Monday, February 16, 2009

Channeling Your Inner Elton!

My niece and nephew channel their inner Elton John! I love it!!
Rock on!! You wear it well!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

What a great Morning. A lovey morning with the menfolk. The boys lavished me with Chocolate and a glitter bouncy ball. OH MY GOSH I love the glitter bouncy ball! It has hearts inside and lots of glitter. I also got handmade cards...I'll talk about those more in a minute.
Jacob received the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. He loves reading these.
Nathan received an Alvin and the Chimpmunks Valentines DVD. He was so funny when I gave it to him. He said "OH BOY! It's always what I wanted. (pause) What is it?" LOL OH that kid!
Brent received two long sleeve thermal shirts. He was VERY happy. He's been wanting a couple more of these.
It was a great morning indeed.
The cards were handmade. The best!! According to the back of Jacob's and the barcode, the card is worth 10 dollars. WOW expensive card.

Nathan and Brent worked on their card together. You have to click to see a larger view, but according to the card (an excuse my language here, I try to keep the blog clean) I am a lucky bastard!!! :o) Apparently this card is worth over $500 bucks!! Wow! I hope your day is grand and you have someone that is your "Everything".

Monday, February 09, 2009

Old Days, Good Times I Remember....

Jacob, flying in our front yard back in Kentucky.
Brent, the boys and I on a beach in Rhode Island on Nathan's first birthday.
Brent and Jacob rock it out in our basement back in Louisville.
The boys at Newport Aquarium (Nathan about 1, Jacob about 4)

Thanks Chicago for the title.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

In the Sticks.

Mom and Dad went down to Grayson Co. Kentucky yesterday to our little second home. It's just a trailer, but the memories from there are probably in the millions!!! As some of you know, Kentucky was hit with a bad ice store and the area where my family is was not spared. Some of my family just got their power back yesterday. Mom said that her and dad worked for 5 hours straight and hauled 8 loads of sticks/branches to the back of the lot. Mom and dad have over 5 acres of land that they inherited from my mother's parents. The surrounding lots of land belong to other family members who also inherited the land or bought it off other family. On a funny note: Lacey hopes to inherit this land from Mom and Dad. She LOVES it down there!!
It's good to know that the power is slowly coming back to the family and they are all still doing OK.
Dad and one of the many loads of branches.

Front yard with all the limbs and branches down.
More of the front yard. There aren't as many trees in the back of the lot.
More of the front yard.
I love this front yard. Many things have happened in this front yard.
Volley ball games, family reunions, blow up swimming pools, my kids and Scott's riding around on a Little Tykes Hummer/Jeep for HOURS, Scott and I riding on the lawn mower for hours (we didn't have a Jeep or Hummer!), playing Frisbee, football, hayrides with friends.
Man that yard has had some fun!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Happy Groundhogs Day

Well I don't know about the official ground hog, but my little knitted guy saw his shadow. He was NOT happy. Happy Groundhogs Day!

Pattern: Godfrey the Groundhog