Thursday, December 29, 2005

On the move

Welcome to Oklahoma
I was just looking at old picture and thinking about how much time has gone by and how we have been moving around so much over the past 16 years. Will we ever settle down and plant our roots in just one place or will we continue to move. I love the feeling of being able to packup and get on to new adventures. I'm not sure if we will actually settle down here in Jacks, just because we bought a house doesn't mean we have to stay here. I would sale the house with quickness and move on to the new place with swithness. We have been house shopping as if we are ready to move I heard about the fires in Oklahoma City and its just ironic that I was uploading some of my Oklahoma pictures. We are almost in 2006 and it's so hard to believe it's already here.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Jacksonville Landing

Grandma and Me
Grandma and Rich
We took grandma to the Jacksonville Landing .

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

Hope you all had a verry Merry Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2005

Duke is missing Mianna

Well Mianna made it into SD 45 minutes early and we were all surprised by the early arrival, since they were not expecting her to come in early and her ride was not yet at the airport. Mianna called me the minute she touched down and said the landing was really ruff and when she landed in TN she said it felt like the wheels were going to fall off. I'm just happy she made it safe and I feel like she is just so grownup now that she can travel over 2000 miles away from home ALONE. Duke is really missing her and he was looking out the front door all day, thinking she would come home from school any minute. He was sleeping out side her bedroom door all day. He knows that she is not here and we tried to explain to him that she would be gone for 2 weeks. She spoke to him on the phone and he just jumped up and down and then turned the corner to go towards her room to look for her. It's so funny how close they are and I'm scared for the day to come when he leaves us. Duke is so old and had so many grey hairs now. He is right here by my feet as I type this.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

relax and read

Okay now I'm trying to relax as I wait for her to call me. I'm trying not to pick up the phone and call, but I keep looking at it. It's nuts when you let your kid travel over 2080 miles without you.

Waiting for the phone call

I'll wait for her to call. She is probably getting nervouse now.

Flight landed

266mph 3700ft

269mph 4800ft

5800 feet

315mph 6200 feet

her plane is still in the air and will arrive 10 min. early

Goodbye Mianna

Mom and Mianna
Dad and Mianna
My baby girl is in the air now and should be laning in TN in a few minutes. I'm just sitting here waiting for the flight to land and for her to call me as soon as she gets off. She will be in TN for a few hours before her flight departs to CA. I'm using my widget flight tracker to keep up on her status. I miss her already.

Airline: Southwest Aircraft ID: SWA1687
Flight Number: 1687 Aircraft Type: Boeing Model 737-700
Status: In Flight Ground Speed: 465 mph
Time Remaining: 0h 5m (estimated) Altitude: 22,000 feet
Distance Remaining: 66 nautical miles Bearing: NW

She should be on land in 3 minutes. I'm not so nervous, but I know Mianna is nervous.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Grandma is here

We finally have our grandma here in FL. We took here shopping a little bit today and now we are sitting by the fire place just watching Lost on TV. I have to get some rest since we will be up at aroune 3am to take Mianna to the airport since she is heading to SD at 6:30 and we live one hour from the airport and have to get there early to check in and bagage check.
Grandma Allen
First Fire

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Sold Out

Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Phase 11 of our neighborhood has SOLD OUT! Wow it's hard to believe that it only took a year. I just looked down the street last week and the frame went up on one of the 9 homes down the street. I'll be sure and take a picture of it for you all to see. I did see a wild turkey today in our neighborhood. Mianna saw this guy last week and here he is again. I went out in the rain to take a picture of him and he ran from me with quickness. You can see how gloomy and wet it is today.

Toledo kids

Treahnna Lee Toledo
Avenn Toledo
I finally got pictures of Treahnna and Avenn Toledo.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Doctors Inlet

We went to look at more home this morning and we found the new site called Doctors Inlet Reserve and it's located right off the 220 and only about 9 miles from our house back towards Flemming Island. The neighborhood will be complet with 313 homes and has 2 building phases with homes in the mid 200's. They have 2 builders and one is my old time favorite builder (Ryland home) We went in 2 models. The first one was called Jennings and it was small but didn't feel small with tall ceilings and the set up was ok. The next model (Kernan)was bigger and a little nicer of a set up. I like Ryland because they work with your and you can change the floor plan and customize it as much as you want. They have lots of standards that are upgrades with other builders.The other builder in the neighborhood is Corner Stone and we went into two models there. First we walked through the Kingsley and I believe the other model was called the Seaside.Rich was not impressed with the homes all that much. Mianna stayed home while we were out shopping but I showed her my favorite model of all the Castille 1 with the option to make a second master suite on the second level and that would be for her. We would have a loft with a view to the lower level and that is the part I like with Rich liking the loft. All I really want is more room to add a in home gym and still have room for our guest. I'm not sure if they are building teh Castille in the phase 11 or 111, but we have time to sale and build the new home.

