We visited the California Poppy Reserve to check out the flowers and it was beautiful. There wasn't a ton of poppies out yet, but there was enough to make the hills bright orange. We enjoyed walking the trails for a little while despite that lovely Antelope Valley wind.


We spent Easter at the Griffiths and my parents were able to join us. We ate lots of food which included: Ribs, Hot Links, green bean casserole, Del Monaco potatoes, salad with pears and gorgonzola cheese, croissants, fruit, deviled eggs, artichokes, rasberry chipotle/cream cheese dip, Coconut cake, pecan pie, and ice cream. You can definitely assume that we were stuffed and needing to go on diets the following day. We had an Easter Egg Hunt for the boys, which was fun this year since Noah actually understood what to do. But all the adults had just as much fun assisting all the little ones. It was a great day with perfect California weather.


Gotta love a man in his long johns!

This is what happens when you are not working, stuck in Tehachapi, and it is snowing outside. Russ is gonna kill me for this one, but I think that it's so worth the laughs. :)

Lovin' footsie jammies

I love these jammies! They are one piece, with silly football player faces all over, and they are tight. His little body looked so cute running around in them. :)


I have been Tagged!!!

Anna's big sis Lana has hit me with my first TAG...so here it goes...

What I was doing 10 years ago:
I was in my senior year of high school getting ready to graduate. I had no idea where I was going to college...AV High was just fabulous in preparing it's seniors for going to college. My counselor told me to just go to a junior college and figure it out from there... she was not helpful at all.

5 things on my to do list today:
1)Go to (or try) my nephew, Caleb's, baseball game today.
2)Go to a Baby Shower/BBQ for a friend who just had a baby boy.
3)Go buy a pair of jeans. I am tired of constantly pulling my pants up. My skinny jeans still don't fit me and my after- pregnancy jeans are too big. It is quite annoying. I really need to just lose 25 pounds and I won't have to buy dumb in- between jeans.
4)Look at vacuums. We need a good one for carpets and wood floors. The one I really want, the Oreck, is almost $800 bucks. Too much for right now.
5)Meet with my parents for dinner, they really want to see the boys. My mom goes into Noah-Brody withdrawals if it has been over week that she has seen them last.

Snacks I enjoy:
Fruit, dried mangoes, cheeze-its, yogurt w/granola, m&m's (peanut pr peanut butter kind), jamba juice, an iced blended coffee drink

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Hmmmm... have college funds for my kids, give to the church (build a new building), buy my dream house, invest, start a business, oh!buy a bigger car and a new truck for Russ, pay off everything, pay for my sister's college debt (she graduated from Stanford and just got accepted to USC dentistry school which is 100,000 a year!), pay off all my family's debt,...I'm a billionaire right!

3 bad habits:
Not making my bed right away (I used to be so good about it, I guess having kids changes this), eating what my hubby eats (I would probably be skinnier if I quit it), ummm...waiting until the last minute to gas up my car, or I wait for Russ to do it

5 places I have lived:
Yokuska,Japan; Great Lakes,Illinois; San Diego,CA; Lancaster,CA; Tehachapi, CA

5 jobs I have had:
Babysitter, Assistant Teacher, Substitute Teacher, Sales Associate, Bookkeeper

5 people I want to know more about(a nice way of saying TAG!):
Dani, Anna, Ciara, hmmm...Jenna, and Val


I love Chalkboard paint!!!

I have always wanted to paint a wall with chalkboard paint. I stole the idea from Pottery Barn kids. The boys' closet came in the usual, ugly standard white. I thought this would be the perfect place to try it out. Well, we love it! It looks good and is a ton of fun. Now I want to paint everything chalkboard. The pantry door, a spot next to the fridge, the boys' desk...now it's convincing the hubby.

Housewarming party

Russell's parents threw us a Housewarming party which turned out to be a lot of fun. It was fun to get together with some friends and family in our new place. On top of that, we were blessed with a few things we needed. We got a really nice rice cooker, dish towels, wall decor, gift cards, money, and our boys got a swingset from my parents. The adults had fun putting it together and the kids loved playing on it.


My boys

These two just adore each other and I love it! They are so much fun to watch together.

Snow in Cali!

Now that we live in Tehachapi, we have gotten to experience our share of snow. Though I do not like being cold, I do enjoy the snow. Noah had fun making his first snowman with his dad. We also had tons of fun sledding!