Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our big trip - DOWN THE HILL!!!

So, I had to go down Cajon Pass this morning to take my Mom to Ontario Airport so she could return home after her 3 week visit. Yesterday the Pass was completely shut down for half the day on account of wildfires in the area. I kept Elizabeth out of school because I was worried I would get down there and not be able to get back in time to pick her up at 12:30pm. Anyway, after all the worry and fretting, we got down to Ontario in record time (just over an hour) the traffic was as light as I have ever seen it - and we got back quickly too. Just in time to follow Elizabeth's bus right to the spot where it drops her off everyday.

Plus, while we were down there in Ontario, we managed to stop at Joann etc. and picked up the kids Halloween costumes at 50% off. Elizabeth is going to be a Medieval Princess and Liam is going to be a Dragon (get it? The Dragon and the Damsel in Distress? I thought it was cute) Liam's costume is actually a dinosaur - but it is green and we can all just stretch our imaginations a little bit. I just put Liam down for his nap, so they haven't tried on the costumes yet, but I will post some photos of them later. After Joann's we went to Ontario Mills and found the Build-A-Bear workshop. It was Liam's first time, and he did okay, but he screamed and cried when we had to leave the "fluffing station". Elizabeth really got into it this time, she hasn't been there since she was Liam's age. I think she really enjoyed it this time and she hasn't let her new friend "Polka Dots" out of her sight since we got her. Both kids actually picked puppys this time instead of bears. I have never "built a bear" I just have to live vicariously through my kiddos - but I think I would really love a bear they are just sooooo cute!! I know I am pretty lame. I forgot my camera so I had to buy a $10 overpriced, disposable at Toys R Us so I could take pictures at the workshop. If I get any decent pictures I will post my scrapbook layout when it is finished.

Monday, October 22, 2007

AAACK! I've been tagged and I don't know what it means.

A good friend and fellow craft fair loser (hee hee), Nicole , has tagged me for this experiment which was originally started by Mary Demuth (http://www.relevantblog.blogspot.com/). "It's an experiment to see how many degrees we can separate (kind of like Kevin Bacon, only it's relevantblog). How many people can one blog potentially reach?"

I have no idea how this works, so here goes...

10 years ago - 1997

I had just celebrated my one year anniversary to Robert in August and I was on my way to having my transfer from San Antonio, TX to Imperial Beach, CA finally go through. I would be able to finally live with my husband. We were both in the Navy (where we met) and when we got married and applied for "spousal co-location" the closest place they could send me to San Diego where he was stationed was San Antonio. I guess they both have "San" in the name of the city, so the Department of Defense figured it was close enough. It was a tough first year of marriage, but we have learned that if our marriage could survive that - it can survive pretty much anything.

This photo was taken in '97 when we were going to the Renaissance Faire

This is a photo of me circa 1997 @ Disneyland

20 years ago - 1987

Okay, I did a little math and figured out I would have been in 7th grade. I went to school in San Bernardino (Arrowview Jr. High). I am pretty sure this is around the same time my parents were splitting up. My memory of anything that far back is really sketchy. I know I was in Girl Scouts for a time, which is kinda funny - because it has now come full circle and I am a Daisy Girl Scout leader for my daughter's first year of Girl Scouts.
This is a photo of me at the Mormon Rocks (right there off the I-15) I was on a Girl Scout outing. I remember riding there from San Bernardino thinking "are we there yet?"

30 years ago - 1977

Well, I was two years old - I don't have many memories. I do know that '77 was the year the original (and still the best) Star Wars movie came out. I was a huge fan when I was a kid, and even though it was a couple years later - I remember my Mom taking me out of school for the day to go see Return of the Jedi on opening day. That is a huge memory!

Photo of me circa 1977 with my Dad at the San Diego Zoo. I have photos of both of my kids in this exact same pose. (without the popsicles)

I have to tell you, I hope this blog stuff gets easier - this one took me almost 2 hours! Of course I had to dig out 30 year old photos! Nicole and Sarah better start giving me some blogging lessons, 'cause I tell you this was a pain in the a**!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm sure this is a mistake.

I know I have nothing to say. This is clearly just another way for me to waste time on the internet. I am hoping the few people out there that will read this will have some tips for me. I am hopeless at this sort of thing, my myspace page is a disaster (more of a neglected child actually).

Anyway, now I will have to think of some babble to post as a "get to know me" sort of thing. Yuck, I hate doing that!