Friday, November 11, 2011

I'm back........

Life has been rough, things have been busy, excuses excuses....

This week.... My mother in-law went to the oncologist at OHSU, a close friends mom had a stroke, another close friend's sister-in-law is starting treatment for Colon cancer. Well ENOUGH is ENOUGH! I am tried of my family and friends hurting, I just want it to stop! If I could throw a temper tantrum, laying kicking and screaming on the floor and make it better I would. But I can't. So I will pray, and send good thoughts, be strong and support those around me, quietly crying inside (or the shower), being sad and wishing all were healthy and not hurting.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

FFI


Happy Memorial Day weekend!


1. Wine -- the best food to take on a picnic.
2. Summer lovin had me a blast!
3. The only shoes I ever want to wear are...... flip flops.
4. To love someone is the best feeling on earth!
5. I so do not ever want to do a long hike.
6. When I crave food, it's usually pizza, strawberries or mac salad.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to Outback with the Davis/Mizell family and friends, tomorrow my plans include wathcing Kevina nd Stacey getting married and enjoying cake so good you can orgasm over it (so Stacy said) and Sunday, I want to enjoy the sunshine!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fill-In Friday on Thur Evening :)


1.
Picture of my children never fails to make me smile.
2. I'm looking forward to the weekend full of sports.

3. Savannah dishing up ice cream
is what I'm listening to right now.
4. Potato salad must have
dill pickles in it!
5. Wine, and lots of it
was the best thing I ate today. Ok, so maybe I did not eat it, but it counts!
6. Today was
long, stressful, and Thursday.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to
relaxing, tomorrow my plans include 1 soccer and 2 basketball games and Sunday, I get to drive back to Eugene for two more basketball games, then relax!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Forever.........

We spent Easter with my in-laws, as always. It has been a tradition since my husband and I met. I remember being a senior in high school and being forced into hunting eggs at my future Grandmother in-laws. I thought they were crazy, but I made my 14 year old hunt them this year so I guess I am crazy too. Savannah was not thrilled, she was trying to text "The Boy" and I wanted her to focus on the family. We compromised. She hunted with one hand, and texted with the other.

But as I was talking to my MIL (whom I love dearly, and can not imagine my life without her), she mentioned something about not being here to see my children's children with the crazy piercing that she could imagine happening then. It took all I had not to break down and cry like a baby. I do not wan to hear that. She will live forever, right? She has to be there to rock her great grandbabies to sleep, just like she rocked my two. Getting old sucks, I do not want it to happen. Yes, I realize there is nothing I can do to stop it. But by gosh I am not happy about it!

Grandma's should live forever and ever. That's what I think!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

today

things I like:
medium blue pens
lip gloss in a tube
watching people
bringing my lunch to work - but only if no one at my lunch table has something I think looks better

not so much:
mushrooms
smoothies
the rain
soup


things that are wearing out quickly:
my brown belt
our couch in the living room
my favorite MAC eyeshadow -grain


electronic gifts I might not refuse:
a Droid
a new red laptop
a better gps system
a surround sound system


things to be happy about:
dominick loves his basketball team
we are all well
savannah is not struggling with a single element
things are looking up

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Stealing

Part One - Describe:
Your hair? Not long but not short, straighter than it used to be, brownish, with highlights.......of gray :(
Your favorite food? Pizza, good pizza, not cheap thin cardbaordy pizza.
Your dream last night? I did not dream. Oh....I never do actually.
Your favorite drink? Vodka, cranberry with a splash of pineapple......or x-rated punch!
Your dream/goal? Finish school
The room are you in? Living room
Your hobby?? Scrapbooking, though I am just getting back into it after a long dry period.
Your fear? Making the wrong decisions
Your TV? Is big, really big..........and seems to be on sports a lot lately!
Your Pets? Scarlett is having a hard time, I am not home all day now, and she is in her kennel. Have to give her lots of extra love when I get home. Cats.......they could care less about us.
Friends? All very different and all very great in their own way, though some have shown their true colors lately!
Your life? Busy, kinda crazy
Your mood? Calm, relaxed, happy!
If you're missing someone? Yes I am! seems like the more miles between us, the harder it is to stay in touch.
Your best friends? Is the best I could ask for, they are here beside me through everything!

Part Two - The Where's?
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Well D will be graduating..........so it will be a new and sad year for me!
Where were you last night? Home, with Aaron, waiting for Savannah to get home from Dalton's football game
Where did you grow up? Lebanon, Oregon
One place that I go to over and over? The Oregon beaches
Your favorite place to eat out? The Melting Pot..... though I just don't get there enough!
Wish list items? Willow Tree nativity scene, Coach Brooke bag
Last time you laughed? Today, Dominick is so funny!!
Last time you cried? After work the other day, learning a new job is frustrating so times.

Part Three - The What's?
Something that you aren't? I am not fake
Last thing you did? Ate Old country boil for dinner
What are you wearing?b Green tree fleece pj bottoms and a red shirt (ready for Christmas)
Something you're not wearing? Socks, I hate socks!
Your favorite store? Prefer a mall full of choices! :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday Fill-In's


1. Sweet dreams my sweet children, oh wait, one is out with her boyfriend, and one is on the computer late since there is no school tomorrow.......so I guess to my self!

