Friday, August 26, 2011


I am truly starting to dislike summer in a big way! We have had 110+ days all week. Broken heat records even. It is so HOT! The other night my a/c was not working very well & I had a hard time sleeping. My son helped me clean the filters and it is working now. Thank God!

There was a elderly lady in Phoenix who passed away this last week because her A/C went out. So sad. And another idiot mom left her baby in the car in this extreme heat. Thank God someone called the police before it was to late. The little girl is going to be fine.

I am dreaming and longing for fall. I want that first sign of crisp morning air! I can't wait! I keep checking the calendar hoping it will be soon. But no, not yet. I know for us the first sign of coolness doesn't get here until mid October if we are lucky!

Update it is 124 on my back porch right now!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Allyssa's post

Allyssa made her mom a bracelet out of shrinky dinks jewelry kit. She did a really good job on it!

My cell camera sure takes bad indoor pictures. I hate that my camera quit working. I hope to go shopping soon for a new one.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bully vs Book

Bully either wants to eat my book or maybe he wants to read it?

My grandson did name him Bully for a reason!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Red Rock Canyon ~ Vegas part 2

While in Vegas we went on a tour bus to Red Rock Canyon. When my brother-in-law signed us up for this tour I thought it didn't sound very interesting to me. Boy was I wrong the sites where so beautiful. I wish we could have went back at sunset. I can imagine that they are even more beautiful.

Red Rock is about a 20 minute ride from Las Vegas.

You can even get hiking permits to scale up the side of the mountains

If you look real closely you might see the 2 people who were climbing this mountain

So much beauty painted by God

This last picture I named "The Road to Beauty"

If you want to see a good show is Las Vegas go see Vegas the Show at Planet Hollywood

Monday, August 15, 2011

Las Vegas~ part 1

This was the first picture taken with my camera and it was also the last. I wanted a new camera and now I need one. This picture is of Lake Mead from our plane. I wanted to get one of the new bridge over Hoover Dam but couldn't get the picture from our little window. Thanks to my sister Cindey for getting this picture for me.

Since my camera died all the rest of my pictures are from my cell phone. Here is the Statue of Liberty in front of the NY NY casino. I have never been to New York to see the real deal but I would love too.

The Eiffel Tower in front of Paris, Las Vegas. I didn't know you can go up in the tower. We didn't get to this trip but maybe next time.

The Stratosphere has been opened since 1996. I have never been brave enough to ride the rides at the top! I'm a little scared of heights!

The Luxor is a beautiful site especially at night!

We didn't get rich on playing the slots at any of the casinos. But we had fun.

Next post Vegas shows and Red Rock Canyon.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In Honor of Shark Week

Any one remember when they first saw Jaws? I was 15 when it came out. My mom took me and a friend to go see it. The theater was so packed that we had to sit in the 4 row. I loved the movie but it scared me to death at the time. Being a Arizona girl I knew I was pretty safe to go in the water with no ocean in site. Who knew that my youngest son would love these movies when he grew up. I bought him the anniversary edition when it came out to add to his collection!
I may just borrow it to revisit those scary moments!

He also has the dvd "Open Water" I tried to watch this movie but I couldn't finish it. It is based on a true story of 2 drivers who are accidentally left by their tour boat. The suspense is so intense.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Flowers and Mom's Birthday~

My sister Cindey texted me this picture of my sister Gloria's beautiful flowers. They are so pretty I told them they should make a corsage for our Mother's birthday. So they did and here is the picture of our beautiful Mom wearing it!

This weekend I am flying to Las Vegas to spend a week with my sisters and brother-in-laws. I hope to get some great pictures to share.