Saturday, October 30, 2010


(picture courtesy of brandi johns)

ha ha ha, last night sam and i dressed up as brad pitt and angelina jolie for [our friend's] famous johns/lowry annual halloween party!

my parents came out to watch the kids while we partied; but before we left, my mom assisted me in arm tats and HUMUNGO lips.  we could not stop laughing as she drew these giant red smackers on my face!!!

yesterday i spent most of the day in search of asian baby dolls; but with no luck had to create my own.
so i sharpied up some of the girl's white babies with black hair and dark eyes.  it's all in the details, right? LOL
i kept repeating to my girls, "only mommy can color on these dolls, okay?"  "never do this!  got it?"

you can't see in this picture (i should have taken some), but my forearms were covered with roman numerals, chinese writing and dragons.  the kids could not stop asking about them.  again i warned, "only mommy can color on her arms, okay?"  "never do this!  got it?"
Wow, what a great mother :)

we had a fun time sporting maddox, pax, zahara and shiloh with knox and viv in the womb :)
we got some good laughs!  everyone kept telling me they couldn't look at me and my enormous lips without laughing!
oh the fun!

happy halloween!

Monday, October 11, 2010

[day dreaming]

i totally wanna these gigantic fabric wall decals for my up and coming boy nursery!
they're removable, reusable and re-positional.
made in the u.s.a.
aren't they saweeeet?

Friday, October 8, 2010

[costume crunch]

it's coming...

(the girls helped me make cupcakes for their school's bake sale - we each snuck one)

(a white shirt?  what was i thinking?  by some crazy miracle, she happened to keep it spotless)

before we know it, halloween will be knocking at our door.
i can't wait!
or can i?
for whatever reason, i tend to stress myself out on all the details.
it's so silly!  so stupid!  i think it's mainly the costumes.  i need to make my kids make up their minds.
we need to pin it down now.

i walk through the stores and stare at everything.
i'd love to buy it all, but then i usually end up buying nothing, thinking i have plenty of time.

then, every year when we actually make our final choices and need to find accessories, carving knives, etc., everything is either picked over or gone.
do you do this or am i the only one?

so this weekend we will decide.
we will pull out the costume bin, jump on-line, whatever it takes to get the job done 
so mummy can rest in peace.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


this last weekend sam and i celebrated twelve years of marriage!
i can't even believe we've been married that long.
we're so old!

to celebrate, we went on a little trip with my parents and sister & brother-in-law!
unfortunately, i didn't bring my camera :(  
what was i thinking?  
i guess i didn't want to lug it around with me the whole time.

i did get a picture of this amazingly fun store with my iphone.
these soaps were masterpieces - some of them looked like scoops of ice cream, 
others like watermelon slices (see in picture above), mini cakes, and many more mouthwatering (do not taste - lol) shapes!

this is the best shot i got.

this particular store we visited was in mandalay bay's shoppes.
 regrettably, i was too cheap to buy any of their products.
i just couldn't bring myself to spend $5+ on a one time only bath bomb.

we just enjoyed the eye candy!