Our Future Bowler

Jackson loved to bowl so we went to the lanes yesterday and it was a blast. Everytime he knocks them down he gets so excited and comes running back to us for Hi Fives. He really gets into it, he loves when it is his turn so by the end of the game he bowled all of our turns as well. He is actually a pretty good bowler I think he came pretty close to beating Stephen's score.

Congrats Suzy & Megan

More bloggers are starting everyday, don't you just love it. It makes my blog hopping experience even better.



I don't know how many of you like to read, but I love it. The only problem is I will just keep reading the same book over and over, because I have nothing new to read. The only time I get a new one is if someone reccomends it. So I was hoping you guys could give me reccomendations for books that you have read and love. I just finished reading The Giver (for the 3rd time, it is that good) by Lois Lowry. It is a short book and easy to read. I am now reading The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks that my mother-in-law Cheryl told me about. It is a sequel to The Notebook. So far I am really enjoying it. I will be waiting for your ideas.


The Office

Well it's official there will be a new episode next week. Starting at 7:00 and lasting 40 minutes. It is about bloody time. I don't know about you, but I have been having serious withdrawls. So don't forget to set your DVR/Tivo.


Funny Photos

Tonight me and the boys decided to play around with our photo booth on Mac. Here are some pics.Enjoy

Could Hudsons head look any smaller.


Congratulations to all those who have started a blog (Jill & Jenna). I couldn't be more excited, I absolutely love looking at all of the blogs. Now to those who have yet to start a blog here is what I have to say. If you have time to look at blogs you have time to do one, and it is not hard at all. Also if you think you have nothing to say and are boring, I gaurantee you are not, I know everyone will love to look at your blog. So it is time to start. It is the best way to keep up with old friends who you have lost touch with, friends you see all the time and those that are out of the state. We want to see you and your family.


Movie Quote Level 3

Congratulations Jenna Lines got it. It was "One Fine Day"

" I have a Day!"==Try this

You know what my mother used to say to me?
Gee, no, what?
Love your guy like a little boy and he'll grow into a man.
So she knew back then that you were gay?

I just want to find a fish who isn't afraid of my dark chocolate layer... and of course she'd have to love my cookie too.

My Must Have Household Cleaning Products

The Shark- this cordless vacumn is incredible. My sister-in-laws gave it to me a couple of years ago and I love it. The shark is so useful for minor messes. I dont use it when I am vacumning the whole carpet and tile. But for small spills it works great. It saves so much time and is super easy. It is also rechargeable and lightweight. It picks up most anything including sticky stuff, also it is way easy to clean out.

Oxi Clean Laundry Stain Remover- I love this it seriously gets out all my stains.

My all time favortite product is The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser- It is magic, there isnt and things it can't get up, from paint, ink, crayon, hard water stains this eraser is the BOMB!
Tell me what you think, and if you have any other must haves.



Here is Jackson with his worm he got from preschool. Him and Kai were the only kids in the class that would touch them. Don't ya just love boys.

Our Garden

We finally get to do our garden. My family always had a garden with yummy zuchinni. And you hate to buy it since you know it grows so great that people who have it in their garden are just itching to give it away. So if everything works out then we will have tons, so you will all be getting some. We planted zuchinni, squash, snap peas, and swiss chard. Here are some pictures we took to commemorate the event.

Even Hudson got into it.

Here is Stephen pulling out one of our trees that died during the freeze.

White Chilli

My friend Ali decided to do a recipe blog exchange so here is one of my favorites, that a lot of people seem to love.
2 cans northern white beans
1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 bar pepper jack cheese, cubed
1 can chicken broth
1 jar green salsa
Shred the chicken, cut cheese into chunks. Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low until cheese melts. Cook about 2 hours , stirring occasionally. All done! Serve with sour cream, cilantro and cornbread.

Movie Quote Level 3

Here is another one by request.
Crème brûlée can never be Jell-O. YOU could never be Jell-O.
I HAVE to be Jell-O!
You're never gonna be Jell-O!
Good luck this is one of my favorites.


The Suns Game

Stephen and I went to the game last night, we got to sit front row(not courtside) it was great and our seats got us into the Toyota Club that has free food. For those of you who don't know me very well, that was the best part of the night. I loved the food and kept eating (mostly because it was free) Then during the game we saw the actor Michael Clark Duncan, that was pretty cool, he is not as huge as I thought he would be.
My brother Colin and his wife Heather watched the boys and I am sad to say experienced their first Blow Out. When we got there thy were holding him up wiping him off, it was pretty funny. Sorry guys I can remember my first blow out and it was quite a shocker. At least they are prepared now.


Check it out

Please check out these 2 blogs, they are crazy cool. everythingispink.blogspot.com & pinkchristmas.blogspot.com

Favorite Commercials

I love these commercials about T-mobiles fav. fives. Check this website out for the commercials My favorite is the hot friends one, and the Charles Barkley one. Just click on the title Favorite Commercials to get to the site.

Guess the Movie -Level 5(very hard)

Anyone who wants to be a can't-hack-it pantywaist who wears their mama's bra, raise your hand.
-Good Luck


Guess the movie

Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.


