Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Call me a Trekkie but I just got really excited when I watched the upcoming Star Trek movie trailer. The movie comes out May 8th and I'm pretty sure I'm going to go see it on the big screen. Maybe not opening night but I definitely will pay 8.50 to see it.

I might not seem the type to pay the big bucks for a remake Sci Fi classic but I was raised on watching Star Trek and Star Wars. As a child it was such a treat to watch Star Trek and Star Wars with my father and asking him questions like, why spock had pointy ears, and why the klingons had such weird foreheands. If I remember correctly we even had a few episodes of the Star Trek the TV show record on to a VHS along with some of the movies. Oh memories.

As I grew older I never got in to knowing all the facts of Star Trek characters or even what type of being they were, or anything that would give my coolness factor a bad rep. But I still would not mind watching a episode or two with my Bother, only if nothing else was on of coarse. Plus I never chose a side in Star Trek vs Star Wars battle of the best. So I guess you can't call me a Trekkie, but it does not mean I am not already a fan for the Star Treck Movie.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tori's pomme d'amour

Before I get started with the 'cute' part of the post let me through out a random fact. (I love random facts.) Way back in the first days the tomato was introduced to Germany they call it 'Apple des Paradieses.' Meaning apple of paradise. The french called it a 'pomme d'amour' aka, a love apple. Anyway, now to the cute part...

Tonight when I was making dinner Tori was being less than happy. I handed her the tomato that I was holding because she was stressing out because I was had it, and she wanted it. When I gave her the tomato I thought She was going to play with it like a ball, but like the good explorer that she is she tasted it first. Then she took a bite and another then another. Tori ate almost half of the tomato! In the time it took her to eat her share of the tomato I was able to finish dinner! I only hope that much tomato isn't to acidic for her little body.

Here is a video I took of Tori eating her Apple des Paradieses.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Forth Please

I was tagged to post my forth photo from my forth folder (I am guessing the forth folder in "my pictures folder") and then of course explain it. Here it is my forth...
Um I am little bummed my forth picture was not a cute picture of Tori when she was spanking brand new into the world or even of me pregnant. I was tempted to just use of my favorite pictures of Tori on here instead but I'll be a good sport.

My forth picture is of myself and Ryan, the guy who I was strapped to when I went skydiving. I actually like the picture of myself. I think I look radiant, young, a little tan, and excited with a tid bit of scared mix in.

Looking at the picture make me want to skydive again. I really enjoyed myself.

So now it is time for me to tag four of you to post your forth photo in your forth folder. Lets see who will it be... Okay got it. I tag Wendee, Loyd( Loyd, just do the dang tag), Elaine, and Camilla. Have fun!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Look at that lip.

Formula Vs. Diet Mountain Dew

Don't freak I don't give Tori highly caffeinated carbonated beverages, but Jake does. SIKE!!! I would never allow that kind of behavior. Y'all are some suckas. Tori just likes to cuddle with empty bottles.

Fall Leaves

Lately there have been huge piles of leaves hanging around the park, and I decided to through Tori in hoping to get a few good pictures out of it. Unfortunately Tori wasn't to fond about sitting around in damp leaves and poky pine needles. I don't blame her. She did like trying figure out if the leaves were good to eat. She is a crazy thing.

Daddy's little helper

Tori loves to help out her dad by untying his shoes for him after he get back from the gym. What a sweet girl.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Family Pictures

These are a few pictures a friend took of us. I am definitely sending Christmas cards this year but I'm not sure which to use or if I should try again. I also should frame a few and put them up seeing that I don't have a single picture of my family on the wall. I am just to indecisive.

Here are a few I like...

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Little BYU Football

Jake and I had season tickets for BYU football this year. It was so much fun going to the games and getting my cougar spirit on. I guess it was pretty easy with the all the home victories. Anyway we will be definitely getting tickets next year. Go Cougars!

I know I am goofy, just laugh with me.

5 seconds

First I want to apologize for not having a picture for this post. I really wish I did, maybe next time.

On Saturday night Jake was on the computer, and I was holding Tori's hands helping her walk around the living room. I was started to feel like a hunch back bending over for so long and decided to let go of Tori's hands expecting her to fall on her bum. However I let go and she stayed standing. She stood for about 5 seconds then with her arms stretched out she eased her self very slowly to the floor. Now 5 seconds doesn't seem to be significant when reading this but the it is huge for a baby. During those 5 seconds I didn't know what to do. It seemed I was paralyzed with excitement and surprise. The only thing it seemed I could do was stammer to Jake to have him turn and look. Thankfully I was able to get my message across in time for him to see Tori standing. Tori seemed to just as surprised with what her body did. After she was back on bum she gave me a look that had, what in the heck did I just do, written all over it. She was not upset though, but I do think it freaked her out quite a bit. I have tried and tried to get her to stand again but her little legs just go limp when I let the weight of her body go on them. I'll keep practicing with her and try to get a good picture to post.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fixed Link

If any of you tried to go to the Usborne book site threw my blog you most likely found that the link was not working. The link is now working so you can all go buy books some of the best kids books.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tagged-All about Jake

Okay this is a husband tag. Answer the question about your significant other, and tag at least one other. Tag more people if you like. The more you tag the merrier!