King Kong

My review on the movie, LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT. Lots of action with some comedy at the most unexpected parts in the movie. Overall it puts Jurassic Park to shame and was awesome. It was weird to see Jack Black play a serious but deranged part. It was a nice change from his comedy and he actually gave me no laughs during the movie. It's definitely a must see but I still favor Narnia for the best movie of 2005. I didn't cry but my heart was in pain at the end.

Friday, December 16, 2005


I can't believe I forgot to blogg about this MOVIE. o my goodness it is Sooooooo Gooood I totally want to read the book now. I loved every minute of this movie and left the theater so happy and just like WOW. We are on our way to see King Kong and I'll try to blogg about that when we get back.

Mura Bella

I took the girls out to St. Augustine Outlets to go shopping and then we decided to visit a new neighborhood down the street called Mura Bella. It's so Italiana. You have to say it with the accent. Anyways, they say it takes 9months to a year to build and the homes look pretty nice and the neighborhood is HUGE. take a look at the different builders in the area. I like
North Florida Builder
THE TUSCANY is nice model and also the THE COMPANIA If we had the money, this would be a dream home THE GRESSA
The Palama would be perfect for us to have an indoor gym. THE PALMA is cheaper in Newport Harbor The Palama This blogg will come in handy while house shopping. I feel like I'm in a dream since I did this last year. There is a new neighborhood down the street from us on the 220 and I'll have to see if they have a website yet. The Gressa is nice also but cheaper in North Florida. I like the south better in St. Augustine and World Golf Village.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

up late

Couture Hair Styling
Once again I not able to sleep and so I'm sitting her uploading my pictures and wearing my new funny hair style. NOT really my hair style, I'm just trying to get some curls for the morning time, since I lost both my curling irons at the Hyatt the night of the Party. I think lots of people are uploading on Flckr, because it's so slow. Okay, I"m off to the bed to try and sleep. nothing much to blog about.......O wait, I forgot to mention that Rich made the best taco dinner tonight and he made it all from scratch even the salsa. I had like 4 tacos and Mianna did the same. Big hugs and kisses for being such and awesome cook and an all around awesome hubby. I lust over this man when he cooks so good. I say Lust because the passion is so great for his cooking it's much stronger than just the love. I have new way of greeting him in the kitchen when I get home, but my butt butt is not able to jump up and give him leg hugs very well. I love you Richie boy. Muah!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

9 homes

Well this is such exciting news for me to tell. All 9 homes on our street are in place with 3 already having the foundation in and only 6 more that are ready to be poured any day now. I just can't believe how fast this neighborhood has grown in a years time. We closed on our house last year on Dec 20th and our anniversary is just around the corner. I'm excited to see the homes go up and see how much they will sell them for. We are still debating on Selling this house, but I really think we should keep it if anything and just rent it out. We really only have a year left and we are out of here, unless we extend for 1 1/2 years and stay. You never know what we might have to do. I would love for Rich to stay in a little longer, just enough to get Mianna out of College, but he is so ready to get out NOW. He will not stay in past 20. I'm pushing him for 23. Let me get off this thing and go clean house.

Sizzle Novelties

Last night I went to my friends house for the lingerie party. I ended up buying a few lotions and creams. We had so much fun just playing with all the toys and busting up when the vibrator fell on to the floor because I didn't turn it off all the way. LOL. No I didn't buy one but I did buy a bullet. I thought it would be fun to use in many different ways. Okay enougth sex talk. I have a real party to go to tonight. If you want you can check out Old girls website, I think it needs some major HELP.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Fun night

