Saturday, February 28, 2009


Hi, my name is Evonne, and I'm addicted to movies in the theater. =) (182. The movie poster for a film you saw)
(143. The movie theater)
This just isn't any movie theater, this is OUR movie theater.

Friday, February 27, 2009

acting out the art

This is Art Day continued...

Like I said before I was AMAZED at how excited Van got about this...I ended up taking oodles of pictures, because of it. =)
Van decided to tell me how each picture made her feel. How funny are some of these?!
This is her scary/angry face for this one...
This is the elephant one that I fell in love with. She said it was just pretty...Happy...
Wild and crazy...Weird mouth...
You have gotta go see these if you get a chance, and if you want to take me along...I would be happy to go!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Art Day with the bloggin' gals.

I finally got to attend my 1st Art Day with! So. fun. so. worth. it. and. I. am. SO. goin'. back. for. more! We met up at the Neighborhood House to look at mural's, and then ventured on a trail near by to experience nature.
(This is Van's fav door. Weird, but it did have a Kung Fu Panda on it!) (This is my personal fav door. I'm in LOVE with Elephants!)

I was surprised how excited Van got over paintings on garage doors. They were really impressive.
This also gave Van the opportunity to interact with children. Since Van is the only child she definitely needs more of this. She doesn't even care if they are children her age or not.

(17. A close shot of two people holding hands)

Thank you for inviting us Vanessa!

um, yeah!

I thought this was a freakin' cool idea, and I had to do it.
So, here's the deal, be the first 5 people to comment on a this post, and you will get a lil' somethin', somethin' from ME!! =) The catch is this, YOU must now blog about this, and volunteer to give things to your first 5 commenters! It can be ANYTHING, nothin' expensive! A pay it forward game, fun huh?
If you didn't catch that...recap...
1. Be one of the first five people to respond to this post and you get a present, if that is what you want to call it, from me!
2. Re-post this on YOUR page for five of your friends! It's like a chain letter, only without the threats -AND- not annoying because you GET a present in the end.
3. AND hopefully one of my friends will do this, and I will get to comment and get a prize back. ;)
4. Oh, and make sure you leave your e-mail address!
Good luck!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

baby Alice

This is my sista with a little over 7 weeks left of pregnancy...
(28. a family member smiles)
Isn't she beautiful? She is having "Alice in Wonderland"! My 5th niece. Although I didn't take this photo, this is goin' be part of my 365 project.

Monday, February 23, 2009

van explains

Paul and I have been married for 10 years in April. We waited almost 6 years to have Van. It was a long wait, but I realized why we waited when she was born. In that almost 6 long years the question was ALWAYS "When are you having a baby?". It got old, I got feisty about it, but everyone continued to ask.

Now that Van is 4, do you know how many times we get asked "When are you having a baby?" It is too many to count!

I don't know how it even got brought up, but we were just sitting at a restaurant and Van explained to Uncle Shane when we are having a baby. I think that she explained it BEST! =)

Van said "After we come back from Disneyland...Mommy is going to stop taking this little circle pill, (Van is holding up her hands to show Uncle Shane how small it is) and then we will have a baby." Shane and I both laughed. It just shows you how many times I have been asked...Van knows the spill I give!

Be for warned though...Paul and I have been known to make a killer cute baby! =)

monday, monday!

This is why Savannah was banned from sleeping with us... As you can see she is bed hog, AND it's my side that she hogs! =) Paul is not even in bed with us, and she is sleeping that close!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

new fav

I don't mind Hannah Montana. Savannah is in LOVE with her. But when I heard this song...I might have fell a little more in LOVE with Miley.

The Climb

I can almost see it
That dream I'm dreaming but
There's a voice inside my head sayin,
You'll never reach it,
Every step I'm taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing,
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes they knock me down but
No I'm not breaking
I mean I know it
But these are the moments that
I'm going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on,

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb
Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It's all about
It's all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith


When my 365 project said to take a picture of my childhood home I debated on which one to take a picture of. Most of the homes while growing up don't hold very many special memories. Like the one that we were living in when my parents got divorced. gah!
So, I drove to each one of the houses I lived in while growing up, and decided on this one...

(258. your childhood home)

This is the house that while we lived there I was baptized. We had a lot of fun neighbors like The Blake's, and this is the house that I remember playing "farm" with Kyle. I also remember this being the house that my parents got in "the fight". It was the grand daddy of them all, and that is when we moved so that my parents could then get divorced.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

primary partay

We were able to go to the Primary party this morning. Savannah ALWAYS loves going to the activities!
These were my favorite pictures of the morning. This was the relay race. You had to dress up like a Mommy and run across the gym.

