Wednesday, July 25, 2007
As for her mother... turning 21 today-- a day of flowers and interviews... too bad the lady at the store didn't realize 21 years is a long time to wait to show that id!!--- ah well maybe next time?
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
TODAY I WISH YOU A DAY OF ORDINARY MIRACLES! Happy Happy Birthday Piglet-- 21 already!!!
Wish we could be there with you to help you celebrate your BIG day!! but since we are so far away I leave you with a few quotes to rattle around in your head while your waiting for the work day to end....
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. -Mae West
Twenty years from now your will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain
Well Behaved Women rarely make history
You only live once but if you do it right once is enough... Mae West
Sex Appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got-- Sophia Loren
And because I know you have a big meeting today:
Remember to go the extra mile.. its never croweded----
And remember...Success is the best revenge.. Knock'em dead!
I bought some books this week on Amazon--its gotta be one of my favorite places to buy books-- Whats better then never leaving home and getting a used book that looks new for $3.00-- So I guess I am alittle late to the party -- but I finally got Where women create-- by Jo Packham Not sure what I was expecting.. but while it was decent eye candy I didn't know all the artists (which means the book I bought is giving me homework to research who these people are)and to be honest not sure I want to know. I was able to grab a quote or two from the book which might come in handy at some later date.. and again I was drawn to the studios where there were words on the wall... If I find the right quote I think I want some wall words
I also bought two other books Pretty Little Things: Collage Jewelry, Trinkets, Keepsakes by Sally Jean Alexander and Artful Memoriesby Carol Wingert and Tena Sprenger.... they are currently on my pile to read.. right along with the Sept CK and the new MM magazine and 2 months of BHG. At some point I will sit long enough to read.... or maybe I will drag them with me on the train this weekend.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Just sitting back enjoying the weekend. Nothing on the agenda except getting laundry done, and sorting through a pile of magazines.
Mike has taken a shine to my tomato plant-- what started out as an experiment has turned into a labor of love. After all these years we finally have enough sunshine to grow a vegetable! I bought this little tiny tomato plant and Mike laughed at me... now he spends each evening watering it-- inspecting it-- and deciding when the fruit is ripe--- Nothing says summer like homegrown tomatos
Except of course-- frogs!!
Monday, July 16, 2007
Seriously I was a good mom-- I never dressed my kids up funny just for laughs... and I did my best to never laugh at them when they did dress themselves funny-- but this is just too much... not only could I not stop laughing I am still laughing while looking at this picture..
Now where did my daughter get this sense of humor from??? Hmmm--- she says Madison looks beautiful in this new swim wear outfit... but I'm thinking somewhere in the deep recesses of her being she is laughing at her baby!!
So Thrash??? What your opinion of our bathing beauty?
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I did get alittle scrapping in as well. A few pages for David and Ruth checked off the list. My scrap room looks like a tornado has come through.. never seemed to find time to clean up after playing.
But of course with both kids home the days seemed alittle shorter-- not sure why but we always seem to loose a few hours when they are around too much talking and not enough doing.... Christopher came home to go to a concert and Amanda came home... hmm must be Corey (and Madison)-- whatever their reasons its nice to have them here.
Friday, July 13, 2007
1) Our tomato plant has finally given us 2 red ripe tomatoes-- yes we did have tomato sandwichs for dinner to celebrate
2) We hooked up our verizon internet (as a comcast customer who hates that they raised my rates I thought it prudent to check out the compeition who assures me my bill will be less) it seems to be ok... so watch your email for a new email address from me.
3) I was the big looser at Bonco... but that does get me a prize so it wasn't a total loss of a night.
4) I started working on sorting the Alaska pictures.. I think I have one more night and then I will place an order.
5) I actually started my brother in laws Wedding album. I think I am on page 3 of 40.. This could be a process huh?
6) I ordered the It kit from Kelly Lautenbach --I liked the concept-- we'll see how it is in real life.
And this weekend??? I am hoping a whole lot of nothing... Can you imagine we will actually be home for once! so looking forward to sleep, playing in the garden and doing NOTHING...
Monday, July 09, 2007
hard to beleive but I took over 100 photos in 2 days-- just to add to the madness I am already in with photos...
Oh and did I mention my sister in laws got me a cool birthday gift... I wish they were there to see me smile... so glad they "get it" nothing like getting a bag of scrapping goodies for your birthday! maybe getting old isn't so bad afterall!
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Once at the bottom again we were faced with a water hazzard! Seems Mother Nature had her own way of protecting the glacier from tourists-- A much larger glacier stream... Mike and I walked up and down trying to find a way across-- but no such luck-- so off the shoes went-- we rolled up our pants- held our breath and took our chances! Trying to explain how cold the water was would be worthless-- lets just say if the sun wasn't shining I am sure that it would be a solid mass of ice!! With water almost knee high in places we made our way across-- and it was worth it! At the bottom of the glaicier we were able to actually walk right up to it... right on it.. and of course I had to drink some of the melting water.... (no fears... what you see that looks like pollution is actually just silt... this is pure clean water!) Of course we had to cross the stream once again to get back to the trail-- But it was worth it!!
We made our way back to the ranger station-- hung out there for a few minutes.. I got myself a passport for the national park system-- a very cool book that I can get stamped and stickered for each park I visit-- and there are tons that are on my to do list. We got back to the train station with little time to spare... perfect timing!
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
But I learned alot-- First off contrary to what you see in movies-- Dog sled dogs are not Blue eyed Huskies or Malamutes with thick coats of hair... Instead they are Mutts-- plain and simple. Large dogs that can pull! Who knew???? And second these are working dogs.. and they are expected to live as such-- They pretty much fend for themselves... No baths, or tv time or laps to sit in... To say it made me sad was an understatement... but for me it got worse... But I digress-- They took us to an area where we got to pet and hold some new puppies... nothing better than a puppy right? Well we learned that most of the dogs we would see that day were puppies... under a year old... and they were being tried out--- Seems that work pulling the tourists during the summer and get widdled down over time until there are about 30 dogs who will make the final cut to pull the sled in the race...
I am glad I went-- I learned alot-- and don't get me wrong these dogs were HAPPY!!! they just lead a different life then my babies at home.
Happy to leave Seeveys-- they were kind enough to drop us off at the other end of town... (probably a big mistake on my part) We all went to the SEALIFE Center... Its part aquarium and part rescue center... very hands on and full of interesting information. We saw Seals, sealions, puffins (birds that swim underwater) and alot of other birds and sealife...
I think we were all starving by now... and walked the length of town to find a little resturant that had the best Halibit and chips... I think I wore my parents out with all that walking because they bailed on the next adventure... one that had I known would be life altering I would have never had them walking across town... but no one balked at the time... and we marched forward. They decided to hang out at the train depot and Mike and I went across the street to the "Train Wreck" alittle place that rented bikes, had shuttles and did tours... We talked to guy who assured us that we could shuttle to Exit Glacier hike for 2 hours and still make it back in time for our train... so thats exactly what we did....
I leave you here for now...more tomorrow.