Thursday, March 29, 2007

"Curse you ALUMAWOOD!"
So...we went back to California for a "working" vacation and will get to see more of it in April so we can get a job done. As far as the job goes Ted says that it is worthy of a journal entry, but to be quite honest-I don't know if it something I want to remember! Everything that could have gone wrong-went wrong! I'm trying to look at the positive side and realize that we were able to be helped and strengthened to get through it and just simply make things work! It was not as easy as we thought it would be to put up this Alumawood Arbor because the parts were not the correct size and the pieces did not all fit despite the company's fine reputation. Maybe we just weren't getting it, but we will be "goin' back to Cali" to finish Easter weekend. (At least we're hoping. Cross your fingers and hope that we don't die!)
On the brighter side of things-We got to visit and spend time with some of the most amazing and incredible friends that we have SOOOO missed and be with my family that I absolutely love and missed a great deal! Isn't it awesome that you can go back and essentially pick up right where you left off? It totally recharged my batteries and am excited to see them all again! My mom and friend Susan rendered a great service by watching the kids so I could work with Ted.
So I have a new hero to add to my "hero list." Her name is Linda and I got to see her when we went back to Cali. I almost didn't recognize her. Before I left to come here to the place that is "hotter than Hades" we embarked on a goal to lose weight and get into shape. Needless to say I have not done my part! BUT Linda has lost over 60 pounds in 6 months!!!! Did I mention 60?!? I felt like such a schmuck! She looks absolutely incredible and her whole demeanor has changed. She just glows and you can tell that she feels good. You what to know what? I WANT that! She has totally inspired me to get into gear and "git er done!" So-by July- I will get to my goal so I can be like my new hero! But that is not the only thing that is awesome about her. She is just a great person and I really feel blessed to know her!
OKay- so now I'm going to finish my Weight Watcher's shake (1 point-yeah!) and get to cleaning my house. Yes- I consider this my workout because if you saw the state of my house post-vacation, piano, Cubscouts, birthday, etc...you would take pity and tell me go for it!
Until next time...

Wednesday, March 07, 2007







Just being silly!


















Tonight was the night!







(I know-I don't know how to rotate images yet!)



23 racers





3 coveted ribbons





1 hr and 45 minutes







The fans were going wild!




Will the Flaming Flying Finch Eagle win?




OHHHHH YYYEEAAAHHHH!!!!!


McKay won 2nd place and the award for the

"Most Unique Car."


We are so proud of him because he designed the car and told Ted what to do and they worked great together!