Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stay Out of the Water!

So today we decided to take the kids up to San Pedrito for a last romp to the beach. We got up there and we're really excited to get in the water. The older kids went out on their boogieboards and caught a few waves in and then Anson stayed back and caught a few ones near the shore. After all the rains we had the beach and the floor bottom of the ocean had changed. We didn't take what happened next into consideration. Anson had just gone back to shore when I looked out and noticed all the other kids were way out and by the rocks with Josh. It got really scary.
Aaron was fighting his way back to shore so I swam as fast as I could to get him. He was getting knocked by every wave that came by. Josh was trying to hold on to the other kids. I thought we were going to lose one of them today. Crenna and Maya made it to the rocks, but got quite banged up in the process. Josh and I were pretty exhausted after all of the commotion. We packed up and got the heck out of there. Andy says he won't go in the ocean again and that we should just stick to the swimming pools. I hope they are not traumatized for the rest of their lives. We are just so grateful that no one was seriously hurt and that we have a knowledge that we can be together forever. It sure does make me appreciate my kids more. I won't take them for granted anymore.
On a good note. We got home and washed up and took the kids for a last time at Hard Rock Cafe. We had fun and Aaron and Anson had to look at all the cool instruments. Crenna also lost another tooth. One of her fangs. She was glad to get it out. But there is a big hole there now. We will be heading up to Utah on Tuesday so the next few days will be busy. It will be a long drive, but the kids are getting really excited. Yeah!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crazy 8

So I got tagged. Don't fully understand these tags. But here it goes.

8 shows I watch
1. Ugly Betty
2. Greys Anatomy
3. 90210
4. Private Practice
5. Amazing Race
6. Desperate Housewives
7. Gossip Girl
8. Privledged

8 favorite restaurants
1. Texas Roadhouse
2. La Country in Cabo
3. Wendys (I know it is fast food) I'm a junky.
4. Pizza Villa (good old Merced, CA)
5. Cici's Pizza (Yummy buffet)
6. The Pie Pizza Factory (see the theme, pizza makes me happy)
7. Long John Silvers (not for the fish, just chicken)
8. Cafe Rio
8 things that happened yesterday
1. homeschooled
2. took girls out to dinner
3. cleaned house
4. washed clothes
5. played on webkinz ( I know it is for kids, but it is so fun)
6. stopped kids from fighting
7. forgot to eat breakfast
8. folded and put clothes away

8 things I look forward to
1. Moving to Utah
2. Playing in snow
3. Thanksgiving and Christmas with family again
4. No more homeschooling
5. Kids on a schedule
6. Disneyland in Feb.
7. Speaking English at Church
8. hopefully going skiing

8 things on my wish list
1. Newer IPOD
2. 4 door Jeep Wrangler (maybe when the kids are out of the house)
3. KitchenAid
4. Josh to find a job in Utah
5. Winter clothes (I only have flip flops and shorts)
6. A bigger paycheck
7. go skiing
8. see Twilight in English

8 words or phrases I use all the time
1. Stop.
2. Be kind.
3. Oh my.
4. Whad ya say?
5. Get off your DS.
6. Times up.
7. In a minute.
8. Let me think about it.

8 people I tag
I'm not going to tag anyone, but if anyone wants to, go for it.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Submarine Trip, Crenna style.

Yellow Submarine Trip

Last Saturday the whole family was able to go on a really cool yellow submarine (well really it was a boat and in the bottom it was deep enough with a ton of little windows to look out, that you felt like you were in a submarine), hence the yellow submarine. Dummy me didn't take any pictures of the actual boat, but Crenna took some good ones of the fish and animals that we did see. Hope you enjoy.

The rest of the week was pretty much the same. Homeschool, homeschool, and some more homeschool. It went alot better than the week before. Our first official week with the new program and books started out with workers in our house making lots and lots of noise. But soon we won't have to deal with workers and homeschooling.

Josh and I have decided that we would try the commute thing. Me and the kids are moving up to Utah to be close to family and to get on a stable structured schedule. Josh is taking us up a few days before Thanksgiving and then he will be back for Christmas. We are hoping that he can find work by February and that way when he comes for our big family vacation to Disneyland he can just stay. It has been a tough, rough year and we are hoping with the help of my family we can all be a little bit more sane.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Celebrating Halloween Mexican Style!

Halloween !!!

I'm not much for one for Halloween, but I know the kids love it, so I made the famous sugar cookies and we all got ready for our neighborhood Halloween party. The kids had a blast. They had a few fun games they played and then a haunted house. They said it wasn't that scary though, go figure. Then they went with Josh around the neighborhood and went trick or treating. I stayed behind at home to hand out candy. Now we get to look forward to Thanksgiving. Can't wait for that yummy turkey!!!

Better Late then Never

As I was going through my pictures on my camera I realized that I forgot to post Crenna's birthday. It was the week before I got sick. She had an awesome time. Some of her friends tried our homemade pizza and loved it, so I made pizza for her party at school. We had cupcakes and a tradition here in Mexico is to smash it in their face. I don't quite understand that one. We were going to do a pinata of a dolphin, but she decided she liked it too much, so she kept it.