Monday, June 30, 2008


Ok, so I updated my blog on Saturday , told Robin about it, she almost missed her appt to check out a new daycare for fall due to updating her blog.....

Got a call from Janie just awhile ago to inform me to "Check out her new updated blog"..... her husband Pete says " The Blog Wars have Begun !"

I am going to have to search high and low to stay one step ahead of the girls !!!

When I started my blog they were in awe, thinking I had some sort of wonderful skills on the pc......

I didn't want them to know how easy it all was, my secret is now OUT ! Now everyone has tunes and "Blinkies"

OK girls this is WAR !

Also just a note, check out Kristi's blog ,Beautiful Baby Sage is front and center !!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

You're inviteded......

We are having our annual 4th of July bar b que and want to invite all of you to stop on by. We go the the parade in Central Point, then back over here . So anytime in the afternoon you are welcome. We will provide the main course, just hotdogs & hamburgers this year, my famous potato salad so if you want to bring a side dish and your favorite beverages......

Hope to see you Friday, July 4th !

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Stumbled across this website, should have known some smart girls would think of this..... There are all kinds of wonderful backgrounds etc to choose from ! Don't you just love it !!!!!

"Mug~Shot" 6-28-08

Thanks Diane for this mug, she picked it up for me a couple years ago.

Well had we gone to Mona's we would have driven by Red Bluff...

So instead of riding the Napa Wine Train today I am cleaning house and catching up on "Days of our Lives"

This is Steve & Robin's Saturday to work at the truck yard , so it's just me and Winnie home today.

If the weatherman is correct and the lighting is going to hit, you better buckle up, we could be in for a wild ride.

Hey check out Robin's new updated Blog page....... Like the PINK

Friday, June 27, 2008

Lashell's doing it again...

Scoot on over to Lashell's blog for a chance to win some scrapbook stuff......


Love working with ya !!
Hope you have a great Birthday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to you.......

Happy Birthday to you........

Happy Birthday Dear Andy.......

Happy Birthday to you !!!!!!!

Can't believe this same boy is today a 28 year old man !

Love You Andy :)

Leaving today after work to head to my sisters for the weekend, will be home on Monday. Mom is going with me. We are going with Mona to her writers group, meeting Jana and her mom Saturday in Napa to take the wine train lunch tour, and Sunday going to tour a lavender farm in Petaluma, meeting up with a friend I went to school with, Nancy M. And no trip down to California is complete without stopping to see our dear friends Norma & Morgan in Ukiah.

Unfortunaty hundreds of lightening fires were started last weekend in Mendocino County so VERY VERY smokey, hope it clears in the next few days

UPDATE !!!! Postponing trip due to fire and smoke !!!!

In case you missed the party...



Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I am dedicating this blog post to my Beautiful, Dear, Friend Janie !

I am so glad our paths crossed, if I hadn't worked at No Bare Pages we might never have met......

I am so grateful to have a friend like you in my life.......

I see us as good friends growing older together for years to come!

Hope your special day is all you wish for !!

PS see you later .

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Home from Boys' State

Well we picked up one tired boy yesterday....

The week at U of O was non stop activities.

Robin did really enjoy the experience of it all.

Was not elected as an officer for next year or to attend Boys' Nation in DC but his city and county were selected as First City and First County and Robin was his county's District Attorney.

As the American Legion Chairman said the boys attending this program are the "cream of the crop" and the top 1% of their Junior class, that is an honor to be in that group.

The Olympic track and field trials are taking place at U of O next week, lots going on in Eugene to prepare for this major event..

Saturday, June 21, 2008

"Mug~Shot" 6/21/08

Back from Eugene, picked up Robin, he didn't get picked to go to Boys Nation but that's OK, it was a great experience. Lot to tell will show pictures later. The photographer is making a CD and will send it to us.

Today is Jesse Decker's 21 birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSE! love, Aunt LoLo ( guess this mugs for you!)

Also Thanks Janie for tickets looking forward to seeing "OUR TOWN" tomorrow night at Elizabethan Theater

Friday, June 20, 2008

Landers Family Garage Sale

Just thought I'd help spread the word about Robin's garage sale..

Today, Friday 6/20 and if you were thinking of opening your own BOOKSTORE yes she has read ALLLLLL those books !!!

Don't want any of you bad mouthing all my scrapcrap(do you see how many book there are!!!)

We are heading up to Eugene this afternoon so we can attend the Boy's State Talent Show tonight and graduaton ceremonies tomorrow.

Andy is planning on driving down from Portland to stay over night with us too

So until later......


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Forgot to tell ya...

Check out Lashell's blog (link - under my favorite bloggers) she is on the Craft Warehouse design team and she is going to be giving away some leftovers, now Janie I know how you love leftovers....

