Friday, March 28, 2008
(Note to Kylie: I really am not trying to make your head any bigger than it already is, I just want to compliment you on your clever writing skills.)
So, in the future if you ever get bored reading my blog you can either stop reading it or just click on Kylie's. My words may not be as entertaining, but I will continue to post great pictures, so, you might want to keep checking in....
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Then Maddi came to play with Carson while I attempted to get errands done for Easter. Again, I made the attempt with not much luck. I really tried to get a jump start on the festivies rather than waiting until last minute. It sooo did not work that way. Why buy fresh fruit, veggies, flowers, or carrot cake when Easter is still 4 days away. I will have to wait until Saturday. Bummer. Then I wanted to rent a table for outside. Steve suggested that we buy one until we got to Sam's Club and he said, "why don't we just rent one?" Argh! DUMB!! Then I tried looking for some Easter decorations because I have NONE! Couldn't find any of those that I liked either. Frustrating. So, I decided to just give up and go home with a stop at Rite Aid for some Cookie Dough ice cream. They were out of it. So, I left and went home with no ice cream!! Rite Aid was DUMB too!!
There was definately good to my day. I came home, made Chocolate Chip cookies and went to the park to hang out with Shawna and friends. It was fabulous. Shawna looked great! This was our first potluck picnic in the park to be followed by many. We are making it a weekly thing to get together. That definately made my day not so DUMB!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
PS... Dean, you need to practice up on your photo editing skills. I personally think my photo is better.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Please pray for Shawna!!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The next morning we had coffee with the locals and I got to name my own bag of Coffee to take home. "Steve, Take me to Calistoga or lose me forever. Patty" Then it was home for me with a stop in San Francisco for lunch with Kristi R. Memories to last a lifetime. Anyone intrested in Wine Tasting in Napa let me know, "I'm IN!"
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
So there are a few things I can Blog about today. One is the fact that I am so thankful for friends and family. Last night a good friend called me at about 9pm crying. Her 11 month old son had a severe case of pneumonia and needed to be rushed to the emergency room. However, they couldn't leave their 3 year old. I was out the door as I was hanging up the phone. It really made me feel good that they felt that they could call me and I was able to help out. They don't have any family in town to rely on in situations like this. I am truely thankful for the opportunity to help. I truely belive that friends are the family that you choose. I am fortunate to have family close and good friends. And luckily the baby was sent home with some antibiotics and looks like he is going to be fine, hopefully in a few days.
And lastly, I know some of you (DEAN) are probably anxious to hear about the NASCAR race in VIVA Las Vegas! It was amazing, to say the least. I really was nervous the whole week prior because I didn't know what to expect. It is such a huge event. We flew into Vegas on Saturday. Sunday morning a friend that works in Vegas picked us up at our hotel (The Rio) and took us to the track. We went early so we could look around and absorb the whole experience. When we got there we walked right up to the live on-air Nascar RaceDay with Kenny Wallace, Jimmy Spencer and John Roberts. It was super cool. If you were watching the Speed channel you probably saw us.
As for the race, our seats were in the top of the last section of the bleachers. They were not real close up but had a great view of the track! As we sat there waiting for the race to start I grew more and more anxious. "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" Wow, super exciting. Then the cars warmed up with some laps around the track then came the green flag. I about cried it was so amazing. You could feel the horsepower in your stomach as they raced around the track. To feel the cars, hear the cars, see the cars, and even smell the cars as they raced around the track for
the first time was truely an experience I will never forget.
The only bad part of the day was that Jimmie Johnson had a really bad race car and didn't do so well. (That is Jimmie right there in this picture. He is the first one right behind the post.) But at least Jimmie finished which is more than we can say for Jeff Gordon (glad he is ok) and Tony Stewart. We came to the conclusion that Tony crashed because he was leaning over to grab a twinkie and his hair got in his face! Bummer! I really don't understand Tony Stewart fans but that is another blog for another day.
So long story short, if you have never been to a NASCAR Race, you really should try it because it is amazing.
Until next time... Go Jimmie Johnson!