Saturday, August 4, 2007
My three sons.... You know, as I was loading these pictures, I actually took the time to read Jake's shirt. My youngest son, my baby for Pete's sake, has been walking around with a shirt that says "Your Lucky Day". It's not even like it's a new shirt either. Heck, for all I know, I probably bought the dumb thing for him. I thought it said "Lucky Charms", as in the cereal, you know? I'm really going to have to start focusing on my children a little more. Mustn't be such a bad mother. Next thing you know, one of the kids will be walking around with a bottle of tequila and a cigar, singing "Roll out the barrel".
Here's a picture of Maddy Moose and R2-D2. Isn't she perfect? The very first book I ever bought her, back when she was just a baby, was a Star Wars book that came with a little bitty R2 figure. In other words, this poor kid as been immersed in all things Star Wars for her whole entire life. Lucky kid, isn't she? : )
Here's Jake, Kaleb, Jodie and Nick waiting on Maddy and Randey. They (Maddy and Randey)wanted to go check out the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. The rest of us just wanted a coke and a rest. We definitely got the rest (those two took forever and a day going thru all the cowgirl stuff) and, finally, just as we neared the point of absolute dehydration, we got the drink, too.
And here's the family as we were leaving the museum. Loved the Star Wars exhibit, wish it hadn't all been behind glass. Guess it's best it was, though. I might have been tempted to touch the Wookies if I could have reached them. : )
Friday, August 3, 2007
First, Sandi (at http://sandimcbride.blogspot.com/). So what if she's my aunt? Doesn't mean I'm showing favoritism. Really! It doesn't! The fact is, she writes beautifully. She manages to tell you a complete story in the fewest possible words (a skill I am quite unable to master). I love reading her stuff. Mosey on over there and see what she has to say. You won't regret it.
Next is Kim (at http://scrap-to-my-lu.blogspot.com/). I'm not even sure how I found her blog. And I'm not sure how long it took for me to realize that she has two blogs. The other one can be found at http://todayscreativeblog.blogspot.com/. I enjoy them both. Kim is one of those people who can look at an old, ragged out piece of furniture and see the hidden beauty. Amazes me. Oh yeah, and she also tells a pretty good story. And she shows a great appreciation of her fellow crafters' work. (In other words, she doesn't suffer from that pesky crafter envy that I'm so famous for).
Next, I give you Gabbie (at http://www.thestampingqueen.com.au/justme/index.php). She does fantastic scrapbook work. I love how she can tell a complete story with one little ol' scrapbook page. Once you read her blog, you can just tell she's a happy, creative soul. She's very real, very straight forward and always insightful with her thoughts. She always seems to be looking ahead with excitement instead of gazing behind with regret. Gotta love that quality in a person.
Next is Heather (at http://splaneyo.blogspot.com/). I don't think I even need to explain further. Head on over to her blog and check out her cakes. I mean really. Who has that kind of talent (besides Heather)? I darn near licked my screen when I saw some of her culinary creations. Yow-za!
Last, but in no way least, is Debbie (at http://debbibaker.blogspot.com/). Gosh. Pretty, pretty stuff. Fancy, creative stuff. Beautiful, interesting stuff. Name a flowery adjective and her work will cover it. It's that nice. See for yourself.
Okay - those are my choices for the Creative Blogger Award. I hope you all visit their blogs - I know you'll agree with my choices once you do. And thank you Tea, for choosing me. It's more than a little humbling to think that anyone even reads my blog, much less likes it. It's because I told you I was in love with Elvis the Dog, isn't it? That's why you like me, huh? I'm okay with that. I am in love with Elvis. He's one good looking animal and I will continue to haunt your blog in hopes I'll catch further glimpses of him! : )
This is my daughter-in-law, Jodie. We were at the airport, seeing Nick off. Nick flew out yesterday morning, while Jodie and Maddy left yesterday evening. Don't ask. Long story. Anyway, I got out of the car and was fiddling around with the camera when I looked up and saw Jodie loaded down like a pack mule. Nick and Randey were getting the "big" bags and Jodie was handling Nick's carry-on stuff. I thought that if she had to pick up one more thing, her spine might snap (she's very tiny...Nick's carry-on stuff isn't). lol
Jodie's the one who got me into scrapbooking. Therefore, it stands to reason, she's a lot of fun to go shopping with when you're looking for scrapbooking stuff. Oh, the bags of goodies I brought home from our little shopping trips. It's almost shameful. And even though our bank account is now screaming for mercy, I still wish we could have gone more places and discovered more paper craft treasures. Then again, in the interest of responsible bill paying, maybe it's best that our shopping time wasn't any longer than what it was!
This is Nick with my dad. Dad and his wife, Wendy (and 2 of her grandsons) drove down from Oklahoma to visit with Nick, Jodie and Maddy. That was nice. Dad thinks the world of Nick and Nick idolizes my dad. I'm not sure that's healthy (if you knew my dad, you'd know what I meant...and you'd also know I'm just kidding - Dad's great - just a little too "quick-witted", shall we say).
And here's my three sons with Maddy and Sydney the Wonder Dog. I'm not sure what it is about these three, but they can't seem to stand next to each other for longer than 30 seconds without getting the urge to punch and strangle one another. Crazy. And poor Maddy frequently gets caught up in the melee'. But, truth be told, this kid can give as good as she gets so it's hard to get worried when I see her head sticking out of the middle of one of these "battles". Oh yeah, notice that they're all wearing Philly Eagles jerseys? That's Nick's doing. He loves the Eagles. So naturally, so does Jacob (on the left). Kaleb, far right, actually likes the Seahawks (his father's influence, what can I say?), but he likes to wear the jersey that Nick and Jodie bought him because the Eagles are his "2nd" favorite team. Nick and Jodie have now bought Eagles jersey's for everyone in the family except Randey. For him, they got a Seahawks jersey, of course. I guess this is the price I pay for having 3 boys. I'm forced to hear about football teams way more than I want to. And I'm also the proud owner of an Eagles jersey of my very own. Hmmm. Some boys buy their mom flowers. Some buy her perfume. Some are even crazy enough to buy her small appliances. Not my boy. No, sir. He buys his mom a football jersey. Ah well, at least he picked a team who's colors I actually like.