Crystal Annie

1. Blogging is my new favorite hobby
2. I am a tv-aholic, my DVR list has about 50 shows. and yes I find the time to watch them all.
3. I absolutely love my feet.
4. I am worried I am going to have all boys. I LOVE boys, but I don't think I could handle not having one girl.
5. I miss high school terribly.
6. I didn't go to my senior prom and yes I am still a little bitter.
7. I love my friends and try to stay close with all of them. (bloggin is making that easier)
8. I love jewelry, earrings especially.
9. I used to hate my height, but I am finally happy with it ( I am 5'9 or 10). Course this is due in part to the fact that my husband is 6'4
10. My boys are the most important people in the world to me. They make everyday better, and I couldn't imagine life without them in it.
11. My husband and I agree on food. Which is so great, we love sushi -Ah So; mexican- Gecko; bbq- Joe's; and my stepdad's fish fry's.
12. I love going to the movie theatre.
13. After every meal I HAVE to have something sweet(preferably chocolate)
14. I want to go to Greece
15. New York is the coolest place I have ever been to, it is just like I imagined. I can't wait to take Stephen this year.
16. I would love to move back east, if I could handle the snow.
17. I went to EAC -Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, and I LOVED it!
18. I almost always dance while I am trying on clothes in a dressing room.
19. I do not like Vegas.
20. One of my favorite things to do is sit outside on a nice day and swing.
21. I am frugal.
22. I LOVE to read, I have read the work and the glory set 3 times.
23. I hate forwards, especially ones where you have to do something.
24. While I am not very athletic I do love to play softball.
25. I am a bit of a homebody, and hated sleepovers, because I would get so homesick. Plus I am a little OCD when it come to sleeping, I can't have any noise, light or anyone touching me when I go to sleep. And I need 4 pillows.
26. I don't like to shop. Unless it is Target.
27. I hardly ever sunburn.
28. I also have to sit on the counter when I do my make-up (melissa miles blog)
29. I take short showers.
30. I can't whistle.
31. I am afraid to use yeast so I never bake bread.
32. I love playing Bunko, even though I loose alot.
33. I make my BFF Angie talk to me when I drive to and from my house in Queen Creek to Mesa, to pass the time. Thanks for doing that Ang.
34.I changed my name from Crystal Ann to Crystal Annie.
35. I tried to get people to call me Birdie in High School (from the movie Hope Floats)
36. I sleep in a lot. Luckily my son Jackson loves to sleep in as well.
37. I would much rather be pregnant during bathing suit season.
38. I used to want 7 kids and I have changed that to 5.
39. I am very indecisive. I make my mom come with me to make most of my decisions.
40. I love the smell of coffee.
41. I love every single thing about Christmas. I miss it already.
42. I love long jeans, especially since it is so hard to find them long enough for me.
43. I remember everything.
I hope this inspires you all to do a list.

The Dentist

Well I went to the dentist today. It has been quite a while since I got a complete checkup. I went while I was pregnant for a route canal, but since I was pregnant they couldn't do x-rays. So I was quite nervous since my whole life every time I would go to the dentist, I would have on average around 6 cavities. Not so good. Well the verdict was 1 CAVITY! Plus I need my wisdom teeth out. The good news is we now have dental insurance, so I can afford to do the work on my teeth that they need. When Stephen had to get his wisdom teeth out we didn't have insurance and so he went to a dentist, where they pulled his teeth with no anesthetic. It was bad, Poor guy.


What did he say?

So on the car ride home tonight, I asked Jackson how his cousin Ellie's Birthday party went and what did she get? And he says " I don't know You think about it"
Then he says " mom does Cooper( his older cousin) have boobs" I said no. Then he said " Yes he does because I do" Oh wow sometimes I have no idea where he gets this stuff.

Happy St. Patty's Day

Every year my mother-in-law throws a Green Party for St. Patty's Day it is so much fun she has all green food. Irish Stew, Corn Beef & Cabbage, Green Cornbread, Green Punch, Green Milk.

Here is the dessert I made, Green Peppermint Brownies. Which my friend Jill made at her Green Bunko party this week. They are so good, I had to make them.

Here is my baby all worn out at the end of the night.

Here is Hudson & his cousin Jonnie chillin in their bumbos.

Here they are ticked as can be.

Jackson was being quite the sour puss, he would not turn around for the camera.

I finally had to bribe him with dessert.


Here are my BABY must haves

A great swing- I love this Fisher Price papasan swing, because it swings both ways and it is very cradling. I couldn't survive a day at home without it.

This swing is also great it has all the features of the papasan swing but it plugs into an outlet so you save on batteries, plus it is about $20 cheaper!

Car seat cover- these are the best they are super stylish and are easy to wash. Also it is a must have when you use the same car seat more than once. Toddler ones are also fantastic. You can purchase these at shesgotitall.net

A great camera- you must ALWAYS have a camera on hand with you wherever you go when you have kids. So a small one like the one I have( a canon powershot) is so perfect. It is small enough to fit in my purse everywhere I go, plus it is easy to use and produces great pictures. Sometimes the best shots you get are when you aren't expecting it so you need a camera with you at all times.

Diapees and Wipees case- love this it is so nice having your wipes and diapers in a little pouch, to be found easily in your bag or to take out and bring it with you when all you need are those items. I love mine. You can get these at shesgotitall.net as well

Great Photographers- There is nothing more important than capturing moments of your precious little ones. While using your own camera is great, a professional can really give your family pictures together that are more than posed. They can capture your life together and your love for eachother. Sloanphotographers.com are the best. They know what they are doing and you will not be dissapointed.

A Bumbo- I know a lot of you already know what is so great about these. They let your little baby sit up before they are able to on their own. I love mine it is so much fun to sit down together as a family and have Hudson sit with us on the table like a big boy.

Baby Einstein DVD's- Now these are Awesome. Nothing will keep a baby occupied for hours more than these educational dvd's. They are from 3months old to 5years, and they come out with more all the time. They have colors, shapes and now a signing one. These are so great if you don't have them already you should definitely invest, they will last a lifetime.


Best buds

Jackson loves to watch movies, which he got from his mom. Now he wants Hudson to watch with him, he loves hanging out with his little brother, and I love watching them together. It is such a sweet sight to see them together like that. I hope they become the best of friends.