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Since I’m behind a weekend, I’m smashing the past two weekends into one post. Two for one, right?

This will work especially well since I am the worst at picture taking lately and have less then acceptable photography from all of my current life events.

A few weeks back I went to the West Coast Health Expo, which is by far, the best expo I have ever been to!!  First of all, it was crazy huge. So huge that there were TONS of companies surrounding the entire outside of the Convention Center. By the time I left, I was so weighed down with products that I thought I might collapse.

And I met Bob. Who is so stinkin’ adorable!

I told him that we eat his products ALL THE TIME, and that I’m going to read his book to my kids. He said, “They will be board out of their minds!” And I said, “No way, we’ll read it while we eat your oatmeal!” Haha, he was great.

And, you know I look half awake cause I was half away because I slept about 4 hours the night before with my new insomniac state of life that I’m in.  That and walking over 6 miles while carrying 40 pounds of products made for a crazy hurting body and one of the best nights of sleep EVER.

And I met this guy too, but he doesn’t talk much, and my kids don’t even like Pirates Booty. However, they were entertained with that gigantic face so it was worth it!

Then, yesterday – after another night of 4 hours of sleep, then sunday school, then a 2 hour nap – my friend Melissa had a Benefit Cosmetics House party. Party? Yes, good. Food? Yes, really good!  Free Benefit make?!!!? Oh YESSSSS!

I didn’t get any group pictures of the party, like I said, I’ve been super bad about taking pictures lately!

One of the other best parts of yesterday?  It was a down pour for most of the day/night. You can all laugh at my excitement, but in Southern california we have nearly perfect” weather all year long which means very few blustery days. I was thrilled!  Joel and I opened our bedroom window to get the most of the rainy sounds and watched the first half of Quigley Down Under (To be continued tonight because we got too tired. Getting up in years, ya know?)

My husband has never seen this movie?! I feel like that isn’t possible, but it’s true. Growing up in Mexico he missed a lot of “normal” American stuff so we joke that I’m culturing him. In his own culture, but whatever. It’s funny to us. It’s also funny that he speaks spanish with a mexican accent and I, the mexican, can’t speak any spanish.

We’re basically one really cool person.

Except we’re not one person, so it’s just slightly less cool.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

  • hannah singer - you are too cool!
    and i’m glad you can educate joel on important bits of culture:)

    love you!! hugs to all. also, skype? maybe?ReplyCancel

  • hannah - p.s. love that you linked up to lowercase letters for MM. (another fave blog!)ReplyCancel

  • rachael - Be. Still. My. Heart!!! I have a crazy mad cruch on the young Tom Selleck. So much in fact that at 5 I declared my undying love and told everyone I would marry him when I grew up. Hello Magnum P.I Tom! :) I did marry tall, dark, and handsome though, so this gal is thoroughly content! Haha

    That Health Expo looks like it was fun! I doubt we have such awesomeness at the Tulsa Expo Center. Unless fried foods is a food group, and boxed potatoes are deemed…. a food? And if all things fried all of a sudden become the health craze! :) ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Corley - HIm growing up in Mexico is no excuse…we had it on VHS…he could have borrowed it from us. :) And I think it’s so hilarious that one day you are at a health food expo with all the organic goodness, and then next day getting all glamor and eating chocolate and crackers! So jealous you got to ACTUALLY meet BOB!!!!
    I have that movie now on DVD…I love Tom too.ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - I looooove reading your blogs! They are short, sweet, entertaining, and I love all of the pics! I’m sooo not a reader. I totally wish I were, but I just can never get into it. Pathetic? Yes. Am I even human? I question that most days. But all that to say- I can’t ever read any other blogs ’cause they are so long and I either get pulled away by my kids, or get too bored to finish the read. But yours are perfect! Keep it up!


  • Melissa - So I haven’t commented in while, but I SO look foward to seeing in my inbox that you have a new page up! Hmmm,…I like the references to people that I can say, “hey, I know that person!” and the occasional pics of them and just plain American culture! Miss it. And as lame as this is, you totally just jumped up a few notches because I LOVE Quigley Down Under…watched it all the time w/ my bro and haven’t seen it in ages! There, of course, are many other things which I like a lot, but I’m already feeling guilty enough about the amount of clothes I have piled on the floor, so I shall have to say more later…keep it up! You have so much energy, I don’t know you do it! Love ya!ReplyCancel

  • Jordyn - So jealous you met Bob! that’s just way too cool.ReplyCancel

I have to say that I am absolutely positively terrible about reading blogs. I never bookmark them, so I forget to read, or forget the blog altogether. (Not my real life friends of course, I love to read my friends blog, I’m talking my blog-creeping-alter-ego, the fly-on-the-wall never comment on a single blog post person deep inside me who stalks loves cute babies.)