2.Saying goodbye to my babies next Friday will be so hard especially for me.

3. Silliness is always better with a friend!!

4. For the first time ever Aaron and I will be staying home and handing out candy this Halloween.

5. Outstanding or not I am who I am!.

6. A tropical vacation with my husband is what I want right now!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Audrey spending the night, tomorrow my plans include watching Dominick's soccer game, and going to dinner and the roller derby with great friends and Sunday, I want to SLEEP IN then get stuff ready for a HUGE garage sale!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Menu Monday

Well, since I am going back to work I thought I should get more organized with dinner plans. So here is this weeks MENU:

Mon- Cheesy Beef & Bean Tacos
Tue- Chicken Enchiladas
Wed- Chicken & Rice Bake
Thu- Low Country Stew
Fri- Salsa Sirloin Salad

Change........

It's scary and great!

I have mentioned before that I was ready for a change. Well it finally came into play.

Last Monday, a friend told me about an opening that happened over the weekend at her office. So I applied on Tuesday, interviewed on Wednesday, went in for another interview, and "working" interview on Thursday, and on Friday I was called with a job offer.

SCARY!!

I have worked at home for the past 15, yes 15 years! My kids have never come home from school, and not seen me. But they are old enough to, an so on Tuesday the 20th of October I officially go to work in some place other than my own home! WEIRD!

It is an Oral Surgeons office, local, great hours, pay and people! I can't wait!

Monday, September 21, 2009

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? My tooth brush.......have not ate yet today.

2. Where was your profile picture taken? It's a picture I found online. Love flip flops and the beach!

4. Name someone who made you laugh today? Dominick.......he is such a fun young man right now!

5. How late did you stay up last night and why? I turned the news off at 11:30pm, but I know that I looked at the clock at 2:13am........Aaron was snoring sooo much I could not sleep.

6. If you could move somewhere else, would you? Hmmmmm Somewhere that rained less, but was not SUPER hot. I love 78 degrees and sunny!

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks? Every year, my husband!

8. Which of your friends lives closest to you? Brooke or Lisa.

9. Do you believe exes can be friends? Nah, it's awkward and not advised.

10. How do you feel about Dr Pepper? As long as its Diet, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

11. When was the last time you cried really hard? Hmmm.... been a long time. Life is good!

12. Who took your profile picture? I don't know.......see question 2.

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of? Our guests at Walt's birthday party last weekend.

14. Was yesterday better than today? Yes. It was a Sunday, a non work day, and I took a nap in the hammock!

15. Can you live a day without TV? Oh yes!

16. Are you upset about anything? Nope, life is pretty darn great right now!

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it? Yes!

18. Are you a bad influence? I don't think so. You know something I don't?

19. Night out or night in? Really depends on several factors. Is it raining? Then definitely in. The weekend? Usually out. Good concert or movie? Out. I like going out, but I probably stay in more than I go out. I'm usually beat by the end of the day! But From now until the end of October, we are gone almost every weekend doing something FUN!

20. What items could you not go without during the day? My cell phone (I can get on the computer via it) and my car.

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? I honestly cannot remember, I think I was actually the last person I saw in the hospital.

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say? Sure :).

23. How do you feel about your life right now? Happily content.

24. Do you hate anyone? Extremely dislike, yes, but hate, no. That's a very strong term.

25. If we were to look in your facebook inbox, what would we find? Probably the message about an upcoming birthday party.

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? Yes.

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before? I'm pretty sure the answer is no, unless they were being an ass.

28. What song is stuck in your head? Replay or Supernova.......thanks Savannah!

29. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., who do you want it to be? No one!! It would scare the SHIT out of me!

30. Wanna have grandkids before you’re 50? Let's see... I was 26 when I had Savannah....., so I guess technically I could be a grandparent before 50. But I just want to make sure she is happily married before it happens. I know I am old fashioned!

31. Name something you have to do tomorrow? Gymnastics car pool.

32. Do you think too much or too little? Too much. Always.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friday Fill-In's

1. My car is exactly what I wanted......even though I want a new onee now ;) .

2. The wonderfully bright future is coming up next.

3. Lately, things seem clearer and better than ever!

4. My bedroom, in my bed, under the covers is one of my favorite 'hiding' places.

5. What happened to my babies, they are growing up so darn fast!.

6. Happiness is not impossible!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing with my husband, tomorrow my plans include watching Dominick's soccer game at 9am and Sunday, I want to relax!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Life Lessons

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".
26. Always choose life.
27. Forgive everyone everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
32. Believe in miracles.
33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
34. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
36. Your children get only one childhood.
37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd
grab ours back.
40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
41. The best is yet to come.
42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
43. Yield.
44. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

First day of school - Savananh

First day of 8th grade for Savannah, could not get her to dress up. I can't believe it's her last year as a middle schooler.
r!

