Wednesday, October 29, 2008

All dressed up...

This was one of my favorite "family" costumes! Shawn had these Nike shoes that we painted bright red and glittered up, we got a lot of laughs! Someone loved our costumes so much and borrowed them, but never returned them and I can't remember who borrowed them, so that was the demise of our "OZ"
The only thing Hannah wanted to be was a "Snow Princess" , as Shawn was ready to shell out big $$$ for a costume, I cringed and said "Oh, I can make that really cheap!" It all worked out and Hannah won best costume and she still remembers me making the costume.
This was Braden last year as "Sir Elton John", I think he looks pretty authentic.
Shawn and I went to a fun party last weekend, but my scanner is sick, so no photos yet....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


  1. My handsome Senior is busy putting in college applications all done online-note to self: budget for additional Mac computer, everyone wants to use it, my time is usually early a.m. when the rest of the house is asleep.
  2. Spent 2 nights making phone calls to voters for"YES on Proposition 8" (who said the pioneers were faced with tougher challenges than us?)
  3. Scout training meetings 1/2 a day worth-not my idea of fun!
  4. Work, Work and more Work (if it weren't for the $, I would not be there!)
  5. Attended a very fun "Standards Night" for Young Men/Woman
  6. Chatted with gal pals at Little Prague enjoyed dessert and gushed over Melanie's beautiful new baby.
  7. Actually spent most of the day Saturday with Shawn seeing "Forever Plaid" at the Cosmopolitan Theater, strolling downtown Sac, enjoying the grounds of our beautiful state capital and gorging ourselves at Vallejo's (Yum to all of the above!) Note to self: Must do this stuff more often. To top off a great outing, I came home to a perfectly cleaned house that had been very neglected all week-Did I say how much I love my kids? Bathroom cleaned and everything!!! I must be doing something right!
  8. Accepted invitation from darling spouse to see chick flick "Secret Life of Bee's"-all his idea, am I lucky or what?
  9. Spent considerable time stressing over Primary and other small stuff
  10. Any remaining time was spent catching up on neglected things and sleep

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ode to Trader Joe's

I am pledging my devotion to Trader Joe's
What would I do without it, no one knows!
They are fast, easy and really cheap
Sometimes I dream of them in my sleep.
Chimichurri rice makes all of us smile
Or the frozen pineapple is a delicious style.
Penne Arabiatta or Pasta Medley are yummy
Mango Lemonade is great-rainy or sunny!
You must try their applesauce-raspberry or apricot,
Give it a try, you'll like it a lot!
Scramble some eggs into their chicken chorizo,
Roll into a tortilla, it's a fabulous burrito!
Either Butternut Squash or Roasted Red Pepper Soup
It's a delightful way to feed my troop!
Yogurt, Cinnamon Grahams and Snapea Crisps
Will always be on top of my shopping list.
I could go on like this all day,
But what is your favorite? Don't be afraid to say!