Friday, August 22, 2008

Rock Band

(Don't look at the messy room! They are in the game room and it's always messy.)

Rock Band

Brayden and his friend Jake are having fun on Brayden's new Rock Band game.
(excuse the mess---)

What Kind of Mom is Mikala? Just ask Brionna

Brionna was looking at a book this evening, I reminded her that Mikala had given her that book and this is what she said! (I agree with her 100%)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Car for Sale

Randy is selling his 1996 Camaro----I'm telling you, just by driving this car----you are taller, thinner and look really good!
Brayden and I came home from the mall in it today and Brayden told me I looked good in it and I really did feel taller, thinner and ----well-----like, I think I was taller and thinner ---maybe just for those few minutes it took us to get home, but, it was worth it ! Brayden wants me to buy it and then be the "one" to pick him up from school.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Another fun blog

Barbara is leading me down the blogging path-----
This one has a cute picture of a Dog Quilt----I loved it.
She has a lot of fun things to look at.

Cool Purses with Giveaway

Blog going Public

I have decided to make my blog public------I enjoy showing off pictures of my family-------I will soon publish many new pictures!!

Fun Blogs with Fun Giveaways!

My friend Barbara has introduced me to fun blogs with fun giveaways! I'm glad she has because instead of doing boring chores, I'm now glued to my laptop looking at blogs and being inspired for fun projects!
I entered a giveaway on one blog titled:
I love her name! I love polkadots and I love rickrack!
Brionna wants to wear her polkadot dress all the time, it has a full skirt and she can dance and twirl around the dress and it "flows" with her! My mom used to make a lot of my clothes as I was growing up and so many had rickrack on them---good memories.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Nantucket Weekend GIVEAWAY!!!!

Nantucket Weekend GIVEAWAY!!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Paperdoll Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Paperdoll Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

My Brilliant Award

My good friend from my LDS/HSH Group bestowed upon me this Brilliant Award. Thank you Mother Goose! I love awards!!!!

There is the following meme:

A.) attached or single? Attached----17 years this past July 27th
(B.) best friend? My husband
(C.) cake or pie? cake
(D.) day of choice? Saturday
(E.) essential item? Lipstick---I truly can not count how many tubes I have----MANY, too many to count.
(F.) favorite color? Pink
(G.) gummy bears or worms? Bears
(H.) hometown? Amarillo
(I.) favorite indulgence? Pina Colada's-----virgin ones of course!!!
(J.) January or July? January
(K.) kids? Many! I have 3 that I gave birth to, I married a man who has 4. so together we have 7
(L.) life isn't complete without? Grandchildren
(M.) marriage date? July 27, 1990
(N.) number of brothers & sisters? 1 sister (1949-1997) , 2 brothers (half brothers--1 deceased, 1 lives in Idaho)
(O.) oranges or apples? oranges
(P.) phobias? gosh----mice, homelessness, spiders, bugs in general, snakes, some dogs, monsters, strangers in public bathrooms,
(Q.) quotes? Live, Laugh, and Love
(R.) reasons to smile? FAMILY
(S.) season of choice? Fall
(T.) tag seven peeps! Hmm...I'm going to pass it to everyone who reads this, especially Mikala, the 2 Emily's, Tammi, Barbara, Brandi, Angie, Frances, Heidi, the rest of my HSH Group friends----well, just everyone! Too many to tag.
(U.) unknown fact about me? I used to have motorcycles drivers license and I drove a Moped.
(V. ) vegetable? Cauliflower
(W.) worst habits? Biting my fingernails---and biting them at work---that's really bad. (mrsa)
(X.) x-ray or ultrasound? ultrasound----maybe another grand baby????
(Y.) your favorite food? Lobster
(Z.) zodiac sign? This is really tricky believe it or not, my BD is 2-19, it used to be Aquarius, now all of a sudden they list 2-19 as a Pisces. I think I have traits from both.
Whew...that was a long one....

Brionna's Blogged Hairdo

One of my friends sent me the link to some sites where it demonstrates little girls hair and different ways to style it. Fixing Brionna's hair is one of my favorite things to do so I'm going to post pictures of my 1st "copy from the blog world" experience.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Our Newest Addition

Brionna picked out Bally Crab at the pet store today.
Hercules is Brionna's sidekick!

We finally had to put the little crabs in the smaller home.
Bally Crab looks like Soccer (he's painted like a soccer ball)

We received a new addition to our family today, a new Hermit Crab named Bally Crab. He's a little aggressive but I think he's just letting all the other crabs know that he's happy to be here. I bought a 10 gallon aquarium yesterday with a few new toys and tried to put all the crabs in one home, however, the smaller ones were having to hide from the bigger ones so I gave the smaller ones the former home of the Soccer and Happy. They seem happy in it and they have room to run around. Soccer, Happy and Bally seem to really love the new aquarium.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ummmm---too many posts of the Italian Charm Bracelet---I'll explain later

The reason I "borrowed" this picture off of Mikala's site is to show why I got one of the charms for my bracelet that I got. One of my charms is the European Union Flag.
This is the bracelet I got for my anniversary, we had a very hard time finding one in Amarillo, we looked at several jewelry stores, at each store I asked if anyone knew where I could get one at, everyone acted like it was just "last years fad". One of my friends told me of a little speciality store at the mall that carried them. Evidently they are the only ones left in Amarillo and they are planning on selling their inventory and not buying new. We bought the bracelet and the charms that they had that I wanted, (not very many from them----just 5, I think.) I came home and ordered all of the flags, the baseball bat and ball and the soccer ball one off the internet from a Italian Charm Bracelet website. I wanted to get a flag from each country I've visited, I also wanted to get a charm to represent my children and grandchildren. I got the aquamarine heart for Dick's birthstone, the amethyst heart for my birthstone, the WTAMU for the University Julia graduated from, Randy will graduate from (undergrad anyway) and for where Emily works. the baseball one for Mikala's boys, the soccer ball for Mikala's boys and for Brayden. The ballet shoe for Brionna and I have ordered a Princess one for Marygrace. I have also ordered a dog paw for Randy and Emily. I have the 3 European Flags for Mikala and Jake and I have the nurses hat for Julia (well, for me also!) I have ordered several more that I'm excited to get.

Italian Charm Bracelet

Our Brionna (corrected English version---I hope!) Also---new news added to this post

Our precious baby girl is sick, When I came home from work yesterday morning Brionna had already been throwing up, Dick had put her into the bathtub and cleaned her up and she had fallen back asleep. Just as soon as I got home, she woke up and felt feverish. I took her temperature and she had a bit of a temperature. I gave her some tylenol and she went back to sleep. Poor baby. She started her day with Dick, then me, then Peggy, the ended it with Julia, I hope she's much better today.
I took Brionna to the play area at the mall today (102 outside----time to play inside-not at the park) A cute little girl ran to her grandmom and threw up all over the place! Guess how to clear out a play area at the mall---------within seconds, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers were all grabbing their children, using the antibacterial gel on the little wall on their children and running away from the play area. I guess the nurse in me made me stay and laugh. We did leave but we missed the mad rush for the exit!