Monday, May 31, 2010

This Memorial Day


On this Memorial Day, I want each and every American to remember the men and women of the armed forces who have fought or are still fighting for our freedom. We seem to foret all that they give up so that we may be free!!! Thank you!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend Fun

Random pictures from Rachels Graduation Celebration Weekend in San Diego. Funny but there seems to be a theme here? Rachie loves cupcakes and look at the FABULOUS cupcake stand we found!
This bobber is an ice chest full of beer LOL!

Lounging in the pool. So relaxing!
Playing Gin Rummy and getting my ass kicked by Foo Foo

Rachie loves her Mai Tais!
We love them too!!

Trying one of the 100's of beer at the Yard House!
But I really enjoyed the Bikini Tini's
We are heading home early in the am. Such a fun fun weekend.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My little Rachie is Now ....

a College GRADUATE!! Richard, Lisa, Gigit and Rebecca celebrated Rachel's special day today at Cal State Long Beach.
Richard and I are so proud of her and the amazing woman she has become.
It was quite a challange getting some of these pics with all the people there!


But just looking into the face of my beautiful baby girl made it all worth while!!!!

So she says goodbye to her home for the past five years and moves on the the big bad world of life!!!!!





Monday, May 24, 2010

We all need a little splash!

My life is so hectic these days with my load at work. The weekends are not long enough and I never seem to get everything done. But this weekend I met someone who sees the joy in everything she does. Her name is Emmie.


She is a little girl who I believe has downs syndrome. I was watching my son play baseball Sunday morning and she couldn't help running and jumping in the puddle right in front of my chair. Her mom says, Emmie, stop that your splashing the lady. But every time she ran by she splashed and a big bright smile came across her face.
Just the simple act of splashing made her soooo happy. So this week I hope to find a little puddle to splash in, the bring a little joy or smile into my day. We all could use a little splash!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I stopped ...

I stoppeed and smelt the roses totally literally! A peaceful moment.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wow Busy Busy

Had a busy weekend, with not much time left for blogging. I put together 25 9th birthday Luau invites, helped a friend create a 50th anniversary invite, search and search for flights to fit my schedule for Greece, put together a book of my Chicago photos, attended a college grad open house, drank too many margaritas so on and so on. So I wish I had something more exciting to say, but I am just so busy, and now too tired. I am now working on getting my new printer to print a twelve x twelve borderless print Ugh frustrating!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Too Busy, Too Much On My Mind/Plate

Back to work Monday. I have been putting my nose to the grindstone for several months with "a light at the end of the tunnel" Well that light just went out and I have to regroup and start over. Not the best way to start work after a little break, but it seems thats how my life is destined to be..... We all have our priorities and we have to do what we have to do and I totally understand that. Doesn't make it easier, but as always I will be fine. Not sure I can keep up the pace for much longer, so I hope god is looking out for me and my sunshine will return soon!
So I leave you with some more pics from Chicago

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Quest

Richie loves the show Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. In the last week we hit one in Long Beach, then one in Chicago then we hit one here in San Diego called Hob Nob Hill. Was very good. I had the hob nob burger, Yummy, my sister had pork chops and Rebecca hat liver and onions while Richie had prime rib. Our waitress was a HOOT and we never stopped laughing. Try it next time you come to San Diego if you wants some good comfort food. PS do not order the chicken dumplings per the waitress, its so BLAH! Enjoy the pics, you can tell we had happy hour at the house prior to dinner and Lisa and I love to Laugh!


















Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chicago Part Two

Here are a few shots from my shoreline tour. Depending on how the sun hit, the water turned so blue and the sky was BEAUTIFUL. This is our last morning in Chicago. We leave for the airport at 2 pm. Hope to take a few more shots before we leave.



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chicago Part 1

Walked all over chicago yesterday and my feet still are barking. Here are a few shots. I took the skyline boat tour, so those pics to come later. Hope you enjoy.






Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hello there!

Hello from Chicago, yesterday I had my conference all day and last night one of the vender's sponsored happy hour at Signature restaurant which is on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building. The view was beautiful. Enjoy these photos. Today we walked all over Chicago and I will post those pics tomorrow. Right now my feet are killing me!!!!