Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Faux Christmas and Tahoe'09

We got the chance to go to Lake Tahoe before we split for Oregon....Originally my brother in- law and his family where to go with us but they all got sick with H1N1, so there loss was the Brown family's gain. We had a good time with them and Donny got the chance to go Snowboarding for the first time with Derek(expert snowboarder)....I can't wait to hit the slopes my self soon!!!

We had our 2ND annual Faux Christmas with Derek's was a very nice time and Dinner was awesome! Belen was so excited to get footed pajamas from her aunt Kristi....I think that is her favorite gift this year!!! Gma Honey ( Derek's mom) made Belen and I cute matching aprons....we have already gotten the chance to use them.

Up on the Roof top

(double click to enlarge photo) We got to spend Christmas this year in Oregon with my family, mostly due to the fact it was the first time Derek could take the week of Christmas off ( there is only one true holiday in international banking...New years day)!

So we started Christmas Eve at my uncle Brad and Auntie Elease's house....which is the best place to start. They always have the yummiest food and fun things to do. Brock enjoyed my cousin Joe and his wife Jinna...we wished we lived near them so they could babysit....ha,ha,ha!

Christmas Day: I got to see Santa Clause at 4 am at my Dad's....I woke up thinking my step moms cat's where tearing packages apart but it was Stanta Clause making coffee and setting up packages. In case u didn't know my dad's name is Stan...haha! The kids enjoyed the 7am wake call and loved spending time with us.

Later Christmas day: We headed to my brother Eric's condo in Gresham for a yummy dinner and more present opening. It was my brothers first Christmas with us, He has spent most of the last couple years overseas with the Army.
We had a fun time on our visit but glad to be back home safe!! On the car ride Brock was enjoying the squawking Christmas rubber chicken we got as a white elephant gift, Whatever keeps the kid busy is okay with me.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What Been going on??

Viewing the Temple lights in Oakland

Belen holding Star our house guest for the night.

Brock Walking

Doing the Frankenstien walk....

Friday, November 20, 2009

Back to Blogging with a LIL help from my Friend

A picture I found of Brooke(my niece) and Belen when they where just 2...awwww! We celebrated Brooke's 7Th birthday just a couple of weeks ago and it was a lot of fun.

Papa Keith(Robyn's dad) and me
Brock and cousin Blake hanging outside....Blake loves babies and loves baby Rock so much!

Girls just want to have fun....Mary bailey, Belen and the birthday girl Brooke

Gma Honey(Derek's mom Holly) with Brock

Brooke and Belen

After Halloween Belen painted our faces for fun.....I was to tired to fuss and it was rather relaxing!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blogger Breakdown

So I had a major Blog Breakdown....Some how I hit a reset button and well as u can see everything is still how it is from that point on. I haven't had the time to fix it busy chasing Brocky boo around. Also i have enjoyed being on FB (facebook).....I may need a Dr.Phil intervention some day but oh well....where else can I chat with my cousins from Sweden and play Farkel???? Belen had two costumes this year....luckily none that I had to buy. She was a cheerleader at school and a black cat for a Halloween party. She enjoyed the party and spending time with her cousin Brooke.
Ricky Bobby(Derek) and Brock at the Driesdales Halloween Party....Needless to say it was awesome...they even had an exploding pumpkin!
Me at Belen's school function....yes I was the Octo mom Nadia Suleiman! It was a hit...people laughed so hard ....but some guys thought I was Angelina...
Belen carved her own pumpkin this year all by herself no help from me(except for the top)
meow! Belen and her BFF Mac....she loved having Brock and I show up to see her school Halloween parade....oops (PC) harvest fest Parade.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Yosemite visit

At Hetch Hetchy reservoir.....It is really just as pretty as Yosemite to bad they didn't keep it as a national park.

Standing on the Dam at Hetch Hetchy

At our campsite...sorry I look a mess.....we had 2 nights of Bears coming by our campsite.
The first night I heard a bear eating some of Brock's Teddy grahams he dropped by our tent. Then Derek saw a big bear brush by the tent and wonder off....So needless to say I didn't get much sleep!

I must of had a sign on me that said photographer on it.....I took over 10 group photos for random people that by the time we got a chance the sun had gone down to much.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday MOM!!!

Thank you for supporting me with my Major decisions in life!

Thanks for marrying Dad and having us!

Thank you for showing and telling us to love our grandparents, great grandparents, great aunties and uncles.....I love that they are such a big part of my life!

Thank you for the great legs you gave us!

Thanks for making sure Gpa Joe gets the best care .....and being around so Gma has someone to keep track of and complain of her aliments to.

Thanks for letting us just be kids and enjoy being funny!

Thank you for an older brother to torture......remember how mad I was when he got this for his birthday....LOL...Luckily you raised him to give in to his sister!

Thank you for loving my kids and spoiling them!

This one reminds me so much of Belen....!

Happy Birthday MOM!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


You need a different perspective......

Help your family do chores.....

and have a good laugh!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Where's Brock?

Our newest statement to each other now.....where did Brock go?Brock is on the loose....he has been crawling all over the place and is interested in manipulating everything in his reach. It is officially time we baby proof our house.... farewell and good bye days of a non Mobile baby! Mac Daddy Brock working the moves on the ladies....he crawled from me to kiss this cutie pie girl. They made out until we broke it up.
I am dreading the first of many pinched fingers episodes....he is opening everything!

I like Big Butts.......So cute ....his is such a stinker! Can't believe he can move that chunky booty!

Belen, my nephew Blake and niece Brooke swimming in our neighborhood pool!

A primitive Rock Band....LOL

A Co worker of Derek's in China sent him this outfit for Brock....our token picture.