Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Amanda - "At the next opportunity turn your vehicle around."
Michelle - "Amanda said to turn around."
Shannon - "I heard her."
Michelle - "Are you going to turn around?"
Shannon - "No."
Amanda - "At the next opportunity, turn your vehicle around."
Michelle - "Are you sure you're going the right way?"
Shannon - "Pretty sure."
Michelle - "Amanda thinks we are going the wrong way."
Amanda - "At the next opportunity, turn your vehicle around."
Michelle - "Be quiet, Amanda, he's not listening to you!"
Shannon - "Do YOU want me to turn around?"
Michelle - "NO, I'm sure you know more than Amanda.(Said with just a touch of teasing sarcasm.) If you're not going to listen to her, we should just turn her off.
Shannon - "Where does she want us to go anyway?"
Bree - "Daddy, just go the way you want to go!"
Michelle - "Uh, Amanda was taking us to Lori's Secret Garden. Sorry."
Somehow, when doing the final programing, I mixed it up. So , honey, this is for you.... I was .......not completely right. OK, OK, I was wrong! There had to be a first time, right?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
With hunting season upon us, it always reminds me of a story that I was told about 13 years ago. While teaching in a private school in Indiana, the pastor told a story about his friend. This friend was a avid hunter. One day his granddaughter was watching the movie Bambi for the first time. He was worried about the scene where Bambi's mother gets shot, worried about what his granddaughter would think of Grandpa's hunting. The dreaded scene begins, then the shot rings out. His granddaughter gasps and then cries, "Wow, Grandpa! What a shot!"
Now, could this be one of those urban legend stories? It's possible, but I'm just relaying what was told to me. I'm a horrible storyteller (just ask my husband) so please forgive the lack of creativity in the telling of the story.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
For you, Amy. I love how tough Anthony looks in this picture.
"You're going the wrong way, Ken!!!" I should have cropped this picture. Notice where the ball is and the direction everyone else is facing. I'm sure he is in mid-turn, but I thought the picture looked funny.
Cory with a touchdown!
Let's not forget our ladies. The girls spent the whole day cheering on our team. Katelyn's helping hold the sign.
There was never a pyramid more beautiful. My Katelyn is not shown. She's still holding the sign behind the girls.
David in action.
Jeffrey is ready to hike the ball, but no one is ready to catch it!
Andrew with a touchdown!
His face says he doesn't want to be here, but his hair is SCREAMING school spirit.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Aren't you jealous of my decorating skills? Yup, this is my skill at peak performance. Need help for your next party, believe it or not, I still have dates available!
OK, I forgot to rotate the picture before I transfered it. There probably is a way to do it now, but I'll deal with it as it is. Feeling a little better about your cake, Julia? You should!
Special "sparkling" candles top the cake, and, yes, that's a toy lizard on her cake. I used to buy the birthday cakes at Tops because the kids enjoyed the little toys that came with them. Then I realized that $20 for a plastic toy is ,well, stupid. The kids don't mind the homemade cake, but they still enjoy the toy. Thank you dollar store!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I recently started using my treadmill again, but I think I should stop. It seems anytime I start something exercise related I get sick and don't feel like keeping up the routine. If that wasn't enough, this is what I found in my sneaker.
Yup, that's a nail. I started walking on the treadmill. (I don't run...it's one of my personal "THOU SHALT NOTS".) Something was poking my foot. I tried to remove the offending item, but it didn't budge. That's when I discovered the nail.
Now the reason I think this is a "sign" is the fact that these shoes NEVER leave my bedroom. The treadmill is in my room, and I have other sneakers for the outdoors. I don't remember stepping on this nail, so God must have put it there, right? He must not want me to execise. Well, that's my theory anyway, and I'm sticking to it!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Doesn't he look so cute (or is that geeky)? That's my Robert and we love him.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Well, there was a wedding and it reminded me of when my son Robbie was a ringbearer in my brother's wedding 2 1/2 years ago. He was excited until he saw the tux he had to wear.
"That's what I have to wear?"
"But what about my costume?"
"The bear costume."
"What bear costume?"
"You know...cuz I'm the ring bear."
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Below are some pictures taken over the "season". The quality is not good, but I haven't read the manual that came with my camera, yet. Sorry, Amy.
Brianna - Ok, she wasn't playing, but she wanted me to take her picture.
David - He almost looks like he knows what he's doing.
I'm so happy that my table is mended that I won't tell you that the table has been broken for 1 1/2 years, and HE'S the one that broke it! The table was broken as he was playing with (chasing) the children around the house. He tried to jump over the table while the kids ran around it. The kids were all very thankful that they didn't break the table and have to suffer the wrath of Mom. As for their father, well, why do you think he needed back and knee surgery in the same year? Actually, I thought it was kind of funny to think of the table collapsing underneath him. That's a little mean, isn't it?
With school starting, I could not, in good conscience, put this project off any longer. It's not hard work, just time consuming. I did it over a few days because of drying time between coats, moving furniture, etc. Doesn't it look nice?
Notice any difference? Me, neither! It's finished and no one will appreciate but me. (Any one else hear a sorrowful violin playing in the background?)
Note: I highly recommend tile if you can afford it (it's pricey). It hides a lot and cleans up nicely if you pick the right color grout and SEAL it. Downside...if you drop a plate, glass, or jar it will not only break, it will SHATTER into tiny pieces and spread all over the floor. This is a sore topic for me. I just shattered a glass jar last night. What a mess! I'm still finding little shards of glass.
We have a beautiful bay window that was covered with a big, huge curtain. We have finally replaced the curtain with cordless cellular shades (love them). I caught my man cleaning up after he put 2 of the shades up (the other 2 were on order).
So , now, I have proof that it's possible for him to actually finish a project..including clean up. This was his mistake because now I will expect it every time.
Note: Please don't think I'm being disrespectful or mean. I'm just teasing him!