Thursday, December 17, 2009

Totally Lennon

This is Lennon's signature look- just after she was given a candy cane! Hilarious! How cute is she??

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holland James ultrasound pics

Sorry about the lack of blogging... I'm kind of over it. Here's a couple pics of our new baby in the ultra sound. So far her name is Holland James. I love it! If you don't like it, feel free to have your own baby and choose your own name, ass. And DON'T tell me that everyone's going to call her Holly. If you call her holly you will answer to the wrath of me!

Mike likes Scout also, but not sure if I can commit to that name.

Monday, October 05, 2009


On October 2nd we all met at my Grandmas grave for the one year anniversary(do you really call it this?) of her death. It sounds strange to call it anniversary. My mom got the prettiest flowers-forgot the name of them- and mini pumpkins for each great-grandchild to put on her marker. We miss Grandma Hatch

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

supporting Utah's crappy zoo!

Hogle zoo makes me sad. Actually the only reason we went is because we have a season pass to Tracy Aviary and the first Thursday of the month you get into the zoo free (technically that's not supporting it?), but it is fun to take Lennon to see the animals. I am dying to go see Zuri, the new baby elephant. I am even willing to pay to see her. Lucky for me it is freezing weather now, so I hope we will get a chance to go see her. Anyway, here's a few shots from a trip to the zoo last month.

Yay! At least we got to see the baby giraffe! She is cute too! She is over 6 feet tall already.

Papa and Lennon (bonus a zebras butt-proof we were really at the zoo!)

Lennon looking cute & a little ragged. Her hair can get out of control fast. But her face is still so sweet.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Just what the world needs is another SMITH- so we are adding one more! We are having a baby in early May. I am about 8 weeks. We are excited/very sick! This time around has been rough so far. Wish us luck with everything because we are dunzos after this. Hopefully it's a boy so we will have one of each. (although I would not mind a girl at all, and we have all the stuff)

I am considering a natural birth. We also threw the idea around to not find out the sex. Mike laughed and said YOU will never be able to handle that! It's a nice thought though. I really don't know how people can wait to find out. Maybe, just maybe, we will be one of those people.

In other news Lennon said a 4 word sentence! I asked her where her treat cup was and she says "treat cup in there." I was shocked! We went in her room and I still didn't see the cup, until she pointed to it and said "there." The girl's a genius! haha! She can draw a perfect circle too. She is obsessed with drawing circles?? And the girl is OBSESSED with Yo Gabba Gabba. Like a crazy obsession. That's what we're being for Halloween-our favorite holiday.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I don't get it

Please tell me why you would buy your fresh produce at a grocery store right now. There are Farmers markets going on all over. I don't get how you could go to Smith's or Costco and purchase tomatoes, peaches, blackberries, peppers, corn, carrots, potatoes, garlic, etc. Have you ever tried a garden fresh grown tomato or peach or anything mentioned above? They do not even compare to store bought AT ALL! Store bought ones taste like they were picked not ripe (wait- because they weren't), shipped in from Mexico and covered in tons of pesticides-not to mention who knows what else.

Come on, support our local farmers that make a living this way. Not only are you helping out your neighbor, but you will eat something that tastes like what it really is! You can ask them when it was picked and it's usually this morning. How awesome is that?

Oh and while we're on the subject-Lennon had her first happy meal the other day (hopefully her last, hah). I thought hmm I'll get her something healthy, the apple dippers. What the hell are those things? They did not even taste like an apple at all! They were some kind of genetically engineered extremely, crunchy thing. Lennon would not go near them (thank God). I wonder just how many days they have been peeled before you eat them, because they were in no way turning the usual brown color that a natural apple does. shudder. Sick!

Everyone-including me for sure, needs to be more conscious of what you are ingesting into your body. Think, why do so many Americans develop cancer? Could it be our horrible diets? I think that's definitely the reason. When you can't pronounce the ingredients in your food, there are 95 ingredients in it & they all appear to be at least 18 letters long, which you vaguely remember doing some kind of science experiment with that in 12th grade chemistry, that can't be a good idea to eat that. Food isn't supposed to stay fresh for 2-5 years. I don't know, I guess I'm just weird?! Eating a chemical substance that is made using chlorine & sugar, and discovered while performing yet again an experiment (a tasty, tasty one at that ;)), that scares me. I really don't care if it has more calories to eat real sugar. Bring on the organic, all natural sugar, baby. Because think about it food/drinks have calories! And if you're eating/drinking something that doesn't have calories, what the fuck are you eating/drinking? You can't cheat the system. You're drinking/eating straight nasty chemical funk.

K- stepping off my soap box now. And thinking about Doritos, but going to refrain. They are delicious. hah

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thursday, August 06, 2009


You know when you get that headache in your eye ball, and your eye feels like it's going to explode. That's what I've had since the second Lennon's calls made me open my eyes. I only drank 1.5 glasses of wine last night. What the hell?! Why me??

