Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Mallory!

It was Sunday, but I just want to wish my cutie youngest a Happy Birthday! I'm glad she came along to our family!

Anyone else heard of these FurBerries things?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

It's All about Me!!

My Dad was quite the photographer around the time I was born - and my mother was very photogenic as well. So, there are plenty of pictures of us. I believe he won a prize for a photo of me and mom when I was only a few months old. To the right is my big brother and me! He was good and protective!

My first Christmas to the right, and I'm not sure how old to the left!

My youngest brother asleep in the high chair, I am probably 4 or 5 in this pic!

My hair was straight as a stick as a kid... it was to the point of waiting to take out the foam curlers until JUST before the pictures were taken, so that there would be SOME curl!

Yeah, it looks like curls.. but .. Yes, my mother made my dress.. but don't ya dig the beaded purse?

Fast forward a few years.. probably 7th grade here. My grandparents grew roses in their garden.. next to my wannabe Farrah Fawcett hair.

One of my favorite pictures from college.. wish I still had the sweater!!

Ack! Dig the big old bangs?? This was when I was about 22.. on my mission for the LDS church in England!

My four generations.. my son Brennan, my mother Nancy, and my grandmother Jessie (Tjitske) who was born in Holland.

And then my sweet Jessica, named after her great grandmother!

I'll need to get a pic of all of us.. I just love this one taken in my parent's backyard!

Just a few highlights of my life!
Happy Birthday to me!

(okay, and so my layout doesn't look so great... I'm working on it!!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I could eat myself silly!!

With my birthday coming up, I'm getting emails with yummy invitations!

Cold Stone Creamery for a Love It creation!
Red Robin for a Gourmet Burger of my choice! (Mushroom Swiss burger, most likely!)Molly Branigan's for a Complimentary Entree (local Irish pub - yum!)

So, when will the feasting begin?

What is YOUR favorite place to go for your birthday?
This is me and my Mallory, and my little sis Laura. We got together to celebrate my mom's birthday last week. Not a great pic.. but oh, well.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Hannah, Montana, Bobana, Fofana...

If you ever need to get a preteen girl to help you do some dirty work? Let her bring her cd player and whatever music she wants and you will get a good chunk of time out of her!

When it rains here, I swear that there are weed seeds in every raindrop! And the fact that we have no grass in either the front or back yards means that shortly after the rain, the weeds start popping up.

In times past I have pulled them in the back yard myself, rather than fight with my children. Well, with the promise of a Sonic treat, I lured my girls into the back yard to pull weeds. So, we listened to Hannah Montana and Sugarland and cleared probably 75% of the green monsters! They are fairly easy to pull, so I promised dinner out if we kept going! Now we are just waiting for DH to finish work, and we'll go to Red Robin, and everyone will get shakes! (Usually I am a cheapo, maybe one shake gets shared..)

Happy Weekend, everyone!