Saturday, June 28, 2008
This time tomorrow we will be in Waikiki......on our way to the Turtle Bay resort, where we will spend the next week lounging and swimming and enjoying life!!!!!!!!!!! Its almost our 25th wedding anniversery, we will celebrate in Hawaii on the 5th....I remember all those years ago, we only knew each other 6 weeks and we eloped to Las Vegas, people said it wouldn't last 6 months, well, here we are 25 years later, and still going strong!!!!! So, Im not advocating eloping after 6 weeks, but it worked for us, and Im thankful for my marriage and the awesome hunka hunka burning love Ive had the pleasure to spend 25 years with. Aloha........... and to my sistas, one in particular, try to stay out of too much trouble while Im gone,lolololol.......
Joe went out to our rental today to do some work, and he started chopping down an old cherry tree that had never done anything.........all of a sudden a couple of mockingbirds started dive bombing him, and he realized there was a nest in the tree with 2 babies that was now on the ground....soooooooooo ......what to do??? He picked up a big branch and nailed it to the trunk of the tree that was left, and put the nest and the babies back in it......and we watched and waited.......pretty soon mom and dad, after flying back and forth for an hour, finally fed them, and all seems well.........it certainly is a funny looking tree right now, but until those babies are gone, it will have to look funny! Heres a pic of them, I had never seen Mockingbird babies up close......
I just wanted to brag about all my fruit and vegies, this might not seem like much excitement, but those of you who have seen how tiny my yard is, this is BIG for me!!!!! All my trees are loaded with fruit, and my squash and peppers and tomatos are growing too......... this is pretty much my first attempt at this, so thats why Im so excited..........remember I posted pics of my prim garden a couple months ago when everything was small............anyways, if theres a food shortage we wont starve, lolololol...........
Thursday, June 26, 2008
OK, I promised pictures of our little trip down to Quilters Coop, and here they are. We started off the day at Starbucks, cuz Sharon doesn't go anywhere without her Starbucks........Bethtreated us to coffee and goodies and we were off.......once we got there we all went in different directions, Sharon was the big spender for the day, but Beth and I werent far behind...I got the fabric for the table runner I posted in the previous blog entry....and a few patterns and a couple pattern books that I NEEDED,lol......it was fun to see what we all ended up with......I think we made thier day!!!!! Next we went into the cute gift shop next door, Rooster Creek, I had to have that sweet Geranium sign that Sharons holding.......then we were off to lunch! Claimjumpers is where we ate, I had my usual cashew chicken salad sandwich, and I could not eat another thing all day!!!! Back at Sharons house she gave me a few tips on cutting squares.......Im a doll maker, but Im getting hooked on this quilting, so I need to learn a few things, and Sharons just the gal to teach me. I cant wait til she quilts my table runner with Daisys, Sharon, are ya busy?????
So a fun day, not too hot, the heat wave seems to have broken, but I heard it will be back.......so stay cool where ever you are!!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Today I spent with Sharon and Beth, Ms. No Blog had to work.......we drove down to Temecula to the Quilters Coop, I did take lots of pics but its a new camera and Im not sure how to upload them yet, my daughter needs to give me a lesson. So after I learn how to do that I will blog the day, but it was lots of fun.......and speaking of lessons, Sharon shared a few tips with me about proper cutting, and she helped me pick out some fabulous fabrics in colors I love, and I came home and made this table topper tonight!!!!So I wanted to share it...I adore the colors, and as soon as I learn this camera, I will post pics of our little field trip.....
Sunday, June 22, 2008
OK, taking a break from the wedding......and hopefully giving Lindsey a "Sadie" fix....we caught the little one playing in the sprinklers this morning.....probably trying to get some relief from the triple digit temps. here in So CAl......dreadful wicked hot....so hot you just want to DIE!!!!!!!!!!! So heres Sadies answer to the heat wave......
On another topic.........if you have read my blog any length of time, you know if Glenni has it and she likes it, Im on a mission to get it......however when we were recently in CVS and she pointed out the "pedi-egg"...I poo-pooed it, I had gotton 100s of emails wanting me to buy this little egg, and I always hit the delete button, I guess my heart was hardened against this little miracle in an egg......but I went into CVS the other day, to get my "free stuff" and I had some extra bucks to spend, so I thought, well, Glenni has never led you astray, and you have free bucks, so what the heck, I bought one! MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME, NOR WILL MY FEET!!!!!!!!!!! It seriously has changed my life. My heels are soft as a babys behind....and so are Joe's, and thats no small deal, his were like a dry lake bed......ok, so were mine, this is cali folks, we only wear sandals here. So run dont walk to get your pedi egg.......they are like $9.99 at CVS, but seriously Ive seen this baby advertised everywhere, you wont be sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK, Im off to CVS to get my colgate (because I NEED more toothpaste,lol) and my bath buddy soap..(in case someone I know has a baby in the near future).....hey, the stuffs FREE, what can I say.........stay cool!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Are you tired of looking at them yet? Im not, I could look at them all day, and Lindsey has posted more over at her blog........she is the most talented amazing photograher in the world, and if you are a) pregnant....b)getting married....c) just want the most amazing family pictures.........book her and fly her out because you have never seen talent like this.....check out her wedsite too......www.lindseylightphoto.typepad.com and www.lindseylightphoto.com.....she loves Cali, Im sure you can get here out here!!!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Glenni added more amazing pics over at her blog, they just keep getting better and better!!!!!
