Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Things that make me giggle...

the SIGN not the actual EVENT that the sign is describing... come on people, this is a FAMILY show!!!
and one for Tracy!! :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Getting in touch with my crunchy hippy side...

Come summer...I have these inner urges to become one with the land, to go a little scrubbier, wear less make-up, eat more veggies, drink more water, hanging laundry outside to dry, dig in the dirt, I enjoy wearing skirts, tank tops and clickers, and living more simply, simplier, just living simple. (English 101 major I trust you will correct that grammar :)

So Sunday... what did I do... WHAT did I do...?? Made my own laundry detergent...:) oh yes I did...Grated that Fels Naptha myself...(ouch) ran about 5 loads of laundry this afternoon and barely used ANY of it. It only takes 2-3 tablespoons for a large load!!! (I did 3 tablespoons because when I checked the water with only 2 it just didn't "feel" like there was enough soap in there...I was happier with 3) :)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

WHERE have WE BEEN!?!?!?

Last week was a WHIRLWIND...but OH SO WORTH it. :)

Soooo as you know...G & M flew in from FL on Friday, you saw the fun from our time together on LAST Monday we got a little of the major league in our minor town... NOT a bad night spent with friends and family... :)
A SURPRISE PRIZE to the first person to leave a comment with this girl's initials in the comments section....hrrrrmm... who will win the surprise prize??? :)Tuesday and Wednesday night were spent at the camp they were renting, (Side Note: This smile is DEF. one of the top 3 reasons why I fell head over heels for this guy... jeepers he's cute!!! :)Thursday, for some reason the camera did not come out when Laura Jane was here for dinner but I think that's because I was 1/2 asleep on the couch for most of the night :) Friday was dinner on the lake with some of Husband's friends and Saturday finished off the week back with G&M, spending the day at L&L's in the pool...FUN FUN times...
S.R. for ice cream... not a bad way to spend the last night of vacation... not a bad way at all... :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

it's CRAZY round these parts!!!

*working all day, short staffed
*playing all night
*working all day
*enjoying Alivia and Brielle
*working all day
*chatting with G & M
*working all day
*burning the candle at both ends (as CountryDad likes to call it)
*working all day
*watching Big Papi
*working all day
*hanging with family
*working all day

I need a vacation....

I have a TON of pics to dump off my camera but you will all have to wait. I need a NAP.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Little Shout-OUT!

Hi Grammy Jo-Jo! :)

I got the best end of the deal with Husband :) *wink wink!! :) giggle giggle*

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sunday...good friends

The VBS kids had a "performance" as Sky called it :) She was ALL jazzed up! I love how her eyes are FOCUSED on "Glory" to make sure she doesn't miss anything! They did SUCH a great job singing about God's Power and leading the church in "Untitled Hymn". Gorgeous! Great job Mama H and Glory with your AWESOME enthusiasium!!! :)
G&M are HERE!! G&M are here!!! :) Alivia is trying to make friends with Zoe who keeps stealing her cracker!!! Come on Bethany ~ you've GOT to step in :)

Such a wonderful time to just sit back and watch the two girls, Patty and Michelle, reconnect, catch up and fellowship. I am blessed just to have been a part of the day. What a group of gorgeous, Godly, women. (and women-to-be!) :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

It was a family affair...(Saturday)

BBQ to finish off our last Bible study...took Rebound to play with his Mom and brother...the lab in the blue collar is his brother, Mike, :) and when Husband and I were making the tough decision on WHICH adorable puppy to take home, Mike made it to the final round. It was between he and Rebound. Came down to, that little boy in the back there? Yah. He was about 4 when we got the pups and Mike was HIS DOG. :) Who am I to seperate a boy from his best friend? :) I think we all got the best dog for our families :)Look how attentive they all are. (I'm HOLDING a piece of STEAK in my hand!! :) Hey, parents will "modify their children's behavior" any way they can, right? :)Meanwhile, out back....Yah, as a bird non-lover, I don't even know what to SAY to these pics.

Ran out of time... I'll be back later with's a good one. You should come back to check it out :)

SURPRISE!!! (Friday)

Hog-tied and THREW MIL in the car on Friday night. Was a good time :) tee hee hee. Ok, so there was no physical violence but SIL and I did surprise her with a pedicure. On a side note: probably the WORST $35 I've EVER spent for a pedicure but I have pretty painted toes now so....onward and upward. :) How do you keep a 6 year old busy for a couple of hours?? Let her play with your camera and LOOK what kind of pics you get! :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Come on...Play know you wanna....

A - Attached or single: Attached forever and always to Husband
B - Best Friend: Laura Jane
C - Cake or Pie: Pie. Strawberry Rhubarb
D - Day of the Week: Saturday
E - Essential Item: A.M. Coffee/Clickers (I can’t choose)
F - Favorite Color: Green
G - Gummi Bears or Gummi Worms: Nasty. Neither.
H - Home town: You know.
I - Indulgences: Pedicures
J - January or July?: July
K - Kids: no…
L - Life is incomplete without: The Lord and my Family
M - Marriage Date: August 25, 2001
N - Number of Siblings: 1 brother, JJ, three sister in laws and a brother in law
O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges. Apples make my mouth itch
P - Phobias or Fears: Judgment Day
Q - Quote: “You’ve GOT to be KIDDING me”
R - Reason To Smile: It’s Friday, the sun is out-ish, it’s summer, Gary and Michelle are flying in tonight, FND @ L&L’s, Husband, Rebound, millions of reasons…
S - Season: Summer ~ All 6 days of it in Northern New England :)
T - Tag Three: All of you on the sidebar
U - Unknown fact about me: I know NO idea. I think you all know EVERYTHING already!? Scary! :) But ask away if you don’t and I’ll tell yah! :)
V - Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Most definitely oppressor of animal. God created them. I eat them. Though I do love me some veggies too! :)
W - Worst Habit: Occasionally biting my nails
X - Rays or Ultrasounds: I guess it would depend on the reason. Neither are painful in their own right…
Y - Your favorite food: Pizza
Z - Zodiac Sign: Gemini, for whatever it’s worth. I think that stuff is crap. :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sights of Summer... Part 3...for Tracy

The white dust that you see in some of the pics on some of the flowers is Rotenone. Helps control the NASTY Japenese Beetles. NASTY things.

And one just to make you laugh. The green tank top....AGAIN! :)