Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Rico Ortiz welcome to our family

This is our new little dog Rico. He is two and a half months old.
Rico does not want to pose.
He is so dang little, and cute.
This is our little guy. He doesn't bark yet, but he runs around the yard. He is doing well potty training. We got him on Friday November 2nd 2007. Rico was born August 20th 2007. Sierra loves him so much, she calls him her son, and my grandson. I never would have thought we would have gotten a dog, but this one is so dang cute. He is a very lovable, cuddly dog too. He is so tiny and no one can resist loving him. What a cutie pie.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Mall of America Minneapolis, MN

Sierra is on the third level of the mall. You can see the Amusement park in the background.
There are several levels in this mall with about 600 stores in it too.
You can see the next two levels below us and the rotunda down below.
There is the log ride on the left of this photo at the amusement park.
More of the amusement park. They also had an aquarium in the mall too.

Purple Rain and Prince in Minnapolis at the Hard Rock

A photo of Prince at the Hard Rock Cafe in Minneapolis.
Prince is from Minneapolis and they had a few things displayed that were his.
Prince is very tiny, his clothes were so tiny that Sierra could probably fit in them.
Prince's outfit and some gloves towards the bottom of the photo
This guitar was pretty cool and it had some symbols on the neck of the guitar
Here is a close up shot of the symbols on the neck of the guitar.
Sierra loved his boots, pretty cute, they reminded me of back int he day when we loved him.

Dina and I used to love Prince so much, back in the 1980's. I still like him pretty much. He has some great music, and Dave my husband has his first album ever, that is on vinyl of course. My cousin Marcy and one of our friends Dana and I went to his concert, and we loved every minute of it, so I was loving the Minneapolis Hard Rock Cafe, althought I wish they had more memorabilia to show, since this is his home town and all.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


This was Sierra's Principal at her School, I think she is someone from Peru or something.
Sierra is Hannah Montana, by the way she got tons of candy too..
Another Look at Hannah Montana
My sister in law Teresa as Dorothy. Below is Sierras friend Brienna she is Cleopatra.
Sierra had a great night trick or treating today. She got tons of candy and her wig stayed on and everything. She had a great Halloween 2007, and we are looking forward to Halloween 2008, she already knows what she wants to be.......stay tuned for next years costume.

Carving Pumpkins

That guck is Gross!!! Sierra digging out the seeds and insides of the pumpkin

We are having fun now!!!
Here is the face Sierra drew so that she can carve it out....
The carving is so fun.
One eye out with a little pupil left on there.

We had gone to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins, and we almost forgot to carve them. We did get them carved, finally, and we had a fun time doing it too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hard Rock Cafe Minneapolis

Regina, Sierra, and my brother Martin

We went to the Hard Rock Minneapolis, this will make my 15th Hard Rock Cafe visit, not to mention the Hard Rock Hotels. We took the light rail from the Mall of America and went to the Hard Rock, it was small and quaint and had a few cool things in there. I dont know why I love to go to these but I do. I hope to see them all, eventually. My visits to hard rock have only been in North America but hopefully now that we have our passports we will get to see more international ones. My favorites have to be San Antonio, Orlando, and New York.

The Hotel in Minneapolis The Country Inn Suites

Sierra was playing on the computer there, and was having a blast. We also had a free shuttle that picked us up from the airport and took us to the Mall. We swam, sat in the hot tub, and watched a little TV. They had free homemade chocolate chip cookies and candy, and a great breakfast in the morning. We had a wonderful time there in Minnesota.