Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Well, we procrastinated this year as all good people do, we finally went to the pumpkin patch tonight to get our pumpkins for the trick or treaters to smash into bits tomorrow. I think I'm going to do my traditional barfing pumpkin. I always have grand schemes for like the best carved pumpkin ever, but I always get mad and end up carving 2 eyes, a huge hole for the mouth and pull all the goop and seeds coming out through it. I LOVE IT! Always a winner.

So this afternoon my mother-in-law and I went to the pumpkin patch to stake out the good pumpkins before we went tonight with our hubbies and to take some pix of Bella. It was kind of cold and she was a little more interested in all the other kids and the train and "old faithful" erupting every 15 minutes than the pumpkins. Despite that, we got some really cute pix....check them out.........

Yes, I did make my daughter lay on a pile of baby pumpkins. But I made sure all the stems were facing down so it wasnt so bad. She didnt seem to mind. I was a little more worried about her falling off the large pumpkin I made her ride like a pony! lol She is great. So we went back to the pumpkin patch at like 8 o'clock after Dan got home from work and were taking pix on a bail of hay when all of a sudden....

Check out the pix you can see the expression on my face change when it starts....

We were sitting there talking and taking pictures and then all of a sudden it started rumbling and then it got stronger and stronger and it all of a sudden felt like we were on a water bed and like we were on a job site and large heavy objects were being dropped and then the poles holding up the lights that were strung over the patch were swaying back and forth. IT WAS SO AWESOME! I couldnt really imagine a cooler place to be. It was pretty safe too since we were in an open area.
Everyone around us started freaking out and everyone with a cell phone was on it trying to get through to someone which of course didnt work because everyone in the Bay Area was trying to do the same thing so the network was down. Somehow after 10 minutes of trying to get through to my mom I got a hold of her, but after that the system was down again so I'm glad I got to talk with her while I had a little window. This has us seriously thinking about getting our food storage together and getting super duper walkie talkies so that we can get in touch with our families in case "the big one" hits. yikes!

We got home and turned on the news and they said that it was a 5.6 quake. We still havent felt the aftershock yet so I'm sleeping in my clothes just in case we have to bail. Dave (Dans younger bro) was home when it happened and he said he felt the little rumble and then there was a big bang and it kept getting worse and worse. They have vaulted cielings and Dave said the whole house started to sway so he bolted outside. SCARY!!!!

Here is a pix if you can see it of the richtor scale and link to an article about the quake if you want to read all about it! :)

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Go Red Sox! Go Red Sox! Go! Go! Go Red Sox!

Jumpin Jellyfish!!!! I'm happy to report as you must all know that the Red Sox Swept the Colorado Rockies at the World Series. Hip Hip Hooray! Blast! And my little Bella just broke a key on my husbands laptop. Hunny if you read this before I talk to you, I'm very sorry, but its a key that we dont use anyway so hopefully we can fix it without much inconvenience. ANYWAY!!!!!!! YEAH RED SOX!!!! It's amazing what they can do now that the curse of the Bambino has been lifted. I really didnt watch the full games. Like I could with a little baby crawling all over the place, but i watched the highlights on sports center and checked the scores on my cell phone...does that make me a bad fan? Oh well!

Bella looks so much bigger to me lately. I swear she has grown a few inches since we left Tehachapi only a month ago. Her 8 month B-day (oh my gosh!!!) is Sunday and I need to take her to the Dr. for her checkup but I don't have doctor here yet and I'm worried that we wont qualify for the insurance we have anymore since dan has a new job sooooooooo I'm tempted to pull a Cristin and drive to Bakersfield to Bella's old Dr. Is that totally crazy? I can see driving 2 hours or so...but it's like 4 hours down there. And I would be driving to the middle of nowhere by myself with a baby. hmmmmmmmmmm. Probably not a great idea.

