Monday, February 28, 2011

Not the picture I was trying to capture

The picture is supposed to be of a motorcycle pulling a little trailer. The trailer was made of a wire mesh about three feet tall by two feet wide. There were two dogs inside, one big one small with a sign on the door Don't feed the bears. This is what I got. Wow my hand looks old.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Average high = 70

Not this year, this month has been really cold.

The average low = 44
Warmest ever = 92
Coldest ever = 24

These are the averages recorded for Phoenix from 1895 - 2010 for February. It is currently 46 with an expected high of 52.

I love the heat, hope it comes back soon.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Guess what I found at the Heart walk?

Great company of course, great cause and these goodies! I have never seen cans of beans given away before, this way my best find:)
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Casting Call

How cool is this? Biggest Loser is having a casting call in Gilbert AZ at Mountain Side Fitness on March 5th from 10am-6pm.
I like watching this show and the different stories everyone has to tell.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Books for everyone

Borders in Mesa at Fiesta mall is closing. Everything is 20% off and will go down more in a few weeks.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011


I love the rain but would prefer it to happen during the week:)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Love this song by David Crowder Band, the video is made with a Lite Bright.

David Crowder was interviewed about the background of the song below.

"Please tell me about the background message behind the song and music video "SMS (Shine)?

The funny thing about this song is that when we talked about writing the song, it was based on such a simple idea. We were thinking back to our childhoods and singing “I’m gonna let it shine.” So the song started from the simple idea from Matthew 5:17, “let your light shine before men,” and the children’s song about not hiding our light. Something that sounds so simple when we are children can get beaten down in our adult lives.

Then someone mentioned several people in our church community going through tragic experiences, and how that’s when we see God’s light shine the most in people. We like the metaphor used throughout Scripture, “let there be light” starting in Genesis. Light pushes out darkness and it was bizarre for us to think about this concept of how when things get the most difficult, we can shine the most. As soon as that thought came together, the song was easy to write as we thought about these people we know that have been lights for us.

When it looks like they should be in their darkest moment, they are the brightest in the room. That led to the music video. We thought if we could take the idea of light in a childhood way, like the children’s song, we could show this idea. Nobody will take the blame for the LITE BRITE® idea because it became such an ordeal. Somebody mentioned it and we were off and running with the stop motion animation. "

To read more of the interview please go to:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scented bowling balls

I learned something new today... Bowling balls can be scented. I like to bowl for fun every now and then but have never heard of scented bowling balls. Check out Storm bowling if you are interested.
This color comes in mango.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Suns vs Jazz

Ritesh did not want to show his belly

Hard to see but KT has a purse, well she is holding one

Laura and Kim matched

Jane eating a hotdog

Dina and Lenore

Pete..say cheese

RAP, always has a smile

I watched the last five minutes of the game. Suns won by one point! Some fun pictures from the event.

Monday, February 14, 2011

History of Valentine's Day

"The origins of Valentine's Day trace back to the ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia. Held on February 15, Lupercalia honored the gods of Lupercus and Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.

In addition to a bountiful feast, Lupercalia festivities are purported to have included the pairing of young women and men. Men would draw women's names from a box, and each couple would be paired until next year's celebration. Many of these pairings resulted in marriages.

While this pairing of couples set the tone for today's holiday, it wasn't called Valentine's Day until a priest named Valentine came along. Valentine, a romantic at heart, disobeyed Emperor Claudius II's decree that soldiers remain bachelors. Claudius handed down this decree believing that soldiers would be distracted and uable to concentrate on fighting if they were married or engaged. Valentine defied the Emperor and secretly performed marriage ceremonies. As a result of his defiance, Valentine was put to death on February 14th.

After Valentine's death, he was named a saint. As Christianity spread through Rome, the priests moved Lupercalia from February 15th to February 14th and renamed it St. Valentine's Day to honor Saint Valentine."

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A gym and much more

I went to Lifetime Fitness yesterday. This place is awesome! It almost makes me want to join. I have asked for prices thru email so lets see what they have to offer. It was friends and family weekend so they were several "extra" activities going on such as a bounce house for kids in front, drink and bread samples when you walk in or out, smoothies samples inside, sign up for swim lessons, etc. Inside is a rockclimbing wall. The womens locker room is nice, there is an inside pool with slides, and two hot tubs, lap pool and also an outside pool with slides. Upstairs is the gym. Any and every machine you could possibly want to use is here. There are free weights on one side, treadmills, stair steppers on another side and flat screen tvs everywhere. My muscles are sore today.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Not the best way to start the weekend

I got a nail in my tire on the way home. Pulled off the freeway and waited for roadside assistance. First thing tomorrow buy a new tire.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Great Communicator

Today Ronald Reagan would be 100.

Chocolate and licorice jelly beans to celebrate! I read he would have a chocolate cake on board Air Force One just in case it was someone's birthday.

There is a celebration today in Washington in his honor and also a celebration on June 16th in New Orleans.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Reese peanut butter cake/cheesecake

Delicious! I have been wanting the artichoke appetizer at Cheesecake Factory for a while now. This is the best artichoke and dip I have found. Today I met a friend for shopping and then a late lunch. Of course I had to get cheesecake for dessert. I tried the new Reese peanut butter cheesecake with layers of chocolate cake. I could not eat the entire slice so I have some for dinner too:)

Friday, February 4, 2011

How do you protect a cactus from the frost?

Cover the top with a styrofoam cup.
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