Friday, August 31, 2007


WHAT????!!! That was my first reaction when I heard this latest news. As if funny rubber shoes weren’t enough of a contribution to style history, Croc’s is getting ready to launch a line of clothing, including shirts for adults, and tops, skirts and shorts for kids. Made from material called Croslite - a soft spongy foam resin.

Daily Mail reports: "The clothing material has been called Croslite rt, the 'rt' in the name standing for 'relaxed technology'."

It is said to be resistant to harsh chemicals and heat which means it can stand up to exposure to sun, UV rays and sweat.

The clothes will come in colours complementing those used in Crocs footwear - which ranges from lurid green to bright yellow.

The range will be unveiled at a fashion show in Las Vegas later this week, hitting shops in October. But there are no immediate plans for the range to cross to British shores.

Last Day

Today is my day off and having a day off means running errands, cleaning, doing stuff. It's like Day Off + Errands = BUSY!!! I went to party city for Jacob's Birthday next week. Today is JT's last day at his pre-school so I went to Dominos to bring pizza for JT's class and teachers. I gave Jacob 2 slices for his Lunch and his classmates were soo cute watching him eat his pizza. I've asked Paul to pick up the kids from school because I hate saying goodbyes and I might just lose it. JT's teacher this summer is Ms. Krista since Ms. Raji went to maternity leave in May. Ms. Krista is sooo nice, and sooo sweet. She and her husband moved from Provo, UT of course we talked a lot of BYU football and Paul of course is always excited about his Cougars.

Today is also Paul's co workers last day at work. So Paul and his friend Jake will be waiting for new officemates in a couple of weeks..months...or maybe a year. I was thinking these might be their new officemates. They might not work at all!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fun Day

I went to the beach today after I got off work. It's been so hot this past few days so I thought, of having a nice afternoon at the beach before I pick up the boys from school. It was sooo nice I also had a nice nap down at the beach. And I finally finished realing my W magazine.It was sooo HUGE. Of course lots of advertisements. I can't wait for FALL. I love Fall Season, the weather, the colors changing, the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon and most of all the FABRICS Ay-yay-yay!! I really can't wait. W mag showed a lot of nice shoes which I won't be able to afford, unless I really hit the CLEARANCE RACK. HA.
I then went to TJ's to pick up something simple for dinner tonight. It was simple, light and YUMMY!!!!

Then after dinner I went to the boys school and we had a meeting for this school year. I cant believe the boys are growing up so fast. Then I went to pick up my friend Hedda and we had a nice talk and get together at the Piknic restaurant in Playa Vista. I totally forgot my camera to capture the beautiful place. But check out their website. It is sooo cool, very cozy and warm and family friendly as well.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lovely Mary Janes

Everyone's favorite Stepford Wife - Katie Holmes. Wearing full length pleated skirt coat and the richly colored double-strap Mary Janes nearly redeem her. Love it..Love it..

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We love Trader Joe's

Who doesn't? The boys love Bon Bons. So we got that as our treat for FHE Night. You've got to try the Bon Bons and a yummy quick dinner, a Mojito Salmon. And yes it's sooo good. If you are lucky enough to have this store near you, they have amazingly good and healthy food and it's inexpensive!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Project Runway

Project Runway Season Premiere-November 14th. Watch the new season of Project Runway beginning Wednesday, only on Bravo (check your local listings). I just can't wait to see this. Wow right before the holidays. They better kick some a** this season.


JT and I went to a Birthday Party yesterday. Christine's son, Aidan turned 1. Christine is a Nurse and a friend at my old job. I'm so glad I got to see my old colleagues and friends Erika and Darcie and her husband Erec and son Liam. Jacob stayed home with Paul. JT and I had a great time. There were tons of yummy food from Kings Hawaiian and I think Chinese Restaurant.

This is the most Ginormous Cake I've ever seen for a 1st Birthday


I just had to take a picture of this lovely "flipflops" lights. I have never seen anything like this before. It is sooo Cute.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

What a Weekend

It was a very crazy weekend at our house. Yesterday, my friend Suzi and I drove to San Diego to attend a wedding at the San Diego Temple. It was sooo wonderful of course and the Bride and Groom looked so amazingly in love and He just adores her so much. The wedding was at 10am.

From San Diego we drove up to Aliso Viejo to visit Jenn and her new baby Claire. It was sooo nice to see her and the baby. Look at Claire, she's smiling
Suzi---Jenn---Baby Claire (smiling) ---Joans

Meanwhile, Paul and the boys went to the airport to pick up our good friends Jake, Melissa and their kids. And then Paul and the boys went to AYSO Soccer clinic.

