Saturday, August 30, 2008
I especially like THIS one:
We don't have many, if any, pictures of just us.....and I was pleasantly shocked when she asked me this night if I would take a picture with her! WHAT?! My 14 year old, thinks mom is the BIGGEST DORK in the world, daughter wanted to take a picture with ME?!?!
I was ALL over it baby!!
This one is of her kissin' our friend Laz....well, he's Nikki's friend but he's REALLY a family friend...
I just LOVE how this picture looks...with her lit up and him not. I don't know HOW she did that!!
Nikki took this picture the day she left Texas. Now you KNOW that was a SAD day for her.......
Nikki 'Rockin' Out':
She went to her friend Emmy's house for the night and they dressed up, first as princesses (they didn't call it princesses, but that's what they looked like.......just beautiful girls!!) and then as 'rockers'.....
And this was just here at the house.........Nikles and her 'lil bro:
OBVIOUSLY they have more of their father's coloring.......an answer to prayer!!!
Half of the people tell me Samuel looks more like me, the other half say NO WAY! He looks JUST like Joe. I think it's the coloring that throws them off. I think Samuel looks more like me, aside from coloring of course, Nikki on the other hand, JUST like her Dad's side!!
It REALLY doesn't matter either way, just sayin'.
They're beautiful ANY way you look at it!!! :)
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
Nikki is out selling "Tiger Cards' with a friend.........let me know if you're looking for one! LOL
Hopefully they'll be done SOON so I can go pick them up and come home to take a REAL nap.
Until next post.......
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The bride and her Dad.......
......and the cakes.
On my way home I had to feed my neighbors cat's. I had my camera so I shot some pics while I was there too!!
I like this picture so much that I put it on as my background. It almost looks fake doesn't it?!
....and then a white one...
Isn't this echinacea pretty? I got the COOLEST pic while I was at my mom's a few years ago......now I'm going to have to look for it!!!
OK-NOW, we're off to a BBQ!!!!Busy, busy days!! But FUN!!! :) ENJOY!
Oh! And let me tell you---if you live anywhere in the area and EVER need any body work done to your car, truck, SUV, whatever.........First Choice Collission in Wenatchee on the Ave. OH MY GOSH!!!! AWESOME job, NICEST people in the world. VERY impressed!!! I hope to not have to use their services again :) but KNOW FOR SURE where I'll go if I do!!
I was also able to schedule orthodontist consults for both kids for the same day. I always TRY to 'kill two birds with one stone' and make more than ONE use out of the 2+ hour trip over.....
anyways...........Joe was going to drive me over so I could pick it up.
My friend Kim came up with a MUCH better idea...........
Her husband was going salmon fishing so she said how about drop Joe off (half way) to meet up with the guys to go salmon fishing. I'm pretty sure you can figure out already that Joe was all over THAT idea! :) He went, had a GREAT time and is now CONVINCED that he NEEDS a $50,000.00 fishing boat. HA! He didn't catch anything--except for maybe some sun--lol. Shane got one though--way to go Shane!!! But, Joe DID have FUN!!
Kim was nice enough to drive Joe's truck back to Well's Dam where we met up with the guys later in the day, fishless..........
Of course the kids wanted to get out while we were waiting so they played on this horkin' turbine:
So here's Nikki, on her oh, fourth attempt to run up the ...whatever you'd call that piece.....
He ran RIGHT up to the top. I told him, Imagine having your skateboard?! I guess I probably shouldn't put ideas into his head.....
......and of course my little man........
He finally made it up....after a few tries....to the top. I don't think he ever made it up quite high enough to sit up at the top like Salvador but at least high enough to 'hang' for a bit........lol
I've gotta say....I was a little tired, oh the last 45 minutes home......Keep in mind I'd worked the night before and had been up since 4:00pm Thursday.......When we got home, I unpacked the car and fell asleep on the sofa!!
Looks like Nikki will get braces after all. He said only a year, he can't guarantee but was pretty confident it wouldn't be much more than a year if at all. Of course all she's concerned about is NOT having them on for her Quincenera next year--Yes!!! She wants to have a Quincenera. And after being in Texas this year---well, it's only confirmed her thoughts!! UGH!! More money, more money, more money!! Anyways, would you believe, for a 'nominal fee', of course, they'll take the braces off and replace after the event?!?! Hmmm, the things they'll do these days! LOL
I'm off to a wedding this morning....I'm starting and finishing up the card as I post this......
I'll post the pic when I'm done.
Enjoy YOUR weekend!!!!!!
I KNOW I'll enjoy mine!!!!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Joe looked at it as a GREAT opportunity to clip Fifi (our Yorkie), who was, by the way, WAY over due for a haircut and save a few bucks.
