Friday, May 23, 2008

Improved Weather Conditions Slow Summit Fire

Here is an artical I found on Yahoo local news about he fire if your interested I was mistaken the fire is not out yet.

Increased humidity, calmer winds and cooler temperatures are making it a bit easier to contain blaze burning in the Santa Cruz mountains. Fire officials say after consuming 3,100 acres, the blaze, known as the summit fire, is now 20 percent contained. "Once the marine layer moves back out, activity will pick up a little bit," said Joe Waterman, a Cal Fire incident commander. "We have a lot of forces mobilized, and we are optimistic we'll be able to hold it today."Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Gilroy at a briefing to get the latest information on the fire. On Thursday, he declared a state of emergency for Santa Cruz County, allowing access to state funds. Hundreds of area residents remainrf out of their homes after being forced to evacuate. Residents of about 1,400 homes were under evacuation orders— 336 of them mandatory. The blaze, which was reported by resident Kenneth Kim between Gilroy and Watsonville near Summit and Ormsby roads, has stretched about five miles along Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, Cal Fire spokeswoman Colleen Baxter said. Fire officials told CBS 5 Thursday that smoldering brush from a homeowner's legally permitted burn ignited the flames, which resulted in the destruction of at least a dozen structures. Residents who need the latest information about evacuation locations should call (408) 458-7195. The blaze also has created unhealthy air, according to the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency. Residents in surrounding areas have been warned to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities and stay indoors as much as possible, health officials said. Residents with respiratory problems as well as young children and the elderly should be especially cautious, and doors and windows should be kept closed. Health officials also warned that homegrown produce should be thoroughly washed before consumption. Residents with health concerns and questions can call (831) 454-4000 during work hours and

the Emergency Operations Center at (831) 458-7185 over the weekend. There is no estimated time for full containment of the fire. No injuries have been reported.
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Santa Cruz Fire

I don't now if anyone heard but Yesterday there was a fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the wind was blowing so hard they were having a tough time controlling it. I am pretty sure its gone now.

We live about 20 to 30 min. from Santa Cruz and this morning I woke up in a panic my apartment was smelling like we had a campfire. My husband said "go back to sleep its just from the Santa Cruz fire". That was crazy to wake up to though!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fun Announcement

Tommy and I and the kids took a Quick weekend down to Idaho last weekend, and when I say quick I mean we left at 9pm on Friday night got there at 7:30 am the next morning and we left to come home at noon on Sunday.

I do hair every eight weeks in the salon my Daddy made me and my mom, and some "THINGS" are going down that prevented me from taking a bigger weekend and that "THING" made it so Tommy and I couldn't be apart.

get your heads out of the gutter!!!!!

So here is the fun announcement, I have been waiting 5 year to make this announcement, and as I sit here and actually type it I have tears filling my eyes. For many of you buying a house may not be difficult but if any of you have a clue what the price of homes cost out here, you would know how GRATEFUL to the Lord I am for this amazing blessing in my life. This is something I thought would never happen. Yes, you guessed it we are in the process of buying a home and its more beautiful than I had ever expected. We have NOT closed yet so anything can happen but things are going smoothly and fast.

Tommy and I have been living in a 800sq. ft. apartment for 5 years and are ready to be home owners now! Now, I do have pictures of the home but I will share them as soon as we close escrow. It will give you something to look forward to.

I want to thank my wonderful husband for working so hard to give such a beautiful gift to our family. He is such an amazing man.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Easter goodness

Easter Egg Hunting at the SPENCER HOUSEHOLD "Beware it can get dangerous" My little cuties


I found one

Oh my gosh!!!!! Easter was so much freakin' fun this year. Not only was it the ONLY day that whole week where there was sunshine but almost all my brothers and sisters showed up with their kids. So there was like 16 kids there or something. We had a humongous Easter egg hunt in my parents back yard. While Tray enjoyed the dinosaur shaped eggs.......Violet was so busy picking up the jelly beans that fell out of the eggs which only left her with a couple of actual eggs, they all got snatched up before she could get them it was so sad. She got some donations though and she was fine.

Mr. Tray's Dinosaur Egg

Some of the easter egg hunters
Violet and her favorite candy neclace
No you may not have some
"Man Hiding Egg's is hard Work"

My little Princess coming back with eggs

Splish! Splash!

We went swimming today with our play group (sorry but there are no pictures). I was literally holding both of my kids thinking this is fun I am just a big floatation device for Violet and Tray to claw on to....Seriously.....CLAW on to. So we are in the pool early before anyone, and people start trickling in, each mother has two kids and on their older child is a life jacket. At this point I am feeling pretty stupid "Why didn't I think of that" Instead I am the children's Booey (or how ever you spell it). If I would have only planned ahead of time I might have been able to have some fun. I know the kiddies had a blast! that's what I get for being unprepared.