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Ok……. it was MY idea……a day at Pier 39 with the boys and well….. these break dancers were doing a street show………..

The MINUTE the emcee saw three TALL boys, he knew he had to put THEM in the show………..

Yes, as victims of the BEST break dancer who was going to ATTEMPT to jump over them………ATTEMPT???

That is my FIRST born at the end?????

It was the PHOTO of the DAY.….I was scared as was the audience……..

BUT

HE made it and we carried on…..

Americas Cup Boat sightings

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Hard Rock Cafe Drink happenings…….IMG_1791

HOT Spud potato eating

IMG_1795It was a COWBELL kind of day (yes.. party leftovers)

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BLESSED with my BOYS!!!!


IMG_2515Today may be the Super Bowl, but my mind is more on basketball.

For the last 2 months, I have had the honor of watching THIS young man on the court.

He made the Freshman A team and has worked hard every day to be deserving of that spot.

He has had good days and bad days.

All along the way, he keeps trying, going to practice…… giving it his all.

My post is all about Nic, my middle son who wears his purple and gold proud and I find myself now a fan of purple too…..

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I AM one happy mama TO SIT IN THE STANDS AND CHEER

2 more games Nic!!! (photos courtesy of Nic’s Dad)

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FREAK Accident. ……..

One would think NOW that the boys are older, they would live in harmony and sing kumbaya right??

Not the case when ALL 3 of them are in a cramped kitchen getting on each others nerves…..

It happened in a split second……

Nic & Ryan were arguing about SOMEthing and Drew and I tried to break them up.

A plastic drink coaster flew into the kitchen and next thing I know………
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The coaster hit Drew dead center in his mouth and yes teeth started flying out!!!!

The one with the PERFECT teeth……never a cavity……..the PERFECT smile

Two front teeth cut in half……….

Never one to panic (read Right???) I called my dentist (read hands shaking here) on her cell and she made him an 8am EMERGENCY appointment

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THANK YOU Dr. Hallisy, my friend, blog follower and wizard at making my first son whole again….PERFECT smile back in place

331718328773157012_SDx3aUBc_bHere’s hoping ALL your Xmas wishes come TRUE!!!!!!

I know what Drew wished for and his very grateful mother……

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IMG_0887                                        Nic in the middle of this shot during practice

Back in the day, making a basket in a basketball game was called just that a BASKET!

Now I am told by my 15-year-old son that it is making BUCKETS!

I liked that word,  but he told me I couldn’t use the word

because

I was not a “baller” and  only “ballers” can use the lingo…….

Whatever…..

It’s THAT time of year again……..MY FAVORITE sport!!!!

BOTH boys are playing for the A team and I am one proud Mama sitting in the stands……

IMG_9513A girl in Ryan’s class did this portrait of him and I thought it was soooo cute.

Don’t tell him I said that , but it touched my heart.

Getting ready for the Holiday rush………

not much in the mood this year

but I did get a smile from my creative coworkers who turned syringes into a Menorah
IMG_0882I told you I worked with the Best of the Best…….

Here’s to some Holiday Baking…….17029304810651658_yo1tl1NA_b91127592431796422_GFRSZOvL_b

Taking pictures is one of my favorite things.

If you follow my blog, you already know that.

My youngest has adopted my passion and we take and talk pictures all the time.

We follow each other on Instagram and “like” each others shots.

The other morning, he BLEW me away with THIS shot.  WOW!!!!!

He woke up early on a Saturday (can’t get up Monday -Friday on time 🙂 ) and saw the sky from our backyard and here is what he captured…..

He calls it “cotton candy sky”

I edited it and noticed he even caught the Lobre Lane street sign in the perfect center of the shot!!!

I LOVE this picture and it is now my screen saver on my computer.

Keep up the great work Ansel Adams Ryan 🙂

One proud Mama………

I LOVE basketball season….LOVE …..LOVE…….

IT has ALWAYS been my FAVORITE sport to watch….

Maybe it was all the years I was dragged to my brothers games as a child…..

My BOYS LOVE basketball…….

It started with Andrew early on and he played year round……then burned out….

He played so much he grew bored with it……..on to crew in high school…..

Nic dreams of playing in the NBA someday, so basketball is in his blood…..

Thanks for posing NIC!!!!!

 He was team co captain this year and had a rough season, but THEY gave it their ALL and will be in the playoffs THIS week………

they are in it to WIN IT!!!!

Ryan’s’ team had an even harder season with  NO WINS .…. 😦  

BUT again, they were hard at work every time on the court……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I LOVE to watch the games…….sit in the stands, calling the WRONG shots…………chatting with the other Mom’s………laughing together and being part of the TEAM

I DO LOVE MY BOYS……………

OH …….see this Frame????????

It’s my Valentine frame to hold a picture of the 3 boys….

it will be the MAIN feature next week, once Mr. Andrew gets home….

