Saturday, November 29, 2008

My first Hockey Game

This morning my Dad called and asked if I wanted to go to a hockey game today. I went with my Dad, my Aunt Robin and my youngest brother Todd. We had some great seats, thanks to Aunt Robin, she got a family pack that even came with 4 hotdogs and 4 sodas. We saw a few minor fights and a lot of bodys slamming into the wall. I finally figured out why men love this sport. It is a bunch of men beating each other up with sticks and all chasing a small puck around an ice rink. It was the most entertaining sort event that I have ever watched. This was after the Kings scored a point.

The refs were trying to keep a fight from breaking out.

This was the actual view from our seats. We were in the second level of the Staples Center and our view was good enough for me considering I have never been to the Staples Center. I am now addicted to hockey and am ready to go to another game!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Sierra

Our cute sweet little puppy turned 4 today!!! We still can't believe that she is 4. It's weird how quickly time flies. She was spoiled today and got to go for several walks, got extra treats and even got a new toy!!

This is her look when she is waiting for you to give her treats or take her outside. She will lay flat on the floor and pout until you give her what she wants. Jeremy spoils her a little to much though.


I went shopping this morning at 4 am. I did not buy very much, but I did get Travis's birthday present and the other part of the twins birthday present and a few other presents that were on sale for a really good price!! Toys r us was a mad house and there was almost a riot in there over where the line was to purchase your items, but other than that it was a fun day. I am now exhausted and am ready for bed!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Goodbye Catdog

This morning we found out that my dad's cat Catdog (yes that was her name, she was the guard cat and never left the yard) passed away this morning. She was a sweet cat and we will miss her very much. We buried her in the yard today. We are thankful for the time we had with her.

Rest in peace Catdog!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Making a list...

Checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice. Well not actually. I am making my list for Friday. Yes I am crazy and go shopping at like 4 am. Tomorrow the ads for Black Friday come out tomorrow. Jeremy is going to go get me a newspaper tomorrow morning so I can go through the ads and make my plan of attack. Some of the ads are online now but I love to have the ad so I can circle the stuff I need. I am so excited for turley tomorrow too!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey Day!!!

Turkey day is coming!!!! I am ready for turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and whatever else we have!!! We are going to my dad's house this year and I can't wait. It also means that I can start decorating for Christmas this weekend.

It is pouring rain here right now and is supposed to continue through Thursday morning. I love the rain. I am so ready for winter to be here!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008


I want these crocs. They have fuzzy stuff inside of them!!!! I found them on for $34.95. I think I am going to ask Santa for them. They come in some lovely colors, inclduing pink and purple or grape as they call it. But I like these ones, chocolate with khaki fuzzy stuff. I saw fake ones at Target, but the real ones feel much better!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Need to clean...

I cleaned out our closet today and we can see the floor in it once again. Now I need to clean off the top shelves and make some room for clothes. Since we got rid of our old bed (which had 6 drawers under it) I now have to figure out what to do with the clothes that were there. So I am going to get rid of the stuff that we do not wear (I already have 2 bags ready to be donated) and am going to organize the stuff we do wear. I also need to deep clean everything in the house. Sierra is shedding for some reason and now I seem to have dog hair everywhere again, which means I need to vaccum pretty much every day.

I did go to Target today and got 2 presents for the twins and I only spent about $16.00 between the 2 of them. I have to get them each a birthday and christmas present and I get to do the same for Travis since all of their birthday's are in December. At least with the twins being little ( They will be 3 on 12/17) they don't expect big expensive gifts. Travis on the other hand (he will be 7 on 12/12) has asked me for a new skateboard and something called Teck Deck which I found out today are finger skateboards. I found some at Target and am hoping that they will be on sale on Friday. Yes I do go shopping on Black Friday. I always get great deals and have a lot of fun being up at 4 am, by noon though I am ready to go back to bed.

I have also decided that I want to bake some new stuff this year but I can't find any good cookie recipes. Does anyone know of something that would be good?

