Sunday, December 21, 2008

cant believe i am posting this

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Day!

This was our weather forecast warning for today:
EXTREMELY RARE SNOW EVENT ACROSS THE DESERT SOUTHWEST...
AN UNUSUAL COMBINATION OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE AND COLD...
NORTHERLY... LOW LEVEL AIR HAS PRODUCED A RARE SNOWSTORM ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE MOHAVE DESERT... INCLUDING THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY. THIS SNOWSTORM WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY AS 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ARE LIKELY AT MOST LOCATIONS INCLUDING THE LAS VEGAS STRIP. HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE...
PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE VALLEY WHERE TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 10 INCHES ARE FORECAST.

THE SNOW BEGAN TO FALL ACROSS MUCH OF THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THIS WILL LIKELY BE THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM TO IMPACT LAS VEGAS SINCE 1979... WHEN 7.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.


Maybe not big news to some...but for our boys and us it was great news!!! So we decided to take advantage of this crazy weather and play in the snow!

first of the falling snow

Trey Trey n Momma catchin some snow


Trey making a snow angel
love this pic
awwww...the snow
Daddy and Trey building a snowman


Our Happy Boys!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

HOlidAy BLueS

Yikes!!! Has it actually been over a month without posting...wow... but I do have a few good excuses as to why I haven't gotten on. Nothing is worse than trying to enjoy the HOliDays when the whole family is sick. It has now officially been two weeks and we still have the throw-ups, fever, sore throats, and coughs....my poor kids still haven't seen any of our Christmas decorations up yet because none of us feel well enough to do it. Hopefully there will be some light at the end of this dark tunnel and we can enjoy the rest of our December!

Monday, November 3, 2008

WaRniNg: Very Long POsT

Last week the fam and I took another trip to St. George to celebrate my Dad's 50th and let the boys go trick-or-treating with their aunties and friends. It was definitely a busy week it went by way too fast for the boys and I but was glad to have my hubby home with us for the weekend...anyhow I wanted to share some of our highlights from the past week:)

On Monday my good friend Lesina was nice enough to let me take some pics of her gorgeous little fam with the new Nikon...thanks girly it was lots of fun!!






On Tuesday night my Dad's ward had their annual trunk or treat and the boys were so excited to go. For Halloween this year Trey was determined to be the pirate that he was two years ago and this year I think it fit him just perfect even though he hated the little scar and mustache I drew on his face and Ry was so excited to be a boxer. If anyone knows this little guy you know that he loves to punch he will put on my oven mitt and walk around the house punching anything in his site, so this costume was perfect for him! The trunk or treat was so much fun because Segi and Lesina's kids came along and my boys were so happy because they both have crushes on their girls!! Luv it!!



p.s. segi...thanks for letting me steal this pic:)


Friday of course was Halloween we went trick or treating in three different neigh boor hoods...and I don't know if it's just me...but it seemed liked this year hardly anyone was out:(
Oh well, we still had fun anyways!


For my Dad's birthday the one gift that he wanted was a metal detector..haha...don't ask me why but he got just what he wanted. So on Saturday the whole family headed out to Pinto, there is a very old cemetery there where my Dad has found alot of his relatives buried and close to the cemetary there was once a little thriving town so we thought that would be the perfect place to try out his new "toy"!! With his metal detector he found an old bottle cap, a bullet and the best one was when he had Doug use a pick and shovel to dig out what they were hoping to be like an old wagon wheel or something but turns out Doug was hammering away on a natural gas line under ground!! Had to laugh at that one!





Later on that night we had Troy and Segi's family over to roast some marshmallows out in fire pit and afterward we watched Nacho Libre...gotta luv that movie!!









Last but not least, Sunday after church we had a bbq before heading home to Las Vegas!!



The End!













Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BuH bYe DiaPeRs...HelLo DeiGo


The Filipe family is proud to announce that we no longer buy diapers!! Doug and I have been changing diapers for close to four years and it has now officially been a month since we have changed a diaper!! Wahoo!! "We"..uh..let me rephrase that "I" wasn't planning on potty training Ry for another few months and by some miracle he decided he was ready to go on the "BIg BOy ToiLet" and after two weeks of persistent work with him he is a proud owner of Deigo undies! Gotta Luv It!!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Got Lips??



