Thursday, December 31, 2009

Two Bloggers Meet

While on my Vacation I knew I was fairly close to a great gal I met in blog land. We talked and made arrangements to meet while I was in Portland. Her travel to meet me was about two and a half hours away from where I was staying, and I was very Blessed that she could make the trip. Since I live in Alaska it is very hard to ever meet some one you become close with, because I live so out of the loop of the lower 48.

This is Alexis from Running away I'll help you pack and I. She is such a great lady and fun to sit and drink coffee with. She has a great personality, and she shines with happiness. I felt like I have known her for years, and now when I read her blog I know just what a blessing she really is and how her daily life goes.
Thank you for making that drive Alexis and giving me the chance to meet you and your family. I hope that one day soon we will be able to meet up again. I truly feel Blessed by your friendship.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

So Much To Blog About

I am finally home from my two week vacation. I had a wonderful time and it was hard to leave but glad to be home(if that makes sense). I have tons of stories to tell and pictures to share. I will try and get all my pictures on my computer and start with the joys of my 2 weeks in Portland as soon as I can get caught up with my home life. So stay tuned for some great times.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I am having a wonderful time on my trip to Portland. I have seen so much family and friends. Each and evey turn has been a blessing. I have lots of pictures and stories to share with you all when I get back home. I have 5 more days here then the long airplane journey home.
Have a Very Merry Blessed Christmas.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

This is the day that my son and I lift off for our two week vacation to Portland. We are both very excited to go and spend time with family and friends.
I will get to check in from time to time while I'm there, and I hope to share pictures with you when I do.
I pray everyone has a safe, and Blessed Merry Christmas.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Lucky Winner is.....

Okay ladies the moment you all have been waiting for....
The lucky winner of the Starbucks gift card is...........

#12 Alexis from running away I'll help you pack!
Thank you everyone for leaving such great comments and I hope you all have a very Blessed Holiday.

So please Alexis send me your mailing address so I can get this in the mail to you.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Starbucks Giveaway

I just love a good cup of coffee, and Starbucks in one of my all time favorite places to get a good latte. It just happens to be inside the store I grocery shop in, so every time I run to the store I end up with a good cup of coffee.

Well with me leaving in 5 days and won't be around blog land much for the holidays I would like to give one luck reader a 20.00 gift card so they can have coffee during the holidays with out having to spend their shopping money on a nice coffee or tea.
So here's what ya gotta do
1. Comment that you would like to enter for this.
2. Follow my Blog
3. Have my button on your site
4. Tell me your favorite at Starbucks
5. Blog about the giveaway or on your side bar
6. Comment as much as you like
I will pick the lucky winner with the help of Friday 12-11-09
Good Luck and have fun!

Sunrise~ Sunset 12-06-09

Yesterday the sky was just beautiful. The first two pictures are of Sunrise.

These bottom two pictures are of sunset.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Hat How Bazaar!

This is the new hat I got at the craft bazaar last weekend. I'm getting use to having a hat on my head now and learning to like the look!
I really love pink and brown together!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Flashback Photo

Alicia from More than words host the Friday Flash Back Photo's. It's always fun to look back to pre-digital days. So scan your favorite photo to share and head over to Alica's blog and add yourself to her Mr. Linky to check out other fun photo's.
This is my Daughter Lora, she was a great soccer player, every thing she did was live and breathe that ball! She played ball for almost 9 years.

This is my Daughter Rachel, she also was a great player, and loved the sport! Rachel and Lora were on the same team and she also played for almost 9 years.

This is my daughter Vera, she tried playing soccer for a year and it just was not her cup of tea, very uncoordinated and wimpy. At least she tried and made a good go of it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Best Christmas present of them all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Postcard perfect

These were taken this morning at 8 am right outside my front door!
It has been snowing all day and if it keeps it up we will need to call on the plow man soon!

Fundraiser Success

These are my jars all packed up waiting for the final touches.

Jars all done and ready to take to the bazaar.
Our table ready for the bazaar to open.

My friend Sugamama, she helped me in a huge way and sat with me the whole 2 days.

Any Yes this is me hoping to have a sell out day.

I'm Alive Really I Am

Wow looking at my blog this morning and doing a date check I realize that I haven't posted in a week.
I have been so busy with school, family and the fundraiser that I haven't had time to do anything else really.
Last week I made it through school and homework.
Finished up my fundraising goodies.

Wednesday I made desserts for Thanksgiving and went out and collected the goodies that people so graciously helped make for the bazaar.

Thanksgiving I cooked all day and had 17 people over for dinner. We all had a wonderful time and enjoyed each others company. What a beautiful day!

