Friday, April 27, 2007

GRrrrr!




I have been here with two sick girlies. I just wish the sickies would go away.

But----my hubby and I have done very good with our Water Jogging. 3 times this week we worked out. I feel very good.

To answer some questions from you beautiful posters--no, I didn't live here when Mt. St. Helens blew in the 80's. But, in the beginning, I was scared of that Mt. but now I am just thrilled to see her every morning.

Thank you for the wonderful recipes, I am excited, I have jotted all your ideas down, and recipes, I have lists upon lists. Love it.

Trinity Broadcasting Network had a wonderful memorial special for the Virginia Tech victims, I am in tears as CeCe Winans sings

JESUS is the answer for the world today!!!!

I'll leave on that sweet note.

Blessings

Monday, April 23, 2007

View of a Volcano

This is a view from my back deck. This is Mt. St. Helens. She is beautiful!
And here in the Northwest, when she errupts like this, it is simply called a "burp"
She has been "burping" now for a few years. Also, there is alot of earthquake activity.
My favorite thing, is to wake up first thing, and when the fog blows off, to look out the back door to this beautiful mountain standing tall and majestic.

Anyways, I took the week off in honor of Virginia Tech. We have a daughter to one of the Professors that lives here, as well as a student from here. So, just as I am sure alot of you were it was somber here. Also, I decided to take time to catch up with house work, laundry, and some major spring cleaning. One of the biggest accomplishments was getting my room cleaned up as well as our office space and my Scrapbooking area. Feels good.

Got the motorhome cleaned out, airing out, and taking inventory for our trip to Disneyland and Arizona. OH BY THE WAY-----if any of you wonderful women out there have fast and easy recipes for breakfasts and dinners for our trip, I would so appreciate it. I have a full-service Kitchen in our motorhome, and I need some great ideas for meals, that can be made in a S M A L L kitchen. Thank you
Thank you to all you beautiful women for your posts, I appreciate all of you, and your speaking into my heart. How precious you all are!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Prayers For Virginia Tech

Today I just want to say that I am praying for the spouses, family, and friends of the 32 victims and for the shooter. What a tragic thing that makes no sense to us. I am in prayer today for this situation. Blessings to you all!

Monday, April 16, 2007

LOooong week-end


First, I want to thank everyone for your special wishes to my family. I am so very blessed, and thank you for sharing in our joy.
For the longest time TOY STORY was my favorite movie. I loved the innocence of the movie----B U T then CARS came out, and I found a new favorite. My whole family loves this Disney/Pixar movie. And my hubby especially loved it, it was finally a part of HIS world. My hubby loves cars, hot rods, car parts, all that stuff. And actually he has so far built 3 hot rods from the ground up. So, this movie is our "family movie"
And speaking of cars. This past week-end was the Portland Auto SwapMeet. We were there from Thursday till last night. We rent a spot, hubby sells car parts, tires and barters with other men on things I have no clue they are talking about. But it makes me love him even more because his eyes sparkle, twinkle and smile like a little boy with a new toy. My body is so sore. My back and calves ache, because you walk constantly. It is a very large swap meet, people from out of state come here with their own booths for this. But, I am happy, while we sat at the booth for my husband to make "deals" I got to catch up reading my latest Better Homes and Gardens magazine and my newest Creating Keepsakes magazine. Read both from front to back.
And now, because I was gone for 4 days, I have so much to catch up on. So I must get to work.
Blessings to you all!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!




WE ARE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!


My hubby and I looked over the budget

and this is the year. Actually, for the last 2 yrs I have been begging my hubby to go. I really wanted both sets of our parents to go & just have a big family vacation. Both sets of parents and us haven't been able to afford it, but we found we are doing quite well, after paying off the credit cards. Hubby said we could go if we could pay cash for it all. So we started budgeting and here we are. BUT--hubbies parents are in their 70's and chose not to go with us. They just don't feel they can do it. AND---they gave us a big amount of money to go towards our trip. Praise God--what a blessing. So with this we were able to book the whole vacation and pay cash. We will be there for 6 days. 3 for disneyland and 1 for Knotts Berry Farm, 1 for Universal Studios. My parents are still joining us. Yippeeeee! We have never had a vacation with my parents. So you can imagine how very excited that I am. I just want to squill all the time.
And there's more---I hail from Arizona. And just about all of my family lives there, SO I was able to talk hubby into going to my hometown for 5 days Y--E---S! I have several aunts and uncles and cousins who have never met my girls. I have been back there for funerals but the girls have never been there. We will be there over hte 4th of July Holiday, so my parents are going to have a huge Bar-B-Que in honor of us.
I AM SOOOO BLESSED!
Anyways, as soon as hubby booked the hotel and tickets and we coordinated with my parents======I knew it was set in stone and now I can share it with you all. I am so very excited for my girls, a 2 week vacation at the end of June and to my 2 favorite places in the world. It is gonna be our SUMMER!
Blessings to you all

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Is it the end of the week already!

Okay, the kitty thing is a little overkill! But, I couldn't figure out how to stop it from repeating.

For those who asked, my dog in the shower is half chow chow & half rottweiler! He is the sweetest guy ever. And Heather, it was only in the 60's here. But, our dog gets so hot, I think maybe it is a nerveous thing too. We had alot of people here!

Okay, I also have had a LOVE/HATE relationship with our black rooster. He attacked me last Thursday. He got me in 3 places. I mean he punctured me in 3 places, they knotted up underneath the wounds. And they hurt horribly. The healing process has been long. One of the wounds is under my knee, one on the side and one on my outer thigh. Putting weight on them has been aweful. It has really worn me out, so i am lagging so much. Though, my laundry is caught up, and my kitchen is clean.

I have done the swimming classes with my hubby, it has been very relaxing. The personal struggle to get up at 6 to go work out has been stupid. I can pop out of bed at 6 every morning to get hubby ready for work, and girls fed and ready, no problem!!!!!!!!!! But to get up those two days to work out, what a struggle.

Okay now that I have bored you all. Many blessings to you all!












































































































































































Monday, April 9, 2007

Another Manic Monday



Our poor dog was so hot over the week-end, I found him in the shower. Silly guy.

Okay, I see I haven't blogged in sometime. I had a very busy week, the girls were on Spring break, the weather was nice and we enjoyed it. I took the girls to the park several times. I wanted them to get out in it and enjoy the weather. I knew the forcast was going to change, so saturday it did, and it rained clean thu Easter night.

We had a wonderful Easter, my home was full of people, I love this. Because I had so many people, I had a Bar-B-Que Pot-Luck. We had hamburgers and had the others bring side dishes and desserts. It works out very well. The kids Egg Hunt happened in Hubbys shop because it was so rainey. They loved it though, and they each got almost $20 from they eggs they found. It was raining but it was a beautiful day!!

Okay, so now all those chores I let go during Spring Break week, I have to do them now. So, blessings to you all, and to chore time I go!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

We're Home


Okay, we got back on Sunday afternoon, but after the girls coming in, unpacking everything, Monday came before I even knew it.

The school districts are on Spring Break right now, so everything is busy. I have been trying to think of where to take the kids for the day without 100's of other kids being their.

The retreat was very relaxing, my hubby and I were very blessed to be able to go on this. The room was right on the riverfront. It was amazing. The food was good, and we learned alot, we sat thru three teachings, and they were awesome. Even walked away with 3 books to read.


I think I will take the kids to Battleground Lake, that way after we play awhile, we can hike around the lake, FOR SURE to tire them and me out!!!!!


Hope everyone is having an awesome day!
Blessings!