I just cant get enough on them. I didnt take pics that day, so how do I even begin to say thank you? To have Glenni there for that amazing week......priceless!
Today was horrid, it had to have hit 105 at least, I met Sharon for lunch over at Victoria Gardens .....I was afraid we were going to melt!!!!! Shes such an encouragement....I stopped making dolls years ago, and I have missed it so much, and she just makes me feel so much better about starting to sew again!!!! As soon as we get back from our vacations, we are going to do some sewing for a quilt Ms. No Blog is going to teach us later in the summer.......and who knows, I just may get busy and make some dolls.....
Thursday, June 19, 2008
OK....I think a gal deserves a shot after all the months and months of planning and agonizing and spending......
Here we are at yet another party after the wedding.....and I have lots of pictures I will share in the comings days, but this was the funnest party yet...bellydancer, great food, and lots of leftover alcohol....the kids look so relaxed dont they, except when they are trying to keep the bottle from me,lolol..just kidding, I had ONE shot after the wedding......but I have a bit of a reputation when it comes to tequila so I think they were playing it safe!
This is Chelsey with her new Mother-in Law........aren't they beautiful, and you know whats even more beautiful, this lovely lady loves my daughter like we do....how lucky is she????
This is my mom and her husband Ben (who we adore)........dont they look happy????? There was a bottle of Captain Morgan in front of them, wonder if they were drinking it in thier coke, they look awfully happy dont they,lolololol........now one thing I just want to tell my kids, if you ever see Joe and I in matching Hawaiian shirts..........well.......you know........
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
OK I know Im going backwards but I wont have any wedding pictures for a couple of weeks, so until then, I will post a few pictures of the festivities leading up to the wedding, which were a blast.........these pics are the rehearsel, and after that we had a big party at the Old Spaghetti Factory, which was one of the funnest times I have ever had. So many of Alex's family and friends flew in form all over the country and world. I was really happy to see his fathers good friend who came in from Norway!!!!! I dont think my smile left my face the whole evening.......especailly touching was when Alex's grandfather who is in a wheelcar, stood up and danced a bit to celebrate, there was not a dry eye in the house. It was an evening my husband and I will not forget!!!!!
There have been many parties up to and after the ceremony, Alex's dad Fred hosted a party at a Persian Restaurant Sunday night and it was even more fun than the other one....we danced into the night......
My houseguests Glenni and her daughter Lindsey left yesterday evening.....the kids arrived in Jamaica this morning, and my house is empty and quiet for the first time in a week........and I am left with the remnents of a very good time!
I did not take any pictures of the day of the wedding and all the girls having thier make up done, but I know there are some and I will share as soon as a get them, I wanted to relax........and spend some time with my oldest Tracey who flew in from CT. and surprised her sister, it was a touching moment. There were lots of touching moments over the days, not the least being poor dad of the bride sobbing as he walked her down the aisle......and hes a man who never crys!!!! OHHHHH I have pics of that too people took, I will share those too! He says it was his feet hurting from the shoes he rented............ok.......fine......lolololol.....
So now I am here alone in my house, wondering what to do with the rest of my life, any suggestions????????
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
And what a celebration it was!!!!!!!!!! We all met up at Sharon's for the drive to the restaurant...TAPS...so yummy.....but of course before we left the birthday girl opened up her presents, Im sure she has pics of it coming soon on her blog, I of course forgot my camera as usual, so I dont have those. Anyways, it was HER birthday but she got US presents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yummy tea from Hawaii, a darling tea cup that you can brew the tea in, and a bath fizzy that I myself will be using TONIGHT!!!!!! And Beth brought us my fav caramel balls from Starbucks, and a darling coffee cup!!!!! I tell ya, when I get together with my sistas we have the best time!!!!! Anyways, on to the restaurant, where we started with Martinis.......I think we ended with them too, lolololo........but I dont want to share all the details cuz I know when Cupcake gets back from Sin City she will have plenty to share......and be sure to ask her about the yummy dessert we had!!!!!! Maybe she will even share a picture of it!!!!!!
OHHHHH and see that yummy stack of fat quarters, thats for a project later this summer that Ms. No Blog is gonna teach us, I cant wait!!!!! Her class will be so much fun, I heard theres gonna be martinis there.....Im just sayin!
So anyways, I will share more pictures tomorrow of our night out....and Im sure the other party animals will too, except of course Ms. No Blog, who STILL does not have a blog.......although I picked up a hint of less resistance to the idea......let me tell ya......when she does get a blog, we will have a GRAND opening and plenty of pre celebration activitys wont we girls!!!!!
So, this is an exciting week, the week of "The Wedding"....it happens saturday......and we are very excited, but a little nervous. Also my BFF Glenni gets here in TWO days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her daughter Lindsey is coming too the shoot the wedding, we are gonna have so much fun!!!!!! So what am I doing sitting here, I better get busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a fun week everyone, you know we will!!!!!!!!!!!