Tuesday, December 27, 2011


This came as a big surprise to us because it is something that we were not expecting but are now really excited about! So drum roll please . . . . .

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

For Halloween this year we attended our Ward Fall Festival on Friday the 28th and invited our neighbor and her son with us. It was a pretty good turn out. People had signed up to bring soups cornbread and desserts and they were very yummy! There were a few activity booths that some of the families put together that were fun for the kids. It was fun to see who had dressed up! I of course did dress up.

I'm a dork! haha

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Port Beach

This past weekend, 9/17/11, we had the opportunity to head out to cooler weather to attend a wedding. We headed for New Port Beach and definitely enjoyed the 70 degree weather. Ahh, refreshing.

Our friends Karen and Ronnie were tying the knot! Finally the last Luto brother has settled down! It was a beautiful wedding. The bride and groom looked so happy and excited. They were married on the yacht Eternity in the New Port Beach harbor. I thought that I would get seasick but we pleasantly surprised that I didn't. The food was great the music fun, the only draw back was that I was stuck on a boat for 5 hours. All I can say was that Matt and I were ready to get off the boat, and in fact were the first people off when it docked. We had fun.

Here are few pictures that I took.

His model pose. hehe

Thursday, August 11, 2011

2nd Grade

Scott started 2nd grade this year. I can't believe that my baby is getting so big! He loves his class. He knows several of the kids in his class and has a great teacher.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

8 Years!

Matt and I celebrated our anniversay a few days early this year because he was going to be out of town on business the day of our anniversary. I can't believe that we have been married for 8 years now! Where has the time gone? It hasn't been an easy 8 years that's for sure. We've been through a lot of ups and downs but I know that we have grown from the experiences.

This year we celebrated by having dinner at Pizzeria Bianco in downtown Phoenix. We tried to do it a couple years back but didn't realize that it was a popular restuarant and the line was like 2 hours long, no thank you! So this year we decided to go earlier. I got off of work early and we headed to downtown and walked right on in. It's not a very large restuarant which is why the line to get in ends up being 2 hours. The food was okay, if you have been to Grimaldi's it is very similar, so we tried it but don't think that we will be going back.

After dinner we headed to the Chandler Mall b/c I had received a gift certificate from Helzberg Diamond for a free pair of pink pearl earrings. Score! Who doesn't love free jewelry?!

{My pretty pearl earrings.}

After I got my free pair of earrings we headed to San Tan Village to try to catch an early showing of Captain America, but before we went to the theater we hit up Pandora. :) I got a new charm for my bracelet that I had gotten for my bday.

{Charm for Anniversary}

This time I got to pick which charm I wanted. I love it! Once we had made our purchase it was on to the movie. We ran into some friends and chatted, then I looked up at the time listing and it said that the 6:20 showing of Captain America was sold out!! What? We were a little bit disappointed so we looked online, using my phone, to see when the next showing around the area would be, b/c the next one at San Tan was like at 8 or something close it. We found a 7:15 showing at Gilbert Stadium and made our over there.

It was a really good movie! We really enjoyed it, and are excited about the new movie featuring the comic book heros that have come out in the last couple of years. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it and stay through the credits b/c there is a teaser of the new movie that will be coming out soon.

Happy Anniversary to us!! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scott Funnies

I thought that I should start documenting some of the funny things that Scott says. The kid is seriously hilarious!

Just recently Matt went out of town to Houston for business and he usually brings home a little gift for Scott. This time he brought Scott a couple stuffed animals and left them on his bed. So we get home and this is what Scott has to say about it. "Look mom! Daddy brought me a dog and rat!" LOL The rat is actually an armadillo.

For the summer my MIL has agreed to watch Scott for us on Mondays. She had related a conversation that she had with him on Monday afternoon on their way to Chick-fil-a (sp?) for lunch.

Scott - "Grammy waht does R.U.E spell?"
Grammy - " It says Rue."
S - "What does Rue mean?"
G - "It means street in French."
S - "I wonder if my dad knows how to say street in Russian? Grammy do you know how to say street in Chinese?"

