November 11, 2008


Joined facebook. check out facebook, easy to use....reconnect with old friends too if the own facebook account.

November 04, 2008

Halloween pictures of the kids 2008

I just now loaded up some of the kids Halloween pictures. It was Nathan's idea to be a Prince and Princess this year. He even picked out all of Rachel's outfit, thought that was sweet idea. Some of the pictures are a little blurry, but thought they were to cute not to post them.
The pictures were done at a local Home and Garden that is open late.... Here is a link to the lay out and the garden.
Good thing I did these pics early as it started raining the day before Halloween and is still raining 4 to 5 days later. I have more to upload later. Oh what a beautiful Prince and Princess.

Very blurry but loved the sweetness between them in this picture.

October 28, 2008

Sorry not Blogging and responding to Blogs.

The kids and I were in a car accident on Oct 18Th. The car is fine over all. But the kids and I had x-ray's done and Rachel needs the least amount of care (2 to 4 week) Nathan (4 weeks to 6)weeks.
What they found on me has left me crying, I have severe bone loss with my disk decaying. Long story short is I have arthritis in 2 spots of my back and will have to have 8 months of care to get it manageable. The chiropractor said they can do nothing to get the bone or disk back, just slow down the arthritis and make it not as severe. This has left me speechless as to what happened in my life to cause such damage to my body. The chiropractor said what ever it was happened about 10 to 15 years ago and has not been treated and was left untreated and this is the result.
I have just been trying to heal and get better this last week.

October 18, 2008

Rear End Accident.

Ding Dong it, I was hit was rear ended today. I was trying to finish up shopping for the kids costumes while stopped at a stop light. The guy behind me thought I went and nailed me from behind. I'm ok, the kids are ok. I was just in a small head on in January and didn't really need this right now. I'm having some minor lower back, upper back, jaw and ear pain. So I will be going to Kaiser to have myself checked out and hope this head ache I have goes away. Sorry to vent. The idiot was on his cell phone without his hands free. It is now the law here to be on a hands free while on the phone.

Halloween costume.... They have other ideas than mine..

The kids were going to be a cowboy/cowgirl for Halloween, well that is what I had planned for them to be. They had different ideas than what I had set them to be. Both kids decided that they wanted to be a ........ and a ........... I will post pics later.

October 15, 2008

Looks like the Mervyn's affair...might be over.

Well last week I took Nathan to Mervyn's, with what would have been his 5Th photo shoot with them.... It didn't go well. The week before I told his agent that 3T sweat pant outfits were getting to short for him, and ask what I should do? She just told me to continue until it became a issue.

Not even a week later we got a phone call for him to model for Mervyn's again, I was sweating it because I just knew it was going to be a darn sweat pants outfit. Sure enough it was sweat outfit and I knew there was going to be a problem, just knew it. The darn outfit would not ride down far enough to let him do the shoot. It is not best to hold a conversation in front of a 3 year old with 3 other adults and his mom hammering out that the shoot was going to be a NO GO.
Nathan left there very upset that he did not model the outfit he was wearing, almost crying about it. .....Boy he takes this way too serious.

So today I get a call from his agent asking just how tall he really is? Because Mervyn's is nervous about using him again based on his height. I assured the staffing lady last week he is still really a 3T and it is just the sweat pant outfits that are a problem.

I got in the car today, drove 40 the pedi's office had him measured and weighed. Nathan is 42' inches and 37lbs. Called his agent back, she called Mervyn's and they said no they had to pass on him...because he is 1 inch taller in the last month. It's too bad because they really like him and his look, and has been a great stress free model for them. Honestly you would not believe some of the kids that model. They cry so much or do not corporate. They just do not enjoy it and their parents make them do this without the kids enjoying it..... Kinda sad to watch. I would have never perused this if he didn't show interested which he ask me to help him be in a magazine.
I can say Nathan enjoys it and Mervyn's knows that...that is why they like him so much. His last photo shoot was 2 hrs with a little girl and a fake grandma.
Well he has 3 other ads coming out and has made a few hundred dollars to put away.
Maybe they will call him back when he reaches a 5T.

October 13, 2008

Update,My mom is back home.

The blood was coming from broken blood vessels. She called her doctor this morning and he wants her back on some meds, to help stop the throwing up. She has some test that are happening in two weeks. Please pray that what is causing her to throw up is not something not too serious.

October 12, 2008

I need mom is throwing up blood.

Ladies I really could use some prayers. My mom has been really sick for weeks...throwing up after eating daily. Well tonight she is throwing up blood...what is going on I don't know. But I am super scared and really worried and shaking and crying. Could you all please spare some prayers that she will be ok...and it's not cancer.