We had so much fun last night. Let me start from the beginning. It was a really cold, gloomy and rainy day. I got out the house around 12noon and headed to the beauty college to get my nails done and eyebrows waxed. Rich called from the house and said he was ready to go. I headed home and we loaded up the TL and were on our way. We went to the hotel first to check in and get our room keys. After that we went across the way to eat dinner at Ruth's Chris steak house. The restaurant was inside the Hilton hotel and the food was pretty good. They serve your steaks on a plate that is about 1800 degrees and so with every bite that you take your steak is at peak eating temperature. Of course this is really expensive place if you never heard of it before, but most of you have, the entrees start in the 20's and the appetizer start at 10 bucks. The side dishes are 5 bucks. Rich had a glass of Silverado merlot 12 Bucks, with his favorite rib eye steak and a BP with the works. I had Petite Filet with broccoli and a glass of Peter Lehmann syrah. O I forgot we had seared ahi tuna for an appetizer. I would probably like to return one special day for the ahi and sit by the window overlooking the St. Johns River. From Ruth's we cold see our Hotel right across the river. I'll work on uploading the pictures when I get home. Right now I'm actually sitting in Ritchie’s office typing on his computer, he had to come in for duty today. He just walked in and gave me kisses and said we would be here for about an hour. Okay so after dinner we went back to the Hyatt and up to the 4th floor to our room. This room was dirt-cheap for us at 74 bucks and the real rate is 1000, a night. Crazy ha. Anyways it was a nice room even though it was a handicap room. I liked it because we had a huge bathroom, nothing fancy like I thought it would be, but still a nice room. We got dressed and I ended up leaving my hair down and just curled it the same way I did last year. My dress was on and we headed out, all of a sudden I hear a loud rip. O my goodness. I had just stepped on my dress and ripped it in two places. I was sad at this point but then I just had to hold my dress as I walked. I ended up ripping it in four different places before the night was over and then off with the dress and into my jeans so we could head to the Martini bar down at the landing just a short walk from our hotel, but it was raining so the valet guy gave us a free ride in the car he was trying to valet, eheheh. After the bar we just walked back to the hotel since the rain had finally stopped. I never got any sleep, since we were drinking monster and amp with vodka and that kept me up with the caffeine that's in them darn energy drinks. Rich slept like a baby and I was only getting to sleep at 8am when it was time to get up and pack. We left early so we could get breakfast at cracker Barrel and now here we are. Rich is calling me to come out to the PC, (are in this building) but I'm content just sitting here listening to XM radio online and typing this blogg. I better go check on my man and see if he needs me. O, I have some good news Rich has a new JOB and is now on his way to adding this to his eval so he will be in the line up for a promotion to Chief. I can't wait for the day. I think I'll just get a kick out of seeing him in the uniform. I always tell him, it's just that man in uniform sexiness that I love. LOL. Overall we had a fun night and I'm still wearing my princess necklace. LOL I'm thinking about returning it to the store, it turned around too much and curled up on my neck, but I got lots of complements on it. Everyone was dressed up NICE and fancy.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Hyatt Regency

Tomorrow is our Xmas party and we also have a hotel room for the night. Check out the website, we have a heated rooftop pool. I'll be wearing my BCBG Maxazria gown and the necklace Rich got me for and early Xmas gift. I have to go to bed so I look rested. I need to get up early and get a manicure, pedicute, my hair did and makeup. Wish I had a pesonal stylist to come to the house and do all this in my home, but instead I have to run from place to place and then We will get dressed at the hotel and go eat dinner then back to the hotel for the party. I'm so excited. You want to see my necklace. I look like and feel like such a princess in this thing. Can you say SPOILED. ehhehe I don't care what people think, I will try to wear this like everday. LOL.
My XMAS gift from Rich

Monday, December 05, 2005

Hanging on for dear life

Giant Leopard Moth

As I was driving home from work yesterday I notice this weird looking branch hanging on my passenger side mirror and was like Hmmm. I picked up some speed and figured it would fall off in a little bit, but then I swear I saw a mouth of some sort come out of the leaf, "What in the world is on my mirror". As I drove along I began to wish it wouldn't fall off so I could get home and take pictures of it and figure out what in the world it was. I got home ran in the house took the digital and shouted for Rich to meet me outside. I was sure this thing was not from this planet and THEN, Rich said it was a caterpillar. I grabbed a branch off the ground and started to take push at it to try and pry it off of the mirror, I was not about to touch this thing. I finally got it off of my mirror and decided I would give it a home in my tree. I dropped the darn thing on the ground and that was the end of it, but I did notice 2 black firry looking catapillars in the tree and so I proceed to take picture of that. As I was heading back into the house some thing bright green and HUGE caught my eye and GUESS WHAT another freaking caterpillar. O MY GOD I'm living in this caterpillar freaking world today. I was like such a little kid, I ran in the house to tell Rich all about my caterpillars and showed him the picture on the camera. I'm silly ha? Okay with a little research I found out that the the little guy that was on my car is called a Scalloped Sack-Bearer and it's a structure building caterpillar that is found in the East from New England to Florida, west to Iowa and Texas. Cool ha? The little black harry caterpillars are called Giant Leopard Moth.

Saturday, December 03, 2005


I just love this picture of Mianna. We were at Disney Magic Kingdom


My baby girl Saddy is growing up so fast and looks so nice and tan. Check out the beach in Hawaii.

Our neighbor pitbull Buddy, was loose today. He is a really nice pit, but still scares me when I walk by him. Here he is in our messy lanai

Friday, December 02, 2005

Sea World

I'm home alone just playing on the web and then it hits me. I want to go to Sea World Orlando. From the looks of it on the website it looks like fun. It's so cold here, but maybe its warmer in Orlando. I would love to go today, but really don't have the money, so maybe next payday. Rich is on his way home and Mianna should be home in an hour. Bush Gardens is another park that looks like fun. Maybe we will go there too.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Christmas trees 2005

Mianna Christmas Tree 2005
Mianna put up her own tree in her bedroom and it's all pink and blue.
Our formal livingroom tree 2005
I put up this tree in our formal living room and in a few days I'll put up a real tree in the family room. That will be a total of 3 trees in the house. I'm just so excited to have our first xmas in our home. I'm still trying to put up the rest of my decorations throughout the house.

