Tuesday, March 24, 2009


"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings
on the way down"

That kid can jump! Brandon had his first track meet today and man can he jump! I had to work but I made it in time to see him do the triple jump. Before I got there he did the long jump, the high jump and the javelin. I was amazed at how effortless he made it look. His longest triple jump was 33.4 feet! A natural athlete for sure...we're so proud of him!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.-- Barbara Alpert

Today is my sister's 33rd birthday! We spent the afternoon at my parents house eating and laughing as we shared our favorite memories and went through old family photos. Brandy and I shared so much growing up including a bedroom! And although we are so very different, we are bound by a common love for each other. No one I know has more get up and go than Brandy! Constant motion and boundless energy make her who she is. She is a devoted friend, tireless advocate for her family, amazingly creative and loving mother, and the planner that keeps our family coming together. She plans trips, organizes meals, calls us, feeds us and loves my kids like no one else could! I can't imagine my life without her and I'm so blessed to call her sister and friend.
Happy Birthday my one-of-a-kind Sister!

Did I mention that for her birthday dinner my sister wanted a dessert sampler from Larsons Bakery?

Thursday, March 19, 2009


The serve was invented so that the net could play.
~Bill Cosby

Jenny had her very first tennis match on Thursday! She was the cutest little tennis player on the courts of Evergreen High School and she did amazing for her first time out! We are sooooo proud!!! Way to go Jenny!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cake with Gramma

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown

We had the best weekend! Friday night my mom and dad came over for dinner. Much to Jenny's delight my mom brought a special family recipe that had been passed down from my grandma many years ago for a one pan, better than you've ever tasted chocolate cake and no fail 7 minute icing! This is the yummy marshmallowy fluffy white frosting from my childhood! There was much anticipation. After dinner Jenny and Gramma moved into the kitchen and made magic! It was so precious to watch my mom and my daughter cooking a recipe from my grandmother in my very own kitchen. I could not have been more blessed! When all was said and done the cake was an absolute masterpiece! These are the priceless memories that make our lives so rich.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


A daughter is a treasure - and a cause of sleeplessness.-- Ben Sirach

Jenny went to Tolo last night! I love how excited she gets before each dance. She went with her two "besties" Emily and Sheila. I'm not sure what the theme was but the outfit was festive!! The girls came here after to spend the night and a good time was had by all!!!