Monday, July 6, 2015

July 4th 2015

While all the kids were out camping or soending time at their other parents, Dusty and I took a trip out to San Francisco!
Don't we look excited to be on our way? (First time I have ever seen Dusty use his phone "selfie style") 
We jumped on a tour bus to see the city sights. It was interesting how San Fran. Is only 7 miles by 7 miles. Everything seemed to be set up in districts, banking district, Japan town, China Town, the Tenderloin, (we were advised not to go there after dark....) Snobb (eghemm... Nob) hill. And countless others. 
They sell very large ladies shoes at this store, for all the cross dressers reading my blog. 
Of course we went on the Golden Gate Bridge. Very windy, and foggy! 
We walked up and down Fishermans Warf countless times, looking for food, visiting the Aquarium
Jelly fish, i wish i had those in my tank! 
This otter was very willing to strike a pose!
Of course we found the perfect place to view the fireworks, and Ghirardelli square at the same time! 
Sunday we set off on an adventure to visit the Golden Gate Park. Hopped on the good ole tour bus again and took the drive over.
The Japanese tea Gardens. 
the Botanical Gardens had a variety of different plants from around the world. (Oddly set up in specific districts just like the city!)

Georgeous garden views with amazing flowers. It was so peaceful there. The actual park was built on what used to be sand dunes. It was very insightful to hear how they cultivated the earth to grow such beautiful plants all in one place. 
No, i did not pick the flower.... It was laying on the ground and Dusty picked it up for me so that I could try it on for size. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hmmm.... A post from last summer

Last summer we took a trip to the beach. A few pics, mostly for my viewing pleasure. Gracie and summer building a sand castle.
Shawn summer and gracie catching some salt water fun.
Granted this is Summer with the boogie board, but i did venture out into the water to catch a few waves. It was worth all the salt water in my nose, and the sand in my suit. Loved it. 
A little bit of football fun. Shawn is getting so old!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Not so sure

What's going on? I'm not sure. I think i don't like owning a business. I know that i don't like my clients. They are unappreciative. They are demanding. I don't like the overhead. I don't mind the work. I like creating things. But over the past 5 years, it's all become very mundane. What to do? I dont know yet. I was excited for a few months about starting a furniture boutique. But its kind of lost its sparkle. I don't have the funds to retire, so thats out of the question. I mean, I've invested 18 years of my life into this... All for what? I knew I didn't like it when I started, but I am good at it. I also believe that I could be good at anything i invest myself in. But what is it that i really like? I'm just not sure. So I will try something different. I will venture out, but leaving my comfort zone is hard. How to do it? Where to start? 

School pics?

First day of the 2014-2015 school year. I realize its a tad bit late. Shawn was starting 10th grade, at Red Mountain. Summer went into 7th, and Gracie into 8 th. Both girls got to enjoy being at the same school together.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Recap 2013

I'll try to not be to lengthy... But there's a lot I missed.... 
Summers first day of 6th grade. Growing up so fast! Last year of elementary school!! 
Shawn and two of his friends getting set to go to high school! Yep, Shawn's the one on the right! 
Shawn's 14th birthday. He has such a great personality!! That guy keeps me cracking up day after day!
Camping up in safford on mount graham with chesley Paul and Gracie. We purchased a new to us pop up trailer. The truck pulled it up those hills like it was nothing! 
Dusty kicking it hammock style. Nice nap in the cool weather with the trickle of a stream running by! Perfect.
Since school started I sucked dawn into working down at the shop! My two dedicated employees! I also got Emilee involved. She's the best bill collector I have. I'm going to have to work on getting a pic of all my girls together! 
More to come!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Today was long.ineed a vacation. please send donations.please send checks directly to my mothers address in her name. Thank you for being so generous!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


For my birthday this year we took the kids up to the wooden nickel cabins. It snowed on us all the way up. We got there and built the biggest snow man that we have ever built. It took dusty and me both to put the middle on.
The kids made snow angels. ( after I free fell back they felt more confident ) there was at least a foot and a half of snow.
Dusty got out the snow shovel and helped construct a sled jump and a smooth track for running down.
We grilled some burgers. Roasted marshmallows to make s'mores and warmed up by the fire playing some UNO.
Sunday morning I whipped up some French toast and sausage, then the kids were off again sledding. I missed the Sunday session because I don't want to drive home in wet shoes.
On the way home we stopped at a few antique stores looking for a glass vase for dustys 56 beetle project. No luck.
It was a great trip. No frost bite. All good clean fun!