Sunday, November 27, 2005


We went out to eat with some friends at a place called Mango and the food was sooooo good, Mango is all Puerto Rican food resturant and it was awsome. Today was so nice and warm and it's still warm out with temps in the 70's and it's 11:34pm. Crazy weather made me clean my car today. Watched Desperate Housewives and its getting good. Now I need to take my butt butt to bed. Tomorrow is Black Monday After Thanksgiving Sale, I might have to do some " windows" shopping.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Necklace hunt

Today Rich and I hit the mall all day in search of a necklace to go with my gown. We discovered the mesh style necklaces that come in white gold and two toned beaded. I had some pieces on that were worth over 3000, but the best one of all was only 1000 some with 70 off and we passed it up for now. Rich couldn't see why it was worth so much, but it was so pretty. I'm not sure if we will get it or if I'll just wear my pearls. I'll try to find a link to what is similar to it. Some looked like this but without the pearlsclick here I also had on one like this. We had so much fun and it was funny how we attracted so much attention when ever I had one on, the entire store would ooo and ahhh and say how pretty I looked, I was a princess for a day LOL, hehehehe.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


I got my haircut and colored today. I had to go to the hair college to try and save some money since my normal cut and color usually cost over 200 some. I got it done so dirt cheap and it looks cute. I'm happy with it and Rich likes it. Mianna didn't notice it and thinks it's the same as it was. Some time she is just I don't know, retarted. My hair is nothing at all like the way it use to be. Anyways, I have my dress and hair ready for the x-mas party and now all I need is to figure out what accessories to wear. I'll need a necklace, purse and shoes to top it all off and I'll be ready. I'm excited for x-mas since grandma and my mom will be coming out to FL. I need to start my X-mas shopping. I'm so bad I still need to mail out Bryce B-day gift (sorry it's so late) I've had it for weeks but was bad about getting it in the box to mail it out. I kinda ripped Elmo's butt butt when I took him out the box and so I have to fix it. ehhehe. Ingrid, I'll try to get it out this week. Okay I'm off this thing, need to go relax.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Happy BIRTHDAY Mianna

Happy 13th BDay Mianna
We took Mianna out to KoKo's for a habachi style dinner and it was nice. Everyone there was celebrating a birthday so we heard the song like 5 times. ehehhe. We had ice cream cake and actually woke her up at 5am to sing to her when she was half sleep and crumpy.(a.k.a crusty and grumpy) That was dad's idea, he didn't want to wait all day to do it. LOL She loves all the gifts she got and would like to send a big thanks to Nina Ingrid for the makup and the sweater, she LOVES it and it fits.

here are the wishes she got via email

Thanks to Auntie Margaret.
ECard from Margaret

Big thanks to Lorraine and the family


I Love you I love you I love you..... these words are FROM MY HEART. MOM and DAD

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Anatomy Roller Coaster

Grey's Anatomy was such an emotional roller coaster. I really liked tonights show. The theme song is so sultry and smooth I might have to buy it.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

One week later

Yesterday we decided to head back to Orlando to do some shopping and to watch the fireworks at Epcot. We live so close and so it was an easy drive to The Mall at Millenia, this place is HUGE. I'm talking HUGE and I was in heaven. I planned to focus on finding a X-Mas dress and had no luck. But we did have fun window shopping in all the fancy stores and we even treated ourselves to some Godiva chocolate. mmmmmmmmm. After shopping we ate at P.F Changs and then headed over to Epcot. We were just there last week and so it was nice to return and stay for the fireworks show this time. We decided to go as solo riders on test track since we love that ride and that was just as fun the second time around. I would love to go back to the mall today, but I'll just save it for next time. I think I'll clean house all day and then take Mianna out to St. Johns Town Center. Mianna's Birthday is on Tuesday and we still have no set plans. Yesterday was like and early celebration for her and she wants to go shopping at Limited Too for her winter clothes. I've created a madness with this Limited Too shopping. I'll take her today if we clean the house up really fast.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Back to the gym

Today after work I had my first workout with free weights and also a bar with weights. I'm so glad to be back at the gym now and I'll try to work out at least 3 times a week after work. I started last week and hope to get back into shape and be able to fit some of the old clothes better. I'm up about 3 sizes from my normal size and about 10 to 12 pounds from my normal weight. I'll try to get down before Xmas and fit into a cute dress for the Xmas party. The instructor that tough the power flex class has a super tight body. She is what I need, some inspiration. I'm off to take a bath and relax my muscles in the tub.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Dreaming and back to work

