Sunday, November 23, 2008

Family Photos

Last month while visiting Utah we had our family photos done. My friend Amy did them. She did a great job! I'm sure it's hard to do that many people but she handled it like a pro.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Birthday

Todd decided that Lola is a true Brown when he saw her devouring this pickle. She is such a funny little eater. I think she likes the discovery of it all.

Everything Disneyland does is over the top! Just look at the amazing Christmas decor!

So yes, it is true, I am one year older. I never imagined myself at this age but here I am. I still feel like I'm 20 yet I know I'm not. Time is quickly passing by. Each birthday comes faster and faster.

We had such a great day! Lola loved the characters. It was so cute. There were no lines and by 3 p.m. we had already been on every ride and done all we wanted to at both parks. It was definitely my kind of day.

Almost Famous

Anyone that knows me well knows that I'm a reality TV junkie so today I was excited to get on the Disneyland tram and see Terrence and Sarah from my favorite show. They just lost this past week on "The Amazing Race". They were out in L.A. doing press conferences and decided to come to Disneyland. They were so nice and told us all about being on the show. Being the big nerd I am, I asked if we could get a picture with them. So here's my picture with someone who's "almost famous". We saw them later in the park and they had met up with Ty, Aja and Bill from the show. I always tell Todd I want to be on The Amazing Race but I know if Todd and I were on all of America would feel sorry for Todd because I'm so bossy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Grandma & Grandpa Smith

One of the best things about living in San Diego is that everyone loves to vacation here. So we get a lot of visitors. My grandparents came down to stay in Newport Beach with my grandma's siblings. We were able to spend a fun afternoon with them. Kye really wanted them to sleep at our house. I guess they'll just have to come again and spend the night!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

a little freaked out...

Yesterday afternoon, I was inside our apartment with Lola and the kids were outside playing with the neighbor kids. Suddenly, I heard a helicopter flying close by overhead. They were anouncing over a loud speaker that everyone should go inside their homes and lock the doors because they were conducting a man search. They then went on to give description of the suspect. I, of course, did as instructed. My kids went in to play at the neighbors and I watched, from our balcony,as about 30 policemen, firemen and EMT's converged on an apartment 100 yards from mine. I kept waiting and watching. Soon the police were searching all around and the local news teams all showed up. To make a long story short, one of my neighbors was sexually assaulted. She was entering her apartment when a stranger came up behind her with a knife. He came in, bound her and assaulted her. This all happened in broad daylight near a busy street. It's so scary! The police came by today to see if we had seen anything. I wish I had. Despite having a good description, they have not caught the guy. I feel so sorry for the woman. What a horrible thing to experience. It's been disturbing for all of us on so many levels. We live in a really nice area and I've always felt quite safe but now I'll be alot more careful. I'm going to get me some mace.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Captain Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swan

The wicked witch (fitting isn't it?) and her black cat

While living in Utah I worked as a hair and make-up artist on local films. One film was a documentary on the Revolutionary War. I have tons of make-up left over from the film so we really made Kye up. It's hard to tell in this photo but we gave him some scabs (just like Capt. Jack) and made him look dirty. Don't you wish every day was Halloween?

If real cats were as cute as this one I just might be tempted to get one!

Halloween Fun

We love all things Halloween around our house. From the cupcakes to the jack-o-lanterns, we had a great time!

These are a few of my favorite things...

My kids, my husband, my mom, Payson canyon, the fall in Utah, hiking..... love it all!