Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pinewood Derby

Here is Cameron getting ready for his first Pinewood Derby. I wish I had more pictures, but my batteries died right after we got there. He was so excited for everything involved with making this car. Chris helped him cut the car into the shape he wanted. He was a little afraid of the saw, but soon he was a pro at it. He decorated the car all by himself, paint, decals and all! On Tuesday, I'll get a picture of him with his awards. He won awards for "Most Decals" and "Fastest Car in the Pack". We are so proud that he did the work by himself. We know the sometimes the dads can get a little carried away, but we were trying to teach him the importance of doing it himself.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Up in The Air

Well, things are up in the air here for a while. Chris' mom passed away on Thursday, January 22nd. We are very sad but we know she was ready to go. We will be going to to be with the family in the near future. To add insult to injury, Chris's position at PDM was terminated. Officially he was laid off on Monday. We are doing okay, a little nervous, but okay. Thank you Andrea and Chene for all the support. Andrea came up and spent the day with me today, to get my mind off of what happened. I soooooo needed that. I'd been crying too much and I needed a break. Chris does have an interview with a company in Benicia, which is in the Bay Area. He leaves tomorrow morning at 9 for a 1 o'clock interview. Keep your fingers crossed! More info to come. We don't know what will be happening in the next couple of days, but I'll try to post updates.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ashlan's New 'Do!!



Ashlan has been asking for quite a while for a haircut. I kept telling her no. Well, I broke down and cut it for her. She was very excited!!! I think I ended cutting off about 7 inches. Wow she had long hair!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

8 Things About Me!

8 Things About Me

Here are the Rules:
1) Post rules on your blog
2) Answer the six '8' items
3) Let each person know by leaving them a comment

8 Favorite TV shows
1. The Mentalist
2. Fringe
3. So You Think You Can Dance
4. E.R.
5. Grey's Anatomy
6. Bones
8. America's Next Top Model (sad, I know)

8 Things I did yesterday(what an exciting life I lead)
1. went to Wal-Mart
2. played Littlest Pet Shop with Ashlan
3. the never-ending laundry
4. fought with Cameron to wash the dishes
5. made cards
6. watched CSI Miami
7. went to lunch with Chris
8. took Kayleigh to Jade's house

8 Things I look forward to
1. 2 new nieces or nephews
2. Checking peoples blogs
3. school time
4. being more organized
5. my trip to Indio with Andrea
6. Being with family
7. Cameron's 1st Pinewood Derby
8. Ashlan losing her two front teeth

8 Favorite Restaurants
2. Casa Mexicana (in Lodi) :(
3. Gold City Grill
4. Black Bear Diner
5. Del Taco (not really a restaurant, but I love it)(me, too Natalie)
6. La Comida
7. Red Robin
8. Macaroni Grill

8 Things on my wish-list
1. Get healthier/skinnier
2. my kids not arguing (is this even possible?)
3. be a better mother and wife
4. taking the kids to Disneyland
5. Go on a REAL vacation!!
6. buying a house
7. the Cricut!
8. selling my cards to shops in the area

People I Tag
Anyone who wants to...

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Okay, I need some help here. I have an old picture of Chris' parents (Keith and Diane), an engagement picture, I think. Keith wrote a sweet love note to Diane on the back of it. What I'd like to do is superimpose the writing onto the picture. My problem is that I want in Keith's handwriting. I've scanned both sides of the photo, I just don't where to go from here. If anyone has any ideas or websites that can do this, PLEASE let me know.