Thursday, December 29, 2005

Christmas Morning.

Early in the morning...

Early Christmas Morning

... and after the kids come downstairs...


It was such a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Today is the official 1st day of Winter. It was 90 degrees today here in the inland areas of Southern California. You read that right... 90 degrees. The surf is high along the coast, up to 20 feet in some areas.

With the exception of Hawaii, where we hope to live again someday, I can't think of any other place I'd rather live.

I'm not a cold-weather person so this is totally working for me.

The weatherman says that on Christmas Day we should expect a high in the 70-degree range. Right on!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Isn't she Lovely?

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Isn't this the prettiest darn electric mixer you've ever seen? I thought so. Meet my brand-spankin' new Kitchenaid heavy duty mixer in a lovely shade of Pistachio...

I took this picture yesterday right before I used it for the first time. It took me so long to use this thing... I actually bought it almost 2 years ago, but I thought it would be just too much trouble to take it out, get it dirty, clean it up again, etc... Boy, was I wrong. I think this is the best invention since sliced bread (and the iPod, of course)... Made my Christmas baking a heckuvalot easier, that's for sure.

I'm only halfway through my baking though, so I don' t have pics to share just yet. I ran out of butter and flour. So I'll resume my work tomorrow and show you all the results when I'm all done. I actually can't wait to get back to work!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Command Christmas Party

Last Saturday the girls and I attended a childrens Christmas Party sponsored by my husband's command on Camp Pendleton. There was food, drink, crafts & movies for the kids, jumpy houses, and of course... Santa. This is how close my triplets would get to Santa...


Presents or no, they just didn't care for Santa at all.

They preferred to stay within arms reach of the big red guy.

After Santa completely left the building, I got this shot...

Christmas Party

I guess there will be no picture with Santa this year. Have a look at the last 2 years' pics:

Is it just me, or is there a pattern beginning to develop that shows that things are just getting worse?

Monday, November 28, 2005

today's entry is brought to you by the number "35"...

Today is my birthday. I'm 35 years old. eeek, did I just say that out LOUD?

It wasn't as fun as birthdays in years past; in fact, it was kind of suck-y. Must have everything to do with the husband being like 45 million miles away, eh? No one to take me out to dinner, no one to take me shopping... although I did get some kewl gifts from my parents and my sister. I'm hoping for a more fabulous celebration next year.

So, I'm 35 years old.


Oh, guess what I did yesterday? I dyed my hair DARK. Okay, my hairdresser actually did it, but I made the big decision... She says that more people are going darker these days and ditching the light hair. So I guess I'm sorta keeping up with what's new and happening... It's not black-black, but it's like a black cherry. I wanted dark and I got dark. So long, highlights... I was so tired of them. My hair looks shinier and healthier. I'll take a pic when I'm not so lazy.


Saturday, November 26, 2005

our Thanksgiving...

Well, Thanksgiving was a little somber without my husband... But we all perked up when he called us that evening, from who-knows-where. The girls and I (all six of us) enjoyed a simple Thanksgiving meal with just our favorites. It was so low-key, it made me wonder why I usually go all out and work myself until I feel faint. It was a bit of relief, not having company. {Really} Hmmm... maybe we could do this EVERY year!

No pictures to share, but we did have a great dinner. I hope you all had a fun holiday as well!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

christine needs...

So I was visiting Colleen's blog today (she's one of my regular stops), and she posed this question:

"So, what's up with your name? What needs do you have according to Google?"

Let me explain. There's this new thing going on in "Blogland" where people are typing in "{your name} needs" in the search box and writing down the first 10 things that come up in the search results. So I typed in, "Christine needs" into my Google toolbar and this is what Google claims that I am currently in need of:

1. Christine needs help.
Um, yeah. Tell me something we all didn't know already.

2. Christine needs your active support.

3. Christine needs to have an attorney.

4. Christine needs a new fashion template.
Well! I admit it has been forever since I've been shopping for myself, but...
Is it really that bad?

5. Christine needs to go.
Am I in trouble?

6. Christine needs to see her doctors.
It appears I am sick.

7. Christine needs some lovin'.
That's for sure... my husband has been gone for FOUR LONG MONTHS. :: sigh ::

8. Christine needs you to vote.
Too late, sister. Election day has passed.

9. Christine needs to get some rest.
That's for sure. Two teenagers and the triplets, a house, a dog and numerous other commitments... I'm pooped!

