Jan 28

Kalixta’s Fieldtrip to The Getty

Yesterday was Kalixta’s turn to go to The Getty Museum! I was lucky enough to go with her too. They are in different classes so they went on different days which worked out prefectly for me!

Since I had already been there I sort of knew where to go. And I knew the exhibits I wanted to see. The stain glass was beautiful!

The children’s area was really fun too!

Still love love these trees!

The gardens are so very cool!

Best of all I loved spending the day with my girl!! Thanks again Dad for watching Michael!!

Jan 19

Happy Birthday Kalixta & Britain!

Britain and Kalixta turned 11 yesterday! Man how time flies!! Today was a crazy, crazy day! The kids were off school so I made Ari an orthodontist appointment. First I dropped Nik off at a meeting in Camarillo then took her. While I was gone Ammon baked two cakes for a funeral. I came home started dinner in the crock pot and headed off to oversee the meal for the funeral and didn’t get back until it was time for dinner! Thankfully I prepared ahead of time and everything for the celebration of Kalixta and Britain was ready!! They had a ham dinner with potatoes and frog eye salad! Mmmm mmmm!

This year instead of regular cake I made Britain a cheese cake and Kalixta a chocolate silk pie! They were sooooo good!

Two very happy girls!!

Grandma Sylvia and Grandpa Buzz took the girls shopping on Saturday for cute boots that fit and the adorable tops they are wearing!

These two are avid book readers! They love fantasy but will read anything! I love it! They got a few great books for their birthday!

We were so happy to have Grandma Mike with us! She gave the girls those beautiful jewelry boxes!

Joe and Sujin gave them books! They were in heaven!

They loved having Grandpa come over even without Grandma who is super sick! Feel better Grandma!

Daddy loves his girls!!

Auntie Marci, Uncle Kenny, KP and Eli made this poster for them! They loved it! Thanks Platts!

Happy happy birthday sweet girls! Britain and Kalixta are so very different. And I love it that way! They are both sweet, happy friendly, thoughtful, smart girls! Britain is such a hard worker and is always willing to do a chore. They both love to help in the kitchen. Britain tends to be much more bossy and Kalixta will stand up for herself usually tends to just go with it! They are both top in their classes and are loved by their teachers! Kalixta is artistic and loves to draw and doodle! They both love little kids. Britain tends to be the mothering type whereas Kalixta is the fun friend! They both add so much to our family! Love you both!!


Jan 16

UCMS Basketball

Ammon is playing on his school’s 7th/8th grade team. They have been practicing and had their first games this week!

Ammon is #1! Love it!

They had a rough two games but he scored 4 points in the first game and 8 in the second!


Jan 14

Britain’s Fieldtrip to the Getty

Britain went on a fieldtrip to the Getty Museum yesterday. I was so excited to go with her! My Dad watched Michael all day so I could go and I soooo apperciate it! Thanks Dad!!

We had a great time looking at all the painting.

The view was awesome!

The gardens were amazing!

I loved spending the day with my girl!

We really loved these “trees”.

Dad sent me this picture of Michael. After lunch he got his backpack and took a nap.


Jan 12

Bike Helmets

Michael loves riding his skateboard so I went in search of a bike helmet for him. We went to a number of different stores to find the perfect one to fit him.

We tried on the ninja turtle one but it was too big even though it looked cute!

The dino one fit but suprisingly he didn’t like it!

The winner one was Lightening McQueen one. We also got knee and elbow pads and gloves. He loves them and will wear them anywhere and every chance he gets! Even in the car!


Jan 09

Ari’s Note

A visiting lady handed this note to Ari in church Sunday! I wish I would have known so I could give that sweet women a hug! Ariana is a sweet, special girl with many talents and singing is not one of them! She LOVES to sing and she sings loud and with so much passion and heart but it is not always in key. I love that this sweet women could hear that passion and love that Ari sings with and love that!

So thanks sweet stranger for seeing my girl! She is amazing!

Jan 06

Christmas Ornaments

I love the homemade cards and presents the kids make at school every year for Adam and I. My favorites are the ornaments that they make.

I love Tori’s little bejeweled Christmas Tree ornament.

Britian’s ribbon tree ornament.

Kalixta present ornament to remind us what is important.

Jan 05

Happy 15th Birthday Zoe!!!

My sweet Zoe turned 15 yesterday!! This is mind boogling to me! Her friends from church decorated the front porch on her special day!

She is a beautiful young women…inside and out!

I love how excited my kids are to give gifts! They love picking the perfect gift and they love giving it! Michael is no exception! He loves to help open the gifts and then even claim it as his own!:)

How I love this picture! Zoe looks like a dwarf under Nik, the big oaf!!! Hahaha!

Zoe picked orange chicken for her dinner and the awesome and amazing ice cream cake!

Grandma and Grandpa came over to celebrate with us!

So did Joey and Sujin! It is fun having them so close!

Zoe got super spoiled and went to Universal Studios Saturday with her Uncle Rhea, Auntie Diane and cousins!

She had so much fun!!

Happy happy birthday my Zoe Basua! Zoe is my helpful, smart, goofy, amazing girl! She brightens my day through her smile and silliness as well as her  generosity! She is a grumpy bear too and don’t make her mad!! But I can’t imagine my life without her!! Love you Zoe!!


Jan 03

Christmas Cards

For me one of the best things about Christmas is the cards! Zoe and I love to check the mail everyday! We love to see the pictures and read the updates of each family!

I love to see them up on my wall reminding me the true spirit of Christmas!


Jan 01

Happy New Year

We spent New Years Eve at home as a family with yummy food and a great strawberry drink to ring in the new year! Nik and Zoe were off to the youth dance having fun.


Happy New Year!

Michael didn’t make it! He feel asleep about 11:30.


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