You Know You Grew Up In the 80's if...

You've ever ended a sentence with the word PSYCH
You watched the Pound Puppies
You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton Dance
Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy
You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls
You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom
Two words: Hammer Pants
If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"
You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and spokey-dokes or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect
You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)
It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons
You wore a ponytail on the side of your head
You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen...and still know the turtles names
You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school
You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side
You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it
L.A. Gear....need I say more?
You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten. (She's Truly Outrageous.)
You remember reading Tales of a fourth grade nothing and all The Ramona books
You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"
You wanted to be a Goonie
You ever wore fluorescent neon clothing (some of us...head-to-toe)
You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted
You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf
You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard
You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence
You remember Hypercolor t-shirts
Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band
You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.
You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
You ever owned a pair of Jelly shoes.
After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"
You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
You have ever played with a Skip-It.
You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
You remember Popples
Don't worry, be happy
You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do..getting yelled at by younger hip members of the family)
You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
You remember watching both Gremlins movies.
You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
You remember watching Rainbow Bright and & My Little Pony Tales
You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot
You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac
You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB"
You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class
You know all the words to Bon Jovi - > YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME
You just sang those words to yourself
You remember watching Magic vs. Bird
Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)
You remember when mullets were cool!
You had a mullet!
You still sing "We are the World"
You tight rolled (pegged) your jeans
You owned a banana clip
You remember "Where's the Beef?"
You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?
You had big hair and you knew how to use it
You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!

So I didn't know some of these but most of them I did! I just thought it was fun and a glimpse into my childhood!

Austin Bonding Time

Last Thursday Sienna decided last minute she wanted to go to Utah with my parents. My dad was flying back Tuesday and said he would fly her back with him so I let her go! Well it has been a nice break but I miss her SO bad! On the other hand I have gotten SO much done!! I didn't realize how much work Sienna is!! I have reorganized pretty much every closet in our house, cleaned the entire house, and organized the garage (that one Aaron helped with!!) We DIed a bunch of stuff and I just feel relieved to have some space! Having the 4 of us in this little house has packed us pretty full to say the least! Aaron got us a storage unit down the street and that cleared ALOT of space! Today was the first day I actually ventured out to stores! Katie gave me a much needed hair cut (thanks Kate!) and then I went to Nordstrom to get me some MAC makeup for my birthday a couple weeks late! I love just walking around the Fashion Show (even if I didnt buy much and Austin is such a easy shopper!!) I loved just having one on one time with Austin and not yelling at Sienna every 5 minutes to leave her brother ALONE! (I think Austin enjoyed it too!) I got to give him lots of attention without Sienna getting a little on the jealous side! On the other hand I am glad to go pick up my little crazy tomorrow at the airport! She had so much fun up there every day seeing Jared, Jaylene, Victoria, etc.. etc...(all our fam up there!). My mom said today she woke up and said "Who is coming to visit me today, grandma?" ha! I am so lucky to have parents who love my kids so much!! Thanks mom and dad for the break, but I am ready to have her back even if you aren't ready yet!!
Oh yea- the top pic is of Austin on his horse my mom and dad got him for Christmas! He LOVES it! He screams when you take him off! He has no hope of not being a cowboy- all the boys on both sides are, so I better just give up now!

My Little Sienna turned 3!

Sienna at 1 day old
Sienna on her first birthday!

2 years old

3rd birthday- February 14, 2009
Feel free to read on but it really is boring and just for my memory sake!

Sienna brings more joy, laughter, insanity and love into my life then I ever thought possible! She truly is one of my best friends! She is my pal and loves to know everything that is going on just like her mom! I have been told so many times I have recreated myself and it is so true! I wanted to write some things about Sienna as a 3 year old so I don't forget!
*Sienna LOVES anything Princess! She calls Cinderella and Snow White all the time on her phone and asks how they are doing. She loves to dress up like them and wear or buy anything with princesses on them.
*she also loves Dora
*loves her brother (a little to much sometimes!) She is constantly hugging (smashing) and kissing him. She also gets a bit jealous and hurts him a little too much. BUT she always tells me when she hits him, bites him etc.. I am not looking forward to the day when I ask her what she did and she lies!
*loves any and all of our family. Her cousins are her favorite! Because she has no cousins on my sides she LOVES my cousins, aunts, uncles and family and they adore her!
*my mom and dad are truly Sienna's best friends and they spoil her rotten
*She loves to go to Beaver to granny and papa's and to the cabin. She asks me all the time when we are going again.
*she thinks everyone has multiple houses because most of her family does. (Are you at the Utah house? Are you at the Vegas house? Are you at the cabin?) I am afraid she lives in a very spoiled bubble because both her grandparents have more than one house we go to!
* she loves horses and gets to see them all the time because my dad, Bruce and Jared have them! She plays with her horse dolls and they are always named Stetson or Dancer like Papa's horses.
*such a social butterfly! she LOVES going to the park but only if her friends are there and asks me which ones will be there each time.
*she knows all my friends names and their kids and talks about them like she is a teenager
*she really talks and talks (like me!) and can say anything, gives me attitude and drive me crazy! I have to watch EVERYTHING i say or it may come out of her mouth
*likes to climb out of the cart at the store and run to the shoes telling me how cute they are when I find her!
*loves Target and Costco and knows what they are when we pull up
*loves loves loves her baby dolls which all have certain names and you better know them! she treats them like real babies and it is too cute
*her and Aaron argue like she is a teenager- i have to bite my lip half the time
*loves to be at grandma and grandpas house with just her and no Austin so she gets all the attention! (thats where she is now!)
OK so I could go on and on but this just sums Sienna up in a nutshell. That girl has more personality and is so much busier than kids her age, but we love her for it! She keeps me on my toes at all times! We went to Disneyland for her birthday and it truly was a dream come true for her! She got to meet all the princesses and get them to sign her book! She still talks about it constantly! We love you Sienna and don't know how we ever lived without you in our life!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

So I know I am a little late but things have been CRAZY!! I took this pic hoping to make a card for family but never had time so here it is!! Hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day!! And Happy Birthday to my little Sienna Lynn!! Pics of that to follow another time....

Austin's Birthday- (a little late!)

My little Austin turned 1 on Jan 22! He is getting to be quite the little mischievous thing! My little angel has turned into a little crazy thing! On his actual birthday we went to the park with our friends, hung out and had Katie, Matt & Carson over for dinner and cake.

We just love our little man!!

I wanted to post some pics of St. George as well because I don't want to have to do a whole other post so here they are for my future book!

Austin had a big week I should say!! Now onto Disneyland this next week for Sienna's 3rd birthday!!! (THEN we get a break from spending $$$ on our kids for a LONG while!! I can't afford any more kids close to Christmas! )

we love the park!

We have been spending lots of time at the park lately! The weather has been GORGEOUS!! My friend May took these pictures a couple weeks back and I just thought they were fun!