Thursday, August 30, 2007

Who me? Another year older!

Yes, Tim is another year older today. August 31st. As he had his big over the hill party last year, we are going more low key. (Sorry I couldn't get to the pictures of a KY transplant, whose lips turned a lovely shade of black from last year's frosting.) We decided to give presents early, so Daddy could go play his new Playstation2 game, late into the evening hours. We are going to go up to Famous Dave's to celebrate tomorrow, and hit the mall to use some gift cards. Happy Birthday!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I Will Be Here

This song "I Will be Here" is playing at the top of the playlist today. This is the song sang for me during our wedding. Even though he was nervous, he did a great job. Listen to the words in the song. This is "Our Song"

August 24, 1991-It's been 16 wonderful years

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the day I married the most wonderful man in the world. (Yes, I am a little partial!) He proposed at an ice skating rink in Palm Springs, on Christmas Eve, by sliding up on his knees on the ice and holding out a ring. How could I refuse. Eight months later we were married, on August 24th, and took a wonderful honeymoon tour of the Hawaiian Islands.
When they say opposites attract, this is true, and its a good thing. I am high maintenance, easily excitable, quick tempered-to which my husband has the patience of a saint. Then to be blessed with 3 daughters, and still have patience, is a remarkable quality. Our life together has had many ups and downs, laughter and tears, but sharing it together is what it is all about.
(Sorry the photos are blurry, but the computer tech is on travel still, and the scanner is acting up. My children say we look very young and thin.....I am wondering, as opposed to what?)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.......

Okay, well maybe not the most wonderful time of the year....but pretty close. As my kid's freedom was coming to a close today, my was becoming wide open. I braved the dark morning hours with my middle daughter (as Daddy is in Florida) and sent her off to 7th grade. Don't adjust your screen, yes it is rather dark at 6:30 in the morning. All of you who know by trait I am not a morning person, will know what a sacrifice this was for me! Next older daughter left for the big 1st day of high school!!!! How can we be old enough to have a high schooler you ask, I don't know either! She is in the STEM program this year, and has some big challenges ahead of her. Then youngest daughter was dropped off at the new Charter School, sporting her uniform( navy, white, and khaki color outfits-oh the choices!). I celebrated my day by going to Starbucks and getting a carmel macchiatto. Yum-0! I entered Target to pick up a few school supplies we hadn't got, and was pleasantly surprised by the emptiness of the store-early mornings do have their advantages! While I do miss having youngest daughter home with me, we did enjoy homeschooling last year, I know the girls were excited of the prospects the new year holds. All have come home with smiles on their faces, and have had a great first day of school. I hope all your "first day backs" went as well.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Minnesota Vacation

Here are some pictures of our trip to visit Grandpa and Grandma Brown's Cabin on Lake Vermillion. We had a lot of fun riding the sea doos, waterskiing, boating, fishing, etc... Tim had a ball being in charge of the nightly fire, check out his pyro pictures...does he look a little too happy? We also had the chance to swing by Chicago to fulfill a dream of going to the American Girl Place. We had sooooooooooooo much fun, even mommy. Its fun to be a girl. On our way home the highlight was our flat tire. Who needs State Farm, when you have Tim. He enjoyed learning how to change the tire on the Yukon. We left Ashley for an extra week at the cabin and will picking her up from DCA on Saturday.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Joining the ranks of Bloggers

Okay, we have seen quite a few friends using
this new technology( probably not that new, but for
us it is) and we are determined to give it a try.
Be patient with us as we figure all of this out.
We may not be as advanced with our blog as
some of you out there, at least until I get computer
genius husband working on this, but we will
do our best to post some interesting tidbits happening
in the life of the "California Natives". So here's
our start.................stay tuned for more.