Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Each year we have a tradition... We go to dinner (ususally mexican food) the night we purchase our christmas tree. Then off to the Christmas tree lot. Hannah and I usually take off running through all the trees and try to scare eachother.. It's pretty fun!! Jeff usually looks at us like we are crazy, BUT he joined in this year..

The Meaning of Christmas

After reading the book "Purpose of Christmas" it made me think about the true meaning of Christmas. So many people are pulled in so many directions from their daily lives that they don't stop to think about why we celibrate Christmas. I am guilty, I get so busy with the shopping each Christmas and working and just getting so busy that I forget to talk with my daughter and explain to her the true meaning of Christmas. In public school they can't get to religous, so it's up to us as parents to teach her. After reading this book I am going to start a new tradition. We will celibrate Jesus' birthday every year on Christmas Eve. Hannah and I will bake a cake and we will all sing Happy birthday to him.

The Purpose of Christmas

Why is Christmas such a big deal?
If you stop to think about it, it is astounding that the simple, unassuming birth of a peasant baby boy more than two thousand years ago in the Middle East can today cause traffic jams every December in places like New York City, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro.
The night Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, a small group of poor shepherds were quietly tending their flocks of sheep in a nearby field, looking up at the stars. Nothing seemed any different from a thousand other nights. But what was about to happen would transform not only their lives but billions of other lives as well. The world would never be the same again.
Regardless of your background, religion, problems, or circumstances, Christmas really is the best news you could get. In his powerful yet compassionate voice, Rick Warren explains how God designed Christmas to meet your three deepest needs and how understanding and receiving God's three Christmas gifts to you will transform your life forever.
If you feel that Christmas has become nothing more than a source of emotional and financial stress - If somewhere along the line you lost "the reason for the season"...
You need to hear this powerful little book! I read it lastnight in about an hour and am so inspired by it. I recommend this book to everyone.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Late Halloween!!

Jonas Brothers here we come... Again

I just found out that the Jonas Brothers will be having another concert. This time it's in Vegas. I thought I would suprise Hannah and her little school friend and take them on a little road trip to Vegas.

It's going to work out perfectly. Her friend is camping out by Baker for the weekend (1 hour from Vegas) ... Sooooooo, Hannah and I will wake up early and drive to Baker where they will both be suprised to see eachother.. I bought them both matching Jonas Brothers t-shirts. I will have them open them up and that is when they will both find out that they are going to the concert. After the concert we will all venture home for probably the worlds best nights rest...


Sorry I haven't been on here to give you an update. Jeff had his surgery on the 27th of October and is doing great. Better then we both thought). He has his first doctors appointment on Wednessday of next week. (2 week appointment). Then it's only 2 more weeks after that.... I pray that everything works out the way I have been praying for.

Please keep us in your prayers.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Might be a Crazy Move

My husband and I are thinking about moving into a bigger house. With another child, it might get a little crowded in our 2 bedroom 1 bath house. Although we do have a pretty nice back yard with a new pool. Soooo, we have decided to rent our current house out and purchase a new one. Since our economy is in the dumps it might benifit us right now. I'm a little nervous, I am scared to get bad renters, but that's the chance you have to take. Wish us luck!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Big Day!!

Ok, the big day for Jeff is October 27th. Then it's count down from there. 4 weeks recovery time. I will keep you all posted. Please keep us in your prayers.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Most Exciting News!!

About 7 years ago I found out I had cervical cancer.. After years and years of battleing it my doctor advised my husband and I not to have children at that time. Jeff and I put a lot of thought into the situation and thought the best thing is to get him fix. Well, I have been cancer free for a year now. I spoke to my doctor about having kids and he said if we are to have anymore childern, now would be the best time. He would like me to get a surgery when I'm 30 that might prevent me from ever having kids. Soooooooo with that said, My wonderful, amazing, spectacular husband, Jeff is going under the knife to get a reversal.. I am so excited!!! I hope all works out. Our plan is to be pregnant by November.. I will keep everyone posted.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

4 years ago today, I said I do to the man I fell in love with. To the man that I fall in love with more and more each day.. To the man that is not only the love of my life, but my best friend. I love you very much and each day I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you... <3

Monday, July 21, 2008

A . A . A . D . D . ...

"Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder "

I know I'm not the only one out there that has days like this!!!

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out th e garbage first.
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, first I need to push the Pepsi aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye-- they need water.
I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
the car isn't washed
the bills aren't paid
there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

We Love the Jonas Brothers

Hannah and I went to see the Jonas Brothers on July 14th... I purchased the nose bleed tickets. Our tickets where so high up I couldn't focuse my camera. I was a little bummed, but Hannah was just excited to be there. After the first person opened, one of the workers at the Honda center walked all the way up to us (keep in mind, we were all the way at the top.. very last row against the wall) and asked if we wanted to trade our tickets for the tickets on the floor.. WHAT!! of course.. I paid 25 bucks a ticket and ended up with the 200 dollar tickets.. They wanted to fill in the space cause they were filming the Jonas Borther's concert 3D. As we were sitting there I noticed a girl walking in and sitting about 10 rows in front of us.. WHAT!! It was Taylor Swift. Wow, our night turned around. We had the best time!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jonas Brothers here we come!!

I told Hannah that this summer I was going to plan a lot for her to do.... We were watching Camp Rock last night (It's a new disney movie) and I told Hannah if I was able to, I would get her concert tickets to see the Jonas Borthers in concert. Well, she is going to be very suprised!! I just bought tickets for her this morning.. Yippee!! Jonas Brothers here we come. It's on July 14th so visit my page after for pictures...

Monday, June 2, 2008

Zoo Day

This weekend we took Hannah to the LA Zoo. I don't think I have ever been there, if I have, I don't remember... It was perfect weather out and a perfect day for the Zoo..

Memorial Weekend

For Memorial Day we thought we would take a cruise up to the mountains.. Thinking the weather would be somewhat decent. We knew it wasn't going to rain or be 100 degrees... Wow!! were we in for a treat. Snow, Snow and more snow.
And did I mention... I am scared of heights!! Boy oh boy did I not enjoy the ski lift ride. It's a little different when there is more snow on the ground.. You can tell by the look on my face I wasn't thrilled about the ride.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Team Happy Feet

On Saturday, Hannah and I walked the Revlon 5k Run/Walk... We had tons of fun!!! This is our second year doing this, It is our new tradition each year.. We walk every year with our really good friends, so it makes the walk go bye a little bit faster!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

What is Wrong With People??

Ok, so I haven't ever used this blog thing to vent, but I need to get something off of my chest. Everyone that I am around has more than 2 kids.. I only have one, therefore I am criticized. I am always told that my child is going to grow up spoiled or she will never learn the real world... Ok so I get her limo rides for her birthday (I haven't heard the end of that one) I throw her parties through out the year. ( I like her to be able to have fun with her friends) We go shopping and she always ends up with something even if I am not going shopping for her. Christmas morning at our house looks like there is more than 1 child that lives there...I take her to concerts (Hannah Montana, Aly and AJ) And so on...

Hannah in my eyes is the best child any parent could ever ask for. She works hard in school to get good grades and works on getting every award and the end of each semester (which she gets both). She knows what no means. She will never throw a fit when I tell her no. She does know the real world. We do a lot for childerns homes and we get involved with as much as we can to help out the less fortunate..

I have a friend that is on her 5th child. I think that is awesome! If I was able to have more childern I think I would be side by side with her. People criticize her for having to many kids. And here I am getting picked on and criticized for only having one...

What is wrong with people!!! Can't they mind their own business and be happy for people???? If I want to get a limo every month for my child that's my business. If I want to buy her a pony that's also my business. If I want to buy her a pair of shoes each week, that's also my business..

Is there anyone out there that is positive and can be happy for others??

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

For those of you who know Hannah knows she loves shoes. We went to the shoe store the other day and she found these shoes and fell in love with them.. She said she had to have them... Sooooo of course I can't say no, I bought them. This was Saturday and she is still wearing them.. They are pretty cute shoes..

