Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year 2007

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Here's wishing all my new friends out there a very jappy New Year. If you all read the six weird things about me you would know that I am expecting a very good 2007, just because the year ends in a 7. No offense to the number 6, but I'd much rather be in 2007. I hope all of you have a very happy and healthy year. God Bless.

Saturday, December 30, 2006


I don't do resolutions. Never have, never will. I do make up funny stuff just to mark the new year. Last year my resolution was to never run out of french vanilla creamer. I actually did it. Not really a resolution, but a goal. This year I am not sure what it will be. Maybe never to run out of Gevalia, my favorite coffee in the whole world.

I wish all of you a Happy New Year and I hope your resolutions are a success.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Moon Sand

Has anyone seen this product? It's like an indoor sandbox. Of course my neighbors want to know why I would buy a 3 year old and indoor sandbox? Can't answer that. I did buy him play dough also. Thank God I own a $1200. Rainbow vacuum. I have had to use it at least 7 times a day since Christmas. The kids seem to like this stuff. It molds real well. You can make sandcastles and things and it is definitely easy to clean up. It vacuums right up and doesn't seem to stick to the carpet. It does harden when left out but stays soft when kept in it's closed case. I will let you know if cleaning up after this stuff starts to drive me crazy in a few weeks.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

My present

Hubby sent me this for Christmas. Click here. Isn't he a great guy? Now I can blog while watching tv at the couch.

This was the best present the kids got this year. We all love air hockey and I am still the champ. So far I beat everyone in the house at least twice. Hubby thinks he will usurp me when he gets
home, but I told him he had better find an air hockey table to practice
on while he's over there or else. He must be crazy if he thinks I will
let him beat me. No, no, no way!! Can you hear me now? Air Hockey

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Baby Jesus born in Bethlehem
Baby Jesus born to save all men
I have come to crown you king
I give my all my everything
How foolish I would be to turn away
for wise men still follow you today

Friday, December 22, 2006


Here I am as twins, Most of you don't know that my mom actually gave birth to twins when she had me but one didn't survive. My twin only made it a few months, who knows how many in utero. Now that my new IMAC, that hubby sent me for Christmas, has an ICam, I can take photos in mirror image so I can see what it would be like to have two of me. I was told we were identical so this is very interesting to see for me. What do you think? Very strange indeed.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Piccolo practice

Vanessa practices piccolo while Darrian looks on. I hope he can offer some good critique.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

6 weird things about me

Oh how will I ever think of 6? Just kidding. Linda (another of my favorite bloggers) from Middle Years tagged me for this one. So here goes.

I hate odd numbers. Whenever I go to the mall, or out to eat, or wherever, I drive my husband crazy by not letting him park in odd numbered spaces. He always asks "is this one Ok?" Duh, how long has he known me? Is it odd numbered? Not to hard to figure out. I think he gets confused with the double digit numbers like 17, because although 17 is odd, I love 17. I love it because my lucky number it 7. Anyway 37 and 87 are out because I don't like 3 or 8.

I don't like heights. I get dizzy just thinking about heights. In fact I only go up into big building no higher then where the ladder on the fire truck can reach. I usually avoid high buildings. This fear does not pertain to flying. I don't know why but flying doesn't bother me.

Like Linda I talk to myself and to my cat Emma. But truly the weirdest thing is I talk to our goldfish (three fin spike tamayo).

I don't step on sidewalk cracks even today. Who knows why. I'm sure it won't break my mother's back, but I avoid them anyway. I am not paranoid, if I step on one I don't freak out, but I try to look down and not step on them anyway.

Again another odd number thing but only pertaining to the number 3. I brush my hair in 4 strokes, never 3. I take sips of my drink 1, 2 or 4 at a time. If I am on number 3 sip I will take an extra just to be sure.

I line up the cans in my cabinets so labels are facing me and If one is off, even at someones house I will face it correctly. Like if their salt shaker is not facing forward I will reach out and grab it and turn it, and I will do all this non chalantly so that no one notices. They probably notice, but are too nice to say anything

I read several books and magazines at once. I think it's the ADHD, but I can't sit down and read one thing for a long time, like an hour. I read a little of one book, then a little of another, and then a magazine, then maybe something off the computer. It's just the way I like to do it.

Now I have to tag 6 people so I tag Barb, Jen, Sandra, Julie, Liz, and Janice.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

I thought I would share these pictures with you all of Honolulu at dusk. My daughter is on the paddling team and when I go to pick her up this is the view I get to see. I don't mind picking her up at all. This is very relaxing.
Here is one of their canoes coming in as we sit on the hillside enjoying the paddlers. Isn't it strange that it looks just like summer here. Not a hint of winter. How weird it must be to everyone.

Friday, December 15, 2006

My decorated in post below

I posted a glimpse of my decorations so I could join Boomamas Christmas
tour of homes
. This is my tree and then the area where I blog. I also
showed my favorite Christmas blanket and my decorations by the front
window. I didn't go all out this year because I have barely gotten my
regular decorating done due to my broken wrist. I only started using a
hammer a few weeks ago. Anyway I hope to be done soon and then be able
to go all out for next years tour. Wish me luck.

PS Notice the bottom half of my tree lacks decorations. This is because my kids hang all of them up high so their baby brother doesn't ruin them.

My decorated house

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas meme

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate? Both, but I like egg nog a little better.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Wraps them, but Santa may do something different this year like set them under the tree.

3. Colored lights on tree or white? White

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Not all the time.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Usually the day after Thanksgiving. I can't wait because I love Christmas.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Stuffing.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child. I have a few. One is going to my grandmothers house (me me) on Christmas eve to spend with my cousin Gale and her family and the other is Sharing Christmas with my grandparents on my mom's side especially when my grandpa stopped at the backery for cupcakes.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I think I heard it at school in about 3rd grade.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes the gifts that come from relatives and not from Santa. Otherwise it would be too confusing to know who bought what.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? This year white lights and decorations collected from over the years.

