Sorry I haven't been keeping everyone up to date with our fabulously exciting life lately. Last week was the final week of summer school for Blake and I. We both had a ridiculous amount of work to do PLUS I was making a powerpoint for boy scouts for a salesmanship merit badge class for tomorrow night. I still have a research paper that is due tonight and we have already started another term! AHHH Anywhoo promise for some much better content at a later date.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
How is it that in our world, people who hurt animals receive more harsh a sentence than someone who beats a human being? Michael Vick did some really horrible things, but Chris Brown beat the tar out of a woman! Sometimes I really don't understand justice.
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Monday, August 24, 2009
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
My football playing eldest child most certainly did not decide instead of telling mom that he needs new cleats that he would borrow from the charity bucket.
Bryce absolutely did not look at me and tell me that boogers taste good as he was picking his nose.
Steven did not tell me what a great day he had only to learn he has d-hall for playing around.
He also did not conveniently forget the write slip for above said d hall.
Bryce surely does not have to be bribed anytime we go to a store that has a cart. He always sits so quietly and calmly while we attempt to grocery shop.
I know that I did not find the unrated version of American Pie in Steven's DVD player. He always knows what types of movies he should watch.
Bryce did not scream this morning, Mommy I want out my bed, I no sick no more! He surely can't be that cute!
My recently potty trained toddler does not have a fear of public toilets, which leads to many problems whenever out. He also does not seem to care if he goes in the grass in public.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009
She looks just like her daddy and is just gorgeous! I cannot wait to get back to the hospital to see her some more!
Please pray for their family as they begin such a new, wonderful chapter of their life. I would also ask that you pray for a high school friend's family also. Melissa rode the bus, carpooled, and cheered with me and her aunt was one of the victims on the Lockerbie plane. The person convicted was just released from prison yesterday because he has prostate cancer. I do not understand how they could release him. Please keep their families in your prayers as well, as they deal with this all over again!
On another note: We start football games tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited! Steven will receive his number assignment today and then they have their jamboree tomorrow. My plan today is to get out the good ol' markers and start making some spirit signs for him! I am so excited, can you tell! Go Black Bears!
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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Monday, August 17, 2009
I don't think that I have ever been more ready for the rain from the almost hurricane to come! It is August in the south which means only about one thing: HEAT! Now there is a difference from being hot and living in the humid south during August. It is so miserable that it makes nothing outside enjoyable. PLUS, to top it off we have a wasp infestation taking over our backyard. I will think to myself (never out loud) let's take the boys outside and then I go towards the door and open the curtain and what do I see??? A MILLION WASPS EVERYWHERE! I am talking they are hovering the ground and waiting for some idiot to walk outside. There was one even munching on some unlucky bug right in front of the back door! So, we have been chillin in the house and trying to find fun things for our weekends.
This weekend was a little different because months ago, I was suckered into a sales deal. I have a heart for salesmen who have to make blind calls on people. This guy came to our work and he had a braves packet. You would get 4 free tickets and 8 BOGO's. This was not a bad deal because you choose where you want to sit starting terrace level and going up. The terrace is shaded he said and great for the kids and are really good seats! Steven has never seen the Braves and I haven't been since before the Olympics changed everything so I bought it. You had to send off to get seats, it was really quick had the tickets in one week! We decided after Steven started school would be a great time so that we may have a mini vacay in a weekend. We loaded up on Saturday and headed to Atlanta. My BIL works for a hotel so we were able to take advantage of his room rate at a hotel within walking distance to the stadium. I shouldn't complain but the hotel had really poor service this time. We had stayed there about 2 years ago and they were fabulous and didn't think anything would have changed. Well let me tell you I knew it was going to be bad when we checked in and she said that I had reserved smoking! WE DO NOT SMOKE and everyone knows that for non smokers that a smoking room is awful! I told her that there was no way of this because I have the children and would never book a room with the kids in smoking. Being a forgetful person I had left the reservations on my kitchen table so I had no proof and they were all booked so there was not much else to do! Then you have to have a card from the hotel you work at and we left that in the car so Blake had to go get that. Then we get in the room which
STANK and I can't understand why they even allow smoking in hotel rooms was very spacious but I had requested a pullout for Steven and it wasn't there either. This is not a huge deal but I hate to have a bed and him sleep in the floor. Next, I had Steven call before we left for the game for extra pillows. We get back, no pillows. He calls down and asks again. 2 Hours later, no pillows. Being an almost teen (which means that he is grown up, DUH) he went to the front desk because we were ready for bed and they told him that they would bring them right up. So about an hour later we passed out and I had given my pillow to Steven. I still had one but it was the smallest one and I think it was mainly decoration! Being that it was an employee rate I did not want to fuss too much but still simple customer service people! We gave them more than enough time (8 hours+) but whatever be thankful for what I do have.
The ballgame was H O T! Whoever schedules a ball game at 4pm in the South should
be shot rethink the scheduling. When the sun was behind the clouds everything was great! We ate strawberry lemonade things, did the tomahawk chop, Bryce clapped and squealed with delight, Steven intensely watched the game, and we had a grand ol' time! However, when the sun graced us with its presence poor Bryce was miserable, which led to me being miserable, which made everything miserable. I took Bryce for walks and to the kids section so Blake and Steven could watch the game. We had great seats, right down the first base line and could see everything wonderfully! We did leave in the 8th inning because it was so hot and there were no more clouds. The Braves did win and it was a great ballgame. They came back in the bottom of the ninth with two runs to beat the Phillies!
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Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Steven has had a rough week.
mom made him clean his room.
Should be simple
one would think
until a trophy
fell on his head
not some cheap trophy
but the nice one with the marble bottom.
He's fine, until the blood comes
and then I hear,
"oh i'm bleeding ALOT!"
that's when he turned white
and being mom i knew
we had to hide the blood
or we may have another accident.
applied some pressure
and he is fine
it's just a 1 inch gash
that the ER would just glue.
had a football meeting
budgets have been cut
they need money
bryce was wonderful and behaved
while we learned how much football players eat.
put down more information and
have to hurry because it is scout meeting night
go get the shovel, AHHHH
here he comes holding his hand
he's not crying but i know he wanted to
stung by a wasp
those stupid things.
i hate them and do they have a purpose?
might have to look that up.
how's a boy supposed to start a new year
with all these ailments already.
he's off to a rough start
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Monday, August 10, 2009
Today Steven started 7th Grade! I cannot believe how big my baby is! Bryce is starting a new school year also. Here are my beautiful boys before we left this morning. They look good in green don't they!? I am so happy we will have a routine again! Football being added to the schedule may be better than we thought! Now Steven will have no choice but to do homework when Blake and I are home so hopefully he can't get away with anything. Check out his little pose! We are trying to get rid of all the tshirts he wears to school and be a little bit more fashionable.
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Friday, August 7, 2009
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
On a happier note: Molly (the young teen in the boating accident) is doing much better than expected. Please keep the prayers coming. She is off the ventilator and was hungry and talking to her parents. I do not know her personally however, I do know her step mother. This will be a very long road for them so please remember them in your prayers.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
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