10. Christine needs to get a life.
What the...
Is someone spying on me?

That was fun blog entry for today. But all these needs have given me some food-for-thought for today...

By the way,
what do you need?

Thursday, November 10, 2005

dinner tonight.

Homemade Potato Soup.

In the words of Rachael Ray, one of my favorite Food Network personalities...


Wednesday, November 09, 2005



My girl is a working girl now. I can't believe it.

Well, she is 17 years old after all. I shouldn't be surprised, since I started working at 15-1/2...

She's so proud of herself. And I'm so proud of HER.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


We had a great Halloween. This year the triplets were old enough to enjoy it. They definitely loved the trick-or-treating!!!

Here are our butterflies...


and the entire gang: from left, Marisa, Kimberley, Julia, Malia and Kaia on the end (with our next-door neighbor as Tinkerbell)...


Hope you had a great Halloween, too!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Good-night Miss Moto...

Miss Moto was a good friend. She was with me for over 2 years and she did her job well as my trusted cell phone. It was hard for me to believe that she was coming to the end of her time here on earth. But once the screen went blank and I couldn't see my address book or caller id window, I knew it was imminent. It was just a matter of time.

Here she is at her final memorial today:

miss moto
Notice the signs of her illness on her CID window? :::sigh:::

And here she is in open position... {{ blank screen, sniff }}

miss moto2

She is such a goner. I was bummed so bad...

But alas, a FedEx package arrived at my door today...

... hmmmmm ...


miss sami
Heeeelllllo, Miss Sami!

I'm hoping that this relationship will be as long and trusted as with Miss Moto.

What a beauty!

(now I'm off to fill up my address book!)

Monday, October 17, 2005

YOU CAN DO IT! (the merit badge handbook for grown-up girls)

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This is my newest-found reading material and I'm completely taken by this book! It follows the Girl Scouts "recipe" for earning badges as you learn new things and try something you've always wanted to do. Except it's for "grown-up" girls like me who need a little support and guidance to get us to do new things! After all, don't most of us forget about all the things we used to dream of doing once we have families to take care of?

From the very beginning, it's so inspiring:

"Anytime you want you can leave behind the world as you know it and enter the world as you dream it..."

"The universe moves in mysterious ways when you truly commit to finding and following your bliss..

This book is really making me think of things I haven't thought about in YEARS. It's gently pushing me to go there again, to dream for myself. I'm loving it. My first assignment is to write down all my dreams. The dream-jogging questions I have to ask myself are something like this:

1. What childhood pursuits or pastimes would you like to pick up again? {hmmm...}

2. What would you do if you won the lottery, and money were no object? {oooooh, I'm gonna like this one...}

3. What would your perfect day contain from sunup to sundown? {I'm thinking sandy beaches, children staying at home with the Nana, margaritas, shopping, massage, etc...}

and so on...

I'm thinking this would also make one heck of a journal/scrapbook... Yeah...

Friday, October 07, 2005

Belated Birthday Photos

What... not a single blog entry for October yet? That's a shame, as this may be my favorite month of the year. {{ Note to self: I must make a point of documenting how I spend this month... }}

Unfortunately, I have to back-track back into September. I don't know how it happened or why, but I totally forgot to post a picture of my daughter, Kimberley, on her 15th birthday! I know, BAD MOM! I think it just slipped my mind. I've been meaning to do it, so here she is:


She's a little cutie, isn't she? She's a good kid, too. She's got a temper, that's for sure, but a very good heart. I can't really believe she's 15 now because she was our baby for so long. She was 12 years old by the time the triplets came bursting into our lives. Poor kid, she had it made back then... Sometimes I wonder if this all has been too much for her because since the little ones arrived, she's kinda detached herself from her dad and I. I don't know, it could be the age, or the circumstances. I guess it's hard to go to being the middle child after being the baby for so long...

I look forward to when I can devote a lot of my time and attention to Kim. This year it's nuts with my husband being deployed and also being my oldest, Julia's, senior year in high school. I think Kim is just going to have to work with us this year. But once her sister is in college, I really want to focus my energy on Kim. Hey, I've only got a limited time with these kids, I've got to make the time count. Before I know it, they'll be grown adults and it will be too late!

Here are a couple more shots of the day, which by the way, was September 15:

Kaia with the plastic cake cover on her head...

birthday cake
... and Kim's mini-birthday cake and flowers from a friend ...

Monday, September 26, 2005

triplets + church = STRESS!

