Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jeremy Camp - There Will Be A Day ~ AL (Annotated Lyrics)

When I first heard this song, I could'nt stop crying. Driving to work on a Tuesday morning, just reflecting on our world and how lost people seem to be. Listening to people talk about their pains, their worries, and their emptieness. I turned my radio to Air-1 and they were interviewing Jeremy Camp and how he came to wrighting this song- There Will Be a Day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blink-182 - Not Now (official music video)

This is my favorite song, favorite band (that ones was...)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

She can eat again

So my Kira has been I N L O V E with this kid at her school. Ever since last year when their class went on their 8th grade DC Trip. They got to hang out, and they sat next to each other on the plane, they shared a tapioca for desert- I know, totally true love!

So now their in High School and Kira has been a wreck about this kid, who we'll call Little T, since Tod calls himself the Big T.

Little T has been interested in Kira but thought he liked this other girl named.uhm, Shelli...

So Kira would spend days and hours texting Little T and one night he told her that he liked both her and Shelli. Kira was heartbroken. Extremely hurt, she held it together, held her head high and made sure she laughed and had a good time when he was around, made sure she didn't show that she was crushed.... I thought that was cool since I would have been in the corner crying.

Now it's about a month later and they have spent time together, they continue to text each other every second of the day, and he has "asked her out"... what that means to us that are no longer 15 years of age? It means they are going out! duh!, It means they are boyfriend and girlfriend.

I picked her up from school yesterday and I was so excited to et her in the car and talk to her. She is just so happy right now, she is all smiles, and she just thinks he's the SCHIZNIT! We all can relate to that!!! we talked and talked and then, there was silence followed by this:

Kira: "Mom, I don't know what it is, but I just can't eat anything, I haven't been hungry since, like, last Thursday! Like I have NO APPETITE AT ALL.... What do you think it is?"

She looked at me with these big scared eyes, and it was all I could do to keep a straight face.

MOM: "Kira, that is called 'BEING IN LOVE', you can eat now!"

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Summer beach pics

Us at State Park Beach, Aptos.

My sister and Derek came up to have a bbq at the beach before the summer ended.

Good food, good company, and sad to see summer go so fast!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Do the right thing

So I haven't slept in days, last night was the worst. Tossing and turning.
Got in line early this morning to vote. After, a feeling overwhelmed me. I turned to Kira in the car and said, "Let me tell you Kira, remember to always do this..." She turned to me and listened as I told her, "Remember to always do your homework, your own foot work on issues." Don't act like the kids at school that just echo what their parents say, find out for yourself what potential presidents stand for, research each issue and what they believe, don't take my word for it, or even better yet, when you research and find out the facts, you are able to 'call your mom out' on issues I may view differently then you." "Don't just say what you hear your parents saying, challenge your parents, find out the truth and you'll always be able to speak intelligently on issues, to your classmates, teachers, parents, and to whomever may want to debate with you."
"Kira, it's your right to dig for the truth, to speak the truth, no matter who may agree or disagree with you."
She listened and shared her views about the last few days in school regarding the election. Some kids for Barrack Hussein Obama and some for John McCain. Kira stated clearly who she was for. Her words to me: "I wish I could vote, this is probably the most important election in my life time."
My mom's friend said it best two days ago:
Mom's friend: "I'm scared for the future."
Mom: "But as believers, we know we do not need to be afraid."
Mom's friend: "I guess I'm sad for our world, a world my children never got to know that was once good."
I believe in God, I believe Jesus died for our sins to have eternal life. I was raised that "In God We Trust" and thought for sure our American presidency would never doubt that as well.
I know now I was wrong.

I pray for Hope, Love and His coming

Monday, October 27, 2008

Talented chics

So I have found their blog- they rock, their talented and seem pretty dang sweet!
I have stalked their work on Ebay, have them as friends on Myspace and now will stalk their blog!
I wish I was so talened as these chics!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our girls

Kira and Aiko. I love these girls.
They have been together since they were 5 and 6 years old. They look completely different now! 13 and 14 year olds. Time has flown by.
I hope they grow up happy! I sure know how happy they have made Tod and I!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Since I have not had a computer for almost two weeks I have been lost. Catching up now for two days is tiresome and straining, and now I am deeply sad to hear the news of Aleida. I found Aleida (RicanLaw) through Flickr and was amazed at her work and her writting on her blog. I found her post as she was expressing her disgust about player haters. How she handled their pettyness stayed with me for a long time. She dismissed their words and focused on her family and her ability as a strong Puerto Rican woman. She inspired me and made me smile.