Anyway. Here are a few that have stuck with me and I actually remember ’cause I love the white backgrounds babies, aesthetics, and a knack for keep their blogs cheery & sweet. I check them when I remember and always find something cute!  In random order:

Kelli Murray

She is a friend of my friend Jess (One of my favorite people EVER!) and Jess sent me her link to show me her baby’s room because it is all my favorite colors. I of course love her blog, and good grief, isn’t her baby just precious!?

Bleubird Vintage

I think I found this when I was googling the name “Gemma”. I love that she has 3 kids, because I don’t find many bloggers with 3 kids who are entertaining.

The Rockstar Diaries

Thanks to my friend Ashley, I was reminded about this blog just this past week! This cute girl has one adorable baby, and another on the way. Are kids trendy now? I think so. I think so.

Main reason I love all of these blogs? They are inspiring because they don’t clutter up their posts with anything but just nice-ness. Nice pictures, nice words, nice everything. Everything I like in a blog!

Anyone have any suggestions for new blogs for me? White backgrounds are a must. Just kidding. But seriously, I’d like to get into a groove of blog reading so let me know if you have any suggestions!

(P.S. A special thanks to all of you recent new lurkers who are reading. I know you still probably won’t comment, because I don’t usually comment on blogs I follow, but just know that I’m super glad you stopped by!)


When you never take your kids to a candy store for the first time, they are bound to act like, well, “kids in a candy store.”

They will also have no idea what the name of the store truly is and repeated call it “Caesar’s Candy” even after you have corrected them a thousand times.

“Wait, what? We get a FREE candy?!”

“Mom, I just love these people.”

“Maybe we should give our kids candy more often, they are being so nice!” -Joel

Kids clothes: All Gap, except shoes & Cruz’s cardigan from H&M.

Does Ever kill you with her outfits? We’ve been calling her the “Cat Child” lately because she is obsessed with cat’s, and all animals actually. I swear she will work for PETA when she get’s older. Of course, I should mention that nearly every animal she has ever touched has bit her. It’s like a sad joke, she loves them, they hate her. I think she looks at them straight in the eye and scares them? Poor Cat Child.  I need to get a video of them, especially her, because they are so stinking hilarious.

Look at these graphic onesies I just found on Zulily. I think I’m going to get them and store them for my future nieces and nephews!

And Gap just got a bunch of new lines in, I think for Spring 1, and some of the stuff is SO cute! They also got in the new DVF lines. I was actually a little disappointed with the DVF lines for kids because I expected them to be as amazing as the Stella McCartney lines, and they totally aren’t. I bought a bunch of Stella for Zara, it was just so incredible it’s hard to compare! (Sadly, some of it got accidentally thrown away at her birthday party right after she opened it!!! AGH!)  Anyway, you are missing out if you’ve never seen Stella’s, so here are a few pictures. Oh, and Zara is wearing the shorts from the line in the above pictures!

In my opinion, Stella ruined all future Gap collections for me. Forever!

  • Becks - ohmygoodness! i need that little tutu!! i seriously have to stop myself from buying clothes at baby gap! i would have a closet full of clothes and no baby in sight! :) ReplyCancel

  • LINNEA taylor - Cute pictures!! love Ever’s little face!!

    I can’t wait for Hannah to see this post about See’s candy. I tease her about that place all the time – - mainly because of the creepy NURSE costumes!!

    Oh yeah and I hope Ever doesn’t work for PETA, members of PETA commit the most acts of domestic terrorism in the USA!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Your kids adorable…I love their style! Glad to be a new follower from Kelli’s Korner. Feel free to follow me bak at http://thelittllelilypad.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Tesha - Wow beautiful family and beautiful blog!!! I found you from Kellys link up, loved reading!ReplyCancel

  • hannah singer - laughed out loud over “caesar’s” haha! funny kiddos. see’s is my fave! i’ve only been to their small little kiosk shops, i may die at the real thing:) LOVE.
    those onesies are adorable. i was looking at baby clothes the other day, various online shops, and realized that i was browsing as if they were needed. ha!ReplyCancel

  • hannah - just saw linnea’s comment…she is a total see’s hater! lolReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - Your family is so stylish and so cute!!
    Love the cat shirt haha :) ReplyCancel

  • I have… » House of Lovelock - [...] when I talked about Stella McCartney for Gap? Um, yes. I found this dress that I wanted years ago in Ever’s [...]ReplyCancel