Tuesday, June 27, 2006

What do you get......

When you mix an 18 year old that is bored with a willing 7 year old victim?

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Why you get a fauxhawk of course! You've been warned!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Next blog!

I spent an hour or so a couple of nights ago hitting the next blog button and I found a few that I really liked:

The Ironic Catholic I like the humor and this man's spin on the Catholic religion. Though I'm not a Catholic now I grew up as one and I thoroughly enjoyed this site.

Fat girl camp
This woman has been on a voyage of discovery and I find her insights interesting. I will visit this one regularly.

4th Ave. Blues This blog requires some background reading into the cast of characters, whom are all very interesting. Here is an opportunity to read about a life style that most of us ignore. There are homeless people, those with mental illnesses, drug addictions etc. It certainly makes you think.

The book Bitches
This site may be a bit risque for some of you but let me tell you I laughed my butt off (OK maybe I didn't laugh my butt off, cause as I caught my reflection in the mirror this morning I see its still there) I like their sense of humor and the post "A very naughty secret garden" I must applaud their choice of subject in the photographs. Is he Hot or what? Kudos, ladies!

This speaks volumes!

If only all the entertainers thought like Sarah Mclachlan! I didn't know a video could be made with such quality for only $15.00. You Go Sarah!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Beautiful sunset!

Sunset from my deck! Posted by Picasa

This picture doesn't even remotely capture the beauty I saw from my deck last night but I did want to share it anyway! Isn't it wonderful how seeing God's beautiful sunset can melt away all the problems of the day!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day!

I'm feeling a little melancholy today as I celebrate father's day with my children and my husband. I'm filled to the brim with love and proud that I married a man that is so good to me and to our children. I love the creativity that the children have shown and their desire even now as 2 are young adults to pay homage to the man they call dad. This is the first year that all 4 kids were not able to be here on Father's day together as Jackie is still in Richmond and Shaun will be out of town on father's day so he celebrated the day one day early. Nickie and Brandon made cards and hugged and loved on their dad today. While Jackie will be celebrating the day on Wed. So Bob really is lucky to have 3 father's days this year.

However, while I have so many things to be thankful for I'm missing my father very much. In October it will be nine years since his death and on days like today and his birthday and Christmas I really feel his absence. I think of all that I miss out on now that he is gone, all that my children miss. Brandon misses the most since he never met his Abuelo. I know how much my dad would have loved to have known his youngest grandchild.

I never had the luxury of knowing any of my grandparents as they all lived in Cuba. I never knew I was truly missing out on anything till I had my children and saw for myself what it is supposed to be like. Each generation has something to learn from and teach to the other generation. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to be a part of that as a child. I never had grandparents to spoil me then send me home to my parents. Perhaps that is a good thing as anyone that knows me will tell you I was a spoiled child sans grandparents! I suppose that could be for any number of reasons... 1. My parents felt they had to make up for lack of grandparents to spoil me.... 2. They just wanted to do and give me all they could... 3. Making up for lack of siblings...and I'm sure I could go on here but I won't.

My point is simply this, I miss my dad very much on this father's day. I want to believe that dad has been watching over me and knows that I haven't forgotten him and how much I wish he were here today so I could give him a huge hug and kiss and give him a card with the words that I can't seem to come up with to express how much I love and appreciate him.

To all the father's have a happy father's day and count your blessings! To all the kids don't forget your dad today, I know sometimes its hard to tell him how you feel but trust me you want to let him know how much you love and need him now before it is too late. I'm not sure my dad knew how much I loved him and for this I'm very sorry.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Graduation day at last!

Congratulations to my beautiful daughter Jackie! It's been a tough year for her, but she made it through! Brandon was so proud that he had to purchase a rose for Jackie's big day.

Abuelita (that's grandma in Spanish), Tia (that's aunt in Spanish), Grandma and Brandon all together for a photo just after the graduation ceremony.
After the ceremony we headed to Kabuto's Japanese Steak house for a delicious meal and some fine entertainment. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 12, 2006


What a beauty! I'm so happy to have gotten a few pictures of the beautiful humming bird that has been gracing the feeder I put out a couple of days ago. Now everyday from my living room window I can watch them feed. How peaceful is that? Posted by Picasa