Thursday, November 14, 2013


I am not a fan of giving to schools more than I need to.  I already spend $100+  on school supplies, get teacher gifts, join the PTA, give for earth quake stuff, give for the needy , give for the library, give my time to be Art Docent, give food, give money for Life subscriptions, and say again.....give give give!!!  I still have one more child to enter school.  Who, BTW who will already be 6, but that is another sorry.  I get it and people may not agree with me.  I give and give to help the teachers and the CHILDREN.  However, it stinks!  I am sick and tired of it.  I do not care to give more.  I am done.  Judge all you want!  Judge, judge that I did not have sponsors for Jog-a-thon!  Hell, there is a play in March, three more fundraisers   Maybe if the PTA did not offer the 'bling wear' then they would get more money for the school.  BTW, I have the bling wear and still give.  I am sick of having to live up to all of  this.

So go back to my first sentence..........I will give.  However, if I have any sense left in this extremely busy more needless stuff for school.  Remember college when you just got by, but all was well!  Well, the kids getting by now adays contains Smart boards, microphones, days off, bling wear, plays with kids flying (yes, my kids will be in it) and four course lunch meals which the kids never eat.  Oh wait, now they have breakfast.  WE LIVE IN THE OC, REALLY!!  WOW.  I am sorry school, but you get my $20.00 and I will do so until my children are old enough to realize they are not getting a key chain or slice of pizza for lunch like the rest of the kids.  Then and only then, because I do not want my children to me mocked....will I give more than needed.  Thank you Jog-a thon.  Oh wait, the kids had so much fun with the sound system and DJ.  

After that day, I felt more inclined to work out. .....Still am.  Lets see if the back holds up! 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Grandpa Came & The Sox Won!

Grandpa came out to see us!  I do not think he really wants to see me at all, it is all about the grandkids.  This time he taught Drew how to tie his shoes.  I love it!  The kids love their grandpa and I love my daddy so much that when I see him it is as if I had seen him every week as opposed to every 6 months or so.  

What made the visit even sweeter was the World Series of Baseball!  Loved it!  I have so much Red Sox gear to wear and so do the was meant to be!  The kids had a great time with my daddy.  I loved eating The Hat, him helping to get the kids ready for school, driving to dance, going to the dentist, and of course watching movies that I normally would not watch.  Oh, and taking naps in the morning.  I love me my daddy!  I regret to say...I am too much like that man!  


Look at our baby boy Drew!!!  Of course, I did a TBT for this picture after the Sox WON!

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Flu....not here???

I know many people do not like my 'children crying' pictures, but they are real life for me.  Yep, another reason for many of you to laugh at our family. 

So, not too long ago, Lillian had her 4 year old check up.  I promised her she would not get a shot.  Well, momma did not realize that this is flu shot time and she was going to get one.  So she threw a fit.  The below picture was not her getting or even knowing she was getting a shot...she was just crying to take her dress off.  HUmmmmm, why has Derek never gone to any doc appt past the two week check up..hummmm.  Lilly is in good health, beside her epilepsy, and got her shot.  She was PISSED!

Then the following week Drew and Em had appointments for their shots.  Ya, it was glorious.  Emma screamed and screamed and screamed and screamed and more...and screamed!  I swear I tune her out because back in the day I would be sweating.....maybe my ups in meds help too, hahahhaa.  Drew got the dreaded 'prick' first while I heald his sweat hand.  He just had one tear.  Then he was fine.  Emma, that crazy girl, said, "oh that is it?"  Whatever, Emma!  She puts poor Nurse Sam through the gauntlet for a shot.  With mommy exhausted, but not sweaty, we headed to Yogurt Town for a treat.  Now just mommy and daddy need to get shots.  I will be fine.  Derek, is just like Emma!

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9years & a Beer Fest!!!

I can not believe that we have been married for 9 years, well now over 9 years!  So much has happened! Three kids, a few moves, Derek getting a new job, and our life getting crazy day by day!  Derek and I decided to go to Kiaro in Fullerton (love the fresh sushi) then headed over to Hero's.  I am sure we were home by 10pm!  Oh how things have changed!  I am hoping that for our 10th that we will be heading somewhere on a plane!!!!!!!!!

However............Since I rarely get Derek to go anywhere I was extremely excited that he agreed to go to Ventura for the weekend for the California Beer Festival.    OMG, so much fun!  Even if you do not drink it is so much fun!  Listening to bands, talking to crafters, talking with people, and just people-watching is GREAT!  Dale, Suzie, Uncle Alan and Aunt Cindy all went there last year and this year we joined them along with Dwayne and Elisa.  Alan is definitely a pro.  We just followed him and his hat/shirt around.  We were all running to keep up with him.  We hung out, drank, talked and had a blast.  We even walked to dinner and then a bar after.  I still can not believe everyone made it to dinner after standing in the hot sun all day with!!!  

My favorite part was back at our hotel when we sat by a fire and talked.  AWE, I am becoming sappy yet!  

Oh and like we normally do, we headed to Hero's for lunch before picking up the kids from their WONDERFUL WONDERFUL GRANDMA!!!!  Thank you Linda!  Also, I must give a huge shout out to my mom who drove the girls all over town for ballet class and rehearsals!  Love ya mom.....even if you are now in Georgia!
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Summer's End 2013 #2

Once again, I am so tired since I had to fix the blog...argh!  Right now I do not care about writing more!

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Summer's End 2013 #1

My crazy computer made me break up my last post......I am not going to write anything, over it since it took me forever to fix the problem!

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