Wednesday, March 19, 2008


what a special place "home" is. It goes way beyond our brick and wood structures and connotes a refuge, a place where we are loved and treasured.
In spite of all of the bliss and wonders I saw last week, it still doesn't take the place of this wonderful home where the people I love are.
As we drove up from the airport, balloons adorned all of the house, roses were left on the doorstep and inside my room. Meals were delicious and delayed my inevitable and dreaded return to the culinary arts. Alan even made his Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake for me.
More than anything, the hugs and snuggles from the kids and being able to be with Brent again, made life supremely perfect for those few hours. It's always great to get away. (and a better get-away I could not have had) but it's always better to come home. Thanks for making it so special Brent, McKEnzie, Indiana, Presley, Michele, Alan, phyllis and gang and ma and pa pead!!!!! I love you!
PS. When I asked Indiana if he had a good week while I was away, he replied, "Not really." when I asked why he said, "Because I just had to think about you all day every day and miss you." How sweet is that.

My Best Cruisin' Buddies

aka. more cruise pics!
Here is my last stop in the Bahamas, where I came face to face with a barracuda and about pooped my pants. Look at that Serenity. AHHHHH. I hope to carry that with me.
The next pic is our little bunch in A401. From left to right, Karen, SHaron, Erica and Myself.
I seriously feel 10 years younger and I got rid of all of my cares and troubles. It all just melted away. I hope to never pick them up again. OHHH, what a week!

"HEAVEN...I [was] in HEAVEN!"

AHHHHHHHHH...mid eighties, slight ocean breeze and not a care in the world. This describes the last week I just spent in Caribbean bliss, on my first cruise. Thanks to the generous patronage of my esteemed and beloved patroness, Lady Sharon M. Doyle, we spent 7 glorious days out in the deep blue.
My fellow passenger, Erica Newby (and now reclaimed lost soul sister) and me gained an adult education in Jamaica, getting ripped off around every corner. The whole time, she was refered to as "Sexy Girl" from our local rip off hairstylist, and I was refered to as "virgin" from the local photo op woman. Needless, to say, we have since laughed long and hard about it since, and now call each other thus.
Our next stop was Grand Cayman Island. Let me just say now, this IS paradise. If you want to get away from it all, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO. The historical pirate post of Tortuga may be its more familiar name to some of you; it's named after the huge Sea-turtle population there. Anyway, snow white beaches and blue waters, prompted us to order Pina colada's and plant on the beach. I'm already dreaming of going back.
Cozumel Mexico was interesting and we eventually found a nice beach with the BEST gosh-dang Mexican food I've had. The quac alone was the size of a small crab and delicious. We camped out on the beach and had custom palm hats made with palm leaf grasshoppers. And Erica and Karen continued their TWILIGHT obesession, pouring over the delicious details of Edward Cullen.
Other days at sea we got decked out like real ladies and showed the dining room what it is all about. I pigged out on lobster and Giant prawns, and ordered three desserts, which finally got our stoic waiter to laugh. *(GOod thing the red dress stretches!)
Sadly, it had to all come to an end. I can honestly say, those were some of the BEST spent days of my life. I couldn't have had a more enjoyable time, or spent that time in better company.
A HUGE thanks to my everything, Brent who was cheerful about letting me go and filled in as Super Mister MOM with the help of my wonderful and amazing mother-in-law. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
To my sweet soul sisters of the cruise, I love you baby! Thanks for the memories!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I'm cruisin'

So, while I am away for the next 10 days, you can check out how me and my alaskan friends and roughing it down in the Caribbean. Our blog is:


What we do instead of working...

We are JAZZED!!

This year, our school age kids, had a huge reading contest at school. The school's goal was to read 750,000 minutes in one month. Indy and McKenzie were reading machines! We are so proud of all of the time they spent on the "improvement of their mind." The top 12 schools in the state would win a visit from a Jazz player. We are proud to say that Cherry Hill came in 5th in the state! March 4th, we went to the school for the assembly. AK-our favorite was suppossed to come, but was hurt after a flagrant foul from freakin' dirk "no-whit-skii. So, we got a visit from Ronnie Brewer. It was great fun, and i got the kids out of their classes for a few photo ops. Needless to say, we are now all, SUPER JAZZED!

Indiana and the legend of NO CRUSTS!

Indiana may be an action man, but he is repulsed by crusts of bread. Last night, he ate and entire HALF LOAF of garlic bread and here is the carnage of the discarded undesirables! Unbelievable! His plate was like a bread graveyard.
BTW, the NEw Indiana Jones movie comes out RIGHT on his birthday!!!! Mark your calenders for May 22nd!

The Cross Dressers and thier Fan Club!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

And you thought I was obsessed!

This is a great site. And for some delicious sneak peaks into the cinematic world of twilight to get your heart racing, please, partake.
(And yes, we are all disappointed in not finding Edward to be the demi-God we had hoped for as far as the world of looks go. Let's hope he can act!)