They are much calmer when Great Grandma is around.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
They are much calmer when Great Grandma is around.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
All the decorations are making me claustrophobic. I need to try and focus on the things I need to accomplish and try to enjoy the Christmas season. With my kids being older it seems to get harder every year. I just really don't know what to do and what not to do. It feels like Christmas is so hectic and that is not what I want. I would like to time travel back to the simpler times, if only for just 1 Christmas. The times when kids were happy to just get 1 gift and have fun playing games and popping corn. Way back a long long long long time ago. DREAMING.............................................
Friday, December 14, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
OOps! Teenage daughter having boyfriend crisis....gotta go....more later.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Hectic............I have not been posting, here are some photos of Thanksgiving Break!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I have to brag we have created a wonderful relaxing place it is home. There is definitely feng shi, all I need is a couple of goldfish and we have it all. The trees are beginning to turn their autumn colors and the berries are turning bright red and yellow. I took a couple of long walks and cleared my mind and the dogs bowels. Now we are ready for the week. If every weekend could be as relaxing it would be fine with me. Even though I am ready for some snow so we can go sledding. Yippee! I have my fingers crossed. Pure clean white snow!!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Lessons by Dale Wolf:
Put things in perspective.
Think about what’s really important, and stop worrying and whining about the rest.
Here are some things that in the big scheme of things are not that important:
You don’t like your boss. You don’t like your job. Stop complaining. Do something to change things. Realize that there are people just like you at other companies complaining about the exact same things.
A friend hasn’t returned your phone call. Get over it. Call them back. Calling friends shouldn’t be a game that involves scorekeeping.And speaking of scorekeeping…don’t. It’s not about whose turn it is.
Life ain’t fair.
Stop complaining about how busy or not busy you are. Accept that your life is probably the way it is due to choices you’ve made, Acknowledge this or make new choices. (I wonder how long it takes to see the effects of making new choices, is it immediate or does it take awhile? I am very impatient) ha
There are worse things than being 10 pounds overweight. (Tell that to the jeans that are about to squeeze the life out of me)
People don’t pay as close attention to you as you think they do.
If the dog eats the strudel, it’s not a real crisis. It’s only strudel.
Now I tell myself this all the time but I need to practice practice practice!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Around 6:20 Texas time (4:20 in California) we receive a phone call from our daredevil Ben. He tells his dad that he is climbing the side of a mountain. Dad asks where and son says I don't really know, but not where we went when you were here, but I am in the clouds. Dad then asks who is with him and son says, no one I am by myself. Dad then says you should not be doing that alone, that is dangerous, so says well no one would go with me. Dad says well it will be dark soon you better get down, son says I am okay but I will leave soon. They say goodbye. About 7:30 Texas time (5:20 in cali) son calls again, says he is stuck and can't get out. He wants to know what to do, and then says..you know dad if I say I am stuck that I really am stuck and cant get out. Dad says, I told you not to do this alone, and then says you need to call 911 right now (it will be dark within the hour). Son says okay and then hangs up. Dad tells mom what is going on. Mom panics. She didn't understand that he was hiking, she thought he was just driving around in the mountains. Mom then gains control and goes straight to the computer. She doesnt know where he is and can't call him because he is calling 911. Mom searches the computer for places he could be, dad joins in the search. They frantically call a park ranger, no one answers, dad may have to fly to cali if they can't locate someone soon, so they search more, dad finds a search and rescue website, someone answers but it is not the correct area, a very nice and concerned lady then asks where our son is and we say we don't know but he is from Rancho Cucamonga and stuck on the side of a mountain, she then gives us a number for emergency in the area and they thank her for caring enough to direct them elsewhere. Mom and dad push in the number, Kelly answers, she is very eager to assist us and check with the 911 and then says they are on a search and rescue right now, she then proceeds to inquire with the team to see who they are searching for, she comes back to the phone and says is your sons name James, Mom is at peace, because if Kelly knows his name then he reached 911. Yay! Mom says yes and Kelly says the team is on the phone with him and has been since he called. They are using the phone GPS to track him. Wow, Mom loves cell phones, dad loves cell phones. Kelly says to call back in 15 minutes for an update. Mom is ecstatic but still scared. It is now dark out there and my boy is who knows where in the mountains, stuck and alone. Mom goes from scared to upset to mad (because he knows better) and then to scared again. 20 minutes pass and Mom makes the call, Kelly says that the air team couldn't reach him so they are sending a ground team in. Mom panics, how long will this take, then she is peaceful, because they do know where he is, he will be ok. She takes down moms phone # and says she will call when they get any information. Mom prepares to wait and calls her mom to tell her what is going on. Dad tells his parents an update and then we wait. About 25 minutes or so later, dads phone rings, it is son, he is driving his car, he says he is ok and that he got to fly in a helicopter and it was cool. He said he learned a lesson to not hike alone. Mom is relieved, dad is relieved, grandparents are relieved. Mom receives a phone call from Kelly saying that son has been found and rescued and should be calling soon. Mom thanks Kelly. Son later tells grammy about the rescue, that they lowered a harness down from the helicopter and picked him up, he felt like he was in a James Bond movie, it was cool. WOW, my son! I am so happy he is safe.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Luke however had bunches of energy, he loved the circus animals from Pepa's cake.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
My new next door neighbors!!