Friday, December 31, 2010

Love the Dialogue

Turn your volume up for this one! It is a hoot!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Some fun pics

Their yacht was split by the whale but the people and whale lived...crazy!

They made a heart!

Bless his little crossed eyes!

This is one of my on the spot and perfect timing!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Do Not Want Cold Feetz

Daisy, the delicate flower, does not like getting wet. Don't think she is smart enough to figure this out though....not like we have snow anyway....

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ladybugs play? Well...why not?

Playing with cupcake sprinkles! I heart sprinkles!

Awesome Marching Band

Hawaii marching band taking formation to a whole new level!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Just have to give a shout to the BEST team in the nation!!! WOOT!!

McGuires Irish Pub

While we were at the beach, we went to McGuires Irish Pub. I saw a special on Food Network about this place and have not had a chance to go until this year. Everyone that comes in gets out a dollar and sign it and it goes up on the walls or the ceiling. It is crazy how much money is around and over you! The food is great BUT huge portions! I wish I had gotten a shot of the nachos we ordered. They were HUGE! Our waiter was awesome and fun! And what is aunt's family name is McGuire...they think they own the place! HA!
This was right above us:

This was by the bathrooms....funny story there...I will share....

This was our waiter...he was AWESOME and fun:

Money over the bar....

Mom got totally tricked with the bathroom signs! Hysterical....she walked in and thank goodness the man was washing his hands....he got a big laugh out of it because he knew about the bathroom joke...take a close look at the sign. The Irish are trickers...super funny!

And here is the sign for the women's room:

And here is my cousin putting up our dollars:

And this is the cool car in the gift shop! We got a couple of t-shirts there!

The Beach

Went to the beach for 4 days for Thanksgiving. It was fun with my aunt and cousins and Grandma! We have been doing this for many years but for the first time ever there was FOG! It was the weirdest thing I have ever seen. We were in the condo and I was looking at the horizon and it looked spooky. There were families on the beach playing in the water and getting some sun. Then all the sudden this fog rolled in. These pics are at 2 in the afternoon....I tried to take some pictures later as it got thicker but the camera couldn't pick up anything....there was a time that we couldn't even see the ocean or beach....

Christmas Decorating

This year we wanted to try and keep it a little more simple. With the puppies being young, they still run and chase and go crazy. We were going to try and put up the tree this year but it could turn into a handle for the kids and didn't want them running into it or it getting in their eyes as they are running and turning it over so.....we came up with this to put in the window. Allows plenty of space but we still have lights and it is cute! Thanks Costco!

I am going to rethink the stool he is standing on....need to wrap it with something but he is cute! Merry Christmas!


So she made it through surgery. It has been a long week. Got her staples out yesterday....all 18 of them. She has her spark back but she has a little more healing to do in the bladder area. God forbid her getting excited....there's a tee-tee on the floor. Gone through many towels and carpet cleaner. She does great overnight but if she gets a little wonky, she will tee-tee. Please pray for patience....I am so glad she is here and alive.....just want her bladder back to full control....she is getting there and it is not a problem to clean up after her!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pray for Daisy May TONIGHT

I don't know who reads this blog, but if you are, please pray for my Daisy May tonight. Had to rush her to the emergency vet tonight. She was pee'ing blood and then she wasn't pee'ing at all. According to the xray, she has a bladder full of stones and an enlarged spleen. They are doing emergency surgery on her tonight. Still waiting to hear and I know she is "just" a dog for those who don't get it, but she is our family and her sister LulaBelle would be heartbroken without her......please just shoot one prayer out for our girl! This is an older pic and yes she has a leaf on her face....but she just doesn't know it....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Daisy May so needs this

My delicate flower Daisy May hates getting wet....where can we find this? Of course that means I am out there soaking wet but the precious is dry......I don't see it as a fail!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pink Flamingos

Pink flamingos make a pink flamingo or is it a chicken?

Friday, November 12, 2010


Maru OWNS me!! Maru makes me want to own a cat and only own the cat that is Maru. He/She is from Japan....this owner keeps Maru so entertained and keeps us entertained.....discovered Maru at website.....the love this cat has with boxes is awesome!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Florence and the Machine

They are my new fave band! Love "The Dog Days Are Over"! It just fires me up and when it comes on...I pretty much have the same reaction as this baby! Dancing and clapping in the car and looking like an idiot (that would be me, not the baby)! LOVE this song!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sorry for the bad words

I know this post has some bad words (fbombs) in it but it is done in an English accent (which I kinda forgive because of the accent) and I have had the same frustations with a printer to the point you want to throw it out the ding dang please forgive me for post with bad words...but this sure cracked me up....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What is it?

Is it delicate, graceful, strong, amazing, wonderful, weird, cool, fascinating? I don't know how to describe it.....I think just lovely works.....hit play and volume up people...

wheel number from E and M-P on Vimeo.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rethinking the Honda

This makes me want a Bug.....

