Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fun in the Sun

Pictures 860 OK, I lied… Fun in the partial sun. :) This past weekend we headed down to Santa Cruz for some relaxing fun with great friends. OK, I lied again… Great friends? Yes! Relaxing? Not so much!!! Camping with 10 kids is no where near relaxing! What were we thinking? Coming back home felt more like a vacation. LOL.

We stayed at the Santa Cruz KOA and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this establishment. There were so many activities for the kids onsite and the employees were super friendly. The younger kids loved the train ride through the campsite and the older boys even liked the jumping pillow. In the end, we managed and the kids had a fabulous time. That’s all that matters, right? ;)





Beach Time…




Wednesday, July 21, 2010

“Give Back to Schools Program”

Family, Friends, and WONDERFUL Blog Followers:

As you all know, public schools are taking a HUGE hit from state funding. Actually... Elk Grove Unified School District alone is taking a $60.5 million reduction as the result of California’s economic crisis. We need your help! Avery Dennison Office Products has launched the "Give Back to Schools Program"  where they will be giving away $10,000 worth of school supplies to the top ranked schools. All you have to do is register OR you can choose to link through your Facebook page (and lets not lie, you know your logged on right now!) Search for Edna Batey or type in 95624 in the zip code box, our school pops right up. At the moment we are ranked 451. Yes, I know most of you already have children in school and your thinking, “Why wouldn’t I vote for my school?’ Don’t be silly, of course vote for your school! And THEN jump over and vote for ours. You can vote for however many schools you like, it just can’t be more then once a day for each. Voting ends August 31st. Now get to voting!!

~P.S. If you vote for our school please let me know so I can return the favor. Thanks!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Flower Petal Backpack

I’m going to apologize in advance for the crappy pictures. I took them on my cell phone and I’m not cool enough to have one of those fancy Iphones. :)30485_412783298953_832343953_4330566_3147968_n~Materials:                                                                                                               1 backpack                                                                                                               1 bag of flower petals                                                                                        hot glue gun

All I did was stuff the bag with paper to give it some kind of form and then started gluing on the flower petals. I started my rows from the bottom of the bag and worked my way up. That way I was able to see an open spots once I was done.34098_412783223953_832343953_4330565_1752552_n I found the canvas backpack at Michael’s for about a $1 and the flower petals I found at the Dollar Tree. Making this adorable backpack $2!!28237_412783168953_832343953_4330564_57650_n

Baby Girl on the 4th of July with her new backpack:Pictures 349

Friday, July 9, 2010

BOGO Jamba Juice

How did we get so lucky? Jamba Juice is running their BOGO FREE special, again! Just in time for those hot summer days! All you need to do is click on the picture or Click here and print out your coupon. Super simply! Now the hard part is choose which flavor! Hurry up, offer ends July 13th 2010. Are you in Chicago? Click here! If your in New York, Click here! Happy Friday! :)


Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July Weekend

Next to St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and Christmas4th of July is my favorite holiday. You may think that’s a lot, but if you really think about it, that’s only one per season. ;) Here’s a glimpse of our super fun filled weekend with great friends and family!

Saturday, July 3rd…                                                                                Run 4 Independence 10K:Pictures 346Pictures 347 Dinner and fireworks at Nana’s:Pictures 352   Pictures 355







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Sunday, July 4th…                                                                                   Pool party and EG firework show:My Pictures

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Monday, July 5th…                                                                               Water slide fun and lunch with are buddies:

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Friday, July 2, 2010

July 3, 2004


My Love~                                                                                                             Six years ago I married by best friend. And six years later, I am still married to you! I may joke you only married me because you knocked me up. I may joke that you’ll never leave me because you can’t afford the alimony and child support. ;) But truth be told, I LOVE YOU MORE THEN LIFE ITSELF. Without you in my life I would be a lost soul walking a path to nowhere. As silly as it may sound, you truly do complete me. You are not only my husband and the best father I could have ever imagined for our children, but you are my life. My heart. My soul. You are my world. IMG_0004 There has never been a day since we said “I do” that I have ever regretted the decision to spend the rest of our lives together. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love every little thing about you (minus the empty chip bags you put back into the pantry). You are my best friend, my one true love, my one and only. I love you more today than I did yesterday, and I promise I will love you more tomorrow than I do today. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, your generosity, and your unconditional love towards me and our children. You ARE my happily ever after. Happy 6th Anniversary, Babe. My heart is forever yours! IMG_0002

~P.S. Babe, I’m going green this year. This is your card. XOXO :)