Sunday, May 30, 2010

HB with the Jensen's and Keith

Sheri and I decided to meet at the beach on a saturday afternoon.... Keith was coming into town and she thought i'd be a good time for us to meet!! :0 so off they went to Huntington, (I LOVE that place :) I had to work, but I met them after work... It turned out to be a fun-filled afternoon, we played on the pier, I got to meet Keith, Sheri's boyfriend, and we got to eat at Ruby's on the pier, another one of my favorite things.... ;) and of course there was milkshakes... :) Paige and I had fun with ours, and she WANTED to take a picture with me this time... how could I turn her down?? ;)
..... and while we waited for our table there was a picture session by Paige, and Catherine, and this was when the pink camera finally went to Heaven..... oh well at least Paige had a good time, even if the camera didn't survive the fun!!! :(
Keith, Sheri and I ..... and Bryce being silly in the back!! :)
Me and Sheri.... :)
..... and the beautiful sunset! it was right after I took this picture that I realized Keith was proposing to Sheri on the pier.... at first I was surprised.... I'm not gonna lie.... hahaha!!! I certainly didn't see that coming!! ;) But I was happy for her!! Congratulations Sheri and Keith!! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

"Storm" fun!

So I got an itch for a baseball game.... and what do you know Rosie had "free" tickets, so off we went to the Storm game.... although it wasn't the kind of "baseball" I wanted it ended up working out, and it was definitly fun-filled.... haha!!! we had so much fun that I'm not even sure who won the game!! ;) We had amazing seats... RIGHT behind home plate.... It's definitly my favorite place to sit! :)
..... And it so happened to be thirsty thursday too.... who could pass up a dollar beer??? ;) I was surprised to see that it wasn't that crowded at all!!! that is until I realized that the Lakers were playing in a semi-final game.... worked for us.... less people made the game more enjoyable!! :D
.... And I have to admit that this little show by the baskin robbins ice cream cup guy, made my night.... hahaha!!! he danced and twirled and did cartwheels... hahaha!! I'll go ahead and let the pictures tell the story!! :)

oooopppppsie!!! haha!!!
Vincent was there too.... but somehow he managed to not be in any pictures.... odd!! here's to fun times at the Storm stadium with friends!! :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A special lunch!

Jaime, Chris and the boys came to visit in May.... they're moving back to CA, so they were checking out their new house!!! we had a chance to hang out while they were here too!!! :) as always it was a lot of fun!! we ended up going to the airport cafe for lunch.... It's the perfect place since the kids can just sit and watch the planes while the adults sit around and talk!! ;) Ella and I thought it would be fun to take our picture... ok, maybe it was more my idea! ;) hahaha!!! say cheese, Amaria!!! :) Jaime, me, Jessica and the kids, after a fun and tasty lunch!!! :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Am I living life to the fullest??