Then we drove back to South Bay for the reception. It was really nice, and beautiful. The decoration and flowers. We had a great time.

David and Bonnie

Here's Emily the Florist. She's sooo nice and a wonderful person. And also the amazing sister of the Bride Michelle.

The Dance floor and the Cake gazebo


the Buffet Table

I made this amazing Centerpiece, of course with the help of Emily. Thanks Emily

After the wedding, I went to Los Alamitos to meet my friends. Toots was in town visiting from San Francisco. It was sooo much fun! Last time we were all together was last yr for Hedda's Baby Shower here at our house.

WHEW!! What a day huh. I surely miss my kids .

Friday, August 24, 2007

Funny Quotes

We are a fan of The Office here. When I got home from work today, Paul was watching last season's The office from our DVR. It is soooo hilarious. Dwight is soooo funny. Especially The Office's Quotes. It's one of those things after you read 'em you'll be like....Whaaa haaa haaa, I dont know maybe it's just me. And here's Dwight Shrute's Quotes

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dinner Date

Paul and I went out to a nice dinner at Kincaids. Yeah it's one of those night that we want to splurge a little bit. NOT!!! At Kincaids they have this special 3 course dinner for only $20.00!! FANTASTIC!! It's only Monday- Friday at 4-6 pm. So next time you want a nice dinner just be at Kincaids before 6pm

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Shopping Spree

Suzi and I went shopping tonight for our friend Jenn's baby girl. This is her 3rd baby girl. We can't wait to see her and Todd, the baby Claire and her sisters Madison and Anna.Last time I saw Jenn was in 2005 when she was pregnant with her 2nd baby, Anna. Suzi and I went to her baby shower. That was so long ago. Anyways, I'm so excited. Jenn and Todd were in Riviera Ward...WOW 8 yrs ago!!! Until they moved to Michigan and now residing in Orange County with 3 beautiful girls. This weekend Suzi and I will stop by and say hello to them.

Here is our picture in 2003. Gees, I hope they wont get mad at me for posting this very old pic. As always they look great.


Goodbye Mexx

Mexx ,is a clothing chain and design firm that operates stores around the world. The company sells clothing and accessories for men, women, and children (Mexx Kids). They are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Liz Claiborne fashion company is closing it's US stores on September 3rd.
First Gap closes Forth and Towne and now Liz Claiborne is nixing Mexx's U.S. stores. But have no fear, the Europeans have shown no indication they're closing, so we can still order online from Germany, the Netherlands and France. Check WWD

Real Simple

I got this Special Edition of Real Simple Family. It has a lot of great stuffs. I am a sucker for magazines and nice articles. One of my favorites are on page 16, it was a Q&A type for kids. The question was "What's the best tip you have FOR YOUR PARENTS?" It had nice answers. 15 great answers. Here are my favorite ones:

1.Don't put food in my mouth when I am still chewing.
2.Let me speak, Sometimes when I say something my Mom doesn't let me finish my sentence.
3.Listen when I am talking.
4.Don't embarrass me by going up to my school and don't act weird in front of my friends.
5.Teach me how to be good.--> Love this!!!
6.Show your children you care in 5 easy steps:-->Amazing
Step1:Always listen to what children have to say or at least pretend you are listening
Step2:When they get a test back and they say "I did not do so hot in my spelling" tell them they did Fantastic"
Step3: Give them hugs before they go to bed
Step 4: Don't say anything embarrassing to your child's friends, your co-workers or your child's friends mother
Step 5: Always give your kids enough attention and the love they deserve. But if you have 2 kids or more, try to split the attention and love.

And these kids were ages 3-10. So Smart. I loved it I already ripped the page from the magazine. Hurry and get a copy.

First Soccer Practice

Today marked the Coaching Debut of Coach Paul. He and JT had a great time today at the AYSO soccer practice. He has 7 boys and they're all good kids,ever!

Meanwhile Jacob had a lot of fun following the boys around.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Little Boost

Instead of a standard booster chair, Kaboost is actually a chair booster. Its patent-pending design attaches to the legs of most four-legged chairs to raise the height itself.

Like most standard boosters, you have a choice of 2 heights. Leave it attached to the chair all the time or fold it up and take it to a highchair. Easy blend colors and NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED!! It's very Sturdy it holds up to 300 lbs. Kids don't have to sit on their knees and they feel like big kids eating.
Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean up the mess under the chair.

