Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ten on Tuesday

There's this site called Ten on Tuesday for bloggers. Every Tuesday they mail you a blog starter. I have been getting them for weeks and seeing them on other blogs, so I thought I would start today. Basically I answer on my blog for your reading pleasure (lucky you!) and then I'll "tag" blogging friends and they have to answer on their blogs! Go!
Ten on Tuesday: Ten Plans for the Summer
1. Clean our room very well
2. Swim lessons for Spence (starting next week!)
3. Paint the office (painting again...ugh....i think i can, i think i can...)
4. Find a bed for Spencer
5. Get the concrete done on the side of the house
6. Get hardwood floors in the family room (okay, maybe just an estimate...)
7. CLEAN up and organize my scrapbook area
8. Take several day trips (Yosemite, SF, Monterey)
9. Take a trip to LA to see my SoCal friends and babies
10. Sell my car!!!!
Does that sound like a good summer or what? Where's the beach time? Pool time? Hmmm....
Ok, I'm tagging...
brian, vicki, sally.....ok, are those my only blogging friends? Did I miss anyone?

Monday, May 29, 2006


Hi all...Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. Remember the soldiers that are risking their lives for us, and then many that died for our liberty. What a blessing to be an American. Even with all the stuff that goes on in our country, we are lucky to have our freedoms and the freedom to blog! So, what are you waiting for...jump on the blogwagon....

Spencer is getting over a virus, yet again! He has been sick a lot this year? Daycare? The bad air quality here? Or his gym??? Joe thinks it is his gym where he takes the Tot tumbling class. It's not a clean fancy Gymboree gym (we miss that...that was Spencer's first gym), but a real, old, musty gym that he absolutely loves. "Nastics" is what he calls it. But he takes a mid week class and has been coming down with several things this year on the weekend, so maybe it is the gym. This past weekend he had sores all over the edges of his tongue that were very painful and he couldn't really eat. Poor baby...he would wake up crying, too. So, needless to say, only Coop slept great this weekend. He is doing better today. We even went to a BBQ at some friends' house and he played with his friend Aiden. So, maybe we should say goodbye to the gym...
1 last week of school for me....yippeee....sorry 5th graders, time for you to move on...hey hey hey, goodbye...nananana, nananana, hey, hey, hey goodbye....
the pics above are Spence visiting the ranch. The Andersons are some of Grandma's friends. Being the outdoor lover he is, he LOVED it. Especially the horses!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Prayers needed

Mamas...and Daddies, hold your kids a little tighter right now...A leader in my MOPS group and a good friend of Joe's from high school has had a very rough week. Her 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor this week. The first news they were given was very horrible: surgery wouldn't work, and her prognosis was 2-18 months....can you believe that? I can't even imagine how they felt. BUT MANY prayers were prayed, many hearts were touched and HOPE is here. They were told at UCSF today that it may not be terminal. This was not yet confirmed, I actually heard it from someone who heard it from someone this very evening, and I am waiting for Erin's email to confirm this, I will keep you posted. But if you could pray for Callahan and for her family and for God's healing on her. She is a bright, cute, spunky girl who is well loved by all who know her. Thank you....and go kiss your kids and be reminded what a BLESSING they are to us. Even when they awake at 5:15 in the morning when you went to bed at 1AM, even when you change a million poopy diapers a day, they are a GIFT from God. A precious gift....
Speaking of gifts, check out Sally's blog and see her two adorable twin girls (as well as Sally's digital scrapbooking...go girl!). AND totally off topic, but...if you LOVE Grey's Anatomy (wanna chat about the finale...the tears...), check out the blog of the writers at It's so interesting to hear their thoughts.
God bless you! :-)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

ramblings again

Happy Mother's Day to the moms out there! And moms to be...:-) Lots of pregnant friends right now...lovin' it! Can't wait to see Kim's big belly soon! We had brunch this morning and then breakfast again at my mom's house. Meg was in town, so it was great to see her. We didn't get to hang out much because she was only here for a short time, so next time we'll have to do lunch. We have our next Mother's Day activity in a little bit. My 3 boys are napping.
Ok, so I got my new driver's license picture and it is horrible! Can I have a redo???? I went to the DMV a few weeks ago and literally rolled out of bed, dropped the boys at their babysitter's house and braved the DMV line. I was actually only there for a half hour...miracle! BUT I forgot I needed a new pic....Oh well...I mean it is truly horrible. My hair is pulled back in a ponytail so I look like I have a very short crop. Ewww....
Ok, nnot much to say...sorry I am boring...but maybe happy belated birthday to ME! Can I say that? I had a birthday, a very regular, not too exciting day. My class made me a card and my teaching partner got me flowers and a cake....she is awesome! We had dinner with the whole fam at Cindy & Charlie's. I had 2 cakes...actually 3 if you count my classroom cake! Wow! I don't think I've ever had that many! Yummy yummy....

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Congrats to Robin & Peter as they welcomed Baby Morgan on Cinco de Mayo! She's a petite one, at 5 pounds...can't wait to see pictures! :-) Happy early birthday to the proud mama Robin, too! What a week for you...
It's MY birthday week, too! Busy one...Joe starts sailing lessons on Monday, I have Open House at school on Thursday and we are all getting together for my birthday dinner on Tuesday. May is racing by...playdates, a wedding, lessons, work, birthdays, gymnastics, MOPS. Speaking of MOPS, any local mamas reading this, next fall there will be MOPS in the evening, Thursdays from 6:30-8:30. I am getting involved, but trying to decide how involved I want to be. I am trying to think simplicity as I plan my life, but it's hard to cut stuff out. Next fall Spence will stop going to gymnastics. He'll have pre-school daily. I have a weekly Bible study and MOPS (weekly or bi-weekly, depending on the involvement), and bi-weekly pre-school for me. The Parent Pre-school Spencer will be attending requires a parent to be there one day a week, helping, as well as planning activities once or twice a semester and several evening meetings. Joe and I are going to take turns being there. I LOVE that his job is so flexible.
Are you bored reading about me??? Enough....
Happy National Scrapbooking Day! In honor of it, I think I'll post some of my scrapbook pages this week. I just finished a page on "Brotherly Love". It's cute (though I totally scraplifted! shhh).
Have a great weekend! No, we don't have a cat, but this cat has adopted us. Spencer named her George last fall and he sleeps in our backyard and is always hanging around the house. She is a good cat, and listens (like a dog). She's so good to Spence, who sometimes can't help himself and pulls her tail!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Aren't they tooo cute...Coop is perfecting his "I'm so cute" look and Spencer actually smiled (!!!) at the camera! Loving it! :-)