Friday, July 31, 2009






YES, JULIE I am alive over here, it's just that everytime I sit down to blog, I quickly get out of the mood to post anything. I feel like everything is boring that i blog lately, and NO ONE EVER comments......so. But, I did actually have exciting plans last night with my good friends and neighbors, JULIE and KELLI. I was looking forward to our night out all week. We went to dinner at Old Spaghetti factory and then headed to see Harry Potter. They have both read all the books, but I, on the other hand have only seen all the movies. Those that know me well, know that I am not a big reader. But after last nights movie, and some inspiration from the girls, I may actually read the next book. I can't wait to find out what happens next! By the time I finish it though, the next movie will probably be out!!
Today was a gorgeous day, so I thought and thought, what would be fun for me and the kids to do. We decided to go to Grants Farm. I haven't been there yet this summer. It is usually a low key fun thing to do, verses the Zoo. BUT NOT today. The line just to get IN the place took about an hour, then we had to wait another 20minutes or so to get on the tram to get to the attractions. Brooke told me half way through the first line that she had to go potty BAD.....we waited as long as we could, and our grp would have been the next to enter the park, we finally had to just butt ahead a few ppl, or she would have wet herself....I tell ya! We ended up having a great time, just me and the kids. Again the weather was great! We also saw Kelli and her crew there as well. Oh, great minds... Here are some pics of the day. Enjoy the weekend! I will be at work all day and Mike will be playing in a golf tournament. The kids get to spend the day with their grandma Jan!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

random thoughts

I haven't felt like blogging lately...I love reading everyone elses, and check them all obsessively....haven't even been a big commenter lately. Thought of a few random thoughts to blog today, so here they are. A couple blog friends shared some things lately, that I will expand on. (will someone PLEASE tell me how to successfully add a word with the link on it??!! I can never do it right, so won't even attempt here) Anyway, Kelli did a WHY blog yesterday. Here is mine: Why are my kids inside watching tv when it is sooooo gorgeous out today, in the 70's. And they have been outside playing every day in the heat and humidity, go figure! Why is it EVERY time I sit down to blog, my kids huddle around me??? Like right now!!! Why, does B whine about everything lately???? Like right now! Why, when I work nights and try to sleep the next day, the phone rings off the hook, and the door bell rings (which it never does,usually)? Why, once I start blogging something, do I hate what I am typing and want to erase the whole entry? Like right now!!

On to more amazing things... My friend Becke blogged a few days ago about asking the Lord to Delight us. I did this last night as I took Dewey out to go potty. It was pitch black out, and asked Him to delight me....I looked up at the stars, waiting for something magical to appear...nothing...then my eye went to an extra bright star, and I thought oh, that must be it, thank you Lord, how pretty.....but no, I looked to the tree right next to that shining star, and was amazed to see about a dozen fireflies twinkling like Christmas lights in that tree! I have never seen such a sight. It taught me to look more closely at everything He has created for our enjoyment. How often I simply let the dog out, and just ignore all the beauty around me. I plan on asking God to delight me often, and hope you do the same!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

What is your favorite?

Well, it is hard to believe that summer is more than half over!! We have had a busy summer, and have done a ton of fun things, but can't help feeling like we've hit a slump! In many ways, I am ready for school to begin. This will be Brooke's first official yr of elementary school and sadly, Chase's last yr of elementary. That's a whole other blog entry for later! I would LOVE to hear from you all.....what has been the best thing you did this summer? How bout name the best place you went, and the best activity you did at home. I could use some great ideas!!!! Please leave me your comments, I sure appreciate them! Can't wait for your ideas.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A yearly tradition of pyro


It's that time of the year again. Today after work, Mike took the kids to the "local" fireworks stand in town, to purchase this years festivities. The kids so look forward to this time with their dad on the driveway. I love to watch the show too. Now, this is not a big, fancy firework display, it is just a lot of smoke bombs, snakes, sparklers, things that spin and light up, crack, pop, and sometimes shoot in the air! It is our Fourth of July weekend tradition!! I hope you all spend your 4th celebrating in your own special way. Have fun!!!

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