Monday, November 30, 2009

Temple Visit

On Sunday afternoon Coco, Baby Peanut, Kyle and Talmage came down from the white mountains. Kyle had a test on Monday morning. At dinner on Sunday night Coco brought up about going to see the Christmas lights at the Temple. After much going back and fourth of if we should go or not we went. I wanted to share pictures of our outing. If you live in Arizona and have a chance go to the Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints it is beautiful any other time of the year but with the lights it is just magical.
This is in the front lawn area of the visitors center. Coco and I .
Lights in the back of the visitors center That is the Temple. Trees and plants outside
more The pictures don't do it justice.
My sweet little grandson Talmage He loved all the lights. Kyle and Talmage
Coco and Talmage
This is the nativity. It has a tape that is played reciting the story of Jesus birth.
Myself, Talmage and Alan
More lights and more
This is myself and my girls. From Left top E'lyse, Coco, Me front right Gabby and Faith.
It is always fun to spend time with the family. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!

I truly hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I had a good one. Now it is time to get ready for Christmas but first we must celebrate Pink Saturday!
Happy Pink Saturday! Beverly at How Sweet The Sound is our host for this great day everyweek. Thank you so much Beverly for this.
My pink share for today are as follows Steeler's items that I love and would like to have. The Jersey is awesome with my favorite player on it! Then of course shoes PINK ones that I desire always.

I think would be precious for Coco's little princess Naima!

That last Pink pair almost made made my heart stop. I am in LOvE with them. I wonder if I am a good girl through December if Santa will bring me a pair?
And my sweet friend Linda Maurer Hoffman was doing some browsing and thought of me. You gotta love the Pink turkey and I really want this tree.

Hope that you all have a great Pink Saturday! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
I am so grateful for all that God has blessed me with.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Monday, November 23, 2009

Santa Painting, Menu and a Though

Had a good weekend. After church yesterday Coco and I started painting our Santa's. Mine will be going in my entry way. We didn't get to finish them due to the paint taking forever to dry. But I wanted to share a few pictures with you. I had to take Coco out of the photos so she wouldn't post scary pictures of me on her blog.

 Santa is in pieces

Body and the arms and then his head.

I am hoping I am able to work on mine today. Coco and her family left this morning so I will put hers away till she is here next time. The Santa is about 3 1/2 ft. tall and simple yet charming.
 I am meeting up with my BFF Tracy again. I can't wait for good conversation and laughter with her today.
My menu for this week is using items from my freezer and food storage that needs to be rotated.

Salisbury steak
Green beans

Crock-pot roasted chicken
Mash taters with gravy

Dump soup

Thanksgiving Day Feast

Leftovers from Thanksgiving.
 Simple yet will meet the needs of the family.

We are getting to a very busy time of the year so just a reminder take time to do the things you love. Smile at others and try not to lose patients while out running errands. The Holidays can be much more pleasant if we remember to do these things. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

  Happy Pink Saturday! I hope everyone is having a great day. It is a beautiful day here in Arizona. Our sweet hostess for Pink Saturday is Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound . Check out her blog and the list of the other wonderful Pink Saturday bloggers. For my Pink share today are beauty items. My shower cap

and a pretty Pink hair clip 

 Now go out and have yourself a wonderful Pink Saturday! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bad Bad Blogger

I have been a very bad bad blogger. I have been busy this week working on this, that and the other thing. Along with my van being in the shop, running errands and meeting up with friends. I have had a fun time this week but it has gone by WAY to fast.
Coco, Baby Peanut, Kyle and Talmage came in late Thursday night. They will be here until Sunday night. I enjoy my time with them. Lots of laughs and talking.
Tomorrow I will be starting to paint a standing Santa that will go in my entry way. He is about 3 1/2 feet tall and cute. I will post pictures when I am done. I am also planning on working on some Christmas gifts that I can't write about due to someone might read this and find out what they are getting.
Tonight on CMT for those who like Larry the Cable Guy he is having his new Christmas special at 10 pm. I hope I can stay awake to see it. I am use to being in bed fairly early due to getting up at 4. We will see, maybe I will tape it instead.
I hope everyone is having a good Friday. I will be posting for Pink Saturday so come back tomorrow and check it out. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Monday, November 16, 2009

Check In Monday

This weekend has been a busy one. Alan was out of town from Wednesday until Saturday. So I played single mommy and all went well. On Saturday Coco, Baby Peanut, Kyle and Talmage came down. Kyle has a fitness test for the Mesa Police Department this morning. Please keep him in your prayers. Being selfish I would love to have them move back down here! Sunday was church. After church, Kyle the best son-in-love, set up my 12 ft. Christmas tree. Coco has always helped to decorate but won't be here for Thanksgiving to help this year so she has been wanting to get the first tree up. We got it up and the girls and I decorated it. I must add that Kyle did come and help put on the ribbon and the angle. I think it turned out beautiful! I will set up the rest of the trees and decorations the weekend of Thanksgiving.
E'lyse fluffing the branches

I still need to get the skirt on it but I think it turned out beautiful. I just love Christmas trees.

Checking in on my healthy body:
One of the things that I think is helping me is keeping positive. I have using visualizing myself at a much lower weight and tighter smaller body. This along with the HCG, P90X and cardio is making a difference in my mental and physical attitude and weight + inch loss .
Total of 6 pound loss for the week. I am happy with this I do have to admit I have had a small nibble problem on sweets due to that time of the month. Nonetheless I am happy for the loss! I also have loss 1 inch chest, 1 inch belly, 2 inches waist and a half inch on each calf. This is a total of 6 inches lost. WOO HOO! I am very happy about this. I did miss 2 days of the P90X. One by choice I don't think I would have been able to walk if I had done the one day and my legs just hurt so bad from the plyometrics. Feeling good today and ready for another great week.
Love this quote.

"To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will."

Sugar Ray Robinson

Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Yesterday my little girls came to my bedroom door when I was working out and asked if I could come over to their room in about 20 min. I said okay. So 20 minutes later I go to their room they had created a winter wonderland with Christmas music (Sleigh Bells) playing . They put my fuzzy scarf around my neck and turned on the ceiling fan saying how cold it was and all these little fuzzy white balls come down. I had to take pictures to share. They know how much I love the winter weather, snow and Christmas.
They made a fire on their window with little stockings. This goes back to my child hood. The house we lived in when I was growing up didn't have a fireplace so I would color papers to make a brick fireplace and a fire. Tape them on the wall in my bedroom.
Santa's feet coming down the chimney
My girls with little snowballs in their mouths
Faith Gabby
This was too funny!
These are the decorations they made for their room:
Faith's tree Gabby's tree and
Faith penguin
I just love all the surprises my kiddos come up with to make me smile. Thank you girls I love you!
Hope everyone is having a great day! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catch Up

Had a great weekend with Coco, Baby Peanut, Kyle and Talmage here with us. I love having them around and Talmage just cracks me up, he is so dang cute and sweet. They left to go back up to the White Mountains early Monday morning. So the house was quiet after the girls all left for school and kind of an empty feeling.
Just to fill in on the weekend. We spent a lot of time running around, a lot of talking and laughing. We had a great f
Family Home Evening on Sunday night playing Apples To Apples.
Monday I had errands to run and then spent the rest of the day finishing up chores. After school the two youngest come home with sore throats. So last night was to bed early for them. I waited till the Steeler's game was over to go to bed. They won by the way so I was a happy camper.
My plan was to start the P90X on Monday but having chills and feeling a little under the weather so I am putting it off till I am feeling better. Just eating clean and feeling good.
Hope everyone is have a great day. Mine is going good so far. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Was Given an Award

I was given this pretty award from Sondra over at Happy Clean Living. She is so sweet! This is what she wrote about me.
Bobbi Jo at It's Good to be Queen. Bobbi Jo is such a kid at heart and has too much fun with in her life. Her humor is great. She loves Pink!
(She got me pegged! )

In order to accept this award I'm supposed to answer some questions. They have to be one word answers - I stretched a couple of them.
1. Where is your cell phone? Cleavage of my bra (don't ask)
2. Your hair? Brown ?
3. Your mother? Phyllis
4. Your father? Robert
5. Your favorite food? Chocolate
6. Your dream last night? Nope
7. Your favorite drink? DietCoke & water
8. Your dream/goal? Pink Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail
9. What room are you in? Den
10. Your hobby? Blogging
11. Your fear? NONE
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Riding my Harley everywhere
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something you aren't? Angry
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish list item? Pink Harley Davidson
17. Where did you grow up? Arizona
18. Last thing you did? Cleaned out fridge
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. TV? enjoy
21. Your pets? Dogs Nellie, Belle and Louie
22. Friends? Blogbuddies & Close friends
23. Your life? Happy
24. Your mood? Positive
25. Missing someone? Can't say
26. Vehicle? GMC Van
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? Khols
29. Your favorite color? Pink and Brown
30. When was the last time you laughed? A few minutes ago
31. When was the last time you cried? Not sure
32. Your best friend? Hubs
33. One place that you go to over and over? Serenity
34. One person who emails me regularly? Coco
35. Favorite place to eat? MiAmigos

Next, I have to pass this award on to six other bloggers. This is tough because I follow many blogs and love them all so much for the different qualities that are found.
Coco at The Lucas Gang she is my daughter who has a fun and entertaining blog.

Tina at The Cherry Hill Cottage who has a lovely blog. Makes me feel calm.

Marie at The Rayce River & Sisters Co. A very inspiring blog.

Molly at As Told By Molly she makes me laugh. I enjoy reading her posts.

Catharina at Catharina's Love. Even though I can't read it I love all the beautiful pictures.

Thru A Pink Curtain of course I love all the pinks and her spiritual thoughts and stories.

Sorry I didn't post for Pink Saturday I have been hanging out with Coco as much as possible before she goes back up the mountain. I have had a fun time with her. Have a great Saturday night. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Things I Have Worked On

It's a beautiful day here in Arizona. I wanted to share a few of the projects that I had been working on or I am currently working on.
First off though I wanted to say thank you to whoever it was that Booed us with this beautiful and delicious plate of cookies the other week. We enjoyed them!
This is a mini photo album I made for Halloween for this year. I need to print off the pictures to place them but I think the book turned out cute. and a couple of pages from the inside and Can't wait to get the pictures in it.
The next is a photo album I made for my Thanks Giving Thankful mini album
It started as this I modge podged the paper to the chip board and filed it off. This is the front and then what I have done so far I will be filling this throughout the month.
The next is a album I started last year and put to the side for this year. It is the countdown to Christmas.
Then I covered with modge podge and paper to look like this I will be putting something on each day to do for the day by day countdown to Christmas day.
The next is our headboard. I will leave these on till the day after Thanksgiving then the Christmas ones will go on. I just love the ambiance of these
The next is just the sweetest little guy in the world. The last time Coco and her family were down to visit Talmage sat in his little toy box to watch TV with his blanket and Kit Kat . I love this little guy so much!
Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Bobbi Jo