Monday, February 6, 2012

Just sayin'

Ever feel like this??
I do!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Soooo.....I've been MIA but..........I'M BAAAAACK!!

I actually tried blogging again a while back and was having THE MOST difficult time posting pics. UGH! After spending what seemed like FOREVER I gave up.
I JUST realized I can blog from my PHONE!!!?!! Well, that might just make things a LOT easier so I'm going to give it a whirl........'s to NEW beginnings *clink*

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I know I've not posted to this blog in a while...........shame!
I've actually been getting some crafting done so I've been posting more to my creating blog The Queen's Creations if you get a minute! :)
My SWEET, DEAR friend Erin had been talking SO MUCH about bruschetta in the past few weeks that I HAD to whip up a batch of my own (my mom's recipe). And OH MY GOSH was it EVER good!!!! Mmmmm. Sometimes I think I could LIVE off the stuff!!!
Here's what it looked like.................

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sammo being his goofy little self. Man I tell you, this little man bring my heart more joy than is even imaginable!!! :) He is SO funny and will do almost anything for a laugh sometimes!! :)
Nikki just got her hair done the other day.......I think you can see better in person but.............
She's just as beautiful as ever.....and as always.....her own best subject!!!

Nikki is cheering again this year.
That would be her on top of Jessica!
She continues to be such a good girl.
We are SO proud of her. She had some rough times the beginning of the year this year but is BETTER now. Girls and HS just aren't the best fit sometimes!!!
I took the kids to see La Boutique Fantasque at the PAC in Omak.
We had SUCH a NICE time.
What a WONDERFUL ballet!!!

I haven't been staying as up to date on my blogging as I should be. I tend to find myself on Facebook a LOT more than I do blogger anymore. Heck! I don't even know if anyone even still reads this blog. LOLOL
I'm only working part time right now which I am TOTALLY loving!!!! I THINK I have found the PERFECT solution for me!! :) I'm still busy but able to get more done at home, WITH the kids and IN Sammo's classroom.
I'd thought about it for some time and decided that I have the rest of my life to work BUT our children are only young ONCE and ME spending this time with them is SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT to me than working and 'trying to keep up with the Jones'", if ya know what I mean?!?! SO.....I might not get the new siding and deck as soon as I would have liked (thanks also in part to our heat pump that decided to die a few months ago) BUT I AM now able to work in Samuel's class every week AND BE THERE for the kids when they need me, not to mention home to make dinner almost every night!! IT's only been a little over a month but already I've noticed a HUGE change in the kids AND in Joe!!! I prayed about it and have gotten and continue to get more and more confirmation that at least for now, this IS the right choice for me!!
Just like me, I've decided to get myself involved in multiple projects at the SAME if that weren't bad enough it's Christmas time!!! What was I thinking?!?! :)
I'm in the process of moving my scraproom YET AGAIN!!! Poor Joe....he's right....I've had my scraproom in almost EVERY room of the house. HOPEFULLY, this will be the last move??? Only time will tell. :)
Hopefully I will stay on top of my blogging starting today!!!
Until next time...........
Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

So.......this was pretty much our Sept....


So THIS was the END of August and The First Day of School.....

Nikki wasn't in such a wonderful picture taking mood this day and although I DO have some pictures of my little beauty from the first day......I thought I'd just go with Sammo instead.

He's such a ham and LOVE, LOVE, LOVES this tree!!!

Here's my beauty....not on the FIRST day but on picture day. She took it with her phone and then just emailed it to me.


My friend Sarah.

ANOTHER beauty!!!!

We met when we both worked at the hospital. Strangely enough, neither of us do anymore.

She is beautiful....inside and out. Her dress was beautiful and the flowers and colors GORGEOUS!!!!

I'm NOT a crier at weddings....just not. But I've gotta tell ya....I teared up at this one. :)

Our little Roo Bear.

He's hilarious.

I don't know HOW many pictures of him I took this day but he had me crackin' UP!

And Sammo on his 'almost tonsil's out day'.

Yes. We went to Wenatchee to have his tonsils yanked....HALF way to Wenatchee he started sounding snuffly to me but assured me he 'wasn't getting sick' he 'just had a stuffy nose'. Yeah......well....they didn't want to put him to sleep being stuffy and all. UGH. Well, postpone we will. Better to be safe than sorry!!! is the nurse putting his name band on. :)
Hard to believe that October is here already BUT indeed it IS!!!
I HOPE to be better about posting and keeping our blog up to date. If not this month, most definately NEXT month!!! :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Nikki TRYING to put the tent together.
Talk about evening entertainment!!
I just KNEW it would be a good photo-op!

Roo and Cocoa.....
Did I forget to mention along the way we got ANOTHER dog?? This is Cocoa...Roo's litter-mate. Believe it or not!

Sammo and my Dad.
My dad came to pick up my niece, in Idaho, so we met up half way to visit for the day.
I LOVE my Dad!!

the GORGEOUS roses my friend Sonia sent me for my birthday!!!!

Washington National Cathedral

Nikki and I went with her class to Washington DC
**Changing of the Guard**

Nikki and Bodie at Graduation.
CONGraTULATIONS 2009 Seniors!!

Samuel after they won FIRST PLACE at the tournament

Nikki & Brandi at The May Day Parade

Founder's Day Rodeo

The Amazing Cusacks

My Sammo

my beans in front......
not the BEST pic I have but.

My dear sweet friend Sonia giving out candy at the parade.......

Founder's Day Parade

Familia Padilla pics

Joe getting the garden ready

Nikki's first ride in a limo.....

Griselda's Quince....

Well look what the cat drug in.......!
It's been like SIX months since my last blog post.
Talk about neglect!
Soooooooo........what's been going on here........
Well, lets see.....
March brought Sammo's 9th BABY....

This was the cupcake cake we brought to school. I'd bought a bag of army guys for him to put on top...TOTALLY forgetting the 'no guns in school' rule. Oooops. Guess the tank wasn't a good idea either. But COME ON! He's a 9 year old BOY.....He LOVES Army stuff!!!
Born on the VERY same day as Samuel was my God-Son Kayden.
I met up with him and his sweet Momma and my DEAR friend Tonya for a Birthday lunch:

We went for Mexican.


Isn't he just the CUTEST!!!!!

Also in March was WinterFest:
Of COURSE Nikki went....
Heaven forbid she miss an event where she would get to dress up and get purrrty! :)
Here she is with her two BFF's....Brandi on the far left and Kyndra on the far right. That's Nikki in the blue and Bodie...the Sr. ALL the girls drooled over.... :)
He IS a cutie pie and WHAT a nice kid!!!!
April brought Nikki's birthday. No pics....actually I DO have a few pics somewhere. Brandi and Laz came over for a bit and we did a special 'cake' for her........i'll have to look for those pics!!
Then there was Prom.....
GUESS who asked NIKKI to Prom?!?!?!


Poor guy. He was sick with a cold.....but still cute as ever!!! :)

And look at my baby.......
isn't she just BEAUTIFUL?!?!

Yep! She was diggin' blue this year!

The boys came over and made dinner and dessert for the girls. Then they got ready and off they went............
(Dustin & Brandi, Nikki and Bodie)
I love how the girls are holding hands. :)

Then of course there was

Scrapbook Retreat!
Can't WAIT for October!!!!
more to come next post...............