Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Riley's first contact with snow

I guess it's a good thing we don't live in Idaho anymore. :0)

Christmas Snow

We happened to get snow on Christmas night, which meant James got his wish, that Riley would be able to see snow on Christmas. She hated the snow at first. We even got her some snow boots, but she got really mad when we made her woke through the snow. We have a video that I will upload later. But for now here are some pictures of James and Riley and their snowman.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I knew I was white but...

 Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
So, James and I headed to the mall today and I thought "Hey I need some foundation, mine is almost out and now that winter is here I am lighter so my foundation right now doesn't really match." I decided to take the foundation I still had so I would know what color I was not and go lighter. Here is how it played out as I sat in the chair waiting for the MAC girl to come help me.

Me: "I need some foundation, here is what I have right now...but I need to go lighter, it's too dark for me.

MAC: "You need lighter then this?" (with a disbelief look on her face & James listening and watching all this go down...trying not to laugh)

Me: "Yes, I know I am butt white..."

MAC: "OK, this one is too dark." (Then she goes and gets the first bottle on the sample tray) "This is the one."

Me: "Wow, am I really the first foundation, the LIGHTEST one?"

MAC: "Yup, good thing cause that's the lightest we have!"

Me: "Awesome. Now, I am the whitest person the MAC lady has ever put makeup on."

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Don't Bother Calling Me....

Well, since I don't have a house phone for people to contact me when you can't reach me on my cell I thought the next best thing is to blog it. So, the reason my title is don't bother calling me is because Riley dropped my cell phone is the toilet this morning while my DEAR husband was watching her (he let me go back to sleep this morning, he is so SWEET.) So, the second time I woke up this morning it wasn't to Riley yelling for me to get her out of her crib...it was to James saying "You have to get a new phone!" (As he dropped my phone that the screen is full of toilet water on the bed, YES I will be washing the sheets). Then he told me that he heard Riley flush the toilet and went to tell her to get out of the toilet water and stop playing and then he REALIZED she was carrying my phone that was dripping water! Yeah, the life of being a parent. At that moment I laughed and thought "WOW! For ONCE phone insurance has come in handy!" So, don't bother calling me until Tuesday when my new phone gets here because since its Saturday and tomorrow is Sunday, my phone won't get overnighted until Monday. So until Tuesday I will be out of the loop and out of a phone :0)

PS-I thought it would be funny to tell you things that have occurred on JAMES' watch (while babysitting Riley)

1.) Riley at dog food (first and last time, but she did try and go back for more)
2.) Riley colored on the Kitchen walls with red and black crayons
3.) Riley dropped my phone in the toilet

I really can't tell if he lets these things happen on purpose so that he doesn't have to babysit or it just happens :0) Oh well, stories to remember and tell later.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Riley passed out in her stroller after running around SF all day, she finally gave in. She's so cute!
Riley and James on the Ferry ride over to San Fran.

Overall our trip to California was great. Riley got to see both sets of grandparents, Rick and Cathryn and Leo and Dottie. She also got to meet Uncle Cameron, he'll be a great dad one day, he kept Riley entertained. :0) And we can't forget about Summer, James' and Cameron's dog. It was a lot of fun and hard to leave. We hit up all of our favorite places, we ate at In-n-Out a total of 5xs, YUM! Had some Mexican food, had Mongolian BBQ and brought back some sourdough bread from Pier 39 :0) It was a great trip. Thanks Cathryn and Rick for everything.


Me and Riley at the house in California
James and Riley looking at the water in SF
Riley with grandma and grandpa gross in SF

California Love

Riley with Cathryn and Rick, James' parents at this house in Manteca, CA that is decked out.
Riley and James, he tried to turn her away to get a picture and she screamed cause she thought we were taking her away from the lights :0)
Riley and her best friend Summer, the dog. (notice what Riley's wearing, this is what happens when Daddy is babysitting. :0)
This is the apron my talented friend Andrea made for Riley...isn't it so stinking cute? I am so lucky to have such a talented friend! THANKS ANDREA!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


So Riley got the chance to sit on Santa's lap. She was so cute, and so serious! She just touched his beard and stared at him.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kansas Trip

Riley loved riding in the wheel-barrel, they have five acres so she ran wild.
Riley trying to get Maddie to come over to her.
"Come on Maddie, let's go this way."
Riley and Maddie just walking around, exploring.
Me and Riley at Famous Daves BBQ sharing a water
James and Riley in front of the fire-pit.

