Sunday, September 30, 2007

Welcome Liana!

The newest little family member! Brendon's sister adds a 4th angel to her family!

Engagement Party!

Photo's from Kelley and Lora's engagement party last night!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Silly Quiz of the Week

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!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Where does the time go?

Remember my post about a month ago where I was looking forward to doing all these activities because both children are in school full time now? Well, I'm not sure where the time actually goes, but it seems I have even LESS time than last year. I do get to take Spanish class two mornings a week. It is fun, but it's taking too much time, so after next week I'm going to take a private lesson once a week.
I'm the room mom in Joseph's classroom. I really had no idea I should ask for a salary when I signed up for this! I spend on average 30 minutes a day answering emails and helping parents and teacher with various things. is really great to be active at the school! I'm also a lunchroom lady at Isabelle's campus, which is just around the corner from Joseph's. Every other Thursday I don an emerald green apron and spend an hour and half helping the cook and the students and cleaning. Very glamorous!
And, that is where all my time goes!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Silly Quiz!

Try this!

You Scored an A

You got 10/10 questions correct.

It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.
If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.
As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.
And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Little House on the Prairie

We finished Little House on the Prairie last night. Reading this book as an adult was very interesting. Little House in the Big Woods, the first in the series, was such a wonderful heartwarming story. It was almost an idyllic life. To me they were a little too lonely, but other than that it was such a great time they had together.
Then we come to Little House on the Prairie. I think Ma did not know how aweful it was going to be or she would never have left the Big Woods. First of all they traveled for months in a wagon with 3 kids and a dog and oh let's don't forget 2 horses. Finally they get to where they are going...which is the place Pa finally decided to stop! Keep in mind he didn't have a map or stop for directions (some things don't change) and this does have dire consequences! At this point they must build a house. Ma helps Pa put up a log cabin. At one point a log, the size of a tree, falls on her foot and she says "oh Charles I'll be allright!" Are you laughing yet? Then they all come down with malaria and nearly die except a Doctor happens to be riding into the area and saves them.
It turns out they have settled in Indian territory and must leave. There are plenty of discussions between Laura and her parents about "Indians". I really had to skip over some of these conversations. I know that is what people thought at the time, but I don't even want my kids to hear such horrible things at this young stage in their life. Ma says at one point "the only good Indian is a dead Indian!" Ummm...yep I skipped right over that comment. Ever wonder where Wal-Mart and other people got the idea for emminent domain? It seems it's a "wonderful" little tradition in this country. Pa tells Laura that white people are coming here and settling and that the Indians are going to have to get out. There were many other examples of that kind of thought. I have to say I feel it is downright shameful and it makes me wonder what sort of attitudes do I have in this day and age that will be looked upon similarly in the next century. In the end after only one year in the house they must leave and find new land.

Friday, September 07, 2007

It's going to be

a busy weekend.
We had a busy week. You know I think 4 day weeks are always a little tiring anyway. We had curriculum night at the school last night. Tonight we are all tired. Tomorrow we have the kids first soccer games! One at 10, one at 11 and then a birthday party at 12! Yeah! I will be nuts after all that and then I "get" to go to the Kindergarten social in the evening. Sunday morning I'm helping out in the Sunday school, so I hope I'm helpful. I think I'll be tired.

We are almost finished reading Little House on the Prairie. More thoughts to follow on that book when we finish...I will say I think Ma should have put her foot down and stayed in the Big Woods. What was she thinking????

Monday, September 03, 2007

Panama City Beach...Labor Day Weekend 07

The beach was fantastic. The surf was way down and so everyone was in the ocean the whole time. I love swimming in the ocean and it's always nice for that there. Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend as well.