It was still darkish when she got ready to leave, so pictures are not the best. But at this point in the game I will take what I can get.
And the "true" side of her.......texting (Dalton, her boyfriend) at 6:50am!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to school 2009 - Dominick

Dominick is attending a new school this year, Timber Ridge, it along with his old school make up a combined K-8. TImber houses grades 3-8 while Clover houses K-2.

This morning was total craziness!! But hopefully soon it will all be running smoothly!
Before breakfast, in front of the house, with the shirt I picked out.

At school, with the shirt HE picked out.

Breakfast with friends is a tradition.

Brandon, Dexter, Dominck Issac, & Bailey!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Fill-In's

1. I feel excited, energized, happy, and loved!

2. Back to schoo time is always fun, NOT!

3. Right now, I can hear these things: the pond out front, and silence!

4. School starts in 4 days and I'm glad my daycar kids are going, but will miss my own kids a lot!

5. The last time I ate junk food was Monday, and that is a HUGE accomplishment for me!

6. Drive safe and sober this Labor day weekend.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doing NOTHING, tomorrow my plans include well, we were going to the State Fair, but it is an 80% chance of rain, and I do not do the fair int the rain, then the kids and I are heading to Newport to stay the night, and Sunday, I want to SHOP at the outlet mall in Lincoln City (well I AM going to) with Mandy and all our kids!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Fill-In's

1. He was a funny little man.

2.
Being on a regular schedule and getting the children back in the routine of going to school is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. My best friend
is my husband, hands down no questions asked!!

4.
I have a tough exterior but my interior melts frequently, to be honest with you.

5. Appearances can be deceiving.


6. The last person I gave a hug to was
Aaron, this morning, just before my shower..........like EVERY other morning, and I love it!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to
taking the girls to the movies, and having a glass or two or three of wine since I am not bringing them home! Tomorrow my plans include sleeping late, spending the day cleanin house, doing laundry, relaxing, maybe float in the pool, and enjoying my Saturday! Sunday, I want to go to the OREGON STATE FAIR!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Fill-Insus

And...here we go!

1. The recent deaths of some "famous" people.... is not the end of the world.

2. Sitting here, listening to the sound of rain falling, I must be crazy because it is super warm and sunny out today!

3. Reisling wine tastes so good after a longs days work!

4. Sometimes, putting others first is easier than it seems.

5. My life is breathtaking, really.

6. Well, maybe there is life after 40 (HA HA).

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to bbqing with the Harters, tomorrow my plans include going to Fogarty Creek Beach with the Bakers, and Sunday, I want to celebrate Aaron's 41st Birthday with his family!!


YOUR TURN!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

99 Things You Might Not Know About Me...

99 Things You Might Not Know About Me...

1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
Wierd on that looks like a bruise on my calf......motorcycle accident

2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
Huge framed picture of the family and the kids

3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
Yes, some at different times.

4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
Rock, Alternative, Hip Hop, Country

5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
Not without looking at my record of birth

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
A road trip to California with just by my husband like the good old days!

7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Having my house to myself (no daycare)

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
My family

9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
5' 8"

10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
No, not to much

11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
Not really

12. WHAT COLOR UNDERWEAR ARE YOU WEARING?
Nude

13. WHAT'S YOUR WORST FEAR?
That the hokey pokey really is what its all about.......and I have been looking elsewhere

14. WHAT TYPE OF DEODORANT DO YOU USE?
Dove sensitive

15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
I will not be doing any proposing in the future

16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
Neither!

17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
Used to be chicken and pepperoni, but I can not eat pepperoni anymore....

18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Pizza

19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
Red

20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
Only the cracker

21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
hmmmm....I am thinking

22. WHAT TYPE OF COLOGNE/PERFUME DO YOU WEAR?
Super Model by VS

23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
No

24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
What ever fits great

25. ANY SPECIAL TALENTS?
Nah!

26. FAVORITE MOVIE?
Right now....The Proposal

27. COKE OR PEPSI?
Diet Pepsi

28. WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE?
Dark Metallic Grey Chev. Tahoe

29. PICK ANY LETTER FROM A TO Z:
A

30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
12

31. ANY PETS?
Scarlett, Daisy, Silvan, and the fish

32. FAVORITE QUOTE?
"Because I told you too"

33. FAVORITE PLACE?
Pacific City, OR

34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE USA?
Yes, Mexico

35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
What....I have none! Oh ya food :(

36. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?
Not really

37. FIRST JOB
Babysitting, which is way DIFFERENT that doing day care!

38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
I am sure when I was younger

39. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
Yes!

40. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?
Out to dinner at Pizza King with Aaron, and Savannah

41. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
Yes, Tonsil removal, C-Section, and Hysterectomy

42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
My orgnaizational skills, and directness with others

43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
Yes

44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
Just had the BEST party every for my 40th last month!! Now for my 50th I want a cake from Charm City Cakes :)

45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?
got 2, Savannah and Dominick....Thats all folks, there is no home available any more!

