Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Where has March gone???

That's what I asked myself recently and I see my last post was March 17th. I was doing so well posting every couple here's what I've been up to:

The hubby and I planted our garden.

I spray painted our patio set and bought new cushions. I have the table and side table to finish yet.

Taking care of Mason two days a week now= FUN!!

This is grandpa playing with him...he loves this sand and water table just like Bella and Dylan did!

Enjoying Mason playing in the sprinklers the other day just like Bella used to do! I sure miss that little one.

Taking my daughter and Mason up Mt. Rubidoux for a walk was fun recently.

Taking family photos for my daughter. Mason didn't want to smile!!

Taking a new photo of my youngest and his girlfriend so we can replace their prom photo from 2 years ago. She is tired of seeing it in all of our homes. This looks like a cute one!

My youngest, Dustin turned 21 and we all went on a tour of a microbrewery. It was interesting.

His first legal beer with his brother-in-law Nate and his girlfriend(not 21 yet).

Dustin turned 21 and launched his own clothing company...he's wearing one of the shirts he designed.
I painted our computer/hobby room.

Went shoe shopping with my 86 year old mother-in-law and her friend.

Took a trip to Arizona and saw two Dodger Spring Training games.

Stopped in to see my mom(she just moved into Assisted Living) and sister while we were in Arizona.

My hubby, brother, and their mom spreading my FIL's ashes on the baseball field and football field of the high school they attended. The school was gracious to allow them this last wish.

Ate a wonderful meal at the best Mexican restaurant in Phoenix....we've been going there over 30 years. It was YUMMY!!!

This is the Machaca Chimichanga that I enjoyed! So worth going off Jenny Craig!!

Enjoying our meal!!

And the hubby and I met up with Kat and George at The Mission Inn for dinner. This was the second year we've gotten together for dinner when she and George come out in the spring. What a sweetheart she is...we talked, laughed and enjoyed every minute of our time together. Visit her at JustABeachKat to see her photos.

So that's what I've been up to and I have lots more photos that you would have seen if I hadn't been too busy to post more often. I hope to catch up with my blog reading today when Mason naps. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dylan Turns Two!

My grandson Dylan is TWO today! He is a St. Patrick's Day baby. What a precious child he is with his big brown eyes and his cute little voice like his daddy had. Grandma and Grandpa love you Dylan and hope your birthday is a lot of fun today!

P.S. Happy Anniversary to my friends Kat & George from the blog Just a BeachKat!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We had a busy weekend!

The hubby was busy building and making our planting mix for our first box garden. I am so excited to see what we grow. We bought lots of seeds...all kinds of veggies and strawberries! We are using the book All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew as a guide. He breaks it down simply for us city folk!

While the hubby was working on the garden, I was busy painting our computer/hobby room. It looks so nice with a new coat of paint(I enjoy painting~ if you recall the hubby and I repainted all of the downstairs except this room and the laundry room and the upstairs bonus room and hall for 3-1/2 days about a year ago). Click here to see the kitchen and here for the family room, click here for the living room/dining room to take a peek.

We both feel so good accomplishing so much this weekend and now are on Alleve for the aching muscles that we don't use on a regular basis. Looking forward to a good week and dinner with a blog friend and her hubby tonight. Have a good week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Flashback Friday~Your First Ride

Today I'm joining Linda at Mocha with Linda for meme Flashback Friday~How and when did you learn to drive? Do you have any particular memories associated with getting your driver's license? How old were you when you got your first car and what was it?

My dad was in the military and we were stationed at Edwards AFB near Lancaster, CA where they were developing the space shuttle. I used to see it flying piggy back all the time when I was driving on the base and into Lancaster. Little did I know then that it was the next rocket to space exploration. Ok...back to the subject: I learned to drive when I was 15-1/2 years old through a Driver's Ed class at my high school which was free and a part of our education. Mr. Boyette, the PE teacher was also the Driver's Ed teacher. I drove with two other students(I don't remember who) and was a horrible driver at first. I thought 35mph was too fast and clipped a few curbs when I made a right hand turn. I remember taking my driving test and passing. I was so relieved.

My parents only had one car~a big old blue station wagon so that's what I drove when they let me. My girlfriends and I even went cruising our downtown in that big blue car! I clipped a few curbs in that car too. After I graduated from high school and got my first job at Bank of America I bought a beautiful sparkly green VW bug. I loved that car!! I found a photo recently and scanned it for you. This is circa 1976.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Random Dozen

I'm joining Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee for the Random Dozen.

Here goes:

1. The oldest pair of shoes in my closet are over 30 years old~my cowboys boots from Texas!!

2. I bought 4 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year~2 Samoas, 1 Tag-A-Long(peanut butter) and 1 Thin Mint ALL YUMMY!! I was a girl scout too and sold cookies a long time ago!

3. I do not know how to ball room dance and have no desire. I would like to learn to tap dance though.

4. I was a very responsible teenager.

5. I saw the following Oscar nominated movies: The Hurt Locker, The Blind Side, Food Inc, Inglorius Bastards, Julie & Julia, The Princess and the Frog and Up~WOW!! That's more than any other year!!

6. It is easier for me to watch a medical procedure than have it done on myself.

7. My favorite day of the week is FRIDAY!!!

8. I miss my grandaughter BELLA so much since she moved to Colorado last April.

9. Hospitals DO NOT make me queasy however I don't like to spend any more time there than I have to.

10. I would LOVE to max out my credit card at Nordstrom's. They have so many beautiful and expensive things there. I love their clothes and shoes!!

11. I used to be true to brand names of products/items but since last year have had to cut way back. I'm saving $$$ and have found out that the generic/store brand is just as good in most instances.

12. It is more difficult to look into someone else's eyes when they are telling me how they feel.

If you want to see more Random Dozen answers....go see Linda for all of us who linked up with her! Click here to go see Linda. Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Watching the clouds!

Yesterday I was watching the clouds as they were passing through and they were amazing. All the different colors and shading and then the sun would peak through or highlight from behind....AWESOME!! I have to do a "ME" project for photography class and I might just use these to showcase something that excited me yesterday. Just thought I'd share with all of you.

This is how it started out:

This was 2 hours later:
It's amazing when we look God paints a beautiful backdrop for us to enjoy and photograph. I love it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thanks, Jenny!!

WooHoo! Thanks to Jenny.....I lost 3.5 lbs this last week....I'm a very happy girl!

Let me know how you're going to lose those unwanted pounds and we will keep each other accountable. Let keep going to our goals!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Eating Lunch with Jenny!

I'm eating my Jenny Craig lunch...a turkey burger with BBQ sauce and a spinach salad with tomatoes and sunflower seeds. It's really pretty yummy. My goal is to lose 20 lbs. since I have somehow put on almost that much this last year. Otherwise, my toes are feeling better (I know you all wanted to know about that!) and I'm looking forward to a great week!


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