Sunday, December 13, 2009


Trying to start a new weekly quote from our house. Stealing this from a friend, but there seems to be so many lately hoping this can help me remember them!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Roman Spencer!

My little handsome boy is 3 years old today. Time sure flies. A few things about the birthday boy.

*He loves his family and is a little lover boy!

*He reminds me to say prayers with him at night. A sample.. "Hevanwee Fada.. thakful for dis day."

*He loves Thomas the Train and Lighting McQueen.

*Loves to splash in the bath.

*Loves to get the silly's out.

*Loves to paint.

*Likes to ride his scooter.

*Loves to sing.. "Life is a Highway"

*Loves to eat strawberries and pancakes.

*Loves to read books.

*Likes to look for "Deer" with Grandma.

*Loves to eat popcorn everynite with grandpa!

*Loves his Sophie.

*Loves his new cowboy boots.

*Loves his Thomas bed.

*Loves his dog Dax.

*Loves to go to Grandma's house.

Recent Roman quotes:

"Mama, guess what?.. Tomorrow my birfday party, with Thomas cake and Sophie and hats."

"It's vewwwy vewy dangerous!"

"Hold Mama's hand or the cars will run you OVA."

"Red means stop, Green means GOOOO"

"Now which way?"

"Mama, I hold you."

"Grandma, give me hugs."

"No, I not go pee in the potty, I wear a diaper!" (YIKES)


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dear Forever 21.

Dear Forever 21,

I sure hope you donate lots and lots to charity and to feed the hungry... and stuff.
Heaven knows I spent enough money there today on accessories that I need to something to ease my pain.

Lots of Love,
Shopaholic takes the Gateway.

Monday, November 9, 2009

That's right folks...

Me and my friends/family are ALMOST FAMOUS. CLICK HERE to see us on The Pioneer Woman's webpage.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Warmth in the Winter

I just bought this on Etsy. It makes my heart flutter. I love it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The finish to a downright amazing day...

Saturday, October 3, 2009


My Top Ten Favorite New TV Shows Fall 2009

10. Community: Does anyone else watch "The Soup" on E!? I love Joel McHale.. he can give a good zinger right at the perfecto moment.. this is quite a funny little show.

9. Vampire Diaries: Ok, I must admit that I was pretty cynical about this show... like they were being parasites (nice pun) off of Twilight.. but I had to watch.. and I like it.. sort of.. I like the story and the super sexy Vamps.. but it has a little to much teen sexuality in it.. the whole "everyone is doing it.. its just normal.. attitude". It also SCARES the SHIT out of me! But alas.. I am a wimp.

8. The Beautiful Life: I liked it.. but America did not. So it got canceled 2 shows in, OUCH!

7. The Good Wife: I love Julianna Margulies, she does a great job playing the scorned political wife who must go back to work as a Junior Associate at a law firm.. great characters, great story lines. I loved it in the first 5 minutes.

6. Melrose Place: I was really reluctant to watch this.. I am not a huge fan of remakes. I feel like the new 90210 is no where near the original. I was afraid CW was just going to bomb this show. This is not the case. Kate Cassidy (the daughter of 70's pop tart Davis Cassidy), plays Ella, the witch PR girl and this girl makes the show for me. She is fierce and does not miss a beat. I am not so sure about Ashley Simpson-Wentz, her character has been pretty boring in the first 2 episodes but I am hoping we get to see a little more out of her.

5. Drop Dead Diva: Darling show, I really just initially recorded because I had to see the story of a skinny girl shoved into a plus sized body but a few episodes in I stopped being cynical and started to be a fan!

4. Eastwick: I really love the actress Lindsay Price.. so I gave this show a try and really liked it. The colors and set decor are whimsical and just make me feel all warm and happy and fun on the inside. :) I think that Rebecca Romijn sort of looks like a trani in this though.. not going to lie..

3. Cougartown: Oh my good hell Courtney Cox is hilarious in this show.. She plays a 40 yr old back on the scene raising a high school aged kid.. She has perfect timing and causes me to laugh very hard.. all by myself.. in my room.. hugging my tivo remote... pure on FUNNY goodness. Do not watch with your little ones though.. for this is a Mama show.. Give it a TRY!

