Thursday, April 26, 2007

quest 2k7

This is what I will be doing this weekend- quest 2k7 2 tickets to paradise

I am taking both J and SSD1 to Buena Vista tommorrow along with a couple of other boys from church- seems our youth are mainly male LOL. Our Pastor is going to be the lead chaplain for the weekend, that is pretty cool. And I am pretty charged to go to camp for a weekend.

I will be sporting my camera - so I will post up some pics on the flip.

Spent a session with a councilor and J this week and learned a few things, have been tasked with a few things and one will be to do Mom /Son activities for the " fun" of it, like a date day or something like that... this is tough cause I don't really know what is fun for him, hopefully we can come up with some ideas. If you think of something leave me a comment.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Geeeee I think I needed this

Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can.

- Thomas Merton

Sometimes God has a way of telling you a couple of times what needs to get into your fat head I needed to see this in print today and keep on trying to find ways to live like this more often.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

you are a career girl

You are a Career Girl!
You may not be a CEO yet, but you're well on your way to success.You take your career seriously, and you wouldn't stop working for any guy!An independent woman, you pay for your own car, clothes, and housing.And men appreciate that - at least, the ones as driven as you are.

Friday, April 20, 2007

the shape of things to come?

the changing shape of girls has been a bit of a struggle the last few months.... we are no longer the girlish can fit in " kids Clothing" shape, and we are in need of foundation pieces ( see below for the lime green bra) .... this is a tough place to be, not a junior yet, not fitting just right in anything, between pants sizes and bathing suits that don't fit, and the purchase this evening of 40$ worth of bathing seperates almost put me over the edge if you know what I mean.

and hair and make-up and shaving?? then there is the growing and changing unit at school- the teacher said i didn't need to go, I have already been through this with 3 boys...... but you know it still is different with a girlly.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Work work Work no Play makes QT a very grumpy girl

Just dashing off a quick note to my blog pals, I am working the Temp Job for a bit and on a computer for 7 1/2 hours a day so I am fried at night for anything funny to say. Sorry about this my blog suffers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

happy anniversary

8 wonderful years ago today- I married my buddy, my partner in crime and humor and love. today is better than yesterday and not as good as tomorrow- I can't wait for more tomorrows. Love this man.

go fly a kite

This saturday there was a kite flying festival in the park and here we are being silly and enjoying it, then we went to the school near the house and flew our own kites too.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

full of chocolate LOL :)

Your Eyes Should Be Brown
Your eyes reflect: Depth and wisdom
What's hidden behind your eyes: A tender heart
What Color Should Your Eyes Be?

Funny that is my real eye color LOL

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

the pedicure

we went to target and got flip flops and then we had pedicures done after a day walking at the zoo, it felt so good to sit and have our feet pampered.
Hh LOved it- she loved the green and the fun design.

this was her idea to stage this photo - she loved the same and different feet.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dirty little secrets meme

Dirty little secrets meme

1.The phone rings; who do you want it to be?
Publishers clearing house! Yeah I won a million dollars. That would be fun and good.

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Yep most of the time I return carts to the outside corral.

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
I think I’m a mix of the two – certainly people tell me I’m a good listener, and I am also a well rounded social butterfly.

4. Do you take compliments well?
Nope! But I always try to say thank you.

5. Do you play Sudoku?
Nah. Can’t wrap my mind around it.

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
Yes, Boy scouts has taught me well.

7. Do you like to ride horses?
It’s Fine – I always wanted one of my own.

8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
yes just once, I liked it though. And I had a friend who’s dad would take us up to their cabin in the mountains, that was always fun too.

9. What was your favorite game as a kid?
I liked the merry-go-round and hand clapping games, as well as jump rope.

10. If a person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, would you go for it?

11. Have you lied to get out of a date?
No I can’t think of a time when I did, I am pretty honest.

12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
Yes. Tolerance is the key, I feel.

13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
I would love to be pursued. I feel I am too easy though and wouldn’t know what to do.

