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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hawaii was AWESOME!!!!

Here we are on the airplane in Minneapolis having a Mai Tai in first class before the long flight to Honolulu!!!!! Do we look excited????!!! First class was the way to go! Gosh it was worth it!!!

This was a picture of us with our leis on. They smelled sooooooo good!!! We were tired...the trip was a bit over 8 hours and very uneventful!!

Our first sunset in Hawaii!!! This was taken on a sunset cruise on a sailboat. It was the first time I had ever sailed and it was AWESOME!!!!!

Another gorgeous sunset! The colors are orange, golden, and purple there...not much red at all! STUNNING!!!!!

And here is DH and myself on our 25th wedding anniversary!!! I need to take a picture of the new wedding ring he gave me. It is STUNNING and I just LOVE it!!!!!

We loved Hawaii so much that we bought another week with Marriott Timeshare (we already own 2 weeks in Palm Desert). We bought an ocean view that we can use every other year. We just LOVE Marriott timeshares and highly recommend them to anyone considering a timeshare purchase. Marriott does it RIGHT!!!

Adjusting to the time change back home is rought. I had about 2 hours sleep in 38 hours or so. It was well worth it though!! I highly recommend Hawaii to anyone!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Polynesian dance show, Kauai, Hawaii

Tomorrow will be spent running around doing last minute stuff preparing for our 25th Anniversary Honeymoon to Hawaii!!! We leave on Friday and spend a week on Oahu before leaving to Kauai for 4 days! I AM PUMPED!!!!! Look for pics when I get back!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Signature quilt

This quilt was done by a friend of mine for her grandson's graduation. The 2 dorks in the pics are my dh and ds!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Quilty Weekend continues

I am having sooooooooooo much fun this weekend!!! I bought a book called "One Block Wonder" and am using it to make a quilt for my son's firestation. They had a major trauma at 3AM today and my 18yo son witnessed his first dead person. He is handling it well and the firefighters he was with told him they were there to listen if he wanted to talk. I hate that DS saw this, but it had to happen sooner or later. The good news (if there is any) is that it was an ATV accident, both drunker than drunk, the passenger lived, took hours to get help for the driver who was crushed under the "Gator" (due to her being drunk). I'm sure Dan will keep that in his memory bank for a long time.

SO...I did what any quilter would do. I started to make a quilt. Here is what I have done so far. I am just LOVING this!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Progress made

Here is what I accomplished in the past 10 days or so of off and on piecing. I was hoping the final clue would arrive in the mail today but it didn't. :o( Oh'll have to wait until after we get back from Hawaii I guess.

These blocks will be separated by something...I'm just SURE of it! LOL

Friday, June 08, 2007

Prayers please

My sister called this afternoon. Her son and his wife are expecting their first baby on Halloween. They had an ultrasound yesterday and the baby's intestines are outside the abdominal cavity. When the baby is born, via
C-section, it will be put into a plastic bag up to its neck and taken to ICU. After 5-7 days it will have surgery to put the intestines back where the belong. The problem: we don't know what other issues this child might have.

My nephew's wife had trouble this is a very high risk pregnancy now. Please pray that all goes well and the little one is healthy. It is trying times for all of us.

Sunday, June 03, 2007


I had a major meltdown today. The kids and dh and I celebrated father's day since we will be in Hawaii on Father's Day. My meltdown was this...I have gained back about 25 of the 45 lbs that I lost 2 years ago. I wanted to be in kick ass shape for DH's and my trip to Hawaii for our 25th....needless to say, I am NOT. I am sooooooooooo fortunate to be married to a man who loves me unconditionally. TOTALLY UNCONDITIONALLY!!! Here is our plan:

1. I will work out 5+ days/week again
2. I will stop consuming alcohol every day
3. Dh and I will walk every night
4. I go back to weight watchers
5. I will weigh my food again


sorry...just needed to vent...oh wait...this is my blog...i can vent if i want! LOL


Saturday, June 02, 2007

Clue #1 is FINALLY done!! is FINALLY done...clue #1 that is!!! I think this is going to be a fun quilt when/if I ever get it done! ;o) These blocks are 5# unfinished and I made 120 of them...6 in each fabric!!!! On to little 9P's now!!!