Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Just call Aaron "Sweet Honey" from now on!!

"Engine 8 found themselves in a sticky situation today. 55 gallons of sticky to be exact. The situation was mitigated with the assistance from engine 5, R.P.D. Redding streets Dept., O.S.H.A. and homeland security."P1010400_2



Jacob and Nature

Jacob has become quite the outdoorsmen lately!  He spends a great deal of time outside after school looking for creatures and tending to his plants.  A couple weeks ago he planted a garden with my Mom and he has been very diligent about watering and keeping it up.  He's also planted various flowers and vegetables in every spare pot he could find around here and yesterday we planted about 30 sunflower seeds in starter pots.  I love how he takes pride in all his plants on and is so conscious of their care.  Why he can remember to water his plants everyday but not put his clothes in the hamper, I have no idea! 

Another thing we've been keeping an eye on outdoors is our new little baby birds on the back patio!  We think there is a total of 3 of them tucked behind one of our speakers. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Basket Party 2008

Whew...the weekend is over.  Basket Party 2008 has come and gone.  Whew.  It was a total success with over $1000 raised for Oprah's Angel Network!  That is incredible because we had about 20 fewer people this year than last but raised just about the same.  This year's theme went back to the first year (5 years ago!) which was your "Favorite Things."  The raffle (this and a portion of the ticket sales is how we raise the money for charity) this year consisted of donated gift cards.  We had many generous donors that made for some really nice gift card 'packages' tImg_5324hat could be won.  The best part about this year's party is that Steph and I had 2 new helpers, our daughters!  Click for photos from the Basket Party 

Monday, April 28, 2008

Worth Quoting

From Dave Barry....
This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. Story
This is a very exciting new
program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. Only a smidgen.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?
A. Shut up.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

We have a Tiger Cub in the house!

Jacob is so excited to have joined the Cub Scouts!  He had his first pack meeting today and only wanted Daddy to take him.  I see Den Daddy in his future!  They did a lot of activities during the meeting and he got to learn the 'secret' handshake and probably his favorite part...make a marshmallow shooter! 

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Girl's Trip!

Mwahahahaha....I have 3 of my best girlfriends going to see the man (and the band) in August!

I love going with Aaron to the shows, but come on...this trip is going to be GREAT and I CANNOT WAIT!  (OK and on second look at this picture...I think that's Aaron...LOL!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Few Snaps

Field trip to the farm.

Wacky hair day....missed pictures of pj day, superhero day, 50's day, and extreme spirit day!

Community service project.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Elusive Coco

So most people I think know we have 2 cats and a dog, however most people have not actually seen all of them...especially our oldest pet Coco.  He is not much of a people person and has only allowed Aaron and I to pet him for years.  As we acquired more pets and subsequently children, he became even more withdrawn and the kids have always been afraid of him.  Well lately Ella has taken it upon herself to befriend Coco and our little cat whisperer has worked some magic!  She still can't move to fast around him, but this is something I thought I'd never see!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The past few weeks in phone pics

I'm telling you, I just haven't used my camera much but to take pictures of jewelry this year....but I have been good at whipping out my phone to take some shots at random times!

Here's the past month in iPhone pics with the exception of our week in Vegas and our week of sickness....

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Jeffy!

Happy Birthday Jeffy!
Happy birthday to my April Fool's day baby brother!! Hope it's a good
day Jeff...I know I'm looking forward to having dinner at your
restaurant tonight!