Tuesday, September 15, 2009

August 30, 2009



See it?  SEE IT????  It’s a leaf bug.  It flew in the house one of the times that someone went out to smoke.  IT WAS IN MY HAIR!!!!!  I was screaming like a girl!!!  Oh, wait, I AM  a girl.  Geesh!  So, Jason tells me that he saw it fly out.  I didn’t!  I totally don’t believe him.  See it!!  It’s INSIDE the house!!  You might not be able to tell but this is the ceiling.  I had to zoom in when I cropped it cuz I WASN’T GETTING ANY CLOSER!!  Blah!  Oh and it was HUGE!  It’s body was the length of my hand.  Not sure that I’ve ever seen one of these before but I KNOW I don’t want to see one again!  YIK!

August 29, 2009

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On vacation at my mom’s, we HAD to shop at Oh, Scrap!  Jen has a small store but it’s full of such goodies!!  After I shopped, as I waited to pay for my treasures, I let Jen know that if she ever needed displays I’d love to do some.  So she gave me some supplies!!  YIKES!  Good thing I said something, huh!  I took everything home to work on. I  decided our pictures from Cherry Park were perfect for the papers so I printed doubles.  Wha – la!   Jen really loved this book I put together and is suppose to send me some more things to work on.  How exciting, don’t cha think?!?!?  I do!

August 28, 2009


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That’s right, the fun doesn’t end when you are on staycation!  The bowling alley is still doing free bowling for the children so.. why not.  I can’t bowl since my carpel tunnel is acting up (I think my cortisone shot has wore off) but Steve can.  We used to bowl all the time when we dated.  It’s such a fun thing to do.  Don’t you agree?  Sorry you can’t see Sarah very well in her picture.  Steve had to help her.  See the edge of her pink shorts?  Cutie!  Only a few more days left of Staycation.

August 27, 2009

Today is Nathan’s first day of Fall Ball.  We are all so excited.  He was in the rookie league last year (with machine pitch).  Since he will be 9 when the spring season starts, they put him in the minors (live pitch).  We have all we need… hat, cleets, mitt… wait… where is his mitt?  WE CAN’T FIND HIS MITT!!!   Are you kidding me?  Geesh!  Off to Dick’s sporting goods to get a new one!  Just what I was planning on spending that $50 on….. NOT!!!

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Wait, did I say we were buying a mitt?  LOL  Yes, we did get a mitt but they all had to show me their amazing baseball stances.  I think Sarah is just about fashion “does this bat match my shoes?”  Steve looks like I was a major league recruiter.  Wow.  We still had fun.  Most importantly, Nathan has a new mitt, and we aren’t going to lose this one, and we love it, and it’s the best mitt ever and, umm, I can’t remember what else.  Yeah fall ball, here we come!!

August 26, 2009

Yuk day 2 of staycation for Steve.  He had the left side of his mouth deep cleaned.  Unlike yesterday when the girl did his teeth, today Dr. Murphy did it.  Zip, bam, boom… DONE super fast.  They told us it would take 1 1/2 hours, it only took 45 minutes!

But, hey, how cool is this….


… Our dentist office is at the end of a strip mall.  Um, right next to Pier 1?!  HUH?  Barnes and Nobles is next.  Bed, Bath and Beyond, Petsmart, MICHAEL’S, Dick’s sporting good, Party City… not too shabby.  I know I won’t complain when it’s my turn.  *grin*

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

August 25, 2009

Today is Doctor day.  Since Steve only gets certain days off, he has to see the different doctors when he can.   First, he went to see Dr. Klassett for the bump on his back.  He had it removed last June (by another doctor) but it grew back, bigger!  Not much fun but the doctor numbed his back and removed it.  I won’t gross you all out with the inner parts, here is his back after stitches….



Funny that I married a red head with freckles and when I took this picture, my first thought was “WOW, there are a bunch of freckles"!  After being together for 15 years, I guess I don’t see them anymore.


After this doctor, we went home to have some lunch.  At 2pm, we both had appointments to see a dentist.  I’ve been really good about taking the kids every 6 months.  Now it’s our turn to get on that cycle.  What we found out is that we both have horrible plaque build up and need a deep cleaning.  I need to have a filling, a wisdom tooth (fully exposed) and 2 wisdom teeth impacted removed.  Steve needs to have all 4 of his wisdom teeth (all fully exposed) removed by an oral surgeon.  Steve immediately has them start on his right side.  Poor guy!  First his back and now his mouth.  Not such a good staycation day for him.

August 24, 2009



First week day of Staycation, nothing too exciting happened.  I did want to share this from our vacation in SC.

Here is Sarah in….  ready…..  My sister’s Purse!  We, or should I say I, gave my sister a hard time the entire vacation about how large her purse is.  It’s not even just a vacation purse, she uses it all the time!  I wanted to prove to her that a small child could fit inside of it and … here you go!  I moved her wallet and things to the side and Sarah got in.  THAT is a BIG PURSE.


August 23, 2009


Before I go any further, I have to share this.  We picked up Sarah’s glasses the day after we got back from SC.  I find it hard to take pictures of her with the glare.  Does she remind you of anyone with her glasses on?  I think she looks like the little girl in Hope Floats…. Bernice.  Anyway, I love her in glasses and I really hope she doesn’t have to wear them for too long.  Cutie!

