Saturday, May 29, 2010

As Jean so sweetly reminded me last evening it has been a long time since my last post. And here it is Memorial Day Weekend already. Looks like this summer is going to be gone in a blink of an eye.
It has been so windy here that it has been hard to be out working on my yard. and believe me it needs work. Lots of landscaping, planting still to be done,but I seem to be raking up wind blown debris more than anything else. Some of my plants are in bloom and I am so enjoying their sweet colors against an otherwise brown brown landscape.






I guess my biggest or latest news is I finally decided a new car was in order. I have been enjoying the no car payment thing for a few years but it was time to let the jeep go and find a reliable source of transportation. I am loving my new choice the Ford Escape. I especially like the security of the navigational system although "she" can be quite annoying when I fail to follow her instructions to the T. I also have hands free phone and although it was set up once somehow it isn't finding my phone so it is back to the owners manual to see what wrong button I pushed. The satellite radio is awesome.




Family minus Uncle TJ lunch last weekend.


And finally my soap nuts finally came in so it is lots of laundry for me this weekend.


Wishing everyone a safe Memorial weekend as we remember our troops and families

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Birthday TJ



Happy Birthday TJ.When I think back to your birth the things that stand out the most is you were the easiest delivery. You were the most laid back easy baby. You very rarely cried you were happy and giggled and laughed so much. You were slow to talk but you were so busy dismanteling my cupboard doors, radios and anything else you could find, that you had no time to talk!
You make me so proud as you are the best son, a great brother to Jenn and a wonderful Uncle to Sadera and Anthony.
We love you have a great day today.

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Little This and a Little That

Here it is the weekend again. Another week has passed by so quickly. It is once again the old routine of clean, do laundry, work on the pool and yard. Same old routine for the weekend. A bright spot today is a hair cut and color. And hopefully a visit to PV to visit for a brief time with Tina. We haven't been able to connect since April so we have a lot of catching up to do.

I have been in a get things completed mode. I have one bizillion partially finished, not finished and not started classes. So I set a goal to finish my last 3 big classes. I am done done done and so happy I completed these.

I finally finished the class I took at ETC "Shabby Masters" Love this album and need to get more pics printed for the album. I learned so many new techniques. It was a wonderful class and Maija and Earleen were my partners in crime.



Next up was the wall hanging class from Kristen. A beautiful piece of art that Kristen stepped up through in making. It is done and hanging. Every time I look at it in passing I have the best memories of Kim's Jane event



Our "Art Girls Club" hosted by sweet Maija was a wonderful get together. We completed a circus mini album. I finally finished up the last pages. Earleen has posted her completed album on FB check it out. Here are a few of my completed pages.










In July I am traveling to LA for Kim's summer event. I am so looking forward to 4 days of sun, beach, classes and lots of friends time. I joined two swaps for this event and am busy planning them in my head. Kim's events are over the top and you feel so pampered and renewed . If you are thinking of an event this summer definitely consider this one.


Joy's wall hanging

Christine's flower necklace


And lastly here is the online class that I start tomorrow. Can't wait to see our first lesson


So I am best to get off the computer and head to the shower as appointments await me :)

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to my Mom, Sister, Daughter, Sisters-in law, and all my friends

Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Celebration Continues

This has been a week of celebration. Thursday was being treated to yummy food and BD cards by the staff, Friday was a special lunch with Earleen, Annette and Kelli.
Today was time for family. We met at the Elephant Bar for lunch. We had Sadera's, TJ's and my birthdays to celebrate and Mothers day to honor. Our lunch was the best. We started with coconut shrimp, calamari and artichoke dip and chips. We each had a yummy main courses and the finale was creme brulee for the adults and ice cream sundaes for the kids. We left happy and stuffed.

This has been such a special week and one I will remember for a long long time.
I am looking forward to relaxing and staying in my PJ's all day tomorrow. I am certainly enjoying all my flowers cards and gifts. Thank you to all of you that helped me celebrate another year.







Friday, May 07, 2010

And it is on to another year

Another year is here. Thursday was my birthday. It was exactly what I wanted low key. I had many messages from friends and family to brighten my day. We had my favorite lunch tacos and Amanda brought a fresh fruit torte. Yummo. My staff brought in a huge birthday cake, ice cream and brownies. Yeap a high carb wonderful day.

Today I took the day off and had lunch with 3 fun wonderful friends. Good conversation, tons of laughter and great food. A perfect ending to the week.








Tomorrow is family celebration for Sadera's, TJ's and my birthdays and Mothers day. The gifts are wrapped and ready. Looking forward to a fun lunch and catching up with everyone.

Monday, May 03, 2010

A new Day


All I can say is it is a new start to the week. Still no draining pipes anywhere in the house. They have been out 3 times and to no avail despite high tech cameras and locating devices. The ever elusive clean out is still missing in action!! So today again begins the big digging. Lets hope by the time I get home from work I have a fully functionung draining system in my house. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Happy Birthday Sadera

Happy Birthday Sadera!!!
Today is Sadera's 12th birthday. She is growing up too fast. She is celebrating with her BFF tonight and next weekend is the family celebration for 3 May birthdays


Today has been the most frustrating plumbing problem day with no end in sight. They will return tomorrow at 6am to start digging up the front yard looking for the ever elusive clean out valve and sewer line. Should be a fun day

On a positive note Maija is having a Be My Friend giveaway. Hop over to her blog and sign up
I will update the progress of the plumbing tomorrow