Friday, May 27, 2011


Up until a week ago, the lack of continual sunshine didn't bother me much. Now it does....guess what it's right now?!?! yep, raining. I think it's time for me to go on a country drive to remind myself why it rains all the time here. It sure is beautiful and thus all the wetness. I just have no motivation and not seeing a blue sky is making me feel claustrophobic. I really have nothing to complain about being that the Mid-West is having a horrible time with Tornado's! I think that the lack of sunshine can really mess with a persons moods, and motivation. I know it has with me. So, I'll take a deep breath and pray for some sun. P.s WHOEVER'S DOING THE RAIN DANCE, CAN STOP NOW!! I don't miss Colorado, but I miss Colorado sunshine...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


WHY ARE YOU ALL NOT LEAVING COMMENTS?!?!? JUST KIDDING!!! I think I fixed the problem, so if anyone feels a kick in the pants and decides that they without a doubt MUST leave a comment....I think it'll work now. :) peace out...

Friday, May 20, 2011


I've had the best Birthday's ever in the last two years! They've been lowkey, simple and just perfect! Today my guys took me to lunch...they blindfolded me and surprised me! We went to Izzys and had a great meal. Than I took the boys to the park which I might add it was a LOVELY 72 degrees!!! Oh SUNSHINE BABY. Can u tell we haven't had good sun for the last six months lol. Dane and I both got sunburned, while Mr. Max took on a nice bronze tan...grrr. Anyway, this evening Max's school had their carnival. It was a lot of fun! They had a lot of games...including face painting and balloon art in the gym. Max is just crazy about the five rings he got as prizes!

So, before the games started, I put six raffle tickets for the gift bags and my were they awesome gift bags. I ended up winning one!! woot woot and it's from one of my fav. stores here in town! It had a big candle, a music CD, three kid books, a decratice plate and best of all a Willow tree figurine! I love those. I got all of this for a one dollar ticket, not to mention I never win at these things. So all in all it was a great great day and I was and still am a very happy birthday girl (even if I'm one yr older :P

Tomorrow were going up to the Weiss girls gymnastic meet!! I can't wait and I can't forget to take my camera. Will somebocy PLEASE remind me to take it...peace out.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Well, life can have its disapointments. Found out today that Bill won't be getting the job at the clinic where he has his internship. Everyone likes him there, but I guess the reginol director made the desicion to hire on another counselor that she liked. So....I am reminded that God works in wonderful and myserious ways. His ways are not our ways. Sometimes I wish he could just tell us outfront where and what to do! But that is where the mysterious part comes in :) I'm doing my best to be patient about some things and just go with the flow. So much easier said than done.

Even though I know God has a plan for Bill and all of us, It still doesn't keep me from wanting to cry. It's just that Bill has worked so hard and deserves the best...but that is still in the coming and my patience is running low.

ahhh life.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Ahhhhh a nice warm day here in the Pacific Northwest! Have I told you how much I love Oregon?? Will I do. Sometimes the dark days of winter/spring can get to be a bit much, but all I have to do is go for a drive and my love for this place once again swells!
Yesterday, I visited Vicki who lives in the country(I'm jealous) and let me tell ya, the drive there is beyond amazing. Vineyards upon vineyards...rolling hills, fruit and veggie stands, old farms, snow capped mountains in the distance. It was a clear enough day that I could see Mt. Saint Helen's in all her glory! This Fall I'm going to take the same drive and get photo's of the fields when they are blanketed in red clover...oh the beauty!

Have I sold you on Oregon yet?? :) Can you tell I'm thankful I moved here almost 15 yrs ago. Speaking of 15 years, where and when did it run away so quickly? I have and will always have fond memories of Colorado and of Gunnison..but those times seem like a lifetime ago. I love my life and all who are in my life. I love my nieces and nephew(still in another country) very much and am thankful we live close by. The boys spent yesterday at their cousins house and had a blast! When I went to pick them up, Savannah kept saying "I don't want you guys to leave" oh and Miss Charlotte was saying bye cute.

I know this post is random but so is my life! :) I'm very excited because I got some decor for Bill's graduation party. I can't wait to throw him a big shindig! He so deserves it. Right now I don't see him much being that he's in Portland three days a week and than comes home and goes to his other job until about midnight. My man is super duper and I'm very proud of him. He does so much for his family...he loves his boys and it shows. After June, he may take a break and than start up Graduate school, or he may go right into grad. school.

I took the boys to a friends b-day party tonight and a bounce house nearby. It's a cool place with big bouncy things for the kiddos to jump on and slides to come down. Dane...who is the family ham, had people cracking up over what he was doing and saying. He really is funny! Well...I should go now and stop my blah blahing.