LOL We were all laughing after she told us that.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Car Trouble

It all started Memorial weekend, the Saturday of Scott's birthday party, well actually it happened after the party was over and I was in the process of loading up the car. I turned on the car and drove into the driveway to get the present and other things that I had brought over to my in-laws for the party. Once I drove the car into the driveway I turned it off but the what was weird is that the radio didn't turn off and the message board on the radio was telling me the trunk was open. Huh? That's weird, I know that I closed the trunk before the party or did I? When I got home the radio still didn't want to turn off so I called my neighbor over, he's mechanic and had him look at it. He didn't know what was wrong either so he unhooked the battery to let it rest and to see if that would help. It worked and he also being a good neighbor he programmed my garage door opener to my car. :)

The next day, which was Sunday, the car was fine when I got to church the radio turned off. But when I got home the radio didn't want to turn off, what? So I waited until Matt got home from choir pratice so that he could show me how to lift the hood, I knew how to pop it but couldn't find the button/ lever to lift it open. He even showed me which wrench size to use to unhook the battery.

On Monday, Memorial Day, I made my way to the dealership. The car started to make a funny clicking noise, not normal. I get to the dealership again the radion didn't turn off when the car was off, but to top it off the Service department was closed, of course, it was a holiday. ERRR!! So I go home and decided that I was not going to do anything but stay home. When I got home I unhooked the battery so that the radio could turn off. Poor Scott he really wanted to go to Grammy's house and swim. :( I just didn't trust the car to go anywhere.

So on Tuesday, I had Matt drive me into work, so that he could take the car to the dealership to see what is going on with the car. Instead he takes it to Auto Zone and of course, the car was working for him, but he still made an appointment at the dealership for Friday.  Unfortuately Matt had to drive to Tucson the rest of the week, so that meant that I had to drive my possesed car to work.

On Wednesday, on my to take Scott to VIK, the school districts summer program, the car decided to unlock itself while we were driving. Weird. It continued to lock and unlock all the way to work. So I get to work and again the radio wouldn't turn off so I unhooked the battery, with my trusty wrench which I had in my purse. haha Okay, here's the weird part, the was FINE all the way home and the radio turned off after the car was off. I don't get it. This car is really having some issues. Friday, comes we take the car in and we are told that they have to order the part for the car to fix the radio, good thing it is under warranty.

Okay skip to the next week, still having the same issues, only this time on Wednesday morning, the car didn't lock when the car started, hmm. Didn't think much of it until I was at VIK dropping Scott off when the alarm decided to go off. Aye yiyi. I can't disarm the car b/c it won't lock or unlock so I take out my trusty wrench again and unhook the battery. That worked, for now. So I get to work, the radio turns off, but I had a weird feeling all day at work, rightfully so. After my work day was over I go out to the car, and sure enough my bad feeling was validated the car locked itself and I can't get in. LOL By now your probably thinking poor girl. No worries, though. I sent Matt a text, who by the way was in Houston for business, told him what happened. Suprisingly enough I'm not freaking out but very calm about my current situation. I call my dad, to let him know what has happened and that he needs to come get me at work. I go back inside to my desk and look up my insurance info and found out that I have roadside assistance, SCORE!!! I call them up and tell them I need a tow truck ASAP. I call the dealership and tell my service guy that I am having the car towed over to them, we had an appointment for Thursday anyway b/c the radio part came in. :) He said okay. My dad shows up take me to get a rental until the car is fixed. It takes the dealership 2 days to fix the car because not only was the radio wasn't working the alarm system wasn't either.

So today I have a functioning car, no fancy alarm system, new radio and they even fixed my keyless fob so now I can leave my key in my purse and start the car just like when we got it. SIGH

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Scott's 7th Birthday Party

This year for Scott's birthday we celebrated with a pool party. At first I was a little hesitant to b/c the combination of a lot of kids and water made me a nervous. But I gave in and it was all good, no one got hurt. We had a BBQ with hamburgers and hot dogs. We had fun with a pinata. Over all the kids and the adults all had a good time. I can't believe that my little boy is 7! Where has the time gone.

Scott blowing out his candle.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

Mother's day was almost like any typical Sunday for me, except that I didn't have to help my son get dressed for church, Dad helped out this time. :)

I got a couple gifts, 2 new charms for my Pandora charm bracelet and a new ring holder.

New Charms (the breast cancer ribbon is to remind me of my mom)

New ring holder.

Mother's Day is such a special day to remind us of what our mothers, grandmothers, or whoever else has filled that role, of what they do. I love being a mother. Everytime I see my son my heart is filled with so much love that he was given to us to love, nurture and teach.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Furniture

Before we had moved out of our apartment almost 2 years ago I sold our first dining room table which was a handme down from Matt's oldest brother.

(Scott is pictured above coloring on it)
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