Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday Birthday!!

I have 14 year old twins. That just sounds really weird to me. I am now one of those moms who stops moms with itty-bitty twins and says, “I have twins. But mine are big now.” Never thought I’d do that, but I did…just last week.

Anyway, we let the twins turn 14 and were able to celebrate with some friends in Tucson as well as with Grandma and Grandpa Jack and Aunt Cindy. That was an extra-special treat!
Grandpa took everyone bowling and we had a great time. As usual, I took tons of photos, but here are some of the better ones. I’m still struggling with F-stops and aperture settings, trying to get good shots indoors without a flash. I’ll get there eventually.

Sarah took a picture of me and when I saw it I said something like, “Those pants make my hips look big.” Or some such comment. Bless her heart. She said, “You just look like yourself, Mom.” Thanks, honey. I think.

Here are Grandma, Andrew and Aunt Cindy. It was good to be able to spend time together again. We don’t do it often enough!

At the end of the day, we gathered for cake and ice cream (and a yummy candlelit dinner) at our friends’ house. We sang “Happy Birthday” and “Felíz Cumpleaños”, and then we attacked the cake.

Happy Birthday, Twinlets!!!!


It only happens once...per child. We've now celebrated six 11th birthdays and with this cumpleaños numero once, we're done. No more 11th birthdays. Sigh. It's the end of an era.

Evie celebrated her 11th birthday with style at Grandma Linda’s house this year! No, I didn’t bake the cake; I did pick it out though!!!

Can’t believe we’ve had her around for 11 years. Wow!!! Time flies!

Ah, my beautiful daughter -- lover of everything pink, purple, frilly, lacy or sparkly. So very unique and such a blessing to our family.


Easy to Love!

Happy Birthday, Peanut!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Firefox Glitches

Yeah, I know. No one will notice but me. It bugs me, though. My margins are off...again. They look fine in Explorer. Problem is that I'm not using Explorer.

And then there's the little box thingy on the right margin. It's supposed to be white with gray writing. Instead, it's transparent with gray writing. That's a problem when the page background is brick. Sigh. Have I mentioned that I really don't like computers? I used to like Appleworks. I felt high-tech then. Now I just feel old and a bit obsolete. Deeper sigh.

I could just go back to Explorer and try to forget that my margins are tweakered and the right column is not readable. But I probably won't.

Have I mentioned that I'm CDO? That's like OCD, except that the letters are in the correct alphabetical order, as they should be.

She's Back!!!

Yes, I've been AWOL for several months. No excuses; just keeping my priorities in order!

I've got several "catch-you-up" posts ready, so I'll get those up in the next couple of days. For now, know that I'm back home, construction on the house has stopped for the time being and the weather is warming up -- promising to be yet another sweltering summer in Sinaloa!!!

God is good and we are blessed!!!

Here is the view from the roof of our new second story. I stand on our upstairs porch and just shake my head at the mercy, grace and abundance that God has showered on me.
No lo merezco.

I'm just not worthy.