Monday, January 31, 2011

I hate being cold

I love being a Young
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True Grit

What True Grit is:

Loyalty. Friendship. Commitment. Adventure.

What True Grit isn't:

A good movie.
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Browning Brunch

It is do funny how you grow up and time gets away from you. Days quickly turn into years and before you know it a catch up brunch with one of your dearest cousins and her hot smart mom turns into 4 hours of the best Sunday morning ever.

Kathryn and Darlene, I so love you - I could have stayed hours longer!

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My runner

REM is the athletic one. She loves soccer, basketball, swim and cross country.

This weekend she got 15th overall on her cross country meet.

"Some athletes train to run, some athletes run to train. But make no mistake all athletes run. "
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day at Disneyland

MJM and I spent our birthday at Disneyland. Pixie dust got us in an hour early. Mickey and over a 100 friends at the park gave us birthday greetings.

Tarzans bff picked us up and my bff joined us in the afternoon and took us back to the airport.

One of the best birthday memories (for both of us )

Life is good, I am blessed

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday darling and I love you! (yes it is a small world)

Happy Birthday Laura
How do I begin to tell you how honored I am
to have you in my life?
I'll start by saying it was a dream come true
the day you became my wife.
You're my best friendin the good times
and my rock in times of sorrow.
You're the reason for sweet yesterdays
and my promise for tomorrow.
I never thought I could feel this loved
until you became my wife.
You made this year and each other year
the best of my life.
love always and Happy Birthday!
Yes.... there is a funny one as well :)
A Birthday Workout
Hike accross green itreland;
bike the USA;
Backpack through New Zealand,
but don't call it a day...
Do yoga in lovely Paris;
Jump rope in Katmandu;
Avoid Italian pasta,
(well maybe taste, but don't you chew!)
Climb atop Mt. Everest;
do aerobics on China's Wall;
Lift weights on mexican beaches;
and honey, that's not all...
Shake your booty with native dances in Fiji and Bora Bora;
move your body and exercise
like you've never done befora.
Okay, that's good you're finished;
now you can take a break.
You've finally burned enough calories
to have your birthday cake!
I love you and have a great day darling!

My best birthday present ever

7 lbs of joy, and the power to change my life.

I share your heart and love your soul!

Happy Birthday girl!
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Monday, January 24, 2011

We will forever love you Jan!!!!!

After High School there are very few people I kept in contact with. (Pre-Facebook it wasnt easy). For 20 years Jan was the best card sender (Christmas, birthday, Congratulations, etc. ), great emailer and random phone checks.

We talked about getting together forever and finally in May she and Jason came to Arizona for the wedding.

I will forever thank God for the wisdom to allow this to happen. The ability to really know the grown up Jan in the last 8 months of her life was a gift that I will always cherish. Honestly one of the smartest women I know, great commonalities, a kind loving wife/sister/friend and a hell of a fighter!
Jan, passed away Saturday at the age of 40. Rest in Peace -see you on the other side.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

For Desert

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The Mediterranean Feast

We are part of a monthly dinner club. The only rule is to try at least one new recipe.

The group has been requesting Middle East for a while since this is Tarzan's roots.

After a full day of cooking and help from Isam at the Middle East deli in Phoenix we pulled off an incredible feast.

On the menu


-Baba ganouj*





-fried hard boiled eggs

-spanakopita (spinach and meat filled)*


-beef kibbie balls with pine nuts*

-lamb kifta dish*

-pita bread

-3 types of olives

-French feta cheese



And Desert:


-birds nest*



-simple syrup*

-Arabic coffee

*recipes by Dede's Mediterranean kitchen (online) and Mary Ajalat Karadshei's Spice Bazaar Cookbook

Remember when I just liked hummus?

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm confused

Are they cheering, kicking each other or lifting their legs in unison to pee?
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

American Idol 2011

REM: Wow what happened to the judges
Me: They all got fired, where have you been?
MJM: Yeah its been in the news forever
CEM: Who are they
Me: Steven Tyler, you probably now him as Liv Tylers dad
MJM: Who's the girl with the mustache
Me: Uh, Steven Tyler
CEM: Whos the real girl?
Me: Jennifer Lopez
CEM: Is that George Lopez' daughter?

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New year, New bag

I began using a rolling bag last year. Though I have never been a Brighton user but love the the look of the professional bags (this one is great for carrying projects home or a quick overnight )

Go red ;)
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Sea Adventure II

We saw them, than we ate them

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Sunday Sea Adventure

Great under water creatures. Shark feeding was a bust, apparently nocturnal beasts really don't eat on Sunday afternoons.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

The next generation comments

* Geez. Megan is cute

*What is mom wearing? Looks like a kid dress

*Alice looks unstressed after a tourist married her

*Ruth looks like grandma and wow those .......

*We better be careful what we say about Tami's flower if this is going on your blog

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Friday, January 14, 2011

I love this kid

-Great communicator
-Knows her environment

And now has a clean back pack
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A public thank you


Coolest necklace ever;

"My little girl yesterday, my friend today, my daughter forever"

Public apology-yes the tree is still up :/

I love you!
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Happy birthday Dad

Love you more than Antonio Bandera's Cologne
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Highlight of the Oregon vs Auburn game

My husband loves watching football with me :)
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To my HCBC Friends

While in wine country I photographed selected a shirt for each of you.

Virtually assignment: first come first served.
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