Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baby Drew

Since Michelle is basically my adopted sister, baby Drew is pretty much my adopted nephew. He was a little over anxious to get here and came 6 and 1/2 weeks early. He's doing really well and is the cutest little thing ever.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Healthy Eating 101

Step 1-go to Costco and buy mucho produce especially the green stuff.

Step 2-go to Smiths and buy a few more things including generic ziploc bags and tupperware.

Step 3-sit in the front seat of the car with heat blasting and divide food.

Step 4-eat up!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Ashley got this awesome clipless curling iron for Christmas. I used it in Vegas, and I NEED it right now! The glove seems funny, but it makes wrapping your hair around the curling iron so easy. It still takes forever to do my hair, but it's exactly the look I want. I just have to figure out how to justify another expensive curling iron.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vegas Vacation

Thanks to some amazing Southwest ticket prices Mom, Ashley, and I spent a long weekend in Vegas. They haven't seen Karlee since May and were dying to go. It was such a fun weekend. Our agenda included lots of play time with Karlee. She is getting so grown up.

Friday...Supposed to get up way too early to hit the gym. Alarm didn't go off. Woke up in a panic at 6:05. Supposed to leave to airport at 6:20 and not showering/washing my hair was absolutely not an option. Luckily made it to airport. We flew in early so we had the whole day. Went to Chelsea's and played with Karlee before Cafe Rio meal #1. My mom LOVES that place and takes full advantage of being in a town where she can eat it. Spent the rest of the day playing with Karlee, grocery shopping, park with Karlee(she loves it and goes down the big slides by herself), and eating Cafe Rio meal #2(leftovers)

Saturday...Since I didn't make it to the gym Friday I made myself go running Friday and Saturday. Grandpa and Grandma and Malea's whole family came down. We ate a yummy lunch at the house before heading to the Lion King. I loved it, and it was so fun to go with the family.

Sunday...Mom made a yummy breakfast. Play with Karlee. Many unsuccessful attempts to put Karlee's hair in a ponytail with a little braid. Church. Relax. Karlee is such a good little helper and loves unloading the dishwasher. Chelsea(or maybe I should say Jeff) and I made cute fabric covered magnet boards.

Monday...Spent the morning trying to decide what we were going to do that day. Played with Karlee. Successfully got her hair in pigtails with a cute little braid. Went to the strip(Bellagio conservatory-Chinese New Year theme/fountains, M&M store for wedding candy, City Center-Jeff met up with us). Ashley's birthday dinner at Chilis. Finally watched The Proposal.

Tuesday...Last play day with Karlee. She actually let me do her hair again. Hung out at the house. Hit Cafe Rio meal #3 one more time on the way to the airport. Flew home.

The trip was so much fun. It's great knowing we'll all be together again in a couple months for Ashley's wedding.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lion King

I have been dying to see the Lion King forever. It has been vetoed every time I've been in New York so I was so excited when it came to Vegas. Malea has also been trying to take her family for a while. With Mom and Ashley coming and 1/2 price tickets, we decided to make it a family event. Since our family is spread all over the place, it's rare that many of us do something like this together. Although lots of the family wasn't there, it was a lot of fun to have those of us who were (Malea's whole family, Grandpa and Grandma, Jeff and Chelsea, Mom, Ashley, and me). The show was everything I imagined. The costumes were, as promised, amazing, and young Simba was the cutest little thing. I loved it! I'm so happy I finally got to see it.

my cousins Andrew, Abby, and Austin

group shots after the show