Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Last Dance

Even though these are old
little did we know
these would be the only ones
we had of us
dancing with my dad
He would always yell at me when we danced
to let him lead
he always did this 2-step thing
that completly threw me off
I guess that's what they did
back in his day!

An oldie but goodie

Just looking through alot of old pictures lately and we came across this one ~ I don't even remember taking this one but I'm sure glad we did!!

Bridget was about 4 in this pic so it's about 18 yrs old

Monday, February 25, 2008

More shots from NYC

Me in the front seat of the cab

Mark Consuelos getting out of his Denali right in front of the studio

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday dinners

I wanted to start Sunday night dinners with the family, tonight was our 1st night and it couldn't have turned out better...there's was plenty of food, fun and family!!

Jaden & Bridget



Uncle Randy




Jamie again!!

Baff in sink

Finally, this kid is loving bath time BUT it has to be a "Baff in sink" and she doesn't want to get out!!
(I put washcloths on the front & back of her so she doesn't get cold since she is a little too big for the sink ~ we call it "Superbaby")

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Santa Belle

This is my favorite puppy in the world!! She is my sister's friend Tasia's dog. She is such a cutie...this pic is obviously from the holidays but I just found it today on Shannon's camera...I forgot that we dressed her up!

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Monday, February 18, 2008

The Neshaminy Mall Crew

I found this picture on my friend's website
It was taken a few years ago at Stacy & Eric's wedding
The Neshaminy Mall days were some of the best days of my life
and most of them were with these people!

Justin, me, Stacy, CJ, Kevin & Eric

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day

Today was the 1st holiday that we spent without my dad..This was the holiday that he always got his "girls" something special, as small as it might have always been, usually candy & a card, TODAY was a very hard day without him for all of us but this little one kept our spirits as high as they could be!!

she was yelling at me that she didn't want her picture taken anymore!
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Gyllyan's 3rd Birthday

Since I did not celebrate Gyllyan's birthday with her this year, I am just getting around to giving her the gifts I bought for her. I don't think she realizes that it is over a month since her birthday but at this rate, she is starting to expect them all of the time!!

Every year I buy her the Precious Moments figurine with her age on it.
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Found this on Lisa Bearnson's blog ...

so I am gonna go through my old stickers today and send them to him..I think this is such a great idea!

Hey--I need your help. Right before Christmas I was in my local copy center when I noticed a cute boy in his early 20s carefully choosing stickers. They were the Mrs. Grossman's, Sandy Lion, Frances Meyer type stickers--more on the younger, light-hearted side. I observed how he counted his change and then would carefully choose another sticker. He repeated this process several times. I asked the employee how often he does this and she said "Almost every day." I started chatting with him (his name is Brian) and found out he stuffs kid's meal bags at a nearby Subway, then on his breaks goes to the copy center for stickers. He says he LOVES stickers and is obsessed with them--he creates "picture books" with them. I got his name and address and took him a binder full of old stickers at Christmas time. He was thrilled and his mom was equally happy! I saw him a few weeks ago and he said he's almost out of stickers.So--here's what I thought would be fun. Go through your stash and the older stickers you no longer will use, consider sending them to Brian. His mom was thrilled with the idea and said I could include his address. It would be fun to do this as soon as possible so we can make his Valentine's Day really great.

Here's his address:

Brian Nishimoto

5663 W. 11200

NorthHighland, UT 84003

You all are the best. Thanks for helping with this great cause. And drop me a note if you do choose to send Brian some stickers.

My name means ....

What Gessika Means
You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Baby Mason

This is the hospital's not that great of a shot because I had to finagle my way to get a copy of it but until I get down there to take pics of him, this is the best I can do.....look at that head of hair!!!

Mason Tripp Hatley

Jump Rope

McKendra school had a fundraiser for the American Heart Association this week. Her class's turn was on Thursday so we all went to watch her since she was jumping in honor of my father. The schools goal was $500 but alone she raised almost $170 and they ended up raising almost $3000 !!! Great Job James Buchanan Elementary School!

they had a relay for points too, McKendra's team won!

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

But THIS was really my favorite place...

ok, so I have a little addiction to Skechers brand sneakers and shoes - can't help it!!

more pics of New York

Just some shots of my favorite sites from today....

in the cab

can you see Paige Davis's head on the upper left hand side of the pic
Central Park West very early in the AM

The studio where Regis & Kelly's show is

Sometimes you see the strangest things in NYC ~ a bike chained up with no nothing but the guts!! LOL

This is where we had lunch...very yummy!