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Friday, December 7, 2012

Fa-la-la-la-la Friday

Even though it is December and Christmas is fast approaching I am still waiting to get into the spirit of things. I've bought a few presents, the kids are done but still plenty of shopping to do with no idea of what I am getting anyone.  I used to be one of those people who had their tree up the day after Thanksgiving.  Of course that was before I went back to work full-time and my kids were involved in everything under the sun. I wish this time of year didn't feel so rushed.  I used to dream of having multiple Christmas tress up in my house each with a different theme.  I actually pulled it off a couple of years.  Now I dread the stack of boxes that greet me when it comes time to decorate.  So on that note, I guess I better get into the spirit before Christmas passes me by.  The kids and I will have to get busy decorating this weekend.  Maybe just maybe one of these years it will go back to how it used to be.  Hopefully it just happens before I am a grandma LOL.  Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How do you do it?

How do you bloggers find the time or remember to post something?  I feel like I always have a million things running around in my brain and no time to write them down.  Well at least the stuff I think is worth writing down.  I've been thinking maybe I should just open blogger every morning and leave it open.  Maybe I will be inspired or find the time to post.   Believe it or not, I put off many things in my life because I would rather be reading.  Nerd Alert I know.  With that being said, it's time for a coffee refill.  Nothing more coherent will come out of my brain until I am fully caffeinated.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Getting crafty

I have been trying to make an effort to sit in my scrap room and scrap. I miss it more than I realized. Going back to work and life in general has taken over. The last few nights sitting in my office and playing with paper reminded me how much I love to scrap and create. These are my baby steps to get back to the world of crafting and scrapping that I love. It let's me use my creative side and it helps me relax, my escape. Here are the last two LO's that I have completed.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Back to reality

We had a great 4th of July weekend.  I had 4 days off.  Friday I drove to LA to see the NKOTBSB concert.  Yes, I went and yes I loved every minute of it!  I went with my favorite people on the planet.

Then we drove back home Saturday to watch Jeffrey's All-Star game!  They won but I felt bad for the little team they played.  The amount of support our little league has is tremendous.  The other team didn't even have helmets or balls.  Jeff lent them some for the game.  By the end of the game our side was rooting for the other team.  Final score was 22-1.  The true test will be tomorrow when they play their next team who will be a lot more competitive.  Don't my boys look handsome?

Sunday was spent by the pool relaxing.  We (well more like the boys) have had baseball games or practice 6 days a week for the last 2-3 weeks.  They were in need of a day to just chill out. 

I can't really explain to you how awesome the 4th of July is in my community.  The whole day is filled with events.  The morning starts with a 5k, pancake breakfast, parade, carnival and we have our own fireworks show.  The boys were in the parade this year for the All-Star team.  So JJ, Katie and I dropped them off, and took the golf cart to get a good spot to watch the parade.

Our parade has everything,  Fire trucks, police cars, car clubs, Boy scouts and girl scouts and about 100 golf carts all decked out. 

I think if you live in Rancho Murieta, the 4th of July tends to be one of your favorite holidays no matter how hot it is.  I know it is quickly becoming one of Jamie's favorite holidays.  Now it's back to the grind for a couple of days.  The boys have their next all-star game tomorrow.  Next weekend I am headed to San Diego to party with my Sister In Law for her bachelorette weekend!  Yay!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

A little bit of this and a litte bit of that.

Well I guess my email reminders turned off being that it has been a month since I last posted.  So I guess you will get the abbreviated version of this last month.  Let's go backwards from yesterday on.  Yesterday (Easter) started off way too early for my liking.  No it was not because my kids woke me up excited to see what the Easter Bunny had been up to.  It was because my dear husband forgot to turn his alarm off for WORK.  So at promptly 4:45 AM yesterday I was woken up by the horrible sound of the Alarm clock.  Granted I knew it would be an early day but not THAT early.  The kids searched for eggs, or should I say raced around the house looking for eggs.  I think their hunt was over in 1 minute.  Kids are more fun to watch looking for Easter Eggs at 2,3,4 years old than what my kids are at 7 and 10.  That being said they are still cute! 

