Aug 26, 2006

taylor's first birthday cake

actually, it was cupcakes and boy, were they yummy!!! Posted by Picasa

Aug 24, 2006

it's below 80

a day in arizona under 80 degrees - it happens. although, you have to deal with clouds and rain to get it. but, no complaints here!

Aug 21, 2006

cool storm

very cool lightening storm pictures from the patio! Posted by Picasa

my brother might kill me ...

my mom has been converting her plethora of slides into .jpg format so that we can actually look at them (the slide projector died years ago!). found these two ... i don't know if either my brother or I are happy about wearing the "mouse costume". all i remember is that i made steve walk around the block in that thing. i know i will pay later for this post ... sorry, steve!!  Posted by Picasa

Aug 20, 2006

opening soon ....

it's coming along ... drywall is up, we are interviewing our first potential employee tomorrow morning!!!! Posted by Picasa

Aug 16, 2006

relaxing on the patio

my evenings have been spent either with a glass of wine or a very cold vodka tonic on the patio. relaxing from my days. not that christine is working my fingers to the bone (yet). but recovering from some strange "firsts". in the middle of the first night at the condo, a vase fell off a shelf (scared the crap out of tracie & i - i kept "sleeping" trying to play it off as a dream, until tracie came in my room). sunday afternoon, after taking tracie to the airport, i found a small bird flitting around the condo - it took almost 4 hours to get the bird out, i think ... it still may be in there. monday night as i was getting the garbage can to take out from the garage - i saw a big ass spider (the body was at least 3 inches in diameter) -brown recluse, hobo spider, black widow? and last night on my way home from christine's i almost hit a coyote!!! the day will come when a scorpion will be crawling on my car and i will scream almost as loud as little miss taylor bowers when she misses her mommy!

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Aug 13, 2006

my view from the patio

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this time to phoenix ...


on the road again, this time with a travel companion and my own car! i was so lucky to have tracie with me on the 2nd leg of the trip from colorado to phoenix. she drove the whole 6.5 hours!

  why phoenix? my plan is to be here for about 3 months to help my friends christine & jeff bowers open a new franchise store called "super suppers". and jeff's parents - out of the kindess of their hearts - are letting me stay in their awesome condo at "troon north".

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Aug 5, 2006

rocky mountain high

so good to be back. i got into denver last night and headed right to the la quinta to freshen up and head out to see my friends at cafe cero and listen to the byron shaw projex. so happy to see mel and chad again - i really did miss them and denver!

headed back to the springs today!!!

Aug 4, 2006

on the road again ....

i am waiting for my flight to leave good ol' erie, pa. my HEAVY bags are checked and i am waiting to board - i forget how easy it is to fly in/out of here. there is no line at check-in and i could have showed up 30 minutes before my flight and all would have been good. it's a shame i am leaving on the nicest day this week. let's hope denver is just as nice!!! until later erie!

Aug 1, 2006

the four princesses

sophia (age 18months), gabby (4), zoe (4), and mia (2) enjoyed a girls night swimming in the pool with dinner on the patio. Posted by Picasa

hittin' the beach

mom, gram h, and i visited our friend sandy's cottage (see left) on lake erie to go to a 'beach glass party'. i was so inspired by sitting on the beach enjoying the sunset at the cottage to make some jewelry myself.  Posted by Picasa