Tuesday, September 23, 2008

When you need a good laugh

So this week has been a little traumatic for everyone... what with the economy and all. I'm not trying to be political here... I just know that if this has been affecting everyone - including us.

Maybe not all of you know, but we have been without the use of our master bathroom shower for a while now... the tile and grout has failed and leaked down to the ceiling of our family room. We've recently tried taking out a home equity loan for a mere $5,000 to try to repair/replace the shower. Now, generally we have good credit and we pay our mortgage on time - but our bank has even turned us down! It's sad when people like us can't get a loan... I KNOW that many people have similar stories to share. I feel your frustration.

My prescription? (more cowbell!) No, kidding...
Laughter: Go to:
My favorite cake? The Macho Man ... it's a couple of pages back...
Hopefully a little laughter will help you out too!
Dana pics coming soon!

Monday, September 8, 2008

What a weekend!

Friday we left for Cresent Bar. We arrived to beautiful weather. We had dinner and waited for Mom and John to arrive.

Saturday morning we got up ate breakfast and packed the car for our first trip to Pullman with the baby! We've been looking forward to this trip - showing Dana around and attending our first football game in the newly renovated Martin Stadium. Of course Dana has her own Coug gear that we purchased last year... you'd think that six month stuff would still fit... but unfortunately, her head was too big!

She just had to pose for this picture ... we promised to go shopping at the Bookie when we arrived in Pullman...

All buckled in for the car ride to WSU!
Our first stop - Lunch at our favorite Pullman Mexican restaurant!

The highchair at Rancho was one of the oldest I've ever seen - it sure did make a loud sound when she banged on it though! She loved it! I kept worrying that she'd slide out of it!

Walking from our car to the stadium we pasted some students sharing the rapors from the Vet Program. Here's Dana and I with an owl - very cool! Of course we donated to their cause!

The new CUB - Very nice.

New entrance - Dana and I are standing in front - can you see the new video screen in the background? It was HUGE!

Dana was just a star during the game. The cheering crowds didn't bother her a bit!We left at half time... the score said it all. We chalked it up to the baby needing to get home to sleep. We left Pullman around 5 pm and got home about 10.

Sunday was another full day!
First church and then off to Woodinville to help my Grandma celebrate her 80th Birthday!

I love this picture of Dana and her Great Grandmother!

After the party at Grandma's church it was back to her house to celebrate more with the family. Yes, even after all this, Dana is just a happy, happy baby! (That's Grandma's chihuahua, Abbey in the background) Thanks to Cousin Ashley for taking this great picture!

Overall, a wonderful weekend! We are so blessed to have our family - especially Dana's Great Grandparents.

Today was about sleeping and getting back into a routine. I am very fortunate to have a baby that is so easy going and good natured! I feel very blessed to be able to go and do all this great stuff together as a family.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Labor Day and Dave Matthews

So awesome - Tim Reynolds is touring with them this summer...

I love Carter's smile...

I love Dave!!!

Only about 50 cars in this entire lot!

Labor Day weekend was a blur... Joanna, Dave, Dana and I left Friday afternoon and returned Sunday night. We had a great time - cooler weather this weekend.

The highlight of the weekend was the Dave Matthews concert at the Gorge on Saturday night. Among the set my favorite was their cover of 'Sledgehammer' by Peter Gabriel.

Dave scored Plaza Premiere Parking and we were halfway down the hill! Check out the picture - that's the entrance of the main gate - behind us! The VIP tent and bathrooms with running water made all the difference. Another memorable show, saddened by the loss of LeRoi Moore; yet the music and mood of the crowd was upbeat.

Enjoy my pics!