Time to end this post now so I can go to bed so I can get up early and get some cleaning done!! Maybe I will take some pictures of the house once it is done so everyone can see it before it becomes a disaster again.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bored update...

Jeremy decided that he wanted to go look at tv's since he really wants a new one for Christmas. Well we looked and found some nice ones, but with the holiday's coming and bills to pay and a Disneyland trip to pay for we will not be able to afford a new tv until sometime next year, unless Santa helps us win the lottery before then. We have been watching the Balc Friday ads and are still waiting for the Fry's ad to be released but his hopes of his new bigger tv are quickly deminishing. Here's a picture of one of the ones he likes. I think this one is 46 inches and has a nice clear screen.

So if Santa askes anyone what Jeremy wants for Christmas, tell him he wants his tv. Maybe I should have Jeremy send a letter to Santa and ask him for it.

What to do....

Here it is Saturday night and what are we doing? NOTHING!!!! I am bored and really want to get out of the house, but we did run some errands earlier today and so we are supposed to be cleaning. Someone just does not want to clean anymore, he claims that he is tired. Yet I am the one who only got about 4 hours of sleep last night. Maybe I can convince him that we need to go to Target and get some cleaning products. I would say lets go to the movies but I already saw Twilight yesterday and there really isn't much else out that I want to see. I would just go to bed but it is not even 6:30 yet so I would just be up again in a few hours.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Movie Review

I went and saw Twilight today with my stepmom and sister. I thought the movie was pretty good and followed the book as close as possible in order to not have a four hour long movie. Jeremy wants to watch it so I will be going to see it again!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rude People...

When I took my grandma to the doctor's the other day there was this crazy lady screaming at the girl behind the counter. All I got was something about needing her inhaler and not having $15 to pay for it and they should help her because she was poor...insert tons of inappropriate languge that should not be used in public and not as loud as she was using it here...and shouldn't the doctors office help poor people. She ended up storming out of the office without an inhaler. Well today I went to Vons to pick up a prescription for Grandma and guess who was in the line behind me. Yep that rude laud annoying lady from the doctors office. She had a cart full of junk and I do mean full. She got up to the window next to me at the pharmacy and started yelling at the girl behind the counter that she did not have money to pay for her medications because she was poor. She wanted her medications for free. The girl that was helping me stopped and listened to what was going on, she seemed a little shocked, and so I leaned over to her and said that I had seen her doing the same thing at the doctor's office a few days ago and to just tell her no and she would leave. Sure enough about 15 seconds later the pharmacist came over and told the lady that she had to pay for the medicine and once again she got mad and walked away, with her cart full of junk. I was out of the store before she got to the front of the line at the checker so I am not sure what happened there, but if you can't afford your medicine then how can you afford all of the crap that she had in her cart?

I meant to tell me grandma this when I went to her house but forgot. I know she will be reading it here though!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

Well I really don't want that but I do want to go to Sears and purchase some of the peices to A Christmas Story.
There's the one where they Dad gets the Leg Lamp.
Flick's tongue stuck to the flag pole...I triple dog dare you!!!Can't forget the Bumpus hounds. How many did they have again?And Ralphie's house!!! They also have the department store and the school and a car with the tree tied to the top of it. I want them all!!!! I did notice that Sears has them on sale right now. It may take me a few years but someday I will own the entire set. Kohl's had them a few years ago but I have not seen them there yet this year.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tambourines and Elephants.....

My mom has the lyrics to CCR's Looking out my backdoor on her Festival of Felines blog and now I have that song stuck in my head. I was going to put the song on my playlist but I could not find it.

I have always wondered what Tambourines and Elephants meant in that song. Does anyone know????

And the purchase was....

I bought the 4 foot Snoopy inflatable thing for our yard!!! I can't wait to be able to put him up in the yard as soon as Thanksgiving is over.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I have decided....

