Monday, February 22, 2010


Acouple of weeks ago the Curtis family and us hopped  upon a plane destined for the beautiful island of Hawaii. It was amazing. Now, don't get me wrong, the traveling part was grueling but once we arrived in sunny, warm, beautiful Hawaii that was a thing of the past. We started our first day there on superbowl Sunday, we relaxed, watched the game and just basically enjoyed where we were. This place was paradise.
The first morning we were there Dyl and I were awake before anyone else so we headed downstairs in our t-shirts, skirts and flipflops and what did I see? A big, beautiful Starbucks with a huge patio and Bob Marley playing in the background. It was like it had this glowing halo of light around it as if the heavens had opened. No seriously, to those of you who know me this could not have been any better. So we went inside, ordered our drinks ( a iced, grande, vanilla latte for me and a vanilla milk for D) and had a seat on the patio surrounded by palm trees, listening to Bob and watching the surfers walking to the beach with their boards on their heads barefoot. Really? Is this how they live? We basically went to the beach everyday and spent hours there. Dylan couldn't get enough of the water and Elle just layed on a towel or in her stroller and dozed in and out to the sounds of the waves crashing. Hailey and I layed on the sand and just chatted like only to best girlfriends can. We caught up on the oh so important details of one anothers lives that easily go untalked about do to our busy lives and the stresses of the "real world". Tony and Rick snorkled just about every day with the exception of the last because Rick had 9 stiches due to a mishap with some coral. Seriously, only Rick. So after a week of bliss it was time to head home, usually by this point (or sooner) i'm dying to get home, but this was different, I was really sad. I didn't want to leave yet, I'm sure the majority of it had to do with the fact that I was there with my family, but still this was a rarity for me, this place really got to me and my kids. Anyway, I highly recommend this vacation to anyone with kids, it worked because we had no agenda or schedule just all the time in the world to just relax and be together. We also had a 2 bedroom condo with a kitchen and 2 baths which I do believe made a difference with 2 little girls and a baby. The best beach we went to was called Ko'olina (i thinks thats how you spell it) this was by far my favorite, we were the only ones there pretty much and the water was shallow and calm for the girls. I will never forget the first "real vacation" I took with both of my girls and the memories we made together with our best friends.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The girls.....


On Sunday we spent some time closer to God and went up to our beautiful mountains for a day of sledding. Wahoo!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New York

Last week I went to New York for the sixth time in a row, and of all those years this was only my second time being there strictly for fun. I had a lot to catch up on in 4 days. Britny, Tori and I left thursday morning on the red-eye( brutal). Tori had never been and I always love going with a "virgin". We were staying with a mutual friend and Brit's client, Brittany. For anyone that has ever been to New york, to have somewhere to stay for free is AMAZING! Let me just say, going during the holidays is so beautiful. The windows, the lights and most importantly, the tree. We really wanted to see a show but didn't plan for it, so Sunday afternoon we went to the time square ticket stand and got tickets to the show we wanted and at half price! Score! I highly recommend "In the heights" I absolutely loved it! Sushi Samba had amazing sushi, POP Burger for burgers and a D.J spinning hip-hop (Brit was in heaven). And of course, Rosa Mexicano for mexican and margaritas. Yum....Once again NYC did not disappoint, and to be there with two of my girlfriend hanging out and dancing like we used to do in the ol' days. Thanks girls! Love ya!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Moon Madness/small In-n-out rant and rave

Yes, although I secretly admit it, I'm way excitrd for New Moon. "The girls and I" are hitting the noon showing today. Yay for Jacob. Now if only I could find a way to sneak in a big, beefy burger from In-n-out I would be 100% ridiculous. Utahns have had a history of going overboard or jumping on bandwagons before (usually when it comes to food or somethimg free) but this is over the top. While risking my life yesterday I manuevered myself through the gridlock in Draper to get to my mom's to pick up the girls, and the police force there to direct traffic and control the crowd, really people? Ugh! Ok, off my rant now. Have a great Sunday.............

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Coming back....

After nearly a year of absolutely no blogging I have decided to return. I have been on the facebook bandwagon and although i'ts nice for staying in touch I need something to journal all of those life moments that go on everyday with two little girls. If only I could stop time now and again. As I look back on a year ago and my last post I realize how much Dylan has changed and grown. She is 3 years old now and could be going on 13, seriously. Elle is 5 months old and growing like crazy! She weighed 15 pounds at her 4 month appointment. She is such a good baby, always smiling and talking. She lets her big sister yank on her arms and maul her and she just looks up at her with all the admiration in the world for her. This blog will serve as somewhat of a journal for me with the girls but also little tidbits of the things in life I love most.

