Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy early Birthday Mom!

I made a scrapbook calendar for my mom's birthday (November 2nd) and she got it today. She sent me an email saying she liked it and she appreciated all the time it must have taken. I'm so glad because I loved working on it for her. It's special to work on something for someone you love and think the world of.

I also created a scrapbook of my niece Rachel's wedding for my mother-in-law for her birthday. She called and told me how much it meant to her.

I'm very lucky to have these ladies in my life and I love them both very much.

FYI: the page above is from when we went to Six Flags this summer. Steven would not go NEAR any of the characters....dork.....

This is a great one: the picture of the cute lil girl is me on the birthday I got Huckleberry Hound. I LOVED him, and imagine my delight a few years ago when I found one at a doll show. I had to have him, and he has a place of honor in my home. I knew my mom would get a kick out of this.

And I'm glad mom's stuff came today because I managed to smuggle in some Halloween peeps in there. My mom loves it and we all know they're even better on Halloween itself!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Exercise Momma

This is an example of how I spend part of my evenings....

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Penguins, penguins, everywhere!

I was shopping for something else, and found the wonderful shower curtain. Perfect!

And I love this batik of a penguin. I first saw it during an art show at Tigard High School. Some of the art was for sale and I offered to buy this, but the young man who created it didn't want to sell. Well, at the end of the year Cari informed me that the young man had not picked it up at the end of the year, had left school, and her teacher said I could have it if I wanted it. OH YES, I wanted it and I think it's wonderful. The colors are perfect and he's so animated.

Penguins are vain, didn't you know?

Parents Night at Tigard High School

Tonight was Parent's Night (Seniors) at the Tigard High School football game. Since it's the game before Halloween they also carve pumpkins with the boy's numbers. Looks great!

Here they are, the class of 2008. I remember when most of these boys began, back in third grade. I remember Axel and Doug as first graders, playing around while Steven and Gunner were either at practice or at a game. Time sure flies.

Some of the nicest folks in the world.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A new friend

Today I found a new friend. You can't see it, but he's the softest penguin in the world! I adore him and he is going to hang out with me at work.

It will be tough for him to leave because he and Tigard The Tiger got along quite well today. They hit it off right away, and I have the feeling he may have to come home every once in a while for a "play date" with TTT.

TTT is very lovable. GO TIGARD!!! (he told me to say that)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nice Sunday

Today was a rather pretty day. I was working on scrap booking stuff, but took some time out for looking at the pretty fall colors right outside my backyard.

AND admiring my new penguin slippers. I love them. There, I said it. They're the bomb!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fun Weekend!!

Mark and I went to our friend's Joe and Mary's football game. Joe coaches an 8th grade Tigard Youth Football team. They were playing Hillsboro and we figured we'd catch part of the game and then use the gift certificate for Buffalo Wild Wings Linda and Glen gave us for Christmas.

The game was a lot of fun! Both teams played very well, with Tigard winning in the end. Mark and I do love us a youth football game.

So right after the game we headed on over to BWWs and had us some beer, some onion rings, fried cheese sticks, get the drill! And we got to watch the Oregon State/Cal game with a lot of other Oregon State fans. How fun was that? And what an ending! Oh my gosh!!!

Go Beavers!!!!!

Mark looks so serious here, but he was actually pretty relaxed and having a good time. Really!

This is why.....................nuff said????

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Sunday morning wallk

Today I decided to start my day with a walk. I drove over by First Tech in Beaverton, walked throughout the different streets, and it was beautiful, full of Fall colors. And LOTS of squirrels!

As I said, Fall color was everywhere. And the area is perfectly set up for walking.

Lots of wildlife around the lake and a nice way to start the day.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

One of those days.....

The boys have not been feeling very well, and now I'm starting to feel a bit "under the weather". So I got grumpy at work, thank goodness the day was almost over, and once home I find I just wanna curl up, whine a bit, and stare out the window at the rain. I love the rain: not sure why, I just do. But what I love about the picture above is that it's the same view I had outside of our front window before we tore our home down and rebuilt. There's comfort in having my same view, with a prettier home.
Baby planters always make me feel better.

Mark's cowboy boots. His mom gave them to me and I just love them. I think about what a cute and sweet little boy he must have been.