Friday, August 29, 2008

Here's the "skinny"

I did paint my daughters room.
I still feel yucky.
I will be in the mountains for the weekend.
I will have pictures on Tuesday of my paint job and a cake I was working on.
Have a great holiday weekend! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I scheduled myself to paint my daughters bedroom today.  I am feeling a little under the weather, but I am determined to make myself do it anyway.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....

Saturday, August 23, 2008

One Big Birthday Cake!

I hated to part with this cake this morning.  I thought it was so cute.   You can't tell in the picture but it was all sparkly on top.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Office ReOrganized!

Alright folks.... the moment has come.  I am actually posting pictures of my office. It took me long enough!
Here's the way it looked before.  (It still makes me cringe).
And here's what it looks like when you walk in the door now!
This is a look to your right.
A look straight ahead.  (I love my ribbon organizer).
A look to your left.  I added some inspiring words to the wall.  Click if you want a closer look.
I replaced Rusty's dog crate with a personalized dog bed.  (He wasn't as excited about that as I was.  He stinks it up just the same).
A look to your left again.  Did I mention that I LOVE my new apple computer.  I don't think I can ever go back - ever!
The kids have their own work space as well for homework and crafts.  They are always in here working on something.  
My favorite thing of all is my old fashion pay phone.  The kids love to send change through the slot.  It's nice having a corded phone in the house.  It never gets lost.
Well folks, there you have it.  It's pretty simple, but it makes me happy.

Coming soon!

Stay tuned because this afternoon I might get around to posting pictures of my new office!
(I know, I have been saying that forever, but I really mean it this time).

Monday, August 18, 2008


My cousin Christian and his wife Stephanie were in a small plane crash on Saturday night.  They are both in critical condition, and the pilot lost his life.  I can't stop thinking about them and their family.   Keep them in your prayers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Who would you be?

I took this quiz here, and apparently I am Elizabeth Bennet.   That is okay by me because she is only the coolest heroine of all time!!  Leave me a comment and let me know who you are.....I am so curious!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cake and Cookies - Oh My!

When I got back from Hawaii, I promised my sister I would help her make a cake and cookies for a bridal shower she was throwing for a friend.  (After all, she did watch my kids for 10 days).
Here's the finished product.   It does look more like a child's birthday cake, but she assures me that it looked great with the theme of the party.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Hawaii Run Down!

Alright!  I am back!   Are you ready for the marathon of pictures I am posting from Hawaii?  Well what do you expect... we were gone for 10 days!!
In the airport!  I hadn't flown in 9 years!
Yippee!  We made it and the plane didn't crash.
Real mature - I know, but that's Jeff for you.   We stayed in Volcano (that's the name of the town) on the big island - and yes- it's currently an active volcano.  Thus the spewing gas.
We explored a volcano tube underground.  Spooky and black.  Something kept grabbing my bum.  (I am assuming it was Jeff).
Cool black sand beach with lot's of turtles.
We snorkeled so much that every night at dinner I still felt like I was moving in the water.  I had a queazy stomach some days.
This day we hiked out to see the lava flowing into the ocean.
It was really cool at night with big explosions of red lava!
We had to stop and get a photo of Jeff in front of BJ's training center! (For all you UFC fans).
Jeff really got into the whole laid back Hawaiian style!
Posing in front of the Kona temple on a Sunday afternoon.
I love it when I have a tan!
You gotta love the poser pictures.  My hubby the "Iron man".
Here we are on a charter boat for the day, checking out all the great snorkle sites.  Very fun!
This was the highlight of the trip!!!   We signed up for a manta ray night dive.   These things had a 12 foot wing span.  They came so close I could reach out and touch them.  Seriously the coolest thing I have ever done!
This ray came up to the boat after we got back in.  
We kayaked out to Cook's monument - very cool and great snorkeling!
But on the way back, we were surrounded by dolphins!!!!
So Jeff decides to jump in the water and check them out.  Pretty soon I was out of the boat too, and we swam with the dolphins.  (Honestly I was afraid they might bite me.  This wasn't Sea World!)
The last day we hung around as all the fishing boats brought in their catch for the international Bill Fish competition.  This one was over 300lbs.  Pretty fishy!

I just thought I would give you a  little glimpse of what my friend Becky and I got to enjoy each and every day while driving all around the big island!  Press play and enjoy my friends!!!!!

It's good to be back!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Are you wondering where I am?   I am with computer troubles.   I am taking my computer in on Friday (tomorrow) and hopefully I will be back up and running with pictures of my new office and pictures from Hawaii!