I'm truly sad. My heart hurts for her family.

Mini vacation

So tomorrow we're heading off to camp with Tod's cousin and wife Mark and Miss. I love love love them! It's a short trip but we're so excited to leave tomorrow. Kira will be at a concert with her Nina and so we will have Livie and Aiko with us. Tod will be fishing and Miss and I will be hanging, not sure what Mark and Jeremy will be doing! ha!!!! I'm bringing a few WIP's (Work In Progress Spread) to see if I can finish up some layouts that have been lingering in my bin for a while now. Last week I finished up one layout that Kira and I started together about 4 years ago! ha!!! finishing touches were Stickles and some pop dots- just need to journal and done DONE! HA!!

Wish it was a longer trip but till they get their own trailer, we will have to have short trips- but still, we'll have a blast! Miss always cracks me up and I love her dearly!!! muah!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Right at this moment

When I see this picture of Kira I can't get over how fast she has grown up. It seems like just yesterday we were watching Disney movies OOOOVER AND OOOVER & talking about things that pertained to a tween's life.

Now all I can see is a glimpse of what she will look like when she's all grown up. I adore her and miss the little girl she used to be but I'm madly in love with the young beautiful woman she is becoming.

She'll ALWAYS be my little Kira Bo Bira

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dear Diary....

It seems that my emails are lost in portal hell and Janice no longer gets my important emails informing her of the boring details of my life. blah blah. So I can peak in on her life at her blog. THE WOMAN KILLS ME. Her blog about per Project Runway Losers! HA!!!! LOVE THAT!!!

Life seems to still be moving along as I (and my house) recoop from a baaaaaaaaaaad tummy virus. Livie STILL isnt 100%. This last week was a complete MUTHA!
when we were all sick the girls toilet broke, (Thank God Tod is the man he is and was able to fix it) then Friday afternoon starting my first of 80 thousand loads of laundry the washer broke.....ever have weeks like this? Thank God Tod is the kind of guy that doesnt get upset abput things, he just fixes stuff and moves on. I love that..... I on the other hand would still be in the laundry room crying and kicking the washer! Then Sunday we were all too sick still and weak to go to Tod's company picnic at the Boardwalk, so we missed that. that sucked!

Good news is Kira BooBira is back home and we couldnt be happier. We have missed her so so so so so soooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She had a blast at Gold Country with Kendra and her family. She seems to have grown even taller and got even prettier! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!? Her flauless skin, her beautiful eyes, and hair!!! Wished I looked like that when I was 14 1/2!!!!

Myoko came by the house yesterday to pack things up for college. Man, I will miss that girl. Seeing her face makes me happy. lol! She kills me! She can fustrate me to the point of breaking, and then when I see her and she talks to me she is so sweet and kind and a gentle, loving, giving soul. I hope her journey is happy as she leaves home. I love her and will miss her dearly. I pray for her daily. She's a beautiful girl inside and out and I have complete confidence in her she will go far! I just want her to be happy!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Blue October - Into the Ocean

This guy is just the shiznit to me, he just has it... Love the man and love the song

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways website

Just found her website (click above) and I have to tell I am in love. She's cool the giveaways are wicked cool and the peeps are no drama no stress. Love it. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! Check it out and make sure to join! Good times, no catches. I love finding websites like this!

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Desktop

Our new computers at work have been installed. I have missing files and yaddah yaddah, who cares about that, that will all get corrected soon enough. This is my new desktop picture.

I miss her more then I could ever express to anyone. I miss her laugh, her voice, her smell, her hugs and her beautiful face. She makes me so proud, she makes me so happy to be her momma.

I'm so blessed the Lord picked her to be my baby girl.
(This is picture is Jason and Kira- Jason is Kira's younger brother- WHO I FLIPPEN LOVE!!!!!)

