Monday, May 31, 2010

Thanks to Them All

My husband served in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years.  He retired as a Chief Petty Officer.  I told him  I would never ever move to Alaska.  When he made Chief, that promise was suddenly a non issue.  I would go where he went.  It's the job of the military wife.  We did not end up going, which is fine with me.  I love my husband very much.  And his love for his country and dedication to his service was always inspiring.  I stood behind him for 16 years of his service.  That is what the family does.  He was never deployed.  I only had to be without him a few times here and there.  I was blessed.  Now he teaches Microsoft Certifications .  I have him home every night.  No more over night duties.  No more calls in the wee hours of the night to come in and fill in for someone.  No more worrying about him driving in snow that the authorities say don't drive in it, unless you have to.   
I would like to thank all service members and there families this day!  They pay the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  Remember those who have fallen, and those who are here to fight another day.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Silly, Strange, and Sweet

I thought I would use my photo blog for today's letter.  The letter is S.  S is for....

Being silly is fun.  It makes the kids laugh.  Especially when it is at your own expense.  Here is a "make over" I was given.
S is for sunglasses 

S is for silly games.  Photo By Emmy

S is for strange.  And strange and silly is what you get when you see your BFF for the first time in 20 years!

Strangeness must run in the family
S is for sweet.  A rare a precious thing.
S is for sweet sisters.  They truly are best friends.

Today's post was brought to you by the letter S and the number 10.  If you want to play along...go and see Miss Jenny.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Open House

Yesterday was open house.  Open House means you get to see all the neat things your child has done over the past year.  I have always known that Emily had a talent for art, but I was amazed at her work just the same.

It just so happens that tomorrow is the Primary Talent Show.  Primary is the childrens Auxiliary program for my church.  I was going to have Emily draw something, but I am taking these instead.  She is one talented girl.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

At the Car Wash

As new home owners we have been blessed with not only a good investment, but we have also been blessed with many poachers salespeople.  We have lived in this house for two and a half years now, but we have only been the actual homeowners for 4 months.  In that time, we have had several people call or come to our door selling something.  Even the electric company offered to put a box on our AC unit that allows them to shut it off during peak usage, and we get a discounted rate in return.  Funny thing is, we already had one installed the first summer we lived here.  Whatever. 

All that being said, we have very hard water out here.  You do not want to drink it, and you should not wash your car with it.  We were sold a water filtration system for the house.  The difference is amazing.  My appliances will be so grateful in the long run.  So the point to all of this is?  Well since Kristin thought it was necessary to write "wash me" on the window of my van, I felt she should.  And since we have new softer water it was ok to do so.
First, Daddy's car.   I used the soap that was given to us with the filtering system.  Look closely at Em's hands.  They look like she has gloves on.  I used a lid full is all...could have used 1/2 tsp for both cars.  Literally.

Kristin thought the cars were pretty gross.  She was right.

Ryan was all for it, until he saw the soap.  Must be a boy thing.

Another boy thing, is always having dirt or food on your face.  In this case, it is chocolate.  That's my boy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Magic 8

I was tagged by Shelley from Hand in Hand to pick my eighth picture in my eighth folder and tell the story behind it.

Well to follow that exact rule, here is what I got....

It's a family picture that my sister took in 08.  No real story instead of going across 8, I went down 8 and I got this....

Cute.  The backside of my son in Spring of 07.  We were out here for our last visit, before we moved here.   Again no real story.... so I went into folder number one and went to picture number is what I got....
This is Kristin last year after getting her first cavity filled.  She was scared to death.  She was pale and wouldn't talk.  The cavity itself was so small it didn't even require Novocaine.  It actually took longer for the materials to dry and set than it did for them to drill it.  A year later, she had to have a baby tooth extracted and they numbed her for that.  She rocked that one too!

Now I am supposed to tag people, but since this blog is still young, I will leave it up to those who stop by to decide if they want to play.  See, I am just a rule breaker all around!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I am a lot a little behind again with my photo blog.  So bear with me as I post a whole bunch a few extra pictures. 

Ryan does NOT like his picture taken.

So you have to sneak up on him

My tree has sprung back to life.

Ryan loves his scooter.

Kristin's "new" bike.  A grand find at The Salvation Army!  

Rich went to Georgia the first weekend in May to see his parents renew their vows.  The kids and I stayed behind.  Well just because the kids aren't there does not mean that Busi can not spoil her grandbabies.  Each kid was given some spending money...that money burned right through their HANDS!

Ryan got a truck, but not just any truck.  This truck has a ramp and a JET!

Is it any surprise that Emily picked Littlest Pet Shops?

Then it should be no surprise that Kristin did too.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ryan has got something on his mind.  Trouble no doubt. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Super Fun with Super Heroes

Did you know that May 1st was "Free Comic Book Day."  Yeah me either.  The only reason I knew about it at all was I happened to be listening to the radio and heard a commercial for a local comic book store.  They would be having raffles, door busters, and special appearances by Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and other heroes and villains.   Well I just happen to know someone who loves Spider-Man.  And I thought it would be loads of fun to go and to this event.  With Rich out of town for the weekend, my mom offered to accompany me.  Then, my sister wanted to come for the photo op.  I was bringing my camera, but it's always good to have a back up plan.

When we got there, they had some Star Wars and DC Comic people strolling around outside in the parking lot.  They were having raffles every thirty minutes.  We never won.  But every one who showed up got a free slice of pizza and a small drink at the neighboring pizzeria.  I also discovered a used book store that is having a special deal for military folks the whole month of May!  Score!

Photo By Cathy K. (my sis)
Do not let this guy catch you taking his picture.
Photo By Cathy K.
Photo By Cathy K.
I don't blame Ryan for being nervous...Darth Vader was HUGE!
Photo By Cathy K.

Photo By Cathy K.
Ryan was so excited to meet Spider-Man!  I really thought he was going to make it.  Spider-Man tried to win him over.  
Did you know Spider-Man could make balloon creations too???
Photo By Kristin

Girls like Spider-Man too.

If you are wondering what is on their faces, they wrote super hero names on their cheeks.
What's a day out without some face painting?

Or arm painting if you wish.
*Photos not credited were taken by me.