Monday, April 12, 2010

Just the girls for two weeks!

Mark left Friday before Easter to go to Thailand and Singapore on a business trip. I had to be responsible and stay home so I could get Emily to school. Only because we are leaving on May 6th for a two week vacation in Maui. I can't take her out of school more than that. The first week I was really sick... Ok Three days ( Mon, Tues, and Wed.) Emily was a trooper and took care of me as well as cooked dinner for herself Tues. and Wed. I was in bed by 4:00 and slept the whole night both days. Thursday I had a relay for life fundraiser bunco event to attend. I was so glad I felt better and was able to go and show my support. Not to mention get out of the house and have a little girl friend time. I went with Gina, Joyce, Michelle, and Judi. What a Fun night!

The event ended at 9:00 and we weren't ready to go home so we headed down town to the wine bar... Surprise they were closed at 9:30 on a Thurs. night. Too funny! So we went over to the Cigar bar to have a glass of wine. They have a stripper pole in the middle of the place. So being the crazy girls we are and because there wasn't anyone there but us (gives you a little more courage) Gina decided she was going to try and do a trick. We all spotted her and she did try but wasn't successful. It's not as easy as you would think! Oh well maybe next time! HEE HEE!

Friday morning Emily had her braces put on. They only put the top ones on for now! She wasn't a happy girl. But she will be when she's all done.

Friday night I went to the movies and dinner as the third wheel with GIna & John, Damon & Joyce, and Manley & Judi. We went to dinner at Pho Vietnam love the place then we went to see Date Movie. It was funny and worth seeing. After we ended up at the Wine Bar. Always a good time. Saturday I decided it was a girls day for me and Emily. I felt bad that first I was sick and then I have all these plans. We had a fun day. Girl talk in the morning then Lunch at Tao San Jin‎ yummy Chinese food. We then picked up Mary Ann Puppo and went to see Clash of the Titans... It brought back some childhood memories. They did a good job with the movie and the 3D special effects were incredible. After we went to Red Robins for dinner (Emily's request). Came home and I think Emily had enough. She went to her room and on the phone with her boyfriend or at least that's what she calls him. Can you have a boy friend that lives in another state. HEE HEE! I know it's good for the parents, don't have to worry about the normal boy friend girl friend stuff. Rumor is he's coming back to Brentwood either this summer or the start of school. That should be a fun time for Mark and I! Oh boy I can only imagine.
Last night I went to a Young life fundraiser banquet. Emily was asked to work it but she wasn't feeling well and her teeth hurt. So off I went all by my lonesome. Luckily Dennis and Mary Ann were there. They were the only ones I knew. It was a nice evening. I was home early enough to hang out with Emily. Today is finish taxes, Tomorrow I'm driving to San Jose to help Danielle. Her grandmother passed and the funeral is in San Jose and then she is having dinner at her house. SO I'm going to help her with all that so she can relax and grieve. Wed. Mark is coming home! Yay! Can't wait to see him. He sent me a few pics by email. He said he has more on his phone so when he gets back I'll download them and share!

Hope everyone has a great week! Wish the weather would clear up!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Just can't seem to keep up on thing these days!

Finally got a little time to blog. Life is as busy as ever these days. since my last blog we have done a few things. HE HE!
We attended another performance for Richards band. Great time again! There were quite a few people there that I knew from High School! We went with my parents. They had a few new songs and the crowd was even bigger than last time!

Cameron came home for spring break. He ended up getting sick so we didn't do much while he was home. Bummer for him! His school also had spring break three weeks before Easter so none of his friends were home from school. At least he was able to get rid of his strep before he went back. The week after Mark, Emily, and I went to Tahoe with John, Danielle, Scott, and Emily's friend Megan. Always a fun time! We went up on a Thursday and when we arrived there wasn't any snow on the street. But when we woke up this is what we found!

The best part was we were going skiing that day! The best spring skiing I have ever done! Couldn't have been any nicer and the added plus of fresh snow! WOW!

Emily and he friend took a lesson and were skiing till lunch. We met with them at lunch and did a few runs with the girls. They wanted to ski by them selves so I took a few pics of them skiing.

Mark, Scott, John, and I then headed up to the west bowl for some longer runs. I can't tell you how beautiful it was up there. After a few runs we stopped at the Cantina which is at the top of West Bowl. Had a few cocktails and just enjoyed the weather. It was so hot I had to roll up my ski pants just to cool down!

After our last run we were heading to find the girls and we saw a snow mobile with someone on it! Yeah that's right it was one of ours. Megan had ran into her boyfriend and decided to go on a run that she probably wasn't ready for. All I could think was why couldn't it have been one of us. Not that I wanted anyone to get hurt but being in charge of someones child and then having them get hurt is the worst feeling ever. Luckily she was ok just a little beat up and bruised. Later she said she was more embarrassed than hurt. Didn't make me feel any better but glad it all turned out ok!

The following day we took the girls to the lake. Yet another sunny day.

We were sad to have to leave on Sunday. While I was packing up they decided to play one more game of hearts. Mark had a little too much fun! Captain + Coke + Mark... alot of laughs!

On Friday Mark left to go to Thailand and Singapore for two weeks. Work is picking up and Because they have so little staff left I have a feeling he is going to travel alot more. Nothing like he use to...Remember when we first go married he was only around for maybe a week out of the month. I'm so glad those days are gone but it's nice he gets to travel again. Not to mention travel = miles and miles = free trips for us! Emily and I went to my parents on Friday and Cameron met us there. We did a movie and banana split night with Richard and Rian on Friday. It was nice to hang out. We tried to go bowling but the wait was too long. I left my camera at my mothers. BUMMER!
Dave and Maureen came up on Saturday. We celebrated Maureen's birthday that night since her day was on Easter!

Easter wasn't the same with out Mark but we still had a great time! Good food and good company! We missed you Grandma... Hope you are feeling better. We also missed Augie and Karen... Hope the tooth got fixed!
Easter isn't Easter with out dyed eggs and mom is always prepared. The kids all dyed some eggs Easter morning.

My mother does a project with her day care called snip it's. This is what they look like!
And here is Rian and Emily's version... Rather large HE HE!

Portrait time! Sometimes it's hard to catch these moments but I do my best.

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I did but missed Mark!


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