lifes a beach

Thursday, January 31, 2008


a little blurry, darn it
Well, my sweet Julie decided her hair was in for a change. She wasn't thinking a major change,
just a slight one. Well, I feel it's a little more dramatic than what I was anticipating, but she is
still my sweet, gorgeous Julie. She just reminds me of Snow White now. = )

Friday, January 25, 2008

Another FRIEND night

Tonight Julie had some friends over to goof around and watch a movie, and then after Quinn
heads home, we are having another sleepover!! I'm not a huge fan of sleepovers, but when it's
on a school night going into a week-end, the kids are usually pretty tired, because of early morning seminary. SO, they get to sleep pretty fast. Plus, early in the morning they will be heading to the church to help Quinn with his Eagle project. They will be putting together
wheel chairs made out of plastic chairs and bicycle wheels. I'm thinking that it's easier to have kids sleep over when there is only one child left at home. So, Julie may miss out on having her
siblings around as long as the others did, but.......she seems to have more "friend" nights
then her siblings did.

Monday, January 21, 2008

This and That

Tonight Julie cut her bangs. She had cut them last April or May, and grew them out, but decided she wanted to try them out again. So I have to put in a NOW photo and one from before. Today Julie and I had a fun day since she didn't have school. We saw a movie and had lunch. FUN STUFF
JAN 2008
MAY 2007

Last week Julie had a couple of her friends over, and they made and decorated a cake. Mel and I weren't home at the time, and this is what I found on my camera. = )

Then Julie and Mackenzi had a photo shoot together.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Don't send a lame Starring You! eCard. Try JibJab Sendables!

Just having a little fun with these crazy things. See if you can recognize all the
faces in there. And see if you can pick out all the propaganda too.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What year do i belong in?

You Belong in 1981
Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Movies and a sleepover

Well, I need an excuse to change the top post on my page. I'm getting tired of my scowling
face. So I thought I'd snap a picture of Karynne, Julie and McKenzie as they were snuggling
up for bed tonight. We had a fun afternoon/evening. Julie cheered at a basketball game
that ended up being very exciting. It was J.V. girls basketball, and they went into 2 over
times. It got pretty noisy, which made it feel exciting. We ended up winning. YAY !!!
Then Julie, Karynne and McKenzie went to see a movie and are sleeping over.

We have Stake conference starting tomorrow. On Sunday, they asked me to play the
organ. Hmm....first time for stake conference. WHAT FUN ~~~~NOT-------hee hee hee
hah ha ha ha ha.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


O.K. It's back to reality tomorrow, and I'm a little upset about it. I had a wonderful
2 weeks with various activities, but the best part was spending time with my family.
I am missing Stella and her parents. I want to hold her and squeeze her sweet little
body. I miss seeing her smile. I am missing Michelle and her sweetness and her cute
little accent. I want a big piece of land where all of my kids and their families can have
a huge plot with their own place. Where we can see each other when we get that inkling. Aaaaaah, grrrrrrrrr.

But......I have decided that I can't stay upset too long. It's just not me. But, I'm still going to miss Stella and her parents, I'm still going to miss Michelle and everything that goes along with that, but I will persevere, I'll start thinking about the next time that I can visit, or have them visit me. And I'll be happy that I have been blessed with such a wonderful family that I can have for eternity. And I'll make full use of the telephone and internet until we can all get together again.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Girls Night In

Joneel, Melissa w/Stella, Michelle, Julie, Katie, Julie, Bonnie

While I had my college daughter here, and my South Carolina girl home, I wanted to get together with Bonnie and her daughters. So we got together and went to dinner and then
came back to my place and talked and joked. It was a lot of fun. For those of you who don't know, Bonnie is my original beach buddy. Years ago when Michelle was 3, we went camping
at our favorite beach. But the next year Mel couldn't come with me, so I called Bonnie to see
if she would go camping with me. She said "Would you mind staying in a hotel instead?" Well,
I didn't care how or where I stayed, I just wanted to go. So that was the first of many many years of going to the beach together. We have added friends, family, etc. since then. So here
are the original "girls". We both do have sons, but they weren't here for the "Girls Night In".

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year--2008

Happy New Year! Last night Julie got together with some friends from the ward, Quinn and Karynne. First they went to a movie, then they stopped by a party thrown by someone in the Stake, then they came to our house to eat some goodies, jump on the trampoline, and ring in the new year. They spent most of the time outside on the trampoline. I had to call them in at 11:57 to tell them that the Ball in New York was about to drop. So here is the pictures I got of them last night, and very early this morning. I also want to point out a really fun fact about these
three. They have lived in the same ward and been in the same Sunday School class/Primary
group since they were born. How often does that happen these days?