Thursday, August 28, 2008

Greatest Love of All is Our Children

On Saturday, August 23, my cousin's threw a surprise birthday party for their dad. Even though the invite list was limited, it was like a mini family reunion. I have 29 cousins and most of us have 2 or more kids so you can imagine how many cousins are in total... never counted. We had a great time and the weather was perfect. My uncle was so surprised. I enjoyed playing with the kids and watching them all get together and do their fun things in their own little groups. Some played baseball, basketball, catch, tag and some of the girls helped wait on the aunts and uncles. Then it was picture time! We were actually able to get a picture of all the second cousins (above picture) and then we were able to get each family together and take their pictures. I love my family but Kids are truly the greatest love of all! (FYI - If you click on the picture, you will see a large view of it)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I have a Winner!

Do you wanna know who it is? I bet you do. This is a random winner from the motorcycle poll. First I would like to thank everyone for their opinions. The vote was 9 - 5 with Picture #1 as the favorite. I also love the way the black seat looks. The handmade seat is so sweet but the black one flows so nicely! Mark likes the handmade seat better, but since I don't ride anymore... I guess it is just my opinion and it's HIS motorcycle. kwim Victoria was kind enough to write down every ones name who left comment by Friday and the winner is......

PATTY BARTLETT you are the lucky winner! Please send me your new snailmail so I can send out your prize by the end of the week. Thanks for playing... btw - loved your vote for #3! lol

FYI - Even though Victoria wrote your name with your vote that had nothing to do with winning, she just picked Patty's name out of the hat.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thank You COREY!!!

Corey, my sweet friend, has given me this award, or tagged me I guess, so I am doing what I need to do! First of all, I have to say thanks for visiting my blog and tagging me. Now for the rules:

*If you are tagged, you must first post the rules:
* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 6 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

#1: I have 7 tattoos and have 3 more planned for dh, Mark, to do for me.
#2: I love the beach and ocean but I hate the sand.
#3: I had gastric bypass surgery to lose weight 4 years ago and have gained back at least 30 pounds - Yikes
#4: I love to scrap but am too lazy to clean and reorganize my scraproom.
#5: I had my first daughter before I was married, then got married bought a house and had 2 more daughters.
#6: I never drink coffee and have water or ice tea every morning when I wake up.
#7: I am a procrastinator when it comes to life in general... slow moving until I really want something done on my terms.

Watch out - You're gonna get tagged!


** Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog under "motorcycle addiction" before Friday noon est. to be entered into a drawing for a RAK. Have fun and get blogging!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Motorcycle Addiction and Leave a Comment Contest

OK, My DH, Mark is so addicted to his 2006 Dyna motorcycle. My husband has put in so much of his time and effort to make this the bike he wanted. He owns a 1980 Sportster which he has played with and added his touch as a first time bike, but this Dyna is his baby or as I call it "his girlfriend". I want to know your opinion! Do you like the motorcycle with the black seat for two (which I haven't ridden yet) or do you like the motorcycle with the handmade Jack Daniels seat? This has been an issue in our lives and I personally don't wan't to ride with him on this motorcycle as it is much stronger than the 1980 Sportster and I know better now. lol This poll reflects the looks of the motorcycle. I will let you know what my opinion is in about 6 days when the poll is done. Thanks for playing! Oh by the way, if you leave a comment on my blog, I will put you in a drawing for a RAK! The poll is for my dh. He actually wants to know what you think - go figure..... Since I don't know how to do a poll yet... put your vote on my blog and I will put all your names in a hat and have Victoria pick a winner on Friday, Aug 22. Picture #1 is the black seat and Picture #2 is the handmade seat. Go for it! Thanks for your opinion!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

10 Wonderful Years of Marriage

Today is our 10 year wedding anniversary. On the 4th we will be together for 22 years. WOW time goes by so quickly. I made the first layout in May 2006. That is a picture of Mark at our wedding. The second layout is part of a mini album I did and that was our 20 year (dating) anniversary and 8 yr wedding anniv. Some people say I am nuts because I like to celebrate both, but I am proud of how long we are together. I think both dates are extremely important. We have had ups and downs like everyone does but in the end; we are together, happy and have 3 beautiful daughters to share our lives with. I knew from our first date that Mark was the one. We are soulmates. We always know what each other is thinking and sometimes finish each others sentences. He works so hard while I am home trying to find a job. Our goal this year is to sell the 3 family house Mark's family has owned for 46 yrs and purchase a house down the shore by the water. The song "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain is definitely our song. Happy Anniversary My Love. I will love you Always and Forever.... Kimmarie