Saturday, January 31, 2009

Picture tag!

This picture cracks me up. It is my dad in highschool taking football pictures. I bet he still wishes he had all that hair!

Now to complete this tag go to your fourth picture folder to the fourth picture and post it for everyone to see. I tag Annie, Katie, and Sally!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Muffins with Mom

I have been meaning to do this post for awhile. A couple of weeks ago Sam's preschool had a Muffins with Moms day. Moms, grandmothers, or other special loved ones were invited to school to have a muffin and watch the kids play for awhile. My mom and I joined him that day. Sam is such a good boy and always does exactly what he is supposed to (at school, not at home). I never really have to worry about his behavior. Max is another story, but he is getting better, and I can't even imagine what Ben has in store for us someday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More info

Just to let you know. The Slippin' and a Slidin' (see below) was not such a good idea. The second time the boys went out today Sam ended up with a busted chin. No worries though, we took him to see the doc and he said that it wasn't bad enough for stitches. This is only the fourth time Sam has busted his chin! As my dad would say "Shaving may be interesting for him someday!"

Slippin' and a Slidin'

The boys decided they wanted to go outside today, even though it is a mere 14 degrees. I figured oh well, if they get cold they will come in. They did get the sleds out of the garage, but when I ventured out to check on them they had decided they could just slide better on their bodies, especially when the flurries had cleared to a spot of solid ice! I remember the days of not feeling cold and playing outside!

And for Hilary and Leslie. They did not even cancel school here today, the kiddos played outside after Max got home from school!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Things I Have Done

Here's the game. Copy and Paste the list below and then highlight/bold the things you have done. It is kind of fun. There is really not any directions to add explanations, but I just really felt the urge to explain some things!

Started your own blog
Slept under the stars
Played in a band
Visited Hawaii
Watched a meteor shower
Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland/world
Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo (this of course was in elementary school!)
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Adopted a child
Had food poisoning
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I am going to be honest, I remember going to see the Statue of Liberty, I don't really remember walking to the top)
Seen the Mona Lisa in France
Slept on an overnight train
Had a pillow fight
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
Gone skinny dipping
Been to a Broadway show in NY
Ran a Marathon
Been in three states at once
Ridden in a gondola in Venice
Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset
Hit a home run
Been on a Cruise (I haven't actually done this, but I am going on an Alaskan Cruise in May woohoo!)
Seen Niagra Falls in Person
Visited the birthplace of your Ancestors
Seen an Amish community
Taught yourself a new language
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
Gone rock climbing
Seen Michelangelo’s David
Sung karaoke
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Visited Africa
Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted
Gone deep sea fishing
Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Been to Grace Kelley’s grave in Monaco
Gone to a drive-in theater
Been in a movie (Do home movies count? :)
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business (The neighbor girl and I started a fake chapstick selling store when we were kids, even took peoples money!)
Taken a martial arts class
Swam in the Mediterranean Sea
Visited Russia
Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout cookies
Gone whale watching (Plan on doing this in May also!!)
Gotten flowers for no reason
Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
Bounced a check
Saved a favorite childhood toy
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Eaten Caviar
Pieced a quilt
Stood in Times Square
Toured the Everglades
Been fired from a job
Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
Broken a bone
Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in person
Published a book
Visited the Vatican
Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem
Had your picture in the newspaper
Read the entire Bible
Visited the White House
Killed and prepared my own meat
Had chickenpox
Saved someone’s life
Sat on a jury
Met someone famous
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby
Seen the Alamo in person
Swam in the Great Salt Lake
Been involved in a law suit
Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee

I tag Sally, Sam, Mandy G., and Leslie!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Long time no blog!

I seriously have a list of things that I have been meaning to post it just seems like I never get around to doing it. I don't even have a good excuse! Anyway, Monday night was Family Literacy Night at Max's school so we went to check it out. Max's teacher, Mrs. Stone, snapped this picture of all of us and then e-mailed it to me today. She is absolutely wonderful by the way and Max is having a great year because of her. We just rarely have pics of the entire family so I enjoy this one. The look on Ben's face basically depicts his feeling about the entire night. Until they started serving cookies! He enjoyed that and made a huge mess! I hope everyone has a great hump day!

I also wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to the Harrel fam for their new beautiful baby girl. She looks precious and I can't wait to see her this weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Little Update!

I just thought I would post a little update on the kitchen renovations. Oh yeah, there is nothing to report. It looks exactly like it did when I took the pictures from the previous post! This is the way we funtion. I can't help it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


That is what I thought when I got home from work today. Chad was off and I guess he got ambitious. We had (somewhat still have) dropped lighting in our kitchen that I really, really hate and I told Chad that for my birthday (February 13th) I wanted the kitchen lighting redone. Well, I guess he took me seriously. I will just be absolutely surprised if this is completed by my birthday because Chad and I are not the "getter done" kind of people I wish we were. I truly hope that my kitchen does not look like this for an extended amount of time!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Merry Christmas (finally)

I wanted to title this post "Pathetic" because it has taken me this long to post Christmas pics, but I didn't think that went along with the Christmas spirit to well! We have had a wonderful holiday. We had a total of 5 Christmas celebrations, yes 5 and we had a great time. We also celebrated Chad's 35th birthday, watched OSU blow it big time, and had an 80's party for New Year's Eve. Oh, yeah, and Sam got his tonsils taken out. Needless to say, we have been pretty busy, and I am a little depressed that I have to go back to work on Monday! Time really does fly by.

I asked Chad what is was like turning 35. He says that it kind of stinks because everyday after his birthday he is that much closer to 40 than to 30, but since he can still do back flips on the trampoline he says he is not going to let it get him down!
These pictures of Ben and Ryder crack me up, they are going to be the best buddies. (Please ignore the messy house in the background!)
And what not better to share than a bag of Cheetos!

I hope everyone had a great 2008 and has an even better 2009.