August 22, 2009

Guess what….  Now Steve is on VACATION!  Man, the fun just never ends around here.  We decided to just do little things around the house.  More of a staycation instead of vacation.  “LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!”


Check out this bicycle made for 2.  Cool, huh?  I had to take a picture of it while we were at the bike shop today.  OH, I got a bike!  It’s used but now I can go for rides with the children.  I’ll show you all my bike in another post.

Now for the bad news.  Sarah and Nathan were riding around the store.  Sarah on her big girl bike (with training wheels) and Nathan on his scooter.  I believe that he was gaining on her and she panicked.  As she rounded the corner, she ran her bike into a display bike.  The display bike was adult size so as she fell, the pedal scrapped her thigh from the end of her shorts almost to her knee.  The pedal didn’t break the skin, just made her blood come to the surface. 

See how sad……

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August 21, 2009

As if we didn’t already do a bunch of stuff.  Today we met with Tina and Madison to see G-Force movie!   It was cute.  My favorite was Tracy Morgan’s voice… Holla!


August 20, 2009


One of the things I didn’t get to share while on my trip.  Here is a shopping cart at Food Lion.  These Carolinians think about racing EVERY WHERE!!  Ha ha ha ha  Love it!

August 19, 2009

We are on the road again.  Heading home finally.  Oh but wait!  We can’t leave town without seeing Mae (Steve’s mom)!!!!  And since Auntie Shawnie is just up the street, she can come over with the cousins!  Oh the amount of family is never ending in the Carolinas!!!!!!

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Cool, I forgot I DID take a picture of my new curly hair.  Sweet!

August 18, 2009

My sister and niece leave today.  So sad.  We moved the furniture out of her van, into our truck.  Mom got a couple tarps just incase it rains.   Why do vacations have to end?  We all miss seeing Aunt Jan and Hannah.  Oh but before they can go we can’t forget our family picture!!!!


We have been doing this every year since Nathan was a baby.  It’s so fun to watch the children change from year to year. 

August 17, 2009

Back to “normal” if you can call it that.  All the family has gone home but me and my sister.  Today we don’t have many plans.  How about taking the kids to Cherry Park?  Good plan!

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This one is my favorite of Sarah.  You know, the one in 500 pictures that you take that you really, really like. 

This is that ONE!!!

August 16, 2009

Today my aunt permed my hair!  I’m a curly, frizzy mess at least for 2 days till I can shampoo again.  No, no pictures of this!  We did get to spend some time together as a family though.  That was very nice. 

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August 15, 2009

Since this day has passed, I can share the secret… We are throwing my mom a surprise 60th birthday party today!!!  OMG.  My aunt and I have been working on this for a year!  Sad to say that my mom found out about it a month ago.  She got an email (somehow) that my dad sent out.  She was a good sport though and didn’t let on.   We figured that at least she didn’t know the complete guest list (or that her sister is coming) so she’d be surprised at that.  Well, my uncle (he’ll remain nameless for now) talked to her this morning, asking if he can visit and said “oh I’ll just park at Honore’s (mom’s sister) hotel.”  ARE YOU KIDDING ME? 

Ok, on to the fun of it all.  My sister and I took her for a pedicure to get her out of the house.  Here we are…..

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Aren’t we gorgeous????  Yes, yes we are!    This nail shop did a super job so we will have to go there again next year.  Then we are off to the other side of the parking lot to Michael’s to kill time.  We blindfolded Mom so she couldn’t see where we were going or the guests waiting for her.  It was such a good time!  I don’t want to bore you all with a million pictures.. just a few….

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Here is all the family that was at her party.  Most of us haven’t seen each other in YEARS!!!! 


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Isn’t she lovely?!?!?!?!?  I totally forgot that I bought these glasses for her.  Luckily, family stayed for awhile so she wore this to open her cards.  She was smooshing all the cards as she opened them to figure out if they were home made or store bought.  My aunt asked her if she was Carnack.  Too funny!!!!

August 14, 2009

Crap!  I’m off by a day.  See what happens when I don’t keep up with this.  Today is the day that my sister and niece got in town.  So here is extras that I took….




Most days I get to take a picture of Sarah sleeping since Nathan is always up early.  I got him for the first time in a long time.  He’s so sweet sleeping.  Ahh, my angel’s sleeping.  Or is it all just the quiet before the storm?  Hmmm.  Either way, I love them both!

August 13, 2009

Today, my sister and niece finally drive into SC.  They drove from Chicago.  Two days.  Yuk!  But, they drove so they could bring Nathan Grandpa’s furniture.  I’ll show and tell about that later.

We had several things going on today so dinner never got started.  OUT TO EAT!!!  Yummy Mexican for dinner.  We had such a good time and the food was super yummy.  And, if you’ve been reading my blog, it’s tradition to take pictures when we eat out Mexican food.  Here we all are being silly…. Not sure how my mom dodged the camera but she did.

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Here is my sister and I showing just how old we really are.  A shame really but at least we can laugh about it!