Saturday, May 30, 2009

Soccer & Car Wash

Today has been a fun and busy day! I was asked to come and take the make up pictures for soccer at the church this morning. Mana and I were there at 10:30 am. The games started at 11:30 am. We got to stay and take pictures of the games. It was a lot of fun!!

I then took my car over to the Sonic. The Youth Ministry was having a car wash. They were working hard!

Pictures of the day....
"Soccer Pictures""Car Wash"


Ever since I had to take my dog to the vet and have him put to sleep, I have not wanted another dog. Mana has begged for one for years. The answer has always been NO!! Plus we do not have a fenced back yard where we can just let a dog out to run. I changed my mind. I felt bad for Mana. No siblings, no pets. Ok, I gave in!! At first, Mana wanted a chihuahua. She dog sat a friend of ours chihuahua. Her daddy has a friend that has two Westies. From hearing his friend talk about them, he ended up mentioning for us to look into getting a Westie. So I did. I read all about the breed. They seem to match up to what I wanted in a dog. We all agreed. Mana's future new puppy was born on May 24th. She is the only girl in the bunch. Mana decided to name her Bella. She has been wanting to go and pick out all the stuff for the puppy. I told her that we would go look and buy closer to time of getting her. Today, we went to look at PetSmart. She found all kinds of cute stuff she wanted. We got Bella a carrot toy and a collar. (The carrot toy because it is just like the one Bolt has in that movie and she thought that would be cute!)

Picture of the day...
"The Puppies""Carrot Toy & Collar"


First of all....Congratulations to all the graduates out there!!!

Mana and I went to Maranda's graduation party tonight. I was the official photographer. It was a lot of fun taking all the pictures. Behind the camera is my favorite place to be!! Mrs. Cindy and lots of other ladies that helped out did a wonderful job of putting everything together for Maranda. They decorated the room really pretty and they had great food! Best yet, Maranda had a lovely grin on her face that shined all night. You could tell she was having fun! Mana acted very grown up. She found herself several people to carry on long decisions with. (Mostly about her future new puppy.) She said she enjoyed herself.

Pictures of the day...
"Good Food""Good Friends""Good Times"
Maranda & her MomMaranda & Mana

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Celebration

May 24

I know that today is actually Memorial Day. Our family celebrated it yesterday since my hubby had to go to work today. Last year, we had our first family games. We won the trophy. We were looking forward to defending our title this year!! It was suppose to rain, so the games were canceled. Maybe next year!! We will be practicing! LOL!! We had hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork and beans, chips, apple pie, and good homemade ice cream!! The kids played in the driveway with the football, bubbles and all kinds of other things. We all had a great time!! It only sprinkled for a very short while. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!!!

Pictures of the day....
"RK & Mana""Throwing the Football""Bubbles""Justin & Montana""RK, Paw Paw & Montana""Ready for the Homemade Ice Cream!""Mana & Montana"

Watch Out!!

May 24

Mana is a brave soul! She started a sock fight with her daddy! She loves to wrestle with him and pick on him every chance she gets!

Pictures of the day...
"Watch Out!!""She is Starting Something Now!!""Dad got her back!"

RK's Puppy

May 23, 2009

The night before, my niece called Mana all excited that she got a new puppy. She named her Montana from Hannah Montana. She is a Golden Retriever. She was a rescue dog! She is so calm and has the cutest face. Mana was happy for RK, but was really ready for her own puppy to be born and the six weeks of waiting to be over with.

Pictures of the day...
"RK, Mana & Montana" "Mana playing with Montana"


May 23, 2009

When I was little, my dad and grandfather use to play checkers every time they got together. My dad is really great at checkers. Mana has been playing checkers on Webkins to practice. My dad and Jean came by on their way through town. Mana decided that she was ready to play my dad in checkers. She invited him into a challenge as soon as he got out of the truck. Dad won one. Mana won one.

Picture of the day...
"Playing Checkers"
Dad didn't think I would get his funny face he made. I did dad!! :)

Ballet Performance Day

May 16, 2009
Ballet Performance

This day turned out to be a really good day, besides the way it started out. I stayed up until 2:30 am making sure the house was clean for my sister and my nieces to spend the night. I woke up to finish the last things on the house like mopping and dusting. It was a rainy day. Costumes, makeup and rain do not mix well. I was worried. My sister called after getting on the road for the drive up and got caught in a traffic jam for a long time. Then hit another one closer in. We didn't know if she would make it in time. Mana's class was on third. My dad decided not to try the trip. They were running late and by the time they would make it through the traffic, Mana's performance would be over. Mana and I left for the church. My sister, nieces, grandparents, aunt, uncles and nephews all showed up soon afterwards. Sitting was much better this year because the younger classes had their own performance earlier that day. After the performance (which was wonderful), we went down stairs for the reception. Then the whole family went to Niki's eat. Jen and the girls came back to the house with us and spent the night. The girls had a great time together. They do not get to come up very often.

Pictures of that day...
"All the Cousins""Some of Mana's Friends""Eating at Niki's"

Ballet Rehearsals

Yes, I am really behind on the blog!!

Ballet rehearsals were May 14th. I thought it went well. This is Mana's fifth year to be in ballet. She got to wear her Daddy's favorite color this year. Here are some of the pictures that I took.

"Mana's friend Lauryn""Ballet 3 class""The Finale"

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Last Day of School

Mana has been out of school since the fourteenth. I am enjoying her being off. It has thrown me and any kind of a schedule for a loop. I (and Mana) are going to bed between 11 pm and 2 am and sleeping until noon. I have very unproductive days this way! I did manage to get Mana in bed at 10 pm tonight because I needed to do my work and get up early in the morning to finish the work!!

For her last day of school, they had a luau party. They had a great time as you can see from the pictures. Mrs. Natalie made the kids do a hula dance to get their surprise goody bag! That was funny and they were all good sports about it.

Pictures from that day....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I just mailed off the last payment on the camper!!! Yeah!! One more thing on the list paid off! Now for the car!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

I had a wonderful Mother's Day! My daughter woke up before me and put pillows all over the living room. (To make a comfy sitting place) Then see put a note on a pillow that she loves me and Happy Mother's Day. She asked me to not get out of bed yet. My Aunt called to wish me a great day! It was good to hear from her! Then my daughter said I could come into the living room. She asked me to sit down in my chair. She put a Best Mom ribbon on me that she made out of paper. Then she paraded around the living room with different notes like "I love you", "Your the Best", and things like that. She then sang me a song! She went into the kitchen and poured me some cereal and brought it to me. She was so sweet!!

I started getting ready to go to GranMary's house for lunch and there was a knock at the door. It was my neighbor's boy from up the road. He had brought me a carnation! How sweet!

We went to GranMary's house and ate. Then all the kids played with bubbles and chalk since it was raining some. We had a good day!

Pictures of the day...
BreakfastMy ribbon which I had to wear all day!My CarnationBubblesChalk