Don't leave until tomorrow what you can do today!
(We never know, what is going to happen tomorrow.)
what a fun weekend I had... it was so busy that I didn't have time to do my usual closing of the week, sunday post..... No worries I thought I'll do it on monday!! ;) hahaha!!! prime example of leaving things to the last minute... what can I say? I'm really good at this! ;) so here's a recap of last week in a few sentences.... :) it was a fun one! there was mother's day and a late mother's day BBQ that my dad and I cooked... more pictures to come on this one! :) then there was a fun and relaxing girl's night, thanks DeBran for hosting it, it was deliciously fun! ;) saturday brought on a BBQ "bachelorette" style!! hahaha!!! and sunday was a funfilled pampered chef girl's afternoon day....
Then there was friday.... sometimes I think I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook and technology in general.... but that's another post! ;) on friday I decided to check in on my facebook on my lunch at work, and I found out that an old friend that I grew up with was on her way to the hospital... her brother had had a heart attack.... so sad, he's not that much older than I am, totally made me think.... I checked in on her on friday and she said he was in stable condition, they would know more in 48 hours.... I kept thinking about her and her family all weekend, this was way to close to comfort for them, their mom passed away last september.... but I never got around to checking in on her again, I thought about her last night, it would of been 48 hours..... but as I laid around in bed I thought, I'll check on them tomorrow.... and then tomorrow (today) came, and before I had a chance to check in, I got another facebook update, her brother had passed away last night.... oh man, did I feel bad.... all I kept thinking was "if only I had checked in yesterday".... hindsight's 20/20 right?? it's weird to have someone who is somewhat close to my age, and someone who I grew up with pass away, it makes me really analyze how I'm living my life and question whether or not, I'm living life to the fullest....
They think Bret had a stroke which may of led to the heart attack that eventually claimed his life.... It's such sad news, especially for his wife and young children, and his sisters and dad, it's been such a short time since their mom passed away.... weird, I came home today and told my parents, and my dad couldn't believe it... "No way, he said, I just saw him the other day, he was in his big truck, we said hi to each other, thursday I think".... hmmmmmm.... kinda makes you think about life and how quickly it can be taken from you! :( for the time being we will keep Bret and his family, and his sisters and dad in our prayers, and pray that they may get through this..... Rest in Peace Bret.....
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day BBQ!

So to keep with the "celebrating the holiday on a different day" tradition, we celebrated Mother's day with a BBQ on a tuesday, after the "holiday"! :) It turned to be the day that everyone was going to be home.... :) so I picked these tasty lobster tails, i'd never made them, but I thought I'd give them a whirl.... and give them a whirl I did!!! ;) we also had BBQ'd corn on the cobb and rib-eye steaks, oh and chicken, for my dad..... and let me tell you that it was one of the most deliciously terrific meals i'd had in a long time!!! :) yes I did just pat myself in the back!!! ;)
The BBQ'ers.... :) hahaha.....
The Yummy lobster tails!!
The finished tasty product!
My plate of goodness!! :)
My mom had a great mother's BBQ, at least that's what she said!!! Happy Mother's day Mom... Thanks for being the GREATEST!!! Love you!!! :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Another week has come and gone!

Change is necessary, it is very important to change our routine so we don't get stuck in a rut, Change is needed...... ~Father Mark
Funny, this is exactly how this week went.... it started off with a new schedule and a new computer system at work.... I wish I could say the latter went on without a hitch, sadly computers have a mind of their own, and they will do as they please when they please!!! Thankfully the day was mostly full of people who understood about "change" and were very patient, there was however the few that did not, and they let me know about it, and then there was the guy who threw a hot dog package at my head in the checkstand, no it didn't hit me, thankfully he didn't have good aim! ;) and I did thank him and wished him a good day.... :) Service with a smile!!
The rest of the week was fine aside from me waking up "naturally" at 4am EVERY friggin day, so much for embracing the "going in later" change, and being able to sleep in :) so on monday I laid around and tried to go back to sleep, I finally gave up, got up and got ready, did some laundry, made a lunch and my own coffee!! :) by wed, I gave up on the "laying around" part of the morning and went for an early morning run.... a really early morning run.... hahaha!!! it was awesome to watch the day go from night to day!! :) so I figured out that if I'm still gonna wake up early every day I may as well do something worthwhile... I called it "changing the routine" :) I got to update the good ol' blog on one of the mornings too, and set up my fantasy baseball team!! :0 at least maybe now I'll be able to keep up with the blog.... :) on saturday I bid farewell to the last 5am!!! I can't say I'm gonna miss that shift that badly, but the getting off super early was nice..... oh well getting to stay out later on friday nights will be fine too!! I wont have to worry about getting up at 3:30 anymore.... of course with my luck I still may!!! hahaha!! so far it's been a good "change" week!
Then there was Mother's day... another day full of change!! hahaha!! nothing went as planned, but we ended up having a great day anyway!! and at least everyone ended up showing up for at least a little while!!! :) my mom, dad and I went to church early, and the funniest thing is that the priest at church today spoke about change, and how it is necessary to keep us going in life.... hahaha!! I wish I could of recorded what he said, change scares me! but I've gotten better at accepting it!! :) "people, and situations change", has been a hard learned lesson!! :/ then we were off to mothers day breakfast, and a relaxing Mother's Day!!!!! and there's my week in a nutshell, along with all the other fun stuff that I got to do!! ;) I hope everyone has a good one next week!! :)

Happy Mother's Day!

