Tuesday, October 27, 2009


When Aaron and I were dating, he told me going to a U2 concert was on his bucket list of things to do before he died. Well...he can now die a happy man....not anytime soon though!!! This weekend we saw U2 in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. I can't even describe it...it was SO amazing!!! The intensity of the crowd (96,000 people), the stage and lighting was incredible, and the music and performers....well, perfect! We had such a fun time, and a really great weekend! We also went to The Grove outside Beverly Hills for some shopping, and stayed at a great hotel near Disneyland (thanks JJ!!). And apparently Aaron can't die a happy man...we learned last night U2 has extended their tour and will be in Anaheim next summer. Who wants to come??????? We'll be there for sure!!

Waiting outside the Rose Bowl. It was a gorgeous day. We got there at 1:30 and hung around all day, there were a lot of activities going on, gates opened at 5:15, Black Eyed Peas at 7:30 and U2 around 9:00. They played for about 2 1/2 hours. It was a long day, we got to our hotel around 2:00am...but SO worth it!
We waited in a souvenir line for over an hour. We got some cool momentos. I wanted Aaron to get this shirt since it was made out of recycled water cooler bottles, like the ones he delivers, but he picked another one. Maybe the next time....:)
One happy guy!
Our section.
We were waiting at the gates and Danny Devito came walking by. I wasn't sure at first if it was him, but I zoomed in with my camera and I am positive it was him.

The gathering crowd started cheering for this guy. Have no idea who he is, although at first we thought Bono...hmmmm? Maybe?
The stage was mind blowing....especially during the show!
One happier guy!
Little ol' me sitting in our seats. We look far away, and we were 10 rows from the top, but the beauty of this stage is that no matter where you sit, you feel like you are right there next to the stage.
Crowd filling in more.

The Black Eyed Peas opened. I'm not a huge fan, but they were entertaining and got the crowd going. What REALLY got the crowd going though was that Slash showed up for one song with them. Pretty cool!
The Edge

The crowd all filled in. Again...96,000 people. You can't even describe what that looks and feels like. Well, except a little crowded I guess. :)
The screen stretched out and well...was awesome.
This guy kept throwing his fist into a lot of my pics and videos. :)
Just cool.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Playing with iPhoto editing

Max and Sadie both looked so cute the other morning when I dropped them off at my mom's, so before I went to work I attempted to get a few shots. Neither one of them would cooperate, but I still used the photos to mess around with my iPhoto editing at work. One day I will have a fast camera, photoshop and have taken a class, so the pictures will be better, but I had to post these so everyone could at least get a general idea of how cute they looked...I especially am in love with Sadie's boots and leggings. It's a look I want to wear, but she looks so much cuter than me in it! :)

Pretty typical of my kids....one not listening to anything I say to do, and the other laughing at everything I say. :)

I edited and cropped this one so much, it got so grainy, but you get the general idea of how cute she looked.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Big Fresno Fair

Last Saturday we braved the crowds and took the kids to the Fresno Fair. We brought my brother Tyler with us. I can sum it all up like this....we spent lot's of $$$$ to see/smell/pet cows. Not normally my idea of a good time, but Max was so excited to see cows so close, that it was worth every penny! And now, he has an imaginary cow that fits in the palm of his hands. It talk to him, tells him to go to sleep, and feeds him- I bought the carrots last night that he wanted for his cow. That was actually pretty funny, the cow was sitting next to him in the shopping cart, and when he set him down, apparently he fell through the bars and on the ground, because Max said, "Oh no, cow down Mom". Luckily he picked him up, we got the carrots and kept shopping.

He talks tough, but he had to have his Dad hold him near the big cows. He got braver the longer we were there and eventually even got close enough to pet a couple cows.

Side note....there were no pigs anywhere. Where they uninvited due to swine flu?
Checking out some goats.
Love that face!! She is a funny girl lately too. She wants to wear my headbands, necklaces and makeup...and throws a fit if you take any of that stuff off her! Then she walks around with a big, "I'm so pretty" smile on her face. So cute!

And what's the fair without cramming into a booth and spending $5 to get pictures taken! :) It was fun! Makes me miss my mission....cramming into booths to take pictures each transfer near the train station in Geneva. :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Please help me WIN!!!!

I desperately want to win one of these adorable hats that are being given away HERE
If you are truly my friend...please enter and if you win...please send it to me, well, ultimately to Sadie...although I wish they made one in my size! :)

Mel, Jenn and Meg....I know your blogging abilities so I am relying heavily on you 3!! Mel and Jenn, I would understand if you kept the hat for Marley if you win...but Meg...you know what would happen if you gave it away to someone other that your precious niece, or worse, didn't even enter!! Don't make me get on a plane to Chile...(okay you might find a reason to make me fly down there, so scratch that. I'd probably have to walk anyways and you'd be home by then).

So PLEASE....ENTER TODAY!! By the way, today is the deadline...and as a little plug, I love this girl's blog. I check it everyday, right along with my email and world news!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I know...another jibjab video post! But I seriously can't get enough of making these. And this one is probably by far my favorite yet! Can you guess who is making a guest appearance in my video?? Enjoy! :)

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