You see my co-worker's car. It looks like your ordinary Bug....but you would be so wrong. Granted from this angle...ordinary:

Then you come around to the front of the car and see her beautiful car lashes! It just makes her so stinkin' cute!!!

And then you look up close and notice her beautiful "diamond" eyeliner. It just makes 'em pop!

Yep...the Honda can't pull that off but a Bug sure can!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Watermelons on Sticks

Yeah....bad, bad dog owner. We pushed the limit between spa days for the girls AND have not been good about brushing. You look at them with the fur on their chests and legs and they look think everything is cool and then you get the call from the groomer....they are too knotted up to be properly groomed...they must be shaved. You go through regret and guilt because you did not brush them and then the realization that they will be the laughing stock of the neighborhood because they look like baby watermelons on sticks.

Seriously...what the heck? I had no idea that their legs were sticks. How in the world do they function and run and jump????? These things they call legs should just snap off at the first movement!!! AND did the groomer have to shave their chests THAT much??????? It wasn't that bad!! But now looking at the know how parrots pluck their feathers out or how chickens look girls look plucked!

BUT on a good will be Christmas before they have to be groomed again! Saving money to the embarrassment of the dogs! Always look on the bright side!

BTW....they did get extra treats tonight....we have to somehow make up for the shaving!


So one of my best friends had a baby 5 weeks ago. Got to meet him this weekend and he is super cute!!! Nickname is Squishy....this name was bestowed upon him by his aunt and I like it!
Here is Squishy right before his big boy bath...

My Dad ROCKS....he gives the best baths....hands up!!!

WOW!!! Do you see how cool my Dad is?

Oh yeah! I am cute!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Good Doggie Parents

These guys are awesome....not to give up on a blind dog but to teach and let the dog learn...this one makes me happy!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Our house is across the street from one hole on the golf course in our neighborhood. Took the girls out tonight and one of the ginormous sprinklers was going off on the green. There are actually 5 that usually go off in the morning but this one was random. Creates a huge spray of what is a girl to do.....fully clothed with 2 schnauzers......go run through it over and over!!! It was great! The kids were running and pouncing and having a ball and so was I. We got back to the house soaking wet and it was a hoot!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

So cute!

This bird is so cute! Turn your volume up so you can here her voice. Adorable!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy 86th Birthday Grandma!

Today is Grandma's birthday! She is 86 and as beautiful as ever! We had a family get together and it was fun! The food was great and the company was great and fun was had by all! LOVE YOU Grandma!

In this one, my Uncle David is helping with the blowing out of the candles!

BTW....the cake is a chocolate pecan praline cake made by my Aunt Cynthia.....she is a great cook! Chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache and then covered with pecan praline icing.....HELLO....YUMMY!!!


So Mom retired the end of June and her birthday was the first of July. Had to find a present big enough for both. So my Grandma, my aunt and I went in and got her a new big chair. She had one that needed to be replaced desperately. The old chair is below:

It is not a bad chair but the arm is a little punched down. AND btw...that is a shadow in the bottom left corner...NOT a stain on the carpet. I don't know what happened there. The main problem is the ottoman. It was a nice ottoman until evil happened upon it. Below is the evil:

When the evil twins were about 1 they did this to the ottoman:

They did this about the time we were first letting them stay out of their crates while we were at work. Thanks Kids!
So for Mom's surprise, I had to find a way to let her know we were going shopping for chairs. I wasn't going to go shop and buy one for her. She needed to have her stamp on it. I was thinking a card with a "gift certificate" or a message in the card, then I thought about creating another blog with pictures of lots of chairs. I went to all these furniture stores and took pictures and created this:
I think you can copy and past the link to see it. I put the website in a card and made her pull it up on her computer. She was confused at first and then she got it and was very excited!
We went shopping on July 3rd. We hit several places. The last place we went was La-Z-Boy. If you ever need furniture, they have some beautiful things besides recliners. I will say some of the recliners though are pretty cool. But she wanted a chair and a half with ottoman. She got to try several out and picked the one she liked best. What was great though is that she could also choose a fabric and have it made to her taste. It was sooo much fun picking out the fabric. Once chosen, it was going to be 6-8 weeks before it was delivered. They were not kidding about that....ordered July 3rd.....delivered FINALLY this past Thursday. It is beautiful!

Here is a close up of the fabric:
I love the fabric and so does Mom. It blends with the Tiffany lamps and the eggplant couch. It is girly and feminine and it works!
Happy Birthday and Retirement Mom!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Shuffledesks

I know this is not a very important entry to most people, but it is sentimental. Mom and I have these Shuffledesks. They are a VERY, VERY early version of lapboards. Dad bought these for us way back in the day. He died in 1976 so these are super old. They have finally had it. The material is shredding and I have tons of little white beads coming out of mine. The dogs have them stuck to their beards and they are all over the carpet and chairs. Sad as it is....we decided to man up and get new ones. We use the lapboards for our laptops and it has been kinda sad to let the old ones go.

