Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2011 More Memorial Memories

-Seasons 52 (Thumbs up)
-Jay Alexander (Thumbs down)
-Inka Cola and Village Mart (2 Thumbs up)
-Let Them Eat Cake Anniversary Topper (Thumbs up)

-Thor (Thumbs up)
-Summer love (thumbs up)
-Case 39 (2 thumbs up)
-The Kings Speech (neutral)

-Didn’t go swimming (only cause I showed up at the wrong resort) but did buy 4 pairs of shoes in my swim suit
-Met dad’s best friend and spent time with mine
-Bought a full length mirror for my room so that REM will no longer complain
-Paid all my bills
-Cleared out my TIVO
-Fully stocked my pantry (2 Trips to Wal-Mart and 1 to Costco)
-Received proof that Marjorie may indeed have red hair

Monday, May 30, 2011

Another Memorial Weekend Hike

The weather this weekend couldn't have been better! So when the Skinners invited to do the Hieroglyphics Hike we were in! Blessed are we!

Happy Birthday Jess

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

when Bahama Bucks is not near

Between REM and Kim I had a major shaved ice craving today

Banana colada/rootbeer for me:)
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I love you Arizona

Enjoyed an awesome hike in the Arizona desert today.

Great weather. Great company. Great scenary.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

More fun than me.......

I don't jump on the trampoline for fear of bladder control issues

Kim has not yet learned this excuse;)
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our new favorite activity

Today was round four of water balloon fights (another cheap way to get wet)

My balloons are the smallest, grandma and CEM created pretty large, and REMs were huge.

This battle with the Skinner boys (preceded by CEMs class, the Skinner girls) was my fav
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Last week of school

So my intention was to post pictures of all of the children activities this week, however somehow the end of the year is more hectic than the first.

MJM today is her last day as a 9th grade. She is excited, nervous and slightly scared about moving to Mountain View. She will be training to be a Jr Lifeguard and will be volunteering at Stapley Pool. She has her first job working for me and will be getting her drivers permit in July. She is solid on career plans and wants to be an Antepartum Nurse going to college at UCLA.

REM was awarded the Poston Panther Award, this is given to 20 kids per grade who show great citizenship, have high grades and nominated by more than one teacher. She got a 4.0 every semester in Jr High and will be the first set of 9th graders going to Mountain View . She lives and breathes basketball. She will spend the summer training for freshman ball. She wants to be an FBI Agent and I doubt will ever leave Arizona.

CEM is finishing third grade. She tested into ELP (even forging her dad's signature to be able to take the test ). She is doing swim team this summer and will focus on soccer in the fall. She is growing tall and smarter than all of us. She is starting to think about college options since she doesn't want to be left behind.

Ruth is out of town so I got to see Larissa graduate from preschool and Ethan graduated from kindergarten.

And, the Dartmouth house has a great family moving in on June 1.

And summer begins......
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

For Joe

The one that amused me............

Sugar Bowl Bathroom

The other day CEM came back to the table after using the bathroom at the Sugar Bowl.

"Mom. Bring your camera. You will be soooo amused with the signage-and who uses the word receptacle anymore "

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day at the lake

89 degrees and great family time
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Macho saves the world for 5/22

I want to formally thank wrestler Randy Savage for preventing the end of the world as we know it so that I could celebrate my one year anniversary.

Happy Anniversary Tarzan (my macho man). You are indeed the love of my life. Amazing!
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The first not the last time

REM's YMCA Championship Playoffs were at the US Airways Arena.

While the game ended not in our favor,I loved her positive Facebook post after the game "the first time I played at the US Airways Arena but not the last"

The male relatives showed great support (Thanks for coming grandpa, Joe, Dallin and Clark) and Maddie and I sat in front of Kurt Warner.

And Rachel your thumbnail is amazing.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Used shoes invited to my home today

- Goodwill. $4.99. Navy blue Ralph Lauren pumps (for Kim)
-Goodwill. $12.99. Navy blue Guess heels.
- Goodwill. $3.99. Navy blue Clark sandals
- eBay. $17.23. Funky Dollhouse heels
- Goodwill. $1. Navy blue Cole Hahn pumps (I was too lazy to go to car to get them)
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sky Harbor Airport likes dogs

Each terminal has 3 locations to take your pet to do his duty


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


After living in AZ for 22 years (yes I just figured that out this morning) I decided to I should pick a collegiate team to support.

I'm testing the water with the Sun Devils but much prefer the Wild Cat shirt that Maddie wears.

Go team
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Yes I'm one of THOSE aunts

Isn't she cute!


Born 5/12 542 am
6 lb 12 oz
20" long
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Happy Birthday Megan

I have had photo problems all day. I haven't forgot you!

I Love You!
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yes we are at Disneyland

From the self taken photo on the way out you sure can't tell, so please note what is behind us (and apparently Mickey likes purple too)
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