Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Moving on!

Okay...I'm moving in a few days. I'll be packing tonight! Merry Christmas to all. I'll be renewing my blog entries hopefully after the move. That's my goal. Inspired by Julie Julia, the movie. I need to get myself in gear and start working on my book I keep talking about. I have plenty of endless hrs at night these days so no more excuses. Well after the move, no more excuses. Merry Christmas to all!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


It's been a LONG time since I've updated my blog. FB sort of took over. But, I'll try to stay on top of it. I've been having a great summer, though I haven't taken an official vacation yet. Just several day trips. I'm hoping to plan something in August. Probably camping around Crater Lake, or a trip to the Redwoods. Guess I'll be working that out this week. I would love to hear how your summers are going.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just a collection of spring break so far. More to come.....

Friday, March 13, 2009

Texas Hold 'Em!

We got a real warm Texas welcome!

Hospitality with a smile.

But, I caught on ree'al faaasst!

As did Emily.

She looks like a ree'al native now.

Hannah, never one to be too far behind either.

I'm catchin' on to this poker thang...

Never let 'em touch your cards.

Ya. I think I've got the hang of it y'all.

Soon, we all made up.

Good to be with my little sister Mary and little brother Seth!


We kissed and made up! Do they come any sweeter?

Next stop....Hangin' Tree Saloon.

Don't worry Lori and Paul, as you can see I'm taking very good care of Hannah and Emily.

Disclaimer...of course no REAL drinking or guns were used in these photos...come on y'all!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

The birthday girl! Please don't hate me because I have man hands. But, boy is the cappucino delicious.


In the pink! I'm so lucky to have such a beautiful mother!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The New Year Brings Old Friends in and Takes Some Friends Out.

The year of 09 is the year that I say goodbye to old friends, and hello to some old friends made new again.

And saying hello to old friends who've become new friends again.

Me and my friend since my freshman year of high school, Brandy.

My sister Sherri with Brandy.

The three amigas enjoying catching up with one another.

We met at my favorite restaurant in Lake Oswego, Standfords.

"So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Follow after love..."

To follow love it requires the ability to recognize love. Sometimes seduction, control and manipulation can be mistaken for love. In order to love it also requires seeing others clearly. So trust wisely, not blindly. Remember to truly love those in your life it requires maintaining a centered harmonious relationship. This requires valuing integrity, being truthful and taking care of yourself.
To all my family and friends. I love you.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Last days of Winter Break

In the bamboo jungle!

Sparky venturing into the jungle.

The entrance of the bamboo jungle!

Sparky in the creek he nearly drowned in.

Here he goes unaware how deep and swift the current was.

I missed the photo of him swimming for his life. He got in the creek and realized the water was swift and deep. Then he tried to come back to shore, but a floating log trapped him in the creek. It was very scary. But, he prevailed and made it out alive. Thank goodness!

Here Sparky is enjoying his day at the park and happy to be alive.

Watching kids play.

Playing fetch!

You're never too old to play on the playground.

Showing off my masterpiece.

The finished tile that was the big finish to winter break. Oh back to the grindestone!