Saturday, May 17, 2008

Our Exciting Weekend in Casper

We just got back from Casper today, and boy was it a busy, fun trip!! It always is though. We did lots of fun stuff, stayed up way too late every night and we are all completely exhausted now that we are home!! The kids had a great time, as always, because they were spoiled rotten!! And I had a great time because I got to go on dates with Martin, hang out with Darlene, I even saw Katie Boulter, did lots of shopping (with Darlene of course--she's the one who taught me to shop) and went to a Carrie Underwood concert!! Yes, you got that right. I went to her concert !!!!! It was incredible!! Here are a few pics from our trip!!

The first day there we just hung out at the mall and took the kids to "playland." It's the stuff in the middle of the mall for them to play in. They love it there. We always have to ride the vehicles there as well, most of the time without any money in them!! They had a great time!!

To celebrate both of our anniversaries (Brian and Darlene's and ours), we decided to go to a Carrie Underwood concert!! That night we got all the kiddies ready for bed and headed to dinner at the Outback (one of my favorites). Then we went to the concert!! Don't we look all hyped up and ready for the concert?!!

These are the after pictures!! We had a great time!! I can't even tell you how incredible the concert was!! We had floor tickets (thank you, Darlene) and so when she came out to the mini stage she was just right there!!! Oh, and Josh Turner opened for her and he was really good too. It was so awesome and I tried really hard not to make a fool of myself singing and dancing. Sorry, Brian, if I screamed in your ear too much. She was so incredible I didn't want to sing. I just listened to her and she was so cute!! I could go on and on--I loved it!! Thanks again, Darlene, for spending hours at the computer to get us good tickets!!! Oh, and I had to take a picture of my t-shirt to show off to my fam. They were all so jealous I got to go to her concert!! I told Martin I am going to wear my t-shirt to every family dinner now for 6 months just to rub it in!!!

The next day, after recovering from our late night, we just let the kids play outside for a while. Then we let Mylee try her hand at photography!! These are what she came up with (except for the ones she's in). Not bad, huh? Mireya was having a nap so she missed out on the photography fun.

On Friday night, we took the kids to the park!! At first it was just Mireya and Cade because Mylee and Kaybree got spoiled and went to a movie with Grandma & Grandpa Martinez!! They had a blast, well Cade did anyway. Mireya wasn't too fond of the slides, but Cade loved them!! Do you see any resemblance between these two? Look at their Thai noses and eyes. Mireya's are a little rounder, but they both have Asian eyes!! Aren't they cute together?

That night Ty and Nicole came over and visited for a bit and then we went to Brian and Darlene's house and played the Wii until way too late, but it was a blast. She got all the pictures of that though. Wait 'til you see her game face!!!

It was a great trip!! It always goes by way too fast!!! We already miss everybody and can't wait to see them again!!! I know this was kind of a long post. Sorry. I just had so much fun and had to share it with everyone!!! Ta-Ta!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Newest Addition to Our Family

I had to post pictures of the newest addition to our family (and no, I'm not pregnant). The girls named her Chloe Stacey Nate Martinez. My girls kept asking my dad which one of his horses was theirs and so he finally caved and gave them one. Yeah for us!!! We can finally say we own stock in Nate Quarter Horses!! She's cute, huh?

Friday, May 9, 2008

A Winter Wonderland in May?

I just wanted everyone to know why I just MIGHT be a little depressed today. I'm so sick of winter!!! Is it ever going to end? It is May 9th for pickin' sakes!! Well, I'm not depressed, but I am a little bugged by the weather! (Don't pay attention to my messy yard. I trimmed a bunch of trees and ripped some stuff out and it is still piled up because Martin has been at work so his truck hasn't been here to haul it to the dump.)

Friday, May 2, 2008

I'm it!

I know I already did a post today, but Darlene tagged me and it has taken me a few days to get it done. I kept getting interrupted...imagine that. Anyway, it's been fun to learn some little things about those that have been tagged. Enjoy!

A: Attached or Single? Attached to my adorable, amazing and helpful husband, Martin.

B: Best Friend? Definitely Martin. We can talk about anything and he helps me keep my sanity amidst all of the chaos in our household. My sisters, sisters-in-law and other friends are close runners-up!

C: Cake or Pie? If it’s chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, then cake hands down!! I do like pie though.

D:Day of Choice? Any day that we spend the whole day together as a family (with minimal fighting and tantrums).

E:Essential Item. The phone (home or cell). Sometimes it’s the only adult conversation I have in a day.

F: Favorite Color? Black and brown right now. I wear these colors and decorate my house in these colors (not together, don’t worry—I accent with other colors).

G: Greatest Accomplishment? Motherhood. I’m always trying to do better at it, but I am so thankful for the opportunity.

H: Hometown?: Cokeville. I’ll always be a panther at heart!

I:Indulgences?: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

J:January or July?: Right now January doesn’t sound too good because I AM SICK OF COLD WEATHER, but normally I prefer the cold to the hot.

L: Life is incomplete without?: Daily hugs and kisses from my girls. There’s nothing better than their little arms wrapped around my neck.

M: Marriage Date?: May 23, 2002

N:Number of Siblings?: 2 sisters and 2 brothers. I am the baby, and absolutely the spoiled one that got away with everything!! Martin says I am still spoiled (but in my defense it’s only because he spoils me)!

O: Oranges or Apples?: Oranges for sure, although I love fruit!! Grapefruit is my favorite at the present time. It rotates.

P: Phobias or Fears?: The dark. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I still sleep with a nightlight (it not only scares away the boogey man, but it is also very helpful when I have to get up with the kids in the night).

Q: Quote?: Snotrocket. I think I picked this term up from Darlene. I’ve got to stop using it because my kids have started calling each other snotrockets.

R: Reason to Smile?: I’m blessed with so much, I would feel ungrateful if I didn’t keep smiling.

S: Season? Spring & Fall. That’s when the temperature and weather are perfect (although this spring has definitely been the exception).

T: Tag your friends?: I tag Ashlie.

U: Unknown fact about me?: I HATE doing the dishes right after dinner. After I’ve worked in the kitchen for a couple hours getting supper prepared, the last thing I want to do is be in the kitchen. I like to put everything in the sink and tackle them in the morning with a fresh attitude and vigor for life!

V: Very favorite store? This is a tough one…I love to shop!! Charlotte Russe for me, and for the kids Mervyns & The Children’s Place. I used to like to shop for Martin at Maurices, but now they don’t have the men’s line. What’s a girl to do?

W: Worst Habit? Martin says it’s chewing the inside of my mouth—it’s a nervous habit.

X: X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound—I’ve never had one except when I’m pregnant and I quite like them for that occasion (except for the pushing on an extremely full bladder).

Y: Your favorite food?: Ginger chicken and sticky rice, or pretty much any Asian food that Martin’s mom cooks!

Z: Zodiac? Leo. I have no idea what it means. I just know that’s what I am.

Sunshine Show

Mylee's Sunshine Generation show was last night. She was a lot less reserved this time than she was for the December show!! She even had a speaking part. We worked on it a ton and she had it memorized so well, but of course, as soon as she got up to the mic she forgot it. At least (with the help of her instructor) she did actually say it into the mic. I was afraid she wouldn't. Anyway, it was a lot of fun. Jasmine and Kamille were in the show too so it was fun to watch them. (Notice how Mylee poses for her pictures. Every snapshot I take of her at home is posed like this? Think I should be worried?)