Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Back to Sac

So, we're finally back in Sacramento! It was good to be in San Diego, but we are very happy to be home. Taylen has just been playing and playing with all her toys, and keeps saying how much she loves her bed :) I guess I didn't realize that even a 2 year old can miss her own house and stuff. Anyway, for those of you who are interested, my parents never had to evacuate. They live right near one of the evacuation centers, so they were lucky they didn't need to evacuate. One night we could see the fires from their front yard, but luckily those ones got put out pretty quickly. Anyway, I'm posting pictures from some things we did while we were there, sorry for the backup. I've got to get the old stuff posted to make room for Halloween pictures!! Happy Haunting, everyone :)

Starlets Solo

Taylen went to my mom's preschool singing group while
we were in San Diego. Once a week, 2 kids got to sing a solo
on the microphone and get a treat, and Taylen was SO excited
when it was finally her turn! I was worried she would chicken out,
because she just sat silently through each class while she was there.
She never did the motions or anything during the classes, and she was the youngest one there by a year, but when solo time came, she was a pro! I was a proud mom :)

P.S. Sorry the video is bouncy, I was holding a fussy 3 month old while I tried to video tape this.


So we went to a Monarch Exhibit in Encinitas, and it was so fun! We got to learn about all different kinds of butterflies, watch a video, draw the different parts of the butterfly, and then go feed them and hold them. It was lots of fun, and Taylen (and me and my sister Brooke) loved it. Did you know that San Diego is home to the smallest butterfly in the world? And that one of the state insects is called a Dogface butterfly, because the pattern on its wings looks like a dog? Anyway, here are the pictures...good times :)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Gangsta Paradise


Friday, October 12, 2007


We went to Disneyland on Monday with the Lindsays,and Taylen had tons of fun! It was a california holiday (which we weren't planning on) so it was crowded, but the weather was perfect and it was still a fun day at the happiest place on earth!
Blurry, sorry. Tay and Dad on the first ride of the day...

Mom and Tay on Dumbo (we waited like 40 minutes for this ride...ugh.

Tay with her cousins Breanna, Brett and Blake

Watching the parade (sorry it's small...)

More Disneyland Pictures...

Breanna and Taylen

Me and the Bug

Mom, Dad, and Ryah Bear

in Minnie's house.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Big Stories

Beautiful San Diego!!

From my parent's front yard...

Taylen Bug

I took this picture in La Jolla a few days ago,

isn't it pretty??

Two Girls

My two girlies...

Friday, October 5, 2007

San Diego Update

So, some of you know that I've been in San Diego for the past month. My mom was recently diagnosed with cancer in her colon and is undergoing chemo and radiation, so I've been down here to help drive her to appoinments and clean the house and distract her with my two very busy children. She just finished her first round of chemo, and man that stuff is nasty! She felt pretty good the first couple of days, and then hit rock bottom pretty quickly. Throwing up, extremely tired, the skin on her tongue is practically peeling off...okay, maybe that was too much info, but I am just really feeling for her. She's not feeling the effects of the radiation yet, but it will start to hit her in the next week or so. Anyway, she's done with chemo now for three weeks, and then does another round of it. Those of you that know her, keep her in your thoughts and prayers...the worst is yet to come for her. Anyway, I'm not sure how long I'll be down here helping. Having 2 babies to take care of sort of limits my helpfulness, anyway, and once we become more of a pain than a help, we'll be heading back to Sacramento. So, there ya go. Sorry if I haven't been returning phone calls or emails...this whole experience has sort of made me antisocial. Anyway, that's the update for those of you who were wondering...


So, I've got a bunch of cute pictures and a couple cute videos that I've been trying to post for a few days, but my USB ports on my laptop are not working. So frustrating! That means I can't charge or update my ipod, either! Grrr...I've reinstalled them a few times and rebooted my computer, and I've run out of things to do to fix it. If any of you have any suggestions, let me know...