Friday, October 31, 2008

TAG! I'm it!

My friend, Rebecca tagged me for a meme. What's a meme? See Rebecca's blog for an official description but my description is pretty simple....I have to pick 6 random things to tell about myself. So here goes...

  1. From the age of 19 to 24 I had my tongue pierced, but no tattoos.
  2. I have a serious aversion to hair. You know that Epil-stop n' spray commercial when the lotion is wiped off and then it's shown to the camera with a big glob of hair and lotion? Well it makes me gag. Yes, seriously...I could vomit when I see it.
  3. George Washington is my historical boyfriend. I love the person that he was, or at least what I've read he was. He was very noble and duty-filled.
  4. I'm related to France's King Louis the 16th (sorry, I need to brush up on my roman numerals.) who was married to Marie Antoinette. Also, my great-great grandfather was a great Indian Chief. Chris says that he always knew I was a royal pain in the ________!
  5. I've always wanted to work for the CIA and have the title Agent Morrison.
  6. I'm now on a kick to become a Graphic Artist.
I've finished my meme and now have to tag 3(but the more the merrier so feel free to join in!) people...Dot, Chantelle, & Christy.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cutest Boys in the world

Rockin' Roast Chicken

In a world of de-boned-this and chopped-up-that many people forget about a good ol' bone-in WHOLE chicken. This chicken is very moist, flavorful AND requires minimal ingredients. I sometimes make gravy from the pan drippings but with this chicken you don't really need to.

Rockin' Roast Chicken

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup margarine, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with salt and pepper. Sprinkle inside and out with onion powder. Place 1 tablespoon margarine in the chicken cavity. Arrange dollops of the remaining margarine around the chicken's exterior.
  3. Bake uncovered 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove from heat, and baste with melted margarine and drippings. Cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 15 minutes before serving.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Moscow International Circus

The circus came to town and the boys got their fill of fun, cotton candy, face painting and oohs and aahs. Tyler liked watching the guys flip in the air and now he wants to do that. Oh boy. Here's Bella the Butterfly, Justus the Ninja Turtle, Logan the Dolphin (GO SCA! It's his school mascot.) and Jaeden was Spiderman. Tyler opted out for face painting.

Tori and Howie
A quick stop to Mt Lam Lam for some yummy shaved ice.
Shelly with the babies.
The boys wrestling.
Tyler and Bella. They've informed us that they are now married.I love this picture of Brady. Notice the rainbow in the back.


We always enjoy a trip to the USO which is loaded with big TVs, games, computers, and lots of fun things for the kids (and parents!) to utilize. This time we took our friends, the Sanchez family. We went out for a nice lunch at Vitale's Italian Ristorante and then to the USO. The older boys played video games while the younger kids watched Elmo on a larger than life, big screen tv.

Bella and Tyler attend the same preschool.
Justus, Logan and Jaeden.
Ryland and Brady chillin' with their lollies!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

OakLeaf Halloween Party & Trunk or Treating

Our command Halloween party was last night. There was a great turnout and the kids all had a blast. They had face painting, cupcake decorating, games, crafts and the best part, Trunk or Treating! I enjoyed getting the van all gussied up and passing out candy. My lights stopped working 2 minutes into it and that's because my battery died. Oops.

Here are my three ninjas.
My stealth stealth that he disappeared for a few minutes. He makes a real good ninja alright. Just about gave me a heart attack.
Logan with Dot's boys, Morgan and Ryan. He was their little shadow all night and they were so good about including him.
2 of my ninjas with our trunk just moments before the lights went out!
Here's Dot winning for the best decorated trunk. I told her she was going to get it and she just laughed me off but I was right! Go Dot! This woman happens to be one of the luckiest people I know! Just last weekend she won a trip to Yap! Check out Dot's blog for some great shots of our night.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Six Degrees

***Six degrees of separation- the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries.***

Since I've known Chris he has wanted to name his son Logan because of a little boy that he used to babysit. He thought that he was the coolest kid and wanted a boy just like him. I even have him on tape telling the story to our OB/GYN just after Logan was born.

Flash-forward six years. Chris was speaking to a nurse here at the hospital that he's known for the past two years. He knew his last name but this time when he looked at his name tag he mentioned to the man that he used to know someone with that last name. He went on to tell him that he had named his son after him. After sharing a few more specifics of where he was at the time, the man exclaimed, "That's my son!".

