Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
It is once again time for a "Not Me Monday" post in which I admit to all the craziness that is my life while at the same time denying it all. "Not Me Monday" is where I inform you of all the insanity of the previous week! To take part in all the goofy fun head over to MckMamma's blog to get started and to see what everyone has NOT been up to!
I did not forget to write "Not Me Monday" posts 2 weeks in a row after saying I was going to try to do these every Monday!
I did not have a fabulous time with hubby and friends on Valentine's Day and I did not get sick after trying sushi and gorging on appetizers and I certainly was not unable to eat my main course!
I did not convince my husband to wear a tie for our Valentine's date night. And it was NOT the first time I've EVER seen him in a tie! And he didn't look absolutely fabulous either! He has also not sworn he'd never wear one again, especially after seeing that he was the only male in our group in a tie (thanks Guys!!!).
My daughter has not learned that if she needs something sewn right away and it's late at night when she remembers this that Mom can't be counted on. She has not got the best dad that takes care of her sewing needs and he hasn't been doing that since she was a little girl. And her daddy didn't come through for her again when she needed to figure out a way to get a hat to stay on her head while dancing! And said hat certainly did not fall off her head at the beginning of the routine during Saturday's dance competition!
I did not tell my daughter not to breathe on me when she was sick all last week. Really, how unsympathetic would that sound anyway???
My husband did not have a blowout on a rear tire, on a motorcycle no less, recently. He did not manage to keep the bike upright and did not have such a wild ride that cars around him were getting out of the way. I was not thankful that my daughter or I were not on the bike at the time. I am not thankful and it does not put me at ease that he's a skilled rider.
My daughter does not at all enjoy the days that her daddy takes her to school. She does not enjoy showing up at the high school on the back of the bike or walking into the school carrying her helmet. Nope, not her!
I am not ready for winter to be over and summer to arrive with trips to the beach, swimming in the backyard pool, roasting hot dogs over the fire and all that summer around here entails!!!
I did not have a cancelled photo shoot Friday because a bride did not budget money for photographs of her wedding. I did not take the planned afternoon off anyway and I surely did not use the time doing much needed housework because how boring would that be to spend time off doing that???
I have not been wasting too much time lately on facebook, neglecting my blog and even my housework. Nope, not me!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
As you can see by this photo, early in the dance guess who lost her hat??!!! None other than my daughter!
After the first number the girls had quite a bit of time before their next performance. Marty, my friend Ilene, her son Boone and I roamed the halls of the host high school to check out the vendor booths and to see which t-shirts our girls wanted. We found our girls in a hallway practicing their next dance.
Ashley, Heather, the teacher Cathy, Brooke and Valerie. (Ashley, Heather and Brooke have been dancing together since 2001 and we loved that they were found practicing together and still such good friends after all this time!)
Heather and Chelsea as they performed "9 to 5"
This was a very cute number!
Congratulations on a job well done girls! The Starsteppers were Sweepstakes winners, State Champions, and were awarded the Gussie Nell Davis Award which is given to teams and individuals who recieve scores of 90 and above from every single judge in every single category.
Friday, February 20, 2009
On Wednesday, January 28 my sister Regina and her family lost their home in an electrical fire during an ice storm that swept through the midwest. This is the 2nd time their family has been devestated by fire in 3 years. I can't imagine how I'd feel in their shoes but am so thankful they have not wavered in their trust in God.
The following week my brother Davy was injured when he was cutting a tree in the aftermath of the ice storm. He said he saw the tree coming at him and he believed it was going to hit him square in the chest. He slipped on the ice and the tree fell on his leg. He was taken by helicopter to Springfield for surgery and is now recovering at home. He sounds amazing when I talk to him and is thankful to God that all that was hurt was his leg. He tells anyone who will listen that he knows Jesus was holding his hand that day.
Regina called me yesterday and told me of some of the blessings being poured upon her family this week. A family member has made a house available to them while they rebuild their own home, and they are able to live in the house rent-free the first 2 months. In addition to that when they arrived at church Wednesday night it was to a surprise shower their church family had planned for them to replace many of their belongings.
My sister in law Lis phoned me this week also and told me the teacher of her and Davy's Sunday School class had just told her the whole class will be at their house Sunday morning to have Bible Study there since they can't travel to church yet.
Here are some photos taken of the last time ALL my brothers, sisters and me were together (Christmas 2007)
Levi and Lacey walking together.
We do serve a mighty God!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Doesn't Marty look FABULOUS in a tie?!
We all gathered at Bill and Denise's house where we dropped off Heather to watch 4 of the kids while we all went out. Before leaving we all took pictures as a group (thanks Bethany!) and pictures of each couple....ahem...even David and Jason posed together for one disturbing photo all in good fun! Then we all piled into the Suburban and hit the road.
All of us at Bill and Denise's. Left to right: Susan, David, Denise, Bill, Erica, Jason, me, Marty
Bill and Denise
David and Susan
David and Jason
The sushi was pretty!
Our Sushi Chef!
Proof that Erica tried the sushi. (and we tried this thinking it really was raw fish and found out later it was not after all)
I even tried it but was very unsure at first!
David tried his sushi with chopsticks!
While we waited for a table we were entertained by such things as David and Bill playing
We asked an employee to take our photo for us and he handed the camera off to someone else but at least we got one!
David and Susan enjoying their appetizers.
Erica and Jason (apparently when taking all the photos at Bill and Denise's house the only photos I took of these two was with ERICA'S camera and not mine! I was sure I had some...till I uploaded all mine and found them missing.) :0(
I've never seen anyone crack an egg by tossing it in the air and cracking it in two with a spatula...till now! Pretty cool!
our food on fire
Our too-funny chef even had a rather creative way to put out the fire from the volcano! I'm sure my grandpa had a toy like this that pees water and that's what this chef used on our food!! But it didn't deter any one of us from eating well!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Heather and Chelsea
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Jason I hope you have a Fabulous 40th Birthday!!!