Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion

facfacFact of the Week

Too much homework can cause stress, physical health problems, and even alienation from society, a Stanford researcher found.

Joke of the Week

Joke of the Day: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared, what would be the most difficult thing to explain about life today? One answer: “I possess a device in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers.”

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ashley's Graduation - 2017

Ashley and Tim, doesn't she look great! Graduation day is THEEE best!
Here she is walking across the stage....

Here are all of the teachers, the principal, and what the stage looked like....

Here she is taking her graduation walk.

The Diploma!
Here she is with her mom Teri and Dad Stephen
(I didn't get any pictures with her! :(   )
Happy Graduation, Ashley!!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Gizmos Gets Eye Surgery

Poor Gizmo had a growth on his eye that wouldn't go away. He would scratch it and it would bleed all down his face, but then grow back. We had to take him to get it frozen off. He looks pretty good!
He usually doesn't follow me around, but that night he was my shadow. Poor Buddy! I am happy to say that almost two weeks after the fact, he is good as new!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Chelsea Grin Goes to Japan!

Chelsea Grin's first Japanese performance!
Alex said they flew them in, and flew them out, all over a weekend, so he didn't get to do much sight seeing. Still, Japan!?!
How lucky to have seen the things he has seen! So proud!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

Happy Mother's Day to me! I got a bad case of vertigo the Friday and Saturday before. Terry busted his ass for me. He took care of me Saturday, then made my day really special on Sunday. He and the boys detailed my car. It was kind of comical to watch him try to maneuver in my tiny little bubble of a car.
Gizmo was doing his part too. Don't want those floor mats to run away, now do we?
These are the flowers that Terry gave me. Two bouquets, and I arranged them together. He was upset because they were beginning to die. They smelled WONDERFUL though and I loved the colors!
He also got me a new coffee tumbler. Can't have too many of those!
I made him pose with me! 
Alex gave me flowers too!

Ashley did as well!

Brendon didn't want to be left out!
They know I like flowers!
Tim usually makes me a card. I wondered if I was going to get one this year and when he will think he is "too old" to give his mama a home made card.
It made me cry! 
I received a lovely card from Steven and Peama too.
It came with a Benjamin! :)
I had a WONDERFUL day, one of the best in a long time. I got to see all of my kids, and we ended up spending patio time and lovely weather with Brett and Gina too. Too bad it was a school night!
Happy Mother's Day!

UPDATE!
Here are the last of the Mother's Day Flowers. They lasted the whole month counting these! <3 p="">

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Easter 2017

(Post from the Past!)
Happy Easter! Here are the "kids" coloring eggs. This is the first year that I didn't have to set anything up. All I did was purchase the materials.....





The Easter Bunny still made an appearance. One egg for each "kid".
Topher.....
Tim.....
and Ashley......
He brought them $20! What a nice Easter Bunny!
Happy Easter, everyone!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lisa Turns 40!

Lisa turns 40!!! Welcome to the club, my friend! Here are Lisa and Beth. We didn't get a selfie!
Cute wine bottles
Bracelets
More wine bottles (can you have too many???)
Cute gift set.....
Lovely watch....
Sparkly purse!
and of course, the accessories!
Happy Birthday, Lisa! You are beautiful!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Topher's 14th Birthday 2017

Topher turns 14! Yes, we shoved 14 candles into the cupcake.....
and lit it......
We sang, I'm pretty sure he hated it.
SO shy.....
Happy Birthday, Topher! Love you!!!