46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Nope

47. FAVORITE GAME?
Mexican Train Dominios

48. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LIKE(D) ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
Meeting my husband there

49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
Some special for Blondes kinda that I am too lazy to get up and look at.

50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
No, too large

51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Roast Beef

52. ANY BAD HABITS?
I am sure there are some, but lets not dwell on them

53. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
I try not to be, but gosh darn it , it gets the best of me at times

54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Absolutely, look at all the fun things I would get to do

55. DID YOU HAVE A SANDBOX WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE?
No

56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
Absolutely...and if you say no, you are lying

57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
I yell, clean, slam cupboards, then I can usually get over it

58.WOULD YOU RATHER GAIN 58 POUNDS OR LOSE 58 POUNDS.
LOSE 58!

59. ARE YOU USING A DESKTOP OR A LAPTOP?
Laptop

60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
Swingset.....but I did not use it in the usual way, I used it as gymanstics bars :)

61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
120 or so contacts, but some have multiple numbers/people listed in them

62.WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?
No,I was before that time but Savannah loved him (even saw him Live)

63. Do you use sarcasm?
Nah, me.....almost never :)

64. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
Neither

65. WHAT COLOR IS THE CARPET IN YOUR ROOM?
Beige with flecks of various colors

66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
Mom, Mommy, or Patella

67. FAVORITE SUPER POWER?
Cool question. I want the ability to fit into tight leather shorts, where a cape, and boots and look good going it!

68. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Big Brother, CSI:Miami, or NCSI

69.WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
Let them go. Let them go completely out of your life!

70. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Licorice

71. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?
Yes

72. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
Not in our bed room, yes in a room though

73. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
Relax, fold a load of laundry

74. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?
On the coast, I mean litterally walk out my door and my toes are in the sand. I can open the windows and hear waves crash.

75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
I really don't care

76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
TV is on....Intervention

77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
Diet Pepsi

78. LAST THING YOU ATE?
BBQ Chicken pizza and JoJos

79. LAST TEXT MESSAGE YOU RECEIVED?
LOL! Did you see Austin? Kidding!

80. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Read, blog, scrapbook, shop!

81. SOMETHING TO HATE?
Nothing I want to talke about, thank you!

82. FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR?
Summer

83. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CANDY?
Black licorice

84. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?
Yes

85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?
blonde/brown

86. EYE COLOR?
Hazel

87. SHOE SIZE?
11 and HATE it!

88. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
Quiznos or Subway

89. FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
Olive Garden

90. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
Uhhhh....NO!

91. WATCH TV TODAY?
Yes, its on now

92. FAVORITE DAYS OF THE YEAR?
4th of July, and my children's birthdays

93. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
I used to play the clarinet

94. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
No of your business

95. FAVORITE BAND?
JB and the Coral Reefers, or Rascal Flatts

96. LOOK UP, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
The ceiling and lights

97. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
Groceries

98. WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?
I wish!!

99. WHAT BOOK OR SERIES ARE YOU READING?
My Sister's Keeper...just finished The Beach House


YOUR TURN!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

FRIDAY 5

HOLES.........

1.Where can you go for a really good bagel, and how do you like yours?
No where around here. Used to go to a place in Salem with Stacy, but have not been there in years, dont even know if they are still in business. My peference: White, Toasted, Split and Buttered ! YUM-O!!

2.What is your favorite style of doughnut?
Maple bars from Maryanna Bakery..........too bad the closed their doors about a year ago!

3.What’s your favorite flavor of Lifesavers? Butter Rum!

4.What O-shaped breakfast cereals do you like?
Cherrios Crunch

5.How do you feel about onion rings, and where can you get some good ones? Oh....Love them! Love Red Robins are the best.......dislike Burger Kings! UCK!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!

Military Pops

For all that you do, wso we may stay free and safe! I THANK YOU!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Fill-In's




1. She has a great PERSONALITY.......HA HA HA!

2. My cell phone is by my side, always.

3. I know this:
I do nothing conventionally.

4.
I love you, still. And more than ever!

5. These words apply to me: Blessed, compulsive, stronger, loved


6.
At Eagle Crest the sun was shining...... through the clouds.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to
going to the play Wipeout with great friends and Aaron, tomorrow my plans include shopping trip with Amanda and Sunday, I am cleaning house, grocery shopping, doing laundry, and watching Mimi for part of the day.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Fill-In's

1. All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting them to behave and not too!

2. Show me a good loser and I will show you a person who tries harder to win next time.

3. Love is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one time.

4. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy doing things their mothers would not be proud of.

5. I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and career.

6. It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without wondering how many calories are
in it.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to
relaxing at Eagle Crest with our friends, tomorrow my plans include going on a bike ride, sitting by the pool and not doing much else and Sunday, I want to stay at Eagle Crest and not come home, but that won't happen. :(

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Countdown....

Borrowed from Bry....

Ten Things I Wish I Could Say to Ten Different People (but don't say their name).
1. I wish you knew how much I JUST DO NOT CARE!
2. I wish you would put your child’s needs before your own.
3. You need to have your med’s adjusted………NOW, or you will loose everyone and everything!
4. Your child is not as special/cute/wonderful as your think!
5. You really are special to me!
6. You are a selfish ASS!
7. I miss you something awful!
8. I do things differently and see things differently than you, and that’s okay.
9. I appreciate and love you more than you will ever know.
10. I never want to see you or hear from you again.

