Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

2010 already! It seems like only yesterday that the news kept squawking about the Y2K bug and people were hoarding toilet paper! I, for one am looking forward to 2010. I accomplished last years resolution which was to quit smoking (9 months!)Unfortunately, I gained a bit of weight when I quit, so my New Years resolution is to lose 10 pounds. Other resolutions are to graduate with fantastic grades and to forgive everybody. I wish everybody a happy, safe, and healthy New Years!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas season and hope all of your wishes come true!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Dance!

I am so happy that this semester is finally over! It's been a rough one, but I completed my senior project. Now, I can get on with the fun part of life-like wrapping Christmas presents and decorating the tree!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


It's December again, my favorite month. Not only do we have Christmas and New Years,it's also my birthday on Christmas day. Yes, I am so lucky to share my birthday with Jesus. I consider the whole month of December a holiday. I am so excited to set up my tree, go shopping, listen to Christmas music, spend time with my family, and generally just make merry! I wish everybody a happy month of December!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everybody has a wonderful day with their friends and family. I am off to my mom's house to help her because her back went out. I only hope I can make the meal as good as she does!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Every Christmas season I gain a few pounds. I vow to take it off by summer and never do. I have gained about 20 extra pounds this way over the years. I decided that this season I will not gain one single pound. Instead I am going to lose a couple of pounds so I can eat all the Christmas cookies I want. My mom makes the most delicious cookies in many varieties and I want to enjoy them without feeling guilty. I am exercising an extra 10 minutes a day and I cut butter, margarine, and mayonnaise out of my diet. I will let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

George Bush echoed my sentiments exactly when he said: "We must remember that many who served in our military never lived to be called veterans. We must remember many had their lives changed forever by experiences or the injuries of combat. All veterans are examples of service and citizenship for every American to remember and to follow." -- President George W. Bush, Oct. 30, 2001

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Photos!

My little granddaughter was a tiger and my grandson was a dragon. Aren't they just so precious?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Don't forget!

Don't forget to set your clock back one hour tomorrow morning, gaining an hour extra of sleep time, because Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM. I am always confused a few days after time changes. It's a good idea to change the battery in your smoke alarm too.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow is Halloween. I can't wait! My favorite part is answering the door and handing out candy. The children are so adorable! Have a safe and fun Halloween.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy United Nation's Day

This day recognized the United Nation organization and all who serve and participate in this world organization. The United Nations is dedicated to world peace and to the betterment of humanity through a wide range of program from world hunger to environment and health issues. Almost all of the more than 100 countries in the world are members of this organization.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oh nooooo!

I was messing around with my blog template and unfortunately didn't save it. Everything basically disappeared, even my buttons! If I entered a giveaway and said I have your button, please don't worry. I plan on tracking them down and reinstalling them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day!

Boring fact: Columbus Day was originally celebrated on October 12 of each year. The day commemorates Christopher Columbus’s landing in the new world on October 14,1492. The holiday was later changed in 1971 to the second Monday of October.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Autumn!

Fall is finally here in Oregon. It is so gorgeous-sunny and a little chilly. I have got to get out to the woods to take some photos!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Giveaway Results

I used to pick the winner, but I couldn't figure out how to copy the little thingamagiggy. But the generator picked number 16. Number 16 is Jet'set. Congratulations Jet'set! I will email you with giveaway details. Thank you to all who entered and thank you to CSNBaby who sponsored this giveaway.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

My First Giveaway! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

I have been so lucky entering giveaways, but I have never hosted one. Well, now I have a great one! CSNBaby has offered one reader a $55.00 dollar gift certificate to use toward an item from their site. CSN Baby carries everything for baby, including nursery decor,toys, and cheap baby cribs. My favorite items are their cute toys, like this Sunny Activity Wrap Baby Toy and this Bumble Bee Buggy Ride On.
To win the gift certificate simply go to CSN Baby and leave me a comment telling me your favorite product. I will pick the winner using this random number generator from on Thursday October 1st. I will inform the winner by email, so please make sure your email address is available through your blog or leave it in your post.This giveaway is for US and Canadian entrants.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

I won!

I won a great prize from Cool Photo Ideas.It was this great picture from allPopart. allPopart was wonderful to work with and created this from a photo of my three year old granddaughter. I love it!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


A few weeks ago I decided to join the rat race and get a summer job. I haven't worked in the past three years while I have been in school. I forgot how time-consuming working full time is. I am so tired when I get home from work that I just make dinner and watch t.v. Oh well, soon I will be back in school complaining about essays and exams.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America

Today we honor the signing of the Declaration of Independence which was signed on July 4th 1776. I plan on celebrating with a traditional barbecue and all the fixings. Happy Independence Day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 15, 2009

No More Teacher's Dirty Looks

As Alice Cooper once sang "schools out for summer" for me and I am so excited! I have so many plans for this summer-most involving sunshine and good books!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day!

Today is Flag Day, so display our colors proudly!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Presenting My Beautiful New Niece!

My new niece Bailey was born yesterday. She is so pretty. Welcome to the world little one!

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Granddaughter's Third Birthday

My favorite little girl in the whole world turned three this week. Two was such a fun age, but three should be fun too!Unfortunately my camera batteries went out during her party, but I still got a couple of good shots of her in her birthday outfits.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
(Lee Greenwood)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I am lucky enough to have the best mom in the world. But, then most of our mothers are fantastic women that do it all with a smile. Happy Mother's Day to everybody. I hope your day is filled with flowers and chocolate!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Quit Smoking Update

According to a little gadget I have, it has been 1 month, 3 days and 5 hours since my last cigarette.I have saved $132.00 so far and best of all I have added 2 days seven hours and twenty minutes to my life. My legs feel better thanks to improved circulation and it's much easier to go up and down stairs. On the negative side, I have gained 5 pounds. Quitting smoking has been hard, but not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I still have strong cravings for a cigarette, but the cravings last for a shorter period of time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Billion Acts of Green is looking for a billion people worldwide to take the pledge to be more environmentally responsible. There is a form to pledge your personal environmental action this year. I pledged to replace all my lightbulbs with environmentally friendlier ones and unplug my electronics at night. Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I hope everybody has a joyous Easter!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I have been avoiding the computer lately because I am quitting smoking. The only place I smoked was in front of the computer. I quit on the first of April because of the price increase. I simply don't want to give my money to the government or the tobacco companies anymore. Each day I don't smoke, I transfer $4.00 from my checking into my savings. It should add up quickly. The savings will go for a vacation or something special. It has been hard, but 30 year old habits are not easy to break. The worst time of day is in the morning with my first cup of coffee. But, each day is getting easier. I can't wait for the day when I can finally say I am a non-smoker.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Two Birthdays

This week, my oldest son turned 29 and my little grandson turned 1. I can't believe how fast time flies by. It seems only yesterday my son was a baby and I was 29! Happy Birthday Darrel and Thomas!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Computer

My poor computer gave up the ghost and I had to buy a new one. I love the speed and the memory, but I hate Vista. Hate it! Hate it! Hate it! I don't normally swear, but this past week I have said a mouthful. What's with the constant system administrator pop-ups? Why can't I change my default email? And how come they changed the solitaire game? I am not one of those people who hate change, but the whole Vista program is a big pain!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Ultimate Blog Party 2009
5 Minutes For Mom is hosting the Ultimate Blog Party and you're all invited. Just click the button on top to party hop, meet other bloggers and win prizes! I have invited the following people to my party, and hopefully they will arrive soon!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break

I am so excited. I just finished my last assignment of the semester. This was the hardest semester ever-I felt like giving up. Now I can get caught up on my housework. Strangely, I feel like cleaning!