Saturday, December 26, 2009

It's a Girl!

Lace, pink shoes and sparkles, here we come!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I can't get enough of these!
Orange juice, orange soda, and taking the time to peel the real thing, I am loving Oranges!
Other than the cheeseburgers that I crave, this craving I can have as much as I want!
When I was little, my parents would put an orange in the bottom of our stockings every year. This year I'm, telling Kris to just stuff my stocking with them.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


We practiced and got pumped up for the meet and greet. But when we walked past the elves and closer to the Jolly Old Man, everything went out the window. Lucky for santa, there was no screaming or tears, but Truan refused to sit on his lap as well as look at the camera. He kept an eye on the sneaky old man the whole time. I told Truan not to be surprised if he found coal in his stocking this year.

We waited for over 30 mins for the big event.

"There's no way this fat man is getting down our chimney....what's your secret old man?"

It was a long day.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Meet "Pots"

This is Pots

Initially we named him Blue Spot, because he is covered in blue spots. Truan has slept with him every night since he was about 10 months. Since he has begun talking, Truan now asks for him by name. But he moved the "S" from the begining of his name to the end: Hence Pots.
Each night when Truan goes "Night, Night" he asks for Pots.
He has become an honorary part of the family as well as Truan's good friend. Though we try to keep Pots in the crib, Truan usually breaks him out by sticking his arm through the crib rails and pulling him out. We've found Pots in the most odd circumstances. Once he got left in the dishwasher when Truan was "helping" do dishes. Another time, Pots was put in the high chair for dinner. Truan also assists with his grooming by putting him in the bathtub. And we never leave the house without giving Pots a kiss on the mouth and a wave goodbye. Needless to say, Pots has a weekly date with the washer and dryer.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Today I wished I was here:

Instead of here:

Most of the year we stay really busy, and I enjoy where I am. But winter rolls around and I'm suddenly slapped in the face with the reminder that I'm in Idaho!! Growing up in the Bay Area in California, I am reminded of the drive to school, huddled in the back of my cousins volvo complaining that if it was 5 degrees colder then we might see snow! I saw snow once in California, and it never touched the ground. How spoiled I was! Though I do enjoy the clean and fresh look of a new blanket of snow, I despise the frigid air that is accompanied by it.
Today, I spent a good chunk of my day, browsing through travel packages to the Bahamas. If I had the money, I would have booked an itinerary today.
Anyone else in mourning of those Sunny days chalked with sunscreen and fruity drinks?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Too Many Crazies

Sorry everyone. There's just too many creepy people out there, so we're making the Donner Blog private! I will keep it open for a couple weeks, so everyone gets a chance to see this. So please send me or Kris your e-mail so we can get you an invite!
Thanks Everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yes, I'm Pregnant

Bust out the belly band and body pillow!
We are pregnant with baby number 2!
I thought we had already told everyone, but I guess the blog hits a few that we rarely get to talk to. So we're officially announcing it to the blogging world.
We weren't officially trying yet, but are so excited for this new little one!
Don't forget to cast your vote to weigh in if it's a boy or girl...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Quick Laugh

The kid does the funniest stuff.
Today I was doing some laundry, (You know, that big pile that never goes away? You know the one)when Truan decided to rummage through my clean pile that I was folding. He finally popped out of the pile with his Halloween costume! He was pretty excited to see it again and tried to put it on, wrapping it unsuccessfully around his neck. So I helped him a little, just sliding his arms through. He has been so happy about this new "outfit" of his, that he's been wearing all day. It was so cute, I had to post a pic or two.

Monday, November 2, 2009

If She Doesn't Scare You, No Evil Thing Will. . .

Happy Halloweeen!
After Kris, Ryan and The Popes came back from the BSU game, we headed across the street to Trunk or Treating! Truan meandered from trunk to trunk gathering good sweets that he wont be allowed to eat. But he had fun nonetheless, starting at everyone elses cotumes. Later we went home and enjoyed some snacks and friends! We even got three whole trick or treaters! I was so excited about it!

Here's Truan sitting in a bucket.... I just loved his smiles in these.

Here's our Dalmation. He seems like such a big kid these days!

The Donner Family, courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures. There's Cruella, her Dalmation puppy and Roger.

Aunt Kylie and a Dalmation!

The Pumpkin Cake

The Food

Are his cheeks totally fat or what?

Aunt Kylie was a Rock Star

Truan Rocked out for a little while

You would steal Dalmations too, if they were this cute!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Latest Truan

My sister, Christina is always asking, "What is truan doing?" When she calls me.
No matter what it is:
Eating a P&J sandwich
pooping in his pants
reaching for something that's not his
watching Sid the Science Kid
Shooting the dogs with his water gun.....
She always gets a kick out of it
I promise the kid is not THAT hilarious.
Here is a video clip of Truan....just being Truan.
You can tell, by the heavy breathing that it's a rough life.
p.s. watch for the "angry eyes" at the end.

Happy 50th

This weekend Kris's Dad, Kevin turned 50!
We had a lot of fun playing golf. Although I don't think Kylie an I were cut out for all 18 holes. We're 9 hole type women.
We had a lot of fun hanging out!
Happy Birthday Kevin!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

BSU - Orange and Blue!

Who doesn't enjoy a good BSU game?
Congrats for the win!
Here's how we showed our spirit!

Uncle Jeremiah and Aunt Kylie came to play!

"Why didn't you tell me the game was on?"

Mommy and Baby, all smiles during a heck of a game!


"Dad, stop distracting me, I'm watching the game."

Yes, you are seeing them. Gravity defying cheeks!

Good LoVE! We'll miss you daddy while you're out of town this week.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's California on the phone, They want their Mina Back!!

I'm not going to pretend to play catch up. Instead, I will post a few of my favorite pictures that my sisters and I took when we went to Santa Cruz. SO much fun! I miss my sisters so much. Just being able to stay up and talk has been a priceless possession that I've truly missed.

Me and My sister, Francesca

Jeff, nice.

Francesca, Daddio and ME

Me and Franny. We took probably 50 pictures and got really tired of jumping, but it was worth it! We're awesome!

Is this kid awesome or what.