Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Birthday!!

For My Birthday (and My sister Amy's) we all went to Lagoon... ( I must give Amy the credit because it was her idea to go) Anyway, We spent the whole day at Lagoon for Our Birthday Celebration. This was Gracelyns and Abbe's First time at Lagoon.

Gracelyn enjoyed the little rides but she went full force and rode many of the bigger rides. Gracelyn was 38 inches and you have to be at least 36 to start riding some of the bigger rides. Gracelyn rode Rattle Snake Rapids, Scrambler, Tilt a Whirl, The Big Boat one and even the Log Ride.

Abbe was able to ride the Carousel and the train ride with everyone. Abbe LOVED the Carousel. Her Little face was priceless. She had the biggest grin on the whole time while riding the carousel.

It worked out the best for all because there was so many of us there that Bill and I were able to enjoy some of the Adult Rides. There was always someone that didn't want to go on the rides. Bill and I were able to do the Large Bungee swing that you have to pay extra for. Papa Martinez did it with us as well. It was so worth the $15 dollars each. Papa Martinez was great and pulled the rip cord for us!!
While we were there we had an old time family picture session done. The pictures turned out great!!

We also watched one of the performance shows with the dancing and singing. Gracelyn kept commenting on all the the performers accessories. There was some hat on one of the boys she didn't like, but many of the girls shoes and dresses were a big hit.

The girls were great the whole time but were VERY tired by the end of the day. We were gone 14 hours.

Friday, June 12, 2009


This is a photo group that is on my wall in my living room. It has been there a while but is well over do for blogging about it. This has a lot of sentimental value to it. The top picture is a picture of me when I was few weeks old. Then I have a saying that I came across and love. It states, "Diamonds my be precious... but Daughters are Priceless."
What is wonderful is my mother saved the dress that I was wearing in the picture and I decided to have both of my daughters pictures taken in my dress. I do plan that after I am done having kids and girls then I plan to frame my dress and add it to this wall photo group I display in my living room.
Hope you enjoy. I love it!

Watching my Garden Grow!!

I have never had the desire to have my own garden but I must have been bitten by some weird bug this year. I have been itching to have my own garden. Besides our flower beds needed some work so... instead of flowers we did food.
I decided to try out a few things to grow. I really wanted tomatoes. I bought 5 plants anticipating a few dying. But all 5 are growing strong. I even have found 2 little tomatoes growing on one of the plants.
I also planted little green peppers, jalapenos, green chilies, and 2 very huge zucchini plants. I also planted a few strawberry plants not pictured. The strawberries are not growing as well as the others. In fact I think 1 or 2 of the plants have died. Anyway, for the first time every growing something on my own I feel I am doing well. I am very proud of my job so far.
I now am having a crazy idea of possible canning my tomatoes so they don't go to waste. I think I may be crazy. We will see!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Food Storage

Food Storage!! We all know that it has been taught and encouraged that we have an emergency supply saved for disasters or loss of jobs. From the time Bill and I got married this has been something we both felt strongly about having on hand. It has been 3 1/2 years since we married and we have finally started. This is about 80 plus #10 cans of food.
From Lasagna, scrambled eggs with bacon, to fruit we are well on our way. This picture is a ledge that is on the side as you head down to our basement. We don't want to store it on the floor so until we get our shelves put in our cellar this is their home. We hope to continue to make this project grow till we have at least 1 year or more. We now need to get water stored. One thing at a time!