I really want to get a new inflatable Christmas yard decoration this year. I have searched Home Depot online and have found this cute 4 foot Snoopy!!!! The best part is he is cheap ($25).

I have to wonder though will he fit in with our 4 foot and 8 foot penguins? I would really like to get this one...

But it's $70 and I don't want to spend that much for a yard decoration. We are going to put up our multicolored icicle lights and our infaltables and be done for this year. But I really want a Snoopy too.

Seaside Highland Games October 2008

In October I went to the Seaside Highland Games or the Scotish Festival as some people call it. I was amazed at the turnout this year. I think it was the most crowded it has been in the 5 years that it has been going on it Ventura. I saw this security gaurd drinking a beer while doing security for the opening ceremonies. I had to laugh at it because where else besides a scotish/irish festival would a security guard be allowed to drink a beer. I tried to get a picture of him actually drinking it but he had stopped taking his drink before the camera came on, so I took a picture of him with it in his hand.

We did go see The Wicked Tinkers play. They were wonderful like usual.

This one is from Ventura so of course I had to get a close up of him.

At the end of each day they do a closing cermony where all of the bagpipe bands march in. All of the band leaders are very serious and do not show any emotion.

This little boy was there last year also. He leads in the Northridge band I believe. He is so cute and watches all of the other leaders come in and follows what they do. The best part is watching him lead in the band and to see all of these grown men following him.

I do have more pictures from the day and will post the best ones another time. If anyone has not been to the Highland Games before you should go next year. It is a lot of fun. We tried to watch the athletics this year but it was very windy that day. We did see the pole where they toss the keg or whatever they were tossing this year fall down from the wind. It was kind of scary though it came close to hitting someone.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The best body scrub ever....

Do you have dry skin? Is it hot in your town and you need to be refreshed? I found that the Twisted Peppermint Body Scrub is the best body scrub that I have ever used. After using it your skin feels soft and refreshed. Jeremy even tried it and said that his skin was tingley (I know a weird word) after he got out of the shower. I LOVE this stuff. I know own 6 jars of it. I know that's a lot but it only comes out once a year. Plus I use coupons to get it every time I go to Bath and Body Works. We went to the one in the mall tonight and all of the holiday stuff was buy one get one 50% off. Between the 4 of us shopping (Gretchen, Jen and Cecilia) we cleaned them out of their stock that they just got back in. My goal is to get enough to last me for until it is released again next winter.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Uhm...Isn't it November???

What is wrong with our weather today? I woke up to wind and it's 86 outside, maybe even hotter. Aren't we supposed to have cooler temperatures and some cold weather??? Earlier this week it was cold and I was even wearing pants and a sweater and now today it's freaking hot and I am wearing shorts, a shirt and flip flops. I want winter to get here now!!! This stupid wind kicks up all the dust and pollen in the air so now I am once again sneezing. I really wish it would rain.

The one good thing about the east winds today is Monticeito is on fire so we are not getting all of the ash and smoke. But other than that I hate being hot.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trace Adkins at the Ventura County Fair August 2008

I love that the fair has concerts that are "FREE" all you have to do is pay to get into the fair. This year I only went to one concert. We saw Trace Adkins, yes the guy who was on Celebrity Apprentice. His concert was great. Jeremy did not go, he stayed at his mom's house and babysat Travis and Theresa. The bad part was the concert was on his birthday, but he was fine with babysitting because he knew how much I wanted to go to the concert.

Before the concert Jeremy's mom and I walked around a bit and looked at all the same crap that the fair has every year. We did go look at the animals which is always fun and I took this picture of a goat sign because it's name was Dude, which is what Theresa calls Jeremy.

This is my favorite picture of Trace Adkins. We were about 20 rows back and had a great view, plus with our new camera I got some good up close pictures.
Sorry this one is blurry I actually meant to post another picture but I chose the wrong one.

Darn wrong picture again. I thought thiat this was the one where you can see his eyes. I will have to go back through my pictures and post more later.

