Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's Christmas Time...

GINGERBREAD HOUSE...The Real way..


Trellany came home from school the other day with her first 'GINGERBREAD HOUSE' she made completely from scratch.  She is taking a Culinary Class this year and learning a lot.  They made everything from the gingerbread cookies to assembling the house and then decorating it.  It was so cute and as usual I was a very proud Mom.

    


Front of the House

Back of the House

After we took the pics...she said 'Mom' I can hardly wait to eat it..this one we can all eat.  Needless to say it didn't last very long once the 'boys' got home.  Hence why I love photos to capture the moment before it's gone...LOL.

Friday, December 12, 2008

WINTER FORMAL '08

Robert & Trellany - Winter Formal '08

Well it's another year and it's Trellany's "Winter Formal"...she asked her friend Robert Skousen and they were a really cute couple.  She accented her dress with 'Red' accessories and Robert help'd complete the ensemble by wearing his 'Red' shoes too.   
  

There was a group dinner that was shared with 16 couples 
   
 
at one of her friends homes (thanks Letners) where they ate out on the balcony overlooking their beautiful backyard and pool.

It was then off to the dance where they danced the night away.  They then all returned to the Letners for a midnight movie and games.  Oh to be young again.  I'm just glad Trellany is having the time of her life and that her 'Senior' year is everything she was hoping it would be.  Thanks Robert for making it a special evening and for being a super sport with the 'Red' shoes.  You guys look'd grrrreeeat...!!
   
Brianna & Trellany...Best Friends Forever...they are seriously the cutest..:)!!    

Trellany & Tiffany...cute..:)

Erica & Trellany...awesome friends...absolutely gorgeous young ladies..!!:) 
My sweet baby girl..

Trennon & Trellany (a repeat of last year)

Two lucky brothers to have (1) Knockout Sister..

All dressed up and ready for fun..
Robert, Trellany, Brianna & MJ
(Trellany & Brianna double'd together..
What do you get when you team up 
(2) best girl-friends with 
(2) best guy-friends = 
...perfect combination for a great 'Winter Formal'.

MJ getting warm'd up to dance the night away..


Great Smiles
Amazing Fun
A Senior 'Winter Formal' that will last a lifetime of memories.

Friday, November 21, 2008

TWILIGHT - GNO Party Of The Year!!!


November 21, 2008 - 
TWILIGHT MOVIE - 
We had the GNO - Party of the Year!!
   
Sandy Bell, Brooke Sampson and myself put together a Private Showing of the TWILIGHT Movie that is based on the "Twilight Series" of books by Stephanie Meyer.  We were able to gather 257 of our friends and their friends and even some of their friends and had a movie theater totally dedicated to watch the movie on opening day.  WOW...what a total riot and all the time, energy and planning that went into our Movie Party Of The Year...was a total blast. 

Trellany with her peeps....

Audrey with Edward...watch out Brian..LOL!!

Jodie & Tava...Wanna A Bite?

Kristin & Jordin


Now that's what I'm talking about...LOL...

The movie was AWESOME...and Edward totaly grew on you where at the end of the movie you were left wanting so much more...can hardly wait till "NEW MOON" is released...and we will have another GNO of the year!!

Thanks to all of you..:) who came to the party and helped make it such a huge success.  Here's to the next time.

PS:  Here's my web gallery link to anyone who wants to download the photos that were taken at the Party or upload your pics to share.  Just click on the link below..click on Twilight and you will be able to view all the pics, download them or upload yours to share.  Hope you enjoy!!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

We LOVE Volleyball...


As many of you know Trellany is our Volleyball player.  Due to her passion for this incredible sport it has now been passed on to her brother Trennon...which we are grateful for.  Trennon has now been playing for the past two (2) years and like his sister is loving it.  He started playing last year during his Freshman year.  He made the 'Club' season and then went on to make the Junior Varsity team at Gilbert High.  We are now in our second 'Club' season and Trennon made the 16-1's Team.  Here is a little video of his opening season tournament.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Homecoming - Senior Year...

Trellany was invited to Homecoming by Nathan Eck.  They went on a big group date to Tempe Town Lakes and rode paddle boats around the lake, had a picnic and then went to some new ice cream gelato shop that was really yummy.

