Thursday, December 29, 2011

When technology is a good thing...

Last night my baby girl stayed the night at her friend's house.

I dropped her off and met my husband and his friend back at a local sports bar to finish watching the San Jose Sharks game.

After the game, I took my husband's friend home, cause that's what I do. I'm the DD.

Once we got home, we went onto Priceline to try and bid for a hotel for our NYE plans {for another post}.

Around 11:30pm, we got a phone call. I noticed it was my friend's house, where my daughter was staying the night.

I answer it.

It's my baby girl.....crying.

She started talking and I simply could not understand a single word she was saying.

I was getting nervous. I asked if everything was okay and again, words came out that I couldn't understand.

Finally I told her to calm down that I couldn't understand her. She gained composure.

She had a nightmare!

She dreamt that something happened to me. So she wanted to Skype so she could see me. To make her feel better.

It made all the difference!

My poor baby! :o(

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas....

From My Family to Yours!!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas filled with all of God's goodness.

May you have Love, Joy and Peace this coming year!!

With that said...

Here's my all time favorite Christmas song!

Ever since I was a little girl I loved playing this on the record player.

If you're traveling, please be safe!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Six Word Saturday!

Need To Do Last Minute Shopping!

YES! I am a procrastinator!

I still need to shop for my hubby. Not only that, I need to take the kiddo to see the "Big Man" this morning.

Like I said.....I'm a procrastinator!

Honestly though.....this is normal for!

Are you ready for Christmas? Or do you have last minute stuff to take care of also?

This has been apart of Cate's "Six Word Saturday"!


*Jesus is the reason for the Season*

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Six Word Saturday!

Going To A Fun Themed Birthday!

One of my friends is celebrating one of her son's birthday today. It's not going to be your typical themed birthday party either.

No Sir!

There's won't be any SpongeBob

or Spiderman.

There won't even be Disney's Cars!

At this party, we will be enjoying all of holiday goodiness with the likes of


A Christmas Tree cake!

How fun this will be! I've never been to a Christmas themed birthday party but I know it will be fun! I can't wait to get pictures of my kiddo with Santa either!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Geek Chic!

I really don't know what to think about this new style with the kids these days.

In my day, if you looked like this

You got picked on, heckled or even beat up.

Maybe things haven't completely changed but it seems some people have taken a whole new approach to the idea of being a geek or a nerd.

Stores have started selling popular characters on shirts, backpacks and even school supplies that read

I'm actually liking it to the point that maybe, just maybe the teasing will stop.

I even started seeing kids at Nuggy's school wearing fake glasses and adding tape or a bandaid to the center to give it that authentic look. At that point I thought it was a bit silly but whatever.

Then I realized, my own child hoped onboard the "geek chic" train!

Honestly though? She a pretty cute looking "nerd"!

Still seems silly though. Just sayin'....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gold Camp 2011

A couple months ago my daughter had a school field trip that was a two night adventure up in California's Gold Country. Being the mom of only one child and a girl at that, I just couldn't bring myself to let her go without me.

We learned {yes, including me!} all about the Forty-Niners, and I'm not talking about the football team. I'm talking the real deal, people! I know, I probably already learned about all this stuff years ago when I was my daughter's age but us adults forget these kinds of things after years of other learning. {Isn't learning fun? We forget almost as soon as we learn it!}

The kids learned different methods of "panning" for gold.

The camp directors even dressed in period clothes so if felt like an authentic experience. Pretty cool!

Each group had our own cabin

What a great experience I had with my daughter! I never got the opportunity to do this when I was her age. I just hope she enjoyed her time with me as I did with her!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bah Humbug!

While this is the scene of what it's been like here in my neck of the woods...

It just doesn't feel like Christmas unless it looks like this...

Funny thing about it all is, I was watching the news this morning as while Los Angeles is usually the one that always has most of the sunshine, up here in Northern California, we usually see most of the rain.

Well, not today.

