Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Well I realized I shouldn't be doing it when I accidently honked at the person in front of me. (Oooooops)
Actually, I was swapping out a picture. I had the layout finished, except one of the pictures that I printed on stinky paper at home got scratched. So I went to Sam's Club and got it developed again. It is such a nicer quality paper than what I have at home. Anyway, at a stop light I decided to put adhesive on the back of my picture and put it on the layout. Yep- I guess I pressed a little too hard on the horn. The guy looked back and I put my hands up in the air and said, "SORRY". Am I a dingbat or what?
Anyway, this layout is my first design team layout. WHAT? Yes, you saw that right. Scrappin' Memories asked me to be on their design team. Is that cool or what? So here it is what do you think? After getting home I realized that in the original 5x7 picture I had cut off a little to the left taking off some of that red and green. I'll probably fix it when I get it back or go to the store next.
And after Dana gets to the store...I'll tell you what they got in. :)
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
In my sleepy stuper, in the middle of the night, I slightly opened my eyes and thought that there was a SNAKE coming close to my face. I jumped up so fast and knocked my machine off the bed side table on to the floor. If it really was a snake it would have either bit me as soon as I moved or had been stunned and stricken down by this crazy woman's fury trying to get away from it.
Can you see me flailing my arms, gasping for air and fighting a hose attached to a machine?
Greg got up to help me, and all I could say was "Sorry, I thought it was a snake."
Thank goodness the machine still works.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Well today is a VERY special day!!! Today is Greg and my 13th anniversary. I'm very blessed to have a wonderful husband!
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Yesterday we went to St. Augustine Beach. It was so nice. The kids had such a great time playing in the sand and running away from the water. We will probably go back tomorrow.
Today we went to The Kennedy Space Center. That was really interesting, but I felt like we were rushed through the whole thing. We didn't get to see everything. I would have liked to walk through the space shuttle. But the kids had fun and we even found some plastic planets in the gift shop for Austin to play with. He was going nuts! He did this cute little dance. He has been carrying Saturn around everywhere.
We also went by Aunt Kiki's (Greg's sister) store to see her and where she works. It was nice to get things at half price. I wish I could have gotten Easter presents there, but the end of the month is coming upon us and we are quickly running out of money.
I am so tired and I better get to bed. I hope all is going well with all of you.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Austin has found a new friend. This is Stormy. Austin is smitten! The other day I asked him what he was doing and he said he was playing hide and seek with Ashley and Stormy. So he finds Stormy first and then he says, "Come on lets find Ashley." I said, "OK I'm coming" He said, "I was talking to Stormy."
He wants a cat so bad. It almost makes me want to get one, but not quite.
We went to Disney yesterday. It was loads of fun! It was extremely hard at the end of the day when they all fell asleep and we had to hold them and try to get them to the car. Greg held 2 of them and every now and then one would just lean backwards. Some people standing in line with us for the tram would help every now and then. When we got close to the tram and then couldn't get on- another couple said, "Here take our spot." We were so thankful! We lost Austin's shoe along the way. We got the kids in the car and Greg went back to look for it. I flagged down a security person and she went and picked him up and they found the shoe together. We got back to the house at 2:00 AM. AY! AY! AY! I was trying to keep Greg awake by talking to him, but I was falling asleep after each word. He kept slapping himself in the face- he really had me worried, but we got home safely.
Today we went to the St. Augustine beach. OH IT is SO beautiful here! WOW! The kids played in the sand and ran into the cold water and then ran away from it.
Tomorrow we are going to Kennedy Space Center. I've never been there. I am looking forward to it.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Tomorrow we are going to Disney World Magic Kingdom for the day. It'll take a little over 2 hours to get there.
Today- Greg took the kids out on a canoe ride in the river behind his parents house. Actually, none of them liked it, but they sure looked cute. Then Greg and his sister took the canoe out further. They saw a great big snake and then they saw 2 dolphins. Neither one of them had a camera on them. At first Greg got a little nervous when he saw the fins -- for a few short moments he thought they were really close to some sharks. YIKES!
Then we took all the cousins to Picture People to get a picture. We got a couple good shots. Then we went to Chuck E Cheese. The kids went wild but had a great time. While my MIL, SIL, all the 7 of the kiddos and me took the kids to Chuck E Cheese, Greg and his Dad went to hear N.T. Wright speak at Flagler College. Greg was so tired when he got back, we barely talked. I did get out of him that today was one of the best days of his life.
I've been taking pictures, but I haven't loaded my pictures to my inlaws computer. I don't know that I will, so I'll put pictures on here when we get back to Nashville.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
I am SO proud of Austin!
I was making some flash cards for the kids. Mainly for Ashley b/c she has a hard time with rhyming. I want to show her how the rhyming words have the same ending. As I was making them Austin came in the room and started reading all the cards. He read over 200 of them on Thursday night. So I decided to start making the words more difficult. He would get frustrated on some of them and say, don't tell me and he would work them out.
He would sound them out like this: "t...rrr... when 2 vowels go a walkin' the first one does the talkin'...ay...tray"
He even sounded out the words, cheat and wheat and lunch and wish.
I was so excited, I told Austin that I was so proud of him. And he said, "I'm so proud of myself!" How precious is that? I bought him a train tonight, because I thought this was a big deal and deserved a reward!
In the car Mason started irritating Austin by calling him a genius (over and over again). Mason really likes to push his buttons and take it too far. I told Austin that what Mason was saying was a really good and nice thing to say and that he should tell him thank you. He thanked him and Mason continued. So Austin said, "I KNOW...you just don't need to say it anymore."
Today- I couldn't keep up with Austin! He was actually driving me crazy! I know it is a good problem to have, but that much talking was making me insane! He was talking non-stop and asking all kinds of questions that I had no idea about. He found a picture of the solar system and he told Greg and me that it scared him, because he is afraid that the Earth will bump into the sun or that Jupiter will bump into Earth. He wanted me to find a better picture and then he started asking all kinds of questions. I mean questions like why do we only know about these planets? Or Why is Jupiter so big? Does anyone live on these other planets? Why doesn't anyone live on these planets? Can you tell me about what is past Pluto? Can we talk about why these planets are cold? and on and on and on....nonstop.
Hey Gayle---Was Greg like this?
I admit it...I turned on the TV so I could get a break, but I just knew he would be around the corner in no time telling me that it isn't good to watch TV all the time. (He's done that!) He did come around the corner giving me possibly a 7 minute break and started in again. Can we look up trains? Can you believe I finally got a break when I took them to Chuck E Cheese tonight?
Anyway, I'm exausted. I've been getting tired earlier. Obviously- I've stayed up late yet again to write on my blog. Goodnight!
Friday, March 09, 2007
The kids were quite hungry and tired, so it was time to take them to eat. They had ran and ran all over the grounds laughing and exploring. As we were leaving, Austin said, "I never want to come back to this place again.".Look at his face. Does that face look like he didn't enjoy himself? He's doing a little happy dance on the cellar door.
I'm glad we went!