Thursday, May 31, 2007

Prayer Request

Please pray for my Uncle Jerry. He is in surgery today removing part of his jaw/throat/tongue. He has cancer really bad and will be in an induced coma for the next two days as he recovers. The doctors have given him a 60% chance of survival. Please pray that he makes it through okay and that the doctors see and do what needs to be done. Thanks.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


We escaped this weekend. We took Tumbleweed and pampered her and ourselves on Catalina Island. We got in touch with nature, played hard and rested plenty. It was great - I will upload pics and post them as soon as I get the chance.

It was so good to get away and not have a worry in the world... I am feeling like a new person now. Refreshed! It was good to be back in my own bed Monday night even if it was rocking like we were still on a boat. LOL!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend remember to reflect on our fallen heros.
Their sacrafices is what makes our country so special.
God Bless those who serve and all their families.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Camping Lake Jennings

Just Another Beautiful Day!RO relaxing in his hammock...Me and My Momma Gaurd Dogs on Duty Pierre

Some of the Beautiful Nature...

It was only a two day stay for us but we had a really good time... the dogs really loved to get away... we went on one long hike around the lake... it was a real nice one. We BBQed Steak and mushrooms for my parents Saturday night. We didn't do any fishing this trip... I had a cold so I didn't get near the water....the day we left we went on a dirt road down to the Lake and around it a bit... that was fun. All in all it was a nice trip and great to take a break.

Always Sleep with One Eye Open

Really I think she is thinking, "Mom. Don't bother me, I am resting!" This was taken after the MS WALK.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mother's at Coronado Park

Happy Mother's Day 2007!

Chillin' at the park...

Jacob sure was having a good time...Jacob resting in Grandma's Aliner with his Momma.

Visiting with our Great Uncle Dale during his jazz band's break...

Mother's Day at the Flower Fields

It was a beautiful day at the flower fields...

Do it Pam! No one is looking....

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Candy Gram from God?

At work we have been eating Promises Dove Chocolates. One of the owners had brought them in for us. Each little foil wrapped candy has a message inside. Well since last Friday I have gotten the same message three times in a row. It says, "Don't think about it so much". I really do think that God is trying to tell me something and I am going to try to listen.

Monday, May 21, 2007


Total amount we raised: $621.00

Here is Ryan and Tumbleweed at the starting line, ready to go...
This year Tumbleweed was walking for her Grandpa Billy who couldn't make it.Here we are after the walk - waiting in line for our free massages. :-) It was a beautiful and refreshing day!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Sweet Pea Maze

Here we are in the sweet pea maze at the Carlsbad Flower fields... it was soooo much fun and smelled sooo beautiful - too bad these pics aren't scratch and sniff... LOL!

We were all pretty lost here... this was at about the 3rd dead end we had turned around at...
I would have liked to stay here in this little corner all day... I loved the flower colors and the wonderful smell!
Pam was having lots of fun!
Family Shot!

FINALLY! THE EXIT! ... it took us about 30 minutes or so...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Summer is Coming

Slip on your bathing suit
Under your sundress
Might end up on the beach
Might end up at the pool
Everyday is a sun shiney day
Relax and unwind

It's time to

Crank up the tunes
Outside the BBQ's
Make everyone drool
It's summer time
Never ending days
Glorious starry nights


Retail Therapy

Last Friday I took a half day to go shopping with my mom and take her out to lunch... We went to the Veijas Outlet... we had a great time! I didn't find too much for clothes up there but found a great little purse at Liz Claiborne for only $9.99... Wooo HOO! It is pictured below too. Then yesterday my shoes came! I ordered them a few weeks back from Target... I had caught a cold over the weekend and was having a crumpy day since I couldn't breathe all day but when I got home to my waiting package and put on my new shoes I was HAPPY! It is funny how a new treat for yourself can change your whole attitude.

New Shoes make me HAPPY!

