Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The cost??

3 little rascals sitting in their seats

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watching with excitement, not even saying a peep

One large bucket of popcorn and 2 drinks to share $20

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One bag of sweet cotton candy $10 WHO CARES!?

Spending a Saturday afternoon at

Ringling Bros And Barnum Bailey Circus

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Lollipop’s BD, even though these pics are a week old! The tutu is Camille’s (her mommy’s) creation. She wore it ALL day! IMG_0759IMG_0722

This is a new thing that Lauren is into. Barbies! So her aunt made her a Barbie cake! Cute huh! Turning 3 is a very big deal!

We also were able to watch Owen play in his soccer game. That was a lot of fun. He is a going little machine, short but fast legs! He is actually the only boy on an all girls team, but he doesn’t care. A lot of the girls are his little neighbor friends anyway. It was crazy hair day and he did not want to participate, but that’s ok, this little rascal has crazy “normal” Alfalfa hair anyway! He is more like Spanky. These three “little rascals” love the movie and can recite it word for word…too funny! Owen was very patient and waited his turn to play….

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Have a wonderful weekend. I will have my sister Terrie let Di know how I am doing on Friday…. and she can fill you all in. Much love to all the villagers….one last smiley face, (see if it changes??) LindaluSept 09-misc-8 001 cute hat huh!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


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This first one is for you our sweet village mother Marcy!  You probably didn’t realize that the villagers have titled you that because of your sweet caring of everyone and Di is titled our ERMA Bombeck , SEE DUCK TAPE is great for A LOT of things even nice Town Cars like mine.  Good thing DUCK TAPE is a perdy gray color an all….cause it does the job real good!  I have gotten a few snickers (not candy bars) over this red-neck tape job but if ya don’t have $600 deductible for a new bumper . . . DUCT TAPE works just fine.

We went on another bike ride last night, we try and go 2 or 3 times a week, when I am not going to ZUMBA, last night Huhoney figured we went about 12 miles.  It took us an hour and 40 minutes with several stops.

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Talk about building your house upon a rock!  These BLOCKS of rock hold this yard together!

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And to look at this house up close….they were very creative in how they landscaped their back yard….NO BACK YARD, but  3 decks and a hot tub!

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We crossed several bridges and under freeway’s we were very careful to watch for men with shovels….too!Sept 09-misc-2 005

  Pointing to the BOULDER above me…..I know now why the men with shovel signs…..brooms could just sweep them out of the road don’t you think????

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We were very careful to obey all the rules of the bike trails…even when we didn’t see any other bikers….and also not to disturb the natural wildlife in the desert…. 

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There are stop signs everywhere!  see the 2 up by huhoney….good thing there are no traffic lights on the trails… We were also very careful when we crossed this bridge…..TROLLS lurking beneath ya know!

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Good thing we had this map to let us know where we were.  At one of our stops mid way through our ride I was amazed to see…Sept 09-misc-2 008

Instructions on how to use this equipment!

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Sorry, just doesn’t look like something I would want to lay down on!  OUCH like a torture bench! to do sit-ups on

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And these bars to do push-ups on and chin-ups on….NO THANKS

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I am sure there are not many SENIORS muscle manning this equipment

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Then home for a delicious smoothie PEACH and APPLE smoothie in my Jack LaLane Power Juicer!

OK so now I am going to let you all in on what is happening…as you can see I have avoided this talk for a little while…but I need a little encouragement and prayers and what better place to get it from, family and friends and I consider you VILLAGERS such…