14. Use three words to describe yourself?
Kind, sentimental, funny. (Is that right?)

15. Do any songs make you cry?
I can’t think of too many, but there are a couple of Martina McBride ones that do. “God’s Will” is one.

16. Are you continuing your education?
I’d love to study more in the future though kids seem to keep me busy at the moment.

17. Do you know how to shoot a gun? Y
es I do, you can find a pistol packing picture here at a prior entry on this blog.

18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
Photos- albums, 1st file folder in my drawer.

19. How often do you read books?
I try to read often, but I mainly get to magazines for length of articles.

20. Do you think more about the past, present or future?
I am a worry wart so I think I would say future and the things I do today that impact my future and my kids and Hubby’s too.

21. What is your favorite children's book?
A Hole is to Dig.

22. What color are your eyes?
Brown with a touch of green-gold . ( full of chocolate! )

23. How tall are you?
5 feet 3 inches

24. Where is your dream house located?
in the mountains or on a secluded beach ( away from the beaten path) …

25. Have you tried sushi?
Yes , love it.

26. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
Yes… a few times when I was a teenager / student.

27. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
more than a couple of years ago.

28. When was the last time you were at Church?

29. Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
to the High School and home again.

30. What was your favorite job?

31. Do you look like your mom or dad?
I think I look more like Mom, as I age even more so.

32. How long does it take you in the shower?
10-20 minutes, depending on what things need attending and where, exactly, I’m going to be going.

33. Can you do the splits?
No. Hahahahahaha.

34. If you could fast forward your life, would you?
No Way… there are so many things I would miss and even though it has been a lot of bad things lately as Garth so aptly put it I would have missed the pain, …..but I’d have missed the Dance.

35. What did you do for New Year's?
Watched t.v with Hh and S and had a quiet time.

36. Do you think The Grudge was scary?
Didn’t see it, because I don’t do Horror.

37. Could you relate to a character in Mean Girls?
No, I Have seen only part of this movie.

38. Do you own a camera phone?

39. What do you buy at the movies?
Drinks / candy / popcorn

40. Do you wear your seatbelt?
Yes , Always.

41. What do you wear to sleep?
Winter a t-shirt, summer my birthday suit.

42. Anything big ever happen in your hometown?
There is always something big happening in Denver – we are a hip cow town for sure.

43. Ever been to L.A.?
Yes and Anaheim to Walt Disneyland.

44. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?
No comment.

45. Are you a gullible person?
Very much so, and naive.

46. If you could have any job what would it be?.
I am still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, but if I could scrapbook at it that might be nice.

47. Are you easy to get along with?
Yes I like to think so, and pretty laid back.

48. What is your favorite time of day?
Ooooh, there are too many to choose – bedtime, breakfast, any time I get to see my sweety…

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Shoebox cards, great friends and photos

this book is too funny, I had to have my own personal copy - 20 years of so funny stuff , I saw it at Kate's house when we were there for spring break.

We ( Kate and I ) have had an ongoing card affair for about 4-5 years now. We don't own stock in hallmark but ....we could. I think I have purchased every one of the fresh ink line and sent them off to Kate, and other cards as well. They make me laugh and touch me and fill my life with joy. The cards record the everyday, the celebrations, the sadness and tribulations, they mark milestones and mundanes and they make me happy.

they reside in my house, in my car, in my purse, in my memento box and in my heart. They are Just Right . Another came in the mail yesterday filled with photos!! !! It is a funny card and S didn't get it but I laughed right off. On the front is woman at a desk in an office setting and it reads " the other day I clipped a recipe out of a magazine to prepare it at home." and on the inside it says. " Then I laughed and laughed . You should have been there. " I am so glad my friend Kate " gets me" I laughed and laughed too.