I was enjoying my vacation a little too much and was sad I had to return to work today. I had a pretty easy and slow day. I laughed allot with my coworkers as always on Sunday. I watched Constantine (trippy movie) and now I'm home just anxious for Desperate Housewives to come on. Rich liked Constantine, I can't really say I liked it but it was a trip and now I need to watch some fun happy things so I will not have nightmares tonight. Speaking of nightmares, yesterday I had a pretty weird dream. I was in what seemed like my grandparents house a mixture of the one on Guam and the one in San Diego. Davina was in my dream holding Rayleen as a baby, but we exchanged no words. And I never saw her face. My mom was in bed and I got into bed to lay next to here when I noticed she had really pretty orange colored sheets and I bent over the side of the bed to look down and see she had a matching dust ruffle, when I noticed some pillows on the floor. I sat up and got out of bed to pick up the pillows. She was laying on 2 other and I picked up two and then noticed there were two more. I picked the last two pillows up and then noticed it was strange she had a set of 6 pillows on her bed and they fit side by side in two's so the bed was huge. I also noted all the drool marks on the pillow and told my mom her bed sheets were so pretty but she seriously needs to wash the pillows. She laughed at me and it was so real sounding. I really thought I was awake and not in a dream, since it was all as clear as day and nothing was blurry, with all colors. I walked to the bathroom since I need to go Pee Pee so bad. I couldn't find the tissue but then noticed the white tissue on the tank of the toilet and sat down with the tissue in my hand. I didn't close the bathroom door and all of a sudden I couldn't relax and got real scared I could feel it in my chest. I looked to the open bathroom door and there was my grandfather standing outside the doorway. I froze up in shock and said to my self you are dead. I thought I was seeing his ghost since I didn't know I was dreaming yet. He asked me to come look at something he was holding on a tray. He was holding this tray full of stuff in the air with one had, just like a waitress and I noticed and recognized as much as I could on the tray. The things I noticed the most was a large blue container of salt, you know the kind you pour out. Well, grandpa use to keep a bunch of stuff close to him on his table by the chair he sat in to watch TV and the stuff on the try is what he use to have by his chair. I could probably even find a picture among my stuff with the same blue salt container he use to keep complete with the rubber bands around the container that he use to collect from things like the newspaper or where ever he obtained them and would use them to close up his bags of chips or pretzels and stuff of that nature. But anyways I thought this was all so strange that he had his tray and had something new he wanted to show me on the tray, but I got close enough to see the tray and looked down at what he was pointing at but never saw what he was showing me because I backed off quickly and he looked me in the eyes and rolled his eyes in a way of disbelieve or anger that I wasn’t paying attention to what he was trying to show me and then I walked backwards in the bathroom and he vanished. I sat on the toilet trying to relax again to P, when I realized I had just seen a ghost and started screaming help me and the top of my lungs, I could see my family members coming to my help in the distance and they never got close to the bathroom and that was when Rich heard my screaming and ran to the bedroom from the family room and woke me up. I was in shock for a little bit and then got up to Pee after I asked Rich to turn on all lights and then started to cry as I told him my dream. I slept well last night all alone with no dreams and just curious as to what my dream was trying to say to me. Man.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Duke the Dracula dog

Dracula Duke
Duke was the only one who dressed up for Halloween and he looked so cute.

Disney World

We are back from Orlando and had a great time there. We started our vacation on Thursday and just got home yesterday at 9pm. The first night we drove down 142 miles, took us exactly 2 hours and found our hotel. We stayed at a really cheap hotel called Howard Johnson and the hotel was nothing fancy, but it did have a HUGE jacuzzi and a heated pool.We sat in the jacuzzi to soak our soar feet on the first day and also swam in the pool. We spent the first day at Disney's Animal Kingdom.We went on Kilimanjaro Safaris, Dinosaur,Primeval Whirl and watched it's Tough to be a Bug in 3D. We let Mianna choose the parks for each day and on the second day we visited MGM and Epcot. on the last day we did a little bit more at Epcot and road the Monerail to The Magic Kingdom and then back to Epcot to get on few more rides and eat dinner and then we headed home around 7 and was home in time to watch Desperate housewives even though it was a rerun :o( My favorite rides were Soarin over California and Test Track at Epcot. Misson Space was also fun but it made me and Mianna a little queasy. The entire stay was so much fun but by the second day my feet were killing me and Mianna was the only one ready to go home by the 3rd day, she just wanted to leave. We will go back next month for her B-day most likely. We spent Richies special day at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, he had a good Birthday. Our vaction is still on, but no more Key West since the storm changed our plans.

Monday, October 24, 2005

lot of money , little dress

Pink dress

I have a dress similar to this in black

looking for a dress

I like this dress
and all the dresses below it on the right hand side. I'm on a hunt for my x-mas party dress.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


We are a day behind or a 1/2 day, so I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday Aoife. We miss you.Have a good day and send us some picture.

Weekend with Maddison

We had little Maddison all weekend. She loves the carmer and so I took a few pictures of her as she walked towards me. She is so much fun to have. She gives us the little fix we need, when we have a want for a baby. I love little Maddison. I had her sleep with me on my chest the first night and Mianna had her the next night.

