Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Here I Go AGAIN!

That is to Weight Watchers for like the 100th time! Yah, that's right I am trying once again to conquer the battle of the bulge! One of my blog buddies started the "Loose 10% by the New Year". So I'll give it a shot. It started Monday and so far so good. So good in fact that I even went to the gym. That's right you read correctly. I only joined back in February. One of my clients has been going to the gym all summer and I explained that I too was a member but just had not made the step to actually go. So we met on Monday morning and it was actually fun. Having someone to go with helps. I had this mental thing that everyone would just stare at me! So today, we were suppose to meet after my hair appointment and I called her to see if we were still on for the workout at noon. I panicked briefly when she said she forgot she had a Dr. Appointment but I said I can do it by myself! And I did! So I will continue to go with or with out Janell, however it is much funner with her!
Anyone, wanting to join it our weight loss challenge let me know. I will post weekly on my progress.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Rooms

I found this on another blog. Here is what the translation, review, and matching rooms look like. As of recently, December LID's are out of review. We have a Nov LIDs. It looks like they are moving right along. A new batch of referrals are do out soon. Lets hope and pray it more than just a few weeks worth.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Mom's Birthday

Today we celebrated my mom's birthday. Her birthday is actually Tuesday. We had Justin, Nicole and Peyton, and Duane's mom and dad over. Oh.. and we can't forget the dogs. We had BT, Molly and Greta here too. My cats are still in hiding! We had tacos with the works and they were yum yum good! Justin and Nicole brought a yummy cake too! The guys of course watched football and us ladies played with Peyton and watched Extreme Home Makeover. Peyton is such a little cutie! Of course I am biased, he's my nephew and I think he is the greatest! Here are some pictures we took today. He is so much fun. He loves to laugh and giggle. We put him in an exersaucer Duane brought home for Karlee and he just loved it.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Saturday, September 16, 2006

30 Years of Friendship!

Well, it's saturday night about 11:33 and I can't sleep! So here I am. Earlier tonight my friend Monica called and we talked and laughed for an hour or so. As the story goes Monica was one of my very first friends I met when we moved to Texas back in 1976 from Minnesota. I had just turned six! (I always said we were 5 yrs old but after recalculating we were actually 6 when we met!) I realized tonight while trying to sleep that we have been friends for 30 years! WOW! Holy Crap! We're getting old! Monica just turned 36 on the 5th of September and I will be in Novemeber. I can't belive it! Where has the time gone? She has a teenage daughter and I am just begining the journey! Somehow that should make her way older than me.

As children we played daily and wore a trail through the yards to each others house. I can remember my mom saying I could go to Monica's to play for an hour! A big whopping hour. Today that's barely a good nap for me. ( I know that will change soon, so I'll get one while I can) How could I have had so much fun in one lousey hour? But we did. We would take turns going back and forth to each other's house all day and by evening we were begging our parents to spend the night at one of our houses. These are just a very few early memories I have of my friend. Let's see there's.....catching tadpoles and turtles in a little boat, running through bull nettle (stinging weed) while outrunning a brahmer bull barefoot, acting like we are retarded while grocery shopping with her mother.(her poor mom, paybacks are going to be hell!) There are oh so much more................. all the way to 1995 when she reaquainted me with a highschool classmate who is now my husband!

We don't always have much time to talk to each other, but we do manage to keep in touch every few months or so. If not, our mutual childhood friend Andrea will keep us all updated on whats going on with everyone weekly. I'll save Andrea for another entry but while I am counting, we have been friends for about 28 years or since 2nd grade. I have been very bless with great friends, many from a young age whom I still keep in contact today and other friendships I made through out the years. I hope my Karlee will have life long friendships like mine.

Monica, here's to the next 30 years!

My mother taught gymnastics out of our house and this is a beam my dad made! Just in case, Monica is the blonde! :-)

Friday, September 15, 2006


Well it Friday finally. This week sure felt really long. Guess I am still on vacation mode. We have a funeral on Saturday. A close friend of our family has passed away after a long battle of lung cancer (she never smoked). You might remember my flower girl Jillian. Well, Maria is her grandma. Genny and her sister Rita used to babysit us. They were like family to us, since all our relatives lived up north. Anyways, growing up, Maria always made our family homemade tamales for Christmas and home remedies when we were sick. I'll never forget the one day I went to their house and a pig's head was on the kitchen counter! I was about 8 yrs old and it freaked me out that they were going to cook it! Maria never called me by my name but by mi ha(sp)!I have many fond memories of her and she'll be greatly missed by all of us.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I Tried!

Okay so I tried. It isn't what I thought it would be. I will work at it later as it is almost 2:00 am!


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Our Last Hurrah!

Well It looks like I only get around to my blog about once a month. So the latest is that we are finally out of the review room and now waiting for a referral. How long will that be??????? Good question. I am assuming it will be some time after the new year and I hope very soon after.

So in the mean time we can save a little more money. Because we are certainly spending some of the funds here and there. As most of you know we treated ourselves to another cruise this summer. We enjoyed a 7 day cruise out of Galveston, Texas on Carnival's Conquest. It was a magnificant ship. We went with some great friends Sharlene and Oscar. We went on the cuise last year with them as well. But because of Hurricane Ernesto we did not get to go to Jamaica which was a bummer! But we had a great time. We went to Progresso instead and then to Cozumel and Grand Caymans. Cayman Island was my all time favorite. It is so beautiful my pictures do not do it justice. I will one day plan a vacation just there!

I am trying something new so hopfully it works. I get flustered easily which so many of you already know. This blog can really tick me off. Maybe thats why I don't post more. Patience and me ya right! Anyway, if the pictures turn out....enjoy!

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