November 3, 2012

It was such a fun night and we made over $1100!!! We sent out invites, made an event on Facebook and just had a great turnout.  This is our 2nd annual fundraising event and I think everyone will be looking for the 3rd annual next year.  We again this year made gift baskets but had alot more different donations.  We had  different restaurant certificates,Carrabas, Valle Luna, Applebee's Old Chicago, Olive Garden, Little Ceasars Pizza and then Frys, The Brush Bar, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Creative Memories, Longaberger and of course PartyLite.  All great stuff that everyone wanted to win.  I got a few pictures of some of the groups at the tables, and either they were smiling for the camera or were just having a great time.  

Check it out, even Kev was playing, or cheating most likely.  

 Yes it's true, Tommy Succow actually played too.

 Gini got to be at the table with all guys.
Mary and some of her friends.  
 Alicia with her roommate Big Gini and Big Big Alicia.
 Willy won the LRC game, but really loved the little purse.  So she donated the money to us and I let her keep the purse.  Great trade since it was something out of the closet!!
 Ward and Terri (better known as Shoes to us) have been friends of ours for years.  We all use to play softball together.

Halloween 2012

Jessi & Hunter brought Annaliese over so that we could see the costume that Jessi made for her.  She's a peacock.  She is just starting to take 6-8 steps so it was hard to get pictures of her.  First she would crawl, then walk a few steps then realize she was faster crawling.  But either way, her outfit was so cute.  She had ruffles all around, then feathers in the front and back and feathers in her hair.  
 It looks like she's crying, but really she is cracking up at Kevin.
 She's standing on her own, not sure if she should take a few steps or not.
Here is the back of her costume with all her feathers.  She can walk around the coffee table really good and the stuff in the middle is just a little too far to reach.  But it's cute to watch her try.

October 27, 2012 Brush Bar

Alicia started going to The Brush Bar months ago, and she got hooked.  I went one time with her and loved it so went again when she said that she was going for another painting.  There were four of us in the group, Alicia, and her friends, Laura & Megan and me.

This was the painting of the day, and then the instructor was going to take us through step by step how to    get one just like it.  
 Just starting out painting our backgrounds
 Hard at work, doing one of the next steps.
     Our finished paintings at the end of class.
  This one was mine.  Not exactly like the one above, but my version of it.

October 24, 2012 Fall Leaves

Janet came home from her trip to Portugal yesterday and wasn't sure about going home cause she had to be back down in Phoenix in 2 days.  So we talked about it over lunch and I told her I would ride with her so we headed up the hill.  We got a chance to get in a couple of walks.  You can't help but notice all the trees and the colors they all turn this time of year.  I think they were on the tail end of coloring but still found some pretty ones.  

As of January 2009, I no longer have a job. It's not that I lost it, but after 26 1/2 years of working at the Post Office, I retired. According to everyone I know, I don't do anything all day, so I decided to start a blog. Now I can blog about what I don't do all day. I am married to Kevin, who is the most awesome husband I could ever have. It's because of him, that I do not go to work any more. I love that and I love him for that. Between the 2 of us we have 4 children. Hunter 31, Heather 29, Paul 28 and Alicia 26.

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