May 27, 2009

Missing in action

Yep, I've been MIA and this time I have a really good excuse.

I was at a friends all weekend helping out at a charity garage sale. I had another $115 to earn for my fundraising and WOO HOO I did it. Then on Monday I went out to cheer on my friends at the LA Marathon. It's amazing you know, even the fastest runners have issues. Leg cramps, dehydration, name it...we all have the same issues. I always wondered, am I the only one who feels the burn and the pain...and the answer is NO. Doesn't matter how fast or how slow you go...we all hurt. OK yeah sorry I feel so much better knowing that. But let me tell you, those elite runners are so beautiful! Really they are. Just watching them run like the wind... yeah sorry I got lost there for a minute..they are just beautiful.

So...what do you think of the baby shower invite. If you know me you will know I am my own worst critic. I am throwing my friend April a baby shower and wanted to come up with the most perfect baby shower invite. It's simple but there you have it. It's going to be a small shower, is 20 considered small? I think it's small. LOL. Right. I have so much to do, so if any one wants to help please come help me. You know who you are. HELP I've never planned a baby shower.

Off to go MIA again. Work is busy and well I am a little under the weather. I've had a headache that will not go away permanently. It likes to linger and make it's presence known. I refer to it as PITA headache know... pain in the ass.. :]~

May 18, 2009


cemetery, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.
it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.


i found this quote on another website and snagged it. =) Saturday was my son's prom and I drove him to the meeting point, where all the kids were to meet to take off in the limo. As we were driving there we passed by this beautiful cemetery. I love cemetery's with huge headstones, and this cemetery had some beautiful ones. Granted the cemetery isn't in the best shape (kicked/dropped over head stones) it was still very beautiful. This shot here was my favorite one. I want to go back and take more photos and just walk around a bit more. I was a little creeped out being out there alone.

May 15, 2009

And my birthday week continues

Monday 5/11 The Boys make dinner
they can cook
Earlier in the day I had gone out to Lunch with my co-workers so I asked the boys if we could just stay home and cook. Love them to pieces, I know I say that a lot but I really do. They are funny, adorable, and they have the greatest personalities. That evening we also went to go get Josh a Tux for prom. Still don't have all the details on this prom business, I swear why is it so hard to get all the information on Prom? Will you not look cool asking your friends for details. Argh the child!

Tuesday 5/12 Out to dinner with my friend Marjorie at 1810 in Pasadena, CA.
dinner with Marjorie
1810 is an Argentinian Restaurant in Pasadena..omg it was so delicious. I had Grilled Vegetables, mashed potatoes and rice. We ate so much, talked a lot, laughed even more, I was sad when it was over. We even headed on over to one of my favorite paper stores Paper Source.

Wednesday 5/13 The Ellen DeGeneres Show with my BFF Sue Baker
The Ellen show with Sue

It was so cute, Sue was so excited and has been excited for about 2 months now. We have a former teammate who works on the show and he got us VIP passes. The show we got to see had Kelly Clarkson as a guest. Anderson Cooper was also on it but his segment was filmed oh well. I watched the show and kept looking for a 1 second glimpse of me, nothing. I realized that I was standing behind a tall person and you couldn't see me anyway. I saw everybody else in my group, but nope not me. Thanks a lot TALL PEOPLE!! LOL yeah I was laughing after I saw it. All in all it was a lot of fun.

Thursday 5/14 Out with Susie for a banana split
bday_banana_split I did take a picture of Susie and her brownie a la mode, but it was very unflattering and I did not want to post it here. On the contrary to what some people say..I don't post ugly pictures. LOL.

Now it's Friday and I have a movie night date at home, and tomorrow uumm.. maybe another movie and dinner night, still haven't decided. Then on Sunday I am going to a picnic in the park to meet some friends.

To be honest I would love to take a day off and just spend it by the pool. I need sunshine. =) Actually I need a tan. My marathon teammates have been having a good laugh at me, I have this funky tan. Imagine this, my legs are only tanned in between my knee and ankles - I wear capri running pants. So imagine by the pool, reading my favorite book, with a pitcher of Margarita next to me. Yes.. that is exactly what I need. Umm.. maybe early Sunday morning..maybe.

Ones You Love - Scrapping the Music Challenge #84

onesyoulove, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

This year for my birthday my boys made me dinner. As we sat down and talked I just looked at them and smiled and wondered how did I get so lucky? I am a pretty sappy mom, I always want to hug and kiss them and just basically squeeze them until I can't squeeze anymore. Of course it's not cool for me to do that, but still I do it at any opportunity I get. So here is another layout showing my boys some love. Josh gave me a thumbs up, so I guess he liked it.

May 11, 2009

39...yep 39

It's my birthday..It's my birthday!!
I love birthdays, always have. I always reflect on all the good things in life. I really am fortunate you know. I have an amazing family, great friends, a great life.
I have to admit I get a little depressed, it's the age thing, I am getting older and my kids are getting older. I know it's the way life goes, but really I am not ready to grow up yet. =)
I am really looking forward to today. Going to Coupa Cafe with my co-workers for lunch, then this evening I am going to dinner with my two favorite young men and then after that we are off to get one a Tux for prom. Just like his mother, waits until the last minute for everything.
My week is really looking up also. Tomorrow night I will go to dinner with my friend Marjorie, Wednesday is another day off and I am off to go watch the Ellen show with my BFF Sue Baker. She is so cute, she even called me and sang me Happy Birthday. You know that movie "On Golden Pond"? Don't laugh...OK I am laughing.. she sings just like Katherine Hepburn. It's is adorable.
Mark unfortunately is away. He is spending some much needed time with his parents. His family got some bad news this Friday, his dad has prostate cancer. Please keep Mark and his family in your prayers. Thank you.