Monday, October 29, 2007


I have to take a few minutes to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who supported me and my family last week. The fires in San Diego County were some of the worst in US history! Happily, thankfully and very gratefully I can say that my family are all safe and well. They were surrounded by fires and were involved in "ready status" for evacuation for several days. My Mom (79) lives by herself and was calm, cool and collected as she prepared herself and belongings for evacuation. She had some neighbors who checked in on her from time to time as did my local family memebers and myself. My closest family lives about 15 minutes from her and they prepared themselves as well. It was so scary for me being here not seeing for myself what was going on there! But, we had several plans in place so we could keep track of our family members. I think my biggest comfort was my DEAR friend Anne offered to do whatever she could to be there to help my Mom... and her cat! It meant the world to me to know she was just minutes away... thanks honey... love you for that more than you will ever know! My Mom said that the air quality was bad but when the Santa Ana winds died down and the moisture returned to the air it was a lot better.

We will continue to pray for those who are still threatened, for those who lost their lives, homes, businesses, for those who are safe, for all the firefighter's, their families, the police and military who serve to protect us and for the media who did their best to keep us all informed!

Friday, October 26, 2007

A NEW Bike for Jack!

Jack is so excited to get a NEW bike for his birthday present from Grandma and Mommy & Daddy! He hadn't wanted a thing to do with a bike at all until he was at a play date at Jack R's house! Greg (Jack R's dad) got him on the bike and off he went. Then, all he could talk about was getting a better bike! We are so excited and he loves it! We did try without the training wheels but had to get them for him. We want to encourage him to continue! Here are a few shot of him having a blast!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I'm so Excited & Honored!

I found out a few days ago that I was picked to be October Guest Creative Team Member at Scrapbook Doodle! There are so many really fun and friendly Scrappy Gals there and they have opened their arms to me! A few of the Gals I have seen other places and I am pals with Anne of course! The Owner Yvonne is amazing and so very talented!! I love all the games and challenges and the chat... it's so much FUN!! The Shoppe has so many of the lastest and greatest goodies!! This is the yummy Kit I got to play with for this month. It so yummy in person too!! I look forward to getting to know everyone more this month and playing too.... oh yeah, and the scrappin'.. .can't forget the scrappin'!!

Here's the LO I sent in for the GCT call! Thanks for sharing in my good news!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Jack turned 5!

I know it was a few weeks ago and I am behind! But here are a few photos from his Oceanside Beach party! Also, a few other fun shots from that day!!

Jack got a new Bible from Cousin Gary!

The Cake and a few gifts!!

I also got this amazing shot of Matthew. He was playing inside the Pirateship playhouse/swingset. Its really cool in color but I just LOVE it on B&W! Yep.. I made a 8x10 for my niece and her husband!! Thanks for sharing my memories!!