I can't wait till she's hugging me again!

Mean Kitty Song

I love this video. Made me laugh out loud at work and this guy reminds me of Derick, Betsy's boyfriend!

*couldnt get it to link properly-

Monday, July 7, 2008

Beach time

Sunday we headed to the beach. It looked foggy and cold but it was pretty darn warm, with a light fog that would surely burn off by noon.
It did end up burning off and Aiko and I GOT BURNED~ Livie had a blast and Tod kicked back!
We are extremly blessed to have the beach so close to us!

My cousin William got Livie this little beach hut, and I told Tod we couldnt take her to the beach until we had one, so that worked out PERFECT! LOL!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Last year little Livie was just about 2 weeks old when 4th of July came.
This year, she's a little over 1 years old and a blast to have as a new member to our family!
Grandma Joyce and Auntie Karen got her the cutest little 4th Of July outfit! We bbq'd and relaxed most of the day. Tod and Aiko are still outside playing Guitar Hero!
Due to the major fires in Ca. and here in Watsonville, they have canceled the sale of fire works. Tod is bumbed beyond words but we all know it's just so not worth it. Two weeks ago it took Tod and I each 3 hours to get home because of the HUGE fire just 3 miles away from our home and a mile from his grandma's home. She was evacuated and came to Tod's moms home, which is around the corner from us/ It was heart breaking to worry about his grandma's home all night. The next day the announced she could go back home, her home was safe! Amen, good is wonderful.
Unfortunately, there were homes lost in the fire as well as live stock.
So this year, we just chilled.
I got Livie in her bath and she had a great time, Aiko and Tod peaking in on her through our bathroom window and making her laugh! Then off to bed! Around 9:00 Aiko came in the house with a bin full of strawberries from our next door neighbors! How yyummy and sweet of them to do that! They look gorgeous and TASTE WONDERFULLLLLLL! Tomorrow Aiko and I are gonna cover some of them in chocolate and white chocolate! (Kay, my mouth is watering now!)
A few pics from today and tonight!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Your another cutie I had to have

So I THOUGHT I did a very thourough look into alllllll the die cutting machines out there, I compared prices, prices and quality of individual dies blah blah blah.... so I went with the CK Revolution. I love her, she's a keeper...... but in the back og my mind I kept thinking of that cutie pie the cuttlebug..... I felt dirty and shameful.... should I have chose her first? Since I keep thinking of her and that great Revolution was loyal and beautiful too.....

I get this email from Janice saying that the cuttelbug is at for cheap and their s&h was only $2.95.... wth???? seriously...???? I'm on it!
I got her Friday and she is a cutie Pa-tootie..... i lovvvvvvvvvve her..... and her dies are inexpensive and fun fun..... I'm still a faithful girl to my Revolution. But I do love me some cuttlebug!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Livie's one!

What a great day. I'm finally able to get my other pictures uploaded!

pictures to share

These are Kira's layouts she made at Picture Me Perfect, their all day crop.
She had a great time with her step mom and she got a lot done!!
She's a great scrapper and I love her madly!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

And who's one years old?

Man, I love this girl!
She just was sooo darn cute yesterday! When Tod's mom walked in Livie's little eyes got so big and bright! She started to crawl towards her and put her arm up and said "boooooooon!"

Carol had brought Livie gifts and two milar balloons! Livie's favorite thing in the WORLD are milar balloons. It was precious!

After we got her eyes off the balloons we watched her open her gifts as her big sisters helped! Livie and all of us would say "oooooohhhhh" over the cute clothes she got and to see her little lips puckers up was touching~! Looking over at Tod- WHO MUST HAVE HAD SOMETHING IN HIS EYE(S) AGAIN!!! Laughing and gleeming at her!

We sat her in her highchair and sang to her, gave her her VERY own little pink birthday cake! She did so good eating it and was I think surprised she could do what she wanted to with it! I think she was waiting for someone in the crowed of happy family to say "no" to her!

What a great day, what a blessing it is to have her in our lives! And I can't believe how fast this year has gone by!!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Can you say PoPo?

So my manager comes over and tells me he heard these popping noises from outside, then a few minutes later, the police pull up close to our building.... wtf?

