Sunday, August 30, 2009

What's burnin'?

I got up from resting this afternoon and it smelled like the house was on fire! Went in the kitchen... nothing. Go outside and (smoker cough here) the sky is beginning to look like this! What the? Apparently 50 miles over the hill everyone is being evacuated.

You know why LA is getting hit by all these fires... it's the 2nd coming! You can't just be all gays rights crazy on the Lord's church and expect to get away with it! No way, you're gonna burn.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cheap stuff

I found 2 night stands on craigslist a few months ago. They were nasty orange-stained cheap pine color with broken knobs. So I painted them. Some good ol' raffia cream and new knobs seems to have done the job here.

And then the head board. Originally I wanted something upholstered and light in color. Then I saw this @ the thrift store in Mammoth. Hmmm. $15? I could handle that. What do you think?

I think I need some different lamps and a new bedspread.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Left before the alter?

Katelyn's fiance... BROKE UP with her!!! What is that?!
The guy can't break up with the girl. He asked her to marry him. The only other explanation is that he's... (insert trash talk here)

What do you do when your sister's entire world crashes down upon her?
Call reinforcements.
Everyone to my house, we're goin' out.

From left to right we've got Kami, Katelyn, Kathy, Amanda, Laura and myself. We missed you Heidi!

The food was great. No one cried. We all had a good time, considering.
My thoughts toward the loser Richie are, glad you did it before the wedding. But really... ugh! You left her there! Completely blindsided and then you were gone. Just. Like. That.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Snorkeling in La Jolla

We have been talking about going snorkeling in La Jolla for a long time. And finally we did it! The weather was perfect yesterday too. Made us wonder why we don't live there.

Our new friends Jenna and Ben came with us. They were so much fun!

Jenna and I took the kids on a walk to see the seals and walked out on this wall thing. See what happened to this little family? That happened to us! Hysterical! Kennedy took off screaming and running for safety. Grayson about had a heart attack and I was laughing.

Here's the after pic of Kennedy. This face says it all. She was dry before I "made" her "go walk out on that thing".

The water was nice I'd say about 81*, but Justin swears it was 77*. Either way it was not necessary to wear a wet suit. And you wouldn't believe how close fish were to the shore! It was amazing. Justin touched a few of them. I just looked. We will definitly be going again.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Girllls... what are you doing?"

When it's quiet, you've got to wonder what's goin' on. 6 months ago it was MacKenzie. Just grabbed on to a little pony tail and chopped it right off.

Kennedy, my problem solver, came to some conclusions of her own last night. "My hair was getting in my eyes mom!" She too hacked off a good chunk right in the front.

Today... we went to my hair girl who fixed MacKenzie's 6 month old situation and masked Kennedy's new bangs with some long big girls lookin stuff.

Does she EVEN look 4?! For something she wasn't supposed to do, her hair looks dang CUTE! Daddy needs to keep those guns close and ready.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Big Bear Lake

We took off yesterday morning and went to Big Bear Lake. We've been here almost 2 years and have yet to go to any lake (besides Silverlakes which doesn't count). We rented and pontoon boat and went cruisin' around.

The kids LOVED it. Kennedy wanted to go faster, Mackenzie wanted to drive and Grayson was happy it was nap time and he wasn't at home in bed.

Katelyn came with us. Are you kidding? Like she would miss out on something like this!

And we did some doughnuts... oh wait that was MacKenzie driving.

Justin wanted to water ski, but no ski boats for rent right there. Bummer. Maybe next time.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Grayson speaks

Well a little. During our camping trip he just started talking. Maybe it's just me that can understand, but it's so cute. You'll have to never mind the Kennedy yelling from the bathroom in the background:)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Mammoth Excitment

On our camping trip to Mammoth some exciting things happened. Katelyn was driving while the tire blew out... that was fun. I must compliment her on letting off the gas and coasting to the side and out of traffic. Good job Katelyn.

Not so fun when you have to unload the back of the car, but we shoved and pushed until this bad boy came out. The CHP that pulled up to check on us... totally knew Justin! He offered to change the tire for us, except I had NO IDEA where the rest of the jack was and neither did he. Don't chippies know everything? All I could find was the jack stand but not the pumper thing and the screw-losener thing. Then I realized:
1. My car has never broken down
2. Because my car doesn't break down, I know nothing about it
3. I'm an idiot for never looking

Turns out the jack-pumper-thing is under the hood! Figured that out AFTER we waited for the insurance guy to come fix it. Dumb. Lame. Waste of 90 minutes.