Monday, January 18, 2010


We took advantage of the four-day weekend to take a big group of kids to Wintergreen overnight. On Sunday night, we had fun eating, playing games, and watching movies. Somehow the girls got into playing with makeup, and ended up looking kind of scary. They all packed in like sardines to sleep, but they didn't seem to mind. The weather was beautiful on Monday, and we all had a blast tubing.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Hope of Spring

I came home to find these on my counter the other day! A thank you from a friend. It gave me hope that warm weather will come BECAUSE I AM SO COLD!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cracking up...

I went grocery shopping last night. I remember buying eggs, I really do. I picked out a carton of 18 large white eggs, scanned it, and placed it in the cart. Using the self-scanner cuts down on lots of potential forgetting for absent-minded folks like myself because once you scan it and place it in your bag, you don't have to take it out again until you leave the store. So I KNOW I left with them.

But this morning, as I heated the pan to make scrambled eggs for Cal, I COULD NOT FIND THE EGGS. Talk about frustrating. I checked both refrigerators multiple times. I checked the trunk of the car twice. No luck. Pop-Tarts for Cal.

I'm making dinner this evening and realize I need one egg white. The frustration returns, and this time I send Bailey to look. I mean really? Where could they be?

She found them in the freezer. Turns out eggs don't freeze well.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Swim Meet

AJ decided to swim again this winter, but she got off to a rough start when she came down with pneumonia just as the season was beginning. We've eased in slowly, and Christmas break helped a lot with keeping her rested. Our crazy snowstorm on the 19th postponed our first meet until today, and AJ was ready! She improved her times in the three events she swam: freestyle (4.05 seconds), backstroke (1.73 seconds) and butterfly (11.99 seconds).

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wishing you good times and good health in 2010!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Texting While Driving

My friend Angela sent this yesterday, and it cracked me up...


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

The rain held off long enough to make Halloween very pleasant.  This year, the kids all went their separate ways.  Cal's friends had a party at the home of a girl in the neighborhood, and about ten of them ate together and then headed out for brief trick-or-treating. He started out as a baseball player but appears to have morphed into a baseball player/gangster.

Bailey went out with her friend Hannah - her step-brothers Nick and Quinn were in for the weekend from Indiana, so they were thrilled to see each other again.  Should have gotten a picture of the group, but I didn't.

Sydney went out with her friend Skyler.

I took AJ out with her friends Katie and Kate.

Mark took care of passing out candy. He had at least one cute customer!