Saturday, July 4, 2009

Drive By Shopping

Just had to say I'm cracking up! I have had a Yard Sale the last 2 days. I guess on the second day it just doesn't look as good cause I have had about 5 people slow down pull over and then drive off! Not looking too good today!

Lumber Adventure

I know---haven't blogged forever. Seems like the days are just flying by and I have been keeping very busy.
Thought last nights events deserved to be blogged about. Jeff and I went to Lowe's to get some lumber to build Jaida a playhouse. As I was helping him load it on the cart(we had 3 of those big cart things) I was asking if this was going to fit on the truck--he said yes no problem. When we left with like 50 2x4's and wood siding and about 15 sheets of OSB the people in the truck behind us were actually pointing and laughing!ha Jeff decided we better go through the country instead of the interstate. So as we were coming up the big hill we noticed that things were sliding off a bit. He stopped and tried to push it back on but couldn't. He was looking for something to back into when I noticed it was really falling off. It was dragging the ground by that time. So we had to dump the WHOLE load on the ground in the middle of the road. We lost another 6 boards as we were coming into Frankfort. It only took us about 2 hrs. to get home from Lafayette! Too bad we didn't have a camera crew behind us--we could have made some money on Funniest Home Videos. I guess those short bed trucks just aren't made to haul lumber!
I'll keep everyone posted on the playhouse progress. Jaida says this is going to be the best month of her life!ha New playhouse and going on a weekend vacation next week!
Hope everyone is still alive and well and hopefully I will be taking some pictures in the near future!
Happy 4th!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jordan's headboard

We finally got Jordan's headboard finished. I looks really nice in his room.

Easter Baskets

Jordan didn't really want his picture taken---I guess that is obvious!HA I didn't realize his eyes were crossed until I uploaded his picture.

Easter 2009

Long overdue Easter pictures. Had dinner at Mom and Dad's and did the annual easter egg hunt! Everyone had a good time.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Friday Fun!

Just thought I'd share a few GRRS from Fri. Got home on Wed. and just worked around here (as little as possible) on Thursday trying to get laundry done etc. Friday Jaida ran out to ride her bike and came running back in. She said her bikes were gone and the neighbor boys said a police took them and gave them to another little girl???? So, with our history lately of stolen bikes I ran outside and looked everywhere. She was positive that she had put them in the garage before we left on vacation. The neighbor kids said they got them out(jolly!) and rode them 2 yards down and left them. So, I go over to the boys that were playig ball and ask them if they knew anything about it. They said with big eyes--yes, the lady that lives here called the police(because she is grouchy they said)and they came and took the bikes!grrrrrrr!!!! So, I called the police station. They say--yes, we have the bikes do you know the serial numbers???? hahahahahhaha that is soooo hilarious! Me---know serial numbers???? I don't tend to be that organized about things like that! The lady said we don't give them back unless you can give us serial numbers. I guess you are supposed to register your bike at the police station? Anyway with a little pleading they allowed us to get the bikes back as long as we paid $2 per bike to register them when we picked them up. Ah--at least that saved me some money!
On to the next bit of excitement for the day. Jaida was playing like the sink upstairs was a hot tub for her barbies. Only problem was she turned the sink on and started doing other things. I'm in the kitchen and all of a sudden there is water running out of the light. I run upstairs to get it turned off and in the meantime Jalen tries to help by getting EVERY pan out of the cabinet to "catch" the water. So, now not only do I have a mess but I have to wash all the pans!ha Came down and had to take the cover off the light----ha! Got drenched doing that! Kids thought it was funny though! That was our excitement for the day!
That was my weekend---how was yours??

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Just thought I'd share a few things from our trip. We left at 12:30 yesterday. We were in a rush as usual trying to get everything packed up etc. Jordan was the last to get in the van. He climbs to the back seat and sits-----on the glass cylinder vase that Janae had insisted we keep from the wedding reception! You know the one with the real gold fish that were on the tables.ha! The gold fish that I DID NOT want to bring home but Janae could not bare to think what would happen to them so I gave in and let her!:) Jalen pipes up and says---Jordan hope you don't get glass in your patoot!ha Anyway we had to go sweep it out since it was shattered. We then went to Sonic which has become a new favorite for the kids. Then it was on to the 6 hr. trip to Lexington.
Jeff has business meetings here so we are kind of on our own. The kids had fun in the game room here at the hotel and then I took them to chilis. You would have thought they hadn't eaten in years. They loved the food. When I suggested we go there Jaida was sure she didn't like it. Since she likes everything I wondered why she thought that. Later on she told me she thought all they had was yucky chili!ha
So, now it is past noon and I'm trying my hardest to get them alllll motivated to get up and get moving so we can go get lunch. Jaida has already claimed the left over quesadillas from chilis. She thought that sounded way better than McDonalds! Smart girl!
One more day and we will be heading home. I think I'm ready for a little space. I told the kids that when we get home we are all going to move into the family room. They didn't think that was a good idea!;)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Monday!

So, I have been a horrible blogger lately! I just don't have it in me right now. We are getting ready to go to South Carolina for our nephew Brent's wedding so I thought I would post something before we leave.
First I need to brag on all the kids at FCA. They went to ACE convention for the first time and came away with alot of awards. I know my kids had a blast. Jordan wrote a radio program and he and 3 or 4 other students took 1st place in that. Janae got 4th place in clay sculpture. They got some other stuff too.
Jeff and I went to see them on Thurs. Thought I'd share our fun on the way home for those of you who aren't on facebook. We left Muncie and before we got out of town Jeff got pulled over for speeding. He was going 45 in a 30. He got a verbal warning and we were on our way. We were probably 40 min. down the road when out of nowhere there were blue flashing lights once again. This time he was going 67 in a 55. Even though Jeff really didn't see the humor in it---I did!hahaahahaha I mean what are the chances. He was even trying to be careful. He didn't see the police but had just slowed down to 60 because he realized we were going too fast. Only problem was the guy had already clocked him. Once again he got a verbal warning!
Well, now I just have several fun things lined up to do before we leave on Wed. You know like, cleaning, packing, paying bills, working, getting people lined up to take care of pets, cleaning out the fridge, doing laundry...need I go on??? So, I guess I better get off of here and get busy!
Have a good week everyone!!!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"The Babies" turn 16!!!!

We had a surprise 16th birthday party for Jordan and Janae. We had around 55 or 60 people there. They had a great time. I wasn't able to take the pictures so Jeff did:)!(I think he needs a few lessons-ha)