Nine Things About Myself.

1. I am casual to a fault....Apparently. Shorts, ponytail, and makeup suit me just fine!

2. I don't finish things.....I am trying to fix that
3. I obsess about everything things that I have no control over!
4. I love music. It constantly plays. I love all kinds of music. I love sharing it with my kids too!
5. I wish I had the desire to not be overweight more than the desire to enjoy food.
6. I truly am confused.
7. I have had wonderful friends as an adult!
8. I think my kids are awesome and I truly feel like I will have a great relationship with my son & daughter.
9. I am trying to be more carefree.

Eight Ways to Win My Heart.
1. Support me.
2. Laugh with me
3. Be caring to my family!
4. Be intelligent. Its okay if you are more intelligent than me......but don't act like it!
5. Give me space. Time to do whatever I want.
6. Encourage me.
7. Take me to the Beach
8. Give me moments of undivided attention......Just me!


Seven Things That Cross My Mind A Lot.
1. Vacations
2. My children growing up so quickly
3. If Savannah still loves gymnastics
4. Schedule of events, games, practices, appointments..........
5. Should I quit doing daycare
6. Food
7. Not wanting to fold and put away laundry

Six Things I Do Before I Fall Asleep.
1. Pick up any toys, dishes, shoes, clothes, etc. around the house and put them away
2. Take out my contacts & brush teeth

3. Put lotion on my legs/feet
4. Take my medicines
5. Kiss and tell Aaron good night
6. Hug up to my body pillow

Five People Who Mean A Lot (in no order whatsoever)
Not going to go there! I could not name just 5. I would hate to leave anyone off and hurts someones fellings!

Four Things You Do In The Morning While Getting Ready
1. Use the restroom
2. Shower
3. Dry and straighten my hair
4. Get a Diet Dr Pepper

Three Songs That You Listen to Often.
1. Swing - Savage
2. Cowgirls don’t cry – Brooks /Dunn
3. The Climb – Miley Cyrus

Two Things You Want To Do Before You Die.
1. Of on a vacation with just Aaron and I
2. See my children married and have children of their own

One confession.
1. I have started more diets that I can count…..I just wish I could stick with one.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Borrowed from Bry.....

Thirteen things I love about Summer!

1. Flip Flops
2. Wearing shorts 
3. Going to the beach
4. Being tan
5. Pedicures
6. Longer evenings
7. Aaron grilling for dinner 
8. 4th of July
9. Family dinners on the patio
10. Strawberries 
11. Driving with the sunroof open
12. Wathcing the kids play in the pool
13. Morning gymnastics practices = open evenings :)


Slipn Slides, blowing bubbles, bike rides, the ice cream truck, camping (though 1 weekend is enough), Oregon Jamboree....

I could go on forever! I am so glad you are here Summer!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Fill-In's


1. Moving  from this house would make me very sad!

2. Land of the free.
 
3. My best quality is hard to define!

4. Give me the juicy details.

5. In nearly 10 years, I will have grown children and will have been married for almost 29 years
.

6. Wine and good friends
 is what I need right now! 

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to Gilbert & Sharon's for adult beverages and dinner
, tomorrow my plans include a hair appointment and a trip to the music store and Sunday, I want to relax and be happy that Monday is a holiday!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mindless Questionare

1. Pierce your nose or tongue? Neither!!

2. Be serious or be funny? I like to laugh, so I'd say funny.

3. Boxers or briefs? On me? Why are those the only two choices? What if it's neither?! Sounds more like a mens questions........I prefer boxer briefs on my man though.

4. Whole or skim milk? Skim, please.

5. Single or taken? Taken.

6. Simple or complicated? I'm complicated, but I like things to be simple.....how's that for a answer!

7. Law or anarchy? Law. I am a rule follower.

8. Flowers or angels? Both.

9. Grey or gray? Neither, its black or white.

10. Read or write? Read but I don't find enough time to read much for pleasure.

11. Color or black-and-white photos? Black and white.

12. Sunrise or sunset? Sunset. I am too busy in the mornings to enjoy the sunrises.

13. M&M's or Skittles? Peanut Butter M&Ms or Sour Skittles :)

14. Go to bed late or wake up late? Depends if it is the weekend or a work day, I love to lay in bed late on the weekends.