Till next time...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Holiday weekend

I went with Max and his class up to Portland for Cinco de Mayo. They had a large tent and several smaller ones set up on the seemed like it's own village. We watched the show of dancers with the Mariochi band and it was a cool show. The dresses the ladies wore were very colorful and the smiles the dancers had the entire show were very nice. It's great watching a show were the participants really enjoy what they are doing! After the show, we walked around and I bought Max a little flute.

For Mother's day and Mom's birthday celebration we went to the Spagetti factory with the fam. Always yummy food and good times are had there! The balloon guy came around and made Max a sabor, Dane a lion, Savy a horse and Chloe a heart. He does such a good job and the kids love it. These pictures I'm posting aren't the best being that I'm still getting the hang of my new camera that Bill got me for being a Mother to his sons :) After the factory, we went over to John and Jillian's and had pie that Colleen made for Mom's b-day. It was fun watching the kids dress up....Dane was a dino and Savy was Buzz lightyear. It was nice getting together with everyone! Sometimes too much time goes by before we get together, I guess that's part of life and everyone being busy. Hope you enjoyed the pictures...later.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My hubby

I was thinking today at how much I love my husband. In fact, my love for him has grown over the years. Isn't that how it should be? I believe a good marriage is something special and to be treasured. I treasure hubby and my boys. I've done a lot of growing up over the years, and I'm so thankful that Bill has been so supportive as sometimes growing pains can be just that, painful! I've been doing some reflecting because our nine year wedding anniversary is coming up in June. I'm very proud of Bill in fact I heard myself talking about him a lot at my new temp job. I bet the people I was working with felt as though they knew him. :) Sometimes we just need to stop and give thanks for the people that God has brought to us. I give thanks daily but what I mean by that is really think about who you're giving thanks for and than tell them you are thankful for them. It never hurts to share a kind fact, we should share them a lot more than we do.

I don't want to look back and realize I took my family for granted. Appreciate them everyday! xxx

p.s. I'm headed to Portland tomorow with Max and his class for Cinco de mayo. I'll take pic's with my new camera and share them here. :0)

Monday, May 2, 2011


Well my boys, some history happened tonight. While you two where in bed fast asleep, Daddy and I were watching CNN and finding out that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. Almost ten years ago, on Sept. 11th a terrorist group headed by Osama Bin Laden flew two airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York City and they flew a plane into the Pentagon and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. This day was HORRIFIC as thousands of people died. Terrorism had come to our shores before this time but not in such a big and mighty way. American soldiers and soldiers from other Countries went into the Middle East to find this man. Nearly ten years later, this man was found and killed. As I watched the news tonight, I did not feel joy nor relief at this occurrence. I simply thought "He is one of many" Unfortunately in our world, we have a lot of angry, hateful people who want nothing more than to hurt others. This I believe will never end. Another evil man will rise up and take this mans place. This man's legacy will go on and his "army" will continue. I don't like to sound so bleak, but it's the truth.

I wish you had a perfect world to live in...but you don't. None of us do...that is what Heaven is and someday we will be there. But until than, always do what's right. Live in justice and for justice, live a full life and always be thankful to God for all that happens in your life, good and bad. Gods plan is the only plan that matters. History was made tonight, but I wish it never had to be done. I wish 9/11 never happened...but it did. That is reality and so is the fact that I'm not joyful over this mans demise.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


We must consistently check with ourselves: “am I committed to feeling good, or am I committed to growing?” Growth does not always feel good, and feeling good does not always provide growth. - Guru Singh

"Growing" is something my family has done A LOT of. Within the time Bill and I have been married, going on nine years we have seen and lived within many growing experiences. Some have been great and others have been more on the not so great side. All in all we are more than blessed and thankful for each and every step we've had to take along the way. There will always be ups and down in life, that's why we wear a seatbelt and hold on for the ride!

Max and Dane are now six and four. Max is in kindergarten and loves it. He's in the dual lang. class so he's learning Spanish and he's pretty darn good at it. I love hearing him talk and sing in a different lang. He's a good student and a great learner. On the home front, he loves to ride his scooter and his bike and of course the Wii plays a part in his life too.

Dane is and has always been the ham in the family. He cracks us all up with his different silly faces and the things he says. He's a big time gamer who's favorite game is the Mario Brothers. He loves animals and HAS to pet every dog that comes within a ten foot radiace of him!

Bill is almost done with his Bachlors degree! He'll be graduating this June and than it's on to Graduate school. Two weeks ago, he started an internship at a Methadone clinic in Portland. He likes it and the other Councelors like him and it looks like it may trun into a job. Not sure yet, but it's headed that way. I'm very proud of Bill! He's worked very hard and deserves only the best. He's going to be great at what he does! He has a huge heart for it.

Me...I'm working temp jobs right now. I'm at a winery or you could call me a cellar rat! I like's something new for me and I'm thankful to be out of retail! That place sucked me dry and so having a two month break with my dudes and now getting back into work temporarily has been refreashing. Will, I'll close for now. Not all my post's will be this long, I wanted though to do a quick update on my fam and where we're at.