#1 fans

The boyz are gone supportin' the Jazz tonight! Savannah and I are already in our pj's and watchin' Annie for the millionth time! =)

Friday, February 20, 2009


Blog worthy:
In 8 years Paul has not weighed more than me.
This past week, he finally passed me up!
Sing praises with me!

aaah, my birthday isn't for months!

My friend is having a HUGE birthday bash on her website. There is so many giveaways...enough that I don't mind telling you to go over and visit her site! ;) I've got my eye on a few of them! Go show her some comment love.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

if only.

Every morning should start off by waking up,
and going to Mickey D's in our PJ's! I love Paul for thinking of the idea, even though he wouldn't go along with wearing his PJ's. He woke up early, showered, and let me sleep in. What a gem!

Sidenote: You should be proud that I didn't order a Coke, because Mickey D's has the BEST Coke EVER! I'm tryin' to cut back, again. I feel like a broken record.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

our snow bunny.

(275. A snowman)

25 random things about ME!

This "tag" has been floating around blogville & facebook. I finally decided to see if I could actually come up with 25 things. ;)
  1. I have an obsession with things that say "new" on them. An example would be the Easter candy was just put out, and they have "new" chocolate peeps. What? Gotta try it, it says "new". This might also explain my cleaning supply problem. ;)
  2. I am secretly just as addicted as the boyz are to The Big Buck Safari Hunter!
  3. I notice when I have a new freckle, and I get excited.
  4. I have to have my food at a certain temperature, or I can't eat it.
  5. During the Winter I take a bath ALMOST every night to get warm.
  6. I'm allergic to the product that they use to do my nails. My fingers burn for 3-4 days after, but I love getting my nails done that much...I suffer through it.
  7. I totally singed my hair off with my HOT blow dryer...hence why my hair has been in the same hair do for the past few weeks.
  8. I don't like to cook for people. It makes me so nervous.
  9. I got married in high school.
  10. I have been at the RCW since I was 16.
  11. I love getting mail...e-mail included.
  12. I carry my camera in my purse, and take photo's daily.
  13. I totally have a "phone voice"! Who doesn'!
  14. I donated plasma for over 3 years.
  15. I don't like using public bathrooms...totally is gross!
  16. I am a SUPER speedy typer. Last time I took a test it was in the 90's wpm.
  17. I stopped talking to my parents. the. end.
  18. I sing like a rock star in the car!
  19. My nose is SO sensitive! You have no idea!
  20. I love saying things like "I know, right!" and "Oh, Snap!"
  21. Paul and I can't play games together, because we are TOO competitive.
  22. I can get lost in my own city. Probably because I have the worst memory in America.
  23. Paul and I use to go on walks to look for change before Van was born.
  24. I can't buy my meat at Wal Mart.
  25. I like when other people buy my clothes. I have been known to shed tears in the dressing room...I hate it that bad.

This is harder than it seemed...go try it for yourself.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My BFF is better than yours...

My BFF is the bomb diggity, seriously! Mid week BFF called and offered to watch Van for V-day. Who has a BFF that will do that? Awesome BFF. I know, right?
It gets better. When I dropped Van off...BFF gave me "Sell...Party of 3, 2008"! Everything that I published on my blog in '08, she had made into a book. Who has the BESTEST best Friend? Uh, me!

Heart Day!

I'm in love!

my film

I have to say that I was a little disappointed by my mystery film. I had forgotten how many pictures don't turn out. Especially when you are photographing a 2 year old. I did have a few that were worth sharing...

mini mani

For Valentine's day Savannah and I got manicures. Savannah felt so special, but a little disappointed that Mommy wouldn't let her get long nails. =)

Friday, February 13, 2009


It feels good to be loved.
I was feeling especially low this morning.
Do you ever have those mornings when you know you look like crap?
It was one of THOSE mornings.
I got in the car, and Paul was immediately tipped off by my silence.
He grabbed my chin, and turned my face toward his.
I immediately broke down in to tears.
Paul knows just what to say to me...
"You have never looked more beautiful, than today."
Of course I started to cry more!

I am married to a pretty amazing man!
I am so lucky!
Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life!
I have never been more in love with you, than today!
Thank you for always knowing just what to say, and loving me just the way that I am. You are my best friend, and I will happily stand by your side for eternity.

Nothing is more important in life than giving & receiving love.
By James Patterson

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Balentime's Party!

Nothing says I'm ready to party like a side pony tail. =) We had a Valentine box contest. I went in feeling confident, and was shocked when my beauty didn't win anything. nothin'. nada. zip. I am a sore loser. You couldn't tell, could you?

Who wouldn't give this at least an "honorable mention"? The candy side was on free spin...yup, all the free candy one could desire. The other side was where I made a slot in the plastic for my Valentine's. I even painted the base to look lovey-dovey!

Here's my competition...that won!

I at least should have won ahead of one of these...and I'm not saying which one (top left corner). Don't ya think? =/