Monday, October 26, 2009

Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm in one day

Sunday Patrick and I decided to spend a couple of hours at Disneyland. We wanted to ride Space Mountain with the spooky overlay before it was gone. I am not sure when they will be taking it down, but if you can get over there soon, it is a fun addition. At 10:30 there was a 75 minute wait. We waited. I was really glad that I had recently downloaded the Kindle application for my iPhone. I spent much of that time in line reading a book.
When we got off the ride we walked around a bit, did a little Christmas shopping and then thought we would go over to California Adventure to see the fall decorations. The line to get into California Adventure was kind of long so we didn't go in. It was also lunchtime so off to Knott's Berry Farm for a Pink's hot dog. You don't actually have to go inside the park, they have a temporary stand set up next to the gift shop just outside the main gate.
I had a chili dog, Pat had the bacon, cheese, chili, tomato and onion dog and a chili burger.
Hey, if you get a craving, they are open late! (I don't recommend going late until after Halloween due to the Haunt going on over there)

Egg Rolls and Fried Rice

The family got together Saturday. As I was looking at this photo, I wish there were a few more people in it. Frannie, we missed you guys not being able to make it out west. Darleen and Ryan were in Texas and couldn't be here as well. And we are missing one dog - Butter, you are forever in our hearts.
One of the meals that Gino wanted when he was home on leave was homemade egg roles and fried rice. I had the opportunity to make that dinner on Saturday. The family was over and the dinner turned out really good! My mom made a fresh coconut cake and I made chocolate ice box pie. What a fun evening was had by all. These pictures are the only ones I got of the food. As you can see, I was putting away the lefteovers and halfway through my cake!

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Project

Last weekend I went to the Scrapbook Expo with my bff Heather. I picked up this canvas project created by Quick Quotes. It is designed so that you can switch out the photo. The lighting is really bad this morning so the picture is a little dark. All I had was black tulle to hang it with. I plan to switch out the tulle with some really nice satin ribbon.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just a little productive today

I was a little productive today. I hung the majority of my dandle bracelets in the closet today. Now I can see at a glance what I have and which pretties match what I am wearing that day!

I have also been working on clearing the DVR of recorded shows. It is really nice to watch 3 or 4 of the same show in succession instead of having to wait until the following week for your next fix! I watched the season finale of Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva (man do I hate the cliff hangers and then the wait until the next season starts up). Did you see Grey's Anatomy? I bet Lizzy comes back as you never did hear exactly what the Chief said to her. Oh, did you see Bailey on Private Practice? Would it be nice if she volunteers to be layed from Seattle Grace and joins Private Practice!! Wouldn't that just be the bee's knees??

I watched the 48 Hours Mysteries on Saturday about the murder of little Caylee Anthony in Florida last year. You can find a recap here. I believe the mom to be guilty. I mean seriously, who loses their little girl for 30 days and spends that 30 days partying instead of forging for help? Her parents admitted to doing anything to protect their daughter and I think that they are choosing to be blind to some of the facts. They have hired some bull dog attorneys who basically will question the validity of the states limited evidence. I hope justice, whatever it is, will be done in this case.

Too Darn Funny

This was one of the commercials from the Super Bowl. I love it and it makes me laugh every time I see it!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

This is the group picture from Monday night when I met up with Jillian and the kids & Darleen, Ryan, Rylee and Christina to pick pumpkins for the grandkids. Everyone had a great time. The kids jumped in the jumper, rode the ponies, feed the animals, went through the "Haunted House" and then played in the jumper again. I can't wait to scrapbook the other pictures. Stay tuned for those layouts to come soon!! We all met up last year to get pumpkins. I am hoping this may become an annual event ~ at least until the grandkids no longer want to come!

For this layout I used products from the October Urban Anthology kit. I have to say, this is one of my favorite kits that Kari has made!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where Will You Be In 5 Years

I saw this posted on Stacy Julian's blog and loved it so much I purchased the book.

"Whether you're five or 105, you have a lifetime ahead of you - so renew your dreams? What are you passionate about? What is something you've always wanted to do but haven't done? Right now is a good time"

And now I ask you, where will you be in 5 years?

Marks Paper Company

Have you heard? Marks Paper Company has entered the digital age. The have two new digital kits that you can check out here!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Final Pictures from the Trip

I never thought that you would hear these words from me, but I didn't get a lot of pictures this trip. And then some of the ones I bought from the cruise photographers, didn't make it home with me. Bummer of all bummers as I can never get those pictures again.
Here is our sail away picture!! Notice the fruity drink of mine is almost gone!!
Dinner photo with my one and only! (Love this man and all that he does for me - he wasn't feeling well this night, but came to dinner anyway.)
Group shot of our dinner mates. Gino and Brianne had met Don and Nancy before. I am fortunate to shared this cruise with them. What wonderful couple they are. We may have the pleasure of sailing with them again.
Two of the most handsome men on the ship and I have the good pleasure of being related to both of them.
My parents are so very proud of their grandson!
My Pat, me, Brianne and Gino.
We would go to the shows every night. I even got to play bingo most days! I never won, but it is fun to play.
The late night buffet was a taco bar, and wouldn't if figure, it was on Thursday night! Not quite Don Jose, but at least it was tacos!!
Pat and I took part in the bath robe party!
Posing with the props in Cozumel.
Well you know, what happens in Cozumel, stays in Cozumel.

That is about the best of the best of my pictures. I am hopeful to get a few more from other people on the trip.

Isle Roatan

Roatan was a lovely island. Don and Nancy & Gino and Bree & Patrick and I caught a cab off the dock and Lincoln gave us a quick tour on the way to the beach.
Oh guess who else went to the beach with us? Yep, Lambie came to the beach. Even though he wore no sunscreen he didn't get burnt. Poor Pat was coming down with something icky, but came to the beach with me anyway.
I just love the warm waters of the Caribbean. I could only enjoy it in measured doses as I burn so easily.
Here is Lambie and I just enjoying the sites and reading a magazine.
Gino and Don went snorkinling. They said it was pretty cool.
I don't snorkle as I can't keep my head under water longer than, maybe 2 or 3 seconds, so I did the next best thing - the glass bottom boat! The sites were stunning! I was the only one on the boat. A 45 minute tour, all by myself. A little creapy, but I did ok.

I really enjoyed our time on the island. I only wish we had more time there.

On Deck for the Cure

On our ship, they had an On Deck for the Cure fundraiser. For a donation of at least $10.00 you got a t-shirt and pink (almost goes without saying pink) rubber bracelet. Brianne, Nancy and I walked 1 mile around the ship. The cruise director said that our cruise raised over $1,000. She indicated that they have been averaging $1,000 per cruise.