Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lots going on here!!!

Thanks for all of you who commented on my facebook post but the presentation to the attorneys, judges and mediators really went well. They all really liked the evaluation I do and believe this is an area of court evaluations that is completely unaddressed-- hence the reason why I am now addressing it. By the time we drove from the court house back to our house to unload the catering stuff and get our bags packed for Vegas, I had already got a call from a new client. Since the presentation I have 2 new clients (evaluations), the mediation supervisor for all of San Bernardino County wants me to to do a presentation for their Rancho medication staff and the Bar Association in the High Desert wants me to do a presentation for them as well. So, things are going to get busy around here-- cant imagine them getting more busy then they already are, but busy is OK with me while I'm trying to build this business. By the way, Kevin's catering was amazing and everyone was amazingly impressed. Kevin served Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Croissants, Amy's Farm Tomato and Watermelon Salad, Chinese House Chop Salad and Summer Wild Rice with basil and almonds -which is my personal favorite! The food was phenomenal and I think everyone wants me to do presentations because of the food-- that's fine-- Ill take the exposure anyway I can. Thanks Kevin for being an amazing support to me!!!!

After the presentation we packed up and headed to Vegas. People ask if we gamble or go to clubs or what. Our answer is we eat and sleep-- literally, we eat wonderful food and sleep and relax in our room. We stayed at the Venetian so the room was a great place to kick back.

Wandering around the streets of Vegas. In front of the Bellagio (sp?) water show.

Our big fine dining meal was at Valentino's at the Venetian. It was such a fine dining experience and we loved every minute of the experience. We did the tasting menu with 6 courses and a wine pairing with each-- totally amazing!!!

This was the dessert course. Awesome!!!

We got home from Vegas on Friday night and took the kids to dinner and a movie for Owen's early birthday (his Birthday was Saturday July 25-- he was 9) and then Saturday we had our friends Brian and Heather's 10 year vow renewal ceremonyon a boat in Newport Beach Harbor. It was a wonderful celebration and of course, I forgot to take pictures except for a few.

Kevin and Mia on the bow of the boat

Mia and Ethan

Jared and Ethan-- Brian and Heather's son and Ethan are good friends and will be going to the same private school together next year. They can hardly wait.

There were cameras on the tables and Mia had a lot of fun taking pictures (or at least she thought she was taking pictures).

The next day after church we had a little family party for Owen's birthday.

We just had family over but it was a nice relaxing time and Owen loved the attention.

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Getting ready to blow the candle-- yes only one little votive. I totally forgot to buy candles-- bad mommy-- but Owen didn't care.

Most of the kids smiling for the camera.

And a typical picture of Mia. She has spent most of this summer naked because she is in the pool then out of the pool and back and forth again. Therefore, if we are just hanging at home she is mostly naked- helped with potty training which by the way she is pretty much potty trained except for at night-- ya!!!

Today we are doing a quick last minute trip to Disneyland with Laila, Laura and Cassie and then on Thursday night I am doing a presentation at the boys new private school on special education. I'm not sure if I mentioned but I started a special education program at the boys school for the fall and as a community service outreach, the school decided I should do a presentation for parents or anyone who wants to come. Yesterday I did an interview for the newspaper to advertise the program and then next Friday they are going to run a weekly newspaper article on one noteworthy person in the community and they asked me if they could do the article on me. It was quite a compliment and I am thrilled to get to answer their 10 questions (that is the format of the interview). Then, after the presentation on Thursday, Friday morning we leave for a short 3 day cruise with the kids to Mexico. We leave Friday and come back Monday. It was a quick little fun vacation that they boys are thrilled to go on. It should be fun. So, I should have some good pictures from that.
Have a good rest of the week!!!


  1. It looks like you had a blast in Vegas! Cute pictures!

  2. I am so excited for you!! Your business sounds like it is really taking off and I can't wait to hear more!!!

    I had to chuckle when you mentioned that Mia has spent most of the summer naked. That's our Bruce. It drives my mom crazy. As soon as we get back from anywhere (shopping, visiting, etc) the first thing Bruce does is take off his socks and his pants. If he could, I know his shirt would be off in a second.

    Take care.


  3. OMW... you are WAY busy..
    love the photos.. looks like you have had fun and have fun on the cruise...
    Love Mia sitting naked on the chair.. she cracks me up..
    Hugs.. girly..
    have missed you but totally understand..

  4. I am exhausted just reading your post! I can't imagine living it. :) You are one busy girl. The nakedness definitely helps with the potty training. Have a great time on the cruise, and hope to see you after you get back.

  5. I'm so glad things are going well for the business, you are incredible and I'm sure people are dying to get you on board! Sounds like Vegas was just what you and Kevin needed! Have a blast on the cruise!! Oh and Happy Birthday Owen!!!

  6. So many wonderful things happening with your business and family. What a great time!

  7. Holy smokes -- you've been busy!! So great to hear that the presentation went so well and Kevin's food sounds yummy -- any recipes? Love your photos -- and that Mia with her little bare bottom -- too cute! Have fun on the cruise!


  8. Gosh Christy, I don't think you could be any more busy! Yikes girl, you need to slow down as it's summer. :) Don't know if you know this but go check out my blog. We got our referral a couple of weeks ago on my 8 year anniversary. Posted it on Facebook but don't think you saw.

    Anyway, have a great cruise and hope to see you soon.


  9. Great news on the presentation. Cute pics particularly the last one, heh.