Tuesday, August 26, 2008


E wants to start learning the drums this year. I asked him what about the Saxophone, as that is what he had been learning last year. He thought deeply about it and told me if he had a couple more hands he could do both. I had to laugh. I really didn't want him to quit on the one to start the other, but I kinda pushed for the sax last year and in all fairness the school required he was in fifth grade before he could take up drums. He seems genuinely interested and I think intends on working on his sax some too. The good news is, unlike the sax there is not a big outlay of money to get started.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Sunday was nice. The kids got me that game for my birthday, so we each took turns playing it a little. After everyone had a turn, I thought we needed to get out for a bit. We decided to mall walk. We just kind of mosied around when we got to the food court all the kids were saying how hungry they were. Kris and I didn't get anything for ourselves but let the kids choose what they wanted. E wanted Teriyaki chicken of course, J wanted pepperoni pizza, K and C wanted cheese pizza. There slices were huge. there were no leftovers though. They were so happy with their treat, I love to see that. Sometimes you just have to get out of the house no matter where you go.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Six Quirky things me-me

All right Calisixpack.blogspot.com you asked for it.
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1. I hate to hear someone "earned" a million dollars or more. Whether a regular person, athlete, star, etc. I DON'T believe anyone ever "earns" this kind of money.

2. I like to wake up several times during the night. It makes the night longer.

3. I hate to misspell words. I hate to see words misspelled. I even spell words in my head as I hear them or say them.

4. I believe teachers should make more than any other professional out there..With this their own training and background checks should be more stringent.

5. I believe most people have "minds of their own", but don't use them. They become puppets, whether of their church, political party, peers, etc.

6. I don't like sun...I love rain. I hate being hot. Doesn't work well for Nor-Cal.

I have noone to tag so I'll get off my soapbox now.

My Birthday

Well, turned 41 yesterday. Kris put together a very nice evening for us. She made low calorie homemade tamales. They were delicious. Her mistake though now I know she can make them so it will become a more regular food around our house. She also made me a yellow cake with chocolate frosting, also one of my favorites. She used cake mix and diet mountain dew to make the cake. 1/15th was a serving, so still a pretty good size serving yet still able to fit it into my diet. It too was delicious. The kids got me Zelda for the Wii...eat your heart out D-13...LOL JK wish you guys were here to play too. Kris got me one of those picture frames that you use an sd chip in so the picture can change. Of course she had a chip loaded wth pics to go with it. It had pics of all the kids when they were real little as well as current pics. All in all a great evening. Thank you babe, Love you.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Big E ....We love you so much and are so proud of you. Can't believe you are 10

Monday, August 11, 2008


Just a quick note...Olympics ...By the way...I Don't care...I don't even care who wins...

Just another day

Just another Monday on the work front. We've been selling a few pools lately...Finally. Problem is we can't make much money on the sale because the market is so competitive right now with the blowout prices other builders are offering. I start my days here moving cars around front to look like its busy here. Then I go out to our display area and check for cleanliness as well as for weeds. Turn on a few water features to catch peoples attention as they drive by. Fixed some sprinkles this morning.

To my brother and his family, I do think of you and pray for you all every day. As you well know God always has a reason.

This is the kids last week off til school starts. I don't know whos more excited, Kris or the kids.

Went to a Kenyan party the other day. Lots of fun. The kids were wiped out. I visited with a friend of the homeowners, very nice guy, graduated from MIT...I don't think he truly realizes what a major engineering school that is. I was afraid the kids were going to overheat. We had to keep stopping them and make them get water.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Just me

Been a while I know. The kids are growing so fast. I love to watch there different personalities. Es developing quite a sense of humor. Hes also a lot of help cleaning now. J just loves people, loves to play and have fun. Cay is Mr friendly. At the park we have to watch him he just picks people out and starts talking to them. "Hi I'm Cay" just walks right up and says it. Followed an older couple around yesterday while they were playing with their grandbaby. Then Ki she is a princess and knows it.."watch me dance daddy"..is her favorite greeting. Sometimes I dance with her of course. Ad finally L she'll wait til she catches your eye then grins and turns her head. I'll never need therapy, just thinking on my kids always helps calm me on stressful days.

I have been tearing out shrubs in the back yard one by one. Makes the yard look even bigger. Don't know what we are going to do with that area but helps clean the area up anyway. That many less rotting leaves in the backyard anyway. Plum season winding down so we don't have as many to pick up as usual.

Kris is taking her English Comp class. Shes not thrilled. Other than that shes doin well. Tired I am sure but well.

School starting soon. Boys are lookin forward to it I think. Also means Scouts starts soon. Jarod gets to join. I think he will love it.

Kris and the other two will get a little girl time. Ki will love that.