Sunday, July 29, 2007

Last nights sunset, pretty passion vine. angel trumpets

I find the passion vine very intriguing. (sp?) It does look filled with passion. This lovely flower is taking over my yard and attracting the wonderful caterpillars that keep it in check. At night these angel trumpet flowers come to life. This particular plant is a volunteer from last years plant on the other side of the yard.
I just love the sky. It is beautiful.
I am looking forward to the desert and mountain sunsets in August
when we venture out west to take Ben to school.

Friday, July 27, 2007

around my house

Here is what is going on around my house.......they are putting in the road behind us. They are making a mess of the land. My wildlife has scattered for the moment. UGH!This machine makes a lot of noise digging in this wonderful fossil filled land, unearthing the cattle ranch. It gets pretty smelly at times. I find it interesting when I am hiking around searching for that perfect fossil, how different the land is around this small area. There are certain areas that are solide gray rock, I mean solid!!! I would never want to build my home there because nothing would grow. Then there is the area with the numerous fossils, and white rock, and then there is cow poo smell land ( that's the good stuff).

Here are some of the fossils I have found. I am making a fossil garden.

The view from our back porch.

The purple grass is my favorite new thing that I planted this year. So wispy!

My crape myrtle trio that will one day block the sun from our back porch windows.

Beautiful vitex that was passed along at from Seleta's garden. 2 years ago it was only 6" tall. Boy this thing grows fast. I wished I had planted the whole back fence with it.

Where we sit on cool evenings, which amazingly has been quite often this summer.
More views later.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The one and only...who keeps me sane!

Who holds you together when you and your world is slipping into crazy mode.

BEWARE!!! mushy ahead!!!!

I have been blessed with the most fabulous husband on Earth. OK...sounds a little cheesy, I know! Anyhow, this guy showed up in my life a little over 23 years ago out of nowhere. Life changed drastically. I was in love, twitterpated. Nothing else mattered except for what I was going to wear to the next date and how long it would be until I saw him again. We have been through a lot in the last 2+ decades. I never could have imagined all the busting our butts to make a wonderful home and life for our family. We fought hard for our dreams and I have been at wits end and this guy held me together, kept me grounded and focused. I will say it again, I have been blessed. He gives me distance when I need it. He is not an "in your face kinda guy". We have the same focus in life and common dreams. When I get crazy and disgruntled, he holds me together. I don't know how but he does. He is an awesome chef and basically great at whatever he touches. Did I say he is a terrific handyman? He is my bright and shining star. He is the greatest loving father a child could want. I hope my children are fortunate enough to find a partner like him. Don't get me wrong he is not perfect by far, ( I thought he was when we first married), but he is perfect for me. I want to say thanks for putting up with my junk!!! I hope we are lucky enough to live long lives and entertain each other for 50 more years. UGH! We will be old and droopy!! haha!

I week ago we celebrated our 23rd anniversary. This post is a little belated!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

My latest read: Letters for Emily

I bought this book awhile back at a garage sale. I just now took the time to read it and I wish I would have read it sooner. It is a quick read, about 7 hours. What a wonderful Grandfather, he left letters filled with wisdom. I think this book should be a requirement for school. It contains lessons that some children may never be exposed to. I am glad that I read this book and I do recommend it to all. If you need to pass time and want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside, this is the book for you. However, I do recommend that you read it all at once from cover to cover without stopping more than a few minutes of a break. Enjoy!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

VW is the choice, Rancho Cucamonga is the place

UTI picks the cream of the crop to test for Manufacturer Specific Advanced Training. Ben was picked. He tested high, very high. He is so smart. We are proud that he has found his passion so young and is following it diligently. Recruiters from Volkswagen of America interviewed him this week and he was chosen for the tuition paid program at the Volkswagen Academy in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He starts school there on August 13th. I am so glad he went with VW, I just love Volkswagen cars!! Hehehe, now I will have to get me one.
Congratulations Ben on your continued success with cars.