Friday Morning I got up early packed the car, went and picked up Sugamama and off to the bazaar to set up for our first day of sales. It went wonderful and after being gone from home for 12 hours I came home and relaxed a bit and fell into bed.

Saturday morning we headed back to the bazaar for another day of sales. It went good also, but it wasn't as busy as the first day. But I can proudly say that we raised 500.00 for my Brother in laws kidney transplant.

Sunday was a slow day, I did some homework and just vegged in my chair most of the day. Still tired and worn out.

Hopefully this week will be a bit slower pace for me, as last week was a blur most of the time.

I have pictures to share and will get them up as soon as I can.

I hope everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Busy with a Capitol B

My head is swimming with things that I need to do. I finally had to make a list so I wouldn't forget anything and so I could put it in prospective that although I'm busy life is good.
It goes something like this.

Today Monday: write two papers for school and work on gifts for the fundraiser craft bazaar.

Tuesday: go to school and turn in my work and get new homework for next week.

Wednesday: Make the last set of goodies for the fundraiser and Apple pie and Pumpkin cheese cake for Thanksgiving. Then go around and pick up the other goodies and gifts people made to help with the fundraiser.

Thursday Thanksgiving: cook up a storm and have 17 people in my little house to eat and give Thanks.

Friday: get up early pack the car, go get my friend that is helping me with the bazaar, and go set up and be ready for sales at 10 am. Stay there until 5 come home.

Saturday back at the bazaar 10 till 5. Clean up and come home.

Oh and somewhere in between all of this I need to do homework to, that will be due next week.

Yikesssssssss wish I had some calgon!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday Flashback Photo

Alicia from More than words hosts the Friday Flash back photo's. It's always fun to looks back pre-digital days. So scan your favorite to share and head over and add yourself to Alicia's Mr. Linky and check out others fun pictures.
This is Chad and I when he was 8 months old. He was such a happy baby. I can't remember where we were but it looks like some place fun!

Oh Lord! Please Pray

Today my friends Kelly and Willow got the call while they were out that their house was on fire. Well it totally burnt down and it is a total loss. The only things they have left is the clothes on their backs and whatever was in their cars. Please pray for them, as now they have no home and the only clothes they have is what they left in this morning. They have 3 kids, 6, 5 and 2.
So please keep them in your prayers.

Thank you

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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I could get one of my human kids so I got the next best thing. My doggy baby!

Wordless Wednesday~ Yesterdays Visitors

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wholy Cow Batman... Robyn Doesn't like it!

I woke up this morning to it being 17 below at my house. I Love living in Alaska but man when it gets below 0 I have a problem with that! That's when I say I wish it would warm up and snow....LOL So I had to go out and plug in the car so it would be nice to me and start. Then when I finally did jump in my car to take my son to the bus stop, it felt like the heat wasn't even on. His teeth chattered and though those chattering teeth he said "Mom I don't think your heat is gonna warm it in here today" I told him " if you would wear a coat and not just a hoodie to look cool you would be warmer". His reply "WHATEVER" We live in an area where I have to drive him to the bus every morning because it does not come back in our neighborhood. I have to take him the 3 miles to the HWY to get on the bus.
So I'm hoping it warms up and snows or just plain old warms up.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wordfull Wednesday with Pictures

Chad just had to put a t-shirt on Rikki and have her pose for him. She is such a good girl!
This is what her house looks like after our first snow.

My finished project for sign class due Thursday!

Yep this is me with all my books I have won over at Alexis Blog! You might just wanna check her blog out it's fun filled!

Ramble On!

I'm finding myself a bit on the lonely side with my friend moving away. Even when I was doing homework she would call and take my mind off of it for a few. Now it's just me doing my work with no one giving me that break.

I almost have my major project done for my sign class and I have been working long and hard on that. It's a presentation board about Helen Keller. Once I'm finished I will try and get pictures to share with you on what it looks like. I must say I think it will be "A" material........LOL

We got our first snow fall a couple days ago, if you really want to call it that. Less than an inch, but just enough to make the side roads a bit slick.

I have gotten 3 books now from blog giveaways over at Alexis blog. I'm happy every time the UPS man pulls up in my driveway. I know it will be the next book I have won. So far I have won and received A Hint of Wicked, How to tame a modern Rouge, and Julie and Julia. I'm looking forward to getting my school work all done so I can read something besides a text book. Geesh!

In 32 days my son and I will be flying off to Portland for the holidays and we are very excited! I can't wait to see family and friends. Oh and those 2 grand babies I have never met yet. My son is taking his lap top so hopefully I will be able to sneak in a few times to see how everyone is doing and give you an update. I know we will be busy but I want to share our trip with you. I just might get to meet a blogger friend while I'm there too. I pray that it works out and we get to meet in person.

