Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane

Ok, not really... but I am picking up a friend from the airport Thursday and we are driving to Kentucky together. This is the same group of ladies that I met up with in October. We normally get together once a year, but since we were waiting a year an a half for the next trip, some of us decided to have an "in between" gathering. I love this group of ladies. I have been part of the group since 2000 and they are some of my dearest friends. Of course not all of us will be there and they will be missed dearly.

This time we are heading to a cabin and will be seeing a few sights, maybe freezer paper stencling a few shirts, and then the hot tub, and maybe even hiking. Of course we will be up late, laughing and having a great time.

Now, I need to pack, make sure the family has food, have my family clean my car, and remember to get up early to pick W up at the airport.

Have an awesome day

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My mom gets carded......

My daddy turns 65 this week. My mom is 63... and they don't mind me telling you. I think they look great!! My mom was telling me that she gets carded every time that she asks for her senior discount. She even had one guy tell her "ok, well I will let you have it just this one time"..LOL I love my parents and I think they look wonderful for being grandparents of a 19, 16, 11, 10, 9 and 8 year old grandkids...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Things I have learned

at Dollywood's Splash Country:

1) Just because they make a swimsuit in your size doesn't mean you should wear it.
2)Nair for men is a great thing
3)Nair for women is even better
4)Speedos and a long sleeve swim shirt do not go together
5)Some people have no shame....
6) J and I were the only 2 people there over 18 who did not have a tattoo
7) Just because you have a tattoo doesn't mean everyone needs to see it

We had a great time. The kids and I love the water (hate the beach though). I loved waterparks as a kid, but when I became an overweight middle aged woman I didn't like them much....but you know what.. I wasn't the only overweight middle age woman there..but I was one of the few who knew better than to wear a bikini.
But we had loads of fun, got burnt (except J who is obsessive about sunscreen..maybe that is a good thing). Z even enjoyed many of the things that he thought he would hate. Z is NOT my roller coaster rider. He hates them. It kinda makes sense though. He had reflux as a baby and the baby swing was even too much for him. We will go back and may even add the season pass to our Dollywood passes.

We had a great week in Gatlinburg.. As soon as I get the pics on the computer (must find the reader first) I will post them.

Have a great day


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

So I guess an update is in order

Well, 2 days after The Cat took off, we decided the best thing for our kids was the go out and get a kitten..... seriously sometimes I don't think... But he is a cute little fur ball and full of energy. J is even smitten with him. Of course soon he won't be much of a he anymore...but here he is
He is much cuter in person and full of fluff, but if you have ever tried to hold a 9 week old kitten still...you know how hard it is to take a pic.. Now, I have to say the little boy loves the Macbook Pro. When he is ready for a nap, he climbs up in my lap and spread his little self across the keys. So, if you ever come across major typos from me you know why.

So we get this cute little frisky kitten and 2 days later who mozies on out from under the kids playhouse... yup, The Cat. Now this cat is, well, old and settled in her ways. She does not appreciate the fact that a) we replaced her so soon and b) that we did it with a MALE and c) that we did it with a kitten. It is so much fun to watch the two. He is the typical little brother. He follows her around everywhere and grabs hold of her tail when she isn't looking. Then when she hisses at him, he starts licking his paw like he did absoutly nothing wrong. The only time that she will tolerate him is when his is sprawled across the MacBook sleeping.

So we went from one cat, to none, to one, to two all in a weeks time. BTW, we named the little guy Toby. I am sure TobyMac appreciate having a cat named after him. But I have to say he is a Toby. J calls him Tobias and I call him Toby A...., because he reminds me of A when he was little. Always on the move.

We were thrilled when The Cat arrived and there was much hugging of her, much to her disdain. So for those of you who prayed that she would return... Thanks!!!

Have a wonderful day