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I am a wife, mother, daughter, friend, reader, wanna-be chef, interior designer who always has a project in mind, music lover, dish & silverware collecter, and runner. Plus a lot of other things, but I don't want to brag :)


Friends, Fun & Faces

Alright....this one isn't Cambria but she is still picture & blog worthy. This is Shaelee, my sweet friends daughter that I watch twice a week while she teaches school. She is 6 months and pretty much has both Cambria and I wrapped around her finger. She is already crawling & getting so close to pulling herself up onto furniture. Needless to say, Tuesdays and Thursdays are quite the workout for me :) Lacy, her mom, watched Cambria last night while Adam and I went on a long overdue & much needed date night. She was a trooper and Adam and I had so much fun. FYI...Nielsens Frozen Custard pretty much has the SLOWEST service anywhere.
This picture is of my Camby with her robotic paper towel arm that she unabashedly loves. She just sticks it on her arm, swings it up & down, then cries when she can't get it off. I love it and think it is hilarious!

And this is our new favorite Cambria toy, her little bike seat. It's so fun, she loves it and smiles that big the whole time. As fun as it is, I can tell you it was NOT that fun to put it together. Infact, there were various questionable words used during the bike seat putting together process. Guess it was worth it though.
This is her "I'm eating dinner my way, not your way mom" face. Enough said.

Cambria is really enjoying bath time, despite what you might think from this picture. She just isn't quite sure about the whole bubble thing. Before she didn't really pay attention to them, they were just there when she splashed around. Now, they inhibit her splashing ability and scare her a bit. I'm sure I help her not be scared of them by covering her body completely in them, right?


Happy 23!

Happy Birthday to my bro Chris! You are awesome Chris and we are so proud of you. Hope that you had a great day!


This past week or so has been so super fun, which equals so super busy :) Last weekend our sweet friends Cody and Haylee Rhoades and their ADORABLE 3 boys came and spent the night with us on their way to Disneyland. It was so fun to see them (and get them doped up on ice cream!) We only get to see them a few times a year and it was fun to spend more than an hour with them. However in the midst of all our fun, we forgot to take pictures. Honestly. It was so fun...thanks guys for coming to stay with us and for the cute singing minivan you got Cambria for her birthday.

A few days later Brandon, Marci & Rocky came to visit us for a few days before they head up to Oregon for a few 5 years. Sad huh...I'm gonna miss them. But, it was fun to spend some quality time together...watching Olympics, playing Ultimate Frisbee, eating yummy food, playing with cute babies & talking. Rocky is getting so big, we won't get to see her again until Thanksgiving. We are so proud of them though....they are such an awesome couple and a cute little fam. Marci fell in love with the Build A Bear glasses that I got for Cambi last year and we had fun posing Rocky with them on.

Other than that, we still don't have a motorcycle back. Seriously, I won't even talk about it, let's just say it is a sensitive subject :) Cambria is practicing to become the next Tennis star, who doesn't turn into a slutty model, thanks to the cutest tennis outfit ever from my mom. She is now a pro at showing us where her nose, eyes, teeth, and ears are and has added quite a few jabbery words to her vocab. Basically she just walks around making noise...I love it. And yes, she is walking. It's insane. It's not very long, but still.

Technically she isn't pointing to her eye or her nose, but seriously who cares? She so stinkin cute, she can point to whatever she wants and I'll clap for her!


One Year Old!!!

I know...what a terrible mommy! Cambrias birthday was on Wednesday and I'm just finally writing about it. Our internet hasn't really been working well the past few days...does that count?!

I am in love with my sweet Cambria and before I get to the pictures I just wanted to say some of the things that I have loved about being her mom:

*the way she pats my shoulder when I pick her up
*how pretty much anyone can be "dada"
*her adventerous side
*her once gummy and now toothy smile
*how she uses her feet to read books and grab things
*she makes my life so much sweeter

So...I had been at Girls Camp since Monday and drove home to be there on her b-day, despite various people telling me that it wasn't a big deal and that she wouldn't care whether or not I was there. I got home and my mother-in-law helped me make the cupacakes. Just a note, I saw on the Martha Stewart website these super cute lady bug cupcakes. 2 mistakes, right off the bat. 1) should never EVER have tried to make anything that Martha Stewart makes and 2) should never think that what I did try to make from her website would be anything close to "super cuteness" Anyways, that is what these cupcakes are supposed to be, lady bugs. Maybe if we weren't outside, or if the frosting wasn't melty it would be different, but a thanks to Kathy for doing it even when she probably thought it was silly.

This is Hallee Wardle, Cody and Jay's (friend from Chuck-A-Rama days) ridiculously cute daughter. With a frosting fang.We got Cambria a cake and as soon as we sat her down in front of it she started to whine and cry. She hated it touching her hands and legs and put her arms up in disgust, which in turn got frosting all in her hair. She is liking it in the picture above, thanks to our adorable neighbor's daughter Lily, who was way more interested in it than Camby was and just started moving cake around. Once Cambria so something that resembled a crumb, naturally she was all over it!

Daddy and the birthday girl. Too bad you can't see closer becuase his shirt was covered in bright pink Happy Birthday Cambria frosting. Aren't they a cute pair?

Halle, Cambria and Olivia just hanging out. Doesn't Olivia look like she could be the poster baby for Hawaiian tropic sunscreen?

Cambria (and mostly mom) opening up her presents from Grandma & Indee. Thank you so much to everyone that came to her party and gave her gifts, that was so kind of you, especially on such a stinkin hot day. We had lots of fun! We missed Grandma Cathy, Aunt Han, Aunt Kristin & Maci though, they weren't able to come down because my mom thought it would be really cool to pull her siatic nerve :) We can't wait to celebrate with you guys soon enough!

This day wouldn't really be complete though without Adam and Cara causing a little drama. Since Adam and I hadn't seen eachother since Sunday, he took me out on his motorcycle to get some dinner. We went to Quiznos, and they were closed, so we headed out to go to Wingers. We are stopped, the first car at the light, on the corner of St. George Blvd and River Road when the light turns green and the car behind us guns it. Wouldn't be such a big deal, except we hadn't gone yet and she rammed right into the back of Adams brand new baby. I jumped off and he stayed on to protect his bike. No one was hurt, despite the paramedics and 2 police cars that showed up. I'm pretty sure some people were upset that it wasn't a bigger deal than it looked like. His fender was cracked and the tail light broken and the kill switch was triggered which meant we had to have it towed. It was insane. However, we are fine and it could have been a lot worse! I guess the poor girl who wasn't paying attention should be VERY grateful that my father-in-law wasn't around, he had quite a mouthful to say about her and her driving :)