I've started thinking about winter comfort foods for dinners now. Share with me what your winter comfort food might be. I'm always looking for new idea's. But I must admit that a good pot of chili and cornbread works for me.

Well off to do more homework, but what's new!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Friday Flash Back Photo's

Alicia from more than words hosts the Friday flashback photo's. It's always fun to look back on pre-digital days. So scan one and share with us, add yourself to Mr. Linky at Alicias.
Chad when born 11/05/93

Chad at 3 months 2/94

Chad at 3 years.

Chad at 5 years

Chad today at 16.
I though I would do this for him since today is his birthday.
My how my baby has grown!

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********************52 Weeks********************
52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. We are glad you are joining this challenge. More importantly your family will really enjoy having you in the picture. Thanks for playing along! Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!

Chad his girlfriend Jade, my Hubby and I out to dinner tonight for Chad's 16th birthday. We had a blast!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wordful Wednesday Cause I'm A Winner

I have to show off my new book that came in the mail today! My friend Alexis at Running away? I'll help you pack! has great book giveaways and reviews. She is really up on the reading and gives away some really great books. I have won a good deal of them and this is my first arrival!I'm very excited and I think you should check her blog out Here even if you don't enter her giveaways. She is a great gal with plenty of energy in her life and blogs about it. I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss out.

Thank you Alexis! This book coming in the mail today has made my day!

Wow It's Tuesday Again

Hmm first off I feel like my blog has gotten boring and I'm not sure what to do about that!

Last Friday my friend Sugamamma and I put on a small fundraiser of baked goods at the local coffee shop for my brother in law. We had a blast and made 185 to send off to the Transplant fund.

Saturday I made a big dinner for my friends, it was Alice's birthday and also they moved away yesterday, so it was a combo of saying Happy Birthday and goodbye. I'm going to miss her so much. We are very close and now she lives so far away :(

Sunday I took a slow day to just sit and collect my thoughts. Even got in a little nap. That felt good!

Yesterday I went out to the airport to say my goodbyes. I get really attached to my friends and that was a really hard goodbye! Then I ran off to the school to do homework, got my essay all finished up. Read some of my book and then took a make-up test in sign language. Running full speed ahead I went to the bank and then the grocery store for a few items. Oh then picked up my son from school.

Today I have classes, then I run from the school to pick up my son from school and take him to the dentist. Hubby has the day off so I have elected him to get the turkey in the oven because tonight we are having a big turkey dinner. Ya know practice for Thanksgiving coming up...LOL

I have a couple major projects due in the month of November for my classes and I really need to get going on those. Plus to top that off I have a booth at the craft bazaar the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving that I'm trying to organize as a fundraiser for my Brother in laws kidney transplant. Baked goods and gifts, I have people baking and making for that, and man talk about work!

This term of school will be over December 10th and then 3 days later my son and I will be off to Portland for 2 weeks, visiting family and friends.

I'm feeling the crunch of it all and feel like I have lost my humor along the way somewhere. If someone finds my humor could you please return to back to me quickly!

The weather here has turned cold we are in the single digits at night and the mid 20's in the daytime. I know snow must be just around the corner. That's okay snow is always welcome in my book, it has to be that's one of the reasons I live in Alaska!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback

Alicia from more that words hosts the Friday Photo Flashback. It's always fun to check out photo's from the past. Ya know pre-digital days. So scan one of your favorites and head over to Alicia's blog and add yourself to the Mr.linky and check out everyone Else's blasts from the past.

In this picture I was 13. I wonder what I was thinking with that crazy fluffy hair do.....LOL

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

37 of 52

I'm participating in a year long challenge, created by Carin. The goal is to be in one picture a week, for 52 weeks. Since us moms are always behind the camera, this gives us a chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. Fun challenge, right? You can join too! Just jump in right now and let me know you're playing along! Carin has added a Mr. Linky on that we can check out each others pictures.
Me with 2 of my daughters, 3 of my Granddaughters and a friend this summer. I just haven't had time to get a current one!

Almost to Busy For Words

This past 5 days between homework and house responsibilities I have been slammed!
Today is my baking day for the Fundraiser my friend and I are putting on for my Brother in laws kidney transplant. It will be Friday for 4 hours at the local coffee shop. I made rice krispie bars and peanut butter cup cookies. She is making some other goodies to go along with what I have made. This is just a taste of what we are doing for the big Bazaar in November. We have 10 other ladies helping with that. Gift in a jar, baked goods and what ever anyone else wants to put on our table.

Man krispy bars look weird in photo's..........LOL