I liked this picture because of the palm tree behind him. I love the fair concerts because they are outside and since it is in August it is normally not hot at night. You are right next to the beach and get a nice breeze.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Disney California Adventures...May 2008

When we went to Disneyland for my Birthday in May the tickets that we got were special. You bought one day and got to come back to the other park on a different day for free. So we took advantage and went to California Adventure for the first time. It was a lot of fun and no where near as crowded as Disneyland.

This is the bear that is outside of the Grizzy Bear River Run. This ride was great and you got very went.
The Hollywood Tower of Terror is now one of my favorite rides. It is an out of control elevator that shoots up up into the air and then slams you back down, which a few stops in between and a change of direction. Jeremy went on it with the the first time and then decided to never go on it again. Emily and I rode it twice and laughed the entire time.

The bugs life land was very cute and colorful. They have the different bugs from the movie scattered around.

The ferris wheel scared me just by looking at it. First it is over the water and second it has some carts that slide around. There is no way I was going on it. It is very pretty to look at but I am not big on ferris wheels.

This was some kids ride that looked like Jellyfish. The colors where great, which is why I took the picture.

There was also no way that I was going on the roller coaster. I hate things that go upside down.
The big orange has swings inside of it. I loved the swings when I was younger but now I don't like them very much.

Here is a better picture of the Ferris Wheel. You can see the cars that slide around.

Here is the bear that is ontop of the mountain of the River Run ride. Emily and I went on this one twice. Jeremy is not very big on water rides anymore so he did not go on it with us.

The best ride was probably the Soaring over California which is like a big IMAX screne and you are up in the air "Flying" or hang gliding all over California. You can smell oranges and feel the wind in your hair. I do recommend that everyone go to California Adventures at least once. WE had a blast.

How many posts do you have?

I was checking out my Aunt Heather's blog this morning and saw that she has 330 posts for 2008. I on the other hand have 140, oh wait it will be 141 after this post. That means I still need to do 189 posts just to catch up to her, that's a lot of posting to do in the few weeks we have left for this year. SO what should I blog about? Our life is pretty boring around here right now. I do have lots of pictures from the summer that I have been meaning to post. Maybe I will do that for the next few days so I can feel caught up with life.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Anyone wondering....

You might be asking yourself "Why is there a leg lamp on the side of this blog". Well it's because I love the leg lamp and anything that has to do with A Christmas Story. I watched the movie last night and am waiting for Thanksgiving to be here so I can decorate for Christmas. We are having a very cheap Christmas this year but that does not mean that I can not decorate the house. I am going to have to beg Jeremy to help with the outside lights and we need to dig out our 2 blow up penguins. I really want to get a new one this year. Maybe a polar bear or a snowman or santa. I need to start searching for them now. Yes I know I am weird.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Toys R Us Biggest Toy Book...

Yesterday Jen, Theresa and I went to Toys r Us to get a Birthdya present for a party that Theresa had been invited to. At the front door they had the big toy book so I grabbed one thinking that I could look through it for Christmas present ideas for the kids. Jen had gotten one last week and Travis and Theresa went through and circled stuff that they want for Christmas (and Travis's Birthday). So while we were driving to the pother places that we needed to go to I gave Theresa the book and told her to circle the stuff that she wanted and to circle stuff that her brother wanted if she remember. Well I learned my lesson, never let a 4 year old pick out stuff from a catalog. I think she circled about 200 different things. She really wants a talking dollhouse that I think her grandparents are getting for her and then she found this monkey in a baby swing thing that she really wants (see the picture below). Anyway it plays music and the flower opens and closes. It is pretty cute. So I showed it to Jeremy and we think that we will get it for her. Normally I get them each a few gifts, but this year they are getting one each. So since that is the plan then they will get a decent sized present and it will be something that they really want. Travis has just asked us for chapter books (he is very into reading right now) which we will get for his birthday (which is on 12/12) but we still need him to show us what he wants for Christmas.