Saturday, January 31, 2009
I know there is a lot of buzz going on about this book, both good and bad. Personally, I thought it was fabulous! I can honestly say I have never gotten so much out of a book. It really touched me in ways that I can't even start to explain. Andy is almost done reading it and even when we have discussions about it, it is really hard for me to put into words how I feel about it.
I am not going to write too much about the book in case you haven't read it, and want to. I just wanted to say that I HIGHLY recommend this book. I think everyone who reads it comes away with something different. I had several "ah-ha" moments. I am not ready to discuss them here, though. If you haven't read it, you should. If you have, I would love to hear what you think.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Just for fun, I pulled out his baby book. I am not quite sure why I have it but I do. Anyway, he was born on January 30, 1944 at 2:13 am. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. I am wondering if he even knows these stats.... Hope you are having a great birthday Dad! We love you....
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Loleta finally has a population sign! I know that probably doesn't seem like a big deal to most (or even blog-worthy) but I thought it was pretty cool!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
In a couple weeks I am going on the Girlfriends Cruise. We will leave from San Diego and stop at Catalina Island and Ensenada. Here's what I am struggling with.... I can't decide which camera to take. I know, I know, sounds kind of silly, but for a photographer it's a big decision.
Here are my choices.... my point and shoot that fits in my purse (and possibly my pocket), or my digital SLR that takes much better photos. They both have their pros and cons. Do I want simplicity or do I want great photos?
Let me know what you think... Thanks so much!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I have been wracking (sp?) my brain to come up with a good way to motivate myself. I think I finally figured it out.... As you know, I am hopelessly addicted to my morning latte. So here's my plan... if I exercise on a particular day, I get to get a latte the next day. If I don't, then I have to suffer through a cup of regular ol' coffee. So far it's working extremely well.
So.... what motivates you to keep exercising?
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
I didn't take many photos but I have a few. Here she is before Mass. Isn't she so cute?
Do you want to know the story about her baptismal gown? It was made my Grandma Dolly almost 34 years ago out of leftover fabric (white velvet) from my Mom's wedding gown. It was originally made for my baptism, but Mary (my sister), Abigail and now Michela have also worn it.
The baptism was perfect.... Michela didn't even cry!
We took a few group shots afterwards. Here is Andy (Jeff's brother) the godfather, Jeff, Michela, Mary and I.
We had a great party afterwards at Jeff's parents' house. The food was fantastic and the weather was so nice!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
If you want to help or donate an auction item, please email me or leave a comment here! Thanks so much.
I will try to post more info as I get it....
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
PS. It sure looks like I am wearing a lot of make-up, but I really don't remember wearing a ton back then....
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Yep, that's right. J.T.'s tooth! He lost his first one last night and boy was he excited! I am not sure if you can tell from the picture or not but the one right next to it is very loose too... It should be coming out soon. I'd be surprised if it is still in there in another week.
The tooth fairy brought $3. I told him that the tooth fairy usually brings more for the first tooth....
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Here I am with that thumb in my mouth....
And my little niece, Michela, is taking after me.... she likes her thumb too!!
I have had several people that have told me that they think that Michela looks like me.... what do you think?
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Isn't she so adorable!!! I can't wait to meet her when we see them in February. When Amy said in her email that Maggie sleeps and eats well, and is an easy baby, Andy said, "C'mon, let's have another one...." He just never gives up.....
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Here's an update so far on Ethan. We are down here at Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital down at Stanford. His bone scan and bone marrow tests came back negative. Yay! Unfortunately we also found out that the cancer has spread to his lymph nodes on his neck on the same side the cancerous tumor is. The doctor said that is normal and would still mean the cancer is considered localized. We did another ct scan on the neck and chest area to see if it spread to the other side of the neck. That would be considered high risk and would need a way more aggressive treatment. He gets is port put in on Thursday and we will find out results then. I should be down here all week and probably into most of next. I am really anxious to start treatment. I'm feeling pretty optimistic about these results and want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers:) It sure is a great place we live up there. Ethan is doing great. He has absolutely no pain(unless he is getting an iv) and is otherwise very happy and healthy. I look forward to 2010:)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Ethan Craig, age 4, was recently diagnosed with cancer. He has a tumor on his cheek. Ethan is in J.T.'s preschool class and his mom, Stacy, is a friend and a fellow Ferndale Children's Center board member. They are at Stanford Medical Center right now finishing up some tests and finding out what the course of treatment will be. I believe the doctors plan to start treatment ASAP as this form of cancer (can't remember the name) is pretty aggressive.
A medical fund has been set up in his name at U.S. Bank in Ferndale, if anyone is interested in donating to help the Craigs cover transportation costs, etc.
Please keep Ethan and his family in your prayers.... they need as many as they can get right now. Thanks!!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
My favorite jeans are Seven for all Mankind, Joe's, and my new favorite, Miss Me. Maybe I am just kidding myself, but I really feel like the more expensive jeans fit me better. I used to have to wait until I went to visit my sister in San Francisco or Walnut Creek to find them, but now I know there are two stores here locally that carry these brands (Girlie Girls in Ferndale and Alirose in Eureka).... yay for my wardrobe, not so good for my wallet!!
So tell me, my friends and family, what kind of jeans do you like?