Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Middle finger of grammar
Origin:From the post, "Being afraid to use our gifts."
Definition:When you're tired of putting satan "on notice" and you really want to make him mad, it's best to lowercase his name which, in some circles, is known as the middle finger of grammar. OK, it's only known in the SCL (Stuff Christians Like) circle, but ours is a perfectly fine circle indeed.
Example: "Yeah, I know satan should be capitalized, but what can I say, I'm a big fan of the middle finger of grammar."
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Monday, May 25, 2009
The perfect weekend picture!
Jagger saw Yogi and just threw his stick down and ran to hug him. So cute!
Every night at 6pm, and in the morning at 10am, they have the lowering/raising of the flag. The first night we went and James was chosen to help lower the flag and then hold it while it was folded. He did a great job and never let the flag touch the ground (which apparently is a huge no-no...who knew?!).
They have a balloon guy that comes out at certain times and makes hats and animals for the children. Jagger was the only one who was patient enough to wait in line for 30 minutes and got a cool fish on the end of a fishing pole for his patience. It's Monday and it still hasn't popped...I'm dreading that tearfest!
Doing the camp thing and roasting some marshmallows for smores..yummy!! I think they have gotten better as I've gotten older!
I was in charge of the fire and was tired of looking for twigs to start the fire...so I just dragged a whole branch over and ripped the twigs off myself. Jimmy thought I was crazy.
This is the tent we all slept in. Not very big but free...Jim's mother gave it to us! It is perfect for our family with the size that we are but we will grow out of it pretty quickly. We're looking into a pop-up now. If you have one or know someone that does and you are looking to sell...let us know!!
We were waiting in line for the Wagon Ride with Yogi when I took this picture of Jagger sitting on my feet. He looks adorable....my dirty pants however, pretty gross!
Wagon Ride with Yogi.
Daddy lovins on the Wagon Ride.
The kids had a blast putting their knees and elbows on this contraption and then sliding down. It looks like James is about to eat it...but he actually has a plan!
Kaylee and James loved to be pushed by daddy on the tire. It made me and Jagger want to puke just looking at them!
I told you...I was the firewoman!!
He could sell the Oscar Meyer Wieners with this cute picture!
Well, except this first one. There is a parking spot and then you get to walk up on this ridge and look down. This is about 12000 ft elevation here. Obviously you aren't looking over at a 12000 ft drop but it's still way further than I would ever want to fall!
This is only about a 15 ft drop here.
This is right beside where we parked our car. I love how they have photo ops every two miles...you just pull over and they have the perfect boulder/ledge/sign for you to take your picture on/with/beside.
I was way too scared on this ledge thingy so I sat on the edge and told my husband to hold on to my kids for dear life so I could take the picture. Aren't they adorable?!
This is a little creek that we found in a spot called the Hidden Valley. Much more my style...I LOVE the word valley!!
The kids wanted to touch the water and see how cold it was. Crazy cold for the end of May! The kids thought that was kind of neat though.
Then we did a bit of scenic driving, still in the Rockies, and ran into this herd (?) of elk. They were right off the side of the road. Amazing!
And a waterfall we found called Fall River. We found a campsite right beside the Falls and they let us drive around in it. Very rustic and beautiful. Tents only...and no hookups or showers. That just might be our next getaway!
I love that these boys love each other so much. Brothers are so special!
Each teacher received a $5 Starbucks card, a candle in a glass jar, a pure and natural hand soap and a destresser hand lotion.
My children colored each of their teacher's gift bags by themselves and then we just added the pink tissue paper. So cute with their added touch. I hoped the teachers loved the bags as much as I did! haha
We were very blessed with all of our teachers this year and I can't say enough about how they made our transition to Colorado so much easier than it could have been. I am so thankful for the teachers we had and I'm already praying for teachers for next year!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I love this picture because you can see all of her chunky little rolls. Such a darling...she looks like a perfect little cherub!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Kaylee getting some shade.
Jagger enjoying some Scooby Doo snacks.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I am so thankful for the close relationship that I have with my family in Canada. They make sure to include me in everything and I am forever grateful to them for that!
I am thankful for a wonderful in-law family. They love me to pieces and I love them just as much!
My husband is the best. Yes, he has his faults...but he is better than most! I can't imagine going on this journey of life without him. He is my everything!
I am thankful for my relationship with God. He is my foundation and through Him I have so much hope and that makes life so much sweeter.
My Kaylee drives me insane with her mood swings but I can't get enough of her. I am thankful for the good moments in between the moods and thankful that she is comfortable enough and feels loved enough that she can have her moods with us.
I am thankful for my James' laugh and smile.
I am thankful for Jagger's sweet touches.
I am so thankful and so in awe of the wonderful new friendships that God is growing in my garden of friends. How precious they are to me!
I am thankful for long phone conversations with my forever friends.
I am thankful for this house and all that it is filled with. Especially the love and laughter that echo off the walls.
I am thankful for our church that I am learning so much through. And so very thankful for the bible study/girl nights that I get to be a part of every week.
I am truly humbled and honored with all that God has placed in my life. My biggest prayer is that I will never take any of it for granted.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Children should not ever be taught how to speak!
While having a mature conversation about our changing bodies...
Mom: Are there other kids in your class that are growing boobies?
Kaylee: Yes. "N" has big boobies...like you...but hers are higher up.
Point and case!
Monday, May 11, 2009
I did not give up my favorite drink, Coke, for Lent and then completely splurge every day since Easter. I absolutely have not gained 5 pounds in my splurgence. That could not possibly be me. I am the epitome of diet and exercise!
I absolutely did not go dumpster diving in the recycling bin so that I could find more coupons. There is no way that I am that addicted to the grocery game. I have no idea whose bottom that is hanging out of a dumpster that my husband has in a picture on his cell phone. All I know for sure is that it could not be me!
I did not punish my son and tell him that he could not play his DS for the rest of the day only to give it to him 30 minutes later to keep him quiet while I volunteered in my daughter’s classroom. I am much too disciplined for that kind of nonsense. No way did I cave that quickly!
There is no way that my son did not win a date with his teacher at his Spring Fling’s silent auction because of me. I mean, he had saved up his birthday money and had been looking forward to this for weeks. It is impossible that I got so caught up on bidding for a game basket that I forgot to check his bidding and he got outbid in the LAST MINUTE! Nope, I’m a devoted mom to my children’s wants and I would never let that happen.
My house alarm absolutely did not go off at 3 in the morning when my husband was not home. I did not barricade my children and myself into my room and have the police come check out my house only to find out that a Diet Coke exploded in the downstairs fridge and set off the glass break. It’s impossible for an exploded Diet Coke to create that much drama. That must have been one of my bad dreams.
It is impossible that the above mentioned Diet Coke exploded because my son was playing with the temperature dial AGAIN. My children always listen the first time I tell them anything, so somebody else’s rotten child must have done it. Not mine!
Somebody has absolutely hijacked my blog because those things may have happened to someone...but it certainly was NOT ME!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
My mother-in-law is very special to me. I will always be so grateful to her just for giving me that gorgeous man in the picture with her. He is my everything! But there is so much more to Mom than that. Mom, I love you for loving me just like I was born to you. I love you for caring so much about me and this family that your son and I have been blessed with. You have such a generous heart and have been most generous with your love. I am so blessed to have you in my life and to be able to call you my friend. I treasure the small moments that we've found over the years to have by ourselves and to grow our relationship. You are the best mother-in-law that a girl could ask for! xo