want people to know!

So to begin, this is a picture of our son Quinn. Jason and I waited a long time for him to get here, and we are so excited to have him. He has changed our lives, for the good of course! He is now 6 months old. Being a first time parent at 33 is a lot different than I thought it would be. (more to come on that, I am sure)