Friday, May 30, 2008

flashback friday

because i posted a class photo from when i was in elementary school, it seemed only fitting for it to be done to the man of the house also!

can't find him?
hint: one of these things is not like the other...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


hi everyone! my name is lilia. one day i took a trip to las vegas to visit my uncle dennis, auntie jen, & cousins isaac & lauryn.

i was looking forward to a few days of "r & r".

i got to meet my uncle dennis for the first time. after careful scrutiny, i decided he's an o.k. kind o' guy!

i also had my first opportunity to meet isaac & lauryn.
yum, that isaac is tasty!

isaac is such a funny kid...he likes to call me lils.

one day i had my mommy dress me in a coordinating outfit with lauryn. don't you think we look adorable together?

i loved hangin' out on the comfy spot!

but i was tired of auntie jen taking so many pictures of me. give me that camera auntie!

so here we've come to the end of our vegas visit. hmmm...i'm so undecided. should i go with them or stay here...

because i hear what happens in vegas, stays in vegas...

p.s. you really should click on that last photo of me & my parents & check out how cute i am close up!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

what's in a name?

let me start by saying that dennis told lauryn once, months ago, to call me mamacita. well, she hasn't forgotten about it, and every now & then she refers to me as that. i get a kick out of it!

so today i hear dennis & lauryn talking about her name. he is trying to get her to tell him her full name & she isn't doing it. he says to her, "you are lauryn lenae" and her response is, "no, i'm lauryn~cita". lol!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


a lot has happened in the last few weeks that i haven't had time to blog about so here goes...

at the end of isaac's school year, the preschool class gets to have water week. the 3rd & final day of water week consisted of snacks, bubbles, & the slip 'n' slide on the field. isaac had a great time & lauryn & i hung out with them also. isaac's buddy michael goes to school with isaac too & his mom, della, & brother matthew stayed for the activities also. you'll see them in the photos below as well.

the kids went to a birthday part the other day & got to play with their friend ellie there too!

isaac had his graduation this past wednesday. lauryn, kaylee, & i attended. we got all dressed up & went for lunch after.

the kids had cinnamon & sugar ALL over them from their churros. lauryn pretty much just played hers like a harmonica...i don't think she took one bite off of it. she just got the cin. & sugar off the exterior.

by now, for those of you who don't know already, you may have noticed the bandages on lauryn's forehead. almost 2 weeks ago, lauryn was jumping in the kitchen, lost her balance, fell forward, & bonked her head on the edge of the windowsill. we brought her to the e.r. where they didn't put stitches or glue on her, just the steri-strips(sp?). she is healing ok now, we weren't happy with they way they treated her injury. what will be will be & she is still our beautiful baby girl!

i have a few other things that i wasn't able to fit into this post so will get to it in the next few days!

Friday, May 23, 2008

flashback friday...happy birthday!

who in the world is this cutie patootie?

it's this guy right here!

dennis celebrated his birthday this past saturday. that night we met friends saul & miriam to go to a club called the mix at the top of the mandalay bay's 2nd tower, the hotel. although the club itself wasn't much fun, the view of the strip was spectacular. we then decided to see all the weirdos that were out & about at one of the lounges downstairs. some pretty good entertainment watching all sorts of people gettin' their groove on, most of them with NO groove. :)

happy birthday dennis....i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ghetto sprinkler is...

ghetto fabulous on a hot day!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

flashback friday

see if you can find me in my 1st grade class picture. :)
our teacher, mrs. sieler, was fresh out of college ~ we were her first class. she was in beauty pageants & ALL of us were in love with her! she was a hugger which was fine with everyone. i remember that she'd play the "winnie-the-pooh" record for us. i also loved when it was story time & she'd read to us. for some reason, i remember the book "eddie spaghetti" being read to us. i loved 1st grade!
p.s. you should be able to click on the picture to enlarge if needed...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

happy mother's day!

it was a perfect day...
lazed around for a bit this morning...
went to church...great message & great music...
had a bite to eat at baja fresh...yummy!!
home to get a few things done...
went to a movie...nim's island...great family movie
back home to just relax...
i love being a mom!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

flashback friday...remembering grandma joanne

my grandma passed away just a week after celebrating her 77th birthday. she was a wonderful person, and as i found out at the family service, she was an encourager, not just to her family but to so many people. her mark was left on an untold number of people. i will dearly miss her calling me "jennikins", i'll miss her laugh, i'll miss her carmel rolls, brown bread, kringles, & lefse. i'll miss visiting her when we go to north dakota. i'll miss her letters & cards, she was quite a letter writer. she was a woman of unshakable faith who in her cards & letters included a bible verse specifically for you. although we mourn our loss, we cherish the memories we have of her & are comforted with the fact that she is with our heavenly father.
this photo was from her trip to las vegas with my mom in april '06. she enjoyed the conservatory in the bellagio...she loved flowers!

this is from the same trip...isaac snapped this photo of 4 generations.

this photo was from the last time i saw my grandma. we met up in san diego in august '07. she was there to visit her cousin & we were there to see nate in "mamma mia". it worked out for us to meet for lunch, & i am so thankful for that!

i love you grandma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

it is with a heavy heart that i write today...
my grandma joanne (my mom's mom) passed away yesterday, early, early friday morning.
i flew to north dakota yesterday to be with family.
the funeral will be on monday & i will return on wednesday.