11. Snow! I love snow, but I don't miss it. I like the hot weather better, but it would be nice to see a white Christmas once again.

12. Can you ice skate? Yes...I think...Although that is how I broke my wrist this year. So I guess the answer is still I think.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I think it was roller skates one year.

14. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Pumpkin pie!

15. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas eve when we get to midnight service although our church does it at 7:00pm. Then we come home and have hot coccoa, yes even in Hawaii, and we read Christmas books usually from the Christian book store. This year we may ice skate. Hopefully I won't break my wrist which then would be a tradition.

16. What tops your tree? Usually an angel although the boys want me to buy a star this year.

17. Which do you prefer Giving or Receiving? Giving, but only if it's something I really thought about not just a gift because you have to give one, but something that you know the other person will enjoy.

18. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Felice Navidad

19. Candy Canes yuck or yum? I don't love them, but once in a while I will eat one.

20. Fruitcake? I don't like it, but my southern friends swears they make the best fruitcake in the south and that everyone likes it. So I guess I don't really know.

My friend Jen over at "A good cup of coffee" got this one going for me so go check her out if you want to join in. Also say a prayer for her little one Miller who needs surgery on Dec. 22. Poor little guy. Hopefully this will make him all better.

Awesome Christmas tradition

I wanted to let you all know that my friend Linda over at her blog middle years has posted one really neat Christmas tradition that she shares with her friends. This tradition includes bingo, presents, great food and, well, I will let you all read the rest for yourself. I love Linda's blog because she always has something fun to write about and a lot of other stuff. So go on over and read all about this one because it is a tradition I think a lot of people would enjoy. I know I will.

PS Linda is a very sweet gal with lots of kind things to say. Just another reason I love her blog.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Happiness is?

No I am not happy about the Cowboys loss to the Saints, but I am very
happy about the return of my all time favorite Amazing Race all stars,
Rob and Amber. Team Romber will appear in the next race, the all star
version. I know you all probably think I'm crazy, and that many people
didn't really like them, but I have loved them since they fell for each
other on Survivor. Who doesn't love a good love story. I just think
it's cool that they fell in love on Survivor, made it to the end of the
Amazing Race, and then got married, and well, so far, have lived
happily ever after. I guess we will find out if the magic is still
there. Yes I am one of those nutty people that even viewed their
wedding and what a wedding it was, just like a fairy tale. Well that's
my news for now. It takes so little to make me happy. Wait until hubby
reads this. He already thinks I'm nuts and he will probably be glad he
doesn't have to sit through another episode of Romber. Allthough in the
end he ended up liking them. Even hubby can't resist a good love story.
Of course he always says "It'll never last." So far it has.

A little clip for babe

and anyone else who might like it...


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

We love you babe!


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My little elf

This isn't the greatest picture but I didn't take it so bear with me. Brandon my 14 year old is dressed as an elf. He is a teen center volunteer for the fun fair and that is what he has to wear. We took the kids over to the fair on Dec. 2 and boy what a great day it was. I filled out a few raffle tickets and then went home toward the end. I was home about an hour and Brandon called me to tell me I won a survival bag. A backpack filled with survival stuff. Then when I got home I got a call from the guy in the booth next to the survival bag guy and he told me I won a $50.00 gift certificate. Once I got home from picking this up my son Brandon called me again to say my son Jr. won a cake in the cake walk, but this was not the biggest news. The biggest news was Jr. also won the XBox 360. Brandon gave Jr. his ticket and when the winner was called Brandon thought it was this other guy who was walking toward the stage, but then he saw Jr. jumping up and down and coming toward the stage. Miss. Angie was handing Jr. the XBox 360 when Brandon came up to say his ticket won. Miss Angie said sorry Brandon it's the person holding the ticket who gets the prize. Anyway she was just messing with them. Jr. and Brandon decided they both won and that's great for them. They share this with my other kids so that makes it a gift for all. My hubby was glad since the next day he was leaving for Iraq and this took some of the focus off that.

Oh and how can I forget. The Dallas Cowboys beat the NY Giants. WooHoo!


My oldest daughter who lives in Washington with her family was complaining I don't put pictures on my blog anymore so here are some.

The first is my daughter Vanessa fooling around with the camera. Her friend Jennifer and her like to take wacky pictures. This is one of them.

Next my son Darrian, who is sick with a cold, is taking a swim in the Jacuzzi. The jacuzzi clears him right up so he can feel better for school.

My little village comes next. Since Darrian thinks they are toys there is no way to set them up except put them out and let him mess with them.

Last but not least is my tree. It's a real tree, bought here in Hawaii, for only $32.00. Can you believe this deal. I love it. You can smell it the moment you walk into the house. Boy am I going to miss this smell when Christmas is over.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Here is something interesting I read that I thought I would share with you all. Something to ponder:

Biochemists have shown that every man and woman on earth-past, present, and future-can be traced genetically to one human woman via mitochondrial DNA. To that one woman they gave the name "Eve," which means "mother of all the living."

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The following post

I want to thank Barb for pointing me in the direction for the post below and to Susanne for e-mailing me instructions on how to paste it in my template. Also thanks to my son Brandon for helping me put Susanne's instructions into action. Thanks to these people you know what time of day I am.

By the way this one had me pegged. I can't believe how it was so much like me. Try it if you like.

Midnight-that's me

You Are Midnight

You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.
Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.
Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.
You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.

Blueberry muffins and tea

Made some blueberry muffins and had some with tea on Rae Dunn pottery of course