Let me back up to three days ago when our tech support guy called from Kansas and said he wanted to know the hotel right next to our building since we are having a computer conversion, they need to make sure they pic the right hotel for the team to stay at... yep, it's the Courtyard Marriott, RIGHT next door to our building. Cool? COOL!

So today we look out our building's four story windows and see the Marriott is blocked off and the entrance and drive way to our building is now ground zero for 15 cops and reporters and is taped off.... yea, and the channel 11 news chopper is above our building!


Apparently there was a known fugitive staying at the marriott and was being apprehended..... it didn't seem to go down according to plan, so shots were fired, he was wounded and taken away. A young woman in a hot pink blouse was taken in handcuffs ( why the blouse color made it in to the report is beyond me- hey! It's California and it's stinkin hot today! Whatever keeps you cool sister!)

So this is the view out my window today....
And the Kansas people coming........... they may wanna switch hotels...... I'm just syaing....
Back to my happy place- Kira get's home from her D.C trip tomorrow and I can't WAIT to see her! I miss her face, her smile, her smell, her hugs, and her voice. She's having a blast (with a few minor girly set backs, like lets say four girls in a hotel for a week...yea, there's some drama there for ya!) She has taken over 800 picutres and has seen some awesome historical places that I will never be able to see. She knows this was a trip of a lifetime and she soaked it all in!!!
I love that babygirl more then I could ever truly express to anyone. I just can't wait to get my arms around her!!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

It's mine, all mine, but I feel guilty. I drove home with it in my car and thought, " what the heck am I doing, I have to return this..... This is so out of my leauge, I HAVE LOST MY EVER LOVIN MIND!"

I kept it in my closet for two days as I saw Kira get off to her D.C Trip and waited for the right time to take it out and look at it...

My hands were sweaty and my heart was rasing.
Livie was sleeping and Tod was on his third round of Archery on the Wii standing beside me. I took her from the box and could smell the plastic and that new electronic smell. My tummy had a knot in it and I kept thinking to myself, "I'm so afriad of you....... I'm afraid I am gonna hurt you, your just to much for me"

I read the directions, inserted the lens, the battery, the strap and took my first shot.

Lightning fast and I almost lost my breath. I shot pictures rapidly of Peaches and Tod and the television and anything else that would move! PERFECT SHOT, EVERY TIME, My forehead was now sweating.

"Tod, I'm scared of her, I think I should take her back and get something simple"

"Are you kidding Jen? Are you serious?, don't even talk to me about this, just play around with it and you'll be ok"

I put her away and then brought her back out yesterday for Father's Day. Got great pics of Livie and Tod. Got even greater pics of Tod with Myoko and Aiko.

She's here to stay and I think I love her.......... when I think about her now I don't lose my breath and my heart doesnt drop into my rear!

