Thursday, July 5, 2012

Non Stop Fun.......Busy

One last parade to celebrate Flag Day before the end of school

An awards ceremony that was set up to look like we were back at grade school.  Our son received three awards.  So proud of him.

Our son went on a ten day trip to the UK visiting London and Scotland.  The last night there they had a traditional Scottish dinner where my son and his friend wore kilts they had purchased.  Our son a picky eater with severe food allergies and Celiac did just fine.....he ate Haggis.......You Ate it??  His reply "Yes....I ate Haggis and I loved it" (if you don't know what haggis is it.)  I also found out he tried coffee, tea and Scottish Whiskey  (WHAT????)  He did not like any of them.  The drinking age in Scotland is 16 and in London it is 18.  He had a fantastic time, tried new things, went on the London Eye and says he wants to go back.  The Nervous mother that I am so happy he came home safe.  While our son was in the UK we took a short trip to Laughlin Nevada (No photos) we relaxed; had some fun; husband golfed in the 113 degree weather (Crazy golfers!).

We came home and it was my Nieces 6th grade graduation.  So I decided to get crafty.  See the money flower in the candy bouquet?

I made her a candy Lei.

My sister and I went to see the "Scorpions" in Concert.  And then we took our husbands and saw "Squeeze" and the "B52's" in concert.  I love the B52's!!  It was a fun time.

On June 30th my sister, her daughter (12) and two of her friends drove to Phoenix Arizona to an Iconic Boyz event that lasted three days.  Arriving a day early we stayed in a hotel about 10 minutes from where we would stay the rest of the weekend.  Rudely awakened at 5:00am by a blasting Fire Alarm.......I threw on my clothes and headed outside .......Six fire trucks arriving and no staff in sight we all stood outside for almost two hours while the firefighters did their things.  Yes...there was an electrical fire.....A wall phone in the lobby caught on fire and it was ablaze....leaving the lobby and the bottom floor stinking like burning plastic....NOT a pretty smell.  Since we were up we ate and left to head for our resort where the Iconic Boyz would be doing there thing.
It was quite the three days.  With tons of girls stalking out the Iconic Boyz....finding out where they were staying in the hotel.......finding them in the pool or the hallways....getting hugs, autographs and photos.  My sister and I walked in to get some lunch and there were two of the boyz with their parents....we text the girls and they came over and ate lunch an arms length away from the two sister talked to the moms and got an awesome photo.  The girls were melting in their seats......too cute.  They got to dance with the boyz and they put a video together, they got to go to a performance by the boyz and several other young dance, sing groups......they were in heaven.
Another fun, exciting weekend.

Got home from the above event and had to get ready for a 4th of July family picnic.  A little tired but we had a great 4th.

I am hoping the rest of the summer will be a little less busy.
Hope yours is turning out well.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Flowers, Yummy Food and a Tree on Fire

This past weekend was Mother's Day and I had a quiet day at home.  My husband barbecued a wonderful meal.  It was a relaxing day.  We had just finished eating when the doorbell rang, and rang.  I opened the door to find a panicked young lady pulling my hose and yelling the palm tree is on fire! I ran outside to see flames going up this incredibly tall Palm tree.  This tree is on City Property on the side of the road but could of caused danger to our house.  Our back neighbor was out with his hose, people were stopping, and the young girl continued to panic.   By time the fire department arrived the tree was engulfed in fire.  I did not realize how fast a Palm Tree could burn.

The fire department had us call Public Works to come check out the tree to see if it was safe......but I don't think they have been out yet.  A relaxing day, yummy food and a little excitement.....what more could a girl ask for.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Busy Month

April is half over and I feel like time is just flying by.  My niece turned twelve this month and I helped her and her mother with the party planning and set up.  A few of her friends were coming for a sleepover and then the next morning they were going to spend the day at Sea World.  We made chocolate mustaches, dipped marshmallows, candy trays, cupcakes which I forgot to take a photo of.

 We celebrated Easter and my Nephew's 25th birthday (is this really possible)?? Had lots of family over and enjoyed a ham dinner with an egg hunt for all the kids.
This month our son began drivers school and got his permit.  In a few days he starts the driving part.  I am NOT ready for this.  Time has really flown by.  I have been busy with our biggest fund raising event for the School Band.  It's a dinner auction and this year we are doing a Mardi Gras theme.  I have written over 200 letters and thank you letters and kept track of all the donations we have received.  This month has been a whirlwind of fun and exciting times. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Prayers are needed as tomorrow my sister in law will undergo a double mastectomy.  Cancer spots were found in her breast a few months ago and the doctors thought they got them all through a biopsy.  When she went back in for more testing they found several spots in each breast and now she is undergoing surgery.  Breast cancer does run in her family and so this is why the decision was made to undergo the double mastectomy.  I can not even imagine what this must feel like for someone to go through but my heart, prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Yes....chopped.  Last week I went to the side of our house and found several of our plants chopped up. We live on a corner and find all kinds of interesting things thrown in our side yard.  But last week I found that someone had chopped our plants and left the chopped parts laying on the sidewalk and in the gutter.  This particular plant is a cactus and it appears they did the chopping with garden cutters but why?  Why would someone come along and do this?  We have a bright light during the evening hours on this side of our house so it is not like it is dark over there.  Here is a photo of the other plant that was butchered.

And did they leave behind some evidence?  One glove......

About a year ago we had plumeria plants and a very expensive cactus planted over on the side and someone came along and actually dug up these two plants and stole them!  Hard to believe someone would actually do this but it happens!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Technology Issues

The holidays have come and gone and January is in its last weeks; the time has swiftly passed.  The last four months have been a technology nightmare.  My computer got a serious virus and in an instant before my eyes my files, photos and everything disappeared.  I felt my heart sink.  My thoughts were I should of backed up those files,  After a few days of trying to fix this problem myself I decided to take my computer to a certain store to have them try to retrieve my files, and get rid of the virus.  Three weeks later I picked up my computer and it appeared my files were found, it also appeared the virus was still doing something to my computer.  Encountering problem after problem and not wanting to take my computer back to this store I ended up wiping my entire computer clean and started from scratch.  Technology is wonderful when it works but when it starts acting up it can be a big pain! Hopefully my technology nightmare is over for now and I can move on.