1. Where did you meet?
We met a his apartment when My sister, Angela, and I went to go visit her crush.
2. How long did you date before you got married?
11 months, we were friends for a few months before we dated too.
3. How long have you been married?
About 2 1/2 years
4. What is your favorite feature of his?
Come on, just one? Jake is a stud, I love everything about him. But if I have give one then I say his smile. It sparkles, make me happy, and he has dimples!
5. What is your favorite quality of his?
He is incredibly talented at everything he tries.
6. Does he have a nick name for you?
Baby Cakes.
7. What is his favorite color?
He likes black for most things but he won't call it his favorite.
8. What is his favorite food?
His favorite thing to consume is Diet Dr. Pepper. But that is not food so I'll say fajitas.
9. What is his favorite sport?
It is a close one, football or snowboarding.
10. When was your first kiss?
Our first kiss was on the night of July 10th 2005. I was not sure if I was ready for a boyfriend but the moment we kissed I fell in love.
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Cuddle and watch movies, or go on walks when it is nice outside.
12. Do you have children?
We have Tori. One beautiful little girl.
13. Does he have a hidden talent?
He can fix any kind of AC: Central air in a home, a car A.C, or a window unit. He fixed each of them this past summer. Amazing!
14. How old is he?
15. Who said I love you first?
Well this complicated because he says he said I love you while he was singing a song before we even kissed. However if you go by saying when just talking then I did. He started to say, "I lu" but then I jumped in and finished his sentence. So I guess it was me. By the way that was on July 12, 2005. I told you I fell in love right when we first kissed
16. What is his favorite type of music?
Rock and Roll, baby!
17. What do you admire most about him?
He doesn't quit.
18. Do you think he will read this?
Yep, he always reads my blog. Lalu

I'll tag Elaine C. and Connie P.
I voted! Go vote!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Do a Little Dance

I am so happy I happened to be playing with the camera at this moment because all the sudden Tori started to do a little dance. Okay maybe she wasn't meaning to dance but I love it anyway.

Usborne Books

A while ago I went to book party at friend's house and discovered the best kids books ever, Usborne Books, Usborne books range to really cool illustrated encyclopedias to touch and feel board books. Usborne even sales kid kits that incude a great educatioal book and an activity like chipping away a rock to find dinosuar bones. I could go on and on about how great Usborne books are. They are so great I decided to go ahead and host a Usborne book party with my friend Hayley. It will be held on Thursday, November the 20th at 7:00pm. You are all invited. If you can't come that is okay because you can shop and buy books online under my name til the 29th. I know you will all find books you love. Let me know if you would like an invitation sent to you.

Buy books under my name... click here

Sweet Dang Dog

I have introduced y'all to Theo, the family pet, before. He has been such a good little pal ever since I got him about 3 years ago, but every now and then that dog drives me crazy. Like when he goes sniffing threw my diaper bag and finds Tori's Cheerios, rips open the zip lock bag, and then eats all of the cheerios. I guess it isn't to big of a deal but that dang dog knows he is being bad. Grrr. In the picture below I caught Theo trying to sneak the Cheerios, he only ripped the bag open before caught him.

Oh a better note Theo is getting long with Tori, he always has, but Theo has always been a little freaked out by Tori. It is looking like he is making progress seeing that Jake found the two laying together on the love sac. How sweet.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

David Hasselhoff and Other Tricks

No Halloween is complete with out a trick involved. Fortunately Jake and I were able to get our friends Hayley and Peter good. So this is the story... Around 2:30 I went to go see if Hayley and Peter 3 and Peter 4 wanted to go trick or treating with us down Center Street. Well they were not home but this pumpkin was.
With "Put your picture here" written on it. Hayley and Peter were asking for a prank of some sort. So I picked up that pumpkin and took it home. I showed Jake and asked whose face we should put on. Haley and Peter are from Alaska so I mentioned Sarah Palin, but that idea wasn't to great. Then I suggested George W. Bush, and then it came to me. The perfect picture to put on would be one of David Hasselhoff. The Hoff would be proud to have his picture on a pumpkin.
Right away I knew this was the right picture for the job. I printed it out taped it to the pumpkin and put it right back where I found it. Latter that day they let us know they knew Jake and I were that ones behind the Hoff pumpkin. They loved it. Ha ha ha, it was great. You all better look out for me next year.

Unfortunately Jake and I were the victims of some hoodlum's mean prank. Some punks came and smashed my pumpkin. I wish I could kick those sons of guns right in the knee. I didn't care so much about the pumpkin but inside the pumpkin there was a cute bat candle. Now it is ruined and broken. Kids there days. Oh well, at least they didn't steal my big spider.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Day

This year my Halloween has been like not been like any other. Not only was my day full of fun things but as you might of seen, I have had plenty of Halloween activities to keep me busy for a while. I am so happy I was able to go do so many fun thing with so many good friends.

What I did Halloween 2008
9:30 till 10:30 I went to aerobics at my church building, and Leslie I am feeling those lunches!!!
11:30 till 2:00 Tori and I went to a fun mom and baby Halloween party. I had a little lunch, chit chatted, and decorated cookies. So fun!
3:00 till 4:00 Jake, Tori, and I went trick or treating down Provo Center Street. Tori seemed to enjoy holding on to her little bag of candy. Luckily we were able to get our trick or treating before the rush. We left right as hundreds of black cats, fairies, and iron men came along.
5:00 till 8:00 We were at home handing out candy to tick or treaters.
8:00 on Jake, Tori and I hung out with some friends.

Mummies and Frankenstein I made for the Mom and Baby Bash
Some of the moms and babies playing
My little baby bird
The wonderful hostess, Catherine, and I
Some Friends at the party, Amanda, Jessie, and Lucia

Not that you care, but this is a cookie I decorated

Tori as we are tick or treating

Tori loved it

Face painting. I had a sucker in her mouth to keep her still

I hope you all had a wonderful and fun filled Halloween, too!