Had fun...photoshop

Framed my new favorite picture of the kids...Gosh I love this pic. The kids were having so much fun, and love how Rachel is holding onto what looks like her big brother. We get that all the time people asking if Nathan is a year older. I laugh every time because Rachel is 6 minutes older than Nathan. People have a hard time believing that their TWINS.

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

This is my New favorite picture of Rae and Nate.
It was taken today at Tolay County Park today. All of us had a blast. It was $5.00 for parking and everything else was FREE. Well almost everything else minus the food and pumpkins. The kids on a tractor.

Sitting on pumpkins.

Feeding their faces of mini cupcakes.

Yumm that was goooooood.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, Thanks mom and dad.

This way to fun.

Rachel and daddy making a corn husk doll.

Pony races.

Look we really are animals, mommy always thought we were.

Nathan in his first seed spitting contest.

Spitting seeds to win a prize.
Feeding the goats.

Look a donkey.

A tepee.

October 05, 2008

Remy is the BEST Dog ever.

I have to take some pics of Remy, but I have to say he is the best dog ever, so mellow and gentle. He has not once growled or barked at the kids, other dogs. He did bark at my dad today as my dad came in and said What was funny.

October 01, 2008

Remy is on his flight

We are our way to Sacramento Airport to go get Remy, he comes in at 3:40. Boy I'm nerves hope he makes connecting flight.

September 30, 2008

Beautiful Sophia

My beautiful niece Sophia modeled for Mervyn's a ad at the same time as Nathan's. Hers came out on Sunday the 28Th until the 1st. Nathan's came out on the 26Th and runs through the 1st. Sophia is on the right, looks like the other baby might be a boy as well. I'm so proud of her too, it can be really hard for a baby to seat and let people take pictures without crying.
Isn't she beautiful? If I haven't ever mentioned this before, she won Beautiful Baby of Sacramento last year.

September 29, 2008

Heart attack, my hubby is trying to give me one.

John is going to kill me for posting this...but gosh he is going to give me a Heart Attack.

I forgot to post that John got bit by a snake the other day. The joys of living out in the country...bugs(spiders BIG ones too), flies,mice, rats, foxes, raccoons, all sorts of critters,and lots of snakes.
So he comes in from outside at 9:30 or 10 pm and tells me he got bit by this snake as I am putting the kids down late. He than says "Honey can you come and see if you recognize what type of snake this is."
Oh sure I know all my snakes...I study snakes on my spare time don't you know....sarcasm here. Like I have a lot of spare time with these two kids always on my shirt tail.
So I go outside as the kids are pushing their way behind me ....Rachel is saying "I want to see too mommy" as I'm telling them to go back to bed.
Well lets see I didn't recognize the snake as I try very hard to avoid them. Depending if they are in my way or the size of them, then I might want to kill it.

So I told him he better call the paramedics and have them look at his finger and save the snake and see what they think.
In the last 2 weeks he has gotten stung by a bee...Oh you should have seen him carrying on over that. A cut, bruised and scraped up at a company picnic baseball game. We went to the ER for him hitting his head with a post hole digger . He called the paramedics for the snake bite....Guess what type of snake it was?
A damn Garden Snake. I'm so glad that is all it was, but man he seems so accident prone as of lately.

What's next?
He has been using an electric saw today for this fence we are putting in. I have kept the kids FAR away from him while using this saw in fear of a accident involving the children.

I can almost hear Tab, I cut myself call 911.

September 27, 2008

I Love You this Much Award, Passing it to NATALIE

I received this really wonderful award from my friend Chris at Munro Family of 5 Thank You very much Chris and Congratulations on receiving this award..along with Michele and Heather(Cakes). I too hope to get a good nights sleep. I have one glass of wine down me already, so that should help for a restful night

I would like to pass this award to my good friend Natalie at Natalie's-Shay Chic Photography . I first meet Natalie on a on-line forum in 2003, while we were both trying to conceive our children.
This has been a hard year for her and her family, she has had a Great Outlook on Life. She has been a supportive Wife, Daughter, Mother and friend.
I feel she needs to know how valued she is to so many, family and friends. She is ever teaching us how to look through the camera lens. trying to help clean up our photo's or just teaching us in general about our hobby of photography. I would like to pass this on to Natalie. She is very giving of her designs through Shay Chic Boutique(Gifts or Auctions).

Thank you Natalie for being a Inspiration, a Angel from above for so many, and a Friend of Gold to so many of us. This is how much I LOVE YOU Natalie...Huge Hugs.

I Feel Truly Blessed to call her my friend.
So here is your Award Natalie...Blowing Kisses.

