Wednesday, September 29, 2010


That nasty bruise on my leg is a result of poorly placed ladders and a little wooden bench for sale at Michael's.  It actually looks better in this picture.  And if that isn't enough...I think I must be some sort of a masochist.  I got a chunk taken out of my middle fingernail when I jammed my hand into the washer as I reached in to pull out laundry.

Just don't let me operate any heavy machinery. 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Party Time!

Party Number One of TWO!  
Because when you turn 13, it's a pretty big deal.
Playing Minute to win it games.  This one involved an empty tissue box with ping pong balls inside.  It is attached at the waist and the person tries to get them all out in 60 seconds or less without using their hands.

A lot of different techniques were used.
Back Bends
Even handstands

No party is complete without silly string!
 Fun was had
It didn't even matter that it was over 100!
The tongue helps with focus.
Yeah it was hot!
This teen had an awesome time!

Party number two was family.  I didn't get as many pictures there.  But still a good time was had.

Love that baby!
An autographed picture of Taylor Lautner
Do you recognize those kids with Kristin!  Love them too!  All in all it was a very busy and crazy day.  And I know the Lord gave me strength to get through that day without falling apart or DOWN!  hahaha.  It was a lot of fun.  I do believe I will not do two parties in one day again if I can help it.  

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wall of Gum!?

When we moved from VA to CA we made side trips all along the way.  One trip was to see my BFF whom I hadn't seen in over 20 years!  She treated us to a place called Rite Made Burgers.  Outside this tiny little place was a wall of gum.  Yes gum.  And patrons were invited to stick their ABC gum on the wall.  I did it! I made an "L"
Kind of gross, but you totally have to do it!  I am so glad I did.

Tell a story about one of your photos! At My Chaos My Bliss.  Thank You Emmy for pointing the way!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Say Hello

Say hello to my little friend...
This "little" guy was hanging out on my garage wall...outside of course.  He was about 3 inches long.  A grasshopper in case you can't tell.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stop and See the Flowers

These lovelies are all along the way to school.  I get to take longer looks at them when I walk to pick Ryan up from school.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Save the Whale!

Can you say, "Beached Whale?"  Just one week before Ryan was born.
October 2005

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


That is the temp of our house yesterday at 5PM.  No AC means a hot house.  The AC broke Aug26th.  Almost 3 weeks now.  They are supposed to come today with all parts needed to repair the AC.  Fingers crossed!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday Celebration

We finally celebrated my birthday over the weekend.  It was a fun time with family and friends...friends who are family!   I was treated to a yummy dinner that my mom and sister made.  And cake that was somewhat Weight Watcher friendly.   Can you say presents???  Oh yeah!  So can I.  I got:  a necklace and earrings to match that my sister made.  Really pretty.  She also got me a stylin' blouse...size medium than you very much!  Yes, it fits.  My aunt sewed me a beautiful pillow case.  My mom got me a dvd of Blazing Saddles.  I have not seen it.  Yeah, I know.  She also got me a little Halloween snow globe to add to my growing collection. 

But that is not all....

Emmy brought me flowers.  It was so cute, she let Lucas bring them to me.
 She also supported my vice. And earlier in the week she took me to breakfast.  The only kid present...Ryder.  He slept.
My MIL sent me a gift card for Micheal's.  So far I have bought this yummy candle and something else not to be disclosed at this time.  I still have a lot left on the card, just trying to come up with a cool project.  Any thoughts?
All in all it was a fun birthday with lots of laughter and happy sounds!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Moving Day

Waiting for the truck.  2007 The Big Move

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Labor Day was spent at an AF Base Museum.  This B-52 was immense.  And when you forget your camera's memory card, you are left with using the cell phone.

Monday, September 6, 2010


With our AC broken for nearly 2 weeks now, we have all been wishing and thinking of places cool and relaxing.  Luckily it will cool off this week.  Here's hoping we get it taken care of before the next heat wave.

Just a sampling their Littlest Pet Shop Collection.  Yeah, there are more.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Halloween 2003

It's Princess Aurora and Kim Possible!  That year must have been a warmer year since they aren't even wearing jackets!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010