Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31st 2009

2nd Annual CBC MOPS Scrap-booking fundraiser....We had our annual fundraiser for MOPS at Simply Scrapbook this year. 27 crazy women signed up to scrap all weekend and help raise money for MOPS! We raised a little over $1600.00 and had a fabulous weekend. Lots of local businesses and friends donated raffle prizes and food for the weekend. We scrap booked all Friday night and all day Saturday! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported CBC MOPS and to all those who donated and volunteered to make this a successful fundraiser! (picture to follow can't find that CF card HAHA)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 30th 2009

My husband loves to fish! Joshua loves to go with daddy. Mommy loves to say bye bye to the both of them .... Me and Isaiah love to take a nap while the boys love to fish! Here is a picture of the boys getting ready to go to Lake Isabella and catch lots of fish!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 25th 2009

Today is the Lawhorn Poker Party. Swimming,Poker,hanging out with friends and celebrating Brody's 4th birthday. It was a great day...although I did not take Dan's money at poker it was still fun. We had BBQ burgers and hot dogs. Rockin' artichoke dip and Carrie's homemade salsa. A good time had by all. (Carrie if you are reading upload a pic to Shutterfly from the poker party so I can post one forgot my camera today)......

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23rd

CAMPING WE LOVE IT!!!!! There is a water park inside our camp ground and that is our adventure for today!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22nd

We are having a fabulous time at Lake Lopez. This morning we decided to launch the boat and go tubing. So we all pile in and pack up for a fun filled day! Ice chests, easy ups, and the boat. We are sure to have a good time. Well.... we get to the boat launch along with 25 others(literlly) and get in line to launch! There is a man at the bottom of the launch with 2 jet skis. He is taking a LONG time and has lots of people waiting!. We patiently wait for this very slow man to finish and as he was pulling his truck up the launch to park he drove by us and shouted to us how stupid he thought we were and that we should have used the middle launch instead of waiting also calling us some not very nice names. Now I am not sure if you know who I am married to or what he looks like, but he is a very large samoan man and my sisters husband is just as big and tall. In my opinion not a very smart thing to say to 2 very large men. Let alone their families. So Wayne gets angry and Ray as always kinda keeps his cool.(First I just wanna say I dont know why this man would say these things knowing that he has to walk back down the launch ALONE and get his jet skis. That was the biggest mystery.) So as he is walking back down the launch he immedialty starts to apologize and explain what a bad day he has had and how sorry he is .... Wayne explains to him that he is "going to be sorry in a minute pal" if he does not get his butt down the ramp and get his "crap" out of our way.I am using my blog profanity sensor today for sure. Wayne also pokes the man in the chest (a couple of times)!! Oh my he was now really sorry that he had spoke to us like that and scared. There was a ranger close by and ended up taking a report and the man moved his jet skis. We launched our boat and we were off for a some tubing. we laughed about it all day. "your gonna sorry in a minute Pal" about everything ALL DAY!!. Isaiah your gonna "be sorry in a minute" if you don't take a nap. Joshua your gonna "be sorry in a minute" if you don't behave. and so on and so on . So we have a new family joke. Your gonna be sorry in a minute Pal!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

a Safari with Survivor Man-21st

This morning we woke and Wayne has the flu-Yuck.
Everyone else except for Myself and Isaiah and of course sick boy went to little falls big falls.They hiked to the falls and jumped off the rocks.fished for salamanders and brought them home in an ice chest.Saw a bear and some deer.It was a great adventure.. Raima cracked us up when they all got back to camp he said they had went on a safari with survivor man (Brett). I had a good time at camp with Isaiah we cleaned up a bit and listened to music. I gave him a bath in the sink and he took a little nap while mom had a couple of Smirnoff Ice. It was a good day. Raima made tacos for dinner and Linda and I went in to town to get ice and Wayne some medicine.

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20th

ok so here is the master plan. Raima took Brett's truck to work last night and Linda,Brett,Joshua,Isaiah and Myself are driving the truck and trailer to Lake Lopez. Wayne,Nicole,Tanner and caleb are following in their motorhome . Raima works in Lost Hills. So it is closer for him when he gets off work at 12 to drive from there straight to the lake. We arrived at the exact same time to the lake and set up our camps. the kids took a walk around the campground and we had rib-eyes for dinner and salad and garlic bread Yum-Oh. We built a camp fire and made smores. Laughed a lot and had a great time. Tomorrow is the little falls big falls hike. See you in the morning!!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Well my house looks like a hurricane hit it. We are packing and getting ready to go camping. Linda and I are going shopping groceries and some stuff for camping. Nikki is going to come by and bring dinner to Pappy every night we are gone. Thaks Nik. and we are very excited to get out of this heat and to the coast for some family fun.

