Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cold toilet seats

My friend in San Diego says she is freezing. Its 58!!! It was not 58 here in the sunny day time today. Then we have 38 here right now at 11pm. (San Ramon ca) Then I look and its 69 in Mississippi at my mothers!! Dad has 30something. Well Anne tops it and is at -9 in Minnesota. Ha, no thanks for that. I will take 38 with no problem. I need to correct myself. ITs 35 feels like 27 in Tennessee. In Texas where my aunt, uncle and cousin are, it is 37 feels like 28. Ok I read MN wrong, its -9 feels like -31. Thats just wrong. Then Mississippi is 69. I told Anne and Dan they should go there for winter. My mom would love to have them visit. Plus it is way warmer!!! Ugh, I dont like cold weather, it means cold toilet seats.

Julian is so cute!!

My friends Jay and Chas, yes you guys know Jay. Anyway their son is 1 year and a few weeks and he has the cutest picture. Not only is he super cute but this picture is just so them!! Love it. Just had to share this with everyone.

Logan William Gerhardt

Jodie and Mark welcome the arrival of their new baby boy. Born on 12/19/09 at 8:54 am by c section. He weighs 7 lbs 5 onces and is 19.5 inches long. He has brown hair. This is all I know and no pictures posted yet. Welcome Logan

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Enjoy, after 3 hours of uploading.
She wants to bang on the keyboard
/she is so happy on Daddy's lap

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday stuff.... only 8 days left

Well I got my christmas cards mailed out. Many of you got them crazy fast. I put them in the post box on Sunday at the post office. What is crazy is that people got them Monday!! Well glad you got them and enjoy the picture. I am glad I got most of them sent out. (only have received 1 so far though) Now I need to finish the holiday shopping and wrapping and mail out the packages. Thankfully I have only 2 packages to send. Yay. It drives me nuts that I am not ready and have not sent this stuff out yet. (Yet here I am typing on the blog and totsite) Go figure. Well the temperatures are cold (for California) Apparently enough to make the news in Tennessee. My brother called saying Mt. Diablo was on the news due to the snow on the mountain. We had hail as you see. That was exciting to me. Shannon just laughed at me outside excited about it. He laughed at the news reporting about the hail here also. Hey, give us a break, we don't get this much in California. Sorry you people in MN and MS and TN and other places are so cold. 40's in the day is cold enough for me. Ok I have some videos to post so enjoy. Katie is 7 1/2 months old now. (Videos take forever to upload so it might be a while)
Due to the amount of time it takes for the videos to complete the upload, I am starting to upload them on youtube and will put links here and the totsite. Assuming I can figure out how to put links here. Keep watching for some updates. I have some suprise pictures that will post hopefully christmas.
Dalmation Dog outfit

New Things and more

Well here are the new things around here.
Shannon got a new desk for home and has it all set up. I think it is all set up, but he may be waiting to do something to it or add to it. I never know. I do know he was so excited to get it and put it together and add things to it and such. It has a computer keyboard that drops down and I actually don't know what else. Here it is!

Shannon and I also got a new tempurpedic mattress. It is Queen so now there is more room and it is nice. It is actually new to us and someone else had it and then after they got it the wife was diagnosed with some back problem and needed a firm mattress so we benefit from it. No pictures of it. Jasper likes it also, he sleeps between Shannon and I, right between our heads. Well he did at first but then he moved back to his kitty bed at the end of our bed. He barely fits in it he is so big but he sleeps there often.
We also got an early christmas present. Some people are contributing to it for Christmas as our gift so that is nice. It is a new barbeque. Shannon figured out which one he wanted and we went to order it. I figured since it said about 2 weeks for delivery, that would be perfect for Christmas. We ordered it on November 30th so figured that was due around December 14th, or right around now. No, it showed up on December 1st. I was shocked. So no bow on the box. I figured I would not be able to hide it until christmas. Heck it was so heavy I could not move it. So Shannon got to put it together and use it even. We still need a cover for it, maybe it will be a christmas gift from someone so I will wait to buy one. Here it is!

