Monday, April 28, 2008

Ever have one of these days???????

Why am I always the green post-it????
So glad that the sun comes up tomorrow and it's a brand new day!!
Best thing about today: dinner and jacuzzing at Hamens :}

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

~short and fun~

(kinda like me)
A) Three places I go all the time: Trader Joes, Dry Cleaners, My Bed (exciting life I lead)
B) Three people who e-mail me (regularly): Cathi, Teresa, Eve
C) Three of my favorite places to eat: Mustard Café (my new favorite!), Taco Tuesday (anywhere those taco's are a buck!), Cherry On Top
D) Three Places I would rather be right now: Burke Williams (any day), Hawaii (on the beach sipping a strawberry colada - ahhhh), Montana (riding horses into the sunset).
E) Three People I think will respond: Lindsey, Chrissie, Kristen (Cheney) - ha, now you have to do it :}
F) Three TV shows I could watch over and over: Friends, Seinfeld, Amazing Race
(are you happy Cath - I finally did one of your surveys!??) XOXO
Tag - your it

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

i'm missing you today.

No particular reason,
no particular season.

I'm missing you today.

I miss your smile,
haven't seen it for awhile.

I'm missing you today.

I miss the "Mi Amor"
that greeted me when you walked through the door.

I'm missing you today.

I'm feeling the hole in my heart,
I never thought we'd part.

I'm missing you today.

My first post was one year ago today. As I read back on what my life has been like, I see how blessed I am. I have such great friends, a super supportive family, and the most amazing kids. I have a good life, God has been faithful. When I find myself struggling I make myself look - look at all I do have. I have a good life. I still miss John - that hole remains. And yet life goes on and all the good things are still there. I'm just missing him today.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Your Hired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My little Amber started her first official job today!
(ok she's not so little anymore)

She's a server at a little restaurant called

"Mustard Cafe"

It's kind of like Corner Bakery but on a smaller scale. She loved it.

It's a little bitter sweet for me. I've been holding off letting them get jobs because with school, sports, church, friends, boyfriends, family and of course MOM time, there wasn't' much time left in the week. I also wanted them to concentrate on their school work. But I knew it was time - and if they wanted a summer job they had to beat the college kids to the good jobs :} Ashley is next - I'm praying she gets the right job for her - hum.

So one more lesson in letting go................

Ahhh Lord be with me - ohhh I mean her, I mean us...................

I'm proud of you Amber - you set you mind to something and just went for it - way to go!!!!! I love you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Whats going on????

It's been a busy week to say the least!
Not a lot of time, not a lot of words
but a whole bunch of pictures
pictures are worth a thousand words, right?

We'll start with game night at my house last Saturday night. I've been so badly wanting to re-connect with the women of our church. So Cathi and I invited a number of women over to play some fun games. We played Pictionary and Catchphrase. Had a blast - night successful :} And we decided to do this "seasonally" ~ good enough for me.

Then all of last week Mandy had a softball tournament. It was single elimination so we thought we could be done on Monday night - no - her team went all the way to the finals (which was awesome for them, but that meant softball EVERY night last week). They ended up taking 2nd! Way to go "Good & Plenty's"!

Then on Friday it was off to our church's women's retreat, which we didn't have to really go far to retreat because it was only 3 miles down the freeway at "Rancho Capistrano" in San Juan Capistrano.
I have been on the committee for this retreat and it was nice to see it all come together - thank you ladies for all your hard work! And for asking me to emcee - I had a great time up there. (I cracked my self up and may never be asked back - oh well).
We ended each night with a brutal game of "Catchphrase" - yes we're getting really good at it now - in Cathi's and I's (proper?) room (of course). I loved getting to hang out with these fun girls!
I wish I would have taken more pictures of the grounds but oh well, I guess I was a little busy!

(Cathi who or what is in your bed??? - Chrissie do you know???)

And last but not least, we have a new family member!

My Mom and Dad got a new puppy..........His name is Hobie..... he is so cute!!

We all are in love with him (esp. Mandy). Thanks Christy!!

Hobie saying bye- bye to his mommyAnd his brother - don't worry, we'll visit often!

So that's my last week and half in a nut shell.
(that's actually just some of it - I still had normal life to deal with)
I love my life.
Busy, crazy, but filled with fun and laughter and lots of love.
~Thank you God~