Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More Monday Madness..........

Good Food, Good Friends, Good Fun

Friends cookin' (dogs and smores)

Chrissie and I gabbin'

Girls swimmin'

Mandy reflectin'

Cathi & I snugglin'

Mom hooverin'
Jeff playin'
All of us culd-a-sacin' (is that a word?)
fireworks shootin'
Neighborhood blackin'
(We did all this with no electricity! Blackout lasted until 3 in the morning - we did not)

Fun, Fun Memorial Day - thanks Hamens & crew!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

We had a fun "1st" today! We went to the First Annual Laguna Hills Half Marathon/5k. It was really fun and noooo I did not run (this time) but Mandy did! She had a blast - this is her thing! The kids race was 1/2 mile and she was pumped - We had to buy her new shoes & she could hardly sleep last night!
Waiting for Jeff to come in from his 1/2 marathon!! (He had his best time by the way)

At the starting line...................

GOOOOOOO Mandy!!!!!!!!!

She took 3rd place overall and 1st girl!

Congrats to all the runners! (Cathi got her best time also!)

It was fun running with the Reynolds also, and thanks Dave for putting this whole thing on - it was a great success

I'm a very proud Momma! Not so much because she did well but because she really put her heart into it. Her Daddy always told her she was a fast runner and that she would be in the Olympics some day! Well I don't know about that, but I know that every time she runs she is thinking about what he told her. I tell her that it's not about winning but about enjoying it! Doing her personal best - no one will ever ask for more (this goes for all aspects of her life). I pray she doesn't put too much pressure on herself - but is grateful when she does do her best!

This was her first real race and I have a feeling it won't be her last - she said she's ready for the 5k in July! Which means I need to be ready also - yikes!

Happy Memorial Day!

Prayers to all who are serving right now!

Heartfelt thanks to those who have served!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Derby Days

It's Derby Time! Every year for Awana (church program for children) the kids get to make these wood cars and race them. So you know what that means..............................parents start your engines.

Jeff with his shaping power tools:

Me with my power tools..............

Wait- what are the girls doing???????????
"Girls get your buns over here and make your cars!!!!"

Cute cars ~ Cute girls

On your mark, get set, go.........................

Ok, between all this car making we had time to watch American Idol and we definitely have our favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Are we really turning 40???

Happy 40th my Friend!!
30 years and our friendship is stronger than ever! I love you like a sister Kelly and am so, so grateful that God has put you in my life - where would I be without you???? (Those high school years were pretty crazy - wait - we're still crazy!) Love ya girl!!!!!

p.s. - you make 40 look HOT!!!

time warp........

Back to the 70's and 80's........

Jeff with his 2 hot dates (hey, it was the 70's wasn't it??)

Cathi looked so cute in her 80's stuff! She actually looked 16! Jeff and I thought we looked like the 70's parents and she was our 80's daughter :)
Dontcha' kind of miss all the blue eyeshadow and blue mascara????? (come on - you know you wore it!)

This was my awesome "name that tune" team! We did great with the 60's and 80's (70's - not so good)
Thanks Kristen and Gary - It was RAD!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Our Jords

Happy 6th Birthday Jordi!!!!

We have loved since before you came into this world!!

I love that your get your love of photography from me :}

Mandy's "Mini Me"
We love your goofy personality (that's why we all get along so well)

Happy "Birth"day to you too Momma! You done good.

Little Monkey, we will always be here for you and I pray daily for you and your life. You are very special to us (and many more)! XOXO Love you!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New friends

So, I had lunch with some new friends today. We are going to call ourselves our own "widow club" (which we HATE that W word - prize to anyone who can think of a better name for our new lunch bunch). I truly enjoyed meeting Chris and Stacie, it was fun and we had that common bond from the moment we met. It's so nice to sit, chat, eat, and have stuff in common with other people (nothing against 80 yr old widows - just different places in our lives). We are going to try and meet up for lunch on a regular basis just to share and encourage each other. I am looking forward to our next get together :) What a blessing! Thanks Chris for pulling this off and for lunch!

(you guys did know you would be my next blog didn't you???)

Monday, May 12, 2008

No better way to spend my mothers day :)

I can't think of a better way to spend this day then with my kids and my mom! My day was awesome:
  • Ashley got up before the sun and went to the store to buy flowers for me and stuff for breakfast burritos!

  • She actually made breakfast all by herself!

  • We kinda didn't make it to church but I got some stuff done that I was stressing out about!

  • Went to the lake with my whole family and relaxed and ate and played!

  • Spent the day with my kids :}

  • Spent the day with my MOM and family.

  • Spend the day with my DAD - Happy Birthday DAD!!!!!

  • Then I worked the RUSH concert which was actually pretty good and I made some $.

It was a full day but a fun day!

David & the kids playing some hoops (notice David and Mandy concocting some sneaky plan)

Grandma & Grandpa playing baseball with the kids (I think Mandy got Grandma out - how rude)

playin with da baby........

Hangin with the homies.................

Mom's girlies

Daddy's Angels

............My Life............