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving My mom is seriously the strongest woman I know..... She is also the most selfless person I know.... Everyone always comes first for her.... My mom made my brother, sister and I the great people we have become.... She is the person I always turn to when there is a problem, she's always ready to listen and "help" ;) and she is ready and willing to make me fideo soup when I'm sick, my mom has always been my "inspiration".... she is the person I want to become, she's always been caring of everyone around her, and we all appreciate her for that.... Thank you mom for being who you are!! I LOVE you, Happy Mother's Day!! :)
My brother always comes up with the best cards.... I wish I had that talent!!! ;) He came over later to celebrate with mom!! :) awwww..... :)
My Gaby and Mike came over too! I'll have to get the picture from her.... :) we had a wonderful mother's day with our mom!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

a beautiful day at the pond!

Oh how I enjoy having thursdays off.... it's a great time to meet up with friends for lunch and just talk and "relax"! :) This time we decided to go to Oscars for lunch... we decided that we would eat lunch and then go feed the ducks, that's always fun! the day turned out to be beatiful, Emily took awesome pictures of our day too!! Thanks they turned out great! :)
The pond me!!! hahaha
Miss Ella found a dandylion to blow!
look at all those ducks..... :)
awwww.... Lukey wanted to hold hands as we walked down to the ducks! :)
we got some breadsticks from the restaurant for the ducks..... ready, set, throw.....
hahaha..... this guys hairdo cracked me up!
a pretty white one
They're all coming our way... they know we have food!! :)
we saw turtles too
me, lukey and jessica! :)
we also saw birds..... and lots and lots of trees
..... and more birds
and neat looking pink trees!
after the pond the kids went and ran up and down this hill..... oh wait.... I ran up and down the hill too!!! hahahaha!!!
Here comes Ella......
smile girls!

My new favorite 'snack"......

So I can't seem to get enough of these.... these chips are the perfect combination of salty and crunch!! :) I seem to pick one of these wonderfully tasting containers of chips EVERYTIME I go to target, and I start eating it right then and there..... I can't wait until i get to the car..... THAT is how good they are!! hahaha!!! I just thought I'd share especially since I just ran out, and all I can think of is how badly I want some.... Thankfully there is no target trip planned in the near future, i'm sure these heavenly snacks are filled with all the super bad stuff for me!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

A fun Spring Performance......

The Jensen children participate in their church's choir and every year they put on 2 performances, one in Spring and one in winter.... This Spring was the first time Paige got to participate and she was soooo excited, it was cute!! :) they did a wonderful job like always. I enjoyed watching how well Catherine can dance, and how "focused" the other two were able to stay! :) well for the most part! ;)
I LOVE this picture.... look at Paige and Lizzie "chit chatting" at the bottom! :) they were totally into their performance!hahaha!!! Catherine and the other dancers, they did a great job!
Yo!!! ;)
at the end of the performance....
It was spicture time.... Me and the kiddos!
Me and Sheri... :)
Bryan was supposed to meet us after for dinner, but he got called in to work, so we sent him a picture... the kids were supposed to look sad, but now that I look at it closer, they look mad!! LOL!!

He sent us this one of him being sad.... :( hahaha!! what fun we had with our picture messages.... what exactly did we do before picture phones?? ;)
then I sent him a picture of our food.... :) we missed you Bryan but we did enjoy our food... :)

.... and then Paige insisted we sent him a picture of her and the butter.... hahaha!!! looks like we'll do anything for a picture!! ;)

and there you have it.... it was a fun-filled friday, with a great singing/dancing performance, and dinner!! :)