Jamie however likes to let her hair go wild.  We weren't going anywhere so I let it be.  No curls and Easter hat for this girl.  The boys went fishing in the morning and the girls hit the spa.  Nice relaxing morning.

Last weekend we were at my parents celebrating my sister Katie's 27th Birthday.  We had lots to drink.  Had a bonfire and played Easter Egg Pinata Baseball.  I am sure you are thinking "what?"  Well the pinata holder broke off the top so we taped it up and started a baseball game or more like batting practice.

Katie, April and I after a round of batting practice.  It was a ton of fun.  I think Katie wants to do that every year. 

The Pealer's have been consumed with Baseball and Softball.  Our schedule has one or the other at least 5 times a week and more ofter 6 days a week.

This is Jamie's first year of softball.  I love coaching this level. 

Jeffrey is once again on the Giants.  The team had beards for opening day.  Loved this. 

This is the kids before their first games of the season.

And lastly but not least today marks two months that I have been Gluten-free.  I love that my kids read the labels on things now too to see if Mom can have whatever it is.  I think I have eaten some miniscule amounts of gluten on accident a few times because I have had a couple days where my wrist and hips hurt like they did before I was diagnosed.  Thankfully it is not bad enough to keep me from work.  I am ready for Spring and my birthday.  Birthdays don't scare me anymore.  At least they don't right now in my mid 30's. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Just another Rainy Day

The rain here in Norcal has been ridiculous.  Week after week of rain and wind.  It has postponed all of baseball for a good couple weeks for the kids teams.  I hear sun is around the corner.  This morning we were supposed to have two games but the weather cancelled those right quick.  Today was a Saturday that Jeff had to work, so it was just the kiddos and I.  We all stayed in our PJ's and chilled around the house.  I haven't had a completely free Saturday is so long.  After I caught up on Grey's Anatomy I decided it was time to dust of the old scrap supplies.  As you can see above I scrap however since going back to work the amount of time I can dedicate to scrapbooking has become next to nothing.  I know there are plenty who think scrapbooking is a joke but I love it.  I love being creative and capturing those special moments that my family has experienced.  What I created today is by no means anything extra special but it felt good just to get my hands dirty.  I haven't even bought any of the new stuff that is out.  I couldn't even tell you what new lines are out.  I remember when I counted down the days to new releases and promptly hit up the scrap store or logged on to my favorite online retailer to snatch it all up before it was all gone.  I have more than enough scrap supplies to last me YEARS.  Yes as in multiple years, but any scrapper worth their weight in cardstock knows getting your hands on new stuff is very inspiring.  Heck I haven't even printed off any news pics either.  Thankfully some of my family members have printed doubles from recent events.  Here are just a few things I created today.  Like I said, nothing spectacular but still something is better than  nothing.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


My life has recently had some major changes to it if you have been reading any of my previous post.  It is a life long lifestyle change.  My recent diagnosis has significant meaning to me more than just my change in diet.  I strongly suspect that my grandmother more than likely had the same thing as me but Celiac's was not something that was really tested for 11 years ago. She died from colon cancer at the age of 67. Way before she should have.  Intestinal Cancers are only one side effect that I would be prone to if I did not eliminate gluten from my diet permanently .   I am someone who has always wanted a tattoo since before I graduated high school but have not gotten one in the 15 years since.  I'm glad I never got anything I have considered in the past.  However I think I am at a point in my life where I am ready and have a significant reason to.  To me it would symbolize change, rebirth, and a reminder of what was and what will be .  To be strong no matter what I might face in the future. I know that tattoos are not for everyone and I am more than aware that it is a permanent decision.  I know there are some people who may not agree with me but then again they are not in my shoes. The hubs supports this decision and that is who matters most to me.  He has been a huge support to me this last month which has reminded me daily how much I love him :)