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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Christmas/Birthday Wish list

So, I think this would be the easiest way, for all who are concerned about what to get me, to see what I want. :) If I must think of something I guess I can. *Sigh* Hope this helps, Jon, since you drew my name this year.

Wii Fit
Heart rate/pulse/pace monitor for running
Work out clothes & good socks
Sams gift card
New computer
2nd Washer and Dryer
Washer and dryer hookup and plumbing done
Floodlight installed over my deck
Photo shop
Nikon d3x (but I guess I could settle for the d5000) LOL
Teeth whitening
Tummy Tuck
A Watch
iPod touch
Maid Service
Laundry service
Taxi Service
3-4 inch memory foam mattress topper or new mattress
Drapes for my bedroom
Shutters for my windows in bedroom
Glass around shower
Trim finished
Hole drilled in back of computer desk
Extreme home makeover
New Van
Turn me in to what not to wear
Hand held GPS
Annual Haircut
Charcoal Gray cablenit sweater from Banana Republic or LOft
Black or gray pea coat
Trip to New Orleans to help finish J&K's house
Trip to NC
Trip to TN
What the heck a Trip to Italy
I'll add more later....

I did say wish list

Monday, June 15, 2009

Funny Farm Part 2

Redneck Swimmin'

Lesson in displacement
Had to refill the barrell. Really great for moral.

High Class Swimmin'
Aunt Anita's Pool

Country Living Swimmin' Hole

Funny Farm Part 1

Some of our spring chicks

Chuck & Henny Penny

(notice hot pursuit)





Well it's been a while again. So what's new around here you ask?Let me just start back a few months. I love to be outside early in the morning, especially on a spring day. I grab my Bible and step out my bedroom door onto my wonderful deck, and I walk over to my lovely porch swing (thank you Ma). I start to sit on the cushioned seat and realize it is not clean. Apparently our 500 kittens think it's their litter box. So I pull the cushions off and sit on the swing anyway. I open my Bible and start to read. Suddenly I am accosted by those 500 kittens whose 8000 claws dig into my skin when they realize Chester the goat is climbing into my lap as well! By this point, Chester is full grown and has a nice set of horns. Needless to say, I was not going to be able to read on my swing. I ran over to the top of the picnic table to try an evade Chester's horn when I got up, forgetting that goats love to climb. So I nixxed the leisurely Bible reading I had planned and decided to check on our only hen. At this point she had been setting on Tony's work bench in the barn for a month. She quit laying eggs and started setting. Now she does not have a boyfriend ,unless you count Chuck the duck because he counts himself, so she wasn't going to hatch anything even if she was sitting on a pile of eggs. Every morning I would come out to see if she had laid an egg and she would puff up and peck at me just like she was sitting on a big bunch of eggs! I guess springtime does that to some. So, recently a friend of ours heard about our setting Hen, who by now had been setting for 3 months, and brought her 20 fertilized hatching eggs to sit on. So sweet. She's much happier now, and since hatching all of her adopted eggs has gone back to roaming around the yard and laying her daily egg. Which brings us to her new boyfriend. This same friend, whom we love dearly, told Tony he could have one of their "extra" roosters because they didn't "need" him. So, of course, Tony said, "Sure! Charis loooves animals." So she brings us the most beautiful rooster. He is the picture perfect rooster. So hen and rooster were locked up in the chicken coop to get acquainted. Chuck the duck paced around the perimeter, livid that he has been excluded. That was his girlfriend, by the way. Rooster showed us how he cock-a-doodles and the kids loved hearing it. Especially Sunny. Now we sounded like a farm. We sounded like a farm at 1:00 a.m. , 3:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., and 7:00 a.m., each alarm lasting 30 minutes in duration at 30 second intervals! I'm sure our new neighbors love us, as the chicken coop backs up to their property and my bedroom window. So hen now lays eggs again and Chuck tries to kill rooster when he gets the chance. Rooster still crows all night long. Chester has made the kid's playhouse his hangout, and ponies have driven me nuts! Chicks try to fly out of their box when we feed them. Cats sit below box just in case one succeeds. Some have. Cats happy. To be Continued.....

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Profit Increase

Did anyone see the news that McDonalds profits were up 4%?
Well it's only because we ate there 3 times over spring break.

