Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Organizing Bandwagon!

I'm jumping on the organizing bandwagon!

Let's see if I can keep up with the daily organizing challenges from this site A bowl full of lemons.

Maybe YOU should do it too!

I'm looking forward to a more organized house and life!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to YOU!
Hope you have had a wonderful Holiday Season so far. We've had a good one despite Kara and Michael being sick, Kara more than Michael.
I've been doing a lot more praying this month....I pray every night on a normal basis but the past couple of months I've been saying extra prayers...
So if you can say some prayers for some special people in my life I would greatly appreciate it...
1. June Vierra (wayne's grandma). Before Thanksgiving she went into the hospital with pains in her chest. We found out that she has congestive heart failure.
2. Molly niece Chelsea and Molly's daughter are best friends. Molly also works for the Weaver School District. She has had several surgeries on her head...they are trying to find a shunt that her body won't reject.
3. Miss Denisa....Kara's dance teacher for the past 3 years. Denisa went in for testing and found out she needed surgery....while in surgery they discovered that she has Stage 3 ovarian cancer. Denisa is a strong woman and has a wonderful outlook on her condition. Kara decided she doesn't want to dance anymore (hopefully she will go back) but we will be keeping in touch with Denisa!

Here are a couple of Holiday pictures for you to enjoy!
My mom's tree topper this year...isn't it cute!

Kara dressed in her PJs for her Christmas Show at school

Michael and his BFF (sorry Adrian) Tristan. Tristan is in the puppy dog shirt.

I adore this picture of Michael...this is his true personality shining through!

My sweet Kara...santa's little helper.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Christmas Card from Shutterfly!

After reading Sally's blog and Amy's blog I decided to check out Shutterfly for this year's Christmas Card as well! And this special even made it better! We took the kids to Disneyland Thanksgiving weekend and I HAD to use photos from our first trip on this years card!
This is what I will be sending out....

They have a MASSIVE amount of Holiday/Christmas cards to choose from.

This isn't the first time I have used Shutterfly. I've used it for birthday invites...

This was for my brother's 30th!
I also have made a couple of photo DVD's.
This one we made for Wayne's mom, she's in Montana.

Shutterfly offers so many great gift ideas..

Calendars are another great way to share pictures throughout the year!

Photo mugs make a great gift for coffee drinker...or if they don't drink coffee then make is a Hot Cocoa Mug!!

I can't wait to receive my christmas cards in the mail and send them out!

Merry Christmas friends!!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Santa came early!!

Oh how I have been waiting so long for a pair of RED heels!
I think every woman should have some RED heels!!
Wayne said he would buy me some for Christmas and they came a bit early.......

aren't they purrttyy!!!

my view.....

shoe shot!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Little Dancer...

This past Saturday Kara had a "mini" recital at the mall in front of Santa Cluas.
She did a wonderful job on her dance.
They performed a dance to Willy Wonka's "Pure Imagination"

My FAVORITE picture!!

with Miss Denisa

with her 2 BFF's...Rachel and Charlotte!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ribbon Reef (wreath) for Sally!

A a BIG thank you I made a ribbon wreath for Sally.
She met me at Michael's and picked out all the ribbon she wanted for it...and I went to town!!

14" wreath form all wrapped up...

10 different prints cut at 4.5in and sewed into loops...

..after I cut the loops apart from eachother....250 total!

....starting the gluing process.....

Close Up...

Completed Project!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Project..

I made this Fall Wreath (I pronounce it reef...Sally kept correcting me) out of some Fall inspired fabric my grandma made me.
I might add our initial "B" to it somewhere or add a turkey....not sure at this point. I'm just excited to have a new fall wreath that cost me $0. Yep I didn't pay a thing for it...old coat hanger, hand me down fabric there ya go!!


Last Saturday, Wayne lost his Grandpa Norm after a long battle with cancer. He was a wonderful man with a BIG heart. He will be truely missed!

This was taken 2 years ago this coming Christmas

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


This past Friday Sally and I hopped on a plane and flew to Oregon to visit Megan. It was so much fun...starting with me being "man-handled" in security at Sacramento! I completely forgot that I had my pepper spray on key chain. I managed to get it off right as we were loading our carryons in the trays and I handed it over to the lady. Well she grabbed hold of my arm and called the head security guy. I told him I simply forgot it and they made sure I didn't set off the alarm and sent me on my way.
What a way to start the trip! Both Sally and I had a laugh over it and it makes for a wonderful memory of my first flight!
Sally and Megan on the MAX

Saturday Market....

the square..

famous Made in Oregon sign


one of many bridges

across the river. While enjoying the scenery we were tempted to jump a random guy for his box of VooDoo Donuts. The line at the shop was very long and we weren't about to wait. But we could have taken them from the guy at the waterfront!

My first trip to IKEA!!

I love this picture!

Self portrait on the plane waiting to come home.....hello to Sally's shoulder!!
I had a wonderful time and was finally able to sleep in without any kids waking me up (it's only been almost 6 years)!
I can't wait until we can do it again.....

Sunday, September 26, 2010


William Ware Vieselmeyer III.
Born September 26, 2010 at 3:18pm.
5lbs 12oz and 20 1/4 in long.
I am so in love with my new nephew!!
Congrats to my brother billy and my sister-in-law Lacey!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today was my 33rd birthday!
I got to spend the evening with my family...missed Lacey (she's at home taking care of that precious baby boy due any time).

I made lemon cupcakes....regular size and some cute "mini" ones (so I wouldn't feel guilty having one)!

Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Our soccer star!

Saturday was Kara's very first soccer game. She did an awesome job. Kara kept up with all the little guys on the team and played most of the game.
Grandpa said it was the best entertainment of the weekend!!
The banner my mom made for Kara's team!

Our cute little player

practicing being a goalie

she just threw the ball in...if you look close enough you can see part of the ball.

Playing forward...

Assisting in a goal!

she was done.....exhausted...can't you tell!

We're proud of you!

Michael took this picture....proud soccer mom!

Michael's 1st day of Preschool...

Michael started Preschool at the end of August. He is going to the same preschool, The Kids Place, that Kara went too. We love it there!
He was very excited to start school like his big sister Kara.
He's just a little excited....

all grown up....

with Miss Carol...

I took the day off and treated him to a happy meal afterwards.....

My handsome lunch date!