Monday, November 24, 2008


She is so obviously a Goar child. Loves cars and it's pink! Yea
Dylan on a dad day. (clearly, look how she's dressed)

The reeason for my absence..... it's been awhile since i've blogged and let me just tell you for those of you who don't know. I'm pregnant and sicker than a dog! Yes, it's been so bad that sitting upright at my computer is a task in itself. Don't ask how i've been working, the only think i can think of is i must have God on my side those 3 days. I'm 10 weeks and willing myself along each day knowing there is a light at the end of the Also, it helps to know my prize at the end of the 9 months, yet i find myself wondering how amazing the human mind is to forget such misery baby after baby to allow us to keep doing it? Who knows? More importantly what is my 2 year old thinking? Probably why is my mom in bed all day? She thinks life is a free for all now because know matter how many times she drags out my 50 pairs of high heels and wears them around the house i really don't care. Anyway, that's pretty much the last 5 weeks of my life. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know i will since mashed potatoes and gravy is the one thing i might actually be able to eat!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tiff's 28th b-day!

This was one of the funnest night i have had in a long time. I had all of my peeps with me on my 28th birthday. We went to dinner and after went to liquid joe's. We danced all night. Thanks guys for making it such a memerable birthday. I love ya all!!!!

"B" and "D" chillin.

This day Rick had both the girls all day while I was in New York. Dyl thought it was the funnest thing to have her best friend "B" hang out with her all day. It's so funny how even though Brooklyn is only 4 months younger, Dylan treats her like a little sis.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The BIG 5

Saturday August 16, Rick and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. We went to the Melting pot which was so-so. Neither of us will go back i don't think but it was nice to have a dinner at a nice restaraunt where your biggest concern wasn't what was on the kids menu. Dylan got to go to her favorite uncle Tony and aunt Jo-Jo's to play with Brooklyn. She loved that!!! Anyways, cheers to 5 whole years.

A little sample of Dylan's vocab lately, i'll translate the best I can.

Hee-haw (motorcycle)

Pee-paw (chapstick)

Bobbie (barbie)

No Mama! (well you know)

Move Mama (my personal fave)

Yessie ( uncle Jesse)

Kiki (Keely)

Owie (Owen)

Pase (Page)

Mi (Miles)

Dyan (herself)

Asro (Astro)

Himming-hoo (swimming suit)

Oh and this is really funny. So Sunday we were at my mom and dads for breakfast and my dad told Dylan that he would buy her a car (hotwheel) for her birthday so later that day when we were asking her how old she would be on her birthday she said "Car!!!!" So now if you ask her how old she is going to be she simply says "2 car". Good job honey your just like you Mom!!!!!

Bear Lake

Yea! Bear Lake was a hit! We went to Bear lake over Raspberry days with our best friends/fam The Bumas. The last time we were in Bear lake all of us was when all the girls were pregnant and here we were are all again with those 2 year olds! It was so fun! Rick and I were a little worried because we have a child that refuses to sleep anywhere but the comfort of her own bed but she did really good! She slept everynight between Rick and I and slept quite soundly actually. We swam, four-wheeled and just basically relaxed. There is something so memorable and sappy about all the summers I spent at this old cabin as a little girl and now all these years later, here I am with my little girl. Thanks Bumas for all the fond memories! I love you guys!

First haircut!!!

Dylan got her first haircut a couple weeks ago and by the way just because her mom does hair does not mean she enjoyed it anymore than any other child, which is precisely why I don't bend over backwards to cut kids hair. I thought with me and Rick's texture of hair she will be perfect for the little "suri bob" (You know the haircut that a 3 year old has inspired 40 year old housewives everywhere to request from there stylists.) Anyways not the case with Dylan, I cut it, roundbrushed it out and took her home for a nap. Fast foward 3 hours I go in to get her up and because she was hot and sweaty she now had a mini-fro. So much for the sleek, straight hair I thought she had.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Seriously. After a long day at the zoo, i ponder the quesion of returning. It was hot, stinky and crowded. Dylan was totally over it, being that all she could see was the ladies legs in front of her. We quickly passed by the animals heading right for the train ( or doo-doo as Dylan calls it). Rick and I thought we had hit the jackpot until 10 minutes into a 40 minute wait we had the meltdown of the century. We got out of line and packed it up. We were out of there. I dont think I will be back until there is about 1,000 less people!

Question. Do any of these pictures represent a child that is overwhelmed with excitement for the zoo?

Friday, July 18, 2008

The salon in all her glory.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Curtis's and us did the "Race for the cure" Dylan raised over a thousand dollars!! Go teeny! She was racing in memory of her great aunt Kelly and in celebration of her great aunts Gina and Vicki. As you can see she rode comfortably in the charriot while i did all the work! Too much excercise for moi.