Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"If you can dream it, you can do it."

Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Ryan and Grant...Memorial Day at my parent's house

Cute as a little Bug...

Christi and Baby Grant

I have this thing about clouds...

They DO look like cotton to me...I DO wish I could sleep on a cloud when I look up and see them this way and they DO make me happy. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I praise loudly; I blame softly.

-- Catherine the Second (1729-1796) Russian Empress

My Little Leslie Lulu....

Every morning is the dawn of a new error.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Here we go...let the fun begin!!!

Nothing more entertaining or scary as a baby who can crawl....but I'm babyproofed. After the demise of the crockpot yesterday, Grandpa Royce put the cupboard door locks back on the kitchen cupboards. Wow...Grandpa did that happen?????????? Posted by Picasa

a couple of jedi knights...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Leslie's Scholarship night at Clovis High

yay Leslie!!!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Leslie and Paul to the prom....

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I am going to be better about this:

The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and
does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse.

-- Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese Philosopher

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

My newest mantra:

Worry is a misuse of the imagination.

-Dan Zadra

Monday, May 15, 2006's a good idea.....

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.

-- Lee Iococca

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Me...on Mother's Day

 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

An Interesting Self Portrait of Sean...

hahaha...... Posted by Picasa

Baby Grant and his Sweet Feet...

I love how he crosses his feet all the time - - - Even in sleep. Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 08, 2006

"As we pursue our journeys, let us ever bear in mind that in train
travel and in life, there are stations, there are departures, calls,
schedules, and opportunities for being side-tracked and diverted. Wise
is the individual who follows in his, the Savior's, paths. Safety and
joy belong to those who will come and follow him. I bear witness to you
today that God is eternal. We are eternal, and God never intended for
us to travel alone."

Marvin J. Ashton

Pooh Celebrates his 80th Birthday!

Winnie the Pooh has joined the Queen in having an 80th birthday portrait.
Jane Bown, who photographed the monarch earlier this year in celebration of her 80th, was given exclusive access to Britain's beloved bear at Hundred Acre Wood in Sussex.

Ms Bown, a distinguished octogenarian herself whose previous subjects have included Sir Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Muhammad Ali and Samuel Beckett, said: "It was a happy experience and I was totally enchanted by him."

The first book featuring AA Milne's famous character was published in October 1926. Hundred Acre Wood is based on Ashdown Forest, which was near the author's country home Cotchford Farm.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Land of Fairy...

"The land of fairy, where nobody gets old and godly and grave, where
nobody gets old and crafty and wise, where nobody gets old and bitter of
tongue." ~William Butler Yeats

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”
~ Hans Christian Andersen

This one is sweet too...

 Posted by Picasa

Nope...this one is my favorite....

Okay...this is also one of my favorites of Leslie...

I love that she has a big scratch on her nose....see it Rachel??

My favorite picture of Leslie to this day...

Doesn't she stand and look just like a little Pixie? That was her favorite outfit...remember it "M"? Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 05, 2006

Sweet and Sour Chicken last night for dinner...

so....did I cut up Vegies and chicken for half an hour and then stir fry them forever because my wok is dying?.....only to forget...yes FORGET to add the pineapple and the pineapple juice to my sweet and sour sauce???????????????????????? no wonder it was mostly sour. Alas, no one would eat it (except me and Royce). Then, at around 10:00pm last night I was pondering why it just didn't taste right and it occured to me then that i forgot the Pineapple and juice! Someone lend me some brain cells or cooking skills! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 04, 2006's your little friend that bites!

Who would have thought that someone so cute could bite their babysitter on the cheek? Posted by Picasa

Another fun memory....

 Posted by Picasa

Emily...if you're out you remember this?

Stepping Back in Time...

Deedee, Leslie (3 years old) and Lori.
We went to see some model homes while all you girls were in school and Leslie came along for the fun. This was about January 1991. Posted by Picasa

Here he is...looking at Sean and not at me...

He is in complete awe of his Uncle Sean.

Precious Baby Grant

Woman Awaiting Gallbladder Surgery...

haha...actually it's a Picasso that just fetched $95 million.
amazing isn't it? (Amazing that someone spent $95 million on it - whew!) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"The land of fairy, where nobody gets old and godly and grave, where
nobody gets old and crafty and wise, where nobody gets old and bitter of
tongue." ~William Butler Yeats

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”
~ Hans Christian Andersen
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A full-time stay-at-home mother would earn $134,121 a year if paid for all her work, an amount similar to a top U.S. ad executive, a marketing director or a judge, according to a study released on Wednesday.
A mother who works outside the home would earn an extra $85,876 annually on top of her actual wages for the work she does at home, according to the study by Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation experts
To reach the projected pay figures, the survey calculated the earning power of the 10 jobs respondents said most closely comprise a mother's role -- housekeeper, day-care teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive and psychologist.
"You can't put a dollar value on it. It's worth a lot more," said Kristen Krauss, 35, as she hurriedly packed her four children, all aged under 8, into a minivan in New York while searching frantically for her keys. "Just look at me."
Employed mothers reported spending on average 44 hours a week at their outside job and 49.8 hours at their home job, while the stay-at-home mother worked 91.6 hours a week, it showed.
An estimated 5.6 million women in the United States are stay-at-home mothers with children under age 15, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data.

(I'll be watching for my paycheck in the mail....hehehe...)

Gallbladder Woes...

Hi all,

I am going in to have an ultrasound on my gallbladder tomorrow morning. I have been having horrible pain for a month and finally I'm facing reality and having it checked out. You all know what a baby I am about surgery. It's been a year ago this week that I had my thyroidectomy. That was such a traumatic experience for me that now I'm REALLY paranoid about going under the knife. But I'm finally working up the courage to have the idiotic thing removed simply because the pain is exhausting and debilitating.

send me "calm" vibes...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a
new continent unexplored, a world of possibilites waiting to be
released and channeled toward some great good.

-- Brian Tracy