Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pancreatic Cancer Walk

Last weekend we participated in the L.A. Cancer Challenge 2009. This is the third year
we have walked. The morning started out cool, but quickly turned out to be a very warm day.

Laci and MattDana, Kevin, and Braeden...and Kitty too! (Kelsea was on a getaway with Pops and May May)Sleepy BoysMe and JerryThe girlsComparing their finishing medalsBraeden excited to be wearing my bib. Kitty is excited to walk again too!Thank you to those who supported us!Jerry is SO FAST we had to remind him, there is a speed limit!What do you think the odds are of ME getting this number????

Coincidence? I think not! We walk for hope for a cure, and for Mom, 11-11-1941 to 10-15-2006

Shared Birthday's

On October 15th my twin brothers celebrated their 50th birthday.
Three years ago, on their birthday, our mother went on to start her new life in Heaven. It's hard to believe that 3 years have passed.

The Pumpkin Patch

Everyone knows what goes on at the pumpkin patch, so no words are needed!
*Caution* Picture overload!

Another Birthday!

Yes, we had another birthday girl. Laci had a birthday too. (Actually, Kelsea was born on Laci's 25th birthday.) We celebrated Laci's birthday at CPK with Laci, Matt, and the kids, Matt's parents Rick and Wendy, and brother and sister in law, Jeff and Kara. The kids sharing Laci's birthday ice cream, with each other, not mom!
After we went to her home for cake.
I thought this was a cute picture so it made it into this post.

Kelsea Turns Four!

October is the month of birthdays. Kelsea had her 4th birthday. She had a little family party.The "happy" birthday girl with her gifts.Dana and Laci did a great job on making the cake, considering they had a gigglefest in the process.Kelsea made a new friend, hugs for Katie. The theme of the party was a jungle theme.....because she was getting a Barbie jeep, and in this Jungle, every girl needs a Jeep!Happy Birthday Kelsea Bee!


September was kind of a blur.
I started a new job the last week of August, at Kohls Department store.

We attended the LA fair as a family. and had yummy fair food!The girls were really silly in the photo booth.

Someone had a birthday....
We had the Pickett's visit.

Whew, that was a quick month!

Tent Camping with the Grand Kids

Earlier this month Laci asked me to watch her kids so she and Matt could attend a wedding in Palm Springs. Sure, that was no problem. Then Dana had a party she wanted to attend, she asked if I could watch the kids.....sure, the more the merrier. So I arrived at Laci and Matt's house early Saturday morning armed with fun stuff for all the kids. The Rogina kids and I had a fun and playful day. It was time for dinner and Braeden and Kelsea arrived just in time. It was now me, and 5 kids! We ate dinner, had baths, watched movies and had yummy cookies for our snack. When the twins were put to bed in their room, I put together the tent I brought for our indoor camping! What fun. We read books and tried to settle down for the night. Mackenzi was having a hard time so I told her she was going to have to go to her room if she didn't settle down. That girl, she wanted to go to her bed! She was asleep within 5 minutes after she was in her room. That left Braeden, Kelsea, and me. Luckily the kids were tired and went to sleep fairly easy.
While I was lying there with Braeden on one side, Kelsea on the other, and Hurley ( the family dog) sharing MY pillow, memories of another camping date came to my mind.
With a giggle I remembered a similar tent, in a different location, involving my girls, and my mom. Dana and Laci were determined to have a sleepover with their Grammy, in our backyard, in a tent. It was already dark and they wanted to do it THAT night. She was a sucker for the girls and agreed to attend their "night of camping". With kisses good night, the three of them ventured into the back yard, in the dark, to set up the tent. Giggles and laughter could be heard coming from the tent. I was really surprised when abruptly the camping trip was over, almost as quickly as it started. The girls came in and Mom went home. When I questioned the girls as to what happened they told me that Grammy kept tooting and it smelled really bad. They were not sleeping with her! The next day, while I was cleaning up the tent and folding it up to put it away, what did I find? Ha! they had set the tent up right on top of a pile of dog po! Poor Grammy got blamed for something she didn't even do! I guess tents should only be set up in the light of day, or in my daughters family room!

Too Busy to Blog?

I think I will use that for my excuse. I really have no other reason. This weekend I am on a mission, and that is to catch up on all the happenings that I have not shared. I missed Flashback Friday yesterday, so I will start with that post. This was about 1969 or 70. My female cousins and I dressed up. I guess Linda was too cool to hang out with us, and Diana was not born yet. Lori, Cindy, me, and Sandie the clown!
Happy and SAFE Halloween to you all!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flashback Friday

These kids grow like weeds! Gotta love 'em

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lucky Number 7

Yes the number 7 is a lucky number. In our family it has proved to be very lucky. Our beautiful baby girl was born on this day, 29 years ago.
I was lucky to have an easy labor...with NO drugs
We were lucky to have her join our family
We were lucky to get another girl
We were lucky she was very healthy
I was lucky she out grew her colic after a few months
I was lucky to have her be such a Mama's girl
We were lucky to she was such a good girl
We were lucky she was a good student
We were lucky she married a good man
We were lucky when she had a beautiful daughter
Then double luck happened with the boys
Yes, we are very lucky, and grateful for our youngest daughter.
We love you Laci!
Happy Birthday!!

Luck hit our family again. Kelsea Paige, our grand daughter by Dana, shares her birthday with her Auntie! Happy birthday to Kelsea Bee, we love you too!