The Loves of My Life

The Loves of My Life

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Not so cold

Jeremiah just slid down the water slide. Water is a bit cold... But
not so cold he came out with a smile on his face. It's a shame he's
not having fun.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We love Big Bear

Here is a shot of Big Bear Lake as we chairlift at Alpine Slides. It
was a glorious day and I can't help but be full of awe that we get to
visit such a peaceful place.

A Happy Swimmer

This is my first time posting with a picture so I hope it comes out ok.

Here is Riley Girl happily swimming with Wes. He loves the water....
Even though you can't tell by his face.

Not in the U.S?

While in conversation, Riley argued,
" We aren't in the United States, we are in Big Bear. "
Then after being told we were in the US, she argued, " well we aren't
in California either, we are in big bear. "

" Riley, Big Bear is in California. "

"Ohhhh. "

Looks like we need to work on her geometry. ;-)
Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Two Weeks Away

So my 21st elementary school reunion is in 2 weeks.

Now before you question the 21st and balk at the idea of an elementary school reunion...lemme explain.

I went to a Catholic School. Yep..I was a catholic school girl all in plaid....but I wasn't naughty like Britney Spears.....bitchy maybe...but not naughty.
I went to school with the same people for 8 years! That's longer than high school and longer than my college years. So although there were times we were all sick of each other and we couldn't wait to get out of Holy Family......there were times that we were like family (a lot of love & hate).
My fellow Spartans were a huge part of my life and I have always been sad that I didn't do a better job of keeping in touch with them after we left HFS.

So with Facebook exploding and so many people joining many of us were able to reconnect. We were having a ton of fun reminiscing on FB that a reunion was mentioned.......and now it's 9 months later and only two weeks away.

I am really looking forward to it...but I am also, I must admit, ...a little nervous.

I am worried about none of the things that I thought I would be worried about.

If I were in my twenties and kid-less.....I would be probably already thinking about what I would wear...and my dress size. I would be eating less to lose those extra 5 pounds to look fit and toned.

But I haven't even thought about those things. To prove it.....I'll tell you that I ate bacon and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Now that's a girl not worried about an extra 5 pounds!

But I am just a tad bit nervous for other reasons. I feel like I am such a different person than I was 20 years ago.....but also the same. I still have that "will they like me?" insecurity. Even more, there are things that i am not proud I treated someone, something I said....or what I didn't do. Why wasn't I nice to her/him?
I'm nervous people will only remember the bad.....

But I am also hopeful and excited. I have forgotten many things and its fun to be reminded....or to learn the secrets that you never knew before.

Because when I think about my time at HFS I realize that there's a deep love there. I may not have always liked everyone.....but I do love them and it will be fun to see how they have grown and changed and become who they are now.

I know..... cheesy right?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I'm feeling it......

I have made the decision and it's unthinkable.

I could try and change my mind....then the feeling of guilt wouldn't lay so heavy on me, but I just can't do it.

It started out with a simple excuse...I couldn't find my blender....but then I found my blender and the reality sunk in.

I just don't have the energy to do I'm not.

So instead of this

my baby is getting this....

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sound Check

Check, Check.....Anyone out there?

Probably not.

My apologies will probably go unheard, but I'll put it out there anyway.

My dear blogger friends....I am so sorry I abandoned you.

I won't do it again.
I promise.

So many things have happened since I last left you.....
Here's a recap.

1. We bought a great house with great neighbors on a great street at Auction
2. We moved from the beautiful canal house
3. Wesley went from sleeping through the not, to not then to sleeping again.
4. Paul left me for another woman.....JK....just checking to see if you are paying attention. He left left me for two Boy trips.....yep two......right in the middle of moving.
5. My blogging anniversary past......and I missed it.
6. My nephew turned 18 and I am officially feeling older.
7. My cute 8 year old went to camp for a week and I didn't freak out...okay...maybe just a little bit.
8. Endured a week of VBS and sticky glue on my hands. (I secretly love it)
9. Celebrated 12 years of marriage by a quiet evening out to dinner.
10. Missed my blogging world like crazy!

So there's a short version of the last 2 months. Its been hectic and crazy and I won't lie to's been a rough two months. But I am coming out of the fog and I can see a little more clearly.....

So gear up.....cause I'm back!