Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I stayed home yesterday from work due to the awful sunburn I acquired at the beach on Saturday. I couldn't even put a bra on and well, we don't need to be subjecting the public to THAT, so I stayed home.

While I was there though, I cranked up my wattage for the cottage and started packing up my scraproom. I have ALOT of stuff. Period. While I didn't get it all packed up, I will by Thursday. Friday morning we are heading north and I hope we are on the road by 5am. I need to get as much driving done during the day so I don't have to drive so much at night. This is our plan anyway. We'll see how it all plays out.

Tommy helped the girls get their room packed up too, so that's done. Erik has his to pack and then we have to finish up the kitchen, dining, bedroom, and scraproom. And the odds n ends stuff. So we'll be on our way shortly!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 29, 2009


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A Last Day At The Beach

Our last trip to Tybee Beach was on Saturday June 27, 2009. We had a blast and got too much sun, but it was so worth it.
We saw this.....
Mo tried body surfing....
They played nice together....
First timers (Brenda) took pictures....
And got buried in the sand (KayLea)....
Had a cool brewski and got a crab in his shorts(Mike).....
Saw alot of these...
And had a darn good sunburned helluva time.
We will be sad to go and leave this beautiful place, but we WILL be back one day.
We love you Tybee!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah and Michael

America lost two of its important icons from the 1970's.

Farrah Fawcett passed away today at the age of 62.
I admired her, like any other little girl of the 1970's. She was my hero then and she was married to my future husband, Lee Majors. I envied her. Her hair was perfect...always. I didn't care about her body, just the hair. I even begged for a Farrah doll head for Christmas. I ended up getting my cousin's. Awesome.
We will never forget her.
She'll forever be our #1 Angel.

Michael Jackson also passed away today at the age of 50.
He was an amazing musician and an 80's icon that will never be forgotten by the Class of 1988. We were the ones that bought the Thriller album and played it and listened to it.
He was loved and admired.

Yes, my world changed today, as did other people's I'm sure.
My prayers and thoughts are with these celebrities' families as they try to get through this hard time. They will be remembered and loved always.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Well, Mike, Brenda and KayLea made it safely here...it only took them about 24 hours to get here, but they are here. We spent the evening last night catching up on the goings on here and well, it's a wait and see situation.

The attorneys exchanged words yesterday and hopefully we'll hear from her attorney today or tomorrow. I'll continue to pack up this house in preparation to move though, I don't want to be scrambling at the last minute...that's not how I roll.

We'll see how it turns out. Like I said before, God has a plan and we just have to see the signs to know what it is. We'll go from there I guess.

Tonight we'll get to packin' and say our prayers.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Productive Weekend

We had a productive weekend. We really didn't have a choice in that.
You see on Friday when I got home there was a letter on the table saying that I have 7 days to vacate this house. Apparently the lady doesn't want to sell it now and Georgia has a 7 day eviction rule much like our 30 day eviction rule in Minnesota. Nice.
Thanks for that. I could have saved myself $10,000 but hindsight is 20/20.
Love the weather here, but hate the backwardness of this state. They don't have a "warm weather" rule either like our "cold weather" rule. Doesn't make sense to me, but whatever.

So we have until Friday to pack it all up and move it out. I still have to work and go to school in the meantime. But after my vacation, I can do this. I am woman, hear me roar. ;)

So I called my girlfriend up and said, "Look here, we have 7 days to get out." She said, "We're coming to get you." So they are in North Georgia as I type and on their way to come get us. Gotta love old friends and their spouses. We'll be in Minnesota again by July 1, 2009.

Mind you, we have no regrets about this. This was an awesome experience and I thank Tiffany for giving it to us as it's her grandmother's house. We enjoyed our time here and the people of the land, but for whatever reason living here is not in God's plan. There's a reason for everything and I put it in God's hands a while ago. We'll just roll with it and carry on.

So our plan is to head up north and get back to life as we knew it. We'll worry about jobs and such when we get there, but we'll be staying with Lynn for a bit until we find something of our own. I have been applying for jobs, so we'll see where that goes. We'll check out the temp services too when we get there.

Pray for a safe trip and say a prayer for my girl Petra as she treks across the country also with her 6 kiddos for her move.

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fun Friday

I spent my lunch with the girls from work...Jamie, Lynn, Ann, and Amanda...and our rockin' waiter at Vallarte's, Saoul. He had us in and out in 45 minutes...done and paid for. Nice.

Chatted with my girl Brenda today. Should be an interesting weekend to say the least. She may be coming for a visit and we can't wait! I'll take photos and post I'm sure.

FINALLY got all my photos from Ashley's party on FaceBook...and then Tracy and Laina and Kayla tagged them for me...nice to have slavegirls like that. ;)

Erik comes back tomorrow from camp...he hasn't been here in 2 weeks! It has been quiet, but we sure miss him alot!

That's all I got for now...I'll holla when I can. I am off to get some homework done.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

{June 16, 2009}

Happy Tuesday!
Things are settling down here now that we are back at the homestead.
The dogs and cat missed us bunches as they've been clingy since we got home.
Next time, we're taking them with us. ;)

Still no luck on a job for Tommy, so I'm sending him to school for 10 weeks to be a truck driver.
If and when he gets his CDL, he can use that anywhere, so it's beneficial and not a waste of time or money.
I do know that not having any money for anything is the pits. Totally.

So that's what's going on in our world today.
It's pretty quiet without Erik here and Natalea has been gone to her friend's house since Sunday night...so it's REALLY quiet. I'm liking that. It gives me a perspective on what it'll be like when they leave home in a few years. Heh.

