Tuesday, May 19, 2009

thirty THREE!

i'm 33 today.

i guess anthro found out about it and decided to celebrate it too! i am their favorite patron after all!

how nice!

i'm off for more celebrating
with my honey sans the kiddies until tomorrow!

hooray for birthdays!

Friday, May 15, 2009

My new favorite restaurant..
I give you,
Blue Lemon

go there... you're welcome.

So I'm seeing a trend on my blog and maybe you've picked up on it...
I have a huge passion for food.
May I just publicly express my appreciation to my wonderful ancestors for giving me a high metabolism.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Last Saturday were eating at
this wonderful establishment
and while he was eating his pepperoni pizza,
he sincerely said
"I wish I had a pepperoni tree!"

then on the way home he was singing
"I am a child of God"
and instead of
"parents kind and dear",
he sang
"parents kind of dear"
with shoulders shrugged.

love that kid.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Degraff Recent Happenings!

Jack had an Awsome season!
Great job Jack!

Fairy Party at the library!

So fun and festive! Gracie had a ball with her friends Paige and Brynn!

Easter Egg Hunt!

What a sweet tradition! This year it was such fun getting together with all of our friends!
Thanks summer!

Easter Morning!

Spring Break!

After church on Easter Sunday we went to California for spring break! It was so fun and we stayed in the same Capitola beach house that we were in last time we went in January! It was so wonderful! We got to see my friends Benae and Melissa again! Other than that we just laid around on the beach and shopped and ate yummy food! My kind of family vacation!

This is us walking down to the beach with our friends the Calaways (Clay's partner's family)!
The kiddies at the beach.. They all played so well together! Jack and Grace and Max keep talking about their new friend, Ben. They say "we have a friend Ben and he's 10, and he's our friend!" They also loved Ellie and Nathan! They have a darling little baby girl, Tessa too! When we were walking to the beach one day, Max was walking by her stroller and said "baby tessa is the cutest baby in the whole world! Even cuter than me!!" he said it so seriously... hahaha it was so funny!

I want to live next door to this bakery! It is DIVINE! We went there every chance we got!
It was right down from our little beach house!

Olitas is another favorite place to eat! The lobster quesadilla is so good it's making my mouth water right now! Fabulous!
Oh, and I even got to visit Britex Fabrics in downtown San Francisco! I was so giddy there. It was everything I've ever wanted in a craft/ fabric store all in one place! I could have spent all day there! I was dying!
Then to top it off, Clay signed me up for a spa day at a sweet spa in San Jose! How sweet! It was fun to be pampered!

It was a perfect spring break!

The Beehive Bazaar!

How cute is this mobile! Thanks Molly! I think it will find it's home in our toy room!

Stephanie's yummy cupcakes! Serious indulgence.. and it tastes as wonderful as it looks! (so, i know, i have a weird cupcake fetish!)
We also found a bunch of darling jewlery that I had to snatch up, some cute notebooks from vinaylicious for the boys, a cute skirt noelle made for gracie, and a few other random treasures that i just couldn't live without! :)


Ok, yesterday Max came up to me with a big smile and had a huge chunck of hair missing from his forehead! At first I was a little sad cause i loved his long locks but I couldn't help but laugh at the situation. After having a serious talk about playing with scissors, I buzzed him up! I think he looks as cute as ever! (at least it wasn't Gracie! I don't have to worry about her doing this though.. one time she got gum stuck in her hair and i had to cut out a tiny bit and she was hysterically screaming and crying.. "don't cut it, don't cut it!!!!")

The DeGraff's Pajama Party!

Thursday afternoon I took Gracie to the doctor to have a little rash looked at. Long story short we ended up at the hospital getting a bunch of tests thinking she had rheumatic fever! I was so worried and scared. It's amazing how at noon I'm having lunch with friends laughing and chatting and three hours later I'm in the hospital stressing out about my daughters future health situation. Thank goodness the test results were negative and she just has strep (and not one symptom!?) Anyway, the kids didn't go to school Friday so they missed their pajama party. They were so sad and confused because they didn't feel sick (but they're strep tests were positive!?) Frustration. Well, I told them we would have our own "special" pajama party tonight and we had a blast! We have a book of science experiments that they always want to do but I never am in the mood for. Sooo, we did a bunch of those, had chocolate fondue with lots of yummy treats, and read books until we were all too tired for more! However, we didn't watch any movies or tv since it's "tv turnoff week" at school (they haven't complained at all!? I guess they really want the book they get for the PRIZE!!!)

Such good times!
Life is sweet!

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