Monday, September 21, 2009

Not happy, Precious...

Nope, not happy at all...

With blogger, that is. I have noticed my photos coming in slightly lopped on one side.

I guess I'll have to seek advice. Could it be the way it is uploading the photos from flickr?

A little help please, precious?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Birthdays, Treasure Hunts, and Missing Teeth

I have a moment to my self!!! This is huge!!!!

Okay, I've got to calm down and focus...

on birthdays. Yes, we've had TWO so far this fall:-).

You see, this is our birthday season... or it was, until we had Jonah and Judah.

They kind of threw off our groove:-). We decided to keep them anyway... they are adorable after all.

BACK to the birthdays! ... Must focus!

Gabi had a birthday...


This was Gabi's cake...she wanted dirt cake, so we took the liberty of making it "authentic"! It was a grand success, wonderfully delicious! I don't think it lasted more than two days...

Love this last one, but I am pretty sure that she would flip if she knew i posted it! So... hush, hush please!

A lot of folks have asked us what we do for birthdays 'round here and I fully intend to write a post on that very thing... soon. Really, I will.

The next birthday in our fall line up is James! Yes, he IS getting old:-).

And he doesn't read this, so I can feel free to post those kinds of things... hehehe:-).

He wanted cheese cake. I don't like cheese cake... no, that is not a typo.

I really don't like it. I don't know why... that's just the way it is.

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The kids all make something for him on his birthday. The brown construction paper around his neck is a necklace, made by Josiah. All of the kids that can write , write him a letter telling him how much they love and appreciate him. Then they put on a show for him.

This year's theme was the circus. Yes, this is why my boys are painted red:-).

It was hilarious and I got NO pictures. I was too busy laughing uncontrollably.

My mom got pictures. She was here. She got the whole thing and maybe I'll be able to share it with you later.

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But for now you'll have to be content with this and knowing that it was awesome.

Now, for James birthday he got a GPS. Please don't ask me about that thing for I am not a gadget person and would very likely steer you in the WRONG direction!

So, he has been wanting one of these for about a year. And we felt like it is something he can use in Peru. Because, you know, we are approved to go and all:-).

Okay... so now we have this GPS thing and we are taking the kids geocaching! It has been one of the funnest things we have done in a long time and the kids totally DIG it (that was for you Pappy:-).


It's like a treasure hunt.


There is NO telling what you'll find...


It promotes bonding among family members...



AND it is seriously ALWAYS an adventure, you never know where you will be going...




Or where you will find the cache...


I love adventures... :-). Adventures, with my family, outside... does it get any better?

I am now out of time... and no, I did not get to finish this post all in one sitting. Or even in one day. Perhaps next time:-).

I will also have to do a separate post on missing teeth and other things... next time.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cherokee Park

We have been to this park several times and never thought to stop at this small creek.

This day was different.

We so desperately miss the rivers we use to swim in, in Texas.

This one looked so cool and refreshing on that hot day. (I use the word "hot" loosely here in KY because really it doesn't get "HOT" here. And I'm okay with that... mostly.)

We stopped to put our feet in and before I knew it, people were slipping, falling, LAUGHING, and doing it over again... just for kicks:-).

It was fun!

Really, you should try it...

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Since Then...

I really can't believe it has been so long since I've posted ANYTHING at all!!

I think it is because school has taken up almost EVERY waking moment in my life for the past four weeks.

I love teaching our children.

I wish we had more time in the day.

I also wish there were a small fairy-type person that would do all of the cleaning while I am teaching:-).

That would make my... well, more than my day, let's just say that.