Tuesday, February 22, 2011


He just looks like he is having so much fun!! This adventurous child of mine who travels more than anyone I know!
Sitting in fresh powder in Lake Tahoe
And his smile says it all~ Life is sweet.....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Where do you blog?

My friend Nancy shared on her blog the spot where she sits to write her blog. Then asked if we would do the same. So I took out my camera and took a shot of my messy room!
I did have to move the coffee cups away and looking at the pic I should have moved more! I didn't realize how much "stuff" I have . Peter Walsh would NOT be happy!
But it is my JOY room. I have photos of all my family, my cute little calendar of Greece {thanks Ashley}  My moms white letter holder, a Brighton heart filled with earrings, and on the right wall is a collection of notes my kids have given me with more photos !
Steve put nice molding in the room, and around the windows, and painted it a restful color, But after looking again I need a nice big picture over the desk {and a new carpet saver}
Well this was why not join in! Take a picture of where you blog and let me know in my comment section!
Love, hugs and wishes for a fun week! 
Chad is off to Tahoe to ski and the kids leave for Costa Rica tomorrow for a fun  vacation!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I LOVED our weekend!

I had the MOST lovely weekend,
With those I love the MOST !! 
It worked out that I was off Friday, Saturday & Sunday and it was perfect timing! I got the boys and Steve tickets to Brian Regan {our favorite comic ever} for Christmas and the show was last Saturday in San Diego! I didn't want to ask for the day off because I am already so spoiled with great shifts and days. So when I saw that I was off I was thrilled!! The Carter men decided to golf early in the day, then have dinner before seeing the show. I was hoping to be able to meet up with them for just some of the fun! But since I was off I drove down with Steve Saturday morning and dropped him at the golf course and off I went to spend the day with my favorite girl.....
My daughter in law Ashlyn Marie~ 
We went to lunch, got manicures and pedicures, sat out by our hotel pool with magazines and cocktails and then met the boys for dinner at a great new spot  "Jimmy's Famous"  We had the BEST darn burgers and chatted all about the day and their golf game. Then off they went to the show and us girls curled up under blankets and watched a movie in their cozy house.
I went back to the hotel and was just falling asleep when they all came in laughing and rehashing the show! They had a BLAST! Steve said the next morning his stomach was sore from laughing. Is there anything better??? I think not!! 

The next morning Ashlyn invited us over for a yummy breakfast of homemade biscuits with jam and fruit.  Travis checked the tide and since it was low we headed out for a long walk down the cliffs with the pups. It was the most beautiful day !! I wish I had taken my camera but I was able to grab a couple pics with my phone. There is something about this one of Steve and the boys that I just love!
Probably because I know that there will never be happier moments for him than those he spends with the kids.  
And I know just how he feels!

I feel so blessed that our kids like spending time with us, and that we enjoy each others company. I have always dreamed of one day having a daughter to love and do girlie stuff with, but even in my wildest dreams I never imagined it would make me this happy!

We are blessed!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sandy Called...

No lie this was our conversation....

Me- Hello
Sandy- Did Frank Gifford die?
Me- No I don't think so, Kathy Lee has been on with Hoda in the mornings. I doubt she would be if her husband died
Sandy- No, I heard he died, can you check it on the computer
Me- {after googleing quickly}  He's  alive
Sandy- Ok thanks, talk to you later
                        *Dial tone*

Just another "normal" day in the life of best friends