Well, I haven't told anyone except the people that live near me and have noticed because I didn't want anyone knowing that James was away on business and that I have been manning our house with Riley. But last week we went to visit James (who has been gone for 2 months for work). Yes, it has been extremely hard, but we have a mortgage and bills to pay and James is a hard worker and after much prayer, he decided that Kansas was where he had to go for work.

So, it was a lot of fun seeing where he was living and seeing Kansas for the first time. It is flat and windy. But the people that he was staying with are so great and we will be forever grateful for them welcoming James into their home for the past two months. Here are some pictures. The dog's name is Maddy or maybe its spelled Maddie idk but Riley hated it at first but then couldn't get enough. She would go over to Maddy and grab its face and kiss it on the mouth! It was cute and gross at the same time. But overall, it was a great trip and we are so glad to get James back! :0)

Sunday, October 31, 2010


this was last halloween, Riley's first. Look how little she was...oh...so cute!
Here is me and Riley, I am not dressed up, just a tired mom in her PJs :0)


Riley is so excited cause she saw a dog.
Riley and Daddy knocking on our house door to see Papa handing out candy.
Papa taking her to a couple houses.
Riley and her Daddy...she kept wanting James to carry her or hold her.

Well here are some more photos out of order cause i'm sick of trying to add more pictures to the first post, after I was given an error 4xs!


Riley so excited to be with her Daddy and seeing other kids dressed up
Trick or Treat
I'm ready Dad :0) I got my bucket!
Look out, it's SUPERGIRL!

So, Riley was Supergirl for Halloween...I copied my sister's baby London. :0) She looked so dang cute carrying her pumpkin bucket around to the 5 houses that we went to. (She's only 16 months, she can't really eat a lot of candy.) But she had a lot of fun and loved seeing all the kids out dressed up.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Look at all those teeth!
I absolutely LOVE this picture of Riley
"Yup, these are my boobies."
Riley LOVES dogs, whenever she hears one she stops and barks and looks for it.
She always goes to pet them, or I should say sticks them in the eye or the mouth...scary I know...
"Hey doggie, look at the camera!"
Somebody let me out of here!

Yes, these are two ladies with two VERY strong attitudes. I like to call the smallest one a DIVA.
This is just me and my Dad. :0) Hanging out!
Yes, I am the center of EVERYTHING!

Here are some pictures of our family, taken by my Mom (Michelle Giles, Photo Creations by Michelle) they aren't edited yet and she'd probably kill me if she knew I was putting them on her but oh well :0) I'm her daughter, she'll have to forgive me :0) Thanks Mom, Love you!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alaina's Shower

So this past weekend, my Mom, Denise and I had the opportunity to throw my best friend Alaina a bridal shower. It turned out great, we had a GREAT turnout and she got a lot of great gifts. I have to tell you that I think of Alaina more like a sister than a best friend and I have always treasured our friendship. She is such a beautiful person, inside and out and I am so grateful that I had her as a friend growing up. I know that our friendship will only grow stronger the older we get. I always imagined us growing old together, sitting on the porch watching our children play together (Alaina, better start soon, I already have one up on you :0) But here are some pictures of the event. Thanks for everyone that came out and supported her!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Most of you have already heard about my sister-in-law and my brother JP. Most of you I have been texting and calling but today JP told me that his sister-in-law Sheri has set up a blog for Amber to keep friends and family updated on her situation. PLEASE keep her in your prayers, as well as my brother...as you can imagine how hard its been on him too! Check out their blog.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Some of Riley's Favorite Things....

Watching Daddy fly his airplane simulator game on the computer. This is James' idea of babysitting. :0)
Helping with the dishes. I SWEAR she can hear when someone opens that dishwasher and comes RUNNING to get to it.

Loves being read to and sung to.

Loves pizza :0)

Lastly, she loves driving the car. She always looks back at everyone to make sure everyone is watching. (Don't worry we're not out on the highway or a busy road...just in the neighborhood.)