Sunday, April 27, 2014

Dear Santa....

I have a confession that often surprises people.....I have a thing for Harleys.   ;)

I took one of my kids to see his PopPop this weekend for his birthday, and it just so happened to be BikeFest weekend.  We stopped first at the Harley dealership where I added to my Christmas wish list ;)

Later, while Jacob and his PopPop went out for dinner and a movie, the girls and I headed out to see the sights....oh my.  Talk about being a fish out of water!!  But the Harleys were super cool ;)

One day.....I'm gonna be a real Harley chick.  Sort of.  But not the hard core, wild & crazy kind.  More like a girl who craves wide, open spaces, who's country at heart....and has a kickin' Harley in the barn or shed out back.  ;)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Best Birthday Ever....Part 3 : Dinner

This was the first birthday I've had with my daddy since I was 8 yrs old!! 

We had a small family birthday dinner at a Japanese kids have never been to one!!  Seeing their reactions and how much fun they had made it so much fun for me!! :)

My new favorite picture of me & my favorite girl  :)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Best Birthday Ever.... Part 2: The Car

Circumstances being rather....difficult....and many things being beyond my control, I was in a bind.  A vehicular bind.  My daddy came to my (and my kids') rescue.....

After getting tags & title transferred, we headed to Car Spa.  And, cuz we know how to party on my birthday, my daughter and I killed some time while we were there....


Cuz we know how to party on my birthday ;)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Best Birthday Ever....Part 1: The Cards....

I just had a birthday, but I'm not telling you the number!! ;)

Best.  Birthday.  Ever. 

Or, since I can remember.  Having my daddy here made it that way.  Esp, had been harder than hard.  (Strength For The Journey)

This girl needed her daddy.  So much.  <3

I got birthday cards!!!!  I think this is the first time my kids have ever been taken to choose their own store-bought cards for me!!


They did better than good....such sweetness!! (❤thank you, Daddy ❤)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Phone Spammers....

I've been making Easter preparations & finally sit down for a few minutes after spending hours slaving away in the kitchen ;), pick up my phone & make another photo spam discovery.....not to mention 47 separate texts from Robert....

If they didn't love me, they wouldn't bother, right?!?! ;)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gettin' It Done...

My view from my "office/work room" yesterday....lots o' hard work goin' on out there :)


And earlier today....this is how it's done boys....Chandelier Adjusting 101. They were paying close attention ;)

Love seeing my boys spend time with my dad & be taught....old school style.  The right way, ya know ;) more.....

I heart this view......wish they didn't live so far away from each other...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

He's Here.....

........and that's the thing about a girl's heart....or maybe just this one's. It doesn't matter the distance in between, the # of years that were lost, or abt the who's, what's, why's, when's & where's ~~ once a Daddy's Girl, always a Daddy's Girl.  <3 
So glad he's here.....
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Get Out Of Jail Free....

Confession :: I had myself a temp pity party last night (some would say for good reason, but....), I got right back to work on my Monday to-do list. A little easy-peasy touch-up painting that should have taken 5 min max turned into a 2 hr task when I found out what part of a bucket of gray paint looks like after falling off a shelf in my laundry room....all over the wall, the windows, the trim, the floor, a table, laundry baskets, & everything in its path!!

As I was trying to clean it up in a kind of zombie-like, "I'm not going to let this get me upset, but you've GOT to be kidding me" type fashion, Robert walks into the room, takes in the scene, & without missing a beat, goes to find more towels & gets right to work helping his mama clean up her klutzy mess, saying "I'm so sorry this happened to you". He earned a Get Out Of Jail Free card, good for his next several offenses... ♥

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