15. Rain or Sun? Both, that's why I live in Oregon.

16. TV or Radio? Depends on my mood.

17. Is it POP or SODA? Neither, I ask for it by brand.

18. X or O in Tic-Tac-Toe? I'm always O because the kids always go first, and they are always X.

19. Leather purse or knit purse? Leather.

20. Eat an apple or an orange? Granny Smith Apple, I don't care for the white stuff on oranges.

21. What came first the chicken or the egg? Alphabeticly the chicken.

22. Hot or Cold? Depends on what we are talking about......

23. Light or dark nail polish? Clear for my fingers and bright for my toes.

24. Tall members of the opposite sex or short? Taller than me.

25. Sun or moon? Sun.

26. Emerald or ruby? Emerald. But actually I prefer diamonds or sapphires.

27. Mt. Dew or Surge? Mt. Dew. (Diet please)

28. Left or right? Right.

29. 10 acquaintances or 1 best friend? 1 Best Friend

30. Vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream? Vanilla.

31. High or Drunk? Tipsy I guess......I've never been high.

32. Green beans or carrots? Carrots.....raw only though.

33. Low fat or fat free? Low fat, unless it's milk. Then fat free.

34. What is your biggest fear in the world? Dying before my kids are grown.

35. Silver jewelry or gold jewelry? White gold.

36. Kids or no kids? Kids...duh!

37. Cat or dog? Both, they serve different purposes in my life.

38. Half empty or half full? Half full

39. Mustard or ketchup? Ketchup, I dislike mustard.

40. Hard cover books or soft cover books? The feeling of hard cover, but I am to cheap to buy them.

41. Newspaper or magazine? Both, again they each serve a different purpose in my live.

42. Sandals or sneakers? Sandals/flip flops if I have to wear shoes...I really really dislike shoes!

44. Red car or white car? Red!

45. Happy and poor or sad and rich? Happy and poor...actually prefer happy and comfortable, which is what I am.

46. Singing or dancing? I can't sing worth a damn, but my spirit gets lifted so quickly when I turn the music up and sing.

47. Hugging or Kissing? Depends with who.

48. Eat in or take out? Eat in.......take out gets cold too fast!

49. Happy or sad? Happy!

50. Purple or green? Ugh........red?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring Soccer


Dominick is playing soccer for the MVSC this season.......they are the Scorpions (U12 level team)

They have played 4 games, WON 3, Lost 1..........even though the other team agreed that the game they lost had one sided ref'ing. They only lost by 1 point, and they should of scored 3 other goals that the ref deemed illegal......pooey! They are kicking some hiney! (They only won 2 games all last fall, so they are pretty happy!)




Dominick scored a goal in both game 2 and 3. He is happy with his new position, no longer a defender all the game, he gets to play forward and defender this season!

GO SCORPIONS!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

50 Questions

1. What color is your toothbrush? NAVY BLUE

2. Name one person who made you smile today: DOMINICK

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? WORKING AT A GYMANSTICS MEET

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? MAKING DINNER

5. What is your favorite candy bar? 3 MUSKETEER

6. Have you ever been to a strip club? NO

7. What is the last thing you said aloud? DID YOU LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BATHROOM

8. What is your favorite ice cream? LICORICE

9. What was the last thing you had to drink? SMIRNOFF & CRANBEERY

10. Do you like your wallet? YES, A RED PRADA

11, What was the last thing you ate? SPAGHETTI AND SALAD

12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? NO

13, The last sporting event you watched? DOMINICK'S SOCCER GAME THIS AFTERNOON

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? NONE, JUST SALT

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to? SAVANNAH

16. Ever go camping? ONCE EVERY SUMMER

17. Do you take vitamins daily? NOPE

18. Do you go to church every Sunday? NO, I DON'T GO TO CHURCH AT ALL

19, Do you have a tan? GETTING THERE

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? NEVER

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw? ONLY FOUNTAIN SODA

22. What did your last text message say? YOU REALLY THINK I AM GOING TO GET UP AND GO LOOK?? YOUR NUTS!! :)

23. What are you doing tomorrow? EASTER, GOING TO MY IN-LAWS

24. Where is 24?????

25. Look to your left, what do you see? AARON ON THE COMPUTER

26. What color is your watch? GOLD AND WHITE GOLD

27. What do you think of when you hear Australia? SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT VACATION

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29. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? DRIVE THRU

30. What is your favorite number?12

31. Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? AMANDA

32. Any plans today? TODAY IS ALMOST OVER, AND IT'S BEEN A BUSY ONE!

33. How many states have you lived in? 2

34. Biggest annoyance right now? NONE REALLY

35. Last song listened to? SOMETHINGS ON BOB 105.5 BUT CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT

36. Can you say the alphabet backwards? SURE

37. Do you have a maid service clean your house? HELL NO!

38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? BLACK FLIP FLOPS

39. Are you jealous of anyone? PROBABLY

40. Is anyone jealous of you? PROBABLY

41. Do you love anyone? YES, I DO!

42. Do any of your friends have children? ALMOST ALL OF THEM

43. What do you usually do during the day? WORK

44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? HATE IS SUCH A STRONG WORD!!

45, Do you use the word 'hello' daily? WHO DOESN'T

46, What color is your car? DARK METALLIC GREY

47. Do you like cats? YES!

48. Are you thinking about someone right now? YES

49. Have you ever been to Six Flags? YES

50. How did you get your worst scar? EITHER MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT OR C-SECTION

Monday, April 6, 2009

100 things I might of done....

I got this off my friend Beth's blog. I've done the things in BOLD print

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you could to a charity - I've given a lot, but never more than I could.

