Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Birthday

"You know Mom....he isn't a baby anymore"............
Just back from church with some good friends and family dinner out. At dinner a famous opera star sang to Sarah. She got a little shy......was a beautiful evening.
Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Sarah Who!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Sarah always reminds me to be in the moment and joyful!!!
(Quick Disneyland trip today!)

Monday, December 13, 2010

San Diego Snow Day!!!

Growing up in Idaho I always loved those winter mornings when my dad would come in my room and say "no school today....snow day". It was great to have the entire (unexpected) day to be spontaneous. Today was like that girlfriend called ....Sarah just got out of school....nothing was planned so........let's have a quick beach day. 2 hours of 80 degree beach time in December. I love it when days work out like today.... spontaneous..... fun day!!

Hope you had a good day too!!

Friday, December 3, 2010


That is me Thanksgiving weekend in Rocky Point Mexico (with my mom and sister). I always wondered if those wave machine sounded like the real beach .....and they do .....but this was
much better!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Car Talk

When I was trying to get pregnant I would dream about driving around with my daughter in the car. Now I have 4 1/2 years of enjoying my car time with Sarah.....singing Taylor Swift at the top of our lungs, discussing how far heaven is or playing eye spy.....
it is one of the joys of my life.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ahhhh come on...........

Ahhhhhhh come on ........
3 years in a row going dark in November
would be too much to handle!!
Staying blonde...with a little dark mixed in.....thanks Mary!!
Now....that is enough about me and hair drama......
much more important things in the world going on.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


(Grandma Herma's 95 Birthday ...on our adventure this past summer..Sequim WA)

Yesterday, I got to meet one of my favorite fellas....Dennis Prager. He was in town doing his live radio broadcast and a special lunch. The minute I heard he was coming I bought tickets to the lunch and FINALLY got to meet him . I have been listening to his Happiness Hour for almost 7 years now. ......and it has really changed my outlook on life.

Today, I FINALLY got my golf clubs out again. I met a new friend that has been saying the same thing....."I really want to golf again" we are FINALLY making it happen!!

Hope you all are finding things that you want to do and DO IT!!
Which brings me to sad news......the sweet 95 year old woman, Grandma Herma, that we got to berry pick with this summer passed way. She will be missed by so many......her last words to me when I asked her what it was like to be 95 were..."don't hang around boring people that don't want to do things.....keep your mind and body active" I thought that was good advice. Thanks Grandma Herma for letting us spend some time with you.....and thanks Anne for sharing her with in peace.
Side note: If you haven't been to Brave Girls Club yet.....this is a good one!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Should I?

Go dark................................. again?
Oh Man!! I do this EVERY year......something about November makes me want to cut my hair and go dark.....very dark. I haven't yet......but I have appt on Friday!
I hate to have a post all about my hair but ......but good hair helps in the happiness department.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

They both come to visit

The "NICE" witch........she basically lives here
but whew.......that "Not so Nice" witch visits
once in the while and can be a bugger.
Hope you had a nice Halloween!! ............Now bring on the Turkey!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One of these days I am

going to be a FARMER....
or Dancer.....or singer.......or soccer player.......teacher......doggy daycare owner
maybe all of the above.
Ahhhh to be 4.
Thank you Lifeartphotography for the FABULOUS picture!! You really captured her spunk!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Is this wrong?

"5 more minutes and you can have some candy...."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Our turn!!!

What is more fun than Disneyland at Halloween?
Give up?
Disneyland.......a GREAT friend......Halloween and NO KIDS!!!!
We only dressed similar at the end of the day this time!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Waiting for our new brooms to arrive...................

Resting up....this is my favorite month....need lots of energy!!
This is what I do when the house is messy and I am procrastinating. Sure glad I have a fun little buddy that likes to do this as much as I do. Now if I could just get that magic potion to work and clean up this mess.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Ahhhh now how cute is this guy....Walter!!
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for little grandpa types. I would enjoy meeting Walter. Amazingly he is 114 today. ....lives in Great Falls , Montana where I was born.
Can you imagine living to 114..........sounds good to me if I could look and feel as good as Walter.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Classes fill up fast!!!!!

Back by popular demand..............TERRI BRUSH!!!
Terri will be teaching 3 classes in November here in the San Diego area!!!

You don't want to miss a class from the master!! Check out her now the classes fill up fast!! You will be amazed at what you are able to create.......treat yourself.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We all wear a lot of hats!!!

Yesterday afternoon I was able to turn over "the daddy" hat I have been wearing for 6 months while Mr. P has been in the middle east. Sarah was beside herself with excitement to finally have her daddy home. She would not let go of his neck and kept chattering until she couldn't keep her eyes open. She is so thrilled that he brought her so many fun dress up hats. (I see community theater in her future). We are very proud of Mr. P takes awhile after being gone to get back to "normal" life but we are on our way. I am now wondering what hat I am going to wear at the spa I check into SOON!!......? Hmmmmmm

Monday, September 13, 2010


When was the last time you dressed in the exact same outfit as one of your best buddies? Until last week it was 7th grade for me.

