Friday, December 31, 2010

Week 52

Friday, December 24, 2010
Chillin’ at Grandma’s house . . . it smells so good!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wishing everyone blessings and joy!

Sunday, December 26, 2010
How wonderful to see 
four generations gathered in one room!

Monday, December 27, 2010
It takes three Aunts, a Grandma, and one mom 
to help complete Rylan’s 456 piece lego creation. 
Where are the cousins when you need them?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A mass exodus left us a quiet day with the Grandparents.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
After snow and ice in Spokane and 
a jack-knife truck in the pass, we are finally home!

Thursday, December 30, 2010
I’ve got the BEST website guru ever!

Friday, December 31, 2010
Bringing in 2011 with a new blog . . . 
check me out at

From my family to yours—Happy New Year!

Week 51

Friday, December 17, 2010
Heading to a party with musicians and 
white elephant gifts . . . could get interesting.

Saturday, December 18, 2010
According to Facebook, my top three words used were:
1: OUT - used 15 times
2: FUN - used 10 times
3: GO - used 10 times

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Currently without water . . . busted water main 
at the bottom of the street creating quite the show!

Monday, December 20, 2010

A wonderful morning with two of my favorite writers!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Making a valiant effort to get through my to-do list!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Poor Dude! To the doggy hotel he goes for Christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
7:00am Christmas breakfast with the boys 
before hitting the road to Spokane. What were we thinking?

Week 50

Friday, December 10, 2010
Rylan asks, “Daddy, I can’t remember, 
did we play the Lego video game yesterday? 
Because you said we can’t play it every day 
and I was just wondering if you remembered?”

Patrick smiles, knowing full well he knows, 
“No, Rylan, we did not play the video game yesterday.”

“Oh, that’s great Dad. Now we can play, 
because I know how much you like to play video games.”

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Caroling, caroling, caroling—Christmas caroling.

Sunday, December 12, 2010
A very happy birthday to the best sistah ever!

Monday, December 13, 2010
I can’t believe it, but the husband pulled out the big guns 
and actually said to our five year old, 
“Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good . . .”

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I don't think I can possibly type another email today. Phew!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I am fairly certain the gingerbread house 
the boys and I just made would be condemned.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My professionalism is being undermined 
by my youngest taking care of business in his diaper under my desk. 
A good reminder to not take life too seriously.

Week 49

Friday, December 3, 2010
A wonderful, inspiring meeting with a 
Young Adult book buying genius!

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Three years ago today brought along my Captain Danger . . . 
Happy Birthday, Kincaid!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I am computer-less until TUESDAY! 
Withdrawls and desperation has kicked in 
as I pulled out the husband's OLD, OLD PC laptop. 
O, mac, come back to me . . . please.

Monday, December 6, 2010
Is currently freaking out . . .

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
. . . is beyond freaking out.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I just sent my hard drive across the country 
in hopes of recovering something. Anything.

Thursday, December 9, 2010
Getting ready for a night out with my 
favorite posse of moms sans kiddos! Whoo-Hoo!

Week 48

Friday, November 26, 2010
The snow is falling, the lights on the lodge have been lit, 
Rudolph flew through the sky, and Santa came by on his sled . . . 
let the Christmas season begin!

Saturday, November 27, 2010
The beauty of watching a 
“best of buds” relationship form.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010
“Monday, please be nice to be as I've been on vacation 
and need to ease back into the chaos."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
45 years ago today, my parents tied the knot, 
beginning a journey of love and adventure! 
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
It’s official. In the name of allergies, 
we have purchased our first artificial tree.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 
NO! NO! NO! My computer will not boot up!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Week 47

Friday, November 19, 2010
What does it mean that I’ve now put on 
two watches this morning and 
neither one is keeping pace with the minutes 
as you and I know them?  

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Hurry, hurry, pack the car so we can sit for seven hours. 
Sunriver here we come.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day one of our winter wonderland vacation and 
the boys are up at 5:45 AM!  

Monday, November 22, 2010
Sledding, sledding, sledding. We’re off to go sledding.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sheer delight as best described by a dog.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Through the continuous flow of friends in our lives, 
to be able to find one that stays, forever, 
 is to truly be blessed. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010 
I am thankful for all of my family and friends, 
who continue to bless me each day 
with their presence.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Week 46

Friday, November 12, 2010
A final book critique—what a journey it’s been.

Saturday, November 13, 2010
The day was to be filled with nothing, 
but for some reason, 
I am running from one event to the other.

Sunday, November 14, 2010
A morning of music.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Reality. Kids to school, bill paying, house cleaning. 
Oh, yeah, and work.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Five queries out the door. Yikes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
What the heck? I just won “The Book Doctors” 
(Arielle Eckstut and David Henery Sterry’s) Pitchapalooza. 
Who knew I could pitch my book in a minute. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010
On the cusp of my Pitchapalooza high, 
came the low of my first book agent rejection.