Full Moon

Wanted to see the full moon last night and because we are up against the hills decided to drive towards town to look for it, well ended up by Costo only to discover it was to the south of my house and all I would have had to do was drive a mile or so up Hillcrest. Thanks to Ashlee for texting me when she saw it up on the horizion from her house on Table rock rd.

Of course didn't know what I was doing photographing it, no telephoto lens either but got some interesting shots.

Funny story from the Landers household, I sent a text to a few reminding them to check it out so Robin calls me to inform me they all run out to see the full moon only it is not there, not up yet so confused the poor kiddos, told robin to just "MOON" them and be done with it....

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Boy's State Update

Talked to Robin yesterday and after we left him on Sunday, he studied for the "Bar Exam" , took it and passed.....

He is now the DA for his fictional County....

Asked him how he liked it so far and he said it was very interesting and "his opinion is well recieved by his peers" !!

Wern't sure how out spoken Robin was going to be in all of this, Steve told him it was ok to "Be a listener" but when Rob feels confident with his knowledge in a subject he isn't afraid to speak up. For those of you who know him and his political views.... He knows what he is talking about !

This morning he was going to be participating in the flag raising ceremony.

Luckily all of this is being photographed and put on a cd, I asked how many pictures Rob had taken so far and he said "NONE"

So PROUD of my boy !!!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Boys State

Yesterday morning picked up Rex at 7:30 and were on the road.

Stopped at Heaven on Earth for some BIG breakfast....

Were at the U of O campus at 11:00am for registration, lots of blue shirts for help.....

Got Robin and Rex settled into their dorm rooms, they were not in the same building.

Funny thing is Steve attended U of O his freshman year of college and was in the Bean complex , same as Boys State.

I have to say it was quite overwhelming.......

After a blue shirt escorted us to his room he was told at 2:00pm the bar exam whould be held and if he chose to take it to study pages 7-15???

See the whole week is learning about Government and they form mock goverments from City level on up, Robin's fictional town was McLaughlin City.....

After a half an hour it was time for Steve and I to head on home, Rob & rex would be very busy, had official t shirts and were to be tucked in at all times.

Robin is a very confident boy but I did sense a bit of panic as we were leaving.. He will do just fine , hope I can do the same.

Sure will miss him this week.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Miss you Dad.

These boys done you proud !!!!

Andy Danny Robin Papa loved you so much......

Steve & Dave Happy Father's Day to you too.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Mug~Shot" 6-14-08

"BIG" as in Mr Big from "Sex and the City"

Robin and I did something wild & crazy last night.....

Went to a 8:55 pm MOVIE !!!!

If you know us well, you know we are not ones for doing anything after 9:00pm except watching tv at home in our jammies......

So for us to decide to go out to a movie is really crazy. Got some "buttered" popcorn and diet coke. Were just a handfull of girlfriends and like maybe 2 guys there.

LOVE LOVE LOVE those NYC girls!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008



With the new cost of liquid gold, gas that is, scooters are the new rage of chic. Almost every color of the rainbow. In sizes small to medium. Some with a calming quiet hum to others with a slight bumble bee like buzz and some with no sound at all, just the wind in the breeze. There are also some with what look like training wheels, two front tires side by side.

I may not ride the wide open range like easy rider but I do zip through cross town traffic on my plastic and aluminum pony. I ride proudly wearing my colors of neon lime green and fluorescent lemon yellow reflective safety vest. Sometimes when I am truly bold I raise the helmet’s clear face shield and stick my head beside the windscreen and feel the wind in my face.

As I roll to a stop I see beside me a gleaming black and chrome full dress two wheeled American machine with its deep throated rumble. We give each other that look of “nice ride man.” I guess deep down we all share the same feeling and that is to ride free, less the price of gas.

Had to share this....
Written by my sister's husband Dave...
Well everyone knows that Mona is the "PUBLISHED" writer in this family.....
Dave has taken to accompanying her to various book readings and writers group events....
After one such event , Dave asked for a pen on the ride home and penned a cute little ditty about my sister..
At a recent reading Dave stood up and read one of his poems...
Wait just a minute here......isn't Mona the writer of the family?
Seems like Dave has decided to give her a run for her money!
Way to go Dave, love the "Scooter" story and Andy took a picture of this one to accompany it.

PS What is really funny about this story is that my brother in law was one of those "he man , no helmet , wind in his hair, bikers" and actually was in an accident just weeks before he and my sister got married. Luckily not hurt bad. Now in his mid 50's to think he sees himself riding a scooter..........

Monday, June 9, 2008

"297 pictures of Robin & Rex" !!!

Yes thats right "297" pictures of two 17 year old guys.....

How did I do that?????

They are all uploaded to a snapfish album, let me know if you want to see all of them...

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