Truth be told, I haven't been to church much since my triplets were born... Everyone who knows me knows how much I love my Catholic faith, how much it means to me to keep God first in my life, but circumstances have really changed since the triplets were born over 2 years ago. Let's just say that my parish priest and I are not on a first-name basis; and that's just WRONG.

I guess the move to Southern California from Hawaii has something to do with it as well... I mean, moving to a new town, starting over with a new parish, etc... And then there are the TRIPLETS. Honestly, we have tried a few times to take them to mass with us since they've been born, and most times it has been almost disastrous. I mean, it's amazing how quiet and content they can be when they are at home; but step into a church for prayer and reflection... I believe that they think it's the perfect time to scream and fight and cry and run, etc... And so it went at mass yesterday morning...

{{{ sigh }}}

But, I will try again next Sunday. And for a few more Sundays after that. I'm determined to help them learn how to behave in church. God please give me strength.

My Girls

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Fall is Here!

Have I ever mentioned how very much I love the autumn season? Well, in a nutshell, it is my very favorite season! I love how the oranges and deep yellows and browns appear everywhere, I love the cooler and crisp air that surrounds us, I love the clothes that we are able to wear on account of the milder weather (although I have been known to wear my rubbah slippahs year-round), I love the apple season, and of course, my two favorite holidays are Halloween and Thanksgiving!

This morning's news report says that Fall will arrive at appoximately 3:30 here on the West Coast! I feel like I should celebrate! It's been a terribly hot summer here in Southern California, so I welcome the beautiful Fall weather with open arms! WELCOME! WELCOME!

I found some cute wallpaper to change my desktop on my computer... Don't these images make you feel like fall is really here?

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

I'm Back!

Man, oh man... September has been the month of illnesses within our household. First terribly bad colds, then the stomach flu... ACK! But alas, we are all better now. Thank goodness!

Today was a good day. First off, I heard from my husband. He's currently in Greece and he called us on the phone today. It was such a relief. I just miss him so much. And I have 4 more months to go before he gets back. How am I going to do this?

Well, the good thing is he is safe and sound. That's what's most important. I don't know when I'll hear from him again and that really bums me out. There's a good chance that it will be a significant amount of time before he's close to a phone again. ::: ugh :::

On another note, I'm feeling really good today. I'm so happy to have beat the various illnesses that were really getting me down. I'm ready for some fun. As luck would have it, tomorrow (Tuesday) night is Bunko night for the Mothers of Multiples group I belong to. Perfect. I need to have some fun and get some time out of the house by myself. I anticipate that tomorrow will be another good day...

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


OMG, has it been TWO FULL WEEKS that I've been sick? Unbelieveable. This cold (which I am just now getting over) thoroughly kicked my a*s. Whoa. And don'tcha just hate being sick with a terrible cold when the weather is warm and sunny outside? That's the worst!

Well, to recap where I've been and a little of what I've done while I've been MIA here in blogland, here are some tidbits. On the last weekend of August, my little sis drove all the way down to Southern CA to see me and hang out with my family! It was kewl. We made cards, spent some time at David's Bridal (she's getting married in early 2006), stayed up late, etc... I really enjoyed having her here. Here are some shots of our fun at the bridal shop...

Kim trying on a gown...

Julia & Kaia
Julia & Kaia in the shoe dept...

Kaia & Malia
Trying to keep busy...

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Marisa isn't having much fun...

I have more stuff to share, but I'm short on time since this is the triplets' naptime, and my once chance to do all the important stuff I've been putting off until they fell asleep! I'll be back soon!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Scrapbooking at Midnight

Like any true scrapbooker would, I decided to start a page at just after midnight. Hey, it's quiet, I can get it done uninterrupted and I was really in the mood to create tonight (this morning).

This is what I came up with after starting about an hour ago:

My Story

It's the title page to the Book of Me/All About Me album I have just begun. I am following the challenges posted on the Simple Scrapbooks Message Board. I'm so thankful that this challenge came up because I've been meaning to get this album going for so long! Yes, it's a simple layout but it's a title page so I thought simple was appropriate here.

Thanks for taking the time to look. Now I'm off to bed!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

::: Starting Preschool :::

My triplets attended their very first day of "preschool" on Tuesday.

Technically, it's not your traditional preschool. It's our local school district preschool's "2-year-old program." But still, it's preschool, right?

I was so impressed by the teacher, the curriculum, etc... But most of all, I was impressed by these big girls --

The girls checking out the toys...