2. MERCY: Have mercy on me this show is GOOD! I am not a big hospital show kind of gal. This is good. Plain Good. Real GOOD. Love Michelle Trachtenberg's character as newbie nurse Chloe and her heart of Gold. The lead actress is great as well. This show brings both laughter and drama in one little gold nugget of an hour. A++

1. PROJECT RUNWAY! Yes I know this is not "NEW", but my favorite show changed channels to Lifetime... so it sort of counts, right? I was a little worried about the whole Bravo to Lifetime change but thank the goodness of the producers heart.. its my same great show..

Auf Wiedersehen!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Foodie Fun.

Southwestern Steak Linguine
(Please do not judge my photography skills from the above picture. Indoor lighting is yucky!)

Threw this meal together tonight and it was amazing. A must share.

3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Ancho Chili Powder
1 Clove Garlic, chopped
1 Can Diced Tomatoes, drained
2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
1 Can Black Beans, drained
1 Cup Salsa
3 6oz Sirloin Steaks, grilled, sliced very thin
1 cup fresh corn (freezer corn will work as well)
3/4 lb of linguine, cooked and drained

In large skillet, heat oil and add chili powder and garlic, saute for 1 minute.
Add canned tomatoes and sea salt and saute on high for 3 minutes until tomatoes start to liquefy and bubble. Turn heat to medium-high and add beans, salsa and steak. Saute together for 2 minutes. Add corn and saute additional 1 minute. Remove from heat and toss in linguine.
This recipe served 6 adults.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

At laaast...

Finally got a moment to breathe and updated my RomaBee Photography blog. I will be updating with all this summers sessions in the next few days! Do Enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

10 things we have done this summer.

1. We have a family tradition of cleaning, visiting and decorating the graves of our loved ones on Memorial day. We enjoyed having time with our family to do this. Memorial Day also happened to be Brittan's birthday so we release.

Below is the vinyl lettering I had made to put Roman's name on Brit's grave. Some day we will engrave his name on it. But it's quite expensive and I am hoping we are not done having kids.

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Lot's of people love Baby Brit and bring something special for him each year. Thanks to all those that do that! :)

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We let balloons go in his honor and its such a sweet moment to watch a balloon fly to heaven.

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Roman does not agree. He was very upset when his balloon went.

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I mean reallllllllly upset..

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He chased them crying. It was very sad.

I was already bawling and it just made me cry a little more!

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Then we sent Brit his birthday balloon..

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Four Generations.

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2. We went and ate dinner at Tucano's for my little sisters birthday. It's my favorite Brazillian BBQ spot. Delish. Quite the crowd, as usual.

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3. We went to Lagoon for Lagoon Stake Day. It rained but the lines were zilch so it was fun when the rain stopped. Roman loved Lagoon and still says "my ride, my ride, I play Mama, please." whenever we pass Lagoon. A few hightlights below..

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4. We went to Lagoon again the next day with friends. Roman and his girlfriend Ardy B. Shaffer. It's hard to see in this picture but Roman has his arm around her. They were so darling all day. She wouldn't ride a ride unless she could ride with her Rony.

5. My grandpa put together a little baby bunny petting zoo at his house for Roman. He loved them dearly and they feared him for their lives.

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Hanging with Cousin Karson.

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6. A few trips back to Downey with Grandma.

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7. A carnival in Eagle Mountain with Cousin Milly and her kids..

A terrible two melt down about waiting in line..

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Whitney taking Roman down the slide.

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Fun with cousins and Sophie.

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8. A family reunion with camping in Mackay Idaho. It was my great grandparents decents so people from all over the world were here. Fun pics from the kiddie day at the park below.

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Grandpa Palmer and his wife Madalene

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My handsome brothers

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Roman playing volleyball with Jessica, Tim's girlfriend.

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Isn't she cute.

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Roman was so pooped after all the festivites he took a hard nap. Tounge out and all.

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Doesn't this look like an engagement pic. I mean if they were dressed nice and not in camping gear and stuff.

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9. I hosted 2 baby showers for Spencer and Amanda while they were up from Texas.

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I can't forget Pepper. My doggy neice. She is the cutest dang dog ever. She has the best little personality and she was fun to be around!

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10. I have been VERY busy with RomaBee. I am booking in August now for family pics. Been a wild and crazy summer for my business and its growing leaps and bound. I shutdown my RomaBee blogspot page and I am in the process of building a real site. So look for in the next few weeks.

Here is some shots I have loved this summer.

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