Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Apparently they were riding the bike, Anna on the bike holding Mike, when a Acura pulled out in front of them. Anna went airborne over the vehicle while Mike slammed right into the car. Now, in terms of Anna's injuries, I'm getting two different stories. One, I'm being told she has two fractured legs where the other story is that the one leg actually had the bone sticking out when their friend went up to help her. I believe that one more since it's coming from someone who actually was there.
Anyways, as for Mike, he has broken ribs, nose is busted up, both arms are broken as are his legs. One leg was shattered all the way to the hip. They were worried that they may have to amputate the leg but they got it stable after a couple surgeries. Only worry now is the foot to that leg. He has poor circulation so they are still trying to save it. Otherwise, they'll have to amputate it.
I have made myself available to them as they just live right around the corner from me. However, I'm still really concerned cause they have 4 children. One who is only a year old.
I'm really worried about them. They just bought a house and now with Mike in the situation he's in, I'm not sure how it looks for him in going back to work. If you are the praying type, please, please, please keep them in your prayers!!! Thank you so much!!!!
Here is the article on the accident. It mentions a couple accidents but they are the 1pm accident.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
(Yeah! Kick his butt!!)
Back at the hotel. There was a pool and because my child is RELENTLESS about going swimming, we made sure the next morning we got up early enough for her to go before we had to check-out, which was at 1pm.
Once it was time to leave, we made our way to the Valley Fair Mall. We wanted to pick up a memory card for the binoculars that my mom was lending the kiddo. After walking around, we decided that we wanted to see if there was some sort of sports bar or restaurant that had sports on so my hubby could watch the football game. We stopped in The Cheesecake Factory but it didn't look like it had the game he wanted to watch so we made our way across the street to Santana Row. It's a upscale shopping strip with a hotel and eateries. It's very posh and.....expensive! (Too expensive for us!)
As we are walking, we see some big buses, as in possibly tour buses. "Hmmmm...I wonder?" is what I was thinking. There were some band looking guys sitting out front of the hotel too. There were some guitars and all. I was so tempted to ask one of the guys but I chickened out. Also, we saw a couple young blond hair girls with these funky boots on. They looked to be 7-10-ish. The girls got into the bus. Meanwhile, hotel staff was bringing out all the luggage.
We walked down to the end of the strip then turned around and walked back. We were looking at the buses and it had an address on it of Tennessee. Well, Miley's from Tennessee. So, I just had to ask. I went up to this bald guy, who by the way had a southern accent, and asked if the buses were Miley Cyrus's and he said yes, that the one in front of us was the family's bus. He proceeded to say that Miley wasn't there that she was flying out. Okay, now I'm not naive. I know the girl just had a concert in Oakland on Friday, so I highly doubt she's gonna fly home while everyone stays out here and then fly back. Sorry, not buying it, buddy!
Anyways, how cool, right?! The kiddo was so excited! Only thing was, I didn't have my camera handy either. Oh, but good thing for cell phones!
So, as we were walking back to The Cheesecake Factory, we had to stop at the light to wait to cross the street. As we were waiting, Miley's tour bus passed right by us and all of a sudden, kiddo blurts out "I just saw Noah Cyrus! That was Noah Cyrus on the bus! Oh my gosh, I just saw Noah Cyrus!!" BTW, if you don't know, Noah Cyrus is Miley's little sister, who in fact was one of the little blond girls that we saw walk in front of us earlier. You know, the ones with the funky boots. Oh, and it looks at though my child just might be following in my "star-strucked" foot steps.
Anyways, in the end, we never found a place that had sports on so we went back to The Cheesecake Factory and ate there. Then onto the concert it was!
While we were waiting in line to get into the venue, this older guy gets in line behind us. Just him, by himself with his bright orange sneakers. Don't know what that was about. Anyways, he had this plastic bag with something in it. It was weird and suspicious. He kept asking us questions. He just seemed creepy though. A late 50's early 60's guy, going to a Miley Cyrus concert all by himself just screamed Pedophile.
Meanwhile, I have my camera bag with my camera in it. The bag looks like a purse though. I had my camera hidden in there hoping the security wouldn't do a thorough job of checking. Once it was our turn, I got some nosey guy searching us that he saw my camera and refused us entrance with it. FOCKER! Meanwhile, creepy dude is being searched right after us.
We went to our seats and then my daughter decides she hungry (again) and my husband wants another beer so the two of them go down to the food place while I sit and wait. As I'm waiting, who comes into our section? That's right....Creepy guy! Out of probably over 17k seats, this guy has a seat BEHIND us?? Now I'm just creeped out. He sat there with his Miley calendar and rocked back and forth to the music with this smile of a young boy infatuated with a fellow classmate. Gross!!
I have to say, my husband thought that this was one of the best weekends we've had in awhile. We were able to relax, have fun and enjoy each others company without rushing. I have to agree with him! Creating these memories together are what life's all about!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
We have been using a website that I wanted to share with all of you. It's http://www.restaurant.com/. You can choose what city in your area and it will list the participating restaurants. It won't be a chain though like Red Lobster or Chili's. Just your local restaurants. We just bought $200 worth of gift certificates for $8. That's right....$8!! And no, it's not "too good to be true" either. There was a code that we used and it gave us over 90% off. We already used 2 of our gift certificates so we know it's legit. How cool is that, right?! Well right now, the new code is for 60% off so I wanted to share that with you all. You have to register for the website but it is totally worth it. Just enter "ENJOY" in the code section. Click here to get started.
