Sunday, June 22, 2008


Here is to our first day of summer. It was 98 degrees and we were hot.

SCHOOLS OUT FOR THE SUMMER! (actually 2 weeks and then summer school, but hey that sounds great to me!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

my happy place

My grandfather loved to garden. He actually started the community garden at his house in Red Fox Hills when we were little kids. I will never forget walking down those old wooden steps past the blackberry bushes into the green belt by Trion creek. It made him happy. Up until the week he died he was working in my mom's perrenial garden at our Redmond house. It was his happy place.

I'm named after my grandmother and I am going to name my first daughter after her (and my best friend since I was born), but I definately inhereted Pop's green thumb. There is something about getting dirt under my fingernails and wet patches on my knees that makes me feel like I was just on vacation for a week in mexico drinking margaritas and eating my weight in chips and fresh salsa.

This year I am growing tomatos, peppers, basil, and chives. And roses, and cactus, and a palm tree, and a grapefruit tree, and strawberries, and kangaroo paw, and an orchid, and a hydrangea, and some jade plants, a honeysuckle, bouganvilla, and some other kind of vine that was dying but needed a little love and my Christmas tree.

Its the one place that nobody gets to ask me to do anything for them. Its the only place where I don't have to be in charge. I just get to give them water, pull out the weeds, trim and

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Football Widow

June 8-12 University Nevada Reno camp
June 14-15 USC camp
Red eye flight to Memphis (14th at 11)
June 16-18 University of Memphis camp
June 19-22 USC camps
June 24 USC camp
June 28 - July 5th FCA football camp

I love football.
I love my husband's job.
I am so glad he is a football coach.

I miss my husband..
Its hard to sleep.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

holy moly.. has it really been a month? So here is what has happened in the last month:

1. Katie graduated from USC! Fight on!!

2. My whole family was here and we went to disneyland (the happiest place on earth except my cell phone got stolen...which reminds me, if you can text me your number because I lost them all!)

3. We went camping with our friends in San Diego for Memorial Day weekend. It was 45 degrees the entire weekend, but we kept the fire going and cooked a lot of good food.

4. I had cheer tryouts for El Camino. Keep in mind last year I had a team of 14 go down to 6 by the end of the year... 65 girls came to tryouts. I kept 42. I have no idea what I have gotten myself into.

5. Our friend Jessica got married

6. Dave went to Reno for work (boy playtime football camp..ha ha. that is an inside joke with my husband sorry).

7. I have been planning my friend's bridal shower and took their engagement photos

8. We had our cheer banquet

9. I'm looking for a permanent teaching job since I am 4 classes away from my masters degree.

10. My cousin moved home to a trailer to help her parents work on the house and dream about dreaming..

11. I'm sitting in my house alone exhausted thinking about what I have to get ready for uniform fittings for tomorrow.... I think I am done thinking. yep. check on that one.

Here are my pedro cheerleaders... wow I am getting old.