Tuesday, May 31, 2011

She's a star




Today my Harper's Bazaar arrived in the mail and I was pleasantly surprised to see Britney Spears on the cover. She is looking gorgeous in this Dolce & Gabbana star gown. Don't cha think?


Her summer tour kicks off in Sacramento, CA which I am right next to so I debating if me and my sistas should go. The tickets are a bit high so I can't decide.
Are you a Britney fan? What's the most you'd spend or have spent on a concert?


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How adorable is this ABC's wall?  I love how original and fun it is for any family or kids rooms. 


Recently I purchased the pottery barn kids book kids' rooms and it is filled with creative ideas for decorating your kids rooms, similiar to the abc wall.  If you are on the hunt for a book about kids spaces then I highly recommend this book. 


We had a great Memorial Day Weekend.  You?  We had family in town which kept us busy and distracted.  The boys loved playing with their cousins and I got to fit in some girl time with my sis in law at a local wine bar.  It was yummy wine, delicious cheese and great company.  Thanks Rita!  

Also, this weekend my hubs and his bro launched our boat and parked her in her new home, the dock at Browns Ravine at Folsom Lake.  It only took 5 1/2 years of waiting for this spot but we are beyond excited to be able to use our boat this summer since it will be so much easier. 


Since the weather has been a bit chilly we all didn't go out on the boat with the kids but will soon. 

How was your weekend?  Do you waterski or is that not your thing?


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

A quick trip

Here's the view from our hotel room at the Marriot in Salt Lake City, Utah.


We are here for my hubbies work, he's participating in a trade show and I tagged along. I got to help work the booth yesterday which I actually enjoyed. Following the show we had a quick break to change then headed to the Market Street Grill in downtown Salt Lake. It was good and the strawberry shortcake was so yummy!
We leave tomorrow and although I've enjoyed our trip, I cannot wait to get home to our boys. A big thanks to grandma for watching them and making sure they are having a blast.

Only bummer of the trip, I was hoping to visit Alice Lane Home but discovered that it is in Orem Utah. Maybe next time.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Outdoors in




The other day while browsing online through Calico Corners I came across this gorgeous Ikat print fabric and decided it is the perfect fabric for my chairs.  I have been wanting to make slipcovers for awhile but didn't know what fabric to do it with and now I know.  I love the idea of being able to wash them because as most know things get dirty especially with kids.  I have been loving this table for a while but didn't feel that it would ever work in my current home.  But since we are moving soon, I think in a smaller kitchenette this table is the perfect compliment and affordable.  A few pops of yellow pillows are a fun addition as well as good back support.  As for the table scape, I find this flatware caddie rustic yet functional and perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining.  I love me some tea in the summer and this white drink dispenser is a much needed addition to easy entertaining.  As for a center piece, this galvanized metal 3-tier stand is chic yet practical and makes it easy for all to grab a snack and go.  I am a sucker for seasonal dinnerware and the Calypso Target collection is no exception.  These tumblers are beautiful with their trio of colors and the plates are whimsy and durable which is a must for young families.   

How are you bringing the outdoors in this summer?


What some of the yumminess above?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

challenges



I have been wanting to share some news with you all but hadn't been able to until now.  If you've followed my blog for awhile then you know that my husband Eric was diagnosed with cancer back in February of 2010.  Following surgery and six months of chemotherapy, we were told in November of 2010 that Eric was cancer free with a 50-90% chance of his cancer not returning (depending on which oncologist you spoke to).  Fast forward to March of 2011, Eric hadn't been feeling well and was having unusual pain.  Due to this, his oncologists decided to push his PET/CT scan and other tests forward to find out what was causing his pain.  The results were shocking.  In a few short months they found that Eric's cancer had in fact metastasized and was in his small intestine, stomach, colon and peritoneum.

Within days of this news and visits to his oncologists at Stanford and UCSF, Eric's doctors recommended chemotherapy for three months followed by another round of scans to see if his chemotherapy is working.  If the chemotherapy proves to be working then he will continue on his current course of treatment with Flofiri (leucovorin/fluorouracil/irinotecan) and Avastin (Bevacizumab).
If it is not working then they are going to treat his cancer like you would pancreatic cancer since it has shown to be effective for patients where the colorectal treatment proves ineffective.  Eric has Duodenal Cancer of the Small Intestine which is very rare therefore there is not an exact treatment for it.

To date, Eric has completed five rounds of his chemotherapy with his sixth round starting tomorrow.  Again, following this round we'll know more which we hope and pray will be that his tumors are shrinking and the chemotherapy is doing it's job.
As for how my hubbie is doing.... this round of chemotherapy has proven much harder with crappy side effects, basically the scariest thing imaginable (to quote my hubbie).
So, I ask that you please pray for my husband Eric.  Please pray that his tumors are shrinking.  Please pray for his continued strength and will.

If you want to know more or follow his cancer journey then stop by his Caring Bridge site here.

My reason's for explaining this is that our life is really hard right now and as much as I want to enjoy your blogs and blogging, I am finding it more challenging to do so day to day.  I will post as much as I can but it will be sporadic for now.

Please feel free to share our story because our family needs all the prayers and positive thinking coming my hubbie's way.

Hugs my friends.  See you soon.


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Sunday, May 8, 2011


Jake and Ryan are the cutest, most loving lil men ever and I am a better person because of them!  Everyday I am reminded how lucky I am to be their mom.

Happy Mother's Day to my mom who is my inspiration.  I love you mom. 
AND
Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome momma's in the world!  

Our lil family as been on holiday but we are back with lots of stories to share. 
See you back here tomorrow my lovelies! 


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