September 25, 2008

Nathan's 1st MERVYN'S AD

Nathan to the far right of the ad leaning forward. What beautiful eyes and sweet smile my baby boy has.

Here is a screen shot of Nathan's very first Mervyn's ad he did back at the beginning of July. I'm so proud of him and he looks so cute and natural.

September 22, 2008

***** updated as 4pm ER trip*******Taking John to the Hospital...Bleeding from the crown of his head.

John will be ok, but I'm taking him to the Hospital right now. He was digging some holes...With some post hole digger that jacked back up and hit him in the crown of his head. It has been slowly bleeding for the last 2 hours and I really not see if it is a deep hole or what. So we are off to the ER. Just where I want to be all day with him and the kids.
I hope it goes by quickly and all is ok. I have to state I didn't mean to sound selish earlier about our ER trip.
**********************************************update 4pm.
We are back home from the ER, everything is ok, nothing major. Besides he is in a lot of pain and still bleeding 6hrs later.I just couldn't see where the blood was coming from, so we thought it was best to go in and see if I was missing something. Thank you all for your concern. John is just laying low the rest of the day. It was really weird to have our 3 1/2 twins come and tell me daddy was hurt and seeing him laying on the ground asking for help.
So I'm just going to watch him. I was really scared seeing him like that and asking for help.

Our Neighbor's Horses, 1 to 2 lbs or Carrots and my kids

Nathan and Rachel love feeding our neighbor's horses carrots. There is 3 horses but only 2 are able to make it up to our fence line. The other horse is over 100 years old in horse years and is gated off so, he can no longer travel up our hill. This horses names are Star and the other brown one is Snacker...the one pigging out on the carrots below.
However today the kids over feed the horses, especially Snaker....I have a feeling our neighbor below is not going to be happy to see that much carrots(1 to 2 lbs) in his horses poop....LOL, to much information.
The flies have been horrible this year...I can hardly stand all these gross flies around where we live...the joys of living out in the country.
Rachel and Nathan feeding Snacker. I keep telling Rachel to lay her hands flat so Snacker doesn't snack on her hands...LOL. She just doesn't get it.

Both the kids ecxited to see their favorite horse friends, and suppling the horses with their favorite treat.

Don't you need more carrots Snacker?

All the carrots in one big pile. Star didn't like it (the pile) and took off because Snacker didn't want to share the carrots. He's a HUGE pig when it comes to carrots.

September 20, 2008

OK, this is just nuts....Dog collar and dog ID tag

Well I pretty much already have our new dog Remy a collar and his ID tag...but was looking on-line just in case the one I have is too big for Remy. I found this very pretty crystal collar....The website said it was featured at the Oscars.
Guess how much this collar is? ..............................................................................................................$245.oo dollars. Is the world nuts? I also found a diamond ID dog tag for $3,000.00.
I guess for some money does grow on trees.

It looks very pretty bigger and comes in different colors, but there is no way in the world I would ever buy my dog such an expensive collar. I don't even recall what website I found this on.

John's corporate picnic...3 Cheese Tortellini dish

I made this really tasty 3 cheese tortellini dish for John's corporate work picnic yesterday....Their end of the year picnic. It was super easy to make, boiled and drained the tortellini, added cut up celery, green onions and diced up Virgina ham. Then covered it in a couple jars of Alfredo sauce. I thought about adding more ingredients, but figured some would dislike if I added olives, peas, marinated artichokes hearts or bacon pieces.
Everyone at his office seemed to enjoy it. They played softball, John came home some nice size scraps from sliding into home.
It was nice they could all get together one last time for a SUMMER PICNIC before it started raining this afternoon. Feels like fall already....50's to 60's here today in Sunny California...LOL

New fall changes made to the blog.... viewed negitive.

I loved my new fall look, but John wasn't crazy about the new look. So I changed it AGAIN.....sigh. Now it's these pretty brown flowers.

September 19, 2008

A few Wedding pictures from 14 years ago yesterday....9/18/04

I wish I could have found bigger pictures on our computers, but this is what I found. John and I on our wedding day.

Here are just a few pictures of John and I 14 years ago. So glad he got rid of the mustache...LOL

Happy Anniversary...14 years WOW

Last night we went out...just John and I to celebrate 14 years of being married...Wow 14 years already. We went to a restaurant called the French Garden...were we had 4 course meal, a few glasses of wine. It felt so good to be alone for such a short period of time away from the kids. We spent way to much on dinner...but it was well worth the alone time and just seeing each other. Not having the kids there was nice because normally they fuss and sometimes fight at dinner time.
I will have to upload some wedding pictures later. I thought this was kinda cool how this one of two lions heads turned out...In front of restaurant.
Playing around with the tint and coloring.

Lions head....original color
Outside the restaurant