Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Man on the Road!!!!

Okay, here is my man on the road! And, yes I MISS HIM very much!! Tonight he is in Utah. I am looking forward to seeing him when he gets back in a few weeks. I will put more here as he is able to send me more pictures.

Oh my.........they let him drive!!!

This is my Idaho.

Dan? I think the cold is getting to you sweetie! LOL!!!

Salt Lake City, pretty.

Look..........he is waving to me! I think he misses me!!!! What do you think?
Hurry home............miss you!!

Deirdre and Emily's Prehistoric Museum

As usual, the girls when they are together, got a little crazy! Now, Emily usually doesn't do the dinosaur thing. Butthis time, they both went a tad dinosaur crazy! They made a Prehistoric Museum in Deirdre's room. Here are some pictures and short video clip of their madness.........

And so it begins...........

Couldn't believe my eyes! Emily playing with a dinosaur!

Starting a dino-fight..........
Before the dino-fight!

No clue here.........they weren't fighting, so it is all good!!

Welcome to the tour..........

May I buy a dinosaur Vanna (or Emily)??

They covered the door with museum signs.

Dinosaurs on display.

The Museum short video.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas everyone! Here are some pictures from our usual crazy Christmas! Dan made it, so that made my Christmas even better. The girls had a great time ripping and tearing things open (what kid wouldn't?)! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a safe New Year!

Carl and Dan ......relaxing after the caos!

Bebe made this cute doll for Deirdre.

Whoa.........Dan caught me wrapping his mom's present!

Even the dogs got a little something! Roddy is loving it..........
And Koda was all over it!

The girls got these really cool globes from Santa.

Me and my man, Dan. I was glad he made it home for Christmas!

I had to blog this one..........the girls bothering Dan on Christmas Eve.

My parents tree...........before the craziness!

Sound asleep.........Christmas Eve. Too cute!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Baking

Oh yes! It is that time of the year, time to bake! Just love the smell of goodies baking in th house. Have to be careful not to snack on the goodies..........the sugar cookies are for Santa. (Not all of them, only some) I also made my usual marbled brownies. The last thing I need to bake is the gingerbread cookies and nake the truffles.

Me and the sugar cookies. They look so yummy!!

My marbled brownies.........they are to die for!

And the sugar cookies again..........want some?
This post should just make you really hungry! I may post more pics here tomorrow after I make the last items.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let It Snow!

Here it is...............the first snow of the year for Mt. Diablo! Wishing we could get some since it is so close.........maybe I need to go visit Santa and tell him we want some sow for Christmas. What fo you think?

Mt. Diablo covered in snow...........December 16, 2008.

No More Target!!

In light of the Christmas season, my mom and I were at Target today to get a few things. We noticed the Salvation Army Bell Ringer sitting away from Target facing the movie theatre. My mom went to put a dollar in the container and she asked why she was not in front of the store. We were upset to find out they were not allowed to do their good work infront of the store as they always do. It makes no sense for them to have a "public forum" and the Salvation Army can't be there to do their job?????? Shame on Target!! They just lost us as regular customers! The Salvation Army does good work and very good things in this country and it is a disgrace to see a store as big as Target do this! I will gladly shop at other stores and give them my business! So, 2 big thumbs down for Target...........

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Heavenly Harmonies

Today for all 4 services at our church, Deirdre's choir, Heavenly Harmonies, did their Christmas program. Here are some pictures..............the services were at 8am, 9:45am, 11:30am and then tonight at 6pm! Talk about a long day...........she had to be at the church by 7:15am!! But it was worht making myself get up at 5am to shower and then drag her out of bed to get ready too. Please be sure to watch the short video clips of each song!

They used their hands alot!

Choir director Michael, was in the sheep costume.

This was cute!
This was her favorite, from "G Day"..........

No explanation needed here............

I thought this was just beautiful.

Deirdre really had alot of fun this time around.

Another neat photo opp!!

That's my little girl all grown up!!

Deirdre and Grant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My New Job!

For those of you who don't know, I am now working a second job. The store is "Just Teach It" in Brentwood. While it is much quieter than Kohl's, I am really enjoying the slower (much slower) pace and still getting a chance to see people I know. My mom took a few pictures (of course), here ya go!!

Me and my dad......he felt left out of the pictures!

Me, Deirdre and my mom.

Oh no! Deirdre found some dinosaur books.............

Me and Deirdre.
Here I am at my new job!!!! And yes........I am loving it!!!!
I am still at Kohl's. So, come and see me...........while I still have my sanity! LOL!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tis the Season!! Lights and Decor!!

Tonight after I got home from the first day at my secomd job, I finished up the deocrations on the bushes outside the house. Each year I am surprised how good it looks after I am finished! I take pride in my Christmas decor as you can tell! Here is how it all turned out.......

Woodstock on Deirdre's tree.........this is for you Dan! We love ya and miss ya! See you Christmas Eve!!

This year these bushes are actually big enough to cover in lights!

My living room window and rose bushes covered in white and purple lights!

I took this from across the street........not bad, huh??

And this is the newest Christmas decor. Our nativity.............
Come by our house and check it all out! It looks great................Merry Christmas everyone!!