Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy 38th Honey!

The birthdays are FINALLY over!!! Dean is the last one of the bunch and his was Saturday. It was very low-key - just like Dean!! We just hung out at home. (I was VERY exhausted because the PBL Conference was Friday & Saturday.) Maybe we'll do lunch tomorrow, just him & I to celebrate.

Thanks for being a good husband and dad! We don't know what we'd do without you!!


Hope it was a good one! Love you!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy 11th Birthday Hayley

Dean had to go to the cities today for work so we couldn't have Hayley's party tonight. Instead we will have it on Thursday. Hayley also decided to wait until then to have her birthday meal out. She mentioned Apple*Bees - boy, do we like Apple*Bees or what?! Tanner chose it, I chose it and now possibly her! It's yummy food!!

Tonight I baked her cake and tomorrow night I will be decorating it. Hopefully it goes as smoothly as Tanner's did! She decided on a RockStar birthday party so I'll be decorating an electric guitar. Wish me luck! We're just so darn busy that she won't get to have her birthday sleepover/karoake party until the middle of November!! Better late than never!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Today I Turned...

28 ....... Again ........ :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Single Parent

Single Parent: A parent who cares for children without the assistance of another person in the home.

Yes, this has definitely been my life this week. Dean left on Sunday to attend some training for work in the cities. He returns tomorrow evening. NOT soon enough!!! It has been a CRAZY week. Besides working full-time, Hayley had dance two nights this week, the kids had Church school one night (which required a parent to also attend as it was acolyte training), work has been SUPER busy, I hurt my back last night throwing fifteen 40 lb bags of rock off my dad's truck so I have to ice it, making sure the kids' homework gets done, making my boss a cheesecake for Boss's Day, it's been raining which means I have to leave work to pick the kids up from school, take them home, and then head back to work, and I have to plan Hayley's birthday party that's next week. That's what I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure there's more....

Needless to say, tonight I'm doing much of nothing and I think I deserve it!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Golden B-Day Tanner!

Tanner turned 12 on the 12th! Happy GOLDEN Birthday!

Tanner chose to eat at Apple*Bees for his birthday meal. He even got sung to! And he LOVED it!! We had a family party with cake and ice cream. One of Tanner's cousins stayed overnight Friday and they had lots of fun! Here are some pictures of his day.

The cake didn't turn out the best but it's the first one I've done in five years so I think it's pretty darn good!

(Sorry your tribute is late Tan-Man but better late than never!)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Fall, Fall - Stay Away!

I am enjoying this nice weather so please stay away a little longer...

Or better yet - A LOT longer!

Monday, October 01, 2007

A Girls' Weekend

This past weekend was a Girls' Weekend. Just Hayley and me!

We started out by leaving Saturday morning at 9:00 for SF. We had plans to stop in M and meet Julie at the homecoming parade but it was just so darn windy- like hurricane windy! It just so happened that we were both heading to SF that weekend so we decided to try to meet up for lunch. Well, it didn't work out. But hopefully we'll get together soon!

We did some shopping, had lunch at IH*P (at Hayley's request), and did some more shopping! My friend Maria's little boy, Jordan, turned one! She had a birthday party at the Ram*da Inn. She put a lot of work into the party. She made up DVDs of all the home movies they've taken of Jordan and played those. She did a frog theme. She made a bunch of mini cakes with fondant and frog suckers. It was really cute! It was such a fun time - swimming, supper, presents, and cake! [I began babysitting Jordan when he was only five days old!! I baby sat for him for a semester. I was his 1st babysitter!!]

Then we stayed overnight at my sister, Shar's. Shar already had other plans to go out with her friends but graciously let us stay at her place. After a hard night of partying, Shar got up early to cook us pancakes for breakfast. Then we did some more shopping! For dinner, we ate at S*nic (at Hayley's request).

I bought myself a birthday present - even though it's a few weeks away! I've been searching high and low for a gold and silver watch - that I like. I finally found one!! It's awesome!! And I got a REALLY good deal on it and it was the cheapest one on my list. The hubby is happy! Plus I bought a gold and silver charm bracelet. I'll have to take a picture - it's really neat!

We finally got home about 5:30 pm on Sunday and boy, were we tired!!