Marisa sitting at her table...

Malia balancing herself:

Kaia eating snack:

Malia & Marisa eating snack together:
Malia & Marisa

The staff treated them like the big girls that they are... Not like at home where they are pampered and fussed over by everyone. And you know what? They loved it! I certainly learned a thing or two on that very first day!

We're going back Thursday morning and I can't wait!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Excellent Weather We're Having...

Current temperature outside: 66 degrees F. (10:10pm)

Today makes the second day in a row that we haven't had to use our air conditioner. All I can say is...


Could this be the beginning of the end of the extreme heat we've been having for the past month? I sure hope so. I need a break. And so does my pocketbook! Running the A/C on a 2400 square foot house is getting freakin' expensive!

Until tomorrow! Stay cool, friends!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Guilty Pleasures

Ok, well... I'm working on someone else's circle journal right now. The theme of her CJ is "Guilty Pleasures." Since I'm determined to get my contribution for this CJ done (or at least started) tonight, I thought I'd put my ideas down before I design and create my layout. What better place to do this than on my blog, right?

So it got me thinking... Do I have any guilty pleasures? Anything frivilous that I do just for me??? Hmmmm... This is what I've come up with so far:

  • DAILY: My iPod Mini. It was one of the costlier purchases for myself during this year (I don't spend much on myself anymore), but it was so worth the money. I am totally getting the most out of this little dynamo. I listen to my faves in my iTunes music library most days.
  • WEEKLY: Starbucks. Ok, no biggie, but sometimes I feel bad when I buy a treat just for me. I don't even know why I feel guilty about it... Maybe because I'm not working anymore and since I could very well make my own cuppa joe at home? But then I think to myself, "Don't I deserve this?" The answer is always YES. I sooooo love that Grande NonFat No-Whip Mocha and I inhale its goodness each time I experience one...
  • BI-WEEKLY: Scrapbooking with friends at a CROP. Sometimes it's not easy to get out of the house, or I feel guilty for leaving my family for an entire day (although sometimes it's only for an evening), but I do push myself to just go. And when I finally get there, I'm always glad I made it. The uninterrupted time to myself to just sit and create and talk and laugh with friends is PRICELESS. I wouldn't give this time up for anything.
  • MONTHLY: Pedicures. I really try to limit myself to one pedicure a month. In between pedicures, I do change my own polish, etc. but it just isn't the same as letting someone else do it. So very relaxing. And don't forget those cute little flowers I like to get during the summer.
  • SEMI-ANNUALLY: Aveda Concept Salon. An entire morning with my hairdresser getting the much-needed haircut and highlights. Now, sometimes in the busyness of my life I sometimes let this go when I really shouldn't... But if I'm on time, I make it in to my favorite Aveda Salon every 10 weeks or so. And you can certainly bet that I enjoy every minute of it... especially the scalp massage I get while getting my hair washed... HEAVEN ... and before I leave, I stock up on all my favorite Aveda hair products. It's the best stuff out there, if you ask me!
  • A COUPLA TIMES A YEAR: Massage. OMG. I feel unbelieveably good after a good massage... So stretchy and limber, so not stressed-out, kinda tingly... I really should make time more often for this, but I'm lucky to get out of the house sometimes!

So what do you think? Should I feel guilty? To be perfectly honest, I don't think I should feel guilty one bit. But they are my little indulgences; things I treasure and appreciate because they are out of the ordinary day-to-day stuff I do for myself and my family. Thank goodness for the little things, huh? I think they keep me sane!

I'll try to post my layout by tomorrow night...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Summer Vacation comes to an end...

"The Big Sisters", as I affectionately call them, went back to school today. It was so quiet in the house, and so unfamiliar. Funny how I got so used to them being home all day with me and the triplets...

Ok, ok... I MISSED THEM...

... a little...

Sunday, August 07, 2005

"Last Night an iPod Saved My Life..."

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Thank heaven for my little green iPod Mini... I love her so much... She totally came through for me yesterday in a way I never would have imagined...

So, it was a stressful afternoon with the triplets on Saturday. Nothing major, but they had thoroughly made a mess of the living room and family room, including digging in some mashed-up crackers into my couch, spilling their drinks (accidentally on purpose) on to the tile floor in the entry way, and taken every toy they own out of their play area and spread it out on the entire first floor of our home.

Then the headache came. It was quick and strong. I could feel my eyes throbbing.

