Friday, May 30, 2008

Some Friday toe tapping music

to help you kick off the weekend right...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A picture from our day at Universal with Cyndi and Dean

Cyndi was so kind to email me this picture (which cracks me up) from our day at Universal...we had so much fun with Cyndi and Dean and are so very sad that we live so far apart...Cyndi, we love you guys and miss you!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wacky Wed...what does your fridge say about you?

This is kinda accurate, although I am not single.....

What Your Fridge Says About You

You like to be surrounded by things you love. You aren't exactly greedy, but you can be materialistic at times.

You are not careful with your money. In fact, you rarely think about how much you are spending.

You are a very adventurous person. You love to try new things, and you get bored very easily.

You try to be responsible, but you don't always succeed. Your heart is in the right place though.

You are likely single - and spending many nights alone at home.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Thank you Mallory...I love it!!

My friend Ginnie's daughter Mallory (who is also my friend) decided to make this adorable scrapbook for Chynna (let me just say the pictures just don't do it justice)....she is just too sweet for doing this, and oh how talented...thank you Mallory for thinking of us!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Congrats to Karen, and Many Thanks to our Troops

First, congrats to Karen V. of St. Cloud who is our $500 vacation voucher raffle winner....hope you enjoy your vacation!!

Secondly, I wanted to thank all our troops, past and present for fighting and protecting our country so we may enjoy all our freedoms.....we are so very blessed!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

What a weekend...and thank you Secret Pal...

This has been a very busy weekend, with the fundraisers (we are in the process of getting in touch with the winner of the $500 vacation voucher and will post as soon as we do)...and having the joy of having my nephew spend the last few nights with me....I've been definitely busy, but had a great time...and it kept me from my computer, so I will have to play catch up on all the blogs.

But first I wanted to thank my secret pal for the wonderful gifts sent to Chynna for the "fun in the sun" theme (she is so spoiled and she isn't even here yet...I love it!!!) always you guys are too kind, and we greatly appreciate each and every gift:

We received a ladybug beach can tote/lunch box:

an adorable bikini (Ray's a little unsure of this, hehe) and a beach ball:

a Dora sundress (to cover up the bikini...):

Then we also received the new National Geographic China is so informative and the pictures are just beautiful:

Also, Ray told me before I opened the box that there would be some frog things, and I was so excited to see this was true....there was a frog hand towel:

and this frog bath mat:

and even this frog green beach towel:

We also received these stroller swivel'rs (so we can attach these great things to Chynna's stroller on our beach trip):

Thank you Secret Pal....and to all who purchased the raffle tickets (and helped in our other fundraiser this weekend) all rock!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wacky Wed...what kind of PJ are you?

The PJ's You Are Most Like: Comfortable PJ's

You're a bit conservative, traditional, and tend to follow conventions

You have an understated, easy sexiness that men love

People instantly find comfort in you, and you're a "best friend" to many.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pay it forward....

The concept of pay it forward is simple: you do something nice for someone and then they do something nice for someone else. If everyone implemented this concept I think the world would be a whole lot nicer place to live.

Do you like to get presents? Do you like giving presents better? Most likely your answer to both of these questions is YES! If you feel like getting a gift from me (hint, hint, I give them out regularly on my blog) and you want to brighten someone else's day by giving them a gift then I would love for you to join the pay it forward bandwagon. Here's the specifics:

How does it work? Here are the rules: I will send a gift (of my choosing) to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "PIF" exchange, and who make the same pledge on their own blog. The only thing you have to do in return is PAY IT FORWARD - on your own blog. So, if you want to get a goodies from me, and are willing to do the same via your blog, let me know! [Note that you'll need to give me your real (snail mail) address... which you can do by private]. Just leave a comment and I will get with you. So, who's up for it? Don't be shy!!

have a great Tuesday...

Monday, May 19, 2008

It is so flippin hot...UPDATE....

What a weekend....things were going pretty well on my nails done, hung out with my mom and our friend Sue for a bit, then got this awful headache....went home, took a nap, and woke up soooooo hot....Ray checks the ac and it shows 85F in the house, what????? and the ac is the investigation starts only to find out the fan in the outside unit is not running.....oh man!!! and Ray has to go to Saturday night was quiet a long night (how do people live without ac?? such a punishment for sure).....and since yesterday was Sunday.....the parts stores weren't needless to say, did as little as possible so as to not sweat too much....the pool was calling my name, so I did go into it to cool off (thank goodness for the pool)...followed by two or three cold showers....well all I have to say is thank goodness it's Monday, where I can go into work, where the ac works!! and just hope that Ray can get the replacement motor today, put it in, and that it fixes the ac problem.....

UPDATE....thanks to my handiman hubby (WTG Ray!!) our ac has been fixed...with a little help from a friend 3K miles away (thanks Dean!!)....we are now sleeping a lot easier...and Freckles is loving life again!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Katy....

I told you I am a bad blogger....yesterday was my sister's birthday, and did I do a post for I'm sorry!! I did sing to her though (as awful as I sing, that probably was very punishing to her)....

Katy, you are a very special part of my life, and I wish you all the best always...thank you for being such a wonderful big sister to me, always there for me when I need it, protecting me, and loving me no matter how sucky of a sister I am to you....I love you with all my heart!!

Happy birthday!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

More wedding pictures.....

Here come the pictures....

I am such a bad blogger lately, again running late for work, but had to at least post some long awaiting pictures, so here are some of them:

From Universal last Saturday:

From Disney last Sunday:

and finally from Destinee and Ryan's wedding last Monday:

more pictures and further explanation will follow...have a good one...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Some of my weekend... and happy birthday cousin Troy....

I have been so tired from this past weekend, that I haven't even taken the time to write about it...and since I have a few (very few) minutes, decided I'd at least start although no pictures yet...the pictures will follow...

Saturday, Ray, my mom and, I were quite fortunate to meet some fellow online bloggy pals, Cyndi and Dean, and go to Universal Studios....what fun we had...

It really felt like we have been friends forever...such a bond that I know will continue to grow....

We went on Shrek and then got our pictures taken with Shrek, Donkey, and Princess Fiona...too to ride Jaws (and boy did the seat of pants get wet from Jaws attacking the boat), went on Men in Black and shot aliens (Ray kicks our butts by getting the most points for shooting aliens), rode ET (although ET only said Ray's name at the end of the ride), and got to experience Twister...the lines weren't that bad, and the company was great (thanks Cyndi and Dean for going with us)...

then Mom and I took them back to their room, where we stayed for about an hour visiting, and exchanging gifts (Cyndi, you guys didn't have to that, it was your birthday weekend for goodness sakes), where they got Chynna the cutest onesie that says "someone in Auburn loves me" and this adorable frog lawn stake that changes colors....

alright I'll continue this later (running late for work)...until then...

oh before I do....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TROY!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wacky Wed...Are you a risk taker?....and 22 mo LID

Today it's been 22 months....hopefully we are more than half-way to Chynna... - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Now to get our mind off the really long wait, let's play Wacky Wednesday...

Your Risk Taking Level: Medium-Low

You'll take a risk if you have to, but you prefer to err on the side of caution.

If something looks like it's going to work out, you may just go for it.

But frivolous risks like gambling totally aren't your style.

You prefer to have as much control over your life as possible.

Okay it's been confirmed, you're a risk take a chance and try to win that vacation know you like to gamble, and it's for a worthy cause....time is running out!!!