Saturday was the Fall Festival for my In-Laws ward and it was a lot of fun. I made Bella's costume and she dressed up as a Ballerina...a bellarina! :) we always call her that. I wanted to dress her up in something that wouldnt freak her out and would be really cute so that made the most sense. I kind of did things the hard way. I totally could have just made a tutu and had her wear a onesie underneath but since i have no life i decided to make the liatard as well. It was a lot of fun and i think if i have time i'll make the costumes every year. I'm sure that by the time we have more kids I will have changed my tune and my kids will be lucky if they get to wear a burlap sack and go as a sack of potatoes for halloween. I put my kitty ears on her so she would come to me. i think the black eyeshadow and ears really freaked her out, but when she saw that they came off it was all ok!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


CONTROL Z DOESNT WORK ON HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLAST IT ALL!!!! I was nearly done with my post when my little whiz kid DELETED EVERYTHING. i swear she knows all the shortcuts she touches like one button and all the settings on the computer are completely changed. what is there a computer class in the pre-existence? there must be. well i'm going to have to work on this later. time to put my little nocturnal baby to bed. FOR-E-VER!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Boston Red Sox

So in honor of the Boston Red Sox I decided to change my blog until they win the world series this year. Then I thought who am I kidding, that will never happen! :) They are a great team and I must confess I totally jumped on the band wagon the year they "reversed the curse" what a great season! Kiss it yankees! :) If you havent seen the movie Fever Pitch, I highly recommend it. It's pretty funny and all about a major Red Sox fan. Anyway GOOD LUCK TOMORROW GUYS!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Iron Chef America

For those of you who have always wondered about Iron Chef America I researched the behind the scenes info tonight while....whilst?....whilst we were watching tonights show. Every time we watch, dan asks, "How the heck do they always know EXACTLY what to make and how do they have the perfect ingredients?" well duh they let them know ahead of time but heres how it works.....

In each episode, chefs have one hour to cook and improvise a multicourse meal around a theme ingredient that must be present in each dish. Before the actual taping, the chefs are given a short list of possible themes, allowing the producers of the show to get any ingredients that may be needed. Judges' primary goal was said to be determining which chef was able to "best express the unique qualities of the theme ingredient." In rare cases, the format changes.

Now you know the secret! for more info check out...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Chef

Monday, October 15, 2007

under construction

So i decided that i need to jazz up my blog, it was pretty boring! i've been looking for cool backgrounds and graphics but i cant find anything i like, and then when i do find something i think i want i get bogged down with pop ups and redirected to something totally unrelated to what i'm looking for. HELP!!! any advice will be much appreciated. oh yeah and i've decided to allow anyone to see the blog. hooray!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Zack Alger!

Ok so my aunt bonnie sent me these videos (ABOVE) of my cousin's football games. he is pretty awesome. the announcer made a mistake, it wasn't actually an interception that he made...it was a blocked field goal...then he ran 88 yards with the ball and made a touchdown! GO # 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, October 12, 2007

DAN ROCKS!!!!!!!

ok so u can check out dans practice at: http://www.diablosportandspine.com/ it is located in Mavericks Sports club and that site is: http://www.maverickssports.com/ it's not officially his until the end of the month and dan isnt on the site yet, but at least u can see where it is and what its all about!!!! a

So random

We need more signs like this in the world! Dan and I were driving through his old neighborhood in Sunnyvale and saw this sign and had a good laugh! :)
ok and i've been looking for a book my gramma use to read to me called arty the smarty and i found a good copy of it on the internet for $560.00! So i called my gramma and told her to save her copy for me so i want all of you to know i have dibs on it!! :)
So yesterday morning they closed down one of the freeways up here for like 3 hours. First they said there was a dead animal in the road, then it was debris....well it turned out to be a dead body! apparently a guy asked a truck driver for a ride and he said no and the guy held on to the back of the truck without the driver knowing for 20 miles before he lost his grip and died on the freeway. isnt that sad? the only thing they were saying on the news yesterday was that it was debris though. silly people.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


ok so i took this video on my phone and its not very good, but the star sure shines bright! GO BABY GO!!!!

Bella just started crawling last week, she started scooting just before the move and right before her 7 month birthday on the 4th of October....SHE DID IT!!! she's awesome, she is pulling herself up on everything and prefers to be standing whenever possible. she enjoys playing with phones and remotes, loves music and tries to sing along, she is loving eating solid foods and is getting really good at eating with a spoon. she HATES avocado. we tried giving her some when we went out to eat and it didnt go over very well, it kept coming back to haunt her for like 5 minutes. i know it's mean but i'm going to try giving it to her again when we have a video camera at the ready. She has 4 teeth now, the top 2 are about a third of the way down and she has 4 more buds that we can see on the top row so they should be poking through soon.

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