We have sunshine and they have the rain.

As much of a Summer girl that I am, I need rain or fog to make me feel like it's Christmas!!

This year it's been really hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit because of all the sunshine. Sure, it's been cold out...and to this California girl, cold to me is 50's. Brrrrrr!!!

(go ahead....laugh)


Someone went off and stole one of our Christmas decorations!

The 4 little circles on the far left {below}....those are snowflakes.
Someone stole those!!

I'm pissed too!

We believe they also tried to steal our candy canes but when one of them was separated from the base, we think they thought they broke it so didn't take it.

Well, if anymore decorations get stolen, it's all getting put away and we'll only put up the lights instead.

Just wish people didn't have to ruin it for others!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Annoying Texts

Am I the only one?

Lately, when I send a text to my husband that includes a photo, he never seems to receive it


in the morning...

while we're sleeping....

A week later!!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Six Word Saturday!

Must Have Slept Wrong Last Night!

{Even though this picture depicts a sore lower back, mine's the shoulder blades}

Every now and then I will sleep wrong which then leaves my back all in a funk.

Well, today is that day!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving....

From my family to Yours!!!

This morning we left the house at 8:30am to enjoy our annual Thanksgiving breakfast out.

It's something we enjoy and look forward to every year!!

This year we went to IHOP, as requested by that little girl above.

She ended up ordering the Eggnog Holiday Pancakes,

{pictured below, bottom left}

Turns out it was way too sweet for her sweet!

She ate about half. Good thing she ordered the eggs and hashbrowns with it, so she can eat something healthier first.

We also ordered the Carmel Hot Chocolate, each. Right after I ordered it and the waitress walked away, I noticed the calories on it. 400 calories!!! Ummm, yeeaaah.....I drank maybe half. Again, it was too sweet for my little one.

A mom's opinion? GOOD!!!!


May you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! May you have peace, love, good food and share the laughter and goodness in your life.....together!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Six Word Saturday!

Things Are Starting To Perk Up!

This month has been quite difficult for me around here. Not constant, just off and on but I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.....again!


Because I prayed. I prayed HARD! I do believe God heard my cries!


Ya know, yesterday while listening to my favorite radio station, KLOVE, they were talking about how there really are no "newer" songs for Thansgiving. They mentioned that if any Christian artist could come up with a song just for Thansgiving, it would be Matthew West. So, they asked us, the listeners, to come up with things that are a must in a Thanksgiving song.

What would you say?

First thing that came to mind, for me, especially since God heard my prayers, would have to be.....the abundance of blessings!

What are YOU thankful for this Thansgiving season?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Silence is deafening...


Bare with me here.

I need to just talk.....or shall I say, write.

I'm going through a rough time right now. It all started yesterday. Honestly though, this has been a rough month. It was fantastic in some parts, then it went sour once again.

So, I was sitting here a moment ago. You know when normal, familiar sounds can be comforting? You find peace in them. In my case, while sitting here, those sounds became overwhelming.

It's quiet yet, I hear the sounds of cars, birds, a neighbor pounding a hammer, or even the humming in my ear. The quiet became deafening. Then I felt the stress building in my chest. I want to run away but I have obligations.

I just wish I could rewind a day. When things were going good.

I've been in this place before. Many times. I've heard the same things. Many times. When do I start believing it? When do I take it serious?

I'm the one who is mad. PISSED to be honest! Yet, I ask myself....."Why am I the one stressing? Why am I the one with butterflies?"

I don't want to do anything. I just don't have the energy. I feel weak. This overwhelming feeling of stress is too much.

All I can do is pray for God's help. I just need to continue to have Faith that HE will help me through this.....again. He always does. Yet, here I am again. Apparently I haven't learned the lesson I'm suppose to learn.

I know life isn't easy. I just wish I had less trials than I'm dealing with right this moment. Such a wonderful time of year becomes so tainted by every day life and trials. Always during the holidays.