Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Fiasco

So we decided to join the holiday band-wagon this year and carve some pumpkins. We really aren't that into any holiday really. I didn't even get Larz a costume because I'm a bad mother and just don't care. I don't want him eating candy and I really don't want to chase him around random neighborhoods. Next year I will for sure get into halo ween. But for now we are just going to celebrate by carving faces out of giant vegetables and throwing its insides all over the place.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tu Tu party

Heres a little bit from a recent shoot. TO see more go to my photography blog. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008


The other night my girls and I had another yoga/wine/hot-tub get together. Every time we do this the conversation just flows and its wonderful. We were talking about our lives and I mentioned how much I love the little bubble I have made for myself. I've always lived the way I wanted regardless of anyone's opinion. Sometimes that got me in trouble but overall I'm happy with what I've made so far. My bubble is beautiful. (We were playing with bubbles outside yesterday and it reminded me of that night) :) ramble ramble.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Its official. Rob is addicted to War Craft. I've heard of the addiction possibilities but now I understand. He stayed up until 1 last night playing it. I could probably come in the office in my birthday suit and not even be seen. Sigh. Men and their games.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Takes after his mamma

This is exactly what I look like when I eat just about anything. Rob is super clean and I treat every meal like it needs a beat down. Attractive huh? Very.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Time Out

I've always been one of those moms that said "I'll never spank my kid.....I'll never put them in time out, thats stupid" Well ladies and gents, I now am one of those mothers. Larz met Mr. Time out last week. He's big and green and hopefully scary to him. ha. He was confused at first and then he realized that mommy wasn't moving and either was he. He flipped out and yelled at me. ha. I giggle thinking about it. But in all seriousness, he has a huge problem with yelling at me. He knows where his little buns are going if he misbehaves. Bless his heart.

Monday, October 20, 2008


I had a wedding in prescott over the weekend. My friend Amy came with me. The day after the wedding we just wandered around. The buildings there were so old. Most of them were built in the early 1900's. They shot part of back to the future at the courthouse there. The courthouse was built in 1915! Crazy huh. A man told us about the lake a ways away so we went. It was awesome there. I couldn't help but put both black and white together. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


To see more check out my photo blog. :) My friend wanted to do a shoot at the same place I did Ambers shoot. It was awesome!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What a day

Today has been oh so beautiful! Its been so cool and windy outside. I took Mr. Larz to the park today. He is curious and full of wonder about eveything. We had so much fun!

Are you serious?

Oh Edward. Sigh. I'm one of those girls that is obsessed with this story. If you haven't read the books, please do.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Always upto something!

Last night he was playing in his room and opening and closing the door. Mainly because Rob was letting Larz shut the door on his head because it was making him laugh really hard. Well, I came out of my office and his door was shut and he was crying. I asked Rob what he was doing as I was trying to open his door. He locked himself in and shut off his light too! He was screaming and I started to panic. The door would not open and Rob and I were trying everything possible. The door has a key that goes to it from the outside, for what reason I don't know. Well, we couldn't find the key anywhere. Larz was crying so hard and I kept sticking treats under the door to calm him down. He probably couldn't even see them. Rob finally cut into the frame around the door and then somehow got it unlocked. Then today I go into my room to get his bath ready and come back out and he got into some lotion I had and squirted it everywhere imaginable. His hair was full of it and so were all of the couches. Sigh. It never ends.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Humbling Beauty.

I got back from the cottage today. I am going to home tomorrow. My heart aches when I think about my Larz and Rob. I will have pictures shortly but first, let me tell you about the cottage. Tucked away, in the middle of a rain forest, is a huge brick cottage looking lodge. (look to my below seattle posting) The smoke is pooring out of the chimney tops and the smell will make you feel reborn. Driving up to this hidden heaven is like something from a story book. Its a road literally being hugged by gigantic trees. The leaves are bigger than my torso. NO joke. It was rainy the first day we got there and I quickly realized how unprepared I was with shoes. I thought I was ok until I attempted to go for a small hike. No way. My shoes and feet were soaked. So we drove to town to buy some rain boots. I had my boots, camera, and my umbrella and I was off. It was so quiet and scary at first. I was walking down a trail, all alone, no one around. I was so busy worrying about my feet and the water running down the trail, (literally) that I forgot to look around for the first 5 minutes. I stopped and lifted back my umbrella. The only word that comes to my head is sacred. My eyes kept going and going and going up. My whole body and soul was overcome with such shock that I dropped my umbrella and my eyes swelled up with tears and I said "WOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW). I was the smallest being in the middle of the largest trees I have ever seen in my entire life. I was surrounded by the most compact beautiful forest I have ever known in person. It was so overwhelming for me. Sure, everyone knows I love nature. But this was something I had never felt. My smile was honest and wide and my eyes were wider than they've ever been. I have never been so happy all alone. I kept walking on the trail. I couldn't stop talking. I was telling the forest how truly happy I was and how lucky I was to witness such beauty. I'm not crazy. I know you can picture me ranting and raving to some tree about how much I like it. I was just so full of emotion. I can't begin to tell you literally how massive these trees were. Imagine a regular forest with pine trees, etc. Now enlarge everything in that forest about 10 times. I will post pictures as soon as I get home. Anyways. That experience changed my being. It was sacred and humbling and rich. I will never forget it. Its funny too because I kept looking over my shoulder in fear of a mountain lion pouncing on me or something.

We drank hot cocoa by the giant beauty and beast like fire in our pajamas and read books, we went on 3 amazing hikes and I saw the biggest tree I have ever seen and hugged it like it was santa or something. lol. I shed a lot of tears due to the amount of beauty I was witnessing. Mushrooms, rivers, trees, waterfalls, and french toast for breakfast. Oh man it couldn't have been better. And the best thing about this little trip was the fact that I was with my sister. She is such an amazing person. I'm so lucky to have 3 beautiful and funny sisters who love me regardless of all of the amazingly idiotic things I have done.

The pictures will tell the stories. Sorry for the essay but I didn't even tell you everything. I will just say that yesterday and today my soul was fed more than I ever thought possible. Thanks to the power of Mother Nature and some sisterly company. (Love you Tif)

Friday, October 3, 2008

In Seattle......

I'm in Seattle as we speak. It is more than beautiful here. The smell alone makes my socks want to fly right off my feet. Its indescribable. So clean. So fresh. So wonderful. I took a stroll with my niece today. We walked to a nearby lake. We made wishes under bright red maple trees. I took pictures of it but will post them all when I get home. we had some good laughs. Its amazing how smart 5 year olds are. She cracks me up with her questions and responses. My sister and I are off tomorrow to our cottage. I can't wait. I'll check back soon, but for now, I'm in heaven. Peace and Love.