Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dance Recital 2011

Sam just had her annual Dance Recital in May. This year she only performed 2 dances due to my friend and dance teacher being pregnant. My friend Trisha has been teaching dance for years now. Sam has been in her class for 4 years. Trisha does an awesome job with choreography and costumes. She does everything herself!!! Her mother Sally and I are in charge of costumes every year. We have to dress all the girls, do potty breaks and mop water that has been spilled on the floor. It gets pretty crazy but I love helping out every year.

Sam and her friend Malia getting ready for center stage.

This is my costume partner Sally

Great Balls Of Fire

Puttin On The Ritz

Exhausted from all that dancing!

It Has Been A Long Time

I am way behind in blogging due to craziness. I started my daycare business again and it is baseball season, dance lessons and we are moving. I thought I would just put a variety of pics from the last six months. I hope I can get keep this up and stay on track with my blogging. In the past six months we celebrated a new year, Adam's baseball team won the championship, Sam had an awesome dance recital and we have done some major packing for our move.

Our New Home


Adam and Krystal at Sam's Choir Recital

Sam and Adam

Our New Years Eve Family Pic

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Disneyland 2010

Disneyland started off great! Then while waiting for The World of Color to start it started to rain. Of course I forgot my beanie at home and I had to wear my husbands jacket because it had a hood. My poor husband stood in the rain for 2 hrs soaking wet.....he was a trooper. The World of Color was awesome and well worth the wait. We were so ready to go home after the show. I was already 10pm and past my bedtime..haha.

Adam and Sam


Sam and Daddy

Sam the Birthday Girl

Sam's 8th Bday!!!!

My little baby turned 8! I can't believe how much she has grown from a little 5lb preemie to a big girl. Since her birthday was right after Thanksgiving, we decided to have a little cake. We were burned out on sweets from pumpkin pie and cheesecake. We had plans to take the kids to Disneyland on her birthday so we celebrated the day before. I had bought her the American Girl doll Lanie. She was so excited when she opened her gift.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

End of Summer BBQ


My mom and brother...(my mom would kill me if she knew I posted this)..haha

Sam and her cousin Kyleigh


Since it was in the 100's at the end of September, my cousin had an end of the summer BBQ. She just bought a house down the street from me so it has been really nice having her pool close by.

Back To Work

I know I have not blogged in months. I've had major changes in my life and I finally found time to share them. As some of you may know I was doing daycare in my home for about 4 years. Last November (2009) I started having some painful symptoms that were sometimes unbearable. After a few MRI's and CT scans I got a diagnoses of Trigeminal Neuralgia. At the time this was happening I was taking care of 6 children including 1 specific little boy who screamed allllllll dayyyyyy. I got him when he was 6 months old and he was never weaned off the breast and never given a bottle. I could not get this child to drink a bottle to save my life. Long story short I ended up giving almost all my daycare parents a notice because the Neurologist suggested this all came from stress and I should change my profession. After starting medication (Tegretol for seizures) I have been in remission and have relapsed twice. I decided to go back in the medical field since I have 18 years experience.

I started working for a doctor 4 weeks ago and it has been really hard to get back in the work force. I was hired out of 90 applicants and was offered a management/assistant position. I love getting out of the house and conversing with adults again. On the other hand I had to put my little one in an after school daycare and I work late some nights. I would post a pic but I do NOT look good in scrubs!...haha!

Friday, July 23, 2010


This little guy is Jaden my daycare child. I have had him since he was 7 weeks old and he is now 2. Out of 6 daycare kids he is the only one left. I had to filter out my daycare due to stress that was caused by idiot parents who don't pay on time and show up late then proceed to sit on the couch and think you want to have a conversation with them when what you really want is for them to take there child home. I know that was a long sentence...I could have gone on and on...haha. Once I got rid of two parents another parent was laid off work....and I lost 2 more..a brother and sister. Now all I have is Jaden. He is just part of our family and we love him like our own. Actually, he looks more like me than my own