Saturday, August 29, 2009

Just Another Saturday...

Shayna and I spent the day up in the Valley with my mom, 2 nieces, 2 nephews, and my sister-in-law, Mindy. We hardly ever get to see my nieces, so I thought it would be fun to get the girls together, since they are in town visiting. Here's a cute picture of the girls with their new cousin, Levi.

It was in the high 90's today in Long Beach and over a 100 in the Valley. We've been blanketed by a thick plume of smoke throughout the Southland. When I was driving home tonight on the 405, I could see the flames of this fire all the way in Long Beach - that's over 40 miles away!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Check It Out!

Last month, I was contacted by a company to review some new and exciting products from Dove. I have to tell you...these new body washes are so luxurious that I can use them everyday! I have really sensitive skin so I was nervous about using the Gentle Exfoliating product on my face. It was wonderful! I didn't break out, like I usually do, and my face was so soft, that I was actually glowing! The products feel like lotion when applied but wash off so easily to reveal beautiful skin.

NEW Dove Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™:

• Repairs and maintains skin’s protective layer during cleansing

• Unlike moisturizers in other body washes, Dove Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™ penetrates surface skin deep down to replenish and nourish

• Clinically proven to significantly reduce dryness and improve moisturization

• Available in Deep Moisture, Sensitive Skin and Gentle Exfoliating

You can visit for dramatic video proof, product information and to learn more in-depth explanation of the science behind Nutrium Moisture.

Here's a cool video about the products!


Finally got to meet my new nephew, Levi Benjamin Oleesky! Ahhh.... he's so cute! Congrats, Josh and Mindy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


A new post! Wow! Has it been more than a month? So sorry, but so much has happened that I couldn't possibly fit it into just one post. So let me start with today... Today we spent most of the day at home because I overdid it yesterday. Mark and I are getting over the flu (most likely H1N1) and we decided to meet our good friends', the Lindsays, at the Pirate Festival down in Shoreline Village. It wasn't too much fun... and when Shayna pointed to the shirtless pirate with nipple rings and laughed out loud, we decided to go somewhere else.

Here's a cute pict
ure of Shayna, Mason, and Camille!

We hopped on the Aquabus and took a short tour of Long Beach Harbor, which included the Queen Mary. They let us off at the Pike and we made our way over to Gladstone's for dinner.

It was a wonderful day and I'm glad we ventured outside for the first time in almost 3 weeks! My back is aching from the little walking I did yesterday. Hopefully, I will be back to normal soon! Speaking of back pain... I thought it was pretty funny that my Pregnancy Journal had this to say for today (click on picture to enlarge):

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