Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I totally took this idea from Dawn. It's the same wig Camryn was wearing. LOL

Monday, July 28, 2008

Last night we went out for my parents 40th Anniversary. I am very pleased to say my kids all did very well. It's always a challenge to take the youngest any where without him screaming at the top of his lungs. lol

We had a great food and a really nice time. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Flashback Friday 40 Years of Marriage

In Honor of My Parents 40th Wedding Anniversary July 27th, I thought it would be appropriate to show some old photos of them. Congratulations Mom and Dad!!

This is their first anniversaryAren't they cute?!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cicada Killer Wasp

Ok..Just the name gives me the creeps. Does anyone else have a problem with these guys?

My friends and I were out at the pool today and these little critters were out in full force. We were not sure what they were so they asked if I could find out about them. Yuck!!!! Double Yuck!!! After reading about them I want to get rid of them as soon as possible!

Here is some information that I found out.

Description: The female cicada killer wasp is quite large, with body about 1-1/8 to 1-5/8 inches long. Males are slightly smaller. The abdomen is black with light yellow markings. The head and wings are rusty red.

Cicada killer wasps are solitary wasps and have a life cycle very different from the social wasps such as hornets and paper wasps. The stings are designed to paralyze cicadas rather than for nest defense, so despite their large size, the sting is not as painful. The female wasps are not defensive, they will only sting if caught by bare hand or caught in one's clothing. Males will chase after other wasps or even buzz around humans, if one comes into their territory, but they have no stings. Adult wasps will dig nesting holes during July and August. Nesting holes are usually in full sun, with sparse vegetation, in well-drained soils that are sandy slightly clayey. Each female egg is provided with two cicadas and male egg is provided with one cicada. Eggs hatch into larvae in two days and larvae will consume the live but paralyzed cicadas in 4-14 days and then spin a cocoon. Female wasps will locate singing cicadas and sting them to cause paralysis, then either glide from a tree to their burrow or drag them to the burrow on the grass.
Control and prevention If you do not enjoy the singing of cicadas during summer, then the cicada killer wasps are your friend. One female wasp will hunt 10-30 cicadas per summer. However when they become too abundant, especially near door steps, golf courses, or flower beds, people can get annoyed or scared. The most effective control is to use a tennis rackets to swat them like large flies, or one can capture them using insect nets. Because the wasp only nests in areas with sparse vegetation, improving your lawn with adequate watering and fertilizer will remove infestation after 1-2 years. If one prefers to use pesticide, locate the burrows during day time and apply pesticide after it is dark so the wasps are inside their burrows. If the density of burrows are high, consider spraying of the same type of insecticides. One may need to treat continuously for 2-3 weeks if there is an influx of new wasps from other places. If you are allergic to insect stings, have someone help you or call a pest control firm listed in your yellow pages
Well, I hope you find this information useful or at least entertaining. It's really more information than I had bargained for but it was kind of interesting.

Fun in the Sun with Playgroup.

Today we had the best time. Our playgroup came over this morning to swim.
It's so hard to believe school will be starting in just a few more weeks.
Summer is going by so fast.
I can't decide who had more fun the mommies or the kiddos.
Even the babies were having a great time.
Thanks for the memories.

Jen and Jillian

Ty and JalynGrace
Dawn with Courtney and Camryn Amy and Lindsey
Lisa and her family
Trey and Jaxon

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Flashback Friday

This picture takes me way back. 1993 Tom and my first Christmas together.. Ahhh those were the days.

Then it got me thinking about how our little one was growing up so fast and I wanted to look at some pictures of my other two when they were his age. Time goes by to fast.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Meme

1-Name something a claustrophobic person should not get into: Elevator

2-What one thing does a woman spend the most time on when getting ready? Their Makeup.

3- What is a Spanish word that everyone knows the meaning of? Bueno

4- Name something in your bathroom that you leave plugged in all the time?Night Light

5- Besides golfers, what is something you see on a golf course? Grass

6-Name a household chore you actually enjoy? None

7-Name something you walk out on: Bad Service

8-Name a place where you see nervous people: The Court House

9-Name something that can be cherry flavored: Sucker

10-Complete this phrase: "I'll never forget my first ___": kiss

11-Name another word for "Dad": Daddy

12-Name another word for "Mom": Mamma

13-Name something a married couple might want to have 2 of? Phones

14-What is the first part of a person's body to lose the war with gravity? Face

15-Name something that is sold in bulk: Toilet Paper

16-What age would you retire if you had enough money? 45 would be great.

17-Name something you find on a kitchen table: Mail

18-Name something that rhymes with "dizzy": fizzy

19-Tell me how many people you kissed last New Year's Eve: 4 my kids and my husband. Ty and Tom spent the night in the hospital. It was a strange New Years.

20 -Name something you see in a jail cell: Mattress

21- Name a month with 31 days: July

22-Name an occupation where you might work all night: Gas Station

23-What is something you would find on a boat: Life Jacket

24- What is the first thing you drink in the morning? Diet Coke..very healthy. lol

25- Name a reason why people move? Change of Job.

If you're reading this I'm tagging you to play along! If you don't have a blog then you can do it on an email and send it to me! :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday's Meme

4 movies you could watch over & over
Lost Boys

Oh Brother Where are Thou

4 places you have lived
Sacramento CA Where I was born.

Saudi Arabia (Bet you didn't know that one.)
Stillwater, OK
Kansas City, MO

4 TV shows you love to watch
Ghost Whisperer
Criminal Minds

4 places you have been on vacation
Maui, Hawaii
Vancouver, Canada
Cancun, Mexico

San Francisco, CA

4 websites you visit daily
My blog
My friends' blogs


4 of your favorite foods
Mexican Food

Cheese Burger and Fries
Panera Brocolli Cheese Soup and Turkey Sandwich

4 places you would rather be right now
On vacation with my husband ANYWHERE
At the Pool or Beach


Thursday, July 3, 2008


I took this from my friends blog. I just love this scripture.
Thanks Jenn.

Hebrews 10: 24-25 "Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008