Then the big event came and there is a funny story behind the Dress that she wore.  You've all heard of the 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' well this is a true to life 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress'.  One of Trell's best friends Dianne owns this really cute dress.  Dianne wore it last year to Prom, their really good friend Cheyenne wore it to Winter Formal, Trellany wore it for last nights 'Homecoming' and another one of the really good friends is going to wear it next weekend for Mountain View's homecoming.  The thing is that all these girls are built just a little different from 5'10 to 5'4 etc yet the dress works on all of them.  So we truly do have a real life 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress'.  Now it will be interesting to see where these wonderful young women end up 5 - 10 years from now.  I hope the friendships they have with each other now will last a lifetime.

Here's a little mini-video of the photos we took for 'Homecoming'.  Enjoy.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

My Beautiful Angel...

Well today we picked up Trellany's PROFESSIONAL Senior portraits and all I can say is WOW...when did she go      from my adorable baby girl to this absolutely AMAZING BEAUTIFUL Young Women...I seriously want to lock you up for the next few years.  After viewng  pics...there isn't anything else to say...



                            


I LOVE YOU and you are truly my ANGEL...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's True...I'm In Love With A Vampire...

Who would have guessed that I would fall in love with a Vampire...I love suspense novels (The Bourne series)...I love Danielle Steel (except she seems to be falling into a rut of the same stuff) I did like HRH and then of course there's Nicolas Sparks (who by the way my best girlfriend forever grew up with Nicolas and his family so she knows them really well and I can't wait to see the movie this Friday of a book I feel upon called 'Nights in Rondanthe' it's probably one of my all time favorite books until TWILIGHT...yes I'm a Twilight addict. Trellany started reading them a little over a year ago and kept saying 'Mom...you have to read Twilight' it's the best book...well I started but only got to page 60 and said 'I just don't get what the buzz is about this book'...I couldn't get into it...so I put it on the back burner and said maybe one day. Yet everyone I talked to was going crazy and spending days at a time reading the series and basically life was stopping for those few days. I again...just didn't get it.

So...Trellany asked me to please read the series before the movie comes out this winter. I took the challenge and thought Oceanside - two weeks on the beach - hanging out doing nothing - perfect time to see if I could catch the fever. Well let me tell you 'I caught it'...
>and couldn't stop reading. I read ALL (3) books while I kicked it on the beach...and found out that nearly half the beach was reading it too...I totally cracked up.

The Movie is coming out November 21st and me and 2 other crazy friends Sandy and Brooke have rented a movie theater to have a private showing on opening night for 250 people. The crazy thing is we are totally sold out and it's not even close to November yet.

All I can say is 'TWILIGHT' is an incredible series and if our sons learned half of what Edward has to teach on how you treat the love of your life...well let's just say the world would be a much better place.

Maybe that's why I love to read...because it takes me out of the world and into a place that is always better than here.

Anyway...if you haven't read 'TWILIGHT' and the series I encourage you to...you won't be disappointed and that's coming from someone who has never read a Vampire story in her life...but Edward is no ordinary vampire...enjoy.

Lots to catch up...

OCEANSIDE 2008

Where does the time go...it seems like it was just yesterday that we were taking our summer vacation and now it's already 6 weeks into school and Fall Break is just around the corner. Seriously where does the time go...it's CRAZY.

Here's some photos of our crazy Oceanside trip. I took Trellany with her 5 friends. Trellany's group of friends signed up for EFY and they were
caught in the big server crash that happened during registration and unfortunately thousands of kids got lost and didn't get into EFY this year. So I thought I would invite them all to Oceanside for a week to have their own EFY. I know I'm nuts...me with seven teenagers and Bromley...what on earth was I thinking...that's just it I wasn't..LOL. Trennon brought his cousin David so we had 5 girls with the 2 boys and Mr. B-man...not to mention all the other teenagers at the complex that found the girls within the first few hours of our arrival. It was definetly a CRAZY...CRAZY...week but they had so much fun and I know memories were made that will last a lifetime.

The Girls...Jessica, Courtney, Brianna, Whitney & Trellany...they truly are the best of friends.


Trennon & Bromley...one of the rare moments they are friends..


The whole gang...Trellany, Brianna, Courtnery, Whitney, David, Trennon & Jessica
(Bromley's hiding in the background) so I found the other solo picture of him..he's so cute.

Beach Babes..and of course we have to have the music...they so ROCK!!


5 really cute girls + 5 Boogie Boards + Ocean = 5 HOT SEXY Boogie Boarding crazies...

Best of cousins...David & Trennon...they really have a ton of fun together.

So many memories...senior year...memories to last a lifetime...it will be interesting to see where they all are 10 years from now...only time will tell...but I have a feeling that their bonds will always be there. Great trip...tons of fun.










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