Monday, September 27, 2010


Surprise Trish!!! We got you!!!!!!. We celebrated her 50th bday with a huge surprise party.
It was not easy getting her there. She wasn't playing along, but after many phone calls and help from Papaw, she showed up on time and surprised.

Here is a picture of the siblings that were there. They stopped messing around long enough to get this photo taken. Ok, technically Jeannette (far right) is not a sibling, but she has been with Steve longer then some siblings have been around, so we consider her a sibling.!!!
Thanks to Mimi and Papaw for opening up there house to the 40 crazy people that were there Saturday night. We had a blast.

Monday, September 20, 2010

crazy sightings over Canton

This was the sky outside our windows on Saturday morning about 9:30am. So freaky.
20 minutes earlier it was warm and sunny. These clouds brought some lovely rain with them.
Looks like a crazy movie or something

Friday, September 17, 2010

kinda sad

I was returning something to my favorite store, as I was walking in, I saw a sign.
How can this be., it is my go to, when I need a new....... something, they always have it.
They have my favorite jeans, I have 4 pairs from there. I know my size will always fit.

I mean we have the usual stores, the TARGET, KOHLS, JcPenney stuff, but then I dont really want to look like everybody else.
So they said the chain isnt closing, just the one here in Canton.
the closest other stores are 30 min away, I guess I will be ordering online
Now I only have until Friday to use my in store credit
what a bummer :(

Monday, September 13, 2010

13 Years

13 years, that is how long I have been married to the most wonderful man.
We had a wonderful anniversary, not doing much, drop off at a bday party, lunch at subway...alone
stopped by the local Pandora store for some new charms Luv him
then my sweet friend said "Subway does not cut it for your anniversary. Drop your kids off, they are staying for dinner. You and John go out!"
Umm...ok, you dont have to tell me twice. I wonderful bottle of wine, great food and the anniversary was lovely. Can't wait for next year.
1-4-3 John

Friday, September 10, 2010

EHEW, so gross

So, I am all about recycling.
Living here in Michigan, if you buy bottles or cans of drinks, you pay a deposit, to get it back, you have to return them to a bottle room at the grocery.
The smell of this room is stale beer, trash, and well, just gross.
So after 15 people at hour house this weekend, we had a huge recycle bag. I had put it off long enough. I loaded up today. I could barely get the bag out of the trash can.
We were out of rubber gloves at home.....maybe there will be one at the store?
I got thru 100 bottles, I could do no more, there was so much trash and food in the bag, i couldn't take it.
Apparently, not everyone had seen the big sign my daughter had made on the the trash can that said RECYCLE. It was to disgusting. Ahhhh, no rubber gloves at the store.
So, for the 20 bottles that didn't get recycled... well to bad. I will go without a diet coke one afternoon, I am not reaching any further in that bag.
But I am going to go buy some rubber gloves for next time.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

first day of school

My tradtitional first day of school picture in front of the house. With my little tiny camera , it is so hard to tell Whits eyes are closed with her glasses on.

You can tell in this photo, she is all about the fashion these days. Sorry I cut off the shoes, they are super cute though.

Lucas who does not really care for school, and numerous times has said "Why do we have school?" and that he doesn't want to go to school, came home yesterday and said , on his own, "he had a great day at school". I can't remember ever hearing those words come out of his mouth.
The angels were singing I tell ya.

What to do when the kids go back to school

go back to bed after you drop them off
finally tackle refinishing my daughters dresser
wipe out the inside of all the cabinets
read a book
finish my bible study homework
have lunch with a friend or two

NOT listen to the Disney channel all day on the tv

sing Sugarland songs at the top of my lungs, even if I don't know the words
read my favorite blog
switch out summer clothes for the Fall clothes
hmmm..... where to start???!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More from Labor Day Weekend

We had lots of family come visit us this weekend.

Lonnie was hilarious as usual this weekend. Playing cornhole, racing Whit and lucas on the bounce house, or sitting by the campfire.

We got a bounce house for the kids...and some big kids. This is Addison jumping with Aunt Marcy.

This is my niece lindsey, LUV her!!!

Who knows what Whit is doing here, being her goofy little self.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I love these two pics from Labor Day weekend. Lucas is hard to catch with a real smile and Whitney doesnt have her glasses which makes her look so different.

Friday, September 3, 2010

open house
flag football practice
15 family members visiting for the weekend
my husband out of town all week
calgon, take me away!!!