Aren't they Cute? Love them!

My hubby loves them too :-)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Little Miss Angela in a Dress by Hand Knits by Angoraknitter

What a little Cutie Pie, Huh? Love her smile and her happy eyes. What a pose too!

Like the dress? It is handmade by my friend Susanna. You can check out her store at She makes such BEAUTIFUL dresses, among other things... She doctored up this picture really cool too. She is really just too talented for words.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Dad and his Bike

Here is a great pic of my dad (on the right), his buddy and his bike on a loooooong road trip in the Philippines.

Don't you love the saddlebags and case? I do.


...Happy Friday...

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......Happy Friday! ***HAPpy FRiDaY***

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Camping Plans

My momma arrived yesterday and has set up camp in her new trailer... we visited with them last night and was happy to run into some wild life up there including a BIG BEAUTIFUL king snake... (I snapped some pics - will post later) The sunset was beautiful and there was loads of stars out... it was a nice night.

We are reserved to camp up there the 18th - 20th. I can't wait!

Zion and a Squealing Little One

This is my best friend Andrea's dog Zion and Drea's little Niece Katelyn....

Katelyn loves Zion and everytimes Zion walks near her she squeals in delight ... LOL! I love this pic you can almost hear her.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Perfect Articokes with Spicy Dipping Sauce

2 - 3 Medium Artichokes
(Large ones are a little tougher but can be used)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Butter
Morton's Nature Seasoning
Garlic Salt
Wash the Artichokes and cut off the top inch. Cut off the stem leaving only about 1/2 inch of stem on. Fill a large saucepan with about an inch and a half of water and the butter. Place Artichokes in the pan stem down and drizzle tops with Oil. Sprinkle generously with seasonings, cover pot tightly with Aluminum Foil and put on medium/high heat for ten minutes. Reduce heat to Medium/Low for an additional 20 minutes....
Check by poking stem with a fork - it should be very tender.
Spicy Dipping Sauce
3 Tbsp Mayo
1 tsp Ketchup
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Tabasco to taste
Mix all well and serve with chokes.

Monday, May 07, 2007

On a Lighter Note...

My Momma is on her way here! YAY!

Her and Greg will be happy to be back in San Diego for a couple weeks....

Monday Blues

We had a busy and fun filled weekend. I will have to post the pics after I upload them.

Now it is back to work time and it is still super beautiful outside - No one should have to work on days like today... a perfect 78 degrees out and lots of sunshine!
Oh well! 5 o'clock is just around the corner! Just over 5 hours to go... Isn't it nice, it doesn't get dark out now till almost 8pm.

Friday, May 04, 2007


HAPPY Friday!

My mom called this morning and said she is coming down next weekend for Mother's Day! YAY! I get to see my momma on Mom's day! I am soooooo happy!

They will be bringing thier trailer and thier dog to camp out - very cool - maybe we will camp one day with them.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Word of the Day


1) Making a great disturbance; clamorous; boisterous.
2) Unmanageable; unruly.

Example: Like everyone else here, I am feeling obstreperous today.

LOL! I crack myself up.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Oh Beautiful!

This is where we are going this weekend.... the Carlsbad Flower Fields
Check out the tribute flag they made. It's hard to believe those are all Red, white and blue anemone flowers strategically planted on a 300 by 170 foot hillside.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Old Hawaii Shots

Oh how I miss it...

Aching to go back... soon enough...


We went to Petco Park to see the Padres play Washington - they didn't win but we sure had a good time... the park wasn't very crowded I guess no one was really interested in seeing Washington... it made for a pretty relaxing night.
We walked around a lot and checked out the stadium - which we really hadn't much of a chance to do before. The past few times we went we had such good seats we were glued to them. We bought a couple of ridiculously priced beers... two for $14.00 and a Rubio's fish taco to snack on. It was a great night, but Darn those guys for losing.... oh well! We'll see what they do tonight.