Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
The last day of school before break the kids had their school Christmas parties! Joseph is in Kindergarten so they still do alot of crafts and singing. Isabelle had a secret book exchange. They drew names and then bought bought a book less than $6 for each other. We went to see Santa after school and it only took 4 hours!!! They dressed up and we took pictures on the front porch and they were goofy in every single one of them!
Friday, December 21, 2007
The kids and I drove around the neighborhood one night looking at all the houses that were lit up with decorations. The best house wasn't lit up that night, but I hope to get it tonight and I'll add the picture in. It is very hard to take pictures at night. I didn't want to use flash because if you do it's too brights, but you really have to prop your camera so you don't get handshake. The shutter speed slows way down when you don't have flash at night. Anyway, it was fun to see. We have lots of families and they all like to decorate. The one house that is really lit up though is the home of a very older woman!
Monday, December 17, 2007
The Koenig's came over Saturday evening. It's always a treat when we can get together with them. We live on different sides of Atlanta, so it is an accomplishment when we can arrange to get together. We've been friends since we had our first babies and met in baby massage class in Decatur! Wish we knew more wonderful families like them. Brendon had been wanting to cook paella, so he found Emirl's recipe on the food network and went for it. (We figured if it didn't go well we could always order pizza.) But!, it went so so so deliciously! I took several pictures of Tyler, but they didn't come out, but he is in the kids table shot. He is about 18 months and cutie, running around with super energy! Isabelle and Madison are peas in a pod. It is so funny to see the two of them together. And, Abi and Joseph are fun kids to hang out with.
(Push the music button on the snowman to turn off the music if you want.)
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
I can't even do the easy one!!! I get it all except the two top right hair blocks!
I am almost up to 5000 on a dog for all seasons! If my space bar didn't stick all the time I could do that game!
I don't sit around doing this all the time! At breakfast and after I put the kids to bed! It's fun!
Then Isabelle came to the car and all the sudden she's freaking out! Her homework fell out of her backpack..folder, composition book...everything! So, we stay till all the cars leave and go hunting everywhere for it...never could find it, but got some extra off the teacher.
We drive home and I pull in the driveway and see two girls from the neighborhood dragging my Border Collie across the neighbors yard and they are telling me Sarah is running around the neighborhood! Yep! We finally get the dogs in and the gate shut.
After that we are calm for awhile and have snack and do homework. But, later Brendon calls and someone has broken into our cabin and torn down the door, stolen the tv and two of the comforters off the king size beds! Luckily we don't have renters this weekend so we can get it fixed before next weekend.
After all of that, I actually felt ok, but did not cook dinner! You know...any excuse will do to not cook dinner! LOL Bread, and chese and chicken from the deli!!!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Well...we could not live with the yellow in the kitchen and keeping area anymore. The yellow is fine as a color, but definitely not in this room. I forgot to take a picture of the cabinets, but I will and you can see why it's just blah blah blah with yellow. So, we tried a neutral terracotta color and several greens. We chose shagreen by sherwin williams for the walls. For the keeping room I plan to paint the ceiling cottage cream also by SW. We are going to put bead board up on the bar and paint it the cottage cream too. Oh, I have got to post a picture of the cabinets, because there's on section of them I think I'd like to paint cream too...but that's kinda scary!!!! One day (that'll be when we sell the other house) I want to get custom slip covers for the couch and chairs in the keeping room and some sort of window treatments...roman or something shades for the windows. That mantle, seems like it would be great, but it is a real real pain to decorate and because the mantle is rock everything sits wobbly. Urghh! So, this is a beginning to decorating and as the weeks (months) go by I hope there will be yummy, delicious and pretty progress!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Soon, I will get some pictures off of my camera and there will be something to see.
Kelley and Lora were married last weekend. You can see pictures on Mimisusans blog.
Then we had school functions on Tuesday. It was Grandparents day.