You're welcome, Ronald.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kelley Update

So, Ive had some complaints on my lack of blogging and face booking. I tried to think of some cool stuff to write about, and nothing came to mind. I haven't sewn 100+ outfits since Christmas. I haven't run any marathons or half marathons. I wish I could do all of that. Sara amazes me with all that she gets accomplished. And then there's all the avid athletes. You guys are awesome! We haven't visited any interesting places lately either. Unless you count my mom's house. Now that's very interesting! Nope, I just do the same ole thing day after day. The standard 10 loads of laundry & watching the kids while the others are at school. And, yes, one of those kids is a goat, Leslie. His name is Chester, and he thinks I'm hi favorite when McKinley is at school. For instance, have any of you had a goat help you clean your car out. Well Chester does. I'm out there vacuuming away and her comes Chester to help. He hops in the front door and grabs some trash and comes over to the middle of the van to get right in my face to show me what he's found. I push him out the other side and he hops back in behind me. I shove him out the front and he hops back in through the back. Then he thinks it's a pushing game and starts trying to ram me in my rear when I push him back away from the car. He's so very helpful. Then when I get him out of the way I hear kittens screaming. I'm sure they
are wondering, with their still shut eyes, what kind of place they've been born into. I go to check what all the commotion is about, knowing Sunny has something to do with it. She sees me coming, and has her arms full of all 5 kittens, and knowing she's not supposed to be picking them up, panics and throws them one by one (like baseballs) back into the box! Speaking of kittens, do any of you remember when I said I needed 10 cats to kill the rats? Well we got the 2 cats last year this time. The oldest cat had kittens shortly after. We kept a boy and a stray girl wound up in our yard, So that brought the total to 3 girl cars and 1 boy. Well the girl cats have all found boyfriends. We've had one batch of 5 kittens; all but one are girls! The other two mothers look like they are due any day now. I had told the girls that we were not keeping any girl kitties unless they could pay to have them fixed. So when 4 were girls, they were very upset.

We have 4 kids playing baseball this year. Mauri is playing tee-ball. She looks like a giant on her team, because half the kids are only 3! Since when do you start tee-ball at three? They are all very cute though. Madelyn is playing pitching machine. She's pretty good. It's a little more fun to watch than tee-ball. There are a bunch of little rascals on her team though. :) Brandon is in the minor league. He plays pitcher and 2ND base. He's very fun to watch. McKinley could have started playing middle school softball, but she wanted to play one more year in the little league? She pitches and plays 3rd base. She'll be a good little baller. Needless to say we seem to live at the ball park. Thankfully, someone had the wonderful idea to start all the games at 6:00 on the school nights, so we're not there till midnight. One thing good about 4 kids playing ball at the same time is that you don't need to worry about seats. We just keep making the circle. Tony and I split up and divide babies and keep an eye on all the fields. You can usually see 2 kids from one spot if you stand between the 2 fields. Last time McKinley and Madelyn were up to bat at the same time. The pitches we're not at the same time, though. So it was like watching a tennis match.

Oh, we had another student of the month! Mauri was chosen as the elementary school student of the month! This means that all the girls have made it in the same school year! Brandon is feeling the pressure. Actually, I really don't think he cares. Except that he would like to get checked out for the Kiwanis luncheon and get all the loot.

Have any of you left things at my mom's house? Have you ever seen them again? Well I left my camera, so hence the lack of new pictures on this blog. McKinley came back from my mom's with a pretty new pair of teva flip flops. She said NeNe said she could have them because she didn't know whose they were. McKinley made the comment afterwards that she thought that's probably what happened to her camouflage jacket. These are McKinley's words as she plays out a scene between NeNe and whoever...." Oh, you don't have a jacket.... here's a nice camo jacket...I don't know whose it is.....just keep it." So if anyone left some Rainbow colored Teva flip flops at my mom's house....they're McKinley's now, and not near as new looking. They fit me rather nicely too.

So, is this enough news for y'all? Oh, Brandon and I are going to Jamaica for Jake's wedding. We applied for his passport this week. He thought that was awesome. He looks like he's stoned in his picture. Judah, could you give Brandon some picture taking pointers, or maybe Jake? LOL

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

This month


Everyone helps

Mauri likes this one

Brady measures his

Brandon wanted a tall tree, but it won't fit in our little house

Sunny loves to dress up

So to catch everyone up on our goings on, here are some pictures of the past month.

I surprised Tony for his birthday and took him to dinner. Then we went bowling. The surprise was that some friends met us.

We went to cut our tree again this year, which was very fun. Sunny loved all of her girly chritmas gifts.