Friday, June 25, 2010

How cute?

No seriously, how cute are my kids???????  These are just a couple of the (150+) shots from this mornings (almost) 2 hour “shoot”.  The kids were awesome, Rowdy included.  The gal that took the pictures at a large chain type place, was awesome!!!  She listened to me, and therefore was able to capture “my” kids.  (I did a bunch in black and white and they look so good…but for blogsake I’m posting the color photos….)





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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Way Go USA!

Did you see the game today???

(Please do not ask me what game, it would be like a knife through the heart.)

I honestly thought I was going to come out of my skin watching it!  I was yelling so loud that I woke up the baby from his morning nap.  I even had to walk outside at one point.

I told Hubby that it was more stressful than watching Pootie’s State Cup Final.

And HELLO – right at the beginning, we get the NO GOAL deal from the referee.  (Dumb lines man made a bad off sides call)  I don’t think I was the only one that thought, OH GREAT, HERE WE GO AGAIN…..


So when, in the last minutes, my man Landon scored.  I went nuts!

	American Idol: Landon Donovan celebrates his historical strike against Algeria.


And the team went crazy… they should have!!!!!

Jump for joy




Thursday, June 17, 2010

Taking time off

If you haven’t noticed – I have been gone for a couple of days. 

OK, maybe longer.  I was on a mental vacation.  I was ready for the kids to be out of school and then they were out of school and it just got busy.  Not really – but it feels like the past week has been busy.

And yes, I am still glad they are home.  So is Rowdy.  He LOVES having his brothers and sister here with him. 

Not too much to update you on.

Marybeth is having a book signing on Saturday for her new novel The Mailbox.  I am going to try to go.  It’s at the Barnes and Nobel at the Arboretum! 

We are in beach planning mode.  YEAH!  Holly Beth and I have been working on menu and team planning. 

I’ve had a head cold that has kicked my butt since the kids got out of school.  Still stuffy and cough-y.

World Cup is on in our house.  I love it.  Lola has even gotten into a couple of the games.  GO USA!

Worked today, and one of our vendors game by for a chat with dad.  “Lex” was telling us that he and his wife are expecting their first baby, a little girl, and she is 25 weeks along.  Big congrats I said. When when I was getting ready to leave for the day, I was holding Rowdy, and my dad said something about Rowdy being a preemie.  Well Lex’s eyes got wide and he wanted to know if he could ask me a question….He doesn’t know me from Adam’s house cat, but ya’ll know me…ask me anything.  I’ll tell ya the truth. 

Come to find out, his wife is in the hospital on bed rest.  Her water broke about a week ago.  They are a nervous wreck.  He had lots of questions, you could tell.  Hoping for the best, which is for her to carry baby as long as possible, but trying to prepare for the “not best”.

My heart just aches for them.  I wasn’t 25 weeks, but I know what they are feeling. We lived it. Right now, their doctors are guessing baby is about 1 pound 4 ounces.  She really needs more baking time…..I explained the game.  Hope for one week at a time.  Get her to 26 weeks, mark that one off the list.  Then go for 27, then 28.  Every day counts!  In my mind, 28 weeks, because of how well Rowdy did, is a good gestational age.  Obviously, if they can get her further, that is better.

Say a little prayer for their babe.  It is heart wrenching.

I’m trying to finish Rowdy’s baby book.  I’ve done it online, and need to proof it one more time before I place that order button.  It has been exhausting putting it together. 

Mexico just beat France in round 2 of games.  Talk about upset!  Le French are not le happy at le all!

OH – want to see how cute my two favorite players are??  SO CUTE!  This is Clint.  He’s a hottie!


And this is Landon.  He’s a hottie too!

Gotta love soccer!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Say it with me now…

5 more days of schooool.  5 more days  of schooooool. 


I feel like a kid counting these last couple of days down.  This year has just been REALLY long and I am OVER it.  Have I said that before?  I AM OVER IT!  All of it!

The situation here with our school system is just, how shall I put it……CRAP!  “They” are letting go of great teachers, or relocating them, because of MONEY.  Or lack there of.  Yet, we have money to hire consultants to tell us how to “fix” things… but I digress, cause I don’t want to talk about it anymore!  It really upsets me.  We lost three INCREDIBLE teachers at our school – we had 36 teachers, next year, assuming THEY don’t cut anymore, we will be down to 33.  Where do you think we will cram the kids that would have been in those 3 classes – ding ding ding.  We have a winner…into the remaining classes…PACK in more kids into already over crowded classrooms and oh yeah, that will work! 

5 more days 5 more days 5 more days.

For those of ya already out of school…..i have nothing but RASPBERRIES for you!!!!