Friday, January 30, 2009

Flash Back Friday - 1985

I am Four in this picture. It is one of my favorite pictures. My Mom tells me that everytime she would try to have pictures taken I was always doing something with my hands.

Sage does it too.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ladies Man

Sage is such a Ladies Man! Robert and I aren't sure where it comes from. All the girls in his class flock to him and fight over him.

From left to right: Analia(burgundy shirt), Sage, Angelina(brown shirt), Destiny(hot pink shirt), Emma(lavender shirt), Viviane(blonde in the denim jacket). Viviane has since given up and has moved on to other boys.

Angelina trying to hold Sage's hand.

Analia trying to kiss Sage.

Sage and Analia with their hand on each others knees.

Sage taking turns pushing Emma and Analia on the swings.
He loves all the attention! Today at lunch the girls were arguing about who Sage loves more, I think Analia won that argument.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Young Love Part 2

Sage and Analia are at it again! They've been inseprable since that first day they started holding hands. They do everything together! Analia's Mom and I have decided that we are going to be in SO much trouble when they get older. The little girl in the blue shirt, is VERY jealous of Analia. Every morning she asks Sage if he's broken up with Analia yet, because she wants her shot at him. It's TOO funny!

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Blog!

Welcome to my new and improved Blog! This blog was originally started to be a Stampin' Blog but it has become more of a Family Blog. This blog will now be only Stampin' related. You can view my Family Blog at


Welcome to my new Blog! My other blog was becoming more of a Family Blog than a Stampin' Blog, so I decided to start a new one with just family stuff. You can find my Stampin' Blog HERE.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Free Day at the Kroc Center

Tomorrow from 10am-2pm The Kroc Center is holding an Open House with FREE Ice Skating, Rock Climbing and Swimming. Visit their website for more information. .

Flash Back Friday - First Grade

Today I am taking you back to 1987. I was in First Grade. During that Summer my Beloved Bunny Rabbit "Thumper" died, I remember crying for days, until my Mom sat me down and told me that Bunny Rabbits went to Heaven too and that one day I would see him again. My favorite Movie of all time was released this year Dirty Dancing ."Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Child-like Wonder

I was looking at the disk of pictures from the photo shoot that my friend Angie did for us, and found these pictures. I hadn't noticed them earlier. Sage was so enamored with the beach and wanted to see EVERYTHING! Aurora was just happy to be held and didn't want anything to do with the sand or water.

Sage and I looking at the crabs that were hiding in the shallow water.

Sage drawing in the sand with his feet.

Sage running all over.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dress Up

This picture was taken two weeks ago. Sage is wearing his Superman Cape and Aurora & Gabby are wearing Ballerina Princess Skirts. These three love to play and pretend together. There are times when that's all they do ALL day!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Flash Back Friday - Kindergarten Picture

Once again it's Flash Back Friday. Today I am taking you back to 1986. I was in Kindergarten and my teachers name was Mrs. Katella. She was so awesome, everyone should have a teacher like her in Kindergarten! I can honestly say that year was the best year ever. I got a rabbit for my birthday that year, I named him Thumper. My brother Danny used to pick me up from school and take to Mc Donald's for lunch on his Pay Day's. That's also the year Danny left on his mission to the Philippines. That was also the year that my other Brother Joey got an awesome game for his Commador Computer that he would let me play, I don't remember the name of it, but I do remember thinking that I was SO special!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


For Christmas Lydia got Sage the "Cootie" game. I used to have this game as a kid and loved it, I was so excited to play with him, but he didn't want me to play with him, he wanted Lydia to play with him. Sage was so proud of himself, here they are with their "Cooties".

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ah.... Young Love

Since the first week of Preschool, Sage has been telling me about his Friend Analia and how she's "Sooooo Pretty!". Well.... today he made his move. They were walking back from lunch and he decided he'd try to hold her hand.

Once they were back in the classroom, they sat next to each other did their activities and played with their other friends. Then later, when they went outside for Recess, they played together and were inseparable.

Sage picked her a Dandelion. If you look close you can see it in his right hand. These two pictures are my favorite. I love how she's twirling her hair, and is all giggles!

They are the best of friends and love to play together. I guess we'll have to schedule some play dates. Hopefully they'll be in the same Kindergarten Class.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Proud Mommy Moment

I've got a Proud Mommy Moment that is going to make you all cry today. Yesterday while sitting in church; Sage was drawing pictures of our family. After he had drawn pictures of Robert, Me, Himself, Aurora, Grandma & Grandpa, he looked up at me and said...."Mommy, I'm gonna draw Hayden." I got choked up and started to cry. He then drew this, and the tears came and were uncontrollable.

If you've seen THIS post, then you'll definitely recognize the resemblance minus the engraving of Christ and the Baby. It was so sweet to know that he remembers Hayden and all we've told about his big brother. It makes me feel like I'm at least doing one thing right.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Date Night

Last night Robert and I went out to this little Italian Restaurant in Point Loma called the Venetian Restaurant. At first I was a little hesitant, but oh my goodness! It is fabulous authentic Italian Cuisine with portions so large that I have a whole lunch for today. It is simply amazing and I can't wait to go back! Check out their website HERE.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Year in Review

I thought it might be fun to catch everyone up on the last 12 months, sort of a Year in Review.

January - Cula's Mom had her last Chemo Treatment and Aurora started walking at 10 months old.

February - Robert and I celebrated 6 years of Marriage, Cula attended a Stampin' Up! Regional and then signed up to be a Demonstrator and Aurora turned One.

March - Sage fell asleep at the kitchen table, and we bought our Trampoline.

April - We celebrated April Fool's Day with my Grandma's cookie recipe's and fake sushi, Cula hosted her first Stampin' Up! Workshop(thanks Marissa) and Open House, Aurora got HFM Disease and was a real trooper.

May - We finally finished the outside of our house, Maxine got on the Trampoline with the kids, Cula registered for the SU! Convention. Our blog received 1,000 hits!

June - We started hanging out at Sea World, where we spent most of our Summer.

July - Sage turned 4! The kids started thier first Swimming Lessons, We attended the Vallieres Family Reunion here in San Diego. Cula attended the SU! Convention in Salt Lake City.

August - Sage started Preschool

September - Sage attended his first birthday party for a school friend.

October - Cula turned 27, and we celebrated Halloween with some great handmade costumes,

November - We took a two week Vacation which included Salt Lake City, Southern Utah, Arizona & Nevada. Cula attended her first concert NKOTB rocks! Robert turned 33.

December - We had some fabulous family pictures taken, and had a wonderful Christmas!

Here's to an even better 2009!

Flash Back Friday - Science Fair

When I was in Elementary School they had an Annual Science Fair and every other year it switch between and Invention and Collections. In Second Grade I decided to do a Seashell Collection. The winner's were chosen by classrooms, and I won 1st Place in my Class. Here I am posing with my Collection.