Not sure what else is new here.
Today is the day Shannon proposed to me in 2005.
Aren't we cute. This was just at Christmas eve that year. I am so happy he decided to move to California to meet me. (could not find a picture of the Broadway Plaza christmas tree he proposed under)
I dont have much else to post at the moment, well I do but its going on the totsite. Go there to see what else is up.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Wow its getting closer

Can you believe there are 22 days left in the year!!! Wow.
Ok and I paid $1.73 a gallon for gas and milk went down about $1 or so.
Today we are trying a recipe from the crockpot link on the right of my blog. We are doing the Salsa Chicken black bean soup recipe. HOpefully it comes out good. ITs been chilly in the evenings so lets hope so. When I say chilly its chilly for here, I suppose if I look up Mn or MS or TN it will be colder. This is cool enough for me.
Have you finished your shopping for the holiday? Have you sent out christmas cards? Have you recieved any cards? I have not finished or sent out gifts. I have not received or sent a card and I hope to by the end of the week. I need to get it together. Wish me luck.
I have to go get dressed and do things while the munchkin is sleeping. Tell me if you have had cards in the mail, its so strange to still not have any and it is Dec 9 already. Well I did not get the mail yet today. Gotta do that also before she wakes up.
Dont forget to check my moms blog under Sue's blog on my links, she has pictures up from her visit and from Katie in her new bath.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Fighting to upload videos

New stuff from Grandma Anne

Just FYI and more

Just so everyone knows. You can click on the button on the right and it will let you subscribe to my blog so you get emails sent to you when I update it. Then you dont have to check it each day.

My Mom has gone home

Well gas is at $1.81 here in San Ramon and lower is some places nearby I have driven.
My mom has gone back to Diamond head Ms. She was here about 2 or 3 weeks and it was great to have her here. She and Katie enjoyed eachother. Thanks to I have been keeping my house cleaner and my mom commented on it and she even told other people. We are not super clean and tidy but making progress with small steps to create habits. I am trying.
So my mom will laugh at this. While she was here, we went to Safeway one day and ordered sandwiches. You go up to the machine and pick the sandwich you want. You can change the meat or bread or condiments or whatever you want. You put in your order and pay and then they call your name when it is done. Well we got this lady that should not have been working in the sandwich place. I got frustrated, partly with good reason. About 20 minutes later I asked if our sandwiches were done. (Yes it took 20 mintues to make 2 sandwiches) However the lady had screwed up and put onions on mine or screwed up my sandwich and someone elses, I dont know. Either way I said give it to me anyway I will take them off. Ugh, I can not even explain to you how frustrating it was. So we took our lunch back to my house and ate. I have only been there once and like the sandwich but after this said I was not going back.
Well I went back. I can hear my mom laughing now. Yep I got the same lady. After I ordered I noticed the lady and so I walked around the store. About 27 minutes later they finally finished my darn sandwich. Unbelievable it can take that long. I can not believe I went back.
Ok another thing to remember when mom was here. She stayed at Aunt Dorothys. So one day we all met for lunch at Wendys, Aunt Dorothy likes Wendys. Then we went back to her house and I was going to leave Katie with mom and Aunt Dorothy and go run errands for me and my mom. I took Katie inside and sat her on the floor. (she is sitting up well now on her own) I went to the kitchen with my mom and when we came back in the room, there is my 90 year old great Aunt on the floor playing with Katie. It was the cutest thing to see her on the floor with her.

We got to go out on 2 dates while mom was here. We went to movies and dinner. That was nice. I did not get to some of the things I wanted to but that is ok, we had a good time.

We went to see my old babysitter Georgia. We had a nice visit with her.
We got a Christmas tree and got it put up. Katie played with the branch, she loved her first Christmas tree. (Just don't tell Jasper it is Katies first tree not his)
What else? Not sure, lets hope my mom post some other things on her blog. Its on the right under Sue's Blog. She has pictures also. I will post more Katie things on the totsite. There are a ton and its all working now I guess so I can post the pictures and videos. Keep in mind I have 300 pictures to go through so be patient.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Here is a cute video
She was sitting on the changing table being busy.