I want to lay in a dark room and take a nap. A girl can wish, right?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

2 is more than 1

Smart by Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!

And then i took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes-i guess he don't know
that three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And i took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
and the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then i went and showed my dad,
and he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head-
Too proud of me to speak!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

picture overload

Dave & Claudia's 40th Anniversary Party

the ride she hated!

Taking her baby for a walk

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

"It's Science"

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Call it a case of high tech meeting low tech, really the lowest of tech.

Satellites are locating penguin waste, which is easier to find than the penguins themselves

Satellites are locating penguin waste, which is easier to find than the penguins themselves

British scientists are using pictures from high-powered satellites to pinpoint emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica.

The penguins are difficult to pick up on sea ice, because of their natural camouflage that helps them blend into the shadows -- so the British Antarctic Survey had to come up with another method.

Fortunately, penguin waste shows up nicely from space, staining the ice a light brown.

"We can't see actual penguins on the satellite maps because the resolution isn't good enough," said mapping expert Peter Fretwell. "But during the breeding season the birds stay at a colony for eight months. The ice gets pretty dirty and it's the guano stains that we can see."

The method helped scientists identify 38 penguin colonies -- of those, 10 were new. Of previously known colonies, six had re-located and six were not found.

"This is a very exciting development. Now we know exactly where the penguins are, the next step will be to count each colony so we can get a much better picture of population size," said penguin ecologist Phil Trathan.

"Using satellite images combined with counts of penguin numbers puts us in a much better position to monitor future population changes over time."

Estimates put the total number of penguins at between 200,000 and 400,000 breeding pairs.

This is so cool I had to share it!

Monday, May 25, 2009

say "cheese"

Lennon can say cheese for the camera! She has a big vocabulary. Her favorite words are EINSTEIN (she is obsessed with the Baby Einstein videos), cheese, Yes, Maddie, Sissy, Down, Up, Outside, bottle, bus, train, airplane, truck, baby, binky, blankey, juice, blueberry, blackberry, vacuum.

The other day she dropped her ball and it rolled down the stairs and she said "ball down." Not bad for one and a half! I think she makes up for her delayed walking by talking non stop. It is so cute, we love it.

I love this picture! She looks so grown up.

that hair! Mama would kill to have that hair.

This is totally Lennon:


Friday, May 22, 2009

ice cream

We have been walking to Arctic Circle almost everyday for the free kiddie cone! Lennon loves it, as you can tell!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lennon on Mother's Day

Mother's Day is my new favorite holiday: I slept in until 10:30, had breakfast in bed and I get to be the Mama to this sweet little girl! I love you Lennon!

Thanks Papa, I love you too

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's APRIL 15th....

and look at how we had to dress to go on a ten minute walk! Oh well, we got these cute pics of Len in her snow gear for hopefully the last time.

Papa got her dressed

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Bunny

Look what the bunny brought her!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009


We finally hung the TV up. Look at what a big difference it makes!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's for dinner?

I'm going to start posting recipes. I don't care if you don't want to see what I eat (Chelsea), the fact is that a good portion of my life is spent cooking so I am sharing recipes & pics of our dinner. You should all do the same so we can get new things to make too.

QUICHE! (we like to call it quee chay)

I thought I hated this, but actually love it! Plus it's a great way to sneak vegetables into your dinner. I always put brocolli, peppers and mushrooms in it.

6 eggs
Ready made Pilsbury pie crust (or you can make your own if you have time)
sour cream
cheese - we like pepper jack
red, yellow & orange peppers

Saute broc, peps, and shrooms in butter until soft
Whisk eggs with a little sour cream (you can omit the sour cream if you want), stir in cheese (how ever much you want)
Place crust in bottom of sprayed pie dish
Pour vegetables on to crust
cover with egg and cheese mixture
sprinkle entire quiche with paprika. This makes the quiche sooo yummy and makes a red crust on the top

Bake @ 375 for about 40-50 minutes.

Add a side veggi and voila, easy and so yummy. Plus it makes a great breakfast the next day. I also garnish with avocado and fresh tomatoes.


Friday, February 06, 2009

Friday Flashback

This is Mike and I about 1998. I was 16 he was 17. I liked to go tanning every other day and I nicknamed myself Starr Martinez. (No offense to anyone, I was just extremely tan) And a shade of orange!

The best part is Mike's shirt. He was vegan and liked to tell everyone about it. Ah to be 17 again!

It's OK not to drink milk!


Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I wish I had her curls! I'm so glad she didn't get my stick straight thin hair.

She took her first steps on Sunday 2/1/09. She still prefers to crawl or walk with you holding her hands.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday flashback

BEST PICTURE EVER! (then our computer had to crash so we only have a small version of it, better than nothing I guess)

Sunday, January 25, 2009