7. Been to Disneyland (5 times)

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. OH WHERE OH WHERE IS NUMBER ELEVEN??

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa

20. Traveled by Train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - I don't need money to be truly satisfied, but yes... we're comfortable.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo's David

41. Sung Karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on the beach in the moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Number 54 ran off with number 11

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. MISSING

65. MISSING

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job (Once only, and I hated the job, so it was a good thing)

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone (two at once actually)

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chicken pox

89. Saved someone's life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby (tiwce)

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a lawsuit (Only as the person who was suing someone else)

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in a day

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy 13th Birthday Savannah!

Today my first born child turns 13, she is officially a teenager! I can't believe it! She has grown from an 11lb. 2oz. chubby baby into a beautiful young lady!

Happy Birthday Savannah! Love ya tons!

2 1/2 months old



13 years old

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

1. Why do we have to read things into things that people do for us, that are really just nice gestures?



2. Asking Dominick if he brushed his teeth and but on deodorant are now habits.



3. I have a great feelings about Portland getting a MLS team!!



4. I had never heard the phrase " You can't pull a refried bean over my head" and it _could only be made up by me.



5. I will do it all by mysself, the way I always do.



6. How was I to know that we (Aaron, Savannah & I) already need to be thinking about career choices, SAT's, PSAT's, scholarships, and college stuff.



7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __going tanning (I know don't lecture me about the horrible things about it, I am an adult and will do as I please) and having the house totally clean for tomorrows party, tomorrow my plans include having 12 teenage girls, and two boys over for Savannah's 13th birthday and Sunday, I want to go shopping in Eugene with Amanda and eat at Chili's!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another questionare...

Borrowed from Melissa's blog...........This is kind of like the 25 things - except they are pre-decided questions and it's about you and your spouse, not just you.

♥ What are your middle names? Joseph and Ann

♥ How long have you been together? Together 23 years

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? 1 second

♥ Who asked who out? He asked me to dance, and we have been together every since

♥ How old are each of you? He is 40, I am 39

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? His

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? Parenting

♥ Did you go to the same school? Yes, for high school

♥ Are you from the same home town? Yes

♥ Who is the smartest? Book smart him, common sense smart me

♥ Who is the most sensitive? Me

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Totally varies each time

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Mexico

♥ Who has the craziest exes? Probably me, but have not seen him since high school years

♥ Who has the worst temper? Me

♥ Who does the cooking? I cook, he grills

♥ Who is more social? Totally me!

♥ Who is the neat-freak? Me again

♥ Who is the more stubborn? Me again

♥ Who hogs the bed? Himand the blankets too

♥ Who wakes up earlier? He does, because it takes him longer to get ready in the AM....don't ask

♥ Where was your first date? Movie theather in Albany (saw Pretty in Pink)

♥ Who has the bigger family? He does

♥ Do you get flowers often? HA HA HA No!

♥ How do you spend the holidays? With family

♥ Who is more jealous? Neither

♥ How long did it take to get serious? Day one

♥ Who does/did the laundry? I do

♥ Who’s better with the computer? Depends on what is being done to it

♥ Who drives when you are together? I do

♥ When was your "engagement" anniversary?: May 5, 1987 (the day we got our rings, he never really proposed, we just picked out rings, ordered them, and this is the day he gave it to me)

♥ When is your "marriage" anniversary?: September 8, 1990

♥ How long have you known your spouse? 23 years and 1 day

How long did you date before you were engaged?: From March 17th, 1986 to May 5th 1987....so 1 year, 1 month and 18 days

♥ Where did you meet your spouse for the first time? High school dance

♥ What is your spouse's full name? Aaron Joseph Crittenden

♥ Do you have any children yet? Yes

♥ How many? 2 Savannah & Dominick

♥ Do you have any pets? Yes Dog: Scarlett, Cats: Silvan and Daisy

♥ Do you own a house or rent? Technically the bank owns it, but we are purchasing it month by month :)

♥ Do you live in the country or town/city? Hmmm......not town but not country really

♥ What is one of your favorite activities together? Vacationing

♥ Do you have a favorite vacation spot? The Oreogn coast

♥ How many siblings (including in-laws) do you have?: I have 1 siblings, Aaron has 2.... so I have 2 BILs and 1 SIL, he has 1 BIL and 1 SIL (if you don't count ex's)

♥ What church do you attend? None

♥ Is this the church you were married in? No

♥ What town is your current address at? Albany, OR (Technially Millersburg but we dont have a zip code here)

♥ Do you work or stay at home? I work at home

♥ Where did you go on your honeymoon? Disneyland baby!!