Garage Opener

We finally got our garage opener installed yesterday. Rich and his friend Craig put the garage door opener up and I'm so happy. Now I just have to program the TL to open the garage door from the buttons that I have on the inside of my car. The opener came with 2 buttons for the car, and they are in a neat wood grain, that actually match the interior of the TL. Now Rich has to figure out how to install the keyless entry.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Hanging Ledges

cranberry wall with ledges
I finally put up the modern black ledges on the cranberry wall. I also hung the iron hook by the fron entry for hats and jackets. My friend Sheila helped me hang the green shelves in our formal dining room. I not done yet but I took a break from all that hanging. I still have 8 more shelves and ledges to go.


I picked of some display ledges at our new Kohls store here in Flemming Island and I'm tyring to put them up now. Take a look at what the ledges look like. I'll post some real pics when I'm done.I'm decorating the cranberry wall with black metropolitan ledges but I have no pictures frames yet.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Hurricane Wilma

I was just watching the weather and Hurricane Wilma is the stronges ever recorded hurricane on the coast and it has slowed down only 1mph below the level that would make it a level 5. I'm just sad that it's going to hit they keys and souther FL, since we are suppose to be going there next week for the big Fantasy Fest. Rich says it not going to stop people from having a party, so i suppose we will still go. I'll keep you all posted on our conditions and weather. Right now it's beautiful and had been cooling down for the past week. I actually had on a turtleneck sweater yesterday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


We are all in love with this song at the moment. Mianna has the CD and well I'm trying to upload some song to Richies mini so he can go jogging. Right now I filling it with Bob Marley songs and he asked me to take of the Ashlee Simpson I put on when the mini was connected to the computer. ehhehehe. It's too funny. The mini can hold 1000 songs, not bad, but we have more than 1000 songs on our computer. I'll need the regular IPod for me. ehehhe. one day. O the song is on the Gwen Stefani CD and the title is Luxurious. Biggie Small aka Big papa did the same beat back in the day and the original beats come from a super old song. What I'm into is TI. you don't know TI, owell then, you'll just don't know then. TI.... I love his voice. Ummm. U don't know me. The south is rubbing off on me and I do miss the WEST. Okay I better go to bed now, I'm sleepy and this ipod is taking for ever to download 500 songs.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

iTunes TV

Last Sunday we missed Desperate Housewives because we were at the Jaguar game, but thanks to iTunes, I downloaded the episode we missed for 1.99 and just finished watching it. I just love iTunes. Now I really need to get the new iPod.

Friday, October 14, 2005

OOps. I've had a long day

O my goodness. I just wrote a long blogg and it got erased. Couldn’t use the back button to save it, I'm sad and not going to write it all over again, but I'll just say I had a long day and now I'm home alone for the first time ever in the evening and I love how I have control of the TV and the computer and the same time. Rich is having poker night with the boys and Mianna is at a sleep over. Today we went to a retirement ceremony that Rich was apart of and he told me he will have one when he retires in 4 years. I'm excited for the day to come, but scared at the same time. Chang can be good. Leaving the military life after 20 years is hard and will be a big adjustment. Rich is on his way to achieve all his goals he has planned and I'm trying to be his #1 support. He wants to have school done in 4 years and the work for homeland security or some thing along those lines. He will major in Aviation and pick a minor is some thing else. ?? Not sure what yet. I need to catch up and get my butt butt back in school I do have lots of credits and I'm sure I can have AA soon, but right now I have no desire to go back to school. I have to get back in the swing of things. The retirement party today just made me think about how fast the next 4 years will go by and what in the world will I want to do with my self. O life. LOL I can only think about our vacation we will take in 3 weeks. Key West here we come. South beach, Miami, O man I'm so excited. We might even still go on a cruise trip. Okay, I need to get off this thing and finish watching the first season of DHW.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Family room
Monday was Columbus day and Rich had it off and surprised me by painting part of our family room with the peanut butter color we picked. The room looks a lot smaller and warmer. The color mimics a lot of the woodgrain in the floor. I love the overall look and soon will be adding more touches to bring the space to life. Decorating is so expensive, I have to take my time. Our couches are hidden in the space now, but it's got that overall monochromatic feel. I will be adding lots of white to the space and maybe some couch covers since we can't buy new couches yet. I had my wicker chairs in there, since we have been entertaining a lot lately and we needed extra seating.

