Monday, November 10, 2008

Our little Stud

I wanted to post about Coles baseball season. When I started the blog the regular season was long gone and Allstars were over, we just finished Fall Ball so we are enjoying a little break till we do it all over again. This year was extra special for us in many ways. Cole has a beautiful talent for baseball and it is very exciting watching him on the field. Zack found his love for baseball all over again, in coaching. I get so proud of both of my boys and their talents and sense of responsibility to the team and the game. We met some wonderful lifelong friends this year and we feel extremely blessed.
As Cole gets older the games get more exciting, please help me when he starts High School ball, Im in for a ride.
Go Padres! Here he is getting ready to bat.
Behind the plate.
This was the regular season with the Dodgers! Here is Cole-man and our sweet Danielle. She has a tremenous heart and love for baseball. Not just any girl can go out there and play with the boys!
Heres my two stud muffins, getting ready for the opening day parade.
These pictures are from his first season in baseball almost 4 years ago. I LOVE these pictures!
Ok so she isnt part of the game, but my BIGGEST distraction while Mommy is trying to focus intensely on her brother. This is what I get. I thought this was the funniest and cutes picture at his last game, so I just had to throw it in there. hehe

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Our senses...

Anyone who knows me knows I have an obsession with smell. I smell everything and like when everything smells good. I have even passed this trait on to others close to me.

A simple smell can bring back a flood of memories. There are often times when I walk into my house and on certain days at certain moments it smells like my grandma's house. I get such a sense of comfort and longing. When I smell "Loves Baby Soft" I go right back to being 7 years old. There are a million different things that bring back a million different memories.

I buy "Midnight pomegranate" lotion from Bath & Body Works, not because Im in love with it anymore but because I go right back to the best day of my life, my wedding day, every time I put it on. Every time I get a whiff of dirt bike exhaust it brings me back to Friday nights at Sac Raceway, watching Cole-man defeat his components in his mad dash to the finish line.
I have a point to this post, I promise. The love of my life bought me a new car. Not just any new car but the car I wanted. There is a difference. I have had a few cars over the past few years a few of mine and a few of his. None of which brought back any memories like this. The first thing I said during my first encounter with my new love, ok my new other love is "OMG it reminds me of the Honda" to which he agreed. No big deal, I get that. While driving it for the first time, I could have pulled off the road, put my head back and just breathed deep. I didnt do this, just at the stop lights. "The said Honda" was the first car I bought on my own. I was soooo proud of myself. I bought it brand new, 2003 Honda Civic I loved loved it. For me it was a defining moment of my independence and I was young and proud of my car. While sitting in my new baby it brought me right back to that time. It was when Zack and I first started dating. So this is what drove me to write this post. Here are some factory pictures of my baby and a few of my other favorites.

If anyone is in love with Candles and the way they make your home smell like I am, then you need to know about Gold Canyon. I came across my first Gold Canyon Candle 8 years ago and have been in love with them ever since. I burn them throughout the year and have my favorite senses for the different seasons and Holidays. Apple Orchard Pearadise for Summer, Caramel Apple for Halloween (smells JUST like the caramel apple suckers), Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving, and a few chosen ones for Christmas, usually consist of cinnamon. This is going to sound like a sales pitch because it is, you will not find another candle that is more fragrant I promise, the smell will carry throughout your home. Shortly after I discovered this treasure I started selling them on the side, not for an income but mostly for the discount for my personal candles, well ok and to spread the word. Im still in love with them today.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Seattle Take 2!

So I would like to point out on my wish list I have a camera. This would be because Im still stuck in the stone age. I still use the old school camera, where you have to take your film down to your local walmart/target and have it processed. LUCKILY for me they feel sorry for those that still use this procedure and offer a digital CD. Hence the pictures I am showing you. The reason Im even telling you about this is because the camera and film traveled with me to Seattle and home. On the way there it was nestled all snug in my checked in baggage, on the way home it was nestled all snug in the bottom of my carry on. Has anyone told you not to send film through the Xray machines at the airport? I vaguely heard that somewhere, and being the big traveler that I am misplaced this information somewhere at the back of my mind. The pictures came out but not how I intended. The camera I do have that takes film is actually a pretty awesome camera and it generally takes pretty awesome pictures.

These pictures are of the Ferry rides. Im sure many of you have taken the Ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco either for work or fun. Well this is very similar, except in this case you just drive yourself right on the ferry and off you go.

