Wednesday, August 22, 2007


This is Tessia on her
first day of Kindergarten, back in 1997.
Monday, she began her first year at high
school! Her schedule this year is pretty
tough, but I know she can handle it.

World History
Spanish II
Art II
Physical Ed

Their Sophomore class is the biggest in the
school's history....and several new students have
arrived at the high school due to more consolidations.
Tessia said walking down the hallways is like being
in a sardine can!

I just can not believe that Tessia only has 3 more years
of high school!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Does she look 15 to you???
WaaaWahhhhhhh, my baby is growing up!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Finishing Up the House

Well, Tessia and I have finished up a few more rooms in the new house.

We went to JCPenney this weekend and purchased
Tessia's window coverings. As you can see, she
has one "accent" wall painted "Tiffany Blue".
This was her choice, and as always,
I've allowed her to have creative control over her room.

I also purchased a new rug for the living

New Family Member

Meet Hollister, the newest member of our
family! He is a 4-year old, male Shih Tzu.
Since our little Jack passed, I decided to get be "Tessia's dog"....and let me
tell you, Hollister has really attached to
Tessia. He follows her where ever she goes
in the house and settles where ever she does.
I was listening to our local radio show called
"Dial-a-Deal", in which people call in live to
sell, give, or trade everything from cars and trucks
to goats and washing machines! Anyway, someone
called in and announced they had this little fellow
that they needed to find a good home for. I
immediately called their number and
arranged for a meeting. These people were keeping
him for their mother, who had to go into an
assisted living facility and could not take him
with her. After visiting for a while, I told them
that I would love to have him....and asked how much
they wanted for him. They shook their heads and said,
"oh no no, we do not want any money, we only want
a promise that he will have a good home." So, on that
promise, I left with Hollister!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More Willow Tree

This is my office at work. I have the rest of my
Willow Tree collection there. I recently found
the three tapestries and thought they made
a wonderful addition.