Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"vegas baby"

I'm going for my birthday, I'm going for my birthday.
Compliments of my very best friend in the entire world!!!!
Trip is booked, tickets are purchased, bikinis are picked out (ha ha). Life is good :)
Here are the bikinis I picked out. (tee hee)
Cocktails by the pool are the main recreation :)

Maybe this suit is more our style. It is a yellow-polka-dot-bikini.

I have already picked out my spot by the pool. (and my cabana boy, shhhhhhh.)

Spa treatments are going to be a must.

Massages and facials.

Pedicures...............................If you know when my birthday is, dust off your bikini and get your tickets and come along. :)

Thank you so much BFF for the greatest birthday gift EVER! Who does that? Oh, my best friend. :) I am so excited because my birthdays usually SUCK. Oh, did I say that I am excited??

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"happy birthday Donna"

Happy Birthday Sista! I baked you a special (virtual) cake. Ha. If I could bake, I would have made you this awesome cake.
And sent you these beautiful flowers.

Enjoy your birthday cocktails.Your party.

A box of chocolates never hurt anyone, right?

And some time with your hubby.
Shhhhhh........ I promise I won't tell anyone how old you are today!! :)

I hope you did something for YOU today. Have a wonderful birthday.
Love ya.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Ms. Anne and J.
One word. GORGEOUS. Hope your day was wonderful. You both look so happy :) Sorry I missed the big day, but we had family health issues going on. I really enjoyed (and stole) your pics from your facebook page. Enjoy your honeymoon!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"great day"

Well I have been working my butt off and working tons of hours so I could take the day off to spend with the kids. Nicole went to Corvallis. So now it's down to me and Tyler.
So far we have had a great day. Slept in. He came in and watched cartoons in my bedroom while I layed in bed and made a grocery list.
Now we are going on a lunch date to Red Robin. Just the two of us. Daddy's at work and Nicole is gone. He isn't too excited about grocery shopping, but if feed him, I have a better chance. Nice to have a day with no schedule. :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

"spring break"

Oh, I don't have a pool. And I am working this week. And I need to shave my legs. Maybe not a good idea.

I need to go to bed. Morning will be here too soon.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

"teenage angst"

3 Little Ceasar's Pizzas = $15.00
Candy and chocolate from Bob's Market = $11.41
Admission to middle school dance = $4.00
Picking up the piece of their broken little teenage hearts = Priceless

All three little darlings got "dumped" by their boyfriends at various times through out the dance last night. We left early.

Then the waterworks started. I gave them all three a pep talk (the boy's are dumb pep talk).

Bought them pizza. Candy.Chocolate. Soda. Made a little nest on my living room floor and let them cry it out and then helped them pick up the pieces and gave them good mommy advice.

I told them to be uninterested, unavailable and unlisted. Nuf said :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"cancer sucks"

Four people very near and dear to us are dealing with this horrible, evil disease right now. Not fair. My heart goes out to them.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"happy birthday Kambria"

Happy birthday best friend. I hope you have a great day. I know you are at a volleyball tourney all day. Call me when you get home. I have gifts :) I baked these cupcakes for you. (ha ha hahahha) well, I wanted too. :)
Hope your girlie did good in her games today.

Old pic of you with blonde hair and Tyler with short hair.
Smokin' hot pic of you. (and skinny-minnie) with your drink of choice.

I hope you have had your Starbucks today! If not call me and I will brink you one ASAP.
Happy Birthday friend.

Friday, March 13, 2009

"it's great to have best friends"

Jasmine is to Nicole, what Kambria is to me.
Amazing and fabulous.
One of a kind, best friends that are rare and don't come along for everyone. We are so lucky to have them in our lives :) Kambria-Jasmine just cleaned Nicoles ENTIRE room while Nicole sat on her bed and visited/supervised. LMAO. I know you get it :)
I had to put up a pic of little miss Madison because I miss her face :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

"Happy 14th birthday Nicole"

Happy birthday sweetie. 14.
It's such a pleasure to be your mother. You make me laugh. (and sometimes make me furious). I am so proud of what a wonderful young lady you are.
(Messy :))
(It would be nice if you would clean your room and be nicer to your brother! but that is what makes you, YOU.
Time is flying by and you are growing up so fast. Always stay true to yourself and be considerate of others. Keep smiling and always take pride in who you are. Love you.
Salty's 2009. 14th birthday.
Salty's 2008. 13th birthday.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"baby girl is turning 14"

I can't even believe Nicole is going to be 14 years old on Monday, March 9th. Where did all that time go? Working, kids playing sports, worrying about finances, keeping up with daily routines and trying to live our best life. She has (quickly) grown into such a young lady. Definately opinionated, independent, funny, beautiful, smart and know what she wants. Everything a parent could ask for. We are doing something right.
I long for the days of her being 3 years old. Playing with dolls, following me around, worshiping me :) , dressed in cute, frilly, pink clothes. Now she wants heels and fashion. (I can't deprive her of that).
Grandpa Mary has ALWAYS given her roses for her birthday. One for each year. Now it's 14.

We went to Salty's in Portland for dinner. Nicole took her two BFF's Jasmine and Cassandra. They all dressed up and looked way older than 14 (yikes). They were visions of beauty. Had a good time. Food wasn't as good as last time. I am sure the birthday celebration will last until Monday. More pics to come.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"our friend Mark"

Our dear friend Mark has recently been diagnosed with leukemia. So hard to wrap our heads around it. He is a father of three, a husband, friend and only 39 years old. So unfair that a strong, hard working, young man gets news like that. We think about you and your family every second of the day. For you to get stronger and healthier. How hard it must be to endure the pain, being away from your family, kids, job and just sleeping in your own bed. Once we get the ok, we will be down to see you.
Becky- stay strong. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. How a day can change your world and turn it upside down. Managing the kids and the strain of seeing your husband lying in a hospital bed with an unsure future. I am keeping up on your blog and LeRoy keeps me updated when he talks to you or Mark.
Tell everyone (Kathy, your parents, the kids) we are praying for the strength to make it through each day. He will be strong. And get healthier.
Take care of yourself. Call us if you need ANYTHING. Hugs for everyone :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"sick girlie"

Poor little Nicolie is sick. She has been running a fever between 100 - 103 since Sunday. It comes down a little when I give her tylenol, but is hanging around. She stayed home from school yesterday and wanted to go to school today, but "not happening". With 101 temp, I made her stay on the couch. Went to work this morning for awhile. Came home to check on her, make her lunch, check temp and give her meds. Going back to work once LeRoy gets home. I feel bad for her because tonight is a playoff game for basketball. They made it and she can't even play. She wants to go (and sit on the bench), but I think she is staying home :(
She needs to get better! Plus she has a birthday next week and we want her to be well.