On Saturday after our Ferry ride into Seattle since Zack is living/staying in Bremerton which is outside of Seattle, a Ferry ride or hour drive away. Seems far but really its not bad. Although he does the commute almost everyday, poor guy, im not sure how much I would like that. Although I would take advantage of the time to read one of my good books or just close my eyes for a minute. One thing we did talk about was how not so much fun the Ferry ride would be if you were commuting with children. The first thing I would invest in is a DVD player for my car. So on my first ride on the Ferry I look over to see a big SUV parked a couple rows beside us, no big deal, my eyes get drawn to the back seat where there are children sitting in their seats watching a movie and doing whatever else they were doing. No big deal right, well except there was no parents in sight. I guess they figured, there was no where they could go right!? I guess I watch far too many movies or are far too protective because a MILLION things ran through my head.

So this was a very proud moment for me. This is me entering in the Starbucks at Pike Place. Anyone who knows anything about Starbucks knows this is a proud moment. The very first Starbucks. To my surprise the store is extremely tiny and an eyesore at that, nothing special not even a big Starbucks HERE I AM sign. They do have boxes piled all around the store to the ceiling full of merchandise. They go through ALLOT of stock! I was very happy to stand in this 30 minute line (not sure how long) and get my latte and my beautiful coffee mug, which by the way I am so in love with. Im thinking I should pack it away for safekeeping, I mean its practically an heir loom. Well ok instead I wash it everyday and use it every morning.

If you look closely above the end of the van you can see the big Starbucks signage. Yep thats it. Reminded me of Old Sac.

So in this picture in front of Pike Place Market we stopped, well not really stopped but asked this young gentleman to take a picture of us in front of the Market. After carefully maneuvering in a few different spots getting just the right angle...this is what we get. Which Zack and I both could tell by the direction the lens was pointing, but at this point there was no way we were going to have him take another one.

We also visited the famous fish market in Pike Place. Definitely something you need to see. Except for the nasty Monk fish hanging in front. I have pictures somewhere just cant locate them at the moment. The guys sing and throw fish with their heavy accents its rather entertaining.
We also went to the Space Needle because if you ever visit Seattle you have to visit the Space Needle. There are allot of kid friendly activities to participate in. Being the kid less parents we were we saw a movie in the Imax theatre, "Mysteries of the Nile". We did not go up to the top or eat in the restaurant, maybe next time. We only had so much time to squeeze everything in.
It was a wonderful weekend, and I came back well rested with a very comforting feeling of Washington and the current place my honey calls home.
(Not really, this....... is always HOME)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

TAG Im it!

1.Post rules on your blog.
2.Answer the six “8″ items.
3.Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving them a comment.


1. Greys Anatomy
2. Brothers and Sisters
3. Desperate Housewives
4. Oprah
5. E!
6. CMT (That doesnt really count but whatever)
7. Noggin
8. Disney
(I dont watch allot of T.V, I wish my daughter watched more T.V, Ok I dont really WISH she watched more but maybe 15 minutes wouldnt hurt, it would give Mommy a break. She has no interest)

1. Went to Starbucks (got a Venti Vanilla milk, since they forgot my espresso!)
2. Went to work
3. Had 33rd Street Bistro for lunch YUMMY
4. Cooked dinner for my kids
5. Gave my daughter a bath
6. Did homework with Coleman
7. Talked to my Handsome Husband on the phone......Miss You Babe! :(
8. Went to bed between 8:30 and 9! I know it rocked! That NEVER happens


1. The next time my Honey comes home
2. Friday
3. The Holidays
4. Alan Jackson Concert
5. My next run or bike ride
6. Starbucks
7. A good book
8. Another day

1. Mikuni
2. 33rd Street Bistro
3. Panera
4. Outback
5. Chilis
6. Taco Bell
7. El Forno Classico
8. Round Table :-)


1. Camera
2. Boots (winter shoes)
3. A new coat
4. few things at Victoria Secret
5. Snowboarding gear
6. Couches
7. A new house
8. A desktop computer (so my honey can take the laptop)
9. Invisalign
10. baby (sssshhhh)

Ok I know it was only supposed to be 8 but I was on a roll.......:-) Hope thats not bad luck or anything, its just a wish list....


Well considering I only have one friend in this blogging world and she is the one that tagged me, Have fun reading, you visitors! :)