Saturday, May 29, 2010
9 years ago we sold everything we owned including our 1st home we ever bought in Anaheim, and packed the dog and 2 cats up in a u-haul and drove to Las Vegas, it was scary to say the least! We bought a home close to lake access so we could still go boating, opened our business and hoped for the best...it was shaky at first, only one claim a day maybe 5 a week if we were lucky, so charlie took a job as a school bus driver, it was great, he could still do the couple claims he got in between driving bus, I still held down the fort, cooking and cleaning and banking and billing. Pretty soon word got around that this independent claims adjuster knew what the heck he was doing! The insurance companies came calling, after about 2 years he could no longer drive bus, we were in business full time!! Some months we are so busy he has to hire help, but most of the time it is just enough to keep us happy and healthy living the life in fabulous Las Vegas!
Although we have had our ups and downs, Woody and Rusty are no longer with us (dog and cat) Hey, we still got Toby the monster kitty, we did gain a grandson, Ethan, who was born here in Las Vegas! Our home is perfect, well, I do need a kitchen remodel (it's on my bucket list!)
We have accomplished so many things and we are so happy here, Charlie has his racecar hobby that keeps him happy, I got my dream of putting in a real swimming pool, that makes me happy!
Life is good, I hope the next 9 years are just as good! See you then!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Also, Last night was girls night out at the Hilton, we saw Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band, wow, they were really good! Check them out here: http://www.hotelcal.com/ This is our last concert until they sign some more bands up!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Cher started out singing "I still haven't found what I am looking for" by U2, which was very cool since we 4 were supposed to be at the U2 tribute show....Hmmm, did she know something about us?? Hahaha....
She took off from there and never stopped, she sang and changed costumes and it was all done in a very smooth way, she took us on a ride through the decades, in between costume changes we had video to watch, my favorite ones were the clips of the movies she has been in, Dang, she is a great actress too! She also had dancers that were amazing, this was one great production, and Cher has still got it, she looks fabulous and sounds spectacular! What a wonderful show, thanks Colleen for letting me see one of the great artisits of all time! Now, if I could turn back time I could have a body like that.....hahaha.......
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I wanted to get this put on this morning but we are swamped at work and of course it is because we want to cut out early this week to go to Ethans birthday party at disneyland on friday...anyway..he is 6 years old today!! Can you believe it!!
Happy Birthday buckaroo!!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
After our pool time, I spent the rest of the day in my studio where I created 4 more guitars for my etsy shop!!
Go check them out, they were inspired by Meatloaf, The Police, Tina Turner, and Tom Petty!
Hey Have a great week and I will see you back here real soon!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Just a little play on words, Tanya at http://www.beadandneedle.com/ made this baseball cuff and wrote "wear me out to the ballgame" when she posted about her cuff...so "buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks" just seemed fitting!
We had seen the pattern for these cuffs in the latest issue of Bead Unique magazine, designed by Lisa Kettell, and since we are old, but young at heart, baseball moms from way back...we had to make them!
I am still attending games, grandson Ethan is now in T-Ball, and Charlie and I have some trips planned to Arizona to see the Diamondbacks play, and we will be traveling to Anaheim for some Angel games as well.
This will be the perfect cuff to wear with my Napoli jersey and once I get to Arizona I will purchase a Diamond back jersey, luckily, Diamond back colors are red too! Thank you Tanya for all your help, I just LOVE it!!!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
I added a new necklace to my shop, one for the led zeppelin fans. I won't be going to wednesday night this week as it is the doors tribute and I saw that one, we have two more in the series, U2 and Eagles, so stay tuned for more fun in the sun in windy Las Vegas!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Girl's night out! Another fabulous show at the Hilton! This time Led Zeppelin was being honored by a terrific band called Led Zepagain http://www.zepagain.com They had the band covered pretty well, after the first 5 minutes I was hooked, the music was amazing...I have to admit I was never a Led Zeppelin fan, my sister who is 4 years older then me used to play her albums loud and party with her friends, I had to go to bed and I couldn't sleep with all that racket and would cry and scream at her to turn it down, she just put zeppelin on and turned it up louder! Hahaha!
Well, I grew up and discovered blues music, I found Stevie Ray Vaughan on a show late one night on the tv, he was playing on Austin City Limits and I was hooked, I devoured every blues gutiar player after that, Jimmy Page is a God, and only Led Zeppelin can play the blues infused with so much rock you get absolutly lost in the sound..here is one of the best songs, and Yes, you can look forward to a Led Zeppelin Guitar and Harmonica necklace to be featured in my store soon! Named: When the Levee breaks! And Christy I forgive you, had I been listening I could have found blues and rock and roll to fill my soul long ago!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
We scrapbooked all day and then Jeff suggested a fun restaurant called Milton's, right up the road, we dined on Pastrami sandwich and Cheesesteak sandwich, other stuff too, but I enjoyed my cheesteak it was yummy and I did not eat the roll just the filling, I am being good even on vacation!
Back to scrapbooking until 11:00pm then back to the hotel to sleep!
Saturday morning we were up again at 7:00 for breakfast, one egg and an english muffin, the coffee at the hotel was delicious! Back to the the expo.....
Saturday night was Hawaiian night, Mary F was working on tropical theme pages and was able to enter a page layout in the contest...Guess what she won second prize!! Here she is with her page and christy is holding her prizes!! We are very proud of her!!
Then when we thought we could not have more fun..christy's raffle ticket got called she had to go up with about 8 other women and put on a hula skirt and hat and dance for her prize!!
It was so fun to see her cut loose and have a good time, we are very proud of her for sticking it out and enjoying herself!! It was the perfect ending for the weekend!!
Click on the play button and Enjoy!
Christy's prize winning Hula Dance!!!