Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Day in Vegas Baby!!

Mark your calendars everyone...we have a snow day in Vegas! This was not just a little snow, we had about 4 inches here at our house. The kids had a blast in the back yard yesterday, I even discovered Gabe out in the back yard with flip-flops on!! He didn't even seem cold...go figure. Then, this morning Dave took them over to one of the parks and they went sledding down the hills for about two hours. Unfortunately the sun is now out and it is all melting away, but it was fun while it lasted!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I LOVE Halloween!!

So this halloween all three of my kids decided they had to be scarey. I tried to talk Lexi into Dorthy, a cheerleader, a fairy...anything nice or sweet. You know what she told me??! "Mom I'm too old to be CUTE! I'm 9 years old now...remember??" How could I forget that? Evidently once you reach 9 you turn into something scary, a wannabe teenager! Now that is scary!!

We had a lot of fun trick or treating, although after just one neighborhood my kids were done. I can remember as a kid my parents letting us run wild. We would go to as many houses as we could. Some years we would even run home to dump the candy out of our pillowcases before going back out for more!! My the times have changed!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Election 2008


So Zach has decided to run for president of his school this year. I knew he was a smart kid, but I didn't realize how clever he really is. The picture...his idea, the slogan....his idea, and he's already written his speech. It starts out, "Hi my name is Zach Garza and I'm running for principal of this school, oh wait that position is already taken. I'm really running for president....I know, I know, hold the applause please." He's taking it very seriously and I am so proud of him!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Meet Daisy and Duke!

So...after much begging and complaining from the kids we have once again decided to do the puppy thing. BUT there were a few rules (mostly put forth by Dave our "alpha male"): 1. Has to be a good guard dog, no little yippee puppies 2. Has to be easily trained 3. Has to be a good family dog. Somehow we ended up with TWO five month old German Shepherds. Crazy I know, but they are super sweet!

The one with the darker coloring is the male, Duke. The lighter one is Daisy. Yes she's posing in this picture...she wants to be a supermodel when she grows up. They play and fight just like normal brothers and sister. The good thing is they keep each other entertained! I can see why they say two dogs are better than one!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Our Summer Fun!!

So, we had some good times this summer, but the highlight had to be our family reunion in San Antonio. The kids had lots of fun swimming with their cousins.

San Antonio is a great city and we really enjoyed seeing the Alamo and River Walk.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Guitar Hero Anyone???

Look at my little rocker!! The kids got Guitar Hero for the Wii for Christmas and they can't stop playing it. They of course they started with easy, but have worked their way up to hard and even expert on some songs. How crazy is that?? I've tried to play and I can't seem to get past easy! I think they may even know more 80's rock songs than me! Gabe's favorite song is "Painted Black" he will even sing along. What a ROCKSTAR!!

Zack Says Rock On!!

Although Lexi enjoys playing Guitar Hero she has also been into dance. This year she is taking Jazz/Tap. While all the other little girls try to get through things as quickly as possible, she is all about technique! She always wants to get her hands and feet perfect. She definitely doesn't get that from me!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

So it's 2008 and I've decided to try something new! I can't keep up with scrapbooks I'm terrible at keeping a journal, but I'm on the computer all the I think this might be for me! For all my friend back in Oregon I'll give you a quick update. We moved to Vegas and Dave decided to start a pool servicing company (he's such an entrepenuer!). I'm still selling real estate but needless to say the market stinks! I've had to take on a second job and am waiting tables at Cheesecake Factory. For anyone trying to loose weight you may want to try it, I'm running like crazy for five hours at a time and by the time I get home I'm sick of looking at food!!

The kids are all doing well. Zach was the quarterback for his flag football team this season and did a great job. Lexi is a little smartie pants and is taking jazz and tap. What can I say about Gabe? He's the one I'm going to have to worry about when he gets older. He's a dare devil, he'll try anything! He just got through playing soccer and is now playing basketball. They have made lots of new friends but still miss all their buddies in Oregon!

Happy New Years everyone!!