♥ Leave a piece of advice for the other couples? Be respectful, never call names, communicate well, be each others best friend and all will be grand!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Friday Fill Ins (on Thursday night)

1. When I look to the left, I see Dominick in the office area, playing some game on the computer.

2. Hmmm, this is a tough one, maybe our bedroom, is the room that has the best view in my home. (But I really want to relandscape it next spring)

3. Let it work on our attitudes please!

4. Dirty deeds done dirt cheap! (What else could it be ??)

5. Ensuring a strong future is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

6. If you have any not nice things to say, feel free keep them to yourself.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching Savannah compete at the Emerald Cup, tomorrow my plans include dinner and a movie with Amanda at this great place that serves adult drinks during the movie :) and Sunday, I want to relax with my family!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wacky Monday

Last night Dominick complained at dinner his tummy hurt, sent him to lay down, fell asleep, woke up at 11m, running to the bathroom to throw up, continued until 4am, he is now sleeping.....really bad part of it is that today was the first day of SPRING soccer practice, and now he is not going. Also he had an appointment to get his implement and first part of his braces on, well they don't want any where near his mouth, not that I blame him.

AND it is SNOWING! Yes, big white flakes, sticking to everything. Does mother nature know what in the heck she is doing, the crocus and daffodils are blooming, and it looks like December out there.

What else can strange happen today??

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Random Thoughts

1. How old do you look?
Probably my age........dark circles and crapy sleep habits dont help

2. Where do you live?
Oregon

3. Are you waiting for something?
The dryer to get done, so I can put another load in........sad isn't it

4. What’s one pet peeve of yours that is not common?
My food items can not touch each other

5. Do you want/have kids?
Have two, want them very much so!

6. Have you ever thought about converting your religion?
What?? From nothing to something? No

7. Last shocking news you heard?
That someone was expecting a baby....'

8. What was the last thing you drank?
7-up

9. Who do you most look like in your family?
No one, I always thought I was adopted.

10. If you could have something right now, anything, what would it be?
To have Savannah stop stop struggling on the bars.

11. Where does most of your family live?
Arizona

12. Where did you grow up?
Lebanon Oregon

13. Where do you want to go on vacation?
Considering that we have had snow, rain and hail today, some place warm and tropical would be a great vacation!

14. Have you ever had a panic attack?
Only once

15. What can’t you wait for?
My 40th birthday this summer!

16. When’s the last time you told someone you loved him or her and meant it?
This morning

17. Have your parents ever smoked pot?
I don't know and I am not asking

18. Want someone back in your life?
Not really

19. What do you order at the bar?
Midori sour or Long Island Icetea

20. When was the last time you cried really, really hard?
After I got home from the emergency room with Savannah

21. Ever licked someone’s cheek?
I don't remember doing so

22. What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter?
Bananas

23. Where were you on July 4th, 2008?
My in-laws with Carey and family

24. What are your nicknames?
Mom, mother, mommy

25. If you could go back in time, how far back would you go?
I wish that I could rememeber enough about my past to remember if I would go back.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Friday fill-ins

1. Puppy sitting for a friend was my last random act of kindness. (though it was so so so much fun!)



2. Another place and things might of been differnt.



3. Truth matters in matters of the heart.



4. Coffee, tea or water please!



5. It is sad when friends take separate paths.



6. Our memories reminds me that there is happiness and a reason to live.



7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Savannah kicking some ass at her meet (yes Friday at 12:30, who knows what they were thinking!), watch Dominick's last baskeball game, and go to the late movie with Amanda... tomorrow my plans include cleaning house and catching up on household chores and Sunday, I want to go shopping with Ang and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Friday Fill-In's

1. I'm happy, I'm in love, I have a wonderful family.

2. Why do I have a slow metabolism and not a fast one.

3. How does this thing called life work, anyway?

4. Every morning, I put Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Line Diminishing Day Lotion on my face.

5. I consider myself lucky because I am married to the best man in the whole wide world.

6. One day we’ll see racism be a thing of the past.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to attending Dominick's basketball game, tomorrow my plans include _attending another basketball game, grocery shop, and then go to see the Knights of the Rhelm with Aaron, Dominick, his friend, and Sunday, I want to to do nothing that requires me to leave the house!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Trip to Idaho

Savannah has a meet this past weekend in Coeur d'alene Idaho. We packed up the car and left here at 6:30am, on Friday morning, pickup Cydnee at 7am, in Salem, (her parents could not go so I was her mom for the weekend) and picked up Dani and Carrie at 7:15am. Then we hit the road. We only stopped 2 times on the way there (7+ hours) and the girls did great! Loud but great! :)

Friday night the girls swam and ran around checking out the hotel, and to see who else was there (some how I forgot my camera everytime we went to the pool, must of been the wine :) ) Oh and 5 women/teens in one hotel room made for some intresting bathroom issues. Everyone wanted
to be in the shower at once, so this is how we solved it......





On Saturday we drove into Mead, WA to a place called Cat Tales and the girls got a behind the scenes tour and got to feed the cats. It was amazing!





The girls all competed on Sunday at 7:30am (yes, an awful time, ask Cyd, she was so NOT happy about it). Savannah did her backhand spring on the beam for the 1st time during competition, and I am sooooo proud of her. She has been really struggling with this element! Then we went back to the hotel to pack up and hit the road finally about 2pm on Sunday. I pulled into our driveway at 9:30pm, driving 1009.1 miles! WILD TRIP but a blast!!