Friday, May 30, 2008


One word describes Colin...yummy...enough said.

Like Mother like Cami

What can I say?

Twins twins..alike as two pins..double the trouble but double the grins.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Best Friend Friday!

Oh...the weather is beautimous! Have you ever heard of Best Friend Friday? you have! I actually learned about this nifty tradition from my amazingingly put together older (but not too much older) sister. Oh..I wish I could be just like her. Oh...when will my longing ever end? to celebrate Best Friend Friday I threw the munchkins in my awesome ghetto van and I met my awesome ghetto sister at the park for fun in the sun..complete with kid's meals and light sabers. Summer is around the corner yo!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

electrician cami to the rescue

I am a mom which requires me to wear many hats. one i didnt think i would ever wear is an electrician hat. but the other morning i was cold and went to turn the heat on and it wouldnt turn on. i tried to turn on the a/c no luck. i know our thermostat was on his last wirey leg so i thought oh great it needs to be fixed. after a pep talk with the lig, i decided to fix it myself and last night after i zapped the lights causing my children to freak out and wonder why the house went suddenly black. i tackled the task of rewiring a is no big deal really match wires to wires but in my head i was 6th man coming off the bench to seal a victory. so last night i tried it out and it didnt work and then i tinkered with it today and wahhhhlaawhhhh!!!!it is done. my temperature wish is my command. how did the pioneers ever do it?

we celebrated the classic way: dinner at arctic circle and two cans of diet coke .home depot and out here i come.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I'm back,,and now Matt is outta here!

Oregon was a great vacation. Flying with the kids wasn't even too bad. Ian had a few moments of nervousness but overall he did great. I met the nicest couple and they assisted me getting on and off the airplane, she even held Ian so i could grab Colin. It was very nice. so overall, i think my kids are growing up. Colin says Caaaa for car and goga for yogurt. Ian ran away from me at the park and just enjoyed being a kid. He loved riding the ATV's because they were his pod racers and we beat grandma past the finish line every time. His favorite part was going to grandma's work to see her. He got mad at me that it was time to come home and on the airplane cried that he missed everyone in oregon. what a cutie.

the coast was a little bit of a bummer since it was raining and so windy that we only lasted for two pictures and a quick trip to touch the ocean and we were off to warmer places (the outlets) which i had never seen so busy. i guess everyone had that bright idea.

mothers day was wonderful. i mean..come on..look at these cuties. i love them! i got to have a 4 hour nap..what says happy mothers day better than that? at church, we got see's chocolates.
all in all, i loved it but i missed matt and the kids missed him too. they wouldnt let him go from the time he walks in the door to the time they go to bed. matt left this morning for san francisco and will be back sunday. while i was gone, matt was quite busy. he knocked down the framing part of the basement and cleaned it out. it looks amazing and now we are going to be on a tight budget so we can pay off debt and finish our basement faster.


Sunday, May 4, 2008

sadness!! moment of silence

i am here in oregon. the flight went great and we made a stop at lush on our way to salem. however, the store was not opened and we had to wait to shop..which was fine. i think i was in and out 10 minutes later and $200 porer. (inside joke for those who know)..
utah..come on..we need a lush..
anyway. the best place in the world to eat is busick court. they have the most delicious banana nut stuffed toast..just about anything i have had is delicious except for those things with eggs.. grossaroo..but the people who like eggs like them so all in all a very good place. well, we have had the same waitress, Robin, since i have been there for the first time about 1 year ago. and on saturday, we found out she no longers works there. i wanted to cry. i love her so much i sent her a christmas card. i will miss her. she truly made busick court a memorable experience and it won't be the same..but the food is still good so you still should go sometime in your life. i have 8 more days here and i bet we go at least 10 more times..ha hahahahahahahahaha. we often order something to eat at the restaurant ands something to go because there are so many yummy things to try. we just cant get enough..mmmm...mmmm..mmmm..mmmm..mmmm..i am going to eat this computer screen right now! sayanora robin!

we have tried some new places since i have been up here last. we went a cake dessert place. it is some german name but the cakes are super d duper. the best one is the milky way cake. it has homemade caramel layered throughout the chocolate oh my..and we went to Buster's. it is a bbq place. i think i drank nearly two bowls of sweet bbq sauce..and for those famous dave's fans this place serves coke which is a must in my book. the freshly carved brisket melted in your mouth and colin loved the mashed potatoes and gravy..

Thursday, May 1, 2008

a girls guide to vegas

ok ok we just got back from vegas and seeing the Verve.. love was truly magical. like matt eluded to, we have had a stroke of luck in the past seeing our fave bands reunite for us. i would have to add radiohead at red rocks and mika to the list of fave concerts and video games live. since mika's equipment was stuck in the snow, he played acoustic and it was awesome. i recently was dubbed the loudest person and everytime i screamed at the show craig would hesitantly cover his ears..i asked matt if i embarrassed him and matt said he was proud to be married to the loudest person.
we tried the best place to eat in hard rock casino. it is called mr lucky's 24/7. truly delicious. ray ray ate there on $40 a day, and she never steers me in the wrong direction. i had a club, kim and matt had breakfast with runny eggs (grossaroo) and craig with a delicious steak sandwich. a must visit. kim and i both love chocolate so doing some research we found a store called the chocolate swan. the whole trip we kept joking about a chocolate swan and once we finally got there, there was no chocolate swan to be found. so we bought some chocolate covered raspberries, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate swan droppings (like a turtle), creme puffs, red velvet cupcake, cookies and cream custard, fruit tart, and we were on our way. if you are ever at mandalay bay, check it out. my fave store, lush, is opening right across the way so you could get some bath stuff and then gorge yourself on chocolate.
craigers was feeling sick, so matt was our lone male chaperone for our day of shopping. kimmy gib was worried that matt would hate shopping all day. she didnt believe me until we were all sticking together until matt got left at the body shop. . i told her kim and i couldnt believe that he was still in there...i assure you laughter ensued...the concert was amazing. matt never ceases to amaze me by talking to people waiting for a concert to start. he will make conversation with anyone if he can share his love and passion for music. we tried to go to blueberry hill for breakfast but we didnt have enough time and the wait was too long.
thanks to everyone for helpng with the kids. dont know how we could persue our passions without willing and nice to oregon for me..busick court..(can you tell i love food?) and a stop at the bikini coffee company to meet my fave person on big brother 8, natalie.