Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mother's day 2009

We decided to make Mother's day a special one this year and headed to one of my favorite places, The Huntington Gardens. It was a beautiful day and well worth the crowds.

Sadly, this is one of the very few pictures I have of myself this pregnancy. I guess the second kid is already getting jipped.
I sure love these two!! And you can tell Nate was trying to make it a good mother's day for me because he actually smiled in a picture!

Not only did we get to spend the day at the gardens, Nate and Curly presented me with a BEAUTIFUL pair of pearl earings; a perfect mother's day present if you ask me. Thanks for making me feel so special. LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Friday, May 15, 2009


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Backyard camping

Dad has been craving some good camping adventures these days. Although I'm sure it was nothing like his days of scaling Mt. Whitney or his long nights in Death Valley, my guess is that spending the evening with his little girl in a tent in the backyard was a close second.
Yes, there are only 2 sleeping bags in the tent, one for Curly and one for dad. No way was I going to spend a night outside in a tent with this pregnant body. I did that once before when I was 8 months pregnant in Yosemite and I don't think I'll be doing that again.

Luckily Curly had all the comforts and necessities of home: books, blankets, her baby Ella, and milk.
It was a fun night for everyone.
Curly has a fine dad indeed!

New capris from old pants

Sadly these super cute jeans couldn't withstand a recent growth spurt. I hated the idea of retiring them after only a few months so I consulted my amazingly creative friend Dana who suggested I make them into little capris.
Please excuse the dirty pant leg, I couldn't wait an entire hour to wash them, I wanted to start the refashion ASAP.
I really like the way they turned out... and I really, really like that I don't have to buy another pair of shorts for the warmer months!

Thanks Dana for being so inspiring in the creative department!!

American Idol!!

American Idol was AWESOME!!! We waited in line for a very long time but in the end it was all worth it. While waiting outside Ryan Seacrest pulled up right next to us in his fancy car and said hi. Of course he was eating up all the attention and we were loving the star sighting.
Luckily being prego paid off, I got the last 2 tickets for sitting down and guess what... they were in the front row!!! We sat about 10 feet away from Simon and all the judges. It was a blast! My friends and I were on TV around 10 times, COOL!

These are the ladies I spent the evening with. I couldn't have gone with bigger AI fans.
Thanks Jocelyn for passing on your extra ticket!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

American Idol

Look for me tonight on American Idol!!!!! I'll be easy to spot... the chubby pregnant lady surrounded by all the cute little teenage girls.
Too bad Matt is no longer. But pretty excited about seeing No Doubt live. Should be a fun night.
Pictures will follow...