Monday, June 30, 2008

passed out

Derek was so tired he just fell asleep on the floor
around 4 and I had to wake him for swimming lessons @ 6.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

CurrClick's for homeschool curriculum

You are invited to summer fun and savings at CurrClick!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Survivor -- the Parent Island

Happy Father's Day!!
Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks. Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes.
There is no fast food. Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money. In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week.
Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time--no emailing.
Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment and a haircut appointment. He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the Urgent Care.
He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function.
Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside and keeping it presentable at all times.
The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done. The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn himself with jewelry, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep fingernails polished and eyebrows groomed.
During one of the six weeks, the men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained moodswings but never once complain or slow down from other duties.
They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting.
They will need to read a book to the kids each night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and comb their hair by 7:00 am.
A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information: each child's birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size and doctor's name. Also the child's weight at birth, length, time of birth, and length of labor, each child's favorite color, middle name, favorite snack, favorite song, favorite drink, favorite toy, biggest fear and what they want to be when they grow up.
The kids vote them off the island based on performance.
The last man wins only if... he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice.
If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years eventually earning the right
To be called Mother!

Monday, June 09, 2008

alphabet meme

Rachel tagged me (a long time ago) for this meme.
Here goes:
A-Adoptive parent
C-California’s where we live
D-Dog owner
E-Entertainment News watcher
G-Google reader user
H-Hawaii is fave vacation spot
J-Judy is my mom
K-Kids are learning @ home
N-Nebraska Born
O-Older, but Better!
P- Pizza lover
Q-Quiet is what I like best
R-Roman Catholic
S-SDSU graduate
T-Travel Europe is my dream wish
U-Unschooling Advocate
V-Very Affectionate
W-Wife to Geoff
X-Xtreme tv watcher & blog reader
Y-Yells too much
Z-Zippy CA driver

I gotta tag you!:

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Heidi & Spencer @ California Adventure

I saw Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt at Disney's California Adventure!
We just got off of the King Triton's Carousel and were waiting for the kids on Ca Sreamin' when I spotted Spencer. I thought, wow! that guy looks just like Spencer from "The Hills" and then knew it was him. And close by was Heidi.
They were moving towards the fence to take some photos with some little girls. By the time I could figure out my camera they were starting to walk away.
Heidi is the tiniest thing. She is very short and super skinny. So much for the double fisted ice cream bar AND cotton candy!

Next day there were photos of them on E! & Entertainment Tonight riding the new Toy Story ride.
They are NOT my favorite couple on the show. But I have been watching Lauren since Newport Beach and the past 3 seasons of The Hills.
Since they are the show's antagonists... well you just have to hear what they are up to each show... either breaking up or getting back together! Season finale??? They were getting back together... but still not friends with Lauren.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Disneyland & Ca Adventure

Another FUN trip up the coast. This will be our last trip for a few months.
Gas prices are killing us but also our So Cal DL Passes are blocked out from
mid-June to mid-Aug. That's OK we don't want to go during the heat and crowds of summer.
We'll wait for the Fall and NO lines, thank you very much!!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Am I a Fireman yet??

Get out your tissues.................
In Phoenix , AZ , a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up & fulfill all his dreams.
Now, that was no longer possible. The leukemia would see to that. But she still wanted her son's dream to come true. She took her son's hand and asked, 'Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once you grew up? Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life?'
Mommy, 'I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.'
Mom smiled back and said, 'Let's see if we can make your wish come true.' Later that day she went to her local fire department in Phoenix , Arizona , where she met Fireman Bob, who had a heart as big as Phoenix . She explained her son's final wish and asked if it might be possible to give her 6 year Old son a ride around the block on a fire engine.
Fireman Bob said, 'Look, we can do better than that. If you'll have your son ready at seven o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make him an Honorary Fireman for the whole day. He can come down to the fire station, eat with us, go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine yards! And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform for him with a real fire hat - not a toy one - with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots. They're all manufactured right here in Phoenix , so we can get them fast.'
Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy, dressed him in his uniform and escorted him from his hospital bed to the waiting hook and ladder truck. Billy got to sit on the back of the truck and help steer it back to the fire station. He was in heaven. There were three fire calls in Phoenix that day and Billy got to go out on all three calls. He rode in the different fire engines, the Paramedic's van, and even the fire chief's car. He was also videotaped for the local news program.
Having his dream come true, with all the love and attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy that he lived three months longer than any doctor thought possible.
One night all of his vital signs began to drop dramatically and the head nurse, who believed in the hospice concept - that no one should die alone - began to call the family members to the hospital. Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a Fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and asked if it would be possible to send a fireman in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition.
The chief replied; 'We can do better than that, we'll be there in five minutes. Will you please do me a favor?
When you hear the sirens screaming and see the lights flashing, will you announce over the PA system that there is not a fire? It's the department coming to see one of its finest members one more time, and will you open the window to his room?
About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up to Billy's third floor open window--------16 fire-fighters climbed up the ladder into Billy's room.
With his mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him.
With his dying breath, Billy looked up at the Fire Chief and said; 'Chief, am I really a fireman now?'
'Billy, you are, and the Head Chief, Jesus, is holding your hand,' the Chief said.
With those words, Billy smiled and said, 'I know, He's been holding my hand all day, and the angels have been singing..' He closed his eyes one last time.

Rock N Roll Marathon June 1, 2008

Please pray for my dh, Geoff, He'll be running in the Marathon.

It is his 10th year running!!

In 7 months & 24 days.. He is turning 50.

I asked him today if this is his last marathon.
He said, "after tomorrow it's 10 down, 10 to go"

Here's a picture from last year. 2007 after we found him at the finish line area.