Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Memorial Day 2012

 We had a great Memorial Day.  It was our 7th anniversary and in the morning my mom babysat the kids while Mark and I went out to breakfast. Then we spent the rest of the day in the backyard relaxing and playing.
 While Mark and I were on our breakfast date Mark bought me a new sun hat.  Lulu has a pink one and we wore them in the backyard together.
 We went to Trader Joe's and got some carne asada and made tacos.  Here we are prepping the food and Lulu took our picture.
 At 4:30pm we watched our wedding video because we got married at 4:30pm.
 After dinner we went out into the cul de sac and rode on Mark's long board. 
 Mark was teaching Levi how to ride.
 Levi loved it, Lulu didn't. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

7 Years!

Seven years ago today Mark and I got married.  I married my best friend. We have the best life and I'm so thankful to God for picking Mark to be my husband.  I remember when I was a little girl my mom and I would pray for my future husband.  I always wondered who that would be.  We prayed that God would be with him and protect him.  It's amazing to think I was praying for Mark when I was a little girl.  Mark is a godly man who leads our family and is so patient.  He loves the Lord and his heart is for family.  His hobby is our family! I'm so blessed that when Mark has a moment to relax he chooses to spend it with me and our children. I love you Mark and thank you for loving me so much. 
Click HERE to see some wedding photos from a older post.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A New Dress

Today Lulu received a very special surprise in the mail.  Our sweet friend Kelsey picked this dress out just for Lulu. We got the mail on our way to Costco and when we got there Lulu changed out of her other dress into her new dress, she was so excited!
Thank you Kelsey!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Garage Sale!

 This past weekend we had a garage sale.  My mom did a post on her blog about it.
 Ila May enjoyed all the people and spending a few days outside.
 My mother-in-law Connie did the entire sale for us.  There is no way I could have done this on my own while Mark worked.  She loves to put on garage sales and has done many.  She puts them on for people and is what I would say a professional in this area. 
 We found some old costumes and the kids had a blast putting them on.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Truly Lulu

Lulu and I started a blog for her.  We will be posting her drawings and some fun pictures and other things that are special to her.  She got to pick the background and will be adding fun things that she likes.  I asked Lulu what she wanted to name her blog and she told me "Sara" then we came up with Truly Lulu.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ila's Walking

Ila May has been taking steps this week and has started walking.  I got a little bit on video.

This evening we made a little cake for her and Lulu was so excited to be the one to carry it out to her.
She enjoyed the frosting and after a few fists full she stuck her thumb in her mouth and was ready for bed.
Levi was so excited to have cake. 
Here is a cute video of Lulu sharing her juice with Ila May today.

Happy Birthday Ila May!

Ila May you are 1 today!! You are so cute and so sweet. You have been taking a few steps on your own for a week now.  You are not timid at all and love to climb over things and hold on to things.  You are very social and not shy. You love to suck your thumb and to be held.  You can say Mama, Dada and "hi" really well.  You also say "nu-nu" for nurse when you want to nurse.  I love when you say that!  You have grown really close to Lulu in the past month.  You think she is just the best thing.  You have always loved Levi but Lulu had to grow on you and now she's your best friend it seems.  Here is your birth story.  I love you!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Butterfly & Flower Party

 This weekend we celebrated Lulu's 5th and Ila's 1st birthdays with friends and family.  I picked butterfly and flowers as the theme. Ila May had flower cupcakes for her "cake."
 And Lulu had a butterfly cake.  She even helped decorate it.
 Mark's mom Connie was our caterer.  She made the butterfly and flower cookies along with our veggie and fruit trays and her famous Flintstone Bread Dip. 
Levi had a blast!
 The Grandmas!
My dad with the kids.
The weather was great!
Everyone got a butterfly net to take home.
Here is Lulu with her friend Abigail.  They are pen pals and have been enjoying sending cards back and forth. We were so excited that Abigail and her family made it down.  They live about 2 hours from us so having them here was very special. 
 Looking for butterflies!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Here are the kids singing one of their favorite songs.  And here is an interview I did with Levi. He has a little cold.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Creek

 Yesterday Mark and his mom went for a walk in our neighborhood with the kids.  They walked to the creek that is about 4-5 blocks from our house.  The creek runs through the middle of the neighborhood and there is a walking bridge that connects the two sides.  We enjoying going there as a destination and throwing rocks.   
 The weather has been beautiful, yet it's still chilly out.  
 And it's snowing pink petals around here.  The cherry blossoms are out and beautiful.