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17th

I am packing the trailer for our camping trip. I have decided that I do not want to have to pack things from my kitchen to take camping. So Over the past couple of months I have been going to yard sales,goodwill and the dollar store to stock my trailer.. I have been very successful in finding everything. So I took my old raggity towels out of the my house and put them in the trailer. I had an old bathroom set of rugs and matching towels. I put those in the trailer. It also gave me an excuse to buy new towels and rugs for our house YAY!! My mom gave us some queen sheets and a comforter set for the bed. I bought a first aid kit and fire extinguisher. For the kitchen, I made a list of everything in my own kitchen that I use. Then as I bought the item I would cross it off my list. Soon I had my entire kitchen. Here is my list:
wash rags
hangers for clothes
trash can
measuring cups and spoons
8-forks,spoons and butter knifes
slotted spoon
2-serving spoons
2-wooden spoons
metal or plastic coffee cups
set of plastic drinking cups
can opener
big tupperware bowl
8-plastic plates
8-plastic bowls
big mixing bowl
serving bowl
baskets for bread and napkins and such
set of knifes
tongs for bbq and serving
bbq spatula
rubber spatula(baby cheater)
ranch shaker
cheese grater
oven mitts
cake pan
cookie sheet(small for oven)
large fry pan
small fry pan
large stock pot
small stock pot
bottle opener
filet knife
aim and flame
dish rags
dish soap
tin foil
trash bags
table cloths
duct tape
shower curtain
pen and paper
activities for kids coloring books,bubbles,etc
extra blankets
rice cooker
blender-----still need
4 qt crock pot------still need
Also my mom saves all her sour cream,cool whip and butter containers. Washes them and I out those in the trailer and we use them for cereal and storage during our trip and then we don't have so many dishes we just use them and throw them away. Thank you Mary Crandall!!

So now the trailer is ALL ready and set to go. I am just thankful that I can pack our clothes and food and jump in the truck and go camping no packing needed. It makes for a much nicer vacation when it is less work and more fun. We have all of our camping stuff in the trailer too. There is a large storage at the bottom of the trailer and we have stored our lanterns,camping chairs,tables,large grass rug,tools,sleeping bags,extra tent,easy up,cots,really everything we need. It is great to have all of that stuff out of our garage and it is really nice to know that it is ready to GO..Whenever we want to take it!! We got a really good deal on our trailer last year. We paid cash $1800.00. We have put a little money into it to get it ready. Propane tanks,a new battery,sewer hoses, a couple of fuses,new light bulbs, a minor repair to the roof and we have ourselves a working trailer. Our moto is pay cash for stuff we can afford. It is nice be able to pay cash for something and OWN it forever,rather than buy something that we can't afford and then never have any money to take it anywhere or have to spend our life a slave to our toys and our jobs. So the tip for today is own crappy stuff that works and spend more time with your family and people you love that is truly what life is about. It does not matter the size of you bank account but what matters the most is that you made a difference in the life of a child. Our children love to camp and it feels so good to pull out of that driveway and to go get lost in the campground for couple of days.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16th

today I am recovering from the flu..Doing all the laundry we made and hanging out at home with the kids!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15th


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14th

Ok so NO hanford....Boo... Raima has been throwing up all night. We have been together for a little over 15 years and I have NEVER seen him Puke!!! He was so sick this flu bug is nasty!! Joshua started throwing around 9 this morning and has been down all day. Pappy is also throwing up and very weak..Oh please pray Mom does not get this...Some one has to take care of this sick house!! Joshua still has that fake smile even though he is sick!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 13th

Had a Dr. Appointment today with Dr , Bazmi to start a weight management program. She gave me phentrmine and a shot of
B-12. So today starts my low card and high protein diet. Yay!!! Isaiah feels much better we are going to go to Hanford tomorrow ona train trip with Gina and her summer filed trip groupl. What fun. I called Megan Goudge to see if she wanted to go with us. So Joshua could have a friend!! She is excited too. It will the first time on a train for both of them. We just hung around the house today. Isaiah is feeling alot better. He is crawling all over and I am glad he is not sick any more. I went to Goudges today and hung out. She had a little concern about "something" I went up and helped her!!! Joshua played for a while and then we came home and had dinner bath and bed!! Yay!!!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12th

No Photo taken...... We went to Crossroads this morning. We are looking for new church and Crossroads was great. I think we might just like it there. Came home and made dinner. We hung out and read books. About 10pm Isaiah started throwing up. UGH. It was very sad he threw up ALL night long . Poor little guy had a 24 hour flu bug!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 8th

We hung out at the Sutherland sircus today and after we went to the Farmer's market and the kids got their face painted. We had a great time and Joshua and Trinity loved the Farmer's market!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 7th

At Coco's swimming ..We were trying out the underwater feature on my camera..It was super fun!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6th

Po Folks.. The food was yummy and having with a good time with family better!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 5th

We played on the water slide all day and Jack BBQ'd. We had a great time with family. That is what life is about hanging out and loving your family!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 3rd

We went to my sister Linda's and hung out all day. We made crab salad for the 4th. I tried to do her hair??? Then we went to Shafter to watch the fireworks with some friends. Linda and all her kids .Justin his new girlfriend and thier boys. April,Anthony and Addy. We sat at the park bought cool light toys from some guy and enjoyed the fireworks!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2nd

This is what my baby does on the way to the Dr with an ear infection. He is the Happiest baby. We took him to Dr Bhogal's today and he had an ear infection in his right ear. He had been running a fever and pulling at his ear. She gave me a z-pack. Hop ehe feels better soon

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 1st

I had take Deebo to the Vet today!