Saturday, June 30, 2007

Under the sea

Not really but a pool is close enough. This is # FIVE on the top ten list....They capture all the fun moments....
.... in and out of water.

Friday, June 29, 2007

South Padres 07

Our fam

Also refers to top ten list # 3....
More to come.

My favorite sound bite

When one commissioner proposed to disallow the burning of used oil in an asphalt plant the chairwoman responded:

"I'm no tree hugger, but burning used oil ...that's earth friendly!"

Thursday, June 28, 2007

David & Goliath: What do they have incommon?

Company: HK Contractors (Net worth ...millions)
Purpose before zoning board: Allow them to set up a temporary (75 days) ashpalt plant in a state owned gravel pit in order repave 15 miles of US Highway 26.
Number of opponents: ~20
Numper of Proponents: 4 including the 4 HK employees
Duration of Tesimony For: 3 minutes
Duration of Testimony against: 15 minutes
Zoning Board Discussion Among Commissioners: 5 minutes
Total hearing time for matter: 25 Minutes
Decision: Approved
What HK didn't tell: By moving the batch plant 25 miles closer to the paving site they (HK) will save at least $250,000 in trucking fees .... their winning bid assumed that they would be hauling it from a further location.

Company: Willow Creek Nursery ( Jacob & Amy)
Purpose before zoning board: Construct a 16 acre wholesale nursery and remove topsoil
Number of opponents: ~2
Numper of Proponents: 2 other than me
Duration of Tesimony For: 5 minutes
Duration of Testimony Against: 5 minutes
Zoning Board Discussion Among Commissioners: 3 hours
Total hearing time for matter: 3 hours 15 Minutes
Decision: Approved
What everyone in the room was thinking: "We can tell you are going to approve it ...shutup and stop arguing over weather or not this similar to a previous proposal for a "Doggie Daycare" or if it has anything to do with "Widgets""!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Top ten!

Since I have yet to upload pictures and I am bored and going thru internet withdrawals, I decided to do a quick post.


10. How exactly sandcastles are made.
9. How much food 18 people will eat.
8. Not to be stubborn and just wear the sunscreen.
7. Not to tell a little kid to go pee in the ocean because they end up barely going in the water and pulling their pants down to show everyone.
6. Not to trust Jake when he says he is turning up the swimming pool (to be a hot tub)
5. How much I really want an underwater camera (but I would hardly use it)
4. Not to wear sunglasses out while boogie boarding. You think I would have learned this one by now.

3. How much fun it is being a blonde.
2. Not to play crazy uno at four in the morning...AND LOSE!
1. What exactly Jake will do in the ocean. ( To be continued....)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Soon-to-be one year mark

It was time for me to be the "meaner" parent and get her ears pierced.

Chicken Fight

Can you guess who won?

Saturday, June 09, 2007


At 3:14 this morning Bernice, a young mother in the area, fell victim to a violent hit and run accident. Witnesses at the scene report that a large black SUV came out of the darkness and ran her down. After being hit and drug for nearly 1000 feet and then completely run over; the perpetrator fled the scene at a high rate of speed leaving her for dead.

Her friends who were with her reported that although they were not in a crosswalk they were using a route that Bernice had safely crossed hundreds of times before. One socialite claimed that Bernice froze as the SUV approached ....LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS! She leaves behind many children, a herd of friends and lush green forage. She will be missed.


This just in ..... Man reports that Ranchhand grillguard spared his SUV of any scratches or dents after hitting a deer at 70 mph with a fully loaded trailer in tow. UNBELIEVABLE!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Kitty play

Once again, Jake brought home kittens on Mother's Day. (for the kids) This has happened before.

McKay named her yellow boy kitten Phillipe, Kirsten name her girl cat Belle........and Cruz name his girl cat Jack. I find the black / brown on her face puzzling.

Possibly the "Jake" in her????

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Studying hard

Doing his homework til he just can't stay awake anymore.

What day is it?


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I didn't believe it til I saw it.

They call her the Neighborhood deer.
There is no need to be afraid.
She has a baby that is also part of the pack.
All she wants is love and food.
She will even let you take a picture (with flash).
I still find it quite amazing. While in Utah this past week, we came across the neighborhood deer. Jake thought he was pretty cool when this deer came up to him in the front yard. His first thought was to tackle it. But this cute thing came up to him and wanted to be petted before he had time to act. I guess this deer and her baby wonders around this part of Eagle Mountain and just wants attention.
Katanya isn't quite so sure what to think. I love her eyes and expression. Cruz is okay as long as he doesn't get any closer.