Friday, January 23, 2009

Our confused child

Poor Lincoln. He has been very confused lately. He thinks his name is Spencer. We ask him who everyone's name is in our family and he gets everyone right but he calls himself, "Penth" which is Lincolnese for Spencer. It doesn't end there, both boys have little stuffed animals they got while in the NICU after they were born. They sleep with them every night. Lincoln has a rhinoceros name "Lyle" and Spencer has giraffe named"Gus" but lately Lincoln thinks his rhino is named "Gus". Maybe "Spencer" and "Gus" are just easier to say...who knows!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Vacation and Birthday

This past week my in-laws came down from Northern California to stay in Newport Beach. They were kind enough to invite us to stay with them and pretend we were far, far away. We had a great time and are already having withdrawals. Thank you so much Nonni and Bobpa!!!

Our first full day was spent at Disneyland. Joey has been busy at work and Saturday was the only full day he could spend with us so we headed to the "Happiest Place on Earth".

The kids loved the putting green at the we have a Tiger Woods on our hands, ummmm, no!

The view from our villa.

Joey had to leave at 3am one morning to be in LA by 5am (being a lawyer stinks) and billed 8 hours by noon so he snuck back to the resort to swim with the kids for a bit.

Nonni and Bobpa swimming with the kids.
Joey turned the big 2-8 while we were with his parents!!!! Unfortunately he had to work on his birthday so we got a little cake in between conference calls. He is working from home this weekend so I plan on making a yummy meal and a dessert of his choice to make-up for all the fun I had while his parents were here and he was slaving away. You are a great husband and father and I'm so lucky to call you mine! Glub you!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Welcoming 2009

Hi All-

So it's been a few weeks since I've posted. We had a great holiday but it was very strange. Joey and I have been in school since we got married 5 1/2 years ago and this year was the first year that we didn't have a 2 or 3 week break for Christmas and New Year's. We had our great holidays and then Joey was back to work, poor guy is working on a big case right now, in fact, last night he came to bed at 3:30am and was up at 6:30am to go back to the office! We have to get used to this real life stuff.

I'm very excited for 2009. We had a great 2008. Here are some highlights from our year:
Joey graduated from law school and passed the California bar.
We moved to Orange County, CA. I am now a Real Housewife of Orange County...yeah right!
We became homeowners.
Hayden turned 4!
The boys are crazy, rambunctious, and absolutely wonderful. They will be 2 in Feb. 2009.
Joey got called to be in the Elders Quorum Presidency.
I got called to the Young Women's Presidency.

My goal for the next year is to enjoy life a little more. My kids will only be kids for a short time and I want to remember every age and stage. I love them more and more each day! I also am going to simplify my life. Last year I had more hobbies that I knew what to do with and I was okay at most of them but not great at any. I want to focus on 1 or 2 hobbies and become really good at something.

Happy 2009!!!