It turns out that for the last few years Chris has been working with and seeing this man every day not knowing that he named our Logan after his son. Logan's namesake is now 17 years old and still living in Florida.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Faux Anniversary

Today we celebrated our 7th anniversary which is not until Monday but Logan's teacher, Mrs. Sablan (and her son, Ezra) so graciously offered to watch all 3 boys so we could go out. We went to see a movie, Eagle Eye. It was a pretty good movie but we didn't care how good it was, just as long as it was for adults! It was such a treat. The boys had a great time as well. We stopped on the side of the road to commemorate our temporary freedom with a picture. Can you believe that we see this beautiful view every day?? We sure will miss it when we're gone. I think that island living definitely is a part of us now.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Logan's First Grade Report Card

All A's!!!
We're very proud of Logan for getting ALL A's on his very first report card. He had report cards in K5 but this is his first official one. Great job, Lil Man!!!

It's Fiesta time again!

The annual end-of-fiscal-year fiesta for Chris's work was today. It was at the same beach that it was at last year for Napu's(Ryland) Christening. Good food, good fun, all in all, a good time!

Me and my new friend, the cast. We're already not getting along. It's hot and itchy.
Ry had had enough by this point. We had to lock him in the stroller.
Chris and the Chiefs.
Here's the coconut that fell from the tree and came inches from hitting me in the head. Instead it breezed by my head, hit the ground and bounced up to hit my leg. I was very lucky. I've heard that people die every year from falling coconuts.
Isabel and Logan walking along the beach.
The LTs. (missing: LT Lang)
Ryland wanted to help.
More pics in the album.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cupcake Heaven

These blow Hostess Cupcakes out of the water! I baked devil's food cupcakes (from the box) and frosted with chocolate frosting (from the container). Pretty basic, right? Well hold onto your seats people.... I filled them with cream filling! *gasp* Holy Hostess Batman...these guys are good! I did a few regular sized cupcakes but most are minis. I've made them for a function at Chris's work and have had requests to make them again. Takes a little bit of work, but so worth it. Just fill with the cream filling on the bottom, frost the top and decorate if desired.

Cream Filling

1/4 cup butter or margarine,
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt
Beat together for 5 minutes.

You can thank for this recipe. I have made the cake before but this time just used the cream filling recipe and a box mix/carton of frosting to make it a little easier on myself.

On another note, this is my man, the lego constructer. While the boys slept, he was hard at work assembling the umpteen million pieces of this set that Logan got for his birthday. What a great dad!! Of course, it was "deconstructed" in a matter of minutes the next morning when the boys, el destructo 1 and 2 got to it.
If you click on this picture you can actually see four men hanging from the helicopter! It totally shocked me while I was driving around the other day. I mean, how often do you see this??
Here's Sneaky McSneakerson hiding the remote behind his back. This is what he does when he has the phone or remote and I try to get it from him. Little stinker.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I've been away...

Sorry I haven't posted lately. I'm usually good about posting a picture or two every now and then. After all, that is what this blog is keep the family and friends up to date on our daily life. But I haven't even picked up the camera in a few days. You see, I've been away on a journey. I've been to Forks, WA. Well not exactly but my mind has been there. I've been getting to know Edward and Bella. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, don't worry, I'm not going crazy. I've just gotten a little bit obsessive. I've been reading a book that has captured my attention. It's called Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I've just finished the 2nd book in the series and am about to pick up the third. Don't fret, I'm a fast reader and I will return from Forks soon, back to reality. I promise to pick up blogging where I left off.

Chris and I will celebrate our 7th anniversary this weekend. It's actually on the 20th but we're going out on Saturday because Logan's teacher has so graciously offered to watch the boys. What a treat! We do not go out often but we don't mind. We know that we will have our time soon enough and we want to enjoy the little boy years as much as we can.

The movie comes out 11-21-08 and I'm rounding up a few friends that have read the book to come with me on opening night. I can't believe how corny I am over this but whatever. Life's always fun when you've got a little bit of a thrill...even if it is just found in some pages....

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Birthday LOGAN!!!

Logan had a fun-filled day at Tarza Waterpark with his friend, Isabelle (and her mom, Meredith, sister, Jo-Jo, our newest little neighbor, Howie and his mom, Tori) and then we came back to have ice cream cake (shaped like a volcano) and presents. For dinner, he chose Jan-Z's by the sea for a beautiful sunset dinner complete with the local boonie dog as the smelly guard dog. He chased every motorcycle that went by which was plenty of entertainment for the boys.

Bumper tubes!

A pack of wild boars we saw on the way home.