Monday, November 28, 2005

weekend wrap-up

Charlie stays warm
Originally uploaded by Lisaaaaa.
Tim and I spent Thanksgiving day at home and had a lovely little Thanksgiving feast with dad.

Friday we drove to the Stover ranch in Lodi so I could help my mom and grandma with our larger family gathering we had on Saturday. There were 16 people at the Thanksgiving dinner table, and that's with a few people missing (some were sick or had to work).

My Grandma and I were looking at some scanned pictures she has on her computer and decided to print them out and put an old/funny/cute picture at each person's placesetting. (Some people like my uncle John had so many funny pictures to choose from, I think we ended up printing 4 of them.) During dinner we passed around the pictures and everybody had a good laugh. THIS is the picture that was at my seat. It's okay to laugh. :)

My brother Tony brought one of his gas powered go-carts to Lodi, so the kids (and adults) had fun riding it around the ATV course in the backyard after "dinner" (which was around 1:30pm). Some minor drama with a stuck throttle and a demolished gate, but thankfully no one suffered more than a scrape. We do respect our safety gear.

We drove home Saturday and spent the rest of the weekend at home with some new video games, cuz we're geeks and that's what we do. Sunday morning was very cold! We snuggled and slept in as long as possible, and Charlie was happy to join us, as you can see in the picture. :)

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all my family and friends a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Important things to know...

Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?

LOL, I got 7/10. Damn those programmers with serial killer smiles.

Hrmmmm... that'd be a cool album title... "Programmers with serial killer smiles". hehehe. :)

Sunday, November 13, 2005

file under: "um."

In my frantic online search for black velvet ribbon, I came across this and I'm really quite speachless. 8-o

Work safe. In a weird way.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Generations of Valor

Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. during a Veterans Day commemoration at Dallas City Hall on November 11, 2004. Graunke, a member of an ordanance-disposal team, lost his left hand, one leg, and an eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq in July 2003.

"Many countries celebrate their honored dead and veterans on this day. This day is not to honor war, but the sacrifice made by others for our freedom."

I'm very proud to have so many family members serve America in the armed forces. My grandfather was a Merchant Marine, my 3 uncles served in the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps, my father was a soldier in the Army, and my fiancé served in the Navy during the Gulf War.

I appreciate that the sacrifices made by all veterans of every branch, past and present, allows me to live the life that I do in relative safety and comfort. I do not envy your job. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for having the strength and courage to serve our country so bravely.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

my little pumpkin

Halloween 2005
Originally uploaded by Irea.
Charlie didn't like the way his crocodile costume covered his eyes, so he wore his pumpkin costume while helping me greet the treaters at the door.

Isn't he the cutest thing ever? ;)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Family Guy Halloween

Family Guy Halloween 2005
Originally uploaded by Irea.
I decided to do these at the last minute. I'm pretty pleased with the results - all of our treaters loved them.

Lots more pictures if you click the one to the right.

Happy Halloween everyone. :)