Wait for it now……………

BIG BROTHERLY LOVE

I LOVE THIS picture….It is a silly shot taken in line at a ride at Six Flags but it is all about a connection.

I cropped it…..I zoomed in on it….. I made it my screen saver!!!

IT is ALL about the WAY Drew is looking at Ryan………..

He LOVES him…….pure & simple and it brings JOY to my heart.

With 3 boys, I have my  days of “Stop that”….”Don’t hit him” quite often.

But the boys share a REAL love that goes deep.

Drew & Ryan have always shared a bond. Nic & Ryan share a bond………..

Drew & Nic??…….. can you say fire and fire?

They love each other for sure, but they can have it out like 2 brothers on a daily basis.

Now with Drew at college, it only happens on the weekends Drew is home and it is much less.

During this HOLIDAY season, we are trying to give back…………spread the gratitude I write about on this blog.

We have run Ozzy every day of the break so far because he sits so nicely in the car…..Are we THERE YET????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last minute shopping watching the most glorious sunset ………….

If ONLY those cars saw what they were missing....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking time to ENJOY all there is in LIFE…………

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


3 day trip with my boys down to Monterey for some time away……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We walked…………we ate………..we walked some more………we ate some more

Yes, please Andrew order the most expensive thing on the menu!!!

Ryan kept looking for the box of chocolates.....

Of course, I was DRAWN to the BEACH.………..

 

 

 

 

 

White sand…….quiet, the sound of waves……..

 

 

 

 

 

Well UNTIL………….MOM help……………..

Wrestling LOBRE style....Where is Nic????

Ryan kept calling Carmel Caramel and it made us all laugh and dream of candy…………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We WERE surrounded by Ghiradelli Chocolate stores, Rocky Mountain Candy factory……


Time away is always good as we NOW get ready for the Back to School RUSH and

THIS week packing one certain first-born son for his trip to college………..

Does Kleenex come in EXTRA LARGE boxes????

We ALL believed our fortunes..EVEN bought Lottery tickets THAT night!!!

                                                                                                  Weird sightings across the street from OUR very nice hotel

ONE thing we did a lot of on this trip was LAUGH….

The boys make ME laugh…….I make THEM laugh

LOTs of Lobre laughing…….


Yes, it is an IMPORTANT day today to all mothers, but I am feeling sort of like EVERY day is Mother’s Day….

Don’t get me wrong, I treasure the day of respect, maybe even GOOD behavior, possibly a pancake or two……

BUT

I am blessed to have my 3 boys with me every day.

Some mothers’ are not that lucky and for that I celebrate ALL Mother’s.      


With all the celebration of Bin Laden’s death last week, I was so touched by Ryan when he said to me” I was born 4 days after Sept 11, 2001.”

Instead of celebrating what other people around the world were celebrating that night, I chose to celebrate the birth of my youngest on Sept 15, 2001.

My easiest birth, my last child, the gift that keeps on giving…SOOOOO SWEET …

When I was in labor with Ryan,

Mark (such a history buff) was glued to the TV reports of the aftermath of Sept 11……

Only once did I interrupt to say, “A little help here” as I was delivering a beautiful blond-haired baby boy.

In my line of work, I DO NOT take one day for granted that I am blessed with 3 healthy boys!!

Even in

the trail of

clothes ( Andrew)

junk food (Nic),

video game boxes (Ryan),

I know I have so much to be THANKFUL for EVERY day, not just TODAY.

I salute all my fellow mothers and ask that you ALL take a minute to do a

random act of kindness

for someone you know who may be missing a mother, longing to be a mother, or caring for a mother.

THANK YOU…One very GRATEFUL Mama  

  

Spring Break here in the House of Lobre

One week with the oldest……..

Now, one week with the two youngest

THIS is what I am saying to myself…..

No real plans.. just some FUN days…swimming., bowling,  gaming , baking the Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls….

Drew plays basketball in a Showcase League on Tuesday nights.

EVERY time I find my seat, I am  AMAZED at the amount of food in the bleachers especially when they have THIS sign….

It IS a nice Coke can......

The gym director is an old friend of mine and he was wondering WHY I was taking pictures the other night..I will have him read this post :)………


Purple is one of my FAVORITE colors and my niece turned 9 last night and she had THIS cake
Soooooooo HIP!!!

THIS girl has GREAT taste!!!

In fact, PURPLE was all around the birthday party……..so Easter like….

Mark's Mom had GREAT taste!!!!!

LOVE ME some Blow POP!!!!! Thanx Gabby 🙂

NOW WHY you ask was this post named Bloody Marys & Bacon???

Nic told me if it became TOO much to have them home all week, he would make me a Bloody Mary…

no, I am not a real Bloody Mary person……….

BUT the bigger question is why a 13-year-old would know HOW to make one???????

Wish me luck and lots of BACON, which is a way to increase views of your blog…..

BACON is the most searched word on the internet and maybe I will get some new blog followers…

I KNOW Ozzy would follow if I had BACON…….

The DOG dish washer........

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