Saturday, July 19, 2008


Alrighty, I'm just going to post a ton of pictures now and throw captions/depictions under them to get caught up. Too many things and I dont have time for "separate" cutsey posts for each category so you are getting an amalgam of the last month. Also, I am going through a bit of withdrawls as I left my camera at a park last month. :( It's killing me but hey, guess who gets that new fancy camera she has been wanting? The one that has way too many functions for any one even technologically advanced person to operate, let alone me, who only needs to know where the zoom button is. I'll let you know when I get it. You'll be able to tell because the photo quality will be much better. It may take a bit of coaxing before it materializes.

This is Dave in AZ at a real estate conference, er, golf I mean

Again, Dave soaking up the sun with friends while he's supposed to be studying hard, ya looks real hard, honey. I feel so bad for you that you have to leave for a week every other month with your friends to go to "school"

cousins in the backyard on Father's Day

Grandma Mary and Grandpa Joe with Natalie and Adilyn on Father's Day

Uncle Brett, his girlfriend Maria (we love her! she's a keeper for sure!, don't mess this up, Brett!) and mommy

Aunt Melani (Pregnant with twins right now - we are so thrilled! They said we could have one of the babies since they were only going for one more and don't have the budget for two) serving dessert at the Father's Day celebration

Family Room shot - look, it's clean! No Polly Pockets on the floor or anything. This must have been early on in the party before the girls dumped out the toys, nop guess not cuz Dad is already curled up with a glass of wine and gettin' ready to pass out.

Mommy with her favorite girls in pink! Looks like Adilyn hates her Aunt Julie. I will have to keep candy in my pocket and buy her love with sugar.

New day - Dinner at Ashley and Zig Serafin ginormous palatial compound/farmland. They are raising chickens there now! Anyway, Natalie and Nina found a pack of gum and went crazy. There were wrappers all over the place.

Mommy doing what she does best - snacking/grazing/munching.

Tiffany and Sela at the swing.

Zig and Julie right before a delcious Ashley meal. Why do I have this face on? I'm about to eat 4 star restaurant quality food at my diva gourmet's house! Dave must have said something rude before he took the picture because I should be smiling like crazy before a meal like this~! That's so like Dave.

Sela and Tiffany not wanting to part after our lovely evening. We stayed forever! Why on earth don't I have pictures of Dave and Ashley!?

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well, I turned 35 this year! Freak! I'm OLD - but most everything is in tip top shape these days thanks to starving and working out like a fiend, so what the heck. Anyway, I woke up ALONE on my special day, as my darling was out of town on business. Boo hoo - yes, but what a genius I married (I love you, honey!) - he had the insight a week earlier to have bought, wrapped and shown Tiffany where the gifts were stored, so she could retireve them for me on my birthday morning. Amazing - where did I get him from? I suck at that kind of thing. I'm still promsing to make up Father's Day for him and that was three weeks ago. I have the gifts, just need to wrap them and...............I digress. Okay, so spoiled with a brand new phone and a new Zune for me to go running with. I'm a cheese and sing while I run - everyone stares and I don't care - I'm so happy I can even run! At 9:00AM Grandma came over to watch Natalie while I headed to my special birthday massage appointment. On the way home, I picked up Tiffany after school, where I was presented with chocolates and flowers from my dear friend, Cathie! After that, it was time for Tiffany and Natalie to take me out to our favorite teahouse, Taste The Moment, in Redmond, where we played tea party. We love the owners, Toni and Dick! The food is amazing and they take such good care of us. You MUST visit them. They had even anticipated my arrival (I told them I was coming a week before) and gave me a balloon and card and made my day even that more special. While driving up to the house, speaking to a friend who had just called to wish me happy birthday, I spied balloons and MORE chocolates and flowers on my doorstep from my friend, Monique, and squealed with delight. I have incredible friends~! After that, it was time to drop the girls off at Gpa' and Gma's house for a sleepover (their gift to me - thanks guys!) and run to play with friends at my favorite hang out - Pegasus Pizza and belt out some tunes with my brother and his girlfriend, Maria. It was a great day! Thank you to everyone who made it special and memorable!

Bacon Burger Barbecue

So, I have a lot of catching up to do. I'm going to attempt to update the blog with several posts in one night's time. Ugh - duanting, but here goes. Try to ignore the grammatical errors. As a disclaimer, you are getting the Reader's Digest version of everything for time's sake, so there goes all the funny out of most of the entries. I can only do so much, people. Okay okay-so this is last month at our friend's, Lindsay and Jeff Brown's house. We had a barbecue over at their bitchin' pad on Memorial Day. Ya, I just used the word bitchin'. The minute we entered, Jeff was busy pulsing a full slab of bacon in the quisinart. First off, way to be in the kitchen, Jeff! Second, do you really know how to operate that thing? Wow - I'm impressed! Anyway - Jeff was attempting to make a "pure" bacon burger. No fillers, additives, nada, just plain, nitrate laden bacon. Dave was drooling visibly at this point. All the menfolk gathered around the barbecue and speculated on it's outcome, intoxicated with the wafting aroma of the pure bacon burger and stared at it - it was freakin hilarious. The end result - well folks, I'm going to tell you - it was pretty much the same as a sausage patty. :) But don't tell the boys that. We had tons of fun visiting with the guests and I had to make us girls do some serious posing, for the blog of course!