Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blue and Gold Banquet

The boys had their first Blue and Gold Banquet. They were not very happy to go at first because it meant they had to miss Grandma Holly night. So I told them if they went without complaining we could get a treat afterwards. They ended up having a great time in the end and we did finish the night off with ice cream cones.
  Complete with ice cream people.

The theme of the banquet was Renaissance. The boys had made shields and got to kill "dragons" at the end of the night. They even got to keep their swords.

Here's to my 2 knights.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Personal Space

Poor Mason gets attacked when he comes to our house. My kids absolutely love him and think they have to be all over him. He is really lucky he is so loved, but I am sure he wished he had a little more space. I mean look at that worried look on his face.

Personal space means nothing to The Hoard.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


 Sometimes I lack the motivation to run. Especially on Tuesdays. I work all night on Monday night, so come Tuesday morning all I want to do is sleep. I find it very hard to get out of my nice warm bed, get dressed, stretch, and head out into the cold to run.
I was having a huge problem this particular day until I remembered I had purchased a jacket back in December in Vegas. As soon as I remembered this I jumped out of bed to get ready. Isn't it always easier to do things when you have new clothes to wear?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscar Recap

I know I am a week late, but I love doing an Oscar Recap. I think it could be fun to look pack through the years and see the best and worst fashions, jokes, and what not. So here goes.

This year it was hosted by Seth McFarlane. I was a little nervous at first because he can be really dirty, but I actually loved him. However he is no Billy Crystal, but definitely better than when Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosted 2 years ago.

I loved his jokes and the fact that he made fun of everybody. It didn't matter their race, age, status, religion, or sex. I seriously laughed out loud at some parts. But one of my favorite things were his songs. And I was so surprised by his singing voice. He was actually really good. And I am sorry to say, but the "We Saw Your Boobs" was one of the funniest things I have ever heard.

Now on to the good of the night. I am not a huge Channing Tatum fan, but loved that he was there with his cute pregnant wife. I love everything about this picture.

Here are the dresses I loved. I loved how simple Jennifer Lawrence's dress was, but at the same time not simple. I thought she looked really pretty, which is saying a lot for me, because I haven't been a big fan until this. I LOVED Sandra Bullock's dress. Loved the color, the cut, patterns, and the sparkles. I mean it is almost garment appropriate. Next time I need to wear a formal dress it could be this one. Loved Zoe Saldana and Kerry Washington's dresses. Loved the busy, flowery tops for some reason, which isn't like me.  And I don't know what it is about Amy Adam's dress, but I loved it. And I thought she looked extra pretty that night.

And the best men. I don't necessarily like Daniel Day Lewis's tux, but I thought he did such a good job as Lincoln and seeing how he won best actor I thought I would include him. And one of my new crushes is Eddie Reymour. Loved him in Les Miserables and can't wait to see what he is in next. Ben Affleck is cuter now than he was 15 years ago. Love his directing ability and loved Argo. Bradley Cooper is just hot. That's all I have to say about that. And finally, LOVE Hugh Jackman. He seems like such a down to earth nice guy and loved that he jumped right up to help Jennifer Lawrence when she tripped on the stairs. Seriously love him.

Now for the worst.

First of all what is up with the women that won best hair and makeup to not have done their own hair and make up for the Oscars? And really? Hot pink tights. Not only should they not be worn at the Oscars, but they should never be worn past the 80's.

 There were a lot more dresses/people I didn't like than liked this year. First off, what is up with Renee Zelweger. It seems like she aged 10 years over night. I have never been a huge fan, but ick. She didn't look good. And what was with Amanda Seyfried's interview with Kristen Chenowith? Wasn't that the most bizarre and awkward thing to see? I think she may have forgotten who she was actually "wearing." And Miss Fonda. The dress could have actually been very pretty if it wasn/t florescent yellow. I mean really. And I just didn't like Kelly Rowland and Nicole Kidman's dresses.

