Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stampin' Out Alzheimers

Tomorrow starts a fun week for me. I am joining with tons of other stampers to "Stamp out Alzheimers". This group was started by my former eye doctor's daughter. I stumbled on her blog while blog hopping a few months ago. Her dad, my former optometrist, has Alzheimer's and she is raising money to help research and find a cure. If you would like to join, click on the Badge on the right of my page and donate to join.

Let me know if you do. It will be fun. Join us!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Brittni

Today is Brit's 19th birthday. It has been a hard week for her. She and Justin wisely decided to postpone the wedding while he found stable employment and she found out one of her scholarships was not renewable. She is a little down, but all the birthday wishes from her friends and cards (with $$$) from her family cheered her up a little. Justin came and took her to eat and then they came back here and watched a movie. It is hard to believe that my "baby" is 19!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Change in date

Brittni and Justin have decided to postpone their wedding until July of 2010. He has not had much luck finding a stable job since the market went down and he was laid off from Chaparral. Hopefully things will settle down soon and he will have a better chance of finding a job.

More plans to come at a latter date.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I survived 40!

I can still blow out all those candles.
My cake and my shirt, made by my dear friend Laura.

What a week it has been. Yesterday was my 40th birthday. At first it was bugging me a little to be 40. I don't know what I thought 40 would be like, but it seemed so "OLD". Also, my husband reminded me that my mom was 40 when we started dating. That seems like such a long time ago.

But so far it hasn't been all bad. I have been reminded that I have great friends, a wonderful family, a life that, frankly, is pretty amazing.

My friends and family started the celebrating last week during our Survivor get together. Laura made a yummy cake and an adorable shirt. (I loved the shirt so much, I wore it to work yesterday.) Some of them even wore black, one of them ALL black, but he felt so sorry for me he went and changed!

During the day my classroom surprised with a party and an all black birthday cake. The kids made me all kinds of fun gifts and cards. Then after lunch, my husband had arranged flowers to be sent to me. (I will post the pics later) It meant a lot because he was out of town and had pre-arranged to have them delivered and had hand written the note!

My parents came in from Hinton and took Courtney and I to eat at the T-Bone last night. We had a great dinner and my Dad had arranged for them to bring me an amazing peanut butter pie slice with a candle on it for dessert. It was so good and rich, we had to share!

We left there and Courtney took me to pick up my new purse. That is what I really wanted. I am glad he let me pick it out, because I picked out something totally different than what I asked for. Then a friend from Yukon called and she was in town with my present. She met us in the Wal-Mart parking lot and we chatted for a few minutes before she had to head back to Yukon.

I got lots of birthday calls, texts and facebook posts. All in all, it was a GREAT Day.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ari Prom 2009

How much longer until I can take this crap off???
Walking the red carpet with Mason. She looks beautiful, but still walked like an athlete!
With her hair and make-up done.

I am really tired today. So, I will finish posting all the pictures another time. Courtney has some on his camera that he hasn't loaded yet.