Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Oh come KNOW it's funny! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

California Shopping

We stayed at Rosy's family hotel in Scotts Valley for free!!!
Charlie's Angels...Rosy, you are the best poser....the good kind!

My two moms.

THis is the result of Day 1 of shopping at the outlets.
The result of Day 2 at the mall.
Mom and Ruth sporting their new outfits.
Work it....Rosy!
Kristie modeling her new outfit.
I sooooo don't know how to work it!!

We have a family tradition started 2 years ago. My mom, mother-in-law, Rosy, and I (and this year Kris went, too), fly to San Jose and spend a couple of days for some retail therapy! We hit the outlets in Gilroy and then a really awesome mall that we want in Tri-Cities!!!! We also visited with Ken's brother Paul in Santa Cruz. We packed light going and came home quite full!!!! Thanks girls for so much fun!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Birthday Fly Fishing Trip

For Ken's 40th birthday, he asked me NOT to throw him a party. He said he wanted to go do something with just me. So.......I thought and thought and thought. What is something we haven't done that we could do with it cold outside? I came up with fly fishing. Neither of us had ever tried it before and we didn't have to go too far to do it. So, I got online and booked a guided trip out of Cle Elum on the Yakima River.

We loved it!!! We dressed in layers as it was a little rainy and chilly....about 45 degrees to be exact. We started out learning the proper technique and giving it a try. We quickly caught on and caught 10 fish over a 4 hour period. Not bad for first timers!!!

After dark, we went to Suncadia resort in Cle Elum for the night. Nice place but a little spendy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Instead of the usual trick-or-treating this year, Madison and Christian had some friends over for a costume party. We had 20 kids over and the fun began! These kids were all about games and they were great! We started out playing the paperbag game where you have to bend over and pick up the bag with your mouth standing only on one foot and not using your hands. Then you cut the bag down about an inch at a time. So fun! We played Spoons, Glow in the dark Tag, Sardines, and Ninja Destruction.

Instead of trick-or-treating, we played throw-a-treat. Us chaperones threw candy from upstairs over the balcony and the kids had to catch them in a bag. This was over and was so much fun that we continued with individual m&m's to see how many they could catch in their mouths one at a time.

This was a great way for Mom to meet the new friends Madison and Christian have made this year at school. We just may have a new Halloween tradition........