Friday, December 10, 2010

Flashback Friday

This was taken at the end of 2000 ....It's one of my favorite photos of my boys as babies

Monday, December 06, 2010

Christmas Crafting

I made these little treats for friends and co-workers. Here's the link to the download if you'd like to make them for your friends too.

Thanks for visiting me and happy holidays!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Little Scrapbook for 2011

I made this yesterday afternoon. Totally fun mini album kit by Mellie. All I have to do is add photos from each month and by year-end I'll have a snapshot of "Our Family 2011".

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of School

Matthew is in Jr. High this year. First pimples, first laptop and a whole bunch of new friends at this school. He's 12 and says he has NO interest in girls and it's fine with me if he keeps it that way until he's 20.

Zak is 10 and starting 5th grade. The boys are at different schools this year and won't be together again until high school. Zak is taking up the drums this year and wants to play football and wrestle.

I'm hoping for one great school year! Fewer days in detention that last year and lots of good grades.

Happy 2010/2011 school year

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April is Birthday Month

Zachary is 10 this Month. We celebrated his birthday with a Fun Time at Cal Skate!! Zak invited a few friends from School, Summer Camp, and our old neighbors. We all had a great time and everyone (even Richie) got on rollerskates that day.
It was a fun way to celebrate Zak!

Matthew turns 12 on 4/26, we celebrated his birthday at Boomers this weekend. The boys had a great time on the cars, bumper boats and playing mini golf and video games. We took Matthew out for dinner afterwards, to Marie Callendars, then had ice cream cake for dessert here at home. I love family parties and I'm happy that he wanted to keep it small and low key this year. We all enjoyed the day of celebration! It was a fun time for the 4 of us.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I'm the Lucky one!

I used to tell people that, "I'm not much of a dog person". That is until this little sweet creature came into my life. He's the dog that turned me into a "dog person". My life is richer, fuller, happier since he came into my heart. I cherish this loyal doggy, he makes me feel like the lucky one!

Lucky is now about 5 months old. He's great with my kids, sleeps next to Richard (who initially said, "getting this dog is the worst decision you've ever made"!) and loves to take walks. He also loves to interrupt my computer time to kiss my cheek and beg for treats! His favorite place to be is on someone's lap or in a sunny corner of the backyard. Lucky is a great family pet, we adore him!

Welcome Spring (soon after this rain I hope!)....happy Month of March!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

150 Things To Do In A Lifetime

A fun list of 150 things to do in a lifetime sent to me by a friend. The actual stories behind some of these things are pretty funny! ... My “yes” answers are BOLD.

Bought everyone in the bar a drink
Swam with dolphins
Climbed a mountain
Driven a Ferrari
Been inside the Great Pyramid
Held a tarantula
Taken a candlelit bath with someone
Said “I love you” and meant it
Hugged a tree
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
Seen the Northern Lights
Gone to a huge, nationally televised sporting event.
Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
Grown and eaten your own vegetables
Touched an iceberg
Slept under the stars
Changed a baby’s diapers

Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
Watched a meteor shower
Gotten drunk on champagne
Given more than you can afford to charity
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
Had a food fight
Bet on a winning horse
Asked out a stranger
Had a snowball fight
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
Held a lamb

Seen a total solar eclipse
Ridden a roller coaster
Hit a home run
Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
Adopted an accent for an entire day
Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment

Had two hard drives for your computer
Visited all 50 states
Taken care of someone who was heavily inebriated
Had an amazing friend (and lost her/him)

Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
Watched wild whales
Stolen a sign
Backpacked in Europe
Taken a road-trip
Gone rock climbing
Midnight walk on the beach
Gone sky diving
Visited Ireland
Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
Visited Japan
Milked a cow
Alphabetized your CDs
Pretended to be a superhero
Sung karaoke
Lounged around in bed all day
Posed nude in front of strangers
Gone scuba diving
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Played in the rain
Gone to a drive-in theater
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
Toured ancient sites
Taken a martial arts class
Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
Gotten married
Been in a movie
Crashed a party
Gone without food for 5 days
Made cookies from scratch
Won first prize in a costume contest
Ridden a gondola in Venice
Gotten a tattoo
Rafted the Snake River
Been on television news programs as an expert
Got flowers for no reason
Performed on stage
Been to Las Vegas

Recorded music
Eaten shark
Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
Had a one-night stand
Gone to Thailand
Bought a house
Been in a combat zone
Buried one/both of your parents
Been on a cruise ship
Spoken more than one language fluently
Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
Raised children
Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
Had plastic surgery
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
Wrote articles for a large publication
Lost over 100 pounds
Held someone while they were having a flashback
Piloted an airplane
Petted a stingray
Broken someone’s heart
Ridden a bike
Won money on a T.V. game show
Broken a bone
Gone on an African photo safari
Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
Ridden a horse
Had surgery
Had a snake as a pet

Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
Visited all 7 continents
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
Eaten kangaroo meat
Eaten sushi
Had your picture in the newspaper
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
Gone back to school
Touched a cockroach
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Skipped all your school reunions
Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
Been elected to public office
Written your own computer language
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
Had to put someone you love into hospice care
Built your own PC from parts
Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
Had a booth at a street fair
Dyed your hair

Been a DJ
Shaved your head
Caused a car accident
Saved someone’s life
Given birth to a child

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Saturday Morning...

Zak (almost 10) and his puppy Lucky and me......cuddled up on the couch, so cozy and watching cartoons together. It's a typical way we start our Saturday, it's love to me. I will remember these mornings for the rest of my life. They are filled with sweetness, little boy childhood moments. Just us.

Happy Hearts Month!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Snow Play Day - January 9

We got up to Fish Camp for a little snow play day and took our dog with us. It was a fun family day. We came back to Bass Lake, built a fire, made a few burgers and smores....a great time spent at the cabin, just the 4 of us (plus the doggie).