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Dec 23, 2008

Beautiful Kali Girl...We took family pictures and they were able to catch this image...
a sweet girl...funny as heck! When you see her she acts shy and tries not to smile..
but eventually we can get her to smile. We love this little girl
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Oct 31, 2008

Do you think there
could be a bigger
corn dog?

She still managed
to eat most of it!

Seth the Mexican
Spider Man

Peek a boo...
I see you...

Oct 30, 2008

Seth making silly
pumpkin faces..

Tessa the Wonder Woman

Fall is finally here!

Kali's baby blue eyes...
just like her daddy...
aren't they beautiful?

Moto Head Pop Pop

Scott got the chance to ride in a national enduro and finished 12th in his class out of 42 riders. Not bad for a 47 year old. Scott loves to ride single track, the tougher the better. He is so glad that winter is coming. Some are glad for Basketball season...for Scott it is Moto season! So anytime you come to Arizona, bring your scotter and we will go tear up the delicate eco-system known as wide open riding!

Oct 29, 2008

A New Beginning...

I wasn't going to tell anybody about my new transformation...but..decided to share. About ten years ago, I lost 130 lbs. Then in the last year or so, I've put about 50 of those lbs.back on. I've tried several times to loose those 50 lbs and felt quite discouraged because it didn't matter what amount of weight I lost, or exercising I did, the dreaded bulge from the excessive weight loss would never go away. So I went to a plastic surgeon who said the only way to get rid of it would be to have a tummy tuck...Yep...and so I did it...the surgery was on October 2nd..and within a 3 hour period of time, I lost 10lbs of excessive skin and fat. If you can only imagine having a 10 lb baby laying horizontal at the bottom of your tummy...and never being able to deliver...but now it's all gone. Yipeeeee! It's been 4 weeks tomorrow October 30th. The recovery was a little tuff for about 2 weeks but as soon as the Dr. gave the okay, I've been back on the treadmill walking 3 miles. I still have a hard time holding my grandbabies for long periods of time...Those first 2 weeks I couldn't do any lifting what so ever..not even housework Ohhhhh..dang. So there it is a before and after picture...I'm so glad I did it!

Hours before the surgery..October 2nd

8 days later...October 10th

Sep 11, 2008

Love those baby feet !

I have always loved baby feet and hands. Their cute little toes and the dimples on their hands. I've also had them done with plaster of paris so I won't forget how little they were in years to come. I have placed them in my garden as stepping stones so I can be reminded of their sweet little hands and feet.

Our Grand Kids..(left to right) Tessa, Seth & Kali

I have enjoyed looking at other peoples blogs and decided to start one myself. The only problem is..that my house needs some attention and I want to blog ALL day!

As I'ved mentioned before..Scott and I really enjoy being with our grandkids. Seth and Tessa are Tiffani and Spencers kids and Kali is Mitchells and Kristin's. People sometimes say that the best part of grandparenting is that you get to play, play, play and then you get to send them home. Not so in our house, we like to have them over whenever possible. They love to read books, do puzzles,
ride bikes, swing, take walks, running errands, gardening, playing pbs kids on the commuter, watching disney movies on our bed while eating macaroni & cheese, top ramen, corn dogs, french toast, chocolate milk and chicken nuggets with TV trays while they are watching their movies. It's not the most healthy diet but what else can I say, they are fun to spoil.

Our grandparent names are Pop Pop for Scott and Apple Jul for me. I'm sure your asking how I got my name...Seth is the first born so he pretty much paves the way to what our names are going to be for everyone else. I originally wanted to be called Grandma Jul, but he couldn't say Grandma, so it came out apple so I am Apple Jul and I LOVE it!