Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy All Hallows Eve!

Hi!  Here's my co-worker and me.

This is Skully.  He's had fun sitting on my boob all day!

 Weekend before last was my niece, Tamara's 13th birthday.  She had a sleepover with 6 friends and we all had a great time.  My sis wanted me to go and help with the party and of course I wouldn't have missed it for the world.  We split into 2 teams and had a scavenger hunt on Del Mar (the main street that goes down to the ocean and the San Clemente Pier) by going into the retail stores and restaurants that were open past 7pm and since it was a foggy night it was quite eery which made it more fun.  After that we had pizza and then headed to a frozen yogurt place.   Then we went back home so the girls could take the gingerbread houses that I bought at IKEA and make them into haunted houses.  Some came out great and some well....they won't become architects any time soon!!  
Two more girls came later.  The b-day girl is the barefoot kid.

We sang h-b-day and they ate the dessert and then it was off to the yogurt shop

Remember when we had small butts & we could share a chair with a friend?

All ready to decorate

Uh oh!


Well, I'm off to meet with some princesses, ghosts, goblins and some super heroes, they need their candy. 

Have a fantastic All Hallows Eve!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Sadie is 1400 Miles Away!

My sweet daughter left on a jet plane to make her new home in Austin, Texas, boo hoo, sniffle, sniffle.  On August 23rd she left California with a little savings and no job.  Within a week though, she had 3 job offers and is now happily working for a large vitamin company.  She is staying with her best friend's family and will move out when she is ready.  Barely there 3 weeks and she's already purchased a car and cowboy (cowgirl?) boots!

This is a pic of us on her last day in CA just before leaving for the airport.  She plans to start a photography business and TX is a great place to do that since they are FAR more business friendly than CA is.  Two years ago, she had spent about 6 months just outside of Dallas, TX on a temp. project and called me when she was there and said she LOVED TX, the people are so friendly and that she might just move there someday.  Well, someday arrived and she is happy.  As a mom that is all you really want for your kids.

The following are some pics that were taken of her in the first month of living in Austin.  She modeled for a friend's photography business and I borrowed the pics from her blog.  They are very sweet and show Sadie's personality.  Is it alright to say that I love these pics or is that bragging???

If you live in the Austin area, her friend, JJ does creative photography and you can find her here:

I've been a bit depressed lately and haven't felt like blogging.  I've been busier at work so hopefully it's a sign of the economy getting better!  Been going thru some changes that I'll write about when I can wrap my wits around it and can explain in a sensible manner. 

I'll be back soon!