Monday, May 30, 2005

A quote to share this Memorial Day...

A few words from one of my favorite people.

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" ~Maya Angelou

Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

If I were...

I borrowed this from another blogger; I thought it was cool, so here goes:

If I were a month, I'd be: October

If I were a day of the week I'd be: Sunday

If I were a time of day, I'd be: 6 a.m.

If I were a planet, I'd be: Mars

If I were an animal, I'd be: A puppy

If I were a direction, I'd be: South

If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be: An antique roll-top desk

If I were a historical figure, I'd be: Cleopatra

If I were a liquid, I'd be: Bubbly Champagne

If I were a tree, I'd be: an apple tree

If I were a bird, I'd be: a sparrow

If I were a tool, I'd be: a small hammer

If I were a flower/plant I'd be: an orchid, in full bloom

If I were a kind of weather, I'd be: tropical, with warm balmy breezes

If I were a mythical creature, I'd be: hmmm; a unicorn

If I were a musical instrument, I'd be: a piano

If I were a color, I'd be: violet

If I were an emotion, I'd be: love

If I were a vegetable, I'd be: asparagus, long and thin

If I were an element, I'd be: water

If I were a car, I'd be: a sassy Audi

If I were a song, I'd be: anything by James Taylor

If I were a movie, I'd be: a funny love story, with Meg Ryan

If I were a place, I'd be: Hawaii

If I were a material, I'd be: 100% cotton

If I were a taste, I'd be: chocolatey

If I were a scent, I'd be: very feminine with a hint of fruit

If I were a word, I'd be: friend

If I were an object, I'd be: a seashell

If I were a body part, I'd be: a pair of hands (preferably with long fingers)

If I were a subject in school, I'd be: History

If I were a shape, I'd be: Round

If I were a number, I'd be: 28

If I were an article of clothing, I'd be: a well-worn, comfortable pair of jeans

Do you feel like you know me any better now?

Friday, May 27, 2005

Today was a Good Day! (Love that song!)

Yes, today was a very good day! First off, it's Friday; that's a no-brainer. Definitely a good thing. Then, my husband was at home for most of the day and I found out he's off work for the next 5 days. Great! And best of all, this evening I got to scrapbook with some other ladies from the Moms of Multiples group (luv, luv, luv those ladies)! The only bummer was that it was a very short crop session. I'm used to "all-day" crops and this one was only 4 hours or so. Oh well. I still got 3 pages "somewhat" done and that's more than I've completed in quite a while. I'm going to bed a happy girl tonight. I'm hoping that this long holiday weekend will be a great one as well. We plan to paint more rooms in the house in the next coming days. The loft and my scrapbooking room for starters. I can't wait! I love using my creativity and getting to be artsy-fartsy while making my home look nice!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

My Greatest Fear

(CAUTION: Heavy thoughts ahead... proceed with caution)

Well, I may as well say it out loud. It's been my biggest fear for the last 17 years now... The fear that my daughters would follow in my footsteps...

You may be wondering why all this is coming up right now; Well, this month and year is very significant for me. It's the month and year I have been "anxiously dreading" for so long. Weird, I know. But that's me, huh?

On May 20th, my oldest daughter, Julia, turned 17 years old. Just five short days ago, she became the age I was when I gave birth to her.


And guess what? She didn't become pregnant at the same age. WHOA! And she didn't make the same choices that I did at 17. Why, oh why did I worry for so many years that somehow I had begun a cycle that would continue on and on for generations? I must have watched too many Oprah Winfrey shows. What was I thinking? I had the mindset that I had ruined it for everyone... that all my girls were destined to become teenage mothers simply because it had happened to me back in 1988.

Well, so far so good. It didn't happen. She's got a good head on her shoulders and I also believe that she's actually been listening to me all these years! All the mini-lectures and heart-to-heart conversations didn't go to waste! She listened! Okay, I can't take all the credit for it... But I'd like to think that some of my counseling has paid off. Honestly, I can't say my daughter is perfect, but in a not-so-small way, she has led me to believe that things will work out perfectly. She's planning out her life. She's taking steps to achieve her dreams. She knows how special she is. She knows how much I cherish her. Happy 17th birthday, my heart.

One down, four more to go...

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

A shot from the limousine...

Originally uploaded by aloha_chris.
On their way to the Prom in Anaheim Hills...

Before the Prom...

Originally uploaded by aloha_chris.
Here they are in front of the fountain...

Prom Night

Time Flies...

Ok now... Where the heck did the time go? How is it that my oldest baby just attended her Junior Prom last Saturday night? HUH?

She was so cute, in her simple white dress (but not simple enough to cost me less than $100). She and her boyfriend looked all grown up and I almost couldn't take it! But after much preparation, money and time spent planning (on the part of both me and the boyfriend's mom) Prom Night went off without a hitch. Well, there was this little glitch...

Digital Cameras

I absolutely love, love, love my digital camera. I've had it for over a year and it's been really good to me. Great pictures and no problems whatsoever. Well, that is until the day of the Prom. All the kids met an hour early to take some outdoor pictures and things were going great. The shots I got were AWESOME. After about 45 minutes, we all headed back to the boyfriend's house because the limo was arriving shortly and we wanted to take pictures there as well. Got those shots too... absolutely beautiful. The kids left with their group of friends and I headed home with my memory card full of great photos. Not more than 10 minutes to get home. Well, when I got there... Guess what? My memory card was completely empty. No images anywhere. I was livid. What the heck happened between there and home? I was simply in the car driving home, not tinkering with the camera at all!!! So not only did I lose the 30 or so shots of my beautiful daughter and her date, but also the pictures from the triplets' 2nd bithday party too!


I felt like I was going to be sick.

But luckily, the boyfriend's mom came through for me. She gave me copies of the photos she took and even had them put on a CD for me. THANK GOD.

She saved my life, as far as I'm concerned.

Now don't even get me started on the pictures from the birthday party. I can't even think about it.