I love how Ry shares his kisses, he never just gives anybody a little pucker it's either all or nothin with him!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fun Times

Well...it's official...we just heard our first gun shot while eating dinner tonight (that was comforting) and last week we had two cops come knocking on our door in the middle of the day warning us about a suspicious person in the neighborhood. Oh...the joys of Vegas life!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

"I Need Sunshine"

Yesterday while Trey was supposedly taking his nap I kept hearing his music book go off and him talkin to himself, I was about to go in there and get after him for not sleeping when he informed me he was rehearsing his new song that he had made up. Since it was such a cute little song I thought I'd better catch it on camera!!





video

Saturday, September 6, 2008


I saw this at the store yesterday and I had to buy. Fall is my most favorite season so anything that involves pumpkins and spices I'm all for. This ice cream tastes like someone scooped the pumpkin pie filling out of the crust and mixed it in with some cream. The taste was pretty awesome but very rich, Ry and I were hurting after our big bowl! The worst part is that I woke up at 3:30 in the morning thinking I should put some cool whip on top and maybe it would calm down the flavor, now that I am fully awake I'm realizing that if I am thinking about cool whip and ice cream that early in the morning it is definitely a danger sign to slow down on the food intake!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

PICTURES PICTURES n more PICTURES

Here are a few pics of the projects I've been consumed by lately....and did I mention once again how much I love my Mom's camera!! Segi, the hot momma that she is, brought her gorgeous kiddies over while I was in St. George and we played around with the camera and caught some of the most precious pics of her family so I thought I would post some of the pics I got of her kids and some that I took of my fam this weekend! Enjoy the OVERLOAD of pictures once again:)

crafty part:

a few of Segi's kiddies:








and last but not LEAST a few from my beautiful fambam!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

our Happenins

Wow...it has definitely been a good while since I have updated on the happenins!! First off, we just moved into our new home a little over a month ago and absolutely love it! The reason being for moving out of our rental was because it was infested with SCORPIONS...I was finding at least two or three a week inside the house. Needless to say, every night I was having anxiety attacks worrying that my boys who love to run through our house bare foot, was going to end up in the emergency room because of stepping on one. The breaking point was when I went into my closet one afternoon to put my shoes on and a scorpion fell out, landed on my foot, and then scurried off. I have never screamed so loud and so long in my entire life, in fact now that I think about it, I had a sore throat for a good two days afterwards. Anyways, that was when I told my husband we were getting out of this arachnophobia nightmare ASAP. Luckily, we were able to get out of our lease early and found a perfect little house, bug free, and am finally enjoying feeling at ease during the night:)

Who would ever have thought that by living in Vegas it would bring out the crafty side in me, I was never the one to be sewing, painting, or heaven forbid using a hot glue gun but now, that's all I find myself doing. My new obsessions for the moment are creating vinyl lettering's for my home which I have all over the place (thanks to the fact that my mom has the most awesome vinyl letting machine) and my sis in law Melinda and I have just started getting into the craze of making those cute little headbands with the big flowers for little girls and babies..don't ask me why I'm making them since I only have boys but they are so fun to make and seriously I have been to Michael's and Joan's Fabric so many times that half the employees know me by name...hehehe...I love it! I have come to the conclusion though, that since it is so much harder(if that is even a word) to meet WHOLESOME people out here I have found myself at home much more than usual, and with all that spare time it has brought out some hidden talents that I never knew I had:)

Lastly but not least, I'm also very excited that my Dougi finally has weekends off now! Since living in Vegas he has worked every Saturday and sometimes Sunday to keep up with the demand of building casinos out here. Any who, his schedule has changed for the time being and we can finally have our Daddy home more often!! YEAH!!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

THE END IS FINALLY NEAR!!



No more counting down the days ladies Breaking Dawn will be here before we know it and NOW I am regretting not preording my book. I guess I will be trying my luck Saturday to see if there are any available copies left....oh boy i feel bad for my family...they will not have an all there mom for the next couple days or so:)





Friday, July 18, 2008

REMEMBER WHEN.......

Remember When? Here is a fun little game...Leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. On your mark...get set...blog your memories!!

Friday, July 4, 2008




































Lucky for me!!!!! I have been able to spend another fun week in St. George, my dad bought my mom an awesome camera for her birthday so I decided I was going to try it out for her and take some pics of my three younger sisters; Aubrey, AshLynn and Alise! The camera was amazing I want one desperately...but anyways here are my favs (as always there are a million pics)!!