gone boatin

so here's the thing... we own a boat. our lovely boat often decides to break. whether it is the actual boat itself or the trailer we seem to have quite unfortunate incidents with this lovely boat. like the time we were on our way to lake powell and the trailer decides to start smoking or the time we put the boat in the water only to find that water was spurting in places where water should not spurt or the time that the boys took it out for a joy ride and it got between about 3 or 4 rpms and then croaked.

anyway, you get the point.

boat + trailer =bad luck

we haven't had a fabulous summer of boating fun for about 2 years. after this last round of repairs (which included replacing just about everything in the boat, returning it to the repair place 3 times... yes 3, and sinking a couple thousand dollars into the lovely boat) we finally have a working boat. friday we took the boat out for some fun.

i wakeboarded.
i haven't wakeboarded in 2 years.
i forgot how to wakeboard.
christian and caroline helped to remind me how.
i got up a few times.
i remembered that wakeboarding is fun.
i fell down really really hard on my rear.
i caught an edge and landed on my head.
i landed really hard, but i didn't cry because i was being hardcore.
i decided that i had had enough wakeboarding for the day.
i have very sore arms, shoulders, and quads.
i think i will wakeboard again this summer.
maybe i can become a good wakeboarder.

this evening we are heading to the lake for a couple days.
christian left an hour or two before us with some buddies and the boat.
christian called my dad about 30 minutes after his departure to report that the trailer was indeed smoking.
dad and mom went to get the boat, bring it back, and then mom and i will leave for the lake.
dad has again threatened to sell the boat.
oh, did i mention that we have had the trailer completely redone quite a few times... it shouldn't be breaking.


go see this

last night caroline and i saw this:

we ate popcorn, sipped diet coke, and laughed...a lot!
i give it two thumbs up!

what are you waiting for?
go see it!

glitter toes

i have a new obsession.

last month they were red and glitzy like ruby dorthy slippers

this month they are golden and sparkly

the best part:
they don't chip!

(pardon the really classy photography)


you had a birthday shout hooray!

we want to sing to you today!
one year older and wiser too!
happy birthday, to you!

yesterday my family and I celebrated 2 happy days!
i was born on my daddy's 25th birthday!

we went to rickenbacker's for dinner and then came back to our house for cake and ice cream.

caroline baked the white cake and i baked the chocolate cake (both from scratch, of course) and the decorating job was caroline's fine handiwork! yummy!

24 + 49 = 73 candles to light

make a wish!

we put 49 trick candles on my daddy's cake!

and if you must know, yes i had birthday cake for breakfast!


an outing

last tuesday, while in salt lake on one of our escapades i talked candace into trying out so cupcake with me. here's the thing: every since i moved back from newport, i have been searching for a sprinkles cupcakes replacement. alas, i think i have failed again in my pursuit. the deliciousness of a sprinkles cupcake cannot be rivaled.

anyway, back to so cupcake. we tried the vanilla while at the shop and (which is very chic and darling, I might add.) it was a decent cupcake, but we weren't wowed. I took a 1/2 dozen other flavors home to share with the family. (a.k.a critique as only true cupcake connoisseurs can with my mom and caroline)

we came to the consensus that the best flavor of the six we tried was the carrot. it was moist and delicious... i would go back for another if i was in the neighborhood. i am disappointed that i was not able to try a chocolate or a red velvet... they didn't have any left by the time we arrived. maybe next time.

so to you lucky residents of newport beach, beverly hills, palo alto, scottsdale, dallas, and houston... eat a vanilla cupcake for me at sprinkles. you will enjoy it. i know you will.


No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks...

tomorrow is the last day of school!

last night was for report card comments and tonight is for stuffing portfolios!

meet my spunky, funny, blatantly honest, crazy, sweet, sometimes naughty, but mostly darling kindergarten friends!

(3 friends are missing...although 22 isn't bad 19 would be amazing)

hooray for sunshine, no 55 minute commute, no grading papers, and no planning!

i know 1st grade will be here before i know it, and i can hardly wait!

i am ever so excited to join the katie and amy duo!

not to mention that the other girls that we hired are the cutest!

pretty much we will be the best team ever!