Wednesday, December 23, 2009
For my vacation I am really gonna tidy up around the house and throw out a ton of junk. We are getting a new couch ( well it's really a new used couch from Sean since he is moving in with his Girlfriend). That will make a big difference in my household...I can't remember the last time I got a new couch...I think Parker was 2! I would really also like to move Ava in Parker's room..i don't see that happening just yet though...
Christmas should be fun. I am having the family over as usual. We are making a roast for dinner and I am going to attempt making Tamales tomorrow while Gabe most likely finishes up his last minute shopping just as every year.
We normally celebrate Christmas Eve with Gabe's family but this year he has to work so we will be missing it.
New Years Eve Gabe has to work as well. I don't typically like to go out on New Years Eve but this year the kids and I are going to my uncles and Kirsten for a fun theme Pajama Party and Game night New Years Eve. I have some pretty fun board games to bring..maybe we can also rock out some Beatles rockband!
My new years resolution this year is to LOSE WEIGHT! I should stop smoking too..even though I really only smoke when I drink..and when people at work take smoke breaks I join them. I also want to be more girly and glamorous..I am talking wearing more dresses and heels on a regular occasion. I miss the old flare of the 50's when women were really proper with their looks. I am gonna try and bring it back! It will be hard to do considering kids,and that I work for a Motorcycle company. My next goal is to get some more scrapbooking done! Kirsten and I talked about this last Saturday..we just need to do it. It looks like between the Gym and Scrapbooking nights I am going to have a busy 2010!
Happy holidays everyone!
Have a Safe New Years!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I been at home exercising and the reason why I never signed up sooner was cause I had no one to watch the kids. For some reason I was thinking I could not take Ava there to be watched until she was potty trained but I see all she has to be is over 6 months! Now that I know that the location near me has a kid club I am so going to the Gym.
I hope to drop 20 lbs at least for 2010. I would love to lose it before my Vegas trip in February ..maybe with a strict diet and constant exercising I will reach my goal!
I think the thing that is great is a couple of my friends also go to this gym and we can all support each other.
I start Monday since I will be on vacation for 11 days!!! Wish me luck!
Monday, December 21, 2009
The kids played outside until dusk. Pictured here is Taylor (neighbor girl) John Jr. Parker and Kelsey.
I tried to get this shot again with Ava in it but all she wanted to do was play with the big blow up snowman,penguin and Santa in the yard.
Thelma was to meet me at my place at 6 and we were going to try and head up there by Happy hour but we missed it by a hair. Throughout the day we were chatting about Tantalum and Toni came to join us and Arnold as well for a drink.
The bar was really cool over looking the harbor so we could see boats with their holiday lights decorated them as they Cruise through out the harbor.
Thelma and I were intrigued to try the Asian Pear Martini..It was soo tasty.
Toni started off with a HEF!
We did not stay that long..only for a couple of drinks. Toni's boyfriend Scott showed up and he had a beer. Thelma and I were ready to split so we all left. Afterwards Thelma Hung out with me and had a glass of wine at my place and we exchanged Christmas gifts. She got me a Really awesome compact and a really cool Glass Pink Elephant bottle stopper.
It was good catching up. I can't wait to go back to this restaurant and have dinner. The food smelled great!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Charles Phoenix shows are so fun. He basically collects old retro slides from estate sales and what not and has these slide shows viewings where he narrates you through a hilarious journey through the memories of strangers pasts.
The holiday Slide show shows off retro holiday slides. I always wanted to go to that one.
Gabe and I been to his Disneyland one and we had such a good time. There was slides from amusement parks and more from the 50's to the 60's. The old Disneyland slides were a crack up some of the expressions on people faces and the vacation attire. I also had him autograph my books. We own ALL of his books.
I highly suggest you check him out or sign up for his SLIDE OF THE WEEK!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
She was really kicking back in there. She would watch tv then play with her toys and watch tv.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Kirsten had the table all laid out with Naked Gingerbread houses and a Gingerbread tree and had all kinds of dishes with assorted candies. She also had a wonderful lay out of snacks for the guests and some wine of course! I brought over some gingerbread men also for the kids and adults to decorate.
Here is the nice lay out before the decorating began.
All the little kids played for awhile first ..here is one half of the twins..I didn't get any pix of Lexi