Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Grandpa. I can't believe its been so long. We really miss you. I wish you were here. But I know where you are, and I know who you are with, and I know that those streets of gold have not been the same since you have arrived.

*Last years surprise birthday party.

Be good gpa, and don't do anything I wouldn't do. ;)

Love you,


Monday, November 15, 2010

9 & 7

Last week, both of my girls celebrated their birthdays, and as you may have guessed by this post's title one turned 9 years old and the other turned 7.

We had their birthday party together and it was outside at the park. Yes! You heard me correct (Colorado readers) for the first time in the girls' birthday history we had their birthday party outside. We were in sunny California and loving it. Of course we missed a few key people (Mela, Nana, Papa, Auntie j, Keli, and Aunty H), but for a few hours the playground was ours for the taking.

The theme of the party was gumball, and I think by the time the party was over all of our guests were gumballed out. We had a gumball cake, we had gumball favors, we had gumball games. Seriously, the gumball situation was out of control. But hey, I loved every minute of it, and I hope my girls did too.

Cause everything I do (well not everything, wink, wink) is usually just for you two. Love u more than rainbows and ponies!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Halloween came in a lovely whirlwind. It is just the beginning of what I like to call the Holidaze.

My own personal little pirate. Argggh!! May-te

The angel (with white face paint, who did not really need white face paint, but wanted it because her sister had it), and the (budget friendly) bride of Frankenstein.

My sister and her family. Collectively they represent the wizard of oz.

My nephew, the nerd.

But, it's already time to move on. Next is Thanksgiving then there's Christmas. I don't know if it is just me, or if everyone gets a little overwhelmed at this time of year?? The Holidaze always seem to go by in a blur for me because in the midst of the daze I have many of family birthdays peppered in between. This time though, I think I am ready. I am going to tackle this holiday season con much gusto! Let just hope the season doesn't tackle me back!

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
-- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Even though it makes me a little crazy, I love it anyway.

Much love,