The photos are of our time together and the ones from Kate's camera- along with a disk and prints. I love that they are the same and different from the ones I took. That is the beauty of the camera and the eye of a friend. I am in love with her photos and perspective on the same events with different twists. I love a photo of sock and shoes that I had not seen the day we went to the zoo, oh I saw the socks- but this photo is the " girls" to a T, I took another perspective of them hair and head bands from the back, it is the " girls" to a T as well. The Girls are so funny together and have such funny taste ( though totally similar) they had a discovery the very first night we were there of a Lime green bra, that each one of them had one bought at totally separate times and in different locations. We laughed so hard we cried, with the funny antics and performances we watched that included the lime bras and the matching panties. Then the next day they were wearing the bras and little cami's and the socks and the sneakers. I am so happy that Kate " sees" through her lens a different view than I do .... I also made prints and left a disk of all my photos for her. I hope she will choose some to post up on her blog as well. there are some of me and some of Hh and lots of fun stuff altogether. We had a blast and now I think an Nebraska album may be in order.

I have layouts from our scrap days together too. I am so glad to get my mojo on at your house - Kate - and that we set up the table and got at the fun stuff.

my number

You Are 2: The Helper
You always put on a happy face and try to help those around you.
You're incredibly empathetic and care about everyone you know.
Able to see the good in others, you're thoughtful, warm, and sincere.
You connect with people who are charming and charismatic.

Friday, April 06, 2007

more can shots

Here I am giving the can to an assistant troop leader
Here to a boy - they loved these cans and openers too.

These were fun to make and give away. They all have a base of paterned paper and then the k& company boyscout line paper on the bottom of each can, with k & company BSA line stickers and some paint and assorted other things like ribbon. Each can had a cork cover on the lid, I stamped with staze-on ink in brown camping theme stamps from stampn-up

spongebob - for michelle

do y ou see him in the bottom of this photo of J and rasputin?

butterfly theme?

Your Birthdate: February 2

You're so intuitive, it's like you have a sixth, seventh, and eighth sense.
You connect with others freely and easily - and you tend to have many best friends.
Warm and caring, it's hard for you to close your heart to anyone.
Affection is like air for you - you need to give and receive it to survive.

Your strength: Your universal compassion

Your weakness: Your unpredictable mood swings

Your power color: Mauve

Your power symbol: Butterfly

Your power month: February

tattoo me?

You Should Get A Butterfly Tattoo
Sweet and sassyFor you, tattoos are a thing of beauty - not toughness
What Tattoo Should You Get?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

more water

A huge star fish - it was kind of blue, but photographed as a purple. there was a large white one too. on the lower wall.
the girls in a bubble that looks onto the penguin display they have a web cam for this display
there is another cam project with frogs there too
these fish are in this big cylindar tank and swim in circles all day long. LOL
Hh in the tunnel with all the cool sharks and rays and big turtles swiming all around.
this is coral and it was so pretty almost like an underwater painting.

more pictures

A rope bridge at the Henry Dorley zoo in Omaha NE and the girls on the bridge.
this is in the jungle- I really have enjoyed this part of our trip the last couple of times we have visited our friends.

This is a really great display, the monkeys and animals are all so close and out in the environs the waterfalls are so natural looking.
Jane and jane AKA Hh and Special doing the tarzan swing! I love this photo

Then we moved on to the aquarium- I love this part the best. this is an anemonie very cool stuff to see and do at this zoo. more photos to come.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

the roller skating museum

this was a cute piece of advertising, for pepsi
this wall was up front when we arrived just in the foyer - just a taste of what was to come inside.
see those plaid padded keep on your own shoe skates, I think my first pair of skates was just like those. then my older brother got a pair that looked a bit like the red shoe skates in the back.

this is the first patent for skates. The whole place was a blast! I liked it alot. if you are at all interested in skating on wheels this is a place to go.

friends :) always wear the same clothes

For about 6 years now at some point during picture taking we have managed to wear these clothes- the last day of my stay in NE with Kate we deliberately had Hh take this picture with our favorite things to wear :)

altered paint cans for our troop

these cans are going to the boys and scoutmasters tonight , during a court of honor.