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Party Day 2009

It's officially Party Day here at the Marlar hometown. EVERYONE is having a party today and in fact we are having 2 just because we can!

First, Happy Golden 13th Birthday to my baby girl Natalea Rose Trump.
Natalea is my first born daughter and named after the nurse midwife Natalee Johnson that was part of my OB care when Dr. Howell and Dr. Barr couldn't be there. I loved how she spelled her name differently and I came up with my own version, even if folks pronounce it Nat-AL-e-Yah sometimes. Her middle name, Rose, is my and her grandma Trump's favorite flower and well I've always liked the name Rose.
These 13 years with her have been fun, exhilarating, and challenging to say the least. And I wouldn't change a thing about them, even when she was naughty.
Happy Birthday Natalea!
We love you very much!

Second, Happy Graduation Party Day to Ashley!
It's been a long time coming for my Goddaughter and we're so very proud and tickled that she did it. She's the second Marlar to cross the Faribault High School graduation stage and we couldn't be more pleased or proud of her! Even Mr. Turtle the principal was proud of her and had to help her down from the stage. ;)
Congratulations Ashley and we hope you have a great day today!!
We love you very much too!

It's been a fun week overall here this week hanging out with friends from long ago and getting free pizzas from even older friends. Making new BFF's (Hi Kayla! LOL!) and hanging out with my all time bestie Cheryl! Love the new hairdo girl!! ;)
I'll have to get pictures of us today...lots of photos to take today...I better get off here and charge up my camera! I have to finish editing and post graduation ones on Facebook too for those who forgot their camera on Sunday. ;)

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Movie Poster Assignment

Here was my assignment for this past week. I had to get it done on Sunday as I didn't have any photos until after the graduation ceremony. Cool stuff going on here.
I love blending the photos together to make a composition like this. It's like double exposing some film. Awesome stuff!
Happy Tuesday!

Graduation Photo Share

Here's our girl...the happiest day of her life thus far...for sure.
The 2nd Marlar to graduate from high school and to walk across that infamous stage.
Walking in for the Processional to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance.
The other girl is Jaliza Marlin. Thank goodness for a Commencement Program, Ashley pronounced it like "Jillisa."
In the sea of black caps...there is a girl anxiously awaiting the walk across the stage. You can see the nervousness on her face.
The walk across the stage and the pride just beams from this girl.
The Faribault School Board member congratulating our girl and handing her the Diploma Binder that will house her Faribault High School Diploma.
The Recessional...after Principal Turtle presented the class, they all tossed their hats...Ashley included. She lost her sash in the process and the blonde girl behind her here, Jessica Maas, helped her get her hat back on and found her sash for her.
And that's the story of a girl they said wouldn't live past the age of 7.
Congratulations Ashley Marie Marlar!!
We love you and are VERY proud of you!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Safe and Sound

Well, we made it safe and sound.
And I have internet thanks to my mom buying a wireless router.
AND that was easy enough to install after I installed her new printer.

Erik has his very own list of chores to complete this week compliments of grandma.
We'll see how much money he takes to camp with him when he's done...the list is quite long even if it's typed up!

Natalea is at her friend's house for the night and Ashley and Megan are spending the night again at grandma's with us. Should be an interesting week...when do I get to go somewhere and spend the night? Heh.

I'm way jet lagged and have homework to get done...so ttfn!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Random Thoughts

As promised...photos of my Honor students in the paper.
Gabby and the other 5th graders...notice that her and C.J. Freeman are listed by each other...they're buddies. ;)
My son, the Bobcat! The principal stands to be 6'3" (I asked him) and my son is an inch shorter. He really sprouted up this past year and I'm sure isn't done growing taller.
We are really proud of our childrens. Erik, Gabby, and Mo all made the Honor roll at least once this past year and Natalea is bringing up the rear and will shoot for it next year!

The Little Mermaid is still on....after 20 years of existence. I know it's been 20 years because Ashley was just born when it came out on DVD.

My hair has curls. Again.
Now to let it grow out. Again.
One more day until FLYDAY!
No paycheck yet. I hope the PTO one isn't this much of a hassle.

I cleaned off my scrapdesk and put away the AWESOMENESS that Tania Willis sent me in exchange for the Legos I sent her. Man that girl gave me TONS of stuff! Her generosity and creativeness ROCKS! Check out her blog some awesome tutorials...we LOVE the Monkey one!!
Graduation party supplies are bought and paid for (Thanks Tess!) and I will make the Mint Patties when I get there...I have to make some graduation caps tonight! Should be easy since I'll use my Slice machine! Now the question is, is how many patties come to a package? I'll get those when I get there...that will give me something to do crafty while I'm there!
Toodles until tomorrow!

Monday, June 1, 2009


Today is June 1, 2009.
Halfway through the year.

Packages were mailed at 11:00 a.m. my time...for those of you expecting them.
Hopefully my mattress will make it to the basement before I get there.
I still have some things to finish up and God willing, I'll get them done before Wednesday night.

This includes reading 100 pages in the Art History book. Ancient and Roman Art...get to the good stuff already...I want some Picasso and Van Gough. I have the online version at work and I'll try to get that read in my "down" time. Heh.

I think I have everything ready to go for the next 2 weeks here at work. My boss should be alright and I shouldn't have any phone calls. Key word being SHOULDN'T.

Anywho, on to the next Mission.
Toodles for today.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, FLYDAY!!