Sunday, July 26, 2009

Welcome Baby Bradyn!

Mia is excited to announce that on Thursday July, 23rd her friend Bradyn Van Emmit Wallace was born. Bradyn's healthy at 7 lbs. 14 oz. His Mom Dad and big sister Jalyn are doing great! Mia told me that she already talked to Jalyn and Taylor and they cannot wait to dress him up!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Remilinger Farms

We went to Remilinger Farms on Thursday to ride the rides and pick raspberries. Mia had a great time riding on the train, she was so curious. I am just so excited that she is growing up and loving all of the fun adventures that Makenna Alexa and I take her on :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spash Park

Today was so much fun! We went to Crossroads water park. It's great fun for all ages even Ryan and Kyle got in on all the fun.

Mia loves her Auntie Reece
Baby Emma Rylee Makenna and Alexa
Jalyn on Shamu

Mia just loves the water (go figure she has had a tub every day of her little life)
What studs! Jenn and I are so lucky.
Mia just loves Makenna

Silly Daddy

Mia and her buddy Jalyn. We are still waiting for Wallace baby #2!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Emily's Wedding

We had a wonderful time in San Luis Obispo for Emily and Rob's wedding! I thought I would share my speech with you cause it says just how great Emily and Rob are but also how close Emily and I are. It was an amazing wedding you can view the slide show I put together (all by myself I might add). Enjoy! I am sure I will be posting more photos later these are all the pictures that I had today!

I’m Jami Emily’s Matron of honor and I could not be more proud to stand next to Emily on the biggest day of her life. I have had the pleasure of being best friends with Emily for almost 20 years now. Emily and I have a very unique friendship, not only has it stood the test of time but our moms are best friends, our brothers were best friends, our Dads were even close and my sister Marisa was best friends with their dog Tilly! That rare family bond has only strengthened our friendship.

In fact most of the entertainment in our life has been at the loving expense of Emily’s Dad John. For our high school graduation he took us to Hawaii for two weeks. Just to annoy him for not letting us (at 18) drive the rental car we both decided to ride in the front. So, with the three of us in the front seat of the car Emily put the hazards on and John panicked, pulled over and made us get out because he thought the car was going to blow up! We laughed so hard we couldn't see straight. John just stood with such disappointment on his face and saying, ‘UNBELIEVABLE” Despite his best effort we won and ended up driving the rental car all over Hawaii!

But I could not stand here today and not recognize that through the loss of her brother Garrett and her Dad John our friendship was intensified and we are forever bonded. During what has been the most challenging time in Emily’s life I believe that her strength is absolutely inspiring. To say that I am proud of her is a total understatement. (Emily- I know your dad and brother are so proud of you and are celebrating with you today and I am so proud of you and who you have become- you are going to make an amazing wife for Rob)

I should have known at a young age that Emily would make a great wife. She is willing to do anything for love. I know this because in the 3rd grade Emily always scored 100% on her spelling test every week. I on the other hand had NEVER scored 100%. I was so distraught about this that I convinced Emily to let me cheat off her test. Thanks to Emily it was my ONLY 100% for the year. This was a true testament of Emily’s love for me cause she had never done anything like that before and right after she let me cheat she immediately felt guilty but I assured her it would be worth it J The other reason why I know she will make a great wife is because we used to play this game called ATTENTION. This game entailed Matt Garrett Marisa and I all playing in the back yard and then Emily would spontaneously yell ATTENTION and we would all have come running, assemble in a straight line like little soldiers and salute her. So Rob, know that Emily is willing to do anything for love and if that isn’t enough just scream

ATTENTION and she will come running and salute you!
As for Rob, when I first heard of him Emily referred to him as “Hot Rob.” As their relationship progressed and as I got to know him; I knew that he would be perfect for Emily. He is so caring and loving and patient with her. I feel such peace knowing he is going to take care of Emily for the rest of her life.

Emily and Rob the power of marriage is incredible; it brings all of the closest family and friends in your life together to celebrate the beginning of a new journey. You are blessing to each other and a gift to us all.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

some cute pics.......

Rob and Big
Isn't Jalyn such a cute puppy!
Mia is a cute puppy too!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Well everyone, my Mom and I had the most amazing night last night! As most of you know I went to middle school with Adam Lambert of American Idol. Emily (my best friend) and I were friends with him. He was an amazing singer then and he is incredible now. So, my Mom and I decided to buy tickets to the concert and try and get back stage to see him. Also, the family I nanny for became huge Adam fans during the season so they also went to the concert and while I had the girls yesterday we made go Adam t-shirts! Anyways, at the concert we found a security person and gave him a picture of Adam and I from middle school with my contact information on it and told him we were there. About 15 minutes later a woman called me and said Adam had 2 backstage passes for us. I was jumping around like a crazy person :) After the show I grab the Ford's (people I nanny for) and we head back. Somehow I convince the head of American Idol security to at least let the girls back stage with us. When we finally got back there was a line for Adam but once we made eye contact he totally came over and gave me a huge hug! Then I immediately gave him my phone (which had Emily waiting to talk to him) He talked to her for about 4 mins. He said he loved her and wanted to catch up. Emily said sure in like 25 years when your career settles down! She loved talking to him (you will see him on the phone in the pictures). We had about 10 minutes with Adam and I loved getting him to sign my picture of Mia with the "Vote 4 Adam" shirt on. My Mom reminded him of the pedicure he gave her and he laughed and said he totally remembered that! After we met Adam we said what the hell and went around to see some of the other people!

Waiting to go backstage

Talking to Emily

How adorable-they are going to be the hit with all thier friends! Mom and I
I got this for my friend Kellie who is in love with him!

Jody-I got you an autograph too!

Ryan's personal favorite Scott!

Man- Kris is so little he makes me look like Mia when she is with Taylor!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Taylor!

Mia is proud to announce the arrival of her best friend Taylor Ann Tsuchikawa! Taylor is healthy and beautiful, her Mom and Dad could not be more proud. She was born on the 4th of July what a little firecracker!

Mia's First 4th of July!

Mia had her first 4th of July and it was a big one! Her best friend was born-lucky girl. She went to the Loveridge's for a wonderful day filled with great friends, awesome food, fireworks and her first boat ride! What a wonderful life :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009


This is a picture of my brother Matt with his best friend Garrett (who is my best friend Emily's brother). Garrett passed away6 years ago. I just hope that Mia is lucky enough to friends like Emily and Garrett. I know my brother sister and I feel blessed to have them.

Pretty Girls!

Here are a couple of cute pics of Mia with her friends (Clockwise) Alexa, Rylee, Baby Emma and Makenna. Even though she looks sad I think it's just because she loves them so much!

Makenna and Alexa with Mia!

This was a few weeks ago I can't believe she is even bigger now!