Tuesday, June 28, 2011

there hhhhheeeerrrrrrr…

well…the girls arrived last week Tuesday.  I can’t believe it has been a whole week already.  So far….they have been in the pool….been in the pool…and been in the pool.

Well not really, I am boring but not that boring.  I took 3 days off of work and because my son is moving into another home that needed some much need work…Bob the builder has been helping to get it ready.  That meant that we had his 3 children for a couple of those days.  We did hit the “Outlets” 2 times…, of course Wal-Mart a couple of times..DSCN7926

There were 3 escalators I impatiently waited at for them to come down on…and they ended up coming down on a 4th one on the entire other side of the luggage pick-up.

Madison is way too grown up….Brooklyn is 7 now and has shot up about 4 inches since last year.




she is a miniature of her mother it is really scary…but her personality is TOTALLY different.

(my daughter was not as spoiled..)




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Like I said, the kids have been swimming a lot.  This is Kyler and Brooklyn.  When Kyler is not around she plays with a little girl in our neighborhood same age.  It has been a blessing………hehehe

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the pool has been a blessing on hot days of 107!


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I would like to get comfy like Kinlee….but…

It’s not happening… thank goodness…


We took a picnic to the mountains, just 30 minutes away.  The run-off was so loud and thunderous and FREEZing cold!

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I would love to have this girls legs….holy cow they are long and gorgeous!..





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I have no idea why blogger is cutting my pictures in half…but it is pretty awesome don’t you think?




We went to the famous Tuacahn Theater  last night to see the performance of the Disney “Little Mermaid”.  The special effects were incredible.  I snuck in a couple of pics before I would get in trouble….

You can go here to read all about this fabulous place here  http://www.tuacahn.org/ in the desert where I live.  I won’t miss the performances all year long!  We will be seeing “Grease” in a couple weeks.  This performing art center is only 1 of about 3 that were given the “Disney” rights to perform this play.  sooooooooooooamazing!


the stage was flooded with water….and it actually looked like you were under the sea because when it got dark…the stage rained and the lighting was so awesome…



yeah these are my awesome girls…we have to do this..with each performance we go to..






this was so amazing





this was all I could get without getting in trouble….Madi…got in asked to put her phone away…





and the lady was not nice about it..I even called to file a complaint.  She was a little over the top…





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I love this picture I took of Madi girl….this is just one of my favorites.  She wears too much eye make-up.  I keep telling her she doesn’t need to, she is beautiful without it, but you know teenagers…she will grow out of it like her mom did, someday..


well time to go make some more memories…I will be going up North with the crew for a few days…see you next week with lots more pics.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

thought i would splurge with a couple photos since my latest post didn’t have any….

Miss Lauren is such a doll….lauren staticI forgot to post her dance recital pictures…and this one my son took of her on the trampoline….


Owen also graduated from Pre-school so he is so excited about going into kindergarten next Fall.


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Owen is such a little man, notice he is wearing his dress cowboy boots.  This kid is TOTAL cowboy and you don’t find a “real” cowboy around much these days.  He actually helps out on his grandpa “B’s” ranch with the cattle.  He can put in as many hours as his daddy and never complain.  It is in his blood…

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She was born to dance….just like her Oma.  Maybe it is in her blood….she has done this since she was the ripe ole age of 2.  I was bursting during her performance, my mouth hurt from smiling so much…..Lauren MELTS me.june2011 203   Of course that is Lauren on the very far right side. 






so enough bragging…….for a day or so anyway….

My girls are coming today! We are picking them up at the Vegas airport around 5:15! I am so excited to see them. I will have lots to write about after they are here a few days! but until then….this was sent to me from a friend. I laughed out loud because I can see myself doing “some” of these things….well maybe all but the last one…..hehehe hugs to you all….

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity
At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!
Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.
Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Robusto.
In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.
Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.
Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.
Sing Along At The Opera.
Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.
When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'
When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'
. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity


This was never intended to offend any of my friends.  My friends would never be offended because they know I am never very serious except when it comes to laughter, so if you are offended, you are really not my friend.  Please reconsider…..your friend…..linda

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Where have I been?

Right here…I haven’t gone anywhere!  To work, home, walking, maybe a bike ride, then in front of the tv….I am a “reality” show junkie!  I love those darn “reality” shows.  Thank goodness that “Dancing With the Stars” is over!  Was I happy with the ending….YEAH, but I wanted all 3 to win.  I loved them all in each one’s special way.  “AHHH and “American Idol”  what can I say?  If you are not a “reality” junkie like me then you probably don’t care who wins.  Now…just because it is sooo stupid and I am hooked when I watch the first STUPID episode of the STUPID “Bachelorette” (I honestly can’t believe I watch that DUMB show, I am hooked, only because I sit and laugh and shake my head during the whole thing and throw my arms in the air and talk out loud (Bob listens of course to my rantings and shakes his head) and sits with me through the whole DUMB STUPID episodes.  I have several shows I watch, I won’t even tell you what they all are or you would think I was TOTALLY WEIRD.

So here is a list…hehehehe

Nay I won’t bore  you.  Only because I want you all to think that I am a total outdoors nut and full of energy and that I am so totally in shape.

When in reality….like most reality shows….I am not.

So there you have it…did I burst anyone’s bubble of me?

I hope not…LOL anyway, I can’t wait for summer’s show of that really silly, dumb, crazy show….where a bunch of people of all ages are held hostage in a house….and have to go through all kinds of ridicule from one another and get booted out….you know the reality show…”Big Brother” (begins on July 7th) I know you all wanted to know that…hehehe

Gosh what have I been doing for the past 4 weeks of not posting…well ONE THING I HAVE BEEN DOING IS READING EVERYONE ELSES POST, and commenting and trying to keep in touch.  I just haven’t felt like I had much to say that would be…..well…important enough for anyone to read about.

I copied these pics off of my son Mike’s FB…Lauren was having an “electric” trampoline jump, Owen was all dressed up for his graduation from pre-school (he will be going into kindergarten in the Fall…

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I was able to take some random fun shot of the grandies at an Easter egg hunt.  There were a lot to choose from, you know me and the grandies, they all tell a story….





Kinlee is really a daddy’s girl and always wants to be held, she gets her way too.april2011d 044 april2011d 048





Kyler is never around for me to get all 3 of the siblings in a picture at one time..this was just before Kinlee bolted…I got lucky.

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When Owen and Ryan came to visit of course we went and fed the ducks and geese at the golf course pond.

So those are just a few of the happenings in the past couple of months that I happened to forget about posting about. 

It totally is awful to get so tired and pre-occupied doing a little bit of everything and  neglecting posting….for memory sake….and sharing with you all.  I will try and be better.

OH DEAR! MY GIRLS WILL BE HERE IN 13 DAYS from North Carolina!  I will be busy….it has been a whole year since we have seen each other…there will be LOTS of PICTURES and lots of memories to be made…I am really looking forward to it!

Did I just say I would try and be better at posting…..?