Friday, June 6, 2008

A New Beginning- A Spoon Full of Sugar

A new beginning- A spoon full of sugar~

During our latest camping trip I finally got to "read" my scrapbook on artist studio's that Janice got for me months and months back. I sat in the camper and read each artists story about how they create, in the space they created. I came across this woman who belonged to a quilters club and that group of women chose to bring a professional organizer to the group for tips, tricks and advise. Reading the story about how this professional organizer worked with this quilting woman and transformed her studio from clutter to complete neatness. I soooooo wanted to be that woman. I read the article over several time and thought to myself, "what is stopping me from doing this?" I'm tired of buying beautiful scrap supplies and being totally overwhelmed and not wanting to go anywhere near my scrap space since its creates a chaotic atmosphere. How sad.How very sad to have so many cool things and to finally be blessed with room for it all and it ends up being piles and piles, stacks and stacks and I simply get sick to my stomach and walk away from it. To overwhelmed on where to begin,- "begin AGAIN" I should say. Right before Livie was born I purged a lot, sold tins at our local Flea Market and got one side of the room in tip top shape. Then little by little it got bad, REAAAAL BAD. With the kids and their crap they through into the room, plus buying supplies and paper and even more embellishments, it is a complete mess. I get an idea for a layout or project and then get anxiety knowing I wont find what I need and will get frustrated so I turn away and never look back.So now it's time for Sheree- Mary Poppins is how I see her. I looked into professional organizers and had a few I wanted to speak to. I put my name and requests on this board of qualified PO's and Sheree called me last night and I knew then that she would be the one for me. Her soft voice, accent, just like Mary Poppins, confident and kind in her words. She was the one.She spoke about how she had just helped a client crafter complete her basement with scrapbooking supplies on one side and quilting on the other side. So having someone KNOW about crafters put my worries at ease. I was afriad I would get someone that knew nothing of crafters and would want me to organize like a home office..... sigh......She knows of our kind and how to work with us!She also talked about working at my pase, a slow pase to ensure I not only get the scraproom I desire but the skills to apply to other parts of my life. Her price, right on, her kindness and humor made me feel like I could conquer the world and I wanted to get started RIGHT THEN!My time line is in July. Our first meeting is July 23rd for three hours.Waiting for July 23rd to arrive, will give me enough time to get the full vision of what I want my SB room to become.Things I know about me:I am a visual person and need to see EVERYTHINGI am not a stand up scrapperI do not play well with others, so all kids school stuff and papers need to have it's proper placeI need music- having my compact stereo close by will need to be incorporated into the mixI'm so excited to start this new process and this new chapter of my life. I can hardly sleep at nightJanice and Kira will be here with me. Tod will be watching the Livster and I will be taking it all in.Cheers to a new beginning

Monday, May 26, 2008


We have had NetFlix for some time now and we all LOVE it. I am the one to normally get on line and pick the movies along with the house requests.
About three weeks ago I was on a documentary roll. I chose three documentaries and the entire family just rolled their eyes.
We watched MurderBall- incredible! I love the players of the game and it was an inspiring story to all who watched.
God grew Tired of Us- I can't stop thinking of these Boys. Their story, their journey, and their ambition is more then anyone could fathom. There story shows how innocent they are and shows how we here in the U.S could stand to embrace their customs and their way of life.
IT IS A MUST SEE. This movie will make you laugh and make you hopeful and really make you think about how we treat each other in our society.
A little change never hurt.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hotter then a Mutha!

So Friday Wanda and I left work early, it was slow and everyone was gone for the day.
It was extremely hot and my air conditioner no longer works in my car. I pick up Kira and start the long Friday night travel of bringing her back to San Jose where she gets picked up for her dad's weekend and then I head back over the hill. Normally it takes about an hour and a half. I notice on the way to take Kira that on the other side of the freeway its backed up past where it normally would be backed up, about ohh, 10 miles!
The heat is now about 92 and it has to be about 99 in the car! We sit and wait for Kira's pickup and we are sweating in crevasses that we didn't know we had. sigh.
After Kira gets picked up I think about heading back to work, just right down the road to get more work done and hang out in the air conditioned building. I some how pass my exit and sit in traffic.
I finally get home and it's almost three hours later. I was exhausted, irritated and sweaty.

Mom, Livie and I left Saturday for Betsy's - right back into the center of the sun basically!!!
It was 102 and again no air conditioning in my car. Betsy's apartment has air and it was heaven when we dragged our tired sweaty asses up her three flights- YES, THREE PAINFUL FLIGHTS of STAIRS!
Alllllllllllllll weekend long I was never cool enough. Not until we got home last night and I tool the coldest shower of my life. The fog rolled in along the coast at about 7:00 pm and it was a welcome friend to me! hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Tod tells me this morning it is supposed to rain this next weekend! Praise God! He heard my prayers!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Yummy or what?

I'm on my way

Lucky 50!

Oh! I have been meaning to post this!
I was lucky number 50 in Damaris' first kit for the month of May. Not only was the kit packed with cool fun goodies, but I received an awesome goodiebag with MORE cool awesome fun things!
Kira and I were jumping up and down in my living room opening up the package!
I never win! So it was super cool that I was the 50th person to purchase her first kit and receive my cool goodie bag!!! She ROCKS and her kits are KILLER!!!
(I just purchased the June kit and I LOVE it all!)

Happy Friday

maaaan, what a looong week. One of those weeks where almost everything I touch, turns to poop. Kira I think feels the same way. School has been hectic, it's been hot, and our home has been busy and trying.
So the weekend is finally here. Kira is with her dad this weekend and Bernadette and Kira are at an allday crop tomorrow in Tracy.

Mom, Livie and I are going to Betsy's tomorrow morning for an overnight visit. Betsy is having her renewal jewelry party tomorrow night, should be fun. Livie loves hanging out with her and Mr.Murphy Man the cat.

Tod is working and will have the house to himself. Lucky dude if ya ask me!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

We slept in on Monther's Day since Livie slept in till 8:ish. wohooooooo! Tod and the girls gave me a camera! Its' the one that I dropped and broke that I originaly got for Christmas last year. No warranty and buying a refurbished one wasnt an option when we could spend $60.00 more bucks and get a new one again...... soooooo that's what they did, and I am thrilled!
The girls got ready and headed to their moms. Tod got ready and headed to his moms and grandmas.
Livie, Kira, mom and I made our way to Mt.View to be with grandma, Karen, and Betsy.
We went to our favorite Italian place in downtown Mt.View and had a great lunch and a great time. Livie was great and the waiter was great with her! I got some killer pics of Livie with Betsy and Livie with Grandma Joyce.
With all us women, it gets load and chaotic and I wouldn't have it any other way. These women mean the world to me and I cherish these times with them.
Our family is blessed to have my grandma with us and my mom. Last year mom was so ill and close to dying, that it's a miracle that she is with us to share another Mother's Day and to see her healthy again.
Now all I gotta do is download pics...... hopefully tonight.
Tomorrow is Tod's birthday so I have some running around to do after work today and tomorrow, so ..... pics may be downloaded LATER. Hehehe


Friday, May 9, 2008

helllooo loooovvvverrrrrrrrrr!!!

hmmmmmmmmmmm, yes, It's mine, it makes me happy. It's my Mothers Day gift and I am thrilled to pieces. I have been dreaming about this lover for days and days and told Tod, "yep, this is what I want, this is what I need. I have birthed your baby, I have cooked your meals, loved you unconditionally, washed your clothes, managed our home and family and this is all I want in return!" HA! He agreed it's a bargan! I'm not the kinda woman that will spend $150.00 bucks on a purse, or shoes, or earrings, I just want the finer things in scrapbooking supplies!

Thank you Penny for hookin me up with your awesome "discount". This allowed me to get a few more "must haves" in the store yesterday!

Helllooooooo loooooooooooover! Welcome home!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


So, I have an obsession with sb kits. I have only had a few good experiences with them though, meaning I didn't like the price, the products, or the owner. I know, it's a snobby thing, but I'm ALL about customer service and great people. My sister always says I am a retailers dream, if they play their cards right. If someone is selling something and I kinda- I mean kinda like it and they are nice peeps I will buy with no hesitation and come back for more.

So I have listened to Dayami talk about the new kit that was launched in May for I thought I would check it out since Dayami raved about how much products were included and it was all great stuff. I signed up and got my kit and I was not disappointed. TONS of Heidi Swap goodies, and I was Damaris' (She's the owner) lucky number 50 in purchasing her first month kit so I got a KILLER goodie bag! OMG! ME? I never win! Damaris included a very cool card and a sweet note! wooooooooohoooooooooo! I'm lucky number 50! woooooohoooooo!!!

I didn't have a chance to take pictures since Kira and I were up late working on her year end school projects. As soon as I hit the pillow at midnight little Livie woke up at 12:17! augh!

Please check out Damaris' kit and your promised not to be disappointed.

Very sweet owner, attention to detail, and jam packed with products for a great price.
I can't wait to see what she has in store for her future kits.
I wish her much success and hope her kits fly off the shelf!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Little Girl Dancing Merengue

I can't tell you how much I love this little girl! She makes me laugh everytime I watch this!. Enjoy


It seems like I have no pictures of Aiko...? Not sure what that's about- I can't wait to get my camera again! augh!

Anyway, sweet Aiko. She is a blessing and a sweet baby girl.

Here is Aiko and Kira at the lake feeding the ducks with Tod and Livie.

Almost Done

My little Kira is at the end of her rope. Normally about this time she looses her mind with school. It's aaaaaaalmost over, and she can see the light at the end of the tunnel. She gets fustrated with teachers, she gets irritated with testing and she wants it all to be done. Its the last three months that I have to push her and push her to stay focused, she's almost done and then summer is right around the corner and she can sleep in and relax.

This is the last week of STAR Testing and she is so over it. Just a few more weeks my poor mija.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sicker then a dog-

So Friday I woke up with my raging cold and it just seemed to get worse and worse as time ticked away. Friday Janice came by around 10:30 ish and we all took off to Michael's in Salinas. I was pretty disapointed in their store since they didnt have much on the shelves and I soo wanted to grab some goodies and head back home.
My eyes were watering, my nose was running and I couldnt stop sneezing..... Do I feel a fever coming on... ooh of course I do!
We headed back home to have lunch and scrpa and watch the second part of QVC scrapbooking. Not sure if it was just me, but I wasnt super impressed with their goods, so no ordering.
My fever raged on and I had a runny nose that just wouldnt stop. Tod watched Olivia for us. Janice made some mini acrylic albums for us, mom made a card, and Kira had a big fram and pictures she was working on for her friend who just lost their dog.

I took a break on the couch since I was feeling like doo-doo.
Last year I missed NSD and this year I was sooo ready. I guess my immune system wasn't!
So tons of snot rags later, I called it quits! I just couldnt go on, my body and head had had enough!
Tod ordered Hot & Sour Soup from our little resturant that we love and I was
mee~mee town before long!

(I did get one layout done, but no memory on Tod's camera to take a picture of it.. *Rolling eyes)

Thursday, May 1, 2008


So it's NSD Saturday and we will be celebrating it tomorrow since Kira and Janice already have plans to volunteer at her school to paint and clean up, Comcast Cares Day- blah! Hehehe! Tod would be doing it but he's on call (YEA RIGHT!)
So today was the worst part of my cold, my head hurts, my nose hurts, my bones ache and I can't stop sneezing! aurgh!
The day didn't get better... went to Costco for snacks for tomorrows crop here and to get some prints and enlargements. The prints were fine, but my enlargements were wayyyy off, chopped heads, people cut out of the picture, sigh, I think being sick and in a hurry I didn't even think to look at how they would appear. The lady who works in the photo dept said to bring them to the service desk for a refund and to redo... yea, here's the thing, I have been in Costco now for an hour and a half, I am sicker then a dog, and , yes AND great Aunt Flo is here and its the second day so, nope, I can't just "stick around" and "refund, wait redo, and wait some more"
My BAD. So I sucked it up and left. I can work with the other pics I have, but was soooooo drooling over the enlargements that I picked out. I suck! haha!

Tomorrow Janice will be here around 10:ish and Kira is skipping school. Mom and Livie will be here too. We will have qvc on since they will have scrapbooking on to. I already told Val and we laughed about how annoying Lisa can be, but soooooooo wanna see some new toys and things to buy.
Tod will be home and has tins of things he will be doing outside.

Tonight I have to pick up Kira from school- they had a DC Meeting and then we have to go to the grocery store for things I forgot at Costco, like artichoke hearts, drinks, cocktail sauce, and lemons.
The menu is:
artichoke dip
shrimp/creamcheese appetizer
chips and salsa and guacamole
Later for lunch:
Pastrami sandwiches and chips

Stopped by Mike's on the way home and I haven't been in there since, hm, like a year, seriously, since Janice and I made my baby shower invits. Man, have they changed. OF COURSE they were out of Cricut cutting mats and blades- I guess somethings never change! ha! Man, Martha Stewart has a corner on the market with her line.
Ended up purchasing a Me and My Big Ideas paper pack, some rub-ons, and a little stamp for mom.
Almost time to eat, Tod is Q~ing outside, pork loin. hmmmmm me likie!

So here's to NSD weekend and I hope ya'll celebrate in your own great way!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy in Monterey

During Val and Ant's trip to Ca, we took to Monterey and had a great time on the Piere and shopping. We took TONZ of pics, but this one is my favorite.
I have never been more in LOVE with this man then I am now. He treats me like a queen and now I know what unconditional love means.
Happy to be in his arms.