Thursday, October 30, 2008

Donate for a cure!

My very good friend Holly is doing the 3-Day walk in Arizona and needs our support. She is trying to reach her goal of 2500. If you can donate anything it would be appriciated, a link to donate is on the bottom of the email message. Here is a copy of her pledge email:

I wanted to follow up on the email I sent you earlier about my participation in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I've been spending the past few weeks preparing for the event and have made steady progress. So far I've raised over $300 - only $1900 to go!

My training is also going well. I've walked 30 miles in the last 3 weeks. I can hardly wait to hit the route with the thousands of other women and men who are joining together for this common cause.

I have no doubt I will meet my fundraising and training goals. I've had several generous contributions to start a raffle as well. More details to follow later. The raffle winners will be chosen on Nov 5th, so please make your donations asap!

Please follow the link below to visit my personal and fundraising webpage to make your donation today. Remember you can split your contribution up over the next 7 weeks if you like.

If you can skip one Cafe Latte (appx $4.50 value) a day you'd be able to donate over $150 and probably never notice the difference. I have until the middle of Dec to meet my $2200 goal and am so thankful for every donation since we all know every penny helps!!

So, please feel free to forward this email to your family and friends that you feel would like to participate in this journey as well.

As always, thank you for your support and prayers.

Prayerfully His,
Holly Valenzuela

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For more information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, visit or call 800.996.3DAY.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Better video.

Here is a better video of her sitting. I took it this morning but just now found the time to upload it.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Look at what Kira can do!

Here she is sitting unassisted. It looks really dark on here so I will have to get a better one tomorrow.

I just had to include this video of her cracking up at Jake tonight too.


Yep that's me, at least i'm sure that's what haley is thinking about now LOL.

I don't know how your views on Myspace and Facebook are with your teens but with me and mine it is a for sure NO. Haley and I have had the Myspace talk many, many times. She tried the old 'my friends all have them' nope don't care. There are many reasons why I don't want her to have one but lets start w/the obvious one of she's a kids who doesn't think and always believes things that people say. So imagine my shock when I turn on her computer and up pops Facebook as her set homepage with her email in the sign in box. Oh hell no! I asked her if she had an account and she at least said she did and didn't lie first, so I did what any parent would and asked her for her password LOL. She of course LIED about it and after 4 tries/lies I simply did a password reset and since I know her email because I do monitor that-not as closely as I should if she was able to set up a Facebook w/o me catching the email ::HMF::. I see 20 some odd borderline provocative pictures, her first and last name, full address, home and cell phone number, and her school. Now it doesn't take a genius to figure out that that is completely unsafe for the average person let alone a teen. She not only put herself in danger but all of her younger siblings as well. Our house is a predators dream as far as pretty little girls go and here she is spreading our info-along w/pics of her little siblings I might add-on a social networking site. Then I find out that she at least had the account since June but try as I might I can't find where the 'member since' info is on the account. If any of you know where this is located and can point me to it I'd appreciate it. In any case she lost her cell phone, computer, email, digital camera and after her dad sees the Facebook it will be deleted. In the meantime I changed the password and email addy on it so she can't reset the pw. I was looking at some of the girls she has on there and am dumbfounded as to why they would want to place pictures of themselves like that on this site. Just stamp "whore" on your forehead and forgo the internet completely LOL.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Wii Rock!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy 15th Birthday Haley!

LOL the ice cream cake icing bled

Ugh! I feel so old. I can not believe that I am the mom of a child that can legally drive where we are-she isn't driving, but she *could. She is really putting the pressure on to get that license but I need to talk to our insurance agent and the DMV to see what all we need to do.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

"I guess mom didn't read the shirt!"
Her 3 favorite things, blanket, swing and thumb.
Kali's new 'do.

Friday, October 3, 2008


We have been waiting for over two months for this stupid ass builder to pay us the money that Toby has been doing work for. We have invoiced him and have waited and called and tried to get paid. Today Toby finally put his foot down and told him that he needed to pay us or get someone else out to finish his 3 houses that are about to close. This got his attention and he meets with Toby and gives him a folder stating that WE owe him 10 grand instead of him owing US the 14 grand that he does! I am sitting here looking at this Excel spreadsheet and I am not kidding you this guy litterally MADE UP his own amounts. NONE of his amounts match up to what we invoiced him for. The amounts when broken down aren't even the price per piece that Toby does, the square footage is off (thank God Toby kept all the floor plans!), this guy is either nuts or a freaking MORON! I can not believe this jerk is trying to pull this crap. The worst part is all of these houses are already closed on so we can't even put a builder's lean on the home and get paid at closing :(. We are going to have to take him to court, I just have a feeling that it is going to go to that.

On a much better note Kali got her hair cut yesterday. It is much shorter than I would have gone and I totally did not want the bang on it but she did. It looks alright but she has some funky thing w/her hair on one side of her bangs so it gives the appearance of her bangs being uneven. Drives me nuts. I will post a picture that we took later as for some reason it wont load right now.