We won

Jaguar game 10/05
 Rich at the Jaguar game
Me with my football cup
The Jaguar game was so much fun!!!!! It was even more fun because we won. I'm sure we will doing it again someday. We had the hook up with Richies friend at one the booths and I dark a budwisesr in a little football cup. The stadium is so nice and the Bud Zone is a really cool spot to hang out. I only took a few pictures and I'll post the best ones flickr. The half time show was real simple with some nice fireworks.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Jaguars host the Bengals

There were only 6 tickets left when we bought ours. the guy in fron of Rich bough 3 and we got 2. We are going to our first Jaguars game tonight and I'm excited. I'm sitting in the bath room as I type this just thiking about what I'm going to wear and if I have anything with Jaguar colors. I'll try to take lots of pictures and post them tomorrow. The game starts at 8:30 and will probaby not be home until 2am. Rich is lucky he is off tomorrow, but I work at 10. Wish us luck! It would be nice to see the Jaguars win a home game that is SOLD OUT.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


I saved 135 bucks at BEBE today. They had things on 65% off the already marked down prices. SWeeT!!!! Mianna has a growing tast for the clothes in the sport section of the store and fell in love with this sweater. I got this and this and this. We aslo ate at P.F. Changs and for dessert we had this awsome cheese cake called KAHLUA COCOA COFFEE CHEESECAKE.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Amish Cinnamon Bread

Mianna with the bread
For the past month we have been making this Amish Cinnamon Bread and it's just awsome. When you make it you have to divi or divvy out the batter into 4 ziplock bags and you pass that on to other people and that is when the 10 day process starts. Yup it takes 10 days to make this bread but it is soooooo goood. We just made some yesterday and then made more again today. It all started with my coworker who brought the bread and batter into work. MMMMM good.


Mianna did this freehand
My baby girl drew this freehand. I think she gets her skills from her daddy. I love you Mianna

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Poker night

poker night 05
Last weekend the boys played poker. This weekend we will have a new crew for poker night. I'll be sure and take some pics. This pictures was not taken by me.

Much needed update

Our painted kitchen
Sorry for taking forever and a million to update my bogg. LOL. I wanted to post the new picture of the kitchen and the orange frottage treatment we did to the walls. Our kitchen is really small but it took us 9 hours to paint it. We still have some touchup to make and then we will start painting the family room and nook area. We picked a color by Behr called peanut butter and a dark brown color for the fireplace wall. We plan on buying new couches one day and I have my eye on a white sofa. The family room will be a little modern with simple decorations and abstract area rug.

Not much to talk about except I have been working like crazy but in about 21 days we will be taking a vacation and not sure if we will go on a cruise or just go down to Key West and have some fun during Fantasy Fest. I'm so ready for this vacation. I will be off for about 11 days. I think I'll check out some last minute cruises to book for our vacation. We will be celebration Ritchie’s B-day and our special day that we consider and anniversary of sorts, and it has been 14 long ass years now. Dam... Rich is at night school getting his edumacation and I'm in charge of dinner tonight and so far we are having smoothies LOL. I need to get up off of my but but and go to the store for some food to cook for dinner. I might just chicken out and buy some fast food LOL. I'm so lazy right now, but I did sweep the entire floor when I got home and I’m still in my work clothes. I also cleaned up the kitchen some and maybe I'll take some more picture and close-ups of the wall in the kitchen.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Sephora shopping

I had fun today. First I headed to my Dr's appointment and I believe my siatica is all under control now. The Dr did a little bit of cracking and pulling for the past two weeks and now I seem to be all better. After that I went to my favorite place to shop and decided to spend the day looking around after I returned a few pieces I got from BeBe in exchanged for another shrug. hehehe. I got this one. Then I killed about an hour in Sephora and got all kinds of stuff. I'm real excited to try GoSmile. I wanted to buy the entire set but it was so expensive, so I'll just wait till payday and get it. But I did buy the tooth paste and I also got some new lip balm. Some Stila and also some Paul & Joe, I just go nuts in that store and can be there for hours playing with the makeup. Now I'm off to bed to go lay with my hubby, he misses me.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hurricane Rita

This Hurricane is HUGE and the bands are causing some rain for us. I think this is like over 300 some miles wide and the outer bands caused a lot of rain yesterday and even a plane crash right on base. We heard a loud bang around noon and I just thought it was Thunder, but then Jess walks in and says a plane just crashed real close to base. There were 3 guys on board and they all died. The plane was struck by lightning and that is what made it crash. All day today we have been watching hurricane Rita and just wondering what it's going to do. Looks like it took more of a turn and New Orleans will be hit again. I have a few coworkers who have family in Corpus and Houston and so we are praying for them all. Jess actually has her parents in Corpus and they decided to stay and not evacuate.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


