Thursday, January 27, 2011

Let's Play Catch up...

OK...I don't even know where to start. I know that I am like...2 or 8 months behind on blogging. Sorry about that, I Have been super busy moving my family from Hawaii back to California. I am just going to hit on some of the highlights in this post and maybe go more into detail in upcoming posts. Because some things just need a whole post to themselves!!!
Things that happened over the past 8 months...
-Taylor turned 3 and once she woke up she was completely over the terrible two's.(ok...that is a lie)
-We got orders to San Diego
- Our detailer got our orders wrong and we were actually going to be living in Orange County where we grew Up!!!!!
-We packed up our house in Hawaii and had to say goodbye to all of our Hawaii friends...so sad about that
-We spent our last week with family and friends at an amazing house with the name "Sundazzle" right on the beach in Hawaii. (this is one of those things that need their own post!)
-One of my Best Friends got Married
-After looking for houses nonstop and having a mini breakdown we took a mini vacay in Palm Springs
-We bought a house!!!
- Cuatro Turned two
-We had a Great vacation with Family in Jamaica over Christmas Break! (please see Taylor in the cornrow picture below.lol)



Taylor turns Three
Cocktail Hour at Sundazzle
Our Last Day in Hawaii
Erin's Wedding
Palm Springs
Halloween with Buzz and Dorothy

Cuatro Turns Two
Taylor's First Dance Recital
Jamaica

So I Promise to be a better blogger now that my life has calmed down a little bit and we are almost all unpacked in our new home. And a big thanks to my friend Becca for my new blog header.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Start spreading the word...


I'M MOVING BACK TO CALIFORNIA!!!!!

San Diego to be exact. I am so excited, I can't believe it. (well not until we get paper orders) There are so many reasons why I am excited, but just to name a few
- Family / Babysitters
-Disneyland
-San Diego Zoo
- Friends- one of my Best friends will probably live on the same block as me!
-Just a few hours away from vegas
- close to the snow if we want it, close to the beach if we want it
-Sahara (my hairdresser, the only one that can truly get me "Blonde" enough)
-Concerts, there are always concerts going on
-Babysitters, oh wait, did i say that one already
I mean, do I have to say more? It's California!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Submarine Birthday Bash Ball

So this past weekend was the Submarine Birthday Ball in Waikiki. It was defiantly a fun time spent with good friends. My friend Dalaine and I spent the day getting hair and makeup done while the Boys did whatever. We stayed the night at the Hilton so we could just walk a few feet back and crash...which I guess you could say kinda happened.
We got ready up in our room and pre-partied with some friends, as we were all sipping on the "Hawaiian Martini's" . Two things I learned about those Martini's
1. They go fast and go down so smooth
2. Just because they go down so smooth does not mean that they are not pure alcohol
I guess I will chalk that part up to a "learning experience" oops

Here is Billy and I before the ball

Our special toast to the Navy
Alana, Meg and I (where are our dates?)
Dalaine claims she was just holding that bottle as a prop..looks like i didn't get that memo
Voted most awkward pic of the night

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hawaiian Martini's in the making

Hello lover
There is a restaurant here called Roy's and it has the best Hawaiian martini. Omg it is so good. Actually everything they have is good. I have never ever had a bad meal there. When Billy and I went there last year the bartender was telling us about it and how to make it. Sub ball is coming up so we decided to make it for our sub ball pre-party. Yesterday while we were downtown the kids were sleeping in the stroller so we decided to go to the bar and have a Hawaiian martini and some sushi. Yes I brought my kids into the bar. So what. Some of our Charleston friends may remember Taylor out at a martini bar at 2 months celebrating my birthday. That's just how we roll.

Here is Billy putting together the pure deliciousness
Doesn't it look beautiful?
Recipe
3 parts vodka
1 part vanilla vodka
1 part Malibu rum
2 cut up pineapples
1/4 cup sugar mixed into the vodka (we used a little less)
Let the mixture sit for about a week


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Writing's on the wall

As I said in my last post, I am all about spring cleaning this week. Todays "job" was cleaning all the doors off. Easy enough, right? Well what I had failed to notice is that almost every door had some sort of "artwork" on it. I mean seriously. Cuatro likes to color on doors. I don't just give him crayons and say "have at it." He will just find them and color. I will find him. Take the crayon from his hand. Take the chewed up crayon from his mouth. Throw away and remind myself to wipe that door off later. Problem is I rarely follow through with the last part, I think I have just pretended not to see the Picasso artwork flowing on my doors. Well I am happy to say that a little bit of elbow grease later and we are free of "artwork" on the doors. For now.

Spring Cleaning

It's that time of year again, spring cleaning time. I started mine this past weekend. I actually don't have that big of a job because I keep up on my cleaning pretty regurally. Its just the big stuff like baseboards, cleaning window screens and pulling out things like a washer and dryer and cleaning behind there. I have given myself jobs for everyday for this week because I cant really do a big job with my 1 year old running circles around me.
I guess what spring cleaning means to me is Organizing. Getting rid of excess weight around the house. I have also started to do a lot of cleaning with vinegar and baking soda. I mean dont get me wrong, Im still a bleach girl at heart but I like to change it up. I found a great website about all the stuff you can do with vinegar.
http://www.vinegartips.com/scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=7

Have you started your cleaning yet?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Notice anything?

Yes, this is a picture of my 1 year old with a CHIP IN HIS TOOTH! He slipped after he got out of the bath trying to grab a toy from the tub. I was right there. I feel so bad. Weird thing is, he has fallen way harder at the playground and stuff that I am surprised that this fall is what chipped his tooth. I was totally freaking out on sat night when it happened. I was google-ing dentists and stuff to fix his tooth. Good thing it can be fixed. For a slight moment I was debating not fixing it thinking it gives him character until I realized how sharp it is. Its dangerous!