Our New Addition

It's not a child... It's our 3rd room. Jeff has work so hard on this room.. He is finally done. Except for the painting, that's my job. For those of you who know me know I hate to paint. That's why it's not 100% completed.. hehehe! One day I will complete it...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Easter (Better Late than Never)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Revlon 5k Run/Walk

It’s that time again for the Revlon 5k run/walk on May 10th. If anyone is interested in joining the team let me know. Also feel free to invite any of your friends or family to come out join in on this wonderful and educational experience.

The team name is Team Happy Feet

WHAT: A 5K Run/Walk, Health Expo and Celebration Concert
WHEN: Saturday, May 10th, 2008 – Mother's Day Weekend
WHERE: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park
WHO: Over 50,000 men, women and children
WHY: To raise awareness and critical funds for women's cancers research, counseling and outreach programs.

The cost of registration is $30 dollars. Below is the team page you can sign up on or donate.
Please pass this information on to friends and family and have them donate to a great cause.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to email me.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Our Newest Project

For those of you that have seen my house, you know it's small. It's 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bath. We were talking about adding on last summer, but ended up getting a pool instead. Last weekend we were talking about how nice it would be to have a play room/game room... Well, a week later, we have a play room/game room... It isn't 100% complete, but it will be by next week. I will post before and after pictures for you all to see.... I now live in a 3 bedroom house.. Yeah me!! I'm moving up in the world..

Referee Team

Jeff and I have become Hannah's team referees for he soccer team. My first day out on the field as a ref was this past Saturday.... I was so nervous I made such bad calls. I let the other team after scoring take the kick off. Bad call Julie!! Oh well. I guess I deserve it. I shouldn't have copied Jeff's test.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Hannah's Birthday/Valentine's Present

Happy Birthday Hannah!!! We had so much fun!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Birthday

This Thursday Hannah is going to turn the BIG 7!!! Wow how time flies... For the day I have rented her a limo. I am going to have the limo pick her up early from school. We are going to stop by one of her friends house and pick her and her mom up, then off we go in style to lunch.. After lunch we will probably stop and get their nails painted then off to the ice cream store... After all that we will drop her friend off then the limo will drop us off. Then at 5 we are headed off to dinner for our family Valentine's dinner... Busy, but fun day!! I will post pictures.... And I will be back to tell you how the weekend will go.. yikes!! What have I gotten myself into... How am I going to out do all this next year..

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Dentist

I have gone my entire 27 years of life without a cavity... I went to the dentist the other day (I hate the dentist) and they told me I have my first cavity. I felt like my world has come to an end. A CAVITY!!! I asked the dentist if she could floss it out... She looked at me like I was crazy..
I went last Friday to get a filling... That visit was also my very last visit.. I can deal with any kind of surgery or pain, but I can't deal with pain in my mouth. I am so glad I was blessed with nice teeth cause I'm not EVER going back to the dentist.. I sure hope Hannah has nice teeth. She is in for a treat..

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hannah Montana

The Hannah Montana concert was a blast!!! We had so much fun. She had Aly and AJ open for her.. We love them!!! The only thing that I didn't care much for was Hannah Montana's dancing. She danced like she owned a pole and the Vegas night clubs taught her all she knew..... Other then that we had sooooooooooo much fun!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

2nd Call back

Well, yesterday went really good. We went to Beverly Hills for Hannah's modeling career. If she made it further we will hear back from them today at 12:05. If she gets her second call back we have to pack up and head back to Beverly Hills today.... I'm really excited for her. This is a chance of a life time and I get to be with her and learn every step of the way. It's so fun.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Our Little Model

She did it. Hannah wants to be a model, so I sent her photo out to every modeling agency I could find. I came across a big one called Elite Modeling agency. It's were all the big time models are signed. I figured what the heck. I emailed her photo and little did I know they called....

They want her to come out this Saturday for an interview. Yaa!! I'm so excited.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I did it!!

I just purchased (2) Hannah Montana tickets for Jan. 19th in Las Vegas.... Hannah will be so excited. I will suprise her tonight when I get home from work!!!

Happy New Years!!

Can you believe it's 2008??? Wow does time fly!!!!

Well, I wanted to write down a couple new years resolutions. I thought I would share.

1. Lose 10 lbs
2. More Patience
3. More Family vacations.

Happy New Years and I hope you all have an awesome 2008!!!!