Extended family is in town for the holiday and we have all been visiting and the kids have had much fun playing together.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
|In 1970 (the year you were born)|
Richard Nixon is president of the US
A federal jury finds the "Chicago 7" innocent of conspiring to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention
The lunar spacecraft Apollo 13 splashes down in the Pacific after near catastrophe
The first Earth Day is marked by millions of Americans participating in anti-pollution demonstrations
At Kent State University, National Guardsmen fire into a crowd killing four student antiwar demonstrators
A powerful earthquake claims 50,000 lives in Peru
18 year olds are given the right to vote in federal elections
Tidal wave driven by cyclone from Bay of Bengal hits East Pakistan, killing hundreds of thousands
An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland
Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Andre Agassi, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, and Matt Damon are born
Baltimore Orioles win the World Series
Kansas City Chiefs win Superbowl IV
Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup
Tearjerker Love Story is the top grossing film
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is published
"The Long and Winding Road" becomes the Beatles' last Number 1 song
Well...at least Matt Damon was born! One good thing happened...other than me!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
The kids learned Psalm 23 this past month. Each night we learned an additional line. They learned the traditional King James version, but picked this for our blog. I said I would post it once they learned it. I also like the traditional hymn.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
They preformed Ein Deutches Requiem after intermission. It was really awesome and the orchestra and chorus did an amazing job. This piece took them 70 minutes to perform. I can't wait to go to the next performance.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
The kid had a great time trick or treating last night. Deally's came over to trick or treat too. The Mommies sat on the front porch and passed out candy, while the Dad's took the kids around the neighborhood! I have a candy hangover today!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
|You Are Strawberry Cake|
Fresh, sassy, and romantic.
You're a total flirt, who never would turn down a sugary treat.
Occasionally you're a bit moody - but you usually stay sweet!
Not sure about this, but strawberry cake is good! I came up chocolate with with my 2nd time. LOL!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Today I had my bi-monthly lunch room duty. Then I went and helped deocorate with some fall theme things at the school. That's Joseph hanging out waiting on his sister to get finished with school. Mavis is so funny, she rests her head on the porch rail while she sleeps, which is what she does when she's not barking!
I don't know why the slide show ends with the "add your email to the fan list" Please don't add it...I don't know why it's doing it.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
|You Are Toast|
Old fashioned and a bit of a homebody, you totally go for comfort food.
You're the type who loves to cook for friends, and they love you for it.
You truly know what tastes good, and you can often pick out the best dish at a restaurant.
You don't fall for food trends. You stick with what's been food for a long time!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday morning we had two soccer games back to back and Mimi and Papa showed up to watch the fun! Next we had a fast drive across the county for Edison's first birthday party. The kids had a hay ride and we got to catch up with some friends.
After that, we came home and got ready for Kelley and Lora's engagement party/shower up in Pendergrass. It was really nice and very pretty!
Sunday we had a church picnic and then came home and took the kids up to Mimi and Papa's for a sleepover. Brendon and I headed out to dinner and then went to the lastest BOURNE movie. I really like this series of movies!
Monday Joseph had a little birthday party at Chuckee Cheese's. He loved it, as do most kids, but I really can't stand that place.
We normally don't have such crazy full on weekends, but this one was ok even if it was busy. Writing this all out felt like one those grade school exercise where you have to use the words, first, then , next and finally.....oh no I forgot to use finally!
Friday, October 12, 2007
I've come up with cheese and crackers, fruit like pineapple and grapes. Some sort of seasonal type food..but what I don't know? Pumpkin muffins? We can also have 100% juice...apple cider seems the obvious choice. I'll save the cranberry juice until Thanksgiving. Send me some more ideas!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
We are having a normal week. It is raining!!! That meant that soccer was canceled tonight. I feel bad when the kids can't go to practice, but on the other hand it's nice to relax at home! I'm not complaining.
Yesterday I went for a routine visit to the Dr for a thyroid check. It's time to get the routine blood test again. I hate that...because it's really hard for me to do a darn thing without my jolt of coffee each morning. (headache etc...then takes over my day..yes I'm addicted!) Think I will go Thursday morning first thing.
What else? I'm looking forward to this really neat gym to open right near my house. I've been missing going to a good gym for over a year. Last year I was in a regular running routine, but now I run sporadically and that's not good enough.
School is chugging along. We have a half day on Friday and Monday off. They are calling this fall break! Isn't that a hoot? I'd rather just go to school and get it over with!
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
I tag people who love babies to copy and post this on their blogs too!
. Are there any babies in your family or circle of friends? Yes...3 new ones!
2. Are you one of those people who use a high-pitched, sing-song voice when talking to babies and small children? Yes I do!
3. If you were standing in line next to a *very* pregnant stranger at the bank or grocery store, what would you say to her? Nothing..I usually don't talk to strangers, but I would be helpful if need be (such hold door, give a seat or let go to the potty before me)
4. Similarly, what do you say or do near babies in public? I smile at babies! Sometimes wave or talk.
5. When walking through a department store, are you the sort of person who can go by the baby clothes without even a glance or do you have to stop to ooh and ahh? I usually wonder who I could buy something for!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
|Your Summer Ride is a Moped|
While it's not the quickest (or sexiest) ride in town
It's perfect for getting you around the back roads of Rome or Paris
What did your ride turn out to be? I"m not sure how I'm supposed to get the kids and all on the moped, but it sure sounds like fun!