Friday, January 29, 2010

Jack and the Beanstock

SO last night we were reading Jack and the Beanstock...we get to the part of:

"Fe Fi Fo Fum I smell the blood of an englishman.."

Zoe spits out:


For the ones who dont know that is what I usually order at Starbucks!
Zach and I could not stop laughing, is it sad that she knows my coffee so well it is now part of our reading sessions!!!

Its amazing how time is flying by. We just got the paper for preschool registration, today we are going to check out a different preschool.
That means we are getting ready for PRE-K, that means Zoe is almost 4, that means that Zoe is almost 5 and in kindergarden!!
Okay maybe Im jumping the gun by a year and 1/2 but its amazing that time is just zooming by. I cant imagine these two little ones growing up.

Hannah is a ball of fire, wanting to do everything Zoe does, she loves taking "Zoze to schoo" and everything else her sister does! I think she will do great herself in preschool next year! She is so different than Zoe and loves to be around anyone she can, a very curious fearless little girl!

Okay just having a mommy moment.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Home again Home again....

Well where do I start-
It has been a long week, jam packed with a graduation/ birthday suprise party, leaving the kids with Grandma for longer than we ever have before, a vacation to Hawaii and I guess thats it.
Dave and Barb (the neighbors) suprised Zach Saturday morning with 30 balloons and a great sign on our fence for all the world to see!
We headed to Wenatchee Saturday for the BIG SUPRISE fpr Zach, I think there was a total of 30 some people there to celebrate 30 great years and Zach graduating AGAIN.

after the party we headed to Casa Tapatia for some mexican food

Then off to Seattle for a night and on to Hawaii!!!

This was from our Hotel balcany

the beach, and my favorite picture

Love this shot, we had breakfast on the beach- all the tourists make peace signs so I thought I would get in on the action!

breakfast on the beach- sorry this one wasnt flipped

and of course we decided on our last day that to kill 7 hours while waiting for our plain ride home we would get tattoos!

waiting in the lobby

getting off the plane

It was a great trip, we missed the girls soooo much, it was heartbraking everytime we saw the little kids running around the beach. Our hotel was amazing and if we ever go back to Oahu I would stay there again.
There was live music everynight, it was a crosswalk away from the beach and practically next door to Starbucks:)
We hiked more miles than I ever have before, we layed on the beach, we experienced new things together and made memories we wont forget.
This was a well deserved vacation and we experienced everything we could!!
Aloha, welcome back to the real world!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Tomorrow is my husbands 30th birthday-
I cant believe we have practically known eachother for 15 years, weve been together for 11 years and married almost 7. Its been a wonderful journey and I cant wait to spend and celebrate many more years and birthdays with him.

He also just graduated from college again. I couldnt be more proud. He has done alot for himself and this family and we are so thankful!
Happy Birthday (tomorrow) to the love of my life!!!!
Heres to another 30 plus years!
I love ya babe

Monday, January 11, 2010

count down has begun

OH LEI.....OH LEI.......OH LEI!!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

so I had all these thoughts for New Years, my resolutions etc. but since I feel like I have way too much information I decided I would just post pictures from the last few weeks....... Zoe decided to put on her eyeliner on her "eye-bryes"
Our first snow.....

this is the worst picture, oops but these are all my cousins on my dads side

the grandbabies

Zoes new bike

family dinner at the Meenachs

Aunt Sarah got a snuggie

Meenach family photo

so proud of Zoe, check out her signiture on our letter to Santa-
Anyway, it was a great holiday season!

When it pores:)

So here I am visiting the great town of wenatchee- great friends good family and two children! A two year old and a 6 week old. Never have I traveled this far ( 2 1/2 hours) by myself with them and the trip there- fantastic!! Well on the way home I was stopped by a road crew blowing up rocks- 20 minute delay- okay, so we wait the twenty minutes. We pass the flagger and of course it has been 2 hours since I fed the newborn so its time to eat she screams- we make it to the rest stop and POW its closed, so we pull over! Then in the middle of feeding my two year old yells POTTY MOMMY, POTTY MOMMY- great- I say. So I give her the option to go outside- NO WAY so I say " lets put on your sisters diaper and just this one time you can go in a diaper" NO WAY aaaaaaaaaaaa- what do I do...well, there is a fruit stand up the road! So we hop in the car, get to the fruit stand and I plead my case- YES they say, you can use the toilet!!!
okay, I think we are good to go...but of course we get behind three truckers!!!
So long story short our 2 1/2 hour trip ends up taking us almost four and we make it home to a loving husband and father and a batch of peanut butter cookies from the neighbor!
I guess there is always a rainbow at the end of a rainstorm- HUH?