Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Off and running ...

Summer has taken off like a shot.  We took the girls to Disneyland the end of April and had a wonderful time.  We drove down and back taking two days each way.  On the way home, I told Dave and the girls that we were flying next time.  Got home and my sister called and asked if I wanted to tag along to my niece, Ashley's, graduation from Cal State Fullerton.  So a week and a half later I repeated the two day drive.  Am so happy that I went though, had a blast on the road trip with my sister and brother-in-law.  Dave was in charge of the girls for six days and did a great job.  Emily really missed me and I was greeted by her jumping into my arms when I got home.  The last couple of weeks of school went by quickly and ended on the 7th.  Rewarded the girls with a mini bike for their awesome grades.  Abbey made honor roll all three trimesters in 7th grade and Emily also excelled in several areas of her grades (they don't give A's etc. in elementary school).  They have been speeding around our property and are having a blast.!  Off to the Oregon Coast (Beverly Beach near Newport and Lincoln City) next month for a week of camping.  Am also hoping to get to Sacramento to visit Ashley's new apartment.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kitchen Remodel

Our last week has been consumed with a kitchen remodel. We replaced the ugly tile counter tops with granite, installed a new cook top, wall oven and sink. Dave is going to tackle the back splash in a couple of days. A new coat of paint on the ceiling and walls and we will be finished. The kitchen already looks great and I can't wait to see the final result.

Friday, March 2, 2012


The first decent snow of the season fell a couple of days ago and I am loving it! We are also replacing our kitchen counters with granite and are replacing the cook top and wall oven. Can't wait to see how it all turns out! The old kitchen was really looking old and tired. The girls are doing well. Abbey turns 13 on the 12th and I can't believe that she is almost a teenager. Time passes way too fast and I am trying to enjoy every minute with both of the girls. We are going to Disneyland the end of April and are heading to the Oregon coast in July to do some camping. Abbey is going to a conference at Shasta College in Redding next weekend. She has signed up for Optometry, Marine Biology, Cooking and Nutrition and Science seminars. There are a bunch of girls from the Junior High going and I think she will have a great time.