Today Charlotte was watching the TV (honestly when ISN'T she watching TV!) and a commercial for some Shirley Temple DVD's comes on and she immediately says "I don't like that girl! Turn the channel! She's better than me and i don't like her!" I asked her what she meant and she said that Shirley Temple tap dances better than her but made sure to add "but I'm cuter than her!!" We are so humble in this home;)
I cant believe its been since august that i last posted! Well, we've had a couple changes as many of you may know. Rick got a job with border patrol, had to leave for training for 6 months and i was left to fix up the house and pack myself. YIKES! The whole experience taught me that I'm stronger than i know. I fixed up a house by myself, worked, took care of the girls, and packed a 3400 sq foot house all in a matter of 6 months! Makes my head spin when i think about it. I never thought I'd leave beautiful San Diego or my friends and family but here i am living in Arizona. I miss home like crazy but surprisingly it's not nearly as bad i thought it would be. I think that might partly be because i know the goal is to get back to San Diego (hopefully sooner than later!!) and I'm not gone for good. Also i drive back every 6 weeks to work and get a quick home fix;)This experience has made me think that EVERYONE should live away from home and family and their comfort zone, at least for a little bit. Never thought i would say that but honestly it kind of feels like an adventure! Of course I wish our adventure could be in a COOLER more exotic place but hey it is what it is. I really feel like its been a huge growing experience and made our little family closer than ever because all we have is each other! Rick loves his job I love getting to be mommy (although i admit i DO at times miss work and getting that break!!) the girls are doing great and love their new puppy so all in all i would say that right now life is good and i couldn't be happier!
I wish that i had taken some before and after pictures just so you could really get the full effect of how far this house has come but alas i did not. But for those of you who have been to my house before you know how BAD it truly was!! Lets just say i basically did not like my house for the first 7 years i lived here but now that its done i LOVE it. Its so pretty and inviting now and of course now that its done...im leaving it:( All i have to say is whoever rents it better love it and treat her well!
So there she is (minus a few of the rooms). I still have a couple of minor things to fix but its pretty much done. We've come a long way baby;)
Its that time of year again...the Del Mar Fair! My girls performed again this year and both did such a good job. Charlie danced to the song from Sleeping Beauty and Zippity Doo Dah and Sophia danced to Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid. Their favorite part of the whole thing? I let them wear a little bit of makeup and they feel so grown up and pretty;) I think their pretty cute if i do say so myself!
I HATE seagulls! While at the beach yesterday one of them nasty creatures swooped down and grabbed my half eaten sandwich right out of my hand and flew off with it! I felt a little silly when i jumped up and started chasing it because really like i was going to eat the thing now. But if i couldn't have my sandwich then neither could he! So next time your at the beach guard your food with your life!!
We recently went and took pictures with the whole fam bamly and i'm SO happy with how they turned out:) I LOVE the color combination! If anyone is in need of some family pictures i would HIGHLY recommend giving Heidi Robbins a call. She was AWESOME! She did a great job and was very patient with our crazy group;) Thanks Heidi!!
These were just a few of them there were SO many to choose from!