Tuesday, June 17, 2008


...found this tonight as I was checking out photobooth! Yikes! What little monsters have Mick and I created?

Friday, June 13, 2008

weekly somethings

  • organizing for Cancun
  • tennis
  • VBS and SAF
  • piano lessons 
  • confirming boarder for dogs
  • TS party
  • received BH KOTM School Days kits (-kindergarten pages-grr)
  • paying bills
  • laundry
  • dry cleaning
  • housecleaning
  • staining shutters and window boxes-wrong color yet AGAIN!
  • browsing through my latest editions of SS and CK mags
  • wii fittin' it!
  • about impaled my eyeball with the handle of my tennis racket as I fell playing Wed. and racket bounced off the clay court and ricocheted back into my face. Nice contusion on my orbital rim...thank you very much...feeling grateful God designed such a great facial feature though. One inch lower and it would've been bad news and much more pain and discomfort.
  • played 6.5 hours of tennis and walked/ran nearly over 12 miles in the process! (No wonder my feet ached! LOL)
  • gearing up for a weekend of Father's Day fun at the lake-Mick is already enjoying his new tennis racket and sporting his new clay court shoes. Stud!

I'm crossing my fingers

so...Big Gma visited recently and was kind enough to watch the boys so Mick and I could go play some tennis. Everything went well...or so we thought...until I was tousling Boo's golden blonde locks at church Sunday morning and came to the frightening, stomach sickening realization that someone had chopped a large chunk of bottle-it-up-for-me blonde locks out of his surfer dude cut!! In a startling rendition of Ellen DeGeneres' "Wh-aATTTT" I quickly said, "Oh, no you did' uhnt!!!? Let's suffice to say the ride home from church was less than pleasant as Mick and I interrogated the boys to find out...


I was right in my thinking that the litle Boomeister helped himself to gum and got it tangled in his hair (even though I had caught him in the past playing with gum and told him never to do that b/c it could get stuck in his hair-ummm...yeah....). He eventually confessed he had cut it himself with the big orange scissors. We were upset that neither of them bothered to tell Big Gma or us so that we could try to remove it with peanut butter or ice. So...they have lost all non educational computer privileges and TV for three weeks. Grrr...I know..I know... in the grand scheme of things....it will grow back-hopefully blonde...

I'm crossing my fingers.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Cub Scout Day Camp and Vacation Summer Arts

...all began today. A full day of fun and running around. Finally got a chance to backup some recent pics and here's a few from the past few weeks of activities + visitors:

Much ado...

much busyness...frenetic pace for all of us as the end of the school year passed and we quickly transitioned into not-so-lazy-days-of-summertime schedule. Ethan graduated Kindergarten and Ian rolled over into the double digits last week with his first slumber party. I kept the number of guests to three and that turned out to work quite well. Pinata, smores at the fire pit, ice cream cake, Guitar Hero and much Wii play. I actually think we may have a go again at it next year as the boys did very well with volume control and behavior. Good kids. (That always helps). My DF "Liz from Tampa" as the boys affectionately refer to her as, flew in for the weekend. It was her first time to our part of the country since our wedding in '05. It was so great to have her see how we live...critters and all! We took her down to Big Gma's cabin, complete with ticks and tarantulas (yes we found one near our deck while she was there) and flood level lakes. She was a good sport and thankfully, despite the critters, she may return one day! LOL It was so, SO good to reconnect with her. Telephone calls and letters just don't cut it compared to across the kitchen table conversations.

I FINALLY got the lens for my camera that I have been lusting over for more than a year! Have only gotten to play with it a bit, but hope to play more soon. Big Gma is visiting now and oh...Mimi and Papa were here to visit for Memorial Day weekend. So now you know why I have posted in a while. Lots of visiting. All good.