I love Jessica Chastain, but wasn't a huge fan of her dress. I thought the color was all wrong. And Helen Bonham Carter looked like she was dressed for her character in Sweeny Todd. Halle Berry's dress was like some futuristic robot or something. Anne Hathaway's was just not cute. It was straight and pointy at ALL the wrong places. And my least favorite, as always, Meryl Streep. HATED her dress. I actually called her Barnacle Butt, which, while she was walking to present, she was digging at something back there so my name fit just perfectly.
 And the worst part of the whole night, and not a good way to end it, was Michelle Obama presenting the Best Picture. So bad and so not appropriate for the Oscar's. Not a fan of the Obama's at all.

And there you have. Until next year.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hail of a Run

Kim and I went running this am. When I was driving to Kim's the weather was fantastic. Shortly after we started out it started to hail. It actually really hurt and it was hard to see.

After a mile it turned to  snow, which was just as difficult to see in and we quickly became covered in snow.

We even conquered Val Verda, which I have officially named The Beast.
Loved looking back and seeing our footprints in the freshly fallen snow.

Soon it became too snowy to see our footprints or even my watch. The snow started sticking to everything.

 But 6 miles later we made it home.
 We were freezing and soaked, but we made it.

The best part of the run is the recovery. I took off my soaking wet clothes, grabbed a protein drink, and soaked in a nice hot bath. It took a good 30 minutes to get the chill from my bones, but it was so nice.

Such a good, hard run. Loved it.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lloyd Christmas

Andrew needed a haircut and I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so to Fantastic Sams we went. I should have known you get what you pay for. I went in with my Andrew and came back with Lloyd Christmas. As soon as his hair dried I realized how horrible the cut was...
So many funny lines went through my head from Dumb & Dumb. I did try and fix it, but it is still not great. That'll teach me for trying to save a buck.
On another note, I loved Andrew's response to "what he wants to be when he grows up" on his Star Poster.

I hope he shares some of his money with his dear old mom.

Sleepy Sickness

Oakley has been pretty much sleeping since last night at 630. She doesn't have a fever, cough, or upset stomach. I think she has just caught the sleeping bug.

When she finally woke up it was just me and her for a while. Can't remember the last time that happened.
And she was back to her nrmal self. I guess she just needed 16 hours of sleep.
And looking at this picture I realize I am in desperate need of a haircut.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Wild Ones

Paige and Morgan have minds of their own. The are our dramatic, wild, and stubborn children. If I would let them pick out their clothes every morning this would be the combinations that would happen.

And PJ's are no different.

Even where they choose to take naps is out of the ordinary.
Although it does say Charmin is Ultra Soft.

And there are times when they help each other out.
But they usually end up like this in a few minutes.

 They even look out for themselves and don't take any crap from their brothers.

Love having these two wild ones bringing up the rear.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cousin Sleepover

We had James and Josh over for a sleepover. I was going to document all the fun things we did, but this is how they spent their 24 hours together. I am not even exaggerating....
We sent them home with melted minds and slightly lower IQ's.

Monday, February 18, 2013


We made our way up to the Mountain again for some winter fun. Last trip I learned I didn't have the right gear for snowmobiling and didn't want to deal with that again. So I went out to find a new coat and found a cute on at REI on Clearance. Nice. Then Kim got me to go to the Columbia outlet where I found the same coat for half the clearance price. Booyah. Love a good deal and loved that I was super warm this go around.
We headed up Friday night and hit up the local Cafe Rio for some grub. It was delicious as always.

When we arrived at the cabin we noticed the pop had leaked all over the toboggan so we had to open each pack and check each can individually for any leaks. Morgan loved finding the ones with holes and finishing off what was left in them.

We spent a lot of time sleeping.

And playing video games.

Then it was time to skedaddle.
We always have to get an "engagement" shot before we leave.

And a group shot of the kids.

Kim wasn't feeling that great so she drove one of the snowmobiles down.

And Trent always gets stuck driving all the gear and girls down.

Aiden and Andrew joined us for the sled ride down.

Which was pretty extreme and resulted in 2 broken sleds. Never you mind it was the 2 fatty's that broke them. ;)

And to finish the trip off right we dined at the one and only McDonalds.

Where this girl got a salad and arranged the croutons just right before she would dig in.
Another perfect weekend.