It's all well good, I'm thinking, because it often times takes a while to get in to our groomer.
Poor Fifi--I'm pretty sure getting her hair 'done' ISN'T one of her favorite all time things to have done......
Yeah, well, it was all 'well and good' until Fifi came running in the house to find me and looked like THIS!!!!
Joe and Salvador say she's a 'Road Warrior Dog'.
I'm SO NOT kidding you!! And yes, after they shaved her and gave her a bath they put gel in her hair, uh, er...fur to make it stand up! Poor Fifi---yeah, like she could ALMOST care. She is so much cooler now she's probably THANKING them and wondering why they hadn't done it earlier UGH!! Oh well........It's ONLY hair---fur---it'll grow back! Let this be a lesson to you......don't leave 2 boys alone with dog clippers and a dog!!!
And here's me and Salvador.........
We'd all gone to a friends to hang out and dinner one night last week and when we got home he wanted to take a picture with me....
SO what if it was a goofy picture!!!
I was kind of bummed this morning because I was HOPING to post one of the pictures Nikki and I took together the day of her party. SHE actually asked ME to take a few pictures with her!! Talk about being able to be knocked over with a feather!!! I thought maybe she's posted them to her myspace account but nope...........not yet!!! I was hoping to just 'tag' it. I'll have to tell her to either post them to her myspace or email them to me or something!
I ALSO have a card to share......
This was made for one of the girls at work, Christina, for her birthday.
I LOVE this paper. I think I got it from Verve FOREVER ago!!! It was a quick card and I ALWAYS see things I'd do differently next time but......................... she liked it, so that's ALL that matters right?
Two more nights of work and then I'm off for a few. I just LOVE my nights off!! LOLOL---who doesn't right?! The crazy thing is, my days off are already pretty much planned for this next week!!
Well, that's all for today.......that Tylenol PM is kicking in and Samuel is asking for me to bring him some clothes..........he just got outof the shower! -Yeah, I don't know what THAT'S all about either!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your week!!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
1. Where is your cell phone? car
2. Your significant other? Joe
3. Your hair? short
4. Your mother? Constance
5. Your father? Jonathan
6. Your favorite thing? God
7. Your dream last night? unmemorable
8. Your favorite drink? tea
9. Your dream/goal? happiness
10. The room you're in? studio
11. Your hobby? photography
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? satisfied
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? unhappy
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. One of your wish list items? time
17. Where you grew up? Connecticut
18. The last thing you did? ate
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? Sony
21. Your pets? dogs
22. Your computer? Dell
23. Your life? Blessed
24. Your mood? cheerful
25. Missing someone? sure
26. Your car? Acadia
27. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
28. Favorite store? craft
29. Your summer? hot
30. Do you love someone? YES
31. Your favorite color? browns
32. When is the last time you laughed? today
33. Last time you cried? dunno
I saw this on Pamela's blog and thought I'd give it a whirl........
Give it a try!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
We made the mistake of leaving a little later in the morning but having JUST enough time to pick her up. Why was it a mistake?? Because the Blue Angel's were in Spokane this weekend!!
Joe snapped this pic of Nikki while I was in the restroom. She was so tired.........
Look at her laying on that nice warm rock soaking up ALL the heat it had absorbed during the day.
And here's Salvador........not the best picture I know--I have a better one of him on the rock but ALL you see is HIM and THE ROCK. I just love the look of the rock AND the trees in the background.
I told Joe, I'd like to take the kids sometime this week and drive back up Sherman in hopes of some good pics. We'll see if we get to it. I'm off until the 19th or so--it seemed like a long time at first but it isn't seeming so long now. It's alright though because whatever we get to we get to. Nikki is back and we just want to enjoy time together with her. :)
And here's my 'little man'. I didn't take many pics of him on this trip-as a matter of fact, this is about the only pic I have of him. :( -well, aside from him and Nikki hugging at the airport....
He picked out a few new sweatshirts this trip 'for school' but OF COURSE he had to try 'em out. He actually is my sweatshirt kid-85% of the time he's got some type of sweatshirt on. He's SO DARNED skinny--maybe he just doesn't have enough fat to keep himself warm?!
Well, we have a BUSY week ahead of us....we're having a little BBQ for Nikki on Wed with a few of her closer friends and their families. It's gonna kind of be a 'Welcome Home' party for Nikki but a relax and enjoy our friends time for us too!!! We're ALL looking forward to it! I'll be sure and post some pictures later on in the week.
I'm HOPING to get some creating done while I'm off too. It's been SO LONG since I've REALLY done anything. I have SO MANY ideas just RUNNING through my mind just no time to tackle any of it.
Enjoy your day!!!