I coerced my 14-year old take her baby sisters upstairs to the loft for awhile so I could get my wits about me and clean up the terrible mess. After securing the rarely used baby gate, I took a deep breath and walked to the bathroom to take some meds for that no-good headache.
I've learned not to wait when one of those comes on... Better to nip it in the bud before it ruins my entire day (or evening, in this case). Once I was medicated, I remembered that I had recently put some meditative music on my iPod. Hmmm... I thought. Could this actually work?

So I spread myself out on the couch and turned it on. Kept the volume low so that it would soothe me, but loud enough to drown out any voices of my 4 daughters upstairs. I set my cell-phone to go off in 30 minutes, in case I fell asleep, because I still had to clean the mess. I proceeded close my eyes and let it take me away.

It worked.

30 minutes later, I was awakened by my cell phone alarm and the "album" was just wrapping up. I felt refreshed and calm, and better yet, the headache was ALL GONE. Wow.

I will definitely use this technique again. Props go to the person or persons who came up with that clever little life-saving gadget.

Friday, August 05, 2005

A New Favorite!

Mmmmmm... I can't get enough of these...

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These aren't new, but they're new to me! I am loving every delicious bite of Trader Joe's "Truly Handmade Sun Dried Tomato & Habanero Tortillas". I've been shopping at Trader Joe's for so long... How could I have missed these?

Mmmm... Muy Sabrosa!

... just thought I'd share! That's all for today!

busy, busy, busy!

So far, the separation from my husband is tolerable because I've been so stinkin' busy! Playdates, school shopping, shuttling my teens to their various babysitting jobs, trips to the library for the summer reading program, etc, etc, etc... I LOVE IT! And then of course, there are the TRIPLETS. Those little ones alone keep me on my toes and my days full!

But, believe it or not, somewhere in-between all of this I've been able to get a little scrapbooking done. Last Friday night, I attended a crop with a group of ladies from my Mothers of Multiples group. This is what I started:


It's a tag book/mini album for my daughter all about her Junior Prom. It's nowhere near finished, but at least I've gotten the core of the book done with all the painting, pasting, page assembly, etc. Right now I'm putting in all the little photos and adding the cute details. I think she's really going to like it when it's done. (Sorry for the lame photo, I was too lazy to use my digi to take a better picture of it, so I just threw it on the scanner!) She keeps asking me if it's done yet, so I better get crackin' on it!

Things are going well... No catastrophes to speak of, no scary stuff, nothing I was so worried about when my hubby first left. We're managing well. I really hope it stays that way!

Ooooh, I just wanted to share these pictures real quick because I think they are so adorable! Here are two of the triplets, all dressed up thanks to their 14-year-old sister:

Marisa just chillin'

A Flirty New 'Do!

Little Fashionistas
Marisa & Kaia

When I first saw these shots on my digital camera, I couldn't believe my eyes. My only words were, "Oh My Gawd!" Ah... the benefits of having a teenage sister that loves to dress them up like little dolls on a DAILY basis. Can you believe these are 2-year-old BABIES? Ok, maybe they aren't quite babies anymore, but do you know toddlers who look like this? HILARIOUS!

It's a ridiculous hour right know (1:30 am), so I'm off to bed.

Sunday, July 24, 2005


I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed today. A new week is beginning tomorrow... My parents just left after a 5-day visit (which was a great visit, by the way) and I'm back on my own again...

You know, I've done this so many times before. I can handle anything, I've proven that to myself over and over again in my life. Why am I so full of anxiety this time? My husband has been in the Navy for going on 18 years now... Ack! What's the problem?

I think it must have something to do with the fact that I now have 2 teenage daughters and 3 toddlers (also girls) to care for now. Not to mention a big, new house and a dog to mind as well...

::: I can do this::: ::: I can do this::: ::: I can do this :::

Repeat as many times as necessary, girlfriend.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005


107°... That was today's temperature where I live. OMG.

When we left Hawaii in the summer of 2003, we thought moving to Southern California would be a good thing for us. We could get a bigger home (which we really needed since having the triplets) for a more affordable price. Real estate in Hawaii is very expensive and quite limited. I mean, the islands are small... Of course they will get top dollar for homes there, small or not. And then there's the LOCATION factor.

So we moved to SoCal, and eight months later purchased the house. I love it. It's big and spacious, it's a great floor plan... but it gets so darn hot here in the summer!!! Of course we couldn't afford to buy a place on the coast, so we had to look inland. But INLAND IS HOT!!!

