Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rosey, Scarlet, PeeGee, and Me....

Today, I took the kids to see "Marley and Me", and I haven't cried so hard in a movie in a very long time. The kids cried too. In fact, the entire theatre cried. It made me wanna go home and give my 3 dogs some extra lovin'....there really IS nothing like the love of a dog...and I'm triple-blessed!!!

His First Christmas...that couches' 100th?

This is baby Logan on his first Christmas morn, (the newest of the Autherson's, and the last male to carry on the name). That couch? Well...put it this way....I can remember sleeping on it as a toddler, and I'm 38. Grandpa told me he bought it for $400 way back when...Bargain!!! LOL!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Grace's New Cut....

Sporting their Buckeye gear on the same day (not planned), here are my kids posing somewhat reluctantly for their Mom....Grace just got her hair cut off to match the other two girls in her jazz impressionable at this age!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NYC at Christmas Time.....

A few pics from my recent 24-hour excursion to the big city.....(the one that never sleeps!!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Nutcracker

Last night was Grace's performance in "The Nutcracker" with the Moscow Ballet....I wasn't allowed to photograph her in costume, but here are a couple shots from backstage.

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Irish Twins turn 9 and 10

Some birthday pics......yes, Grace had her hair dyed blue at her party! Peyton is 10 on November 24, and Grace 9 on November 23. My two little turkeys!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Go Cavs!

Due to Peyton's involvement in the Cavs summer camps, once again he was treated to some special benefits at last weeks game against the Bulls....high-fiving the team!! Not bad for a 10-yr-old! We had a great time, but WOW...recovering from a late night up and back from Cleveland is getting harder with age.....

Monday, August 18, 2008

20 Years

I can't believe I have been out of high school for 20 years!! It was so great to see everyone at our 20th year reunion this past weekend. Everyone looks pretty much the same....just "wiser":) We had a visit from our very own Bulldog mascot! All hail the brown and white!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Autherson Family Reunion

Wow.....32 years had gone by since the Autherson's held a family reunion, and here it was. Tons of people that I'm related to that I didn't know existed. Simply weird!! Most of these people are offspring of my Grandpa Autherson's brothers and sisters. I guess my "family" is bigger than I thought!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hannah Montana

I took Grace 2 1/2 hours North of here to take a tour of Hannah Montana's tour bus! Here she is standing near the bedroom where Hannah's parents sleep on the bus. You can see one of Hannah's wigs, her guitar, and several of her clothing items in the background. Grace got her hair "rocked out" while there also. Fun mom/daugher day!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Arlington West

I had seen a documentary on Arlington West, and was happy to get the opportunity to see this exhibit in person, proudly displayed next to the Santa Monica Pier by Veterans for Peace. Each white cross represents a fallen American soldier in Iraq, and each red cross represents 10 fallen soldiers. The mock caskets represent the number of soldiers killed that particular week in Iraq, which was 7 when we were there. What a beautiful tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. I also visited the Los Angeles National Cemetary, where my nephew, Daniel Cagle, was laid to rest in May of 2007, after being killed in Iraq by an IED.

Beach Bums

Exploring LA

The above pics were taken at Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach Aquarium, and Pink's, the very famous hot-dog stand! (Not necessarily in that order!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Little do you know....

...where this pic was taken! This was high atop the ferris wheel on the famous Santa Monica Pier in fabulous Los Angeles! They are so happy to be on vacation:)

LA - Fun to visit, not to stay

I will post some pics from my trip to LA once I get back on Ohio time....zzzzzzzzzz! Sleepy!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen

Above are a few pics from the reception held following this year's Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen Pageant. The former Miss Ohio's in attendance were featured at their very own dessert tables, allowing guests to mingle with them one on one, get pics, autographs, etc. I had a great time, and hope they continue the tradition...P.S. Four of the five formers pictured above have tattoos!! We discovered that while hanging out together. Oh, and yes, I'm the oldest of the bunch!

Dance and Baseball 2008 Ends...

Some pics from dance and baseball in 2008. I have two VERY busy kids!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

'Tis the Season....

...for baseball! Peyton is playing for Licking Memorial Hospital in the Farm League this year. It's gonna be a long May and June!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mrs. Ohio

I hadn't been back to Mrs. Ohio Int'l in ELEVEN years since winning in 1996, but this year, due to the fact that the pageant moved to Zanesville, and my good friend Vicky LeVeck is directing it, I just had to go!! Here are a bunch of formers and our new Mrs. Ohio.

Miss Ohio 2007/Miss Ohio 1992

I didn't get any pictures of Roberta in Vegas, so I grabbed one at Miss Central! Love you Berta!!