Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I know I am a little late! but oh, well better than nothing.
It has been such a crazy three days.
Here are some pics of our yummy and fun Turkey Day.

These were taken at my aunts house, I would have gotten family pics done..but the camera battery died.
Apparently that is my MO this holiday season.

Trying to get a family photo.
Brett and Stephani and Trystin, they came up from Fresno. It was great to see them.
Denise and Rob and Baby Kaeleana...she is getting so big
One of the turkeys yes.. we had two...for left overs.
the women got in this one can you tell?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Geneology Jackpot!

Ok, so I received some paperwork to go through from Stephen's mom's side of the family. This would be her paternal side.
I got this....this is a HUGH! This is the original discharge form for John M Gessler, in 1861 who served under Commander Alfred Sellers, in the Civil War. I did some digging and found out that Alfred Sellers was killed in Gettysburg.. YIKES, I was doing the happy dance. John was discharged due to an amputation of the leg. (I think).
I have a lot of other stuff to go through.

I also found thisA Monument that John M. Gessler made. I am just blown away.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Star Student

We had Kelsey's first parent teacher conference yesterday.
We are so proud of her, she is not only a very willing and eager student but sweet and caring too.
She is really enjoying her class and learning. She is almost reading at a 2nd grade level.
She is still struggling with Math. So we will be working very hard on that.
But we are excited and pround.
That is my mommy brag.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A little known fact about me.

These pics were taken last year, on our way back to Bodega Bay a little cemetery on Bodega Road, just about to reach the intersection to some road that takes you to Bodega Harbor.
I love cemeteries. I always have. I don't think they are scary or weird, but very interesting and romantic. I could spend hours roaming a cemetery looking at all the headstones, trying to find the oldest dead person.
I know that must sound really morbid, but I like old people and I like there history even better.
Maybe that is why I enjoy Genealogy so much. Why I spend hundreds of dollars a year just to have access to all the latest discoveries.
There are a few/well a lot of free sites. And I devour those too.
One of my favorites is Cyndislist.
There are thousands of links that are extremely helpful. A bit overwhelming though.
Another great site is Dead Fred. I love this site. And I love the name.
If you have any questions about Genealogy, or would like something looked up - leave a comment or an email and I can help you. I have been doing this for 9 years now....I am not a pro by anymeans, but I do have alot of access.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stories In Hand...The story is I am still stuck on day 5!

This project from Jessica Sprague, is great! There is a lot of printing and cutting which was perfect for me; especially since I don't really remember a whole lot from last week (due to surgery and pain meds). So I finally finished the project part - and have yet to start on the story part. It feels gloomy to me, well I guess that is not the right word for it. Overwhelming is the correct word. I have just received Day 9 email, and I haven't really done anything over Day 5 yet. But I am going to just dive in tonight.

I would love to hear if you have started and what your progress is.
And since I haven't finished that project....I still have yet to start this fantastic project
and no I am not biased because it happens to be Ali, its just fabulous.

One last thing....
I came across this . website/blogand for some reason I can not stay away.....check it out.
I was on the couch one evening totally bored, and so I just started going through peoples favorite blogs...Yes I am that nosy! So the Pioneer Women, she is a writer? photographer, Mama and her pics and life really do take you away from the city. Makes me want to go out and live on a ranch...well, no it does not I did that once... I don't like feeding livestock! And I would be way to far away from Green Tangerines. So I will just continue living my city life, happy, healthy, and fully stocked with all the latest and greatest scrapbooking has to offer.....

"Yellow Croc Boots are just the BEST"

Those were Kelsey's words after receiving a much waited for package from UPS! By the way she now loves UPS just as much as I do (boxy lady) -- that's for all you Green Tangerines know what I mean!!!

Stephen had some extra Cabelas points so of course after purchasing a much needed dog kennel cover - for Duck hunting purposes??? still don't understand. He wanted to get Kelsey some new boots to go into the field with. I did have to convince her NOT to wear them to dinner last night with her sparkly purple dress. She opted for her traditional purple crocs.
Still don't get it....but they are her feet and it's just not for me to get.

Not sure why, not sure what it means....

But for some crazy reason I am on the list for Sacramento's Blogsphere; behind the number 1, along with alot of other sites. I do however think it is neat. Unless I found out that it's not then boo hoo.
EVEis too! So that is the excitement of the morning. No I take that back; the real excitement is that I feel REALLY good today. Yay for me. I am going to post those pics of my Stories at Hand project and the stuff I received from Two Peas (for the Ali Project).
EDIT: I guess this is just be relavance to the area..... still not sure what it means....but all my favorite girls and places are on it too. So it is still exciting because....well i don't know why....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Project links...

ok, here are the links to the Projects I was hoping to start this week. I may just dive in next week.
here is the Ali Edwards:
family spinner
I am very excited about this project..I am looking foward to starting this over the weekend.
I would love to here if you are starting these too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hernia be gone

I had surgery yesterday, and it went really well. It turns out that I had TWO hernia's good thing I found it when I did. Because it was only going to get BIGGER! yicks...thanks for all the love and support. Especially from the girls and guy at GT. I really am a part of something fabulous.
I do want to brag just a bit because well, I never do and it is making me happy. A receipe box that I made a while back in on the front tabel at GT, and people like it! Yeah. I know that sounds strange but it makes me so happy, because I am really not to confident in the projects I make. So there it is thats my brag. Even though I know that the Teresa Collins paper is the reason that everyone loves, it but I will take the credit for this project. Yea me.

I have sort of started Jessica Sprauges project, well I am getting the emails at least. I a stuck on the couch for a few more days. So I will start hopefully on Saturday.
I am also excited to start Ali Edwards project. I will do links some time today when I am not on pain meds and I can remeber how.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stephen wants to Invoke the Lemon Law on Me!

Yes, Stephen thinks that I should be able to invoke the Lemon Law on my body. I think he has finally had enough. I probably should be worried. But I am not, all joking aside. I have a Hernia. Yeah me! And guess what that requires....more surgery. Yippee. no I am not excited I am pissed. Are you kidding. No one my age should have to see a surgeon on a regular basis. I shouldn't even have a surgeon. What the *&%%! I am having pity party, OK, well I haven't seen the Dr yet all this is just anticipation for the worst possible outcome. I can hear Dr.McNabb now "your tummy is broken and it needs to be fixed". He told me when I needed to have the grumpy gallbladder removed that it "was sick and it will get worse and it needs to be removed" So off to the Dr. I go....
I guess I could live with a golf size ball sticking out from above my belly button. Ugh I don't think so...maybe I will get that tummy tuck after all.....

Halloween 2008

I normally take an amazing amount of pictures for Halloween, but because we did a little close friend family party for Kelsey's 7th, I was much to busy to even really understand that it was Halloween.
I almost missed the Halloween parade at school along with the treats I was suppose to bring, and to top that off. I took one pic on Halloween night and the battery died in my camera. I was totally unprepared for Oct. 31st this year. but I was very on task with the party it turned out great and a lot of thanks goes to my hubby...he did some awsome decorating.

We played a mummy game and guess the body part game with werid yicky food. The kids loved it. I am glad everyone had a good time.

Hope everyone eles Halloween was good.