Will I ever get used to this weather? I know, I know... People live in much warmer weather than this, right? I mean, there's Las Vegas, there's Phoenix, etc... But I'm having a hard time adjusting. All I have to say is... thank goodness for A/C!!!

Excuse me while I go pour myself another tall glass of the fabulous sun tea that I've been sipping all afternoon! That is one perk of having all this SUN! Great tea made from the sunshine!!! MMMMMM...

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Goodbyes are so hard to do...

Farewell to Dad

Well, yesterday we said good-bye to my husband as he began his six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. Wow. It's really happened. He's really gone now and I really won't see him for SIX MONTHS. It crept up on me like I don't know what. We both kept thinking that this day was so far away and that it would be such a long time before the time came for him to go. Why did we imagine that we had all the time in the world?

He's somewhere out in the Pacific Ocean right now, sailing away from us. I feel a lump in my throat.

I love this picture of my husband and our daughters. It's rare that I can get all five of them in a picture together, much less with my husband too. It was so tough for all of us as we gathered with the other families and friends to see the guys off. Not to mention, Malia, (center with Daddy) threw a fit when we had to leave my husband. She screamed and cried and tried to get out of her carseat and grab onto her Dad after he buckled her in... She cried for more than 15 minutes in the car.


Like it wasn't hard enough.

So I'm just here sitting in my gloom today trying to imagine what it will be like for the next few months without my love. He takes such good care of us, and I hope I can handle things well and keep them running smoothly on my own. I've done it before but the situation is so different now. You know I'll be praying everyday about this.

It feels good to get this out... Now on to making the best of it, huh?

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Man... where have I been? I've received a few complaints for not updating my blog recently, so here I am again. How could have forgotten my BLOG? Hmmm... I guess it's because I have a gazillion things on my mind right now, the main one being my husband's 6-month long D E P L O Y M E N T ! Yep, the time is finally here; he's shipping out on Saturday and I've gotten myself into a FUNK. I'm just so worried about how things will go while he's gone. You know, with the house, the kids, the bills, etc... I will be praying every single day that things go smoothly and that no unwanted surprises creep up from behind.

I'm hoping that I can fill my schedule in the coming months enough to make the time pass more quickly... So if you wanna do anything, I'm game! Playdates, crop dates, trips to the grocery store, someone to hold your hand while you're at the dentist, etc... I'm there. Just give me a 48-hour notice and I'll pencil you in.

Hey, while I'm here, why don't I share a few shots of our 4th of July?

girls on beachPICT0030


So, the children are mine, the chubby feet are mine, and the last is a shot at sunset in Oceanside, CA. We had a great time.

I'll be back soon. :)

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Page 1 Sheryl's CJ (Creativity Today!)

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This is a the left side of a layout I put together for a friends Circle Journal. Her theme is "The Girl in the Woman." It was fun. Very simple layouts, but I dig it.

By the way, this isn't my wedding or anything... This is me & my hubby to be on the night of my Junior Prom.

Gotta go, I'm off for a day-long crop in Anaheim Hills with friends!!!

...scroll down for the additional images of this layout...

Page 2 Sheryl's CJ

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Right side

Journaling tags

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Here is an up-close scan of the journaling...

Friday, July 01, 2005

Slipper Heaven

Slipper Heaven
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This is the beginning of this summer's rubber slipper collection. Yes, I said SLIPPER. After living in Hawaii for over eight years, I do as the locals do and call them SLIPPERS. To be perfectly accurate, I should be saying "Rubbah Slippahs." But then who would know what I'm talking about? No one on the mainland, that's for sure...

A friend and I had a conversation on just this topic last Saturday after lunch... She says they are "flip-flops", and I say "slippers". It's the whole po-ta-to and po-tah-to thing. (But of course, I believe I am the correct one...) :::wink-wink:::

Anyhoo, I'm loving these slippers and can't wait to expand this season's collection. But to be perfectly honest, anyone who knows me well knows that I wear rubber slippers year-round, not just in the summer. I will just wear more subdued colors in the cooler months!

Special thanks to Tenika Morrison for posting her weekly editions of her very own "Funky Finds" on her blog. That's how I found the darling pink slippers on the bottom left. So cute!


Sunday, June 19, 2005

My Dad

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This is my dad before he even knew what a great dad he was going to be...

Happy Father's Day, Dad!