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Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Hard to believe it has been 14 years since we were blessed to become parents to this boy!!

Happy 14th Jonah Michael Plummer!

Favorite homemade dinner of Angel Chicken

Ice cream cake from Marble Slab--Chocolate with reeces peanut butter cups--your favorite

Hope your 14th year is the best one yet Jonah!!  Thanks for being such a great kid , making me laugh every day and for making me feel so loved!  I LOVE being your mom!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dinner with the Boyfriends!

The Friday before Valentine's Day the old Rene Street gang gathered at Ranallo's for a sweethearts dinner.  What a fun night it was , catching up and enjoying a great meal and lots of laughs!  Oh how I miss seeing these guys every day. I am so thankful for their friendships!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lightning Tourney Champs!!

Jensen and the Ankeny Lightning won their tournament in Des Moines last week by going 4-0!!  COngrats to them and the awesome games they won!!  Well deserved~this mom is so proud!!  Way to go Jensen!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine Love

When I got to work on Valentines Day, these pretty flowers were waiting on my desk with a card.  My "boyfriend" Tony had delivered them that morning when he was at the clinic for physical therapy.  What a nice surprise!  I am pretty lucky to have such a special sweetie!  Thanks Tony!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Time with friends

The Friday before Christmas we had the Lucas' and the Peterson's over for dinner, drinks and games.  The kids hung out in the basement and played video games.  What a fun night it was filled with great friends and lots of laughs!  I know I will always want Tim on my team whenever we play any kind of trivia game-  he was incredible!! Someone who has even more useless knowledge than me~however Tim knows lots of important stuff too--unlike me!  :-( 
Thanks for hanging out friends!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Livin' La Vida Loca

On our last day in Cancun we went on an all day excursion on a Catamaran--or booze cruise.  It was fun and so beautiful! 

Cheers to a good time!

Now here is where the crazy part comes in--I went snorkeling!!!  Kind of a big deal for me since I am not crazy about water and like to know that I can touch the bottom.  It was a neat experience, but i can't say I wasn't a bit freaked out!

Here are TOny , Jennie and myself when we are waiting to get back onto the boat.  Stevie was scared or something and didn't want to go, so he was the photographer! LOL!

When we got back on the Catamaran, some European guy shimmied out of his Speedo and hung it up right by us to air dry--Thanks dude!!

Next we docked so we could do some shopping--I picked out a lovely coral and silver necklace, and mean Tony wouldn't shell out the 7,700 pesos or equivalent of about $600 to buy it for me.  Boo!

We then made a stop at an island for a buffet lunch and some time to hang out on the beach.

Steve thought this was the perfect opportunity for a nap!

Love the color of the water--so blue and clear!

As the sun started to go down, we made our way back and the crew came out in some crazy costumes and demanded everyone do a shot or they were going overboard.  Here are Steve and Tony doing theirs!

What a fun day!  We made it back to the resort and went to the Italian Restraunt-Portofino that night--Delish!!

My last slushy  pina colada on the morning we left.....sad face...

What a wonderful trip it was to celebrate being married to 20 years to my best bud!!  

 We almost had a crisis though as the housekeeping staff mistakenly took my pillow out of the room on the 2nd day there, not knowing it was mine.  They were so wonderful to give me hotel credit and called me several times each day to assure me they were still looking for it.  On the last night we were there, i recieved a phone call telling me that they thought they had located it and could they bring it up to the room for me to verify that it was mine.   IT WAS and I slept so much better that night knowing that me and my pillow were reunited!  LOL!!   Tony was mortified and was hoping it was gone forever!!  So thank you Silversands for the awesome vacation, wonderful memories and being so diligent in making sure your customers are happy!  BIG BIG Thanks for Steve and Jennie for coming with us and sharing in the fun!!  Love you guys and Jennie thanks for being such a trooper . I know how hard the 1st few months of pregnancy are and you were a rock star !!  The girl is tough!   Adios Cancun!!!