Thursday, February 18, 2010


Today is my sister, Erin's, birthday. And I have been thinking all day about how thankful and lucky I am to have such amazing women in my life. I adore all my sisters. I have 9 all together, if you include the 7 gorgeous gals that are my in-laws. I feel like I could go to any one with a problem and get help or we could go out and have a great time. They are truly some of the best, most kind and funnest people I know.

I am especially thankful for Erin and Brennan. (And my mom, because we always say it is just like she is a sister) They are the best friends I have in this world and no one understands me like they do. I love that we can be on a girl's trip having a blast or sitting on a couch in mom's living room and it doesn't matter. We genuinely love to be around each other, take care of each other, love each other.

So, Happy Birthday Erin! I love you....and let's go shopping soon.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bella's Valentine's Day Party

Yesterday, Bella had a Valentine's Day party for the little girls in our neighborhood. Bella was so excited all week, every morning she would wake up and ask if it was the day of her party. The cute part was that almost every parent who dropped off their little girl said the same thing, they all couldn't wait to have a party. Nine girls and a little brother. It was a great time. We made necklaces and rings. We had a lunch of heart shaped pizza, vegi's with purple ranch and strawberries. We played games and decorated sugar cookies.



Chase and Brittany

Baby Dane

On February 3, 2010, my baby sister, Brennan had her first baby, Dane Robert Lau. He was almost 5 weeks early weighing in at 5lbs 12oz. Erin and I were lucky enough to be able to jump in the car here in SLC and get to Boise in time to be in the room as Dane was born. It was such a blessing in my life to get to be there for my best friend.
Talking to mom via skype in Fiji.

Brennan was "All Eternity," as my dad would have said. This picture pretty much sums up the pushing. She pushed for a long hard time...amazing.
Dane struggled for the first couple of hours to get his breathing in check. He was pretty quickly swept up and taken to the NICU, but he was only there for 3 hours before coming to be with his mama.
Brennan got to give him a kiss before he was taken to the NICU.

All clean and healthy.

I love you Dane!

Las Vegas with Kids

John and Brad had to be in Las Vages for a week in January. Since John was gone all but 5 days for the entire month, Erin and I decided to pack up the kids and go spend some days with the dads. Las Vegass isn't known to be the most kid-friendly city in the world, but we found lots of fun things to do.
We spent an entire afternoon at Circus Circus playing arcade games and eating the most enormous hot dogs I have ever seen.

M&M world was a highlight. The kids each got to choose a candy. Chase got mini M&M's and Bella decided on pink and purple M&M's.
We stayed at Treasure Island. We checked out the cool pirate ships out front.

Erin and I even found an evening to go down and play some nickel slots. We are big spenders. We had a blast, enjoying our free virgin strawberry daiquiri's.