I walked through the gates of Disneyland .....looked at the cute cap sleeve of my girlfriends shirt and thought "are you kidding me". After the shock of both us wearing flip flops, crop jeans and the cute Anthropologie white was kind of fun. We got some looks and I am sure people thought "ahhhhhhh how cute they all decided to dress alike". The great thing about the experience is I have not laughed hard in a long time...........belly laughing is so fun.
Next time we go to Disney it is going to be without kids (so we can hit the rides) and you know what? We might just get matching face paint and wear our matching princess outfits!!
Enjoy your Monday!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Go get it!!

(My new Beth Quinn necklace!!....Love it)
I have a dear friend that has reminded me that it is up to me to "go get it!"

Being a mother often means putting yourself on the back burner......with phrases like "oh when she starts school I will start working out"......"I don't know how to paint so I will keep the room beige"........or......."I can't do that". We owe it to our daughters (and sons) to start today. So, for me, this means "going to get" the healthy body I want........the clear mind I desire and the JOY that I know is waiting to be tapped. By opening up with people that I love it has helped me realize that I am not aren't alone either. What are you "going to go get?"

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Brave Girls Club

I have been getting a daily truth for quite some time now from the Brave Girl's Club. Well, yesterday they launched a new blog .............sometimes messages , people and blogs come into our life at just the right time. I think you might enjoy being in the Brave Girls Club too.
Check it out...............

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rock On!!!

Since joining my gym in March I have watched Steve train to be the first person with cerebral palsy to climb "El Cap". He is faithfully training getting his body and mind strong. Please check out his story.......his smile and the way he is living his life is contagious. He has helped me to find "my mountain" to climb.

Friday, August 27, 2010

California Girls!

Making the most of these last days of SUMMER!!
(I hear the Beach Boys ...."California Girls" everytime I see these silly gals!!)
Have a Happy Friday!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!


Heather from Wool Love...........YOU WON!!!!!

Thank you to all of you who have made my Blog Birthday so fun!! I love popping in on many of you and I am thrilled to have met some new blog friends!!

LIVE HAPPY is my motto for this new blog year!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Live Happy!!.....................Give-a-way

Well, I normally give -a-way a cake on my blogging birthday but this year I am going to give you one of Beth Quinn's beautiful necklaces. Every time I wear mine I get so many comments and I love the inspiring message that I walk out the door with.

I love to listen to Dennis Prager's "Happiness Hours" on Fridays so this "Live Happy" necklace fits right into how I TRY to live my life. (still a work in progress)

You have one week to enter......I will pick the winner on Friday morning. You will get an extra entry if you blog or FB about the give-a-way. So, if you put the give away on your blog or FB you can leave an extra comment.

Happy Monday.........Live Happy!
Happy 3 YEAR Blogging me!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Rita's lovely...lovely jewelry....
Sandra's amazing treasures

Ahhhh... our road trip....and recovery (for Mama) put me a little behind on my blogging.

A week or so ago we visited our friends at Cottage In The Garden. It was so fun to see our artist friends again. I hope they start rubbing off on me....I have been in a creating funk lately.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cheering us on!!

Cheering on friends starts early in life.
We have blessed with such wonderful people in our lives. It has made being a single parent
(for 6 months) tolerable.
The little phone calls......
The emails......
The postcards.....
The evenings out.....
Thank you....thank you......thank you!!
(only about 30 days left)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Days 22,23,24,25,26

Days 22 and 23 Montana and Southern Idaho
Amazing the beauty of Montana and Idaho
Hanging out in Missoula with my Mom and my Aunt (Cousin too)
Day 24- Southern Idaho
Potty on the road.....I few times I thought I might use it. It came in very handy......

Day 25 Ely, Nevada

Tutu Monkeying around!!
Grandma was a good sport!
Thanks Mom ....I love you!

Day 26

Vegas Baby -fun watching all the lights from our room
Whew....what a trip. Today is day 27 and we arrived home at about 5pm......4,000 miles of Mama driving 6 states. This adventure has reminded me that the United States is BEAUTIFUL and so are its people. The strangers I have come across traveling for 27 days has reminded me that we live in a great country and people are good. It has also made me appreciate (even more than I did) my friends and family. I love you all and THANK YOU for making July 2010 an AMAZING month. With Sarah being an only child I really want her to feel grounded , loved and know that she has a large circle of people that love her. Also, I want her to have people to call when she is picking out my favorite Jello flavor in the nursing home....(Cherry)

Now get the blender out it is time for a margarita!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I am loosing track of time!! What day is it?

Good bye for now Coeur ' Alene, Idaho!!
Picked up a Mom is joining us for the rest of this adventure

See you soon wonderful friends......
and Washington family!! Love you all!