Shop Vogue TV

Vogue magazine launched a broadband Internet channel called

The Condé Nast fashion glossy will run the channel as a companion to its 3-year-old Web site As on that site, users will be able to buy products featured on the site directly online.

The new site will also feature original programming, including “60 Seconds to Chic,” “Behind the Lens,” in which a celebrity launches a new fragrance, and “Trend Watch,” which was previously syndicated.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Family Night

We had a fun Family Night tonight. We went to visit JT's teacher who had a baby. She is sooo adorable and so cute. The boys loves Ms. Raji. She is one of JT's favorite teachers. We surely miss her. They also have a big dog a golden retriever named Julia and she is the calmest, cutest dog ever. The Boys really enjoyed playing with her.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Shop til she reaches $5Million

This should make Victoria Beckham smile. She has been given a $5 million credit limit at top Beverly Hills fashion store Neiman Marcus.

A source revealed to In Touch Weekly magazine: " Victoria has been doing all she can to boost the U.S economy"

"She went to Barney's in Los Angeles last week. She spent $3670 on a Goyad cosmetics case,$5745 on an Azzedine Alia mini dress and $4,995 on a purple Dolce and gabbana dress"

Victoria Beckham loves Azzedine Alaia couture. Seen here wearing Azzedine Alaia and Christian Louboutin shoes during an iterview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show.

Becks Brings down the house

It was an awesome game. LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls. Check the highlights.

Giants Stadium is nearly empty for most Red Bulls games—the team’s average of 11,573 for its first 10 home matches was next to last in the league.

Summer Craze

Yes, it was a BIG HIT!!! High School Musical2. For all of you who can't get enough of it. Check this link, HSM Lyrics. Good Luck Mom and Dad they will sing this until you rip your ears off.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Desperate Housewife no more

James Mischka-Teri Hatcher-Mark Badgley
Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher is the newest face for American fashion house Badgley Mischka. Check out Teri Hatcher in these sexy Badgley Mischka Ads.for Fall 2007

Affordable Style

While we're still PATIENTLY awaiting for the arrival of Simply Vera by Vera Wang at Kohls on Sept 9,2007. Regatta Pacific Alliance (behind the development of brands like Nicole Miller, Metro 7, and Daisy Fuentes) is said to be working on a collection with Karl Lagerfeld. According to WWD, the price points in the $50-$250 range.!!! SWEET. Sourcing group Li & Fung has acquired almost all the assets of Regatta USA and related companies for about $145 million. Regatta was founded by Haim Dabah and designs, sources and markets such apparel brands as Simply Vera by Vera Wang, Daisy Fuentes, Lagerfeld – Karl Lagerfeld, Metro 7, Nicole Miller, Todd Smith and other private label collections for retailers such as Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney and Charming Shoppes.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sowing the Seeds of Love

We had a Bridal Shower for Bonnie. I can't believe she's getting married. She was just in our YW a couple of years ago and now she's getting married. We are so excited for you guys. We had a fun Bridal Shower at Janice's place. Very beautiful,warm home. We stayed there til 10pm cleaning up, talking and enjoying their family's company. It was really fun. Good Luck David and Bonnie

Thursday, August 16, 2007


I got my new Instyle magazine. It is sooo HUGE!!, heavy and lots of nice Fall stuffs. I feel so sorry for the mail carriers who had to deliver these at home and offices. I love Gwen Stefani, her music and style. Can't wait to read my magazine....oppsss probably not tonight, it's late I still have to work tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


The Great Beckham scores his first goal for the LA galaxy tonight.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

$63,000,000,000 Dollar Lawsuit

NFL quarterback Michael Vick, facing federal charges related to his alleged participation in dogfighting, has been hit with a "$63,000,000,000 billion dollar" lawsuit filed by a South Carolina inmate who alleges the Atlanta Falcons star stole his pit bulls and sold them on eBay to buy "missiles from Iran," FOX News has learned. This is far from the biggest convicted criminal Vick has to worry about.

Louisiana to ban low rider pants

You can be fined by showing your underpants in Lousiana. Residents of Delcambre in the
southern US state face six months in jail or a fine of $500 if they are caught wearing trousers which show their undergarments.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Party in the O.C

Here are a few pictures from our trip to O.C to meet Mitt Romney tonight:

The event took place at beautiful
Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, CA.

This is Mitt with my husband and two sons.

Here is talk show host Hugh Hewitt graciously signing
our copy of his book - A Mormon in the Whitehouse.

And of course my two boys who had
more fun than just about anyone.