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Viva Las Vegas

Just a quick post again tonight 🙂 The last week of school always seems to be jam packed full of activities and lots of running around. Its a little emotional for me as well – my girls spend the month of June with their dad and it only takes a few days before I am missing them terribly. This will be our last weekend before they go…I am already anticipating the quiet house…

Last month we drove down to Vegas to surprise my mom for Mother’s Day. She was surprised (Jessica and I kept it a secret for just over two weeks) and it was such a nice weekend. It ended up lasting longer than we intended (Ashley & Paige got horribly sunburned and they blistered) so the last two days were spent trying to comfort them and keep the burns cool. Poor Paige was forced wear nothing but her undies and Ashley put the gel ice packs to good use. It gave me extra time enjoy being close to my family again despite the urgency to get back home and back to work.

We drove out to Red Rock Canyon and drove the scenic loop – it was beautiful! I have never been there before when I was younger, our trips to Vegas kept us on The Strip or very close to it! I never realizedhow GREEN the desert can be! We would drive a few feet and I’d stop to get out and take pictures or take in the view. Away from the rush of thecity, it was so serene.

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Next time you’re in Vegas, take the 40 minute drive West of  The Strip and drive around. There are a few other places you can check out while you are out there. It will be well worth your time!

Visit my Flickr page to see more pics of Red Rock Canyon!


May 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gotta have Faith…

I have come to the conclusion that I “forget” to blog as often as I should because I worry too much about how witty or clever my posts are…I see some pretty funny blogs 🙂  I want my blog to be interesting and engaging but still be true to ME…yes, that’s the little OCD girl in me. I have my thought processes and my vision of what the end result SHOULD be…ahh, reality sets in and guess what…if I don’t post, the readers have nothing to read.

My dear husband has offered to step in to be somewhat of a “secretary” of sorts to keep me focused and on track. You see, I have all these ideas in my head and most days it won’t shut off and I could be going in a million directions with great ideas but so many are nothing more than a sketch or blurb in my “sketchbook” because I have too many to tackle that I overwhlem myself and I move on to another great idea. SO…we sat down and and really dug into the areas I want to focus on and, while it is a process in itself, we are making some progress and have set some serious deadlines. He is cracking the whip when he sees me distracted (easily done) and he is so full of encouragement and support…I love you, Dan!!

I also have to mention and thank my dear friend Brenda for her encouragement as well. We haven’t known each other very long but, she is a very genuine and kind lady. She is the extrovert and I am more the introvert…she told me to break out of my shell so others can see what I have to offer. It was the boost I needed!! She has some great ideas and suggestions – some things I had thought about before and with her support, I see opportunities to grow my business even more. Its been fun chatting with her at sports practices and getting to know her and her beautiful daughters! I am looking forward to taking their pictures as well 🙂

Oh! We FINALLY sang Happy Birthday to Paige and Hailee yesterday…Paige’s birthday was Valentine’s Day but with her birthday weekend at her dad’s and then the flu hanging around our house for more than a month, we never had a day that we were all well. So, it was cheesecake and happy birthday and smiling birthday girls!

Here are some pictures from a few weeks ago…half day trip to Little Sahara. I absolutely love the contrast of the striking blue sky and the warm taupe sand…






March 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment