Monday, April 28, 2008

{not happenin' sunny}

if for some reason i could sing....
this would so be what you were getting for your wedding,
but sadly i can't so
sorry for your luck.
love ya anyway.

Friday, April 25, 2008

{feel better}

how come every picture you take you have your tongue hanging out?

hope you feel better today hunny.

{table inspiration}

i don't know about this last one, but it caught my eye.
still looking for you.
pussy willows in those vases would be cute with little tags hanging off of them
with orange ribbon.....
all of these ideas are from this site. it is pretty cool.
hope your engagement pictures are going well.
take lots and lots.
brody says hi.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

{oh, that hunter kid}

You’ll take a win any way you can get it at this time of the season.Bo Belcher’s walk-off base on balls with two outs in the seventh inning Wednesday scored Cody Miller with the winning run in South Albany’s 4-3 victory against Crescent Valley.The win was an important one, giving the Rebels a two-game lead on the Raiders for the Mid-Willamette Conference’s fourth and final 5A baseball state playoff spot with eight games remaining.“They’re all big wins and right now we’re trying to make a playoff push,” Belcher said, noting the tight race with CV. “Anything we can get we’ll take, especially against them.“The teams are scheduled for two more games this week. Weather permitting, they’ll play at CV this afternoon and at South on Friday.On a day few other outdoor high school activities took place, the teams played through the cold and the rain after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to the weather.Belcher watched as teammate Tim Herd was hit by a pitch from Joey Sudyka, and Justin Robbins followed with a walk to load the bases.Belcher patiently waited for a fastball to drive, but he never saw one as Sudykacouldn’t find the plate and walked Belcher on four straight pitches.South Albany coach Chad Angel had a quick meeting with Belcher after the count went to 2-0. There was a clear message.“Angel told me to take until I saw a strike, and I had to make him earn it,” Belcher said.Miller, who had opened the inning with a single lined down the left field line, jogged in with the winning run after two more pitches went wide, helping South improve to 8-5 in league. CV is 6-7.South tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth when T.J. Fox opened the inning with a single to right, stole second and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Zac Hunter and Crescent Valley throwing error.The Raiders went back ahead with one in the top of the sixth.South answered in the bottom of the inning with a Hunter two-run, two-out lined single to right field. The hit brought home Tim Herd and Justin Robbins, who had both reached on singles.Hunter had two hits on the day.Robbins went the distance on the mound. He struck out four and didn’t allow any walks until consecutive Raider batters reached on four balls in the seventh.“He throws strikes and they like to swing the bats,” said Belcher, who plays catcher. “He was keeping the ball down most of the time, and we played pretty solid defense for the most part. We’re pretty confident when he’s on the hill.“CV took advantage of the walks in the seventh, which loaded the bases with one out. Thomas McCarthy followed with a sacrifice fly to center field, bringing in the tying run.Hunter, playing second base, made a diving catch to knock down a line drive by Jake Likewise and tossed the ball to Johnathon Neuschwander at second for the force and the third out.Robbins allowed the minimum three batters in the second, third and fourth innings.“He did a nice job, and the guys made some big plays behind him,” Angel said.South Albany 4, Crescent Valley 3Crescent Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 001 1 — 3 6 1South Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .000 102 1 — 4 6 2Likewise, Fudge (5), Cooper (6), Sudyka (6) and Larkin. Robbins and Belcher. 2B—CV, Liebeskind, Pozzesi. W—Robbins. L—Sudyka.

{ikea run}

attn: mom
we need to make an ikea run.
i see pillows in my future.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

{when i win the lottery}

....or better yet if i ever play the lottery,
you will find me living at seabrook, just outside of seattle.
or at olivia beach outside of lincoln city.
but, in the mean time.....

i would love to just spend a little time here.
with a good book, good friends and family, and a big diet pepsi.

Monday, April 21, 2008

{maddie and colie}

if you haven't noticed
my camera battery is dead and i haven't replaced it in probably two months.
really ridiculous.
so....i try to post using random pictures, but sadly i think the jig is up.
need to get a battery before i head for san fran!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

{slumber party}

friday night photo shoot.

Friday, April 18, 2008

{cheesy biscuits}

attention missy....
i just threw out a "cheesy biscuits"
and a
"salty salami"
let me just say,
nobody gets our humor but us.
we are so funny.

{the girlies}

at the dance with the girls.
fun for them.
work for me.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

{go sunny go}

don't think we aren't going to make you work just because you are hurt!

we will just throw all of our work in your scooter and send you on your merry little way!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

{...and your bid number is}

the hot one on the left would be my bff.

{the big show}

while everyone else is whoopin' it up.....

the real work is behind the scenes.

i love my life.

{behind the scenes}

we have so got this down.

we have such a good crew that helps out at all of our events.

from staff to volunteers to friends and family....

they all pitch in and just get the job done.

i am a very lucky girl.

{s to the a}

on my way out the door to zac's baseball game.
we are playing corvallis tonight....should be a good game i hope.
missed his entire series against silverton because of the auction.
will try and come home tonight and post more pictures from saturday night.
not good....we got crushed 29 - 1.

Monday, April 14, 2008

{she does it again}

angela cardas always knocks my socks off.
She is an amazing photographer. i will post more pictures tomorrow.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

{auction}'s after 2:00 on sunday and the auction is over.
woo hoo.
i'm really tired and would love to have a couple of days off to do nothing but sleep, sleep sleep.
sound crazy, but i still love my job!
i need to get better about taking my days off though. i think i have only taken one all year....and then a couple when the kids were sick.
my friend angela was here again this year from cardas photography. i'm super excited to see the pics she took. i always feel so bad when she comes to events because i am so busy i never really get time to visit with her. sorry angela.
tired....going to take a nap before my family gets back home.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

{how to save a life}

she is my life saver today.
the type of friend you can call in a pinch and she will come running....
"whatever you need i am there for you."
she is very missed.
i have great friends at work and away from work.
i am learning that negative people are toxic.
thank you friend for jumping in when others bailed.
thank you for not hesitating to say yes.....
thanks al.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

{she finally figured it out}

oh my gosh....{she} finally figured out how to blog.
there's no stopping her now...
we have been talking about using our blogs as a journal
since our lives are so busy.
here is the link to turn your blog into a book at the end of the year.
what a fabulous idea.
double love it.

{auction set up day 2}

the theme for the auction this year is {catch the wave}
the picture above is from last year's set up....{obviously a baseball theme}...
i've yet to go take pics for this year because we have been so busy.

i just wanted everyone to see the scale of how huge this thing really is.
.....and this is only 1 of the 3 gyms.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

{game 2...not so good}

grammy update...

lost game 2

madison did great serving.

miss you guys.


one thing i am definitely not is a drinker.
i'm a really bad drinker. i get super sick and it is so not worth it.
made my yearly trek out to the bar
{the first night of set up for the auction}
with a group of co-workers
and board members.
all is well.
back to work tomorrow morning.
day 12 in a row. ugh.
auction is 3 days away....

{hi mom and barbara}

this will be {me} in about 72 hours.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


look what i found on my phone today, sunny.
i think this was {before} you puked.
love ya. only 3 more weeks.

{the count down is on}

4 more days until the auction.

Monday, April 7, 2008

{in case you're checking}

{she} won her first volleyball match tonight.
your granddaughter is a stud server.

{miss you}

saw this girlie today at starbucks.
i really miss her a lot.
congrats on the new house friend.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
–Marianne Williamson
i need to remember this more often.....

Saturday, April 5, 2008

{tag sale}

guess where i am heading in a half hour??

Longaberger Baskets,
f ur ni t u r e , ant i q u e s ,
collectibles Home Decor.
and Much More. Sale by
Lori Semmel, Nina Barton,
Barbara Wyckoff, Vonda
Brillon. Fri. 4th, 8-3; Sat. 5th
10-3. 615 Hill St. SE
enjoy the rest of your day.

Friday, April 4, 2008

{this old house}

there is this amazing old house built in 1895.
It has been for sale before, but John didn't feel like getting up off of his chair to go and look at it.
It is right across the street from Takena Park, and ironically right across the street from the school that John is now a principal at.
When I looked at it about 3 years ago it was for sale for $275,000 and seemed really unattainable to me. I wasn't working and I just didn't think we could afford the payment.
Now, of course it is listed almost $100,000 more.

they have remodeled the kitchen. I am dreaming away today.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

{miss madison}

she's a beauty.
she has been a really strong girl this year.
sticking to her guns....sticking up for the under dog.
doing the right thing.
making good choices.
just to be let people she thought she could trust.
6th grade is hard.
and she has made it through.
really strong and confident.
with integrity and an understanding
of how NOT to treat people.
treat people the way you want to be treated.
she is my hero right now.

{reminding me...}

these are reminding me of your wedding today.
i have a bunch sitting on my front porch waiting to be planted.
just thinking of you.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


here are your links miss maxine....have fun tonight!

land of nod

pottery barn kids

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

{happy sweet sixteen zac}

there's a new driver in town....and that is not an april fool's joke.