Monday, November 02, 2009

Blogging for Mommy

Here are some pics to tide you over-

Friday, June 12, 2009

Beach Baby

Wait for Mama!

Playing with seaweed.

Eating sand.

Not afraid of the water.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Here are my top 25 favorite songs in the world for anyone who's interested. I tried to do top 10 but I couldn't narrow it down any more. I limited myself to no repeats on bands to cut some. Disclaimer: This list is subject to change at any time.

Drum role no particular order:

Aerosmith: Hole in My Soul
U2: Bad
Jimmy Eat World: If You Don't, Don't
Foo Fighters: Times Like These
Aaron Neville: Bird on a Wire
Hal Ketchum: Past the Point of Rescue
Cold Play: The Scientist
Alabama: Dixie Land Delight
Postal Service: Such Great Heights
Queen: Under Pressure
The Killers: Indie Rock and Role
Billy Joel: For the Longest Time
Marvin Gaye: I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Bob Seger: Night Moves
Mr. Big: To Be With You
Guns N' Roses: Sweet Child of Mine
Feedy Johnston: Bad Reputation
The Verve Pipe: The Freshmen
George Michael: Faith
Journey: Don't Stop Believing
Dashboard Confessional: Vindicated
Elvis Presley: Suspicious Minds
When in Rome: The Promise
Blackhawk: Goodbye Says it All
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Counting Crows: Einstein on the Beach
Georgia Satellites: Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Keb Mo': Am I Wrong?
Eric Clapton: Love Comes Over You

Monday, April 20, 2009

1st Amendment

I saw a clip on Yahoo! this morning that made me kinda mad. They were saying that the reason Miss California didn't win the Miss America pageant was because, when asked if she thought gay marriage should be legal in our country, she said, "no." First of all, why ask her a question and then criticize her for her answer. If they don't want to know how she feels about gay marriage, don't ask her. Second of all, when did being an advocate of gay marriage become a requirement for being Miss America or even for being a good person. I have my own feelings on gay marriage that fall somewhere in the middle of condoning and condemning it so I can't state my own opinion on it but the whole issue is really starting to irk me. The pro-gay marriage community has every right under the first amendment to state their opinion and to lobby for their cause. Good for them for putting the democratic machine to work and trying to make a difference instead of just sitting around and complaining without trying change anything. However, the anti-gay marriage community has just as much of a right to state their opinion and lobby for their cause. Democracy is about peacefully moderating opposition and getting the voice of the people heard without persecution of EITHER side. Miss California has a right to her opinion every bit as much as Perez Hilton does and I'm proud of her for being brave enough to tell the truth about how she really feels on national TV. Finally, let's not forget that even though the media would have you believe differently, Miss California's opinion is not even an unpopular one; Prop 8 banned gay marriage in California by popular vote. That means that democracy did it's job and protected the rights of the majority vote.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me!!

We celebrated our second anniversary this week. We're too poor to do anything as spectacular as last year, but we still had a great time together. We had some free zoo passes so Gabe, Livvy and I headed out for a whole day at the world famous San Diego Zoo. It was so fun to spend the day together and Livvy really loved seeing all the animals. This was her thrid time at the zoo but the first time she seemed to really understand what was going on there. She laughed out loud at many of the animals and drew as big a crowd of loving fans with her gleeful squeals as the animals did. Here are some pics of our fun day:
This orangutan sat by the window and showed onlookers how he could rub dirt into his fur. Olivia put her hand on the glass and he made a kissy face at her!

This is the silver back in the gorilla group and the youngest baby there:

Livvy had fun spending most of the day out of her stroller, hangin with Daddy:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

25 Things

Kell tagged me for a 25 things about me post so, here it is:

1. I'm super clumsy. I fall down way more than most grown-ups do.

2. I want to do a pretty background for my blog but I don't know how. Every time I ask someone how, they say, "Just type it in the html," but I don't know what that means so, my blog's still pink.

3. Just when I start to think I'm a good writer, I read something someone else has written (Arlene) and remember that I suck. How then, can I account for all the "A"s in my lit classes?

4. I love my hair. That's interesting because most women hate their hair.

5. I have 2 bad dogs but I don't care that they're bad because I love them so much. I think the reason they're so bad is because I love them so much.

6. I can't chew spearmint gum because it makes me feel car sick, even if I'm not in the car.

7. I made a huge thing of pasta fagioli soup for dinner. It's in the crock pot right now and the smell of it is making me so hungry!!

8. I am mother to the cutest baby in the world. I'm not kidding.

9. I think that divorce will be the ruin of modern civilization, which is ironic because I'm divorced.

10. I really miss having a purse since I started the whole diaper bag chapter of my life. Purses are so much cuter.

11. The previous item and the fact that I have about a dozen really close girlfriends is surprising since I was such a tomboy growing up.

12. I feel homeless since my parents split up and I don't think the feeling will ever go away. Sometimes I feel silly for feeling that way when I'm an adult with my own husband and child.

13. I don't like pepper because it gets stuck in my teeth and burns my tongue.

14. My baby can say "Mama" but she only does it when she's sad and wants me to help her. I think I'm flattered by that.

15. I paint my own toenails because going to the salon and having those tiny Asian women do it makes me feel fat. Every time I relax my legs their little stool on wheels scoots a little and that's not my idea of a relaxing time. I'm pretty good at it and lots of other average sized women now have me paint theirs so they don't have to suffer the indignaty off the scooting stools.

16. I can pick things up off the floor with my toes.

17. I like to paint with watercolors.

18. I drive between 20k and 30k miles per year. That's a lot!!

19. I'm getting really tired of writing about myself.

20. I like being outside more than inside. Olivia does too and I get a kick out of that.

21. I love a good conspiracy theory. ie: The shooter on the grassy knoll, We never walked on the moon etc.

22. I'm afraid of the desert. It's so desolate and quiet. Creepy! One time, I was driving back from AZ at like 2 in the morning and this big Ford truck pulled up behind me and started weaving back and forth on the road like it was trying to force me off. I was freaked out when all of the sudden they turned out their lights. I looked in my rear view and could see them back there without their lights on but when I turned around to look out the back window, they were gone... disappeared. Creepy! And no, they didn't veer off the road, there was no time for that. They seriously just vanished. The desert got them.

23. My favorite food is ice cream.

24. I wish I lived closer to my sister so we could stay up late and play Taboo.

25. I'm a Sagittarius.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gabe Got Dunked

2 days before Christmas, Gabe was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (He's a Moromon now!)or, as my heathenesque family puts it, he got dunked. He made this decision all by himself after being a fairly involved non-member for about 4 years. I'm so happy about his decision because I think it will save Olivia some confusion if we present a united front on the religion issue. I'm also very excited for the three of us to go to the temple together next year to be sealed together as an eternal family. For more information about the LDS church, you can go to and click on "About Us" . I love you Gabe!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I joined Facebook and I feel like I won a popularity contest. 25 friends in 2 hours. I'm a virtual celebrity! I think I'm too old for Facebook but I have a hard time keeping in touch with people so maybe this will help.