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Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me, LOL. Well today I turn 24. I feel so old.

I am having a pretty good day, I woke up to Hubby and the girls walking into the room singing me Happy Birthday, Samanaht agave me a gift card to Gap and a Lotto Ticket, and Sarah CHUCKED a Skor bar at me. I laughed so hard. I mean it, she literally threw it at me. What do you expect from an almsot 2 year old? Then Hubby went and got me Starbucks, and a egg and cheese biscuit from Mc D’s. YUMMY!!!!
Tonight we are going to Hubby’s work for dinner. He is a Sushi Chef. YUM. I am so excited for my avacodo cucumber roll on soy paper. mmmmmmm… * wipe droll*
Then tomorrow I am going with Pat and his family to the USC game!! WOOT WOOT!!! They have season tickets (like every year) and since BIL can’t go, he is giving his ticket to me. yay.

Heads or Tails

September 11, 2001

There are moments in time where we all remember what we were doing when we found out. Where were you? How did you find out? How much did it affect you, if at all? Is there anything else you want to say about it?

I was a senior in High School, school started at 7:05am, and first period I had photography, second period I had English, that class got out at 9:05, and it was at 8:46 a.m. – American Flight 11 from Boston crashed into the North Tower at the World Trade Center. I remember being in class and someone running into the room saying to turn on the TV, then the bell rang and it was “nutrition”. I remember walking into my history teacher’s room, Mitchell: and watching the news. I remember calling Patrick, who at the time was my boyfriend, and he was scared because he told me if they declare war he might be called in because of his air training. I remember the whole day going by so slow and every classroom had the TV on, I don’t think there was much teaching going on that day, everyone just being in shock and we all couldn’t believe what we had saw. Patrick picked me up from school, and we just “hung out” for the rest of the day, I remember crying for those brave men and women and for their families. I didn’t know anyone personally, but my heart broke for each and everyone of them. Everytime I see something on the news, or a movie, I cry.


Disneyland Pictures

I wanted to share a few pictures from Disneyland. The best pictures are on my MIL’s camera, so mine will have to do for now.

Back from a Mini Vacation

So last week the girls and I stayed at my inlaws house. I was there house/doggy sitting while they were in Maui, no fair I know. Anyways, we had a very nice time. I took the girls to Lake Gregory. I got some pictures
Here is Samantha smiling for me
Miss Sarah who didn’t want anything to do with the camera Sam, she wanted to build a sand castle
This is Erin (neighbor) with Sarah

It was a lot of fun. Of course I managed to hurt myself by falling and road rashing my leg up pretty bad, but it is healing now, plus I hurt myself by making sure the baby didn’t get hurt, so it was worth it.Samantha also had her last Ballet class for the summer. (she will start back up in the fall)

Sam looking at Lake Arrowhead and of course posing
Here is a picture of Sam and I
Sarah posing (I made her outfit)

Samantha Started BALLET!

Well she finally got to do waht she has been dreaming of doing the past few months, my little girl started Ballet!! She was so excited yesterday becasue she knew her day had finally come!! She is in the pre-Ballet class, so they do ballet, tap and tumbling! Her favorite thing just happened to be the spider crawl, what a girl! I was able to get jsut a few pictures before her teacher’s shooed us parents out of the room. They do not allow parents in on the first lesson becasue the children tend to not pay attention if they know mommy(or daddy) is there. SO here is my little Ballerina, she had to be the odd one out in a PURPLE leotard! (Sharon McCormick of Lake Arrowhead School of Dance told my mother in law to let her pick her OWN leotard)

here are the few pictures I was able to get

Samantha and her friend Faith (the other little girl is Faith’s cousin)

the teacher Shannon having the girls sit down

paying attention to their dance instructors (Sam is in the middle, in purple)

Happy 4th of July!!

Hey guys, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!!!

Thanks to all the armed forces who protect us and fight for freedom. God bless you all!

A Few Pictures!

Samantha swimming in Lake Arrowhead (that is her Nino behind her)

Samantha and Faith (Sam’s best friend) playing on Faith’s grandparent’s boat

Sarah mad because she wanted to get into the lake too! (don’t worry Grandma is holding her, oh look… you can see her daddy in the background swimming)

Happy Father’s Day!!

I wanted to say Happy Father’s Day!!! We all had a alte start this morning, my MIL came and got my girls to visit with her dad, sadly both DH and I had to work, so the girls are visiting the grandparents/great grandparents today. I am happy they got to at least do something and get out of the house!

On another note, I got a job. I started last week, and am still traiing, so today I have a short shift, from 11 to 3. MIL should be abck around 3ish, so I’ll probbaly take them to the pool or something later.

For Daddy’s day we got Daddy some chonies (he really needed them) the movie Doggle (well Sam wanted it for him), and I got him a Sake set from Pottery Barn (he is a sushi chef)

to all the Dads out there, it’s your day and we hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

My FireCracker!!

I made this ribbon tank top and korker bows for Samantha tonight and I wanted to take some pictures for my site. I also made the baby a tank top too!! I still need to go buy some fabric and make the girls some twirll skirts, but here is my VERY FIRST ribbon tank top!!

Note for the Day

The little picture to the left of the stamp I saw on a fellow blogger’s site, and thought it was just too cute! Thanks Kara!

I thought I would write a little bit about my day has been going.
Thursday night my 4 year old went to stay with Grandma & Papa. So today I have spent the day cleaning and organizing, of course with my 4 year old gone, her sister wants ALL of my attention because her playmate is gone. Anyways, so I organized my bow making materials, and my scrap-booking stuff.
I have some bow orders that I need to do tonight, so that was the main reason for organizing my stuff. I moved everything out of my closet, (which if you saw my closest it basically is the size of a small room).
We also received a new computer yesterday, it is pretty nice except I found some Trojan viruses on it, grr. but it is faster than our little celeron. I still will be using my computer because it has my website on it, and all my pictures. I know Tanya, get an external hard drive, but that requires money LOL.
I still need to steam clean the living room, and organize the girls closet but that will just have to wait until tomorrow, or later today.

Patrick & Jesus- Grand Canyon

Patrick and his best friend Jesus decided on Wednesday night to drive to the Grand Canyon. They left at 10:30 pm, and came home yesterday at 5pm. They wanted to go check out the new Skywalk

But after buying tickets to go on the helicopter, and the boat trip they decided to make their own skywalk. They took Jesus’ Audi TT for the trip

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This is Patrick, I have no idea what the thing is.

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on the boat

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the guy driving the boat looks like Megan’s husband Josh. weird lol

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this si where they made their “own” skywalk. IDK

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the grand canyon

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Patrick, he has a weird expression, but that is just Pat.

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getting off the helicopter, that is Jesus.

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this is inside the helicopter. look you can see teh refection of Jesus’ shirt, LOL

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again, inside the helicopter

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So, they got there at 7am, rode the helicopter, it landed down in the basin, where they rode the boat and had a tour from the botton of the canyon, they then went back on the helicopter and it took them to the top. They also were able to see other points of interest. But to go on the skywalk it would have been an additional 25 dollars each, so they decided to “make their own” basically that meant going to a place that had no railing and stand at the very end. They got home last night at 5pm.

Their last trip they drove to Vegas and back in one night. yeah, they are weird men.

twinkle twinkle little star

Here is Samantha playing twinkle twinkle little star

Sarah is growing

Sarah turned 18 months today, she also said “tant to” for thank you after I gave her a piece of banana. She also says “ewww”

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yep, she got ahold of sissors and chopped all her pretty hair off. so I had to fix it. looks like I’ll be curling it A LOT!


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