Saturday, October 30, 2010

By Popular Demand, The McRib is Back!

In 1982, the McDonald’s Corp. unveiled a new sandwich oddly titled “The McRib.”

What’s odd is that the McRib is not made of ribs, but composed of boneless meat molded to resemble ribs.

“The McRib is made with a tender, boneless pork patty, covered in a hickory barbecue sauce,” says Julie Pottebaum, a McDonald’s Corp. representative.

Pottebaum also says the sandwich has 490 calories, 25 fat grams, 44 carbohydrate grams and 24 protein grams.

And it is back just down the street from my house. Now to find the time to get one!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I am now the proud owner . . .

. . . of the Mickey Mouse Halloween popcorn bucket! They are extremely rare and elusive. I had been to Disneyland twice to pick one up and tonight he came home to stay!! Thank you my friend for picking him up for me!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Love Story ~ Anthony & Michelle

With this being the year of Use it Up ~ Part Duex, I came across this layout from years past in one of the many classes I took and went in search of pictures to use! I found these two of Michelle and Anthony. Too darn cute!

Butterfly quilt

Here she is and she has already flown away! My latest quilt was a butterfly. Someone had seen my quilts and asked me to make a butterfly. I used lots of butterfly flannel and I love how she came out!

October Basic Grey class

Every month Kari and I attend the Basic Grey Monthly kit class at the Scrapbook Oasis. Basic Grey provides a kit spotlighting one of their paper lines. Here is the double page layout using the Oliver line and a few of my grandkids playing with cookie dough that resembled play dough!
Rebecca always adds two additional layouts to the class.
This is the first of Rebecca's layout designs ~ with a bit of alteration from me. These were fun pictures I took of Anthony at the Orange County Fair a few years ago.
This was Rebecca's second layout. The pictures were taken at California Adventure back in 2005. The scan cut off a bit of the right side of the layout along with the "e" in Adventure!
It was really hard for me to finish these layouts for some reason. I don't think this line was speaking to me.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Making Memories Vintage Groove Loveliness

Remember me mentioning that Making Memories now has a jewelry line called Vintage Groove. Not all Michael's carry this line yet, but the Michael's in Orange, CA (1802 E Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867) does. The Vintage Groove line is located at the beginning of the 2nd isle. This is a necklace that one of the designers made where they combined strands by weaving them and mix up the color by adding antique gold and silver. I will have to give this technique a try.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Guess what Sarge is going to be for Halloween?

Neutered! Yep, it was way past time. Now he can get his own doggie license as well. Sarge is doing well although Patrick is still a little shaky.

Field Trip to the Bowers Museum

I was fortunate to be able to attend Arianna's field trip to the Bowers Museum yesterday.

What fun we had.
This is her class. They are a bit rowdy! I have to had it to these teachers. They do a fantastic job with corralling all their energy.
The kids are learning about American Indians in school right now so that is what the docents concentrated on showing them.
After the museum, we went to the park for a sack lunch! Thank you Arianna for allowing me to accompany your class.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vintage Groove Jewelry Line available at Michaels

As I have mentioned to many of you, Making Memories now has a jewelry line called Vintage Groove. Not all Michael's carry this line yet, but the Michael's in Orange, CA (1802 E Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867) does. Kari, Ching and I took a field trip there on Saturday. The Vintage Groove line is located at the beginning of the 2nd isle. This is what Kari whipped up in less than an hour!!
Here is a close up of the bird portion.

Interesting October Fact

An interesting fact about October 2010: This October has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, all in 1 month. This happens once in 823 years.
And what would a blog post be without a picture? I was playing around with the Pottery Barn Kids Costume application on my iPhone. This is how happy my Anthony would be wearing a pumpking costume!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Decorating for the Holiday Season

The girls met me at the pumpkin patch last week for our annual trip. What fun we had. There were pony rides, time in the bounce house, a haunted house and an animal feeding pin. And then all the running around looking for the prefect pumpkin.

What better way to decorate the living room than with beautiful fall pictures.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rylee - Strike a Pose

What a fun day we had at the Cheesecake Factory. I started taking snapshots of Rylee and what a fun layout I created! I used Sketch 57 from Inspired Blueprints.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mirmar Airshow

Saturday we attended the Miramar Air Show. We left the house just before 8:00am to pick up Arianna, made a quick stop at McDonald's for a fast breakfast - then we were off!!
We had our own tour guide around the various static displays.
Gino was able to tell us about various thing on the airplanes. This is the F18, which is the new plane he will be working with there at Miramar.
Arianna was amazed at how big the C5 was. She said this was the biggest plane she has ever seen. We were able to walk right through the plane!
Just the guys chilling in front of one of the planes that Gino will be working on.
This is Miss Arianna inside one of the helicopters.
Of course the main draw of the day was a performance by the Blue Angels! A performance that never fails to be spectacular! It amazes me how closely they fly to one another. At times, they are flying 18 inches from one another while in formation.
There are actually two planes here. One is right side up, the other inverted!
Four planes here, 2 right side up, 2 inverted.
Can you see the water vapor on the wings of this plane? He was flying extremely fast here.
The precision at which these planes fly is truly amazing.
Just when you think, oh my gosh, they are going to crash - nope they just pass by one another!!
We then stayed for the twilight show and one of the performers was Shockley’s “ShockWave” Jet Truck with 3 jet engines attached to the back end. The jet truck had preformed earlier in the day, but the performance at night was stunning and exciting!! The F18 also came and did quite a few passes in full afterburner! That was another sight to behold (but alas - no pictures of that)!!
Then Robosaurus came and removed a car that was illegally parked on the flight line!
You can see the car here in his "hands".
The highlight of the evening (after the fireworks that rival Disneyland's) was the wall of fire. You can even see Robosaurus silhouetted here!