Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
My fun serious face photo below.
Monday, April 28, 2008
My Mom always goes crazy cooking, cleaning and making sure everyone has a wonderful time, while everyone is home all together. It makes me exhausted on how much you do when company comes to town. Being a mother never slows down I realized, whether your a young mom or older. I am always excited for our next gathering, but for sure we wont be gathering in the front yard with 105 degrees weather approaching here soon.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I never thought I would have kids that didn't have a million cousins, like I did growing up. When I was younger I thought that was just the way it was for everyone. Cousins for me were my entire life, literally! Watching Noah and Lincoln have such a ball with Myles and Cash, makes me kind of sad they don't have cousin's there age, good thing we did the twin thing. You can never take family moment's for granted, we are very blessed.
Jane, you were a sweetheart to watch Myles the entire time so that Rachel could have good quality conversations. When I became a mother, I then fully understood how valuable time was, and how exciting it is when ever I get to visit with the luxury of silence , It is pure gold! So what a treat it was for me to have no children for lunch today. Love you kiddos! And thanks Patrick.
We started off the night at Cibo, a delicious pizza restaurant in downtown Phoenix. Andrew and Reachel are always the master minds at finding exquisite dinning. We followed the grand pizza with yummy crêpes and headed off to the Orpheum Theater, which was literally right around the corner (again, great dinner planning Andrew!)
The Orpheum is so cozy and charming. I think the quaintness really draws you into whatever is happening on stage. The show was wonderful from start to finish. It was great to listen to Joey Burns and John Convertino (Calexico) as the opening act, and Hansard and Irglova were magnificent.
The best part is that I got to dress up and sit in a comfortable chair the whole concert! It was so much more enjoyable than some of the seedy places Patrick usually takes me to. Not that all of the other concerts over the years of our marriage haven't been fun, but Patrick, really who can stand for 3 hours straight without falling over? Anyway, thanks everyone for a fabulous night out on the town!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I loved seeing how many people were there to support. Next year everyone needs to do it.
Rach kicked my buns with her ubelievable legs at the run! She is going to rock at her half marathon in Santa Barbra.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Katie and Jack Davis letting Dawn Howey and others hang out at their house to watch the events unfold.
On Wednesday afternoon, I was heading home after finishing Courtney Stabler's hair, when I saw a phone call from Lincoln and Noah's school (Wilson Elementary) flash on my cell phone's caller ID. It was Field Day at Wilson, so I figured that one of the boys had been hurt. But when I answered my phone, I received an emergency recording letting me know that the school was in the middle of a "lockdown." The message really didn't say anything other than the fact that all of the students had been accounted for.
When I reached my neighborhood (where Wilson is located), I saw emergency vehicles in every direction, and a handful of helicopters circling above. I called a neighbor, Dawn Howey, and she informed me that there was a man on the loose who had robbed two banks and crashed a stolen vehicle into the entrance to our neighborhood following a high-speed chase with police. The suspect then fled on foot and broke into an empty home close to Wilson where he stayed for a three-hour standoff that included several snipers positioned on rooftops.
A couple hours into the standoff, Wilson began to release children one-by-one to their parents with the help of police escorts. Many of the kids and some of the teachers were visibly shaken and crying. In fact, one of the students had apparently been locked out of the school on accident and had to bang on the school doors for someone to help let her back inside the school. Fortunately, Lincoln and Noah are generally unfazed by anything that doesn't involve carnivorous dinosaurs, so they weren't worried or scared. On the way home, Lincoln said, "It was kind of cool--we got to pee in a bucket, because no one was allowed to go to the bathrooms."
The standoff fortunately ended when police rushed into the home and caught the suspect, who had apparently removed all of his clothes while attempting suicide. We're still trying to figure out why someone would remove their clothes before trying to kill themselves, but we're just happy that no one was seriously hurt or injured. We're also greatful that Wilson responded so quickly to the incident by getting everyone (almost) inside the school.
Tune in next week for more neighborhood adventures!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
A good friend, Christina Brian, is looking for a nanny to help take care of her five beautiful children, including her recently born triplets! Her family lives in Mesa. If you, (or someone you know), is interested, please post a reply to this post and leave your email address. If you know my phone number, please feel free to call me and I'll help answer any questions you might have and help you get in contact with Christina. I've known Christina since childhood and would love to see her get the perfect nanny. Please don't apply if you hate little kids (Patrick thought that would be a good prerequisite).