about 38 years ago, I had a benign tumor removed from beneath my left ear.  It was called a “perotid tumor” it was the size of a steely marble.  Luckily it was benign.  Well, over the course of the years many smaller ones have grown back.   Unnoticed until recently.  I noticed some mysterious lumps (many many months ago) but thought, hmm that’s weird that my scar tissue is popping out….but then I noticed that my gland was enlarged.  Well several months later. (I know, I know I shouldn’t have waited) I asked the doc about it. I go for a CT scan, then off I go to a specialist to examine it and take a biopsy of the area, (needles poked into the gland, in the docs office) it really didn’t hurt.  They numbed me.  So off to the lab, which the lymph node results came back “inconclusive” so yesterday, off to get an MRI which took about 45 minutes, in the tube, with the ear plugs and all like you are being surrounded by lots of jack hammering…I haven’t heard from the doctor about the MRI  but I am scheduled for surgery next Friday.  Kind of a delicate area to be cutting into, because of the nerves to the face and neck and mouth, and eye and if the lymph node has to be removed because it is infected (with cancer) that will cause a void in my neck and tissue to the face…well, what the HELL I say.  Go for it….get that nasty ole foreign bad guy OUT OF ME!  Yeah I am a little scared…but I know I am going to be just fine.  I have a lot of faith and my spirit is whispering…..I will be just fine.

So there you have it my village friends.  In a nut shell.  I will keep you all updated.  I might get a little freaked out the closer it gets to the “C” day (cutting day), but I so love reading your posts!

Love to you all!xxx

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lost for words?? NEVER

By now you all should know me (a little) and I am not often lost for words.  Every day  I have opened up villagers post and been uplifted.  I think to myself, “self” you should post something, you have a lot to say…you always have a lot to say…and then after the day has gone by, I just don’t say anything….so here it is “Wordful Wednesday” once again and I didn’t put together everything that I was thinking during the week.  Better later than never!

My sweet Camille (wife to my oldest son, mother to “the little rascals”) had her 30th birthday!  My son lead her on a scavenger hunt all over the valley where they live and it ended in the canyons up above the city of Salt Lake where friends and family awaited her arrival.  SHE DIDN’T HAVE A CLUE and the surprise was everything my son had planned!  Wait- a- go Mikie!  What a wonderful hubby you are…and Camille  you are such a blessing in my life.  I love you!

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camille bd 2 of course sweet Camille let the children take part in blowing out the BIG 30!  What a fun day she day, and I wished I could have been a part of it!  About 40 people were there to celebrate and cheer her on!

Next up…was one of the “little rascals” Birthday.  Our little lollipop (Lauren) turned the big 3!    From the first time I held this adorable baby I knew she was going to be a “little rascal”pics from home 801pics from home 462

first born…then 3 months

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her blessing day, at 3 months on Christmas Eve… then at about 5 months… Halloween and a visit to Disneyland…..

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I have a very hard time NOT taking pictures of these beautiful children!  As you can see!

Now this isn’t ALL that has happened….Mike and Camille will be celebrating there 10th anniversary….this weekend…but those pics are actually PICTURES and I haven’t scanned them into my computer YET!  I must have hundreds that I need to do that with! I will NEVER find the time! 

A  FEW FIRSTs HAPPENED THIS  MONTH…that I haven’t written about….

Of course Ryan and Kyler started 1st grade, both born on the SAME DAY! age 6 now…

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Then there was Brooklyn’s first day of kindergarten!

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and Owen’s first soccer practice….last week he scored 2 goals!  He is the only boy on an all girls team!  They LOVE him!

Owen first day at soccer 

and my oldest grandchild Madison…phew 1st day of

HIGH SCHOOL….OUCH!  14 going on 21!


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We will be traveling up North to see the “Little Rascals” this weekend.  I need another fix before I am out of it for a few weeks.  I am having surgery on October 2nd.  Tomorrow I will write a little bit about it and what is going on with me.  It is the above mentioned that makes me what I am.  It is for these beautiful children that I wake up each morning and thank God for my blessings and of course without my “Huhoney”  I wouldn’t have the courage to do what I am about to have to undergo.

I don’t have anything cute or profound to say today!  No words of rhyme or reason!  But it was a very WORDFUL WEDNESDAY AND I DID HAVE A LOT TO SAY…..

hugs to you all villagers….until tomorrow!