Thursday, July 31, 2008


13 MORE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY (#14-27 out of 50)

1. Brutus (because he's a dork)

2. Roxy (because she's a spaz)

3. dark chocolate

4. pretty flowers

5. reading a book that's soooo good I can't put it down

6. Wingnuts

7. weeding (I know, it's strange, but it calms me and relaxes me)

8. doing the dishes (same as weeding)

10. reading my Bible and having a verse just jump off the page at me and apply to my
life at the moment

11. knowing that I can do my job even if my computer is down for 6 HOURS!!! (this happened

12. seeing little critters (like squirrels and such)

13. seeing an old movie or tv show from when I was a kid and getting that deja-vu feeling.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


So lonely...........
So dejected........
So ignored.........

Ever since this came into our lives......


Tuesday, July 29, 2008


About 1 1/2 hours ago we experienced a 5.4 (or 5.8 depending on who you listen to) earthquake. It was probably about 20 miles from me. It has been felt all over So Cal. The only damage being reported so far is things down from shelves. While a 5 isn't too terribly big, it was very strong, and when you haven't felt one for awhile it felt HUGE.

Monday, July 28, 2008


We had a few things going on this weekend.
On Saturday, AC had his first football tournament, they called it a "passing league". They didn't really play a real game, it was mainly doing plays against another team and you got points for doing certain things. They came in 3rd out of about 10 schools. He loved it!!

That evening we took T out to dinner for his bday. It was kind of a surprise in that he didn't know where we were going (he thought he had it figured out but he was WRONG) and he didn't know that our friends would be joining us. We went to Wingnuts. It is our latest favorite restaurant. After dinner a few of us went back to T's house to watch some old UFC fights.


Friday, July 25, 2008


From the Greg's blog:

Christopher Laurie, son of Pastor Greg Laurie and Cathe Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., died this morning in a car accident in Riverside. A resident of Huntington Beach, Laurie, 33, served as the art director at Harvest Christian Fellowship for the past three years.
In addition to his parents, Christopher is survived by his wife, Brittany, and daughter, Stella, as well as his brother Jonathan. Christopher and his wife are expecting another daughter in November.
Memorial plans for Christopher are pending. More information will be posted at as details become available.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


New recipes in my recipe blog (see the sidebar on the left and click.)


13 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY (the first 13 out of the 50 I have to list for my 101 things in 1001 days)

1. hearing my children's laughter

2. hearing AC call me mommy

3. when Jade calls to tell me she's sick and needs her mommy

4. when KT shows her true blonde-ness

5. Mickey Mouse

6. Godiva's dark chocolate decadence drink

7. Jeff Dunham

8. cooking something that everyone likes

9. the beach
10. Guns N' Roses
11. getting a really great shot with my camera
12. completing a really tough task well
13. JAMAICA!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


From the air show:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

PROJECT 365---days 16 & 17

#17 -- 7/20/2008....Roxy


#16, 7/19/2008--police helicopter circling at night


Monday, July 21, 2008


I had so much fun cooking on Saturday! I'll post a few recipes every day of what I made. I've got the first 2 up on my recipe blog already :

It's Monday, so here's our menu for the week:

Monday...spam hashbrown bake
Tuesday...homemade chicken nuggets, mac N cheese, onion straws
Wednesday...whatever leftovers there are
Thursday...Taco Nite food ( I have a hair appt)
Saturday...we're going to Wingnuts for dinner for T's bday
Sunday...probably breakfast for dinner (pancakes, eggs, bacon), we have a memorial service
that day and I probably won't feel like cooking.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Here are my first 15 days of Project 365:
7/18/2008 -- loading a juice truck
7/17/2008--bins, bins and more bins


7/16/2008--building a new ride at Castle Park


7/15/2008--right before the sunrise, straight from camera shot


7/14/2008--reflection of sunrise in my car


7/13/2008-- AC

7/12/2008 -- KT


7/11/2008--T's license plate frame


7/10/2008--skeleton of a praying mantis in spider web


7/9/2008 -- Brutus











Thursday, July 17, 2008

On the Menu

Saturday night there's another MMA fight. We're only have a few people over, which is cool because it's easier for me to cook.

Here's what's on the menu:

T will grill steaks (I'll probably marinate them in lime and garlic and pineapple juice)
grilled tequila lime shrimp kabobs
grilled marinated veggie skewers
Velveeta Mac & Cheese (I have to, he makes me)
Festival (a delicious fried dumpling type thing we had in Jamaica)
jalapeno poppers
stuffed mushrooms

Hopefully, I'll choose one of these and take pictures and post the recipe on Monday.



Wednesday, July 16, 2008



Monday, July 14, 2008


Saturday we went to a model train convention. Only, all they had was 2 tracks set up. We were only there for about 10 minutes.

Then we went to the races in Irwindale. The guy who owns our taco night restaurant races in the Figure 8 races there. This is him qualifying:


Then they had kids racing these tiny cars:

These are the Super Stocks:


Then the sun went down. BIG MISTAKE.


KT and I had gone down to the bathrooms. There were people milling about looking up in the sky. There was a whole bunch of lightening off in the distance. We stood there for awhile, me trying to get pictures (I'm not quick enough). KT says, "Mom what if it starts raining?" Me: "It won't rain, that's pretty far away." Two minutes later....KT: "Mom it's raining, look" (pointing at the spots on the ground). Me: "It's nothing, it'll stop right away". Two seconds later the heavens opened:

We ran for cover under the grandstands. People started pouring down the steps to take cover also. T and AC were still way up at the top. They had no idea there was lightning as it was behind them. After about 5 minutes of non-stop downpour I called T and told him I think they were gonna call the races because everyone was leaving. He and AC finally came down and we walked to the car. We were completely drenched. In the car on the way out, we saw lightning hit almost on top of the grandstand where we had been sitting and we heard a loud 'CRACK'. Now, here in So Cal our thunder usually only "rumbles" because it's never really close to us. When we here a 'CRACK' it scares the crap out of us. The kids and I were basket cases the whole way home (T drove because I couldn't see in the rain and glare). He teased us relentlessly. He lived in TX for a bit so a little thunder means nothing to him.

We got home safe and sound with no thunderstorms in our town.

Yesterday, we did a whole lotta nothing!!!