Me and Erin
IForgot I had a blogg LOL. I got back from my Tampa trip late or should I say early morning on Wednesday. I was in Tampa for Sunday and Monday and then left at 10:45pm. I had so much fun with Erin. We didn't do too much but what little we did was relaxing, romantic and just fun. Okay so you want to hear about the romantic stuff first? Okay, well I picked her up at the airport after a couple try to get the blue side of the airport and not the red side. Why are airports always so confusing? Anyways, we went to find her hotel and she was staying at a pretty cute place that reminds me of the Navy Lodge with the little kitchenette and it also had a bar to eat at and a couch with a coffee table and sink outside of the bathroom. We had decided on outfits to wear to dinner and laid them out on the bed and then I took of picture of it. ehhehe.
Anyways the romance comes into play when we head to the Rusty Pelican for dinner. Not the chain that we use to know of in CA, but an actual restaurant in Tampa called the Rusty Pelican. We had the entire restaurant to our selves and so that made it all romantic and the setting was very fancy as we sat right by the window and were looking at the ocean. I had stuffed salmon and it was wrapped in a pastry purse and Erin had seafood fettuccine.
Me and my  salmon purse dinner
Erin had seafood fettuccine
After dinner we just headed back to the room and looked at some pictures online and then went to bed. The next morning I got up early and dropped Erin off at her class that was only 7 minutes away from the hotel and then headed back to the hotel to just chill out and watch old movie with Robin Williams and then met Erin for Lunch. We ate at a small dinner and then I dropped her back to school. I went shopping at TJ Maxx for about 3 hours and then picked her up to head to the mall for more shopping. We walked through and looked at the shoes in Neiman Marcus where I took this picture of Erin on the other side of the butterflies.

Erin in the Butterflies
I feel in love with a pair of shoes in there and seen some nock offs at BeBe that almost look like the ones in Nemin Marcus. I shopped at BeBe the day before wile I was waiting for Erins plane to come in and got some really cute pieces for fall. I shopped untill I almost dropped .lol. I love to shop. okay so I'm off , I'm off to go shop again. I have a b-day gift to get and mail out for Alisha and also need to return a shit I got at BeBe.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Saturday, September 10, 2005


ribs plate
Guam Ribs

Today we are having a gathering at our house and just a few folks over. We are not having anything as big as last time, but this time we are having Chamorrow ribs and Chicken Kelaquin. The only thing we are missing is red rice. :o( I just got back from picking up Jenny and she will spend the night. Tomorrow my girl friend Erin is coming in from LA, but she flies into Tampa and will be there for a class that is one week long. I will drive down to Tampa about 5 hours to meet her at the airport and I bought her some pretty flowers. I took 2 days off so I can spend a good day with her in Tampa and have some R&R. This is probably the first time I have taken a Sunday and Monday off in over a years time. I was off yesterday and today, so this is SOOOOO much fun for me to be off and relax. I love it! I want to go shopping so bad, but I'll wait till I get to Tampa and go to the HUGE ass mall they have there. I'm excited to go to Tampa in my fast ass Acura, NO I'll be doing the speed limit and driving like a grandma. No money for a ticket and no money to waist on gas. I probably wouldn't get a ticket anyways, since I'm known for getting away with my smile and girlie eyes. Fun being a girl some when it comes to that type of stuff. I'll try to take some pictures of the food to make you all malagu.heheheh.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Fan and light

new fan in the family room
both lights on
upper light only
Island light fixture
Rich surprised me and installed the old ceiling fan that we use to have in our family room in our bedroom. He installed our new ceiling fan in the family room last weekend and it looks so good. We have a remote control for it and it's awesome. I installed a light fixture above our Island in the kitchen. I love how it give me so much more light to work in the kitchen.

Effects of Katrina

I work with an active duty corpsman and he told me that on Saturday they flew in 15 dead bodies from LA and have them in the Jaxs hospital. He is part of the crew that will to the forensics to identify the bodies. I found out today that Ron's grandfather and uncles lost 2 homes and they had made it out to families in Atlanta Ga, but only paked 4 days of clothes and have lost eveything. Rich works with a guy who's family all made it out safe but lost there homes as well. I think they say 10,000 or more might be dead. I know the number will be high but I wasn't thinking it would be that high.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

House Party

Yesterday we had our first house party. It was so much fun having all our friends over to BBQ and eat good food. I had made potato salad and Rich BBQ chicken and some guest brought hotdogs, hamburgers and home made purtorican dishes. We had about 11 adults and 7 kids. Mianna had Jenny over and had fun entertaining the kids. We were proud to show off our newly painted wall and all the light fixtures and fans we had installed. Everyone liked the house and had a fun time. After the party we all headed over to the bowling alley on base for some cosmic bowling. I'm so horrible at bowling but a few times I picked up my spare and I might have got 1 strike. I think, I'm so sleepy right now at work typing this. We got home after midnight and so I didn't get enough sleep. I could just pass out right now on my keyboard. I have a choice to be off tomorrow and still get paid for it, but I'll work to make the extra holiday pay.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Live Blog from LA

check out this live blog from New Orleans.

Digital Isla

Just an update, I got rid of my Digital Isla domain. Just decided to stop it.

New Orleans

New Orleans
New Orleans
I just keep thinking about how horrible it is there in the city of New Orleans and I'm sad for the people. I just heard on the news that a fire broke out real close to the W Hotel. That is where we stayed last year when we visited New Orleans. I pray for them to recover and heal.