Saturday, March 22, 2008


A-Attached or single? Attached almost 33 years! YIKES!

B-Best Friend? Ruthie

C-Cake or Pie? Texas Chocolate Cake

D-Day of Choice? Monday, the day we get emails from Josh!

E-Essential Item? A diet pepsi with extra ice and a straw; chapstick; lotion; something good to read; paper and pen so I can make a list; a little chocolate chaser

F-Favorite Color? Right now I’m liking buttery yellows, reds and brownish-golds

G-Gummy bears or worms? Yuck on both--- G should be for Grandkids, the 5 loves of my life!!!!!

H-Hometown? i'm a California girl, but we moved around a lot. I was always so proud of the Beach Boys song: I Wish They All Could Be California Girls! I went to high school in Santa Rosa and Riverside, and we've lived in Moreno Valley since 1980.

I-Favorite indulgence? Grocery shopping and not counting every penny; getting my nails done; reading a good book from cover to cover

J-January or July? July because I love the 4th and it’s my birthday and anniversary month. However, I do adore the cooler winter months!

K-Kids? 3 boys and 2 girls, the joy of my life

L-Life isn’t complete without? My husband, kids and grandbabies.

M-Marriage Date? 12 July 1975

N-Number of Brothers and sisters? 1 younger brother and 2 younger sisters

O-Oranges or apples? Apples, thinly sliced

P-Phobia and fears? Probably my kids or grandkids getting sick or hurt.

Q- Quote? I love quotes. Right now my favorites are: “Grandkids are God’s reward for not killing your kids” and “Parenting isn’t so bad after the first 40 years”

R-Reason to smile? A smile from Craig or a bear hug/slobbery kiss from one of the grandkids.

S-Season of choice? Autumn

T-Tag someone? Ruthie, Rebecca, Melissa and Jamie

U-Unknown facts about me? I’m pretty much an open book. I always wanted to be a hippie, but I was born too late!

V-Vegetable? Fresh tomatoes or sweet potatoes (that rhymes!)

W-Worst Habit? Self doubt, too quick to judge.

X- Xray or Ultrasound? X-ray

Y-Your favorite food? Mexican or a good steak

Z-Zodiac sign? Cancer

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


While Mark and Rebecca were in Seattle for a 3-day business trip, we watched Paige (while Grammy watched Claire). We were excited for some fun, one-on-one time with Paige, but on Friday she started to get a cold and by Friday night she was a sick little girl with congestion, a croupy cough and a fever. It's been a long time since we had an all-nighter with a sick child. I guess that's why you have your kids in your 20's and 30's! Paige was a sweetheart, even though she felt crummy. This picture pretty much sums it up! For the man who wasn't really very interested about being a grandfther 3 years ago, he seems to have come around. The big question is, who has who wrapped around their finger? It truly is a mutual admiration society with these two! At Disneyland last month several witnesses heard Craig Rogers say, "Since I couldn't spoil my children I'm going to spoil my grandchildren!" Who knew?

Saturday, March 8, 2008


It's almost as exciting as the call. . . Josh's travel itinerary came in the mail today and he arrives home MONDAY, MAY 12 at 2:55pm! It will be here before we know it. He leaves Monterrey at 6:55 a.m. and travels to Dallas/Ft. Worth. He has a L-O-N-G layover in Dallas from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45p.m., and then he flies into Ontario. The timing is perfect for most of the family to be at the airport that afternoon and celebrate that evening. Hopefully I'll have more updates soon.