Sep 28, 2010


Good-Bye Black Beauty (yes, I sold my 2002 LEXUS IS 300)...

...and HELLo MINI-VAN (you heard it right, we bought a 2011 Toyota Sienna MINI-VAN!!!)
It LITERALLY has taken me 2-3 years to get to this point. Ask anyone who knew me well enough that I had sworn an oath to myself that I would NEVER own a mini-van! Well here we are, Saturday I sold my car and bought a new car, so within 5 hours I went from Lexus mom to Mini-Van mom! Keep laughing...

Well a few months ago I had to watch my nieces and nephews (& my own kids) so I borrowed my sis-in-laws mini-van and it really started to win me over. It was SO convenient, spacious, and nice. I still swore I wouldn't do it. But after months and YEARS really looking at trucks, SUV's, crossovers, everything was lacking something that the mini-van had (space, seats, cargo/camping room, comfort, features). So besides (what some may say, is the lack of style) all fingers pointed to the mini-van. We decided, we divided and we conquered!

And to tell you the truth I LOVE IT! And I still feel pretty dang cool in it as well. So I am gonna ROCK MY MINI-VAN!

Shout out for the MINI-VAN!

PS. We asked the kids what we should name the new car and immediately Ella yelled out DIESEL, so it stuck. And with all our automatic opening doors, sliding & removable seats, we thought it was pretty appropriate for the TRANSFORMER mini-van name!

Sep 24, 2010

Ballerina Girl

Ballerina Girl
You are so lovely- With you standing there- I'm so aware Of how much I care for you
(When I was a little girl my parents always sang Ballerina Girl-Lionel Richie- to me so its become a natural thing to continue this tradition with Ella).
She has been in dance "exploration" for about 4 months now and she loves it. They do tap, ballet, gymnastics, and other fun things for 4 years old! She actually gets a recital in December and that will be funny!!!

Sep 15, 2010

Shade Clearance

So I guess Shade is going out of bushiness (my sis-in-law just passed this good news along). So I went shopping.

Plus if you spend over $100 you get free shipping. Or so I think, I am not saying I spent over $100, but I am not saying I didn't either....

Discovering the iPod

I know how happy I was when I discovered the joys of an iPod...happy to report Miss Ella enjoys it the same.
(She inherited my old shuffle when Ned got me the new Nano)

Sep 7, 2010

Asher's BUZZ Birthday!

A BUZZ LIGHTYEAR Birthday for our Bubba Buzz...
(he LOVES BUZZ in case you cant tell from his face)
Swimming in Nana & Boppies mini pool with cousins.
And drowning in the pool (look at his face) and look at dad's pants. He still doesn't get how to stand up yet even though he can reach...
CRAFTS with cousins (Claire loving her crown)
And one of the presents from mom (of course mostly potty training supplies, can you tell what I WANT!) ha ha ha
And his two newest cousins who seemed to enjoy the party too
(Peyton-April & Wes's & William- Dan & Sarah's)