Sunday, June 27, 2010

Anniversary number 12

Well not really a review of a restaurant but at least the one that our backyard was transformed into on our anniversary.

Okay before I totally forget...

Chris and I celebrated our 12th Anniversary this last Thursday, the 24th of June. Since it fell on a Thursday I didn't really feel like celebrating a whole lot, so we opted to really do something the 26th (Saturday).

But don't let me fool you and say we didn't do anything on our actual Anniversary. We most certainly had something going on.

Wednesday Night our daughters put together a menu and their Dad took them to the grocery store to buy a few items.

Thursday came and around 4pm the girls started putting our "special night" plans into action. They had bought a frozen lasagna, some rolls and stuff for salad. They put the lasagna in the oven and baked it for the needed time, and put together a salad (all on their own), and then they had one of the "extra" tables laying around moved to the backyard.  And I provided them with a tablecloth and they decorated it..... 
These are roses of my very own rose bushes. The loose petals on the table were ones that had fallen to the ground and they made use of them.

My neighbor supplied a pair of "tea light" lamps to put on the table, and I loved them.  Too bad I don't get to keep them.  But I do get to use them again, if I need to.  I love my neighbor.

They made little menus for us .... and Katherine played the part of the waitress and took our orders.  Chris decided to order for the both of us.  hehe...

I had to be in a picture or I let one of the girls hold my camera to take a picture. 
So even though it wasn't a FANCY SCHMANCY dinner at some 5 star restaurant I do have to give my girls 2 thumbs up for all the thought they put into this, and the work it took to pull it off.  And for the most part we got to eat outside by ourselves.  They fed the other kids in the house, and we got to have a few minutes by ourselves.   They also got us a few gifts... Twix and a Reeces Fast Break candy bar. Along with a card and two pieces of trident gum. 

And I'll post more on how our Saturday turned out. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My future Major Leaguer...

For the last several weeks we've had fun watching T-man play tee-ball.  He's had great coaches
and has had a team full of kids that have really come along the last several weeks.  Matter of fact, my son was standing in the "pitcher's" spot, and the kids are asked to get the ball after it's hit and throw it back to the "pitcher" who then throws it into the catcher who then places the ball onto the Tee. Well the ball was hit toward 1st base and then the boy playing first picked up the ball and threw it to Thomas.  Thomas held out his gloved hand and CAUGHT the ball being thrown at him by someone other than his Dad.  It was so cute to watch and all the onlookers saw him catch the ball and he got lots of cheers!!  I think him catching the ball surprised him big time!! Right after Thomas caught the ball he brought his gloved hand down, and looked over at us had a HUGE smile plastered on his face, and then with his right hand he gave us a thumbs up!!  Needless to say the boy was ELATED for the rest of the time.  It was fun watching him.  He is getting better at catching since he's been getting extra practice in with his Dad nearly every week.  So we told him we would do a Photo shoot with him so we could get his own "trading cards" printed and these were some of the shots we captured last Saturday.  We'll do some more this coming Wednesday so we can get him with his Yellow Jersey side on.  So he's now down to two games left and that leaves us with providing snacks on Wednesday nights game. 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Meet DJ

Have I told you lately how much I love BABIES!!! Oh boy, this one was really fun to take photos of.

Okay here's a sneak peek at this new little boy. He was born on the 5th of June and is so darn cute. Swing on by Cream of the Crop Photography to see more on him.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A sneak peek ...

I can't resist... but I wanted to share a picture or two of the little darling girl that I took pictures of today.

I'm having so much fun!!! So this is what I've been busy doing lately. Be sure and swing by Cream of the Crop Photography and Design and take a look at some of the other stuff. If you like what you see, let me know. And if you have suggestions... I'll accept that too.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My trip in hind view...

I know it's been a few days since I've posted, and that would be because we're on our "vacation" this year in good ole TRONA, CA. Okay, not that it's that great here, but this is where I grew up and just happens to be the dwelling place of my parents and most of my siblings. It's almost been a bit of a family reunion, except that one sister isn't here and is in Utah instead.

We've been here since June 5th, and the temps are excruciatingly HOT!! Something I did not like very much when I was younger but somehow survived it long enough to move away from.

Here's a synopsis of the trip so far.

  • Thomas takes this trip to learn to "Be a MAN", meaning stopping on the side of the road to stand and pee behind a bush. 
  • But only after he started to wet his pants in the car.  And this happening not too long after we started traveling. 
  • Got to attend a baby blessing for my niece, and the kids went swimming the same day. (Come on, it's vacation 100 plus temps... it was HOT,  it was at the home of the person hosting the get together, and it was so inviting. So the kids were in the water not ME!!) 
  • I had my first LARGE group photo shoot on Monday the 7th.  Prayed for clouds, I got them. But I also got WIND, which I didn't pray for. 
  • While I was at the photo shoot 30minutes away. Kaylee was at Grandma and Grandpa's house with her dad and everyone else, and managed to take a chunk out of her foot with an exercise bike.  YUCK is all I'm going to say.
  • Tuesday... I walked 2.7 miles, cleaned out my van, vacuumed it and then drove the 30 minutes to Ridgecrest, to have my sisters nurse friend take a look at Kaylee's injury. It was cleaned, and suture stripes were applied, and it was rewrapped with an ace bandage.  Great no beach swimming for her.
  • Wednesday -- 4 car caravan, turned a 3 and half hour trip into 5 hours, and joined a fifth car in Oxnard, Ca at Hometown Buffet for lunch paid for by my parents.  (That's a lot of people)
  • After dinner we turned into a 5 car caravan for a 30 minute drive up to Carpenteria State Beach Park for some fun in the sun.  People getting wet, and falling down, tide moving in, and things getting wet.  It was LOTS of fun!!
  • Thursday... we're all tired, and having a nice lazy day.  And I'm feeling the itch to go back home to Utah.   It's pretty up there!! 
  • Friday... will be our last day here... what to do?? 
  • Saturday ... our drive home with a few planned stops in Vegas, and Mesquite (Are you ready for that Cluttered Brain??)

I can go into more details that make these short synopsis more funny and will probably answer a lot of questions. But those stories will come, after I return home.  (Thank goodness my parents have internet at least or I'd be going crazy!!)
And Pictures will have to wait till I'm home as well. It's not working on this computer.