Friday, February 27, 2009

Jumbotron Birthday

Courtney, Kori, Nima, and Simone

pre-skate Jordan Tootoo

OMG! we're on the Jumbotron!

SCORE!It was third period and I told Jim I wanted to get some actions shots...Preds obliged by going down ice and scoring as I shot.

I missed seeing and taking a pic of Courtney's birthday wishes from us on the Jumbotron but thankfully she saw them! We got " I love you guys" text for it...LOL!

We all had a great time!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

My baby is 16!!!!

I knew this day was coming I just wasn't really prepared!!! It is kind of a shock to have a child that old! WOW! Not much of child anymore... I'm going to be extra careful not to blink because she'll be off to college...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

OMG! What a GAME!!

I swear the Predators are trying to give me a heart attack! I must admit after the 2nd period of the Black Hawk's game I was not all that hopeful. Preds were down two goals. They haven't been scoring. BUT they came alive in the 3rd scoring 4 goals. FOUR GOALS!!! The power play all the sudden started clicking. It was 2 points they needed.

I hope they win the Coyote game tomorrow. Courtney is taking a bunch of her friends for her SWEET 16! I've got her name going up on the Jumbotron. I'm making her tiara...she'll just love that....ROFL! making a sign. Should be a hoot!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Catching up

These are going to be the combination for Courtney's sweet 16 cake but in kiwi green and Mediterranean blue

I've been so caught up in Facebook I've been neglecting my blog. Something very seductive about re-visiting your past old friends that you haven't seen in years. Some I hadn't seen in over 20 years or very close to that number. Old high school friends or friemnies... all the old bad feelings or even good feelings get white washed over 20 years. Now we're all mom's and dad's the things we found so important don't seem that way any more... Truthfully looking back at Kathleen is a hoot! She seems to be a whole different person than the Kate of today. She was fairly wild, and truly didn't think things through much before doing if even at all. She'd actually be a pretty good character in a book... Yup, facebook is a seductive place!

I found the perfect cake decorating course! I can't wait! Sign ups aren't till April. Courtney is going to do it with her old mom. She got all the recommendation to be in Culinary arts II. She will be cake decorating in that course this will just give her a leg up. Who knows maybe Katie will want to do it too... That would be fun!

Courtney got all her paper work in the mail for Governor's school at University of Tennessee at Martin. They are taking some major field trips to Chicago and St Louis. This should be such good learning experience! Plus I'm sure it will be FUN!

I still have this lingering sinus infection. It has really put a cramp in my style. I've got two birthdays to get planned, and I'm so far behind! Just got the cake ordered for one and the cleaning crew. A lot more to do! Hey Courtney will only turn 16 once! better get back to work!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Courtney & Nima


Trying to do a page a day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Katie & her friends

they even look quite a bit a like...

this one I'm bringing duc-tape for her mouth...Just kidding...I think....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines - Military Ball

The hair

Nima & Courtney

Oh and the Predators won! Now all we have to do is get well....

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I wish you LOVE!
My card for Jim

My Jim

my Valentines gift from Jim

The only thing that would make this day more perfect is if Jim and I felt better we both have the crud... Oh and if the Predators win tonight! we're going to the game crud and all...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sugar, Spice and everything nice...

Well, in that picture any way... or is it until puberty hits. PMS isn't so nice...LOL!

Sun's out looks like a promising day out there! Except I have a annoying sinus headache and my throat seems to be on fire. I'm sure my darling germ bags or one of their friends gave me this present. Jim woke up this morning with something similar. Poor guy! Just get home and get sick... BUT my darlings have FULL day of school today, yesterday they had a half day. So more promising than yesterday to get something done! or just be that sounds very appealing too...

Tonight the Preds play the Blues and if they don't win I don't see much hope in the play off picture at all. I see a fire sale on Predator players...sort of a frightening thought...

Oh well more coffee in the pot so i'm a happy camper sniffles, aching head and all...

Still stuck on Halloween...ROFL!

There was a Predators' game last night. Despite Pekka Rinne's excellent showing in goal they lost. He had over 50 shot thrown at him. Not sure what was up with our defense... oh well... Joel Ward great game two goals against the Red Wings... The play offs maybe be slipping away...

I get my husband back today!!! WOO HOO! I get my teeth cleaned today, YIKES! I dislike going to denist. I hate having any one poke around in my mouth... Guess it is better than the other end...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spring Like Weather!

This feels like SPRING!
I guess all I had to do was whine and whine some more. My warm weather dance or should I say song? Any way it has been LOVELY since Friday. I guess the groundhog did not see his shadow as reported or this is a mean tease from Mother Nature... she seems nasty in those tampon comercial giving ladies in white bathing suit their period and all...

I've been a scrapping fool lately. nothing better to do... Jim is on one LONG business trip which thankfully ends tomorrow! He gets to be home for a while, YIPPEE! I think we maybe planning a vacation we can't afford but can't afford not to take. We need a escape... This weather is a BIG help though maybe just a trip to the lake... We'll see.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Newest member of Face Book!

WOW! It is amazing how many people you can find on Face Book! I know I'm SLOW on getting into the information age. Someone always has to drag me kicking & screaming, but once I get the hang of it I like it. Hopefully I can rekindle some old friendships and make some new ones...

Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm starting rumors....

Andy Rice made the best imitation of UT Coach Fulmer I've ever seen. He had the mannerisms down cold. It was a total hoot!

It is getting warmer here and my Preds kicked some Duck butt last night...Life is beautiful!!! Or it doesn't take much to make Kate happy...ROFL!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Loving BLING!~

Another layout with Say it with Crystal I'm just loving the BLING! I think I maybe addicted to it! Hobby Lobby had on 30% sale this week and I stocked up a bit. I'd already bought some at Michael's. But I'm moving through that stash at lightening speed. I've always been a jewelry kind of girl putting on my scrapbook pages BRILLIANT!!! I think next is a jeweled butterfly...ROFL!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Yesterday I was supposed to get the facial I had planned on getting on my b-day. Re-scheduled it for 12pm. I even typed it into my phone as the girl spoke. So I get there at 11:42 for my 12 pm appointment, and I'm told it was schedule for 11 in the it was canceled... Strange thing is I never got the usual reminder call from Tangerine either that would have avoided this mess. I guess the universe is trying to tell me I can't have a facial! So I got the oil in my van changed instead. NOT as much fun... Oh well....

Monday, February 2, 2009


After the GORGEOUS spring like day yesterday (near 70's) the weather has turned. Not for the better I'm afraid. It is wet, cold, and gray outside...YUCK! that totally gross mix of rain & snow, sleet. They should have made that word a 4 letter one. Bleak is the best way to describe this weather. No pretty snow lined limbs to take pictures of, no balls to throw at people, nothing to slide on.... Just mud and grayness. One really bad thing about Tennessee winters it's one long, dark, wet 40 degree day with a few teases of spring thrown in to make you hope. Can't wait till SPRING! There will be butterflies again!