Monday, June 30, 2008

Some Rockin' Humor

I got these from an email from Pastor Tim's CleanLaugh Issue #3211 today. Just thought I would share a little laughter since it is biblically recognized as the "best medicine" on earth!


Rock and Roll Re-Releases*

Everybody is remaking their oldies hits!

- Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Walker"

- The Bee Gees - "How Can You Mend A Broken Hip"

- The Temptations - "Papa's Got A Kidney Stone"

- Ringo Starr - "I Get By With A Little Help From Depends"

- Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through The Grape Nuts"

- Procol Harem - "A Whiter Shade Of Hair"

- Johnny Nash - "I Can't See Clearly Now"

- Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Napping"

- ABBA - "Denture Queen"

- Paul Simon - "Fifty Ways To Lose Your Liver"

- Roberta Flack - "The First Time I Ever Forgot Your Face"

- Commodores - "Once, Twice, Three Times To The Bathroom"

- Bobby Darin - "Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' A Flash"

Friday, June 13, 2008


I know. I know, I know!!! I have been remiss at blogging over the last few months as I completed my classes and graduated. I apologize!! Today, I will attempt to catch you up with what has been happening around here! Formatted in short news flashes, accompanied by photos, I will now correct my blogging short-comings! LOL

R-I-N-G-O and Ringo was his name-o! We decided to adopt a dog and this is the one my husband chose. However, we live in a mobile home and after we had Ringo for three days, we realized that he just was too big for the yard and it was unfair to keep him cooped up. So, we adopted him out to a family who has land out in the Hemet area. Ringo was a beautiful dog and we enjoyed having him while he was with us.

Our next adventure led us to the March AirForce Reserve base for an airshow. I had not attended one of these in years and Mark, Justin and I had a blast! We got to tour the inside of several HUGE military transport planes. This picture shows Justin (in the brown ballcap bottom center) watching an old model bi-plane fly sidewards. It was a very HOT day and we only stayed for a few hours, so we missed the F-14's. However, next year I plan on the whole family attending the show and making a WHOLE day of it! The lady in the bottom left corner is Sis. Carol Chirby from ILC. She and her husband,Tim, were there as well as the Letwinch family from Indio (her daughter's family.)

Next we have something MOST of you will never get to take part in! This was the second time for Mark, Justin and Hermano Luis! Five years ago, Mark took the family and Hermano Luis to ride on the Goodyear blimp, yes!, the blimp!!!!! In May, Mark was able to take Justin, Luis, Ronnie Sanchez and his little boy Joseph. Here are a couple of pictures from their adventure!

The Spirit of America coming in for a landing. Ronnie, Justin, Joseph, and Luis waiting.

The crew going out to meet the airship. Justin in the front passenger seat!
Looking out over the port of Long Beach.

This is Hermano Luis Honesto. He simply LOVES to ride the blimp! He already is asking if it will take another five years to get another opportunity! LOL

Mark is already working on arranging a ride for his co-workers who at last minute bowed out of this last ride. Their loss was Mark's and the guy's gain!

We next travel to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Ca. This was a VERY interesting day! Jessica and her sixth grade choir traveled to Burbank to perform for a Festival of Choirs and then spent the rest of the day at Six Flags. Jessi had never ridden a BIG roller coaster so we rode little ones and then tackled Colossus. She was nervous but by the end she claimed she really liked the ride. We had a blast....melted shoes, shopping til you drop, geese-a-walking, batteries dying in the camera WAY too often, eighty kids on a bus, two hour ride home on a yellow school bus without air....

Jessi waiting in line for Colossus Colossus is the wooden roller coaster behind the
trees. Goliath, a death defying monstrosity,
is the orange and blue coaster on the right.

A mama goose and her chicks walking thru the theme park!
I think papa goose is bringing up the rear but since I am not an
expert on geese, I am not sure if he/she was papa or maybe
just an auntie. LOL

******************************BIG NEWS FLASH HERE********************************
My baby was promoted from 5th grade to 6th this week!! Where did the time go? It seems like he was just born and now he is a middle schooler?????!!!! WHAT???? Here are a couple of pictures of his promotion and when he received an award for the Principal's Honor Roll.

Justin is the little guy third from the left. Here he is with his class as they are promoted.

After Justin's promotion ceremony, the kids consented to a photo op. So, here are a couple of pictures of my beautiful babies!


For the Grand Finale of this eternally long news flash post, MY GRADUATION!!!!!!!

Entering the stadium....I am the one just behind the photographer.

Walking forward to receive my degrees, my Speech instructors whom I worked with
wanted a here I am holding up the line....LOL

WHAT???? There is only a letter from the chancellor in here!!!! Where's the degree???

Photo op with my family!!! Thank you all for supporting Mom while she achieved her goal!!!
Love you ALL!!!

So, I hope you have enjoyed the News flash catch up session....
Come back soon for pictures of my party, my newly painted house, new drapes I am attempting to make this week and a myriad of other fun facts from Jana!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Graduation Day is just around the corner

Today is my first day without classes to attend and I am enjoying a break because this next week will be a killer!! Tomorrow, I have scheduled a SI session with the students from my Speech 1 class and look forward to working with them as they cram for their final on Monday. Then Saturday I will be hopping!! I have a first practice with singers for a wedding that is scheduled for August at noon in Rialto at the church (they are coming from Bellflower area), a first birthday party for twins at 4:30 PM in Redlands, and am scheduled to be the entertainment for a graduation party for Brandon Mendivil at 6:00 PM in Perris. Next, Sunday looms with all her splendor! Scheduled to sing with a trio for AM service and play for praise and worship then play organ and direct the choir for the PM service. Monday will be a long day. I have a final exam for Health Science 8:00-10:30 AM, watch the final speeches for the final in my Speech 1 class, that I SI for, from 11:00-1:30 PM, and then I have a SI study session scheduled with 5 or so students for Speech 9 at 1:30-2:30. The next two days I will be completing finals for Algebra and History 6 online. I am afraid those two tests will just about kill me! But once I am done then Thursday will be spent rehearsing for graduation, preparing for my party, and then the actual graduation takes place at 6 PM!!!!!

Busy week ahead but graduation and rest are on the way!

God bless you all and I ask that you keep me in your prayers through the next week!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Divulging A Blessing

I haven't said much lately about what has been happening in my life. So, I thought I would just take a moment and divulge the blessings in my life. This week is my last week in school! I will be graduating with my Associates Degrees in Arts and Science next week on the 12th. I am very excited!!

On the home front, we have been painting and laying flooring like mad! Over the last two weekends we have painted all the bedrooms and laid flooring in the girls' room. We are still working on our own bedroom so the front room is our temporary sleeping area. Which means that there is a queen size bed laying in the middle of the living room. I am anxious to get the painting done so that I can have my living room floor back!!!! The girls love their new two-tone room. The bottom half of the wall is a cool purple. Then the top half is a light grey (almost white) with a chair rail molding along the line where the two colors meet. My son's room has sky blue upper walls with a sea-foam green and darker blue sponge scape on the bottom half. His theme will be nautical with special emphasis on military ships. My room has one red wall with golden-rod on the remaining three walls. It will look very nice with my comforter set!

So, since it is late and I have to help the Speech 9 instructor with the review for the student's final exam, I need to get some sleep! Good night and God bless. I will have to divulge other blessings at a later date!!!