Movie news! Now that Shark's season has taken off, I have begun to put in my Netflix queque all the desirable movies I get to watch at MY leisure. One I just watched was Caroline. Cute movie with Shirley Maclaine and Julia Stiles. Only thing was, I'd already seen it!! *head shake* Duh! Right now I have Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon half watched. It's such a long movie that I had to stop it cause I started watching it so late that I fell asleep. Not because it was boring, just because I'm not a night owl.
I currently have 10 movies in the queue. Maybe I should just start a weekly movie update to let all my fellow bloggers know what's good and what not to waste your time with. Hmmm? We'll see.
Also, I'm planning on taking my daughter to see "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs". It looks cute and plus it's in 3-D. The hubby wants to go also so we'll have to make it a family outing.
I've taken on a big thing this year. Well, more like my daughter volunteered us. This year we are having Christmas at our house. Normally we go to my parent's house. I really enjoy going over there cause my parents decorate very nice and festive and plus, it just brings back childhood memories for me. So warm and cozy! BUT...not this year. Now, I only need to figure out how to accomadate everyone since we have a round table that only seats 4 people. Our house isn't big at all (1169 sq ft) and there will be maybe 8 people. Doesn't sound like many people but if you saw how small my kitchen space is, then you would understand. I'm going to take this challenge and run with it though!!
I also plan on baking more this season. I have a Weight Watcher recipe book with some delicious dessert recipes in it so I'm quite excited!
Now, onto the Award!! I have to THANK with the highest gratitude, Becky over at The Wife of Riley. What a treat it was to see I had won an award!! Thank you so very much!
This one has rules.
1. Each Superior Scribbler I name today must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving bloggy friends.
2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to THIS POST, which explains The Award.
4. Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor.
5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
Here are my choice for the Superior Scribblers:
Laughing with Spoons
My Pretty Pink Blogette
Life as we know it...
Life with Kaishon
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! Since I'm out this weekend, I'll hopefully be able to bring back some awesome pictures to share.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday, Shark's game. Sunday, Miley Cyrus!
(Head over to Cate's to join in the fun!)
I'm actually pretty excited! I know this concert is mainly for my daughter and the Shark's game is for my husband but I have grown to enjoy watching hockey, more so than any other sport and as for Miley, well, I just enjoy her music anyways and know just about all the lyrics to her music. We have decent seats too. I'm hoping to sneak my Canon into the concert. We'll see. As for the Shark's game, I'll have my camera handy. Also, both the Shark's game and the Miley Cyrus concert are actually playing at the same place so we have decided to stay the night out in San Jose. This is gonna be fun!!!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend doing the fun things you enjoy doing!!!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
5.)If you could only focus on three things in life and pursue them fully, leaving everything else, what would they be and why? (inspired via tweet by Sarah Mae from Like A Warm Cup Of Coffee)
What three things would I choose to focus on fully in life? Hmmm? Let's see...
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I'm posting some of the best ones, I feel, out of the 200 + that I took.
"All the single ladies, all the single ladies, all the single ladies, all the single ladies, now put your hands up"
Anyways. Now where was I? Oh yeah, Lady Gaga.
So, at first we saw her, we didn't know who it was but then it dawned on me.
If you ask me though, it looks like a lion's mane gone bad.
Friday, September 11, 2009
For the last few years I have been wanting to go to Napa to see the hot air balloon. Make the drive out early in the morning. It's so beautiful out there as it is. Add the colorful balloons and you've got a perfect opportunity to get some gorgeous photos. It just hasn't worked out though.
Well, my husband brought to my attention a few days ago that Reno will be having The Great Balloon Race. We had already been planning to go out there, last week to be exact, for the rib cook-off. Since my husband was sick, we didn't make the drive out there. (No sir-ee. We just made the drive to the State Fair...lol)
Hopefully this week we'll be able to get this trip in the works. I would sure love to get some nice photos. Only thing is, most of the hotels I would like to stay at are booked. Then you got the "not so great" ones that are available. Perhaps I'll just pack me some extra sheets and blankets.
Keeping my fingers crossed!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Anyways, to catch you up to speed, this is how our weekend went...
In the end, yesterday we drove out to Modesto. Yes, the home town of the notorious Scott Peterson. That's irrelevant though. Anyways, we finally left a dealership with a car. A 2006 Pontiac G6. Yah, cause it was getting tiresome.
This is what I saw.
It seemed like a bunch of guys wanted to get in the action. Lame!
Once the guy lying on the ground here in the photo, got up, I noticed his head. I didn't take any pictures once he got up but later I looked to see if I got his head trauma in any pictures.....
And I did.
That is NOT good AT ALL! Hopefully this guy is okay!
After leaving that area, quickly I might add, we heading to where all the vendors sell their stuff. They also have an area where the different counties in the state have a display.
This one was for Mendocino County.
One of the cool things was, there were apparently four rides that were from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch there at the State Fair. We were looking for them and we found one.
The sign for the ride.
After being at the fair for 4 hours, we left to go eat a very late dinner. We started our way to my favorite place, The Cheesecake Factory but then my husband got an idea and remembered Guy Fieri from the Food Network, his restaurant that was there in Sacramento called Tex Wasabi. We saw the episode for Diner's, Drive-in's and Dives where he was there at his restaurant. So we headed down Arden Way to find it and not more than 5 minutes later did we arrive.
My baby in front of the Diner's, Drive-in's & Dives sign.
Later, after breakfast we decided to go take pictures. It's so hard to take pictures out here I feel because I don't want to take the same scenic photos. I only have one child so it's the same child in the photos. You know what I mean.
And, a few days before those pictures, I took these...