Here is the top of Mom's. It is cracked and beat up all around the edges. It was used well for all these years. Loads of crossword puzzles have been conquered here!

Here is the back....she had the handkerchief motif on the back:

Now here is the top of mine.....a little more destuctive I am. I scratched in "WOW" and then there are a ton of other nothing. Have no idea why. And the Winnie the Pooh stickers? Again....don't ever remember putting them on there.

The back of mine was Raggedy Ann. What I hate is that you can no longer see where I wrote "I love Erik Estrada" and "I love Shaun Cassidy". I loved "Chips" and "The Hardy Boys" and I had all of Shaun's albums (yessss....ALBUMS!!!) Speaking of albums...I was rocking The Osmonds and Leif Garrett! WOOT!!

Those have been replaced now with these cool ones from Barnes and Noble! Love 'em and added new cool wireless mice because we hate the touch pad on laptops.....

Every Ding Dang Night

You see that pink flamingo pillow.....that is MINE! Where are the pups every night right before I crawl into bed? They are in MY spot! Have to move them every night!! Nerds!

and THEN they go and do something cute like be snugglebugs!


Help me! I have a face on my leaf!!!!

HA HA HA HA.....Awesome!

First saw this contraption on "Bert the Conqueror" on the Travel Channel. He is a hoot! But here is an extreme.....poor girl....and the boys....they are trouble- makers! Bless her unaware heart!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Saw this picture from China. Trying to keep cool from the heat, they all crammed into the BIGGEST swimming pool I have ever least it seems super big and what about the kids? Someone could so go under and no one would know.....sad and scary at the same time.....I think I would find a sprinkler somewhere.....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Messing Around

So messing around with the blog and templates and colors. For right now, I am loving the green and birds...frustrated with the header though. My cousins have awesome headers so I am going to have to call them and find out how to do that....not smart enough on this area yet. BUT once I find out....the headers will be flying!!

USA vs. Algeria

I am not the biggest soccer fan, but seeing this win for USA was awesome and here is the video of the winning goal and the video of the reactions from across the US and world.....made me seeing sports of any kind bring people together! This is GREAT! Go USA!!! I will be watching and thank you Landon Donovan! Volume up for this one!

and the reactions.....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Got this email

This email owned me today and I needed it!!

A Positive Thought For the Day:

I don't want to brag or make anybody jealous,

but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school

This Made Me LOL!!!

Don't know if I got more of a kick out of the sweet baby or the dog.....both made me LOL!!! Thanks Cute Overload!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thanks Mr. Landscaper

I love color as much as the next person but come on!!! The landscapers were out today around the neighborhood spraying fertilizer. didn't let us know they were doing that and TWO....the fertilizer has blue dye in it. Thanks so much Mr. Landscaper! So glad we just spent $80 to have the pups groomed so they have beautiful little white paws.....again...thanks so much Mr. Landscaper! AND I did call to make sure they wouldn't be poisoned.....the fertilizer is animal friendly BUT still! This has made me laugh so hard...not mad at Mr. Landscaper...I find it super funny and it really is a beautiful blue....I like it! I have dogs with circus clown feets!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I cannot express how thankful I am for my Mom, family and friends for making my birthday so perfect! Thank you all sooooooo much!

Friday, June 4, 2010


It was that time of the year again to take the kids in for their annual shots. They have a new rabies shot that lasts 3 years instead of 1. Decided to go ahead and do that. Probably won't be doing it again! My Daisy, bless her heart, had an allergic reaction. Went and picked them up. They were a little tired after a day of shots and grooming. Got home and had them up on the bed giving them some tummy rubs. Noticed a little swollen spot on on Daisy's bottom right eye. Thought maybe it got irritated from the grooming. Then I noticed her eyelid was a little swollen. Then noticed the ginormous lumps coming up on her head. Then noticed her eye was swelling more. So grabbed her and ran out the door back to the vet. Of course it was 5:00 traffic but fortunately the vet is only a couple of miles down the road. I called ahead and they were waiting for us. By the time I got there both her eyes were almost swollen shut. It was awful!!! They grabbed her and gave her an IV of steroid and basically doggy Benadryl. They gave me another Benadryl for the next morning. My vet is awesome and they had us back on our way in 10 minutes. She was pitiful for the rest of the night. Her swelling got worse before it got better. She was sooooo beet red and hot. Her ears were very very red and I just watched her. Finally she went to sleep. By the next morning, she was all good, still sluggish and not feeling great, but much better....swelling gone. She had a very long day AND not to mention all